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Peter Schrager on 49ers: ‘I don’t think they’re a fluke’

Sep 30, 2019 at 8:46 AM--

The San Francisco 49ers woke up Monday morning as one of just three remaining undefeated teams and the only squad in the NFC without a blemish on its record. That's not to say that the 49ers don't have their doubters. There is still a lot to prove, but at 3-0, you have to give credit where credit is due.

Peter Schrager of "Good Morning Football" thinks the 49ers might be for real and isn't buying that the team is a fluke. If the playoffs started today, which Schrager points out that they do not, in case you were confused by that, then San Francisco would be the No. 1 seed in the NFC.

"I don't think they're a fluke," Schrager said on-air. "I think the 49ers are really good up front, they've got a great defensive line, and their offense is starting to gel."

Schrager likes what he has seen from the defense during the 49ers' three wins, noting the five first-round picks (Buckner, Armstead, Thomas, Ford, Bosa) along the defensive line.

"Richard Sherman is playing back at an All-Pro level, and the linebacker play has been excellent," Schrager continued. "The Niners defense can hang, and if the Garoppolo offense gets going a little bit more, they'll be relevant."

Kyle Brandt asked Schrager if he likes the 49ers quarterback, Jimmy Garoppolo.

"I do like the quarterback," Schrager responded before taking a look forward. "Look at their next few games: home on Monday night against the Browns. That's a winnable game. Then they travel to a Rams team that I have questions about after yesterday. Then Redskins, Panthers without Cam (Newton), and then Cardinals with Kyler Murray, who haven't won yet.

"If the 49ers keep on stacking these Ws, they're no fluke. They can do it. Now look, it's a tall task to say out of nowhere after not being in the playoffs for so many years, they're going to be the team, but they're the only unbeaten team still in that NFC, and it's a loaded conference."

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