February 27, 2021



Kurtenbach: What we learned in the 49ers’ puzzling loss to the Bills

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It’s going to take a special kind of run and a whole lot of luck for the 49ers to make the playoffs this year.

Technically, it can happen, but the despondence displayed by the Niners players and head coach Kyle Shanahan after Monday night’s loss to the Bills told the real story: It might not be officially over, but the miracle run is highly unlikely.

Still, there are lessons to be learned from this whooping that can inform the remainder of the season.

Here are my key takeaways from Monday night’s loss: