The San Francisco 49ers drop another game bringing their record to 0-5 on the season.
The 49ers are under a new regime with new Head Coach Kyle Shanahan at the helm to go along with new General Manager John Lynch.
Despite the new faces and new system, San Francisco is still losing. After five weeks of the NFL the Niners are winless–one of three teams without a W in the league.
What’s more crushing for San Francisco is not merely the losses but how they’re losing.
Week 5 marks the fourth-straight week the Niners have lost by just three points.
The team’s defense is holding their own, headed by young guys still learning the game, but the offense is struggling mightily.
San Francisco is 25th in offense in the NFL averaging 297.8 yards per game and 16.5 ppg while being 18/30 on third downs.
For the past two weeks the Niners have lost in OT, which means they’re fighting but haven’t figured out how to finish games.
Shanahan has to discover a way to get his offense rolling. Coming from the Atlanta Falcons Super Bowl team as the offensive coordinator, the expectations for San Francisco’s offense were high.
However, considering the Niners draft choices, it’s clear they’re focusing on defense. From the looks of things so far, the defensive focus is working but now it’s San Francisco’s offense that needs attention.