Written by ESPN 1320's resident "49ers Homer", Andy Hawk
Remember when we were talking about the Niners starting really slow because of the lockout? How a new coach and new system would have San Francisco starting slow, but in a weak division with constant improvement, winning the division at 8-8 would be a hopeful possibility? That seems so far away now, after a 45 point win and being undefeated on the road while taking out the 5-0 Lions. Coming off the bye with a favorable schedule everything has changed in just under two months. Now, Niner fans are already looking ahead and are expecting a 12-4 season. Kind of scary right? Boo!
While I have been preaching how much better this team is than the sports world has given them credit for, I have to be honest and say that even I, your Niner homer, is surprised at the 5-1 record. 5-1 with the schedule they have played can’t be understated. Being this excited about San Francisco is the real deal as playoffs will happen this year. As a fan you can now look forward to winning, a feeling for Niner fans that has been gone for almost a decade.
The Browns come to San Francisco this week with the 27th best offense in the NFL. The 49ers have the fourth best defense and the best run defense. Harbaugh has them very motivated, as they need to prove to all the doubters that these six weeks are not a fluke. No let down or trap game this week. Join me in catching the 49ers go 6-1 on ESPN 1320, Sunday afternoon!