The 49ers have returned from their bye week determined to show the entire NFL that they are a legitimate threat to win the Vince Lombardi trophy.
The Chicago Bears, Denver Broncos, and Atlanta Falcons were among the teams that the 49ers lost to when they were 3-4 at one point during the 2022 NFL season. However, they have since rebounded, and their talent is evident on both sides of the football.
NFL analyst for ESPN Troy Aikman is rooting for the 49ers this year. Given that Kyle Shanahan is their coach, he stayed with the team even when they were performing below.500.
Aikman admitted to SportsCenter host Scott Van Pelt that he has been a huge 49ers fan throughout the entire season and for the past few years. “And Kyle Shanahan is a major factor in that, too.
They play a brand of football that is unusual in the league, to put it simply. It has a vintage look. Knowing Kyle’s history with his father and playing football, I’m not surprised, but they’re physically aggressive.
According to Aikman, the 49ers’ use of a physical style of play can set them apart from other teams in the league because few of them are accustomed to playing that kind of opposition.
Aikman continued, “There aren’t many padded practices during the week in a league today where there’s so much emphasis on player safety and little contact. “They engage in the game in the same manner that I did. So, if they aren’t used to seeing it, not many teams can match that.”
When the New Orleans Saints visit Levi’s Stadium on Sunday, the 49ers will try to win their fourth straight game