The San Francisco 49ers may have lost last week to the Seattle Seahawks, but it wasn’t because of the defense. Look for that side of the ball to dominate.
On Monday Night Football in Week 10, the San Francisco 49ers became the last team in the NFL to succumb to defeat this season. They lost in overtime at home to their division rival in the Seattle Seahawks in what was the best game of the 2019 NFL season up to this point. Though San Francisco lost, it wasn’t because of its defense. That side of the ball continues to play great.
The Fantasy Footballers agree. The 49ers pretty much kept in check Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson, who might be the frontrunner for NFL MVP this season. What did the 49ers in more than anything was not getting a big play out of quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo when his team needed him the most.
So expect the 49ers defense to continue to dominate as it has for most of the season on Sunday. Even though it is a short week for San Francisco, the 49ers will face another division rival in the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday afternoon, a team that San Francisco played for the first time this season on the road in Glendale on Halloween night on Thursday Night Football.
So why do we think that the 49ers defense will dominate the Cardinals on Sunday afternoon? Well, the 49ers have to be mad about losing their first game of the season last week. They know what to expect vs. Arizona in this one. They handled Kyler Murray and the Cardinals offense two weeks ago, so they already have a blueprint to succeed.
Overall, the 49ers have one of the very best defenses in football and one that you can print money with on your fantasy team. Usually, you’re lucky to have a defense that will achieve the standard 10 points you’re given at the start of a game. With San Francisco, you can expect its defense to score in the high-teens just about every week with its ability to get after the quarterback.
This San Francisco defense is also adept at forcing turnovers, as is the case with most championship defenses. Look for the pass rush to make life difficult for Murray and the Cardinals offense. It’ll be a big reason why the 49ers win on Sunday.