On Sunday, the 49ers pulled off a surprising upset of the Atlanta Falcons. Almost immediately, talk of "turning the season around" began...with some going so far as to say that Blaine Gabbert could lead the 49ers to wildcard berth.
Not so fast, kids. The 49ers played a complete game, and actually demonstrated that they can play football...but this team has a long way to go before they become a bona fide playoff contender. That stated, there were some positive takeaways from Week 9 worth talking about.
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This week, we'll break down what we saw against Atlanta...and which 49ers rose above the rest:
As always, we've also included our take on this weekend's games...including the upcoming battle between Arizona and Seattle...which will dramatically affect the balance of power in the NFC West:
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