How about those San Francisco 49ers? After a disappointing 2008 campaign that showed some promises of hope, it looks like this Niners team is ready to deliver on that hope in 2009.
Coach Mike Singletary seems to have masterminded what is quickly becoming one of the better defensive units in pro football today. Led by Patrick Willis, the 49ers defense has held its competition to just 26 total points in each of the team’s first two games.
The more impressive of the two victories was San Francisco’s week one win over the Arizona Cardinals, in Arizona of all places. A 20-16 win shut down the defending NFC ufabetดีมั้ย champions, surprising many football fans around the country.
Efficient play from Frank Gore at running back, coupled with a great defensive presence thus far, has largely been responsible for this resurgence. Ironically, the team looks like it’s better off without 1st round draft pick Michael Crabtree, the wide receiver so many expected to change the face of this franchise.
Crabtree refused to play after becoming unhappy with the contract that another rookie wide receiver had been offered with the Raiders, and it looked as if the state of the 49ers was in disarray entering the season.
After that win at Arizona and another impressive win in week 2 against the visiting Seattle Seahawks, things are looking up for the San Francisco 49ers, and they’re surprisingly leading the NFC West division after two weeks of football.