It’s time 49ers fans. Barring quite a few unrealistic scenarios, this will be the last time the San Francisco 49ers fans don the red and gold inside Candlestick Park for a football game. On paper, it’s a rather anticlimactic matchup against the Atlanta Falcons to close down an iconic sports stadium.
But, as the story has been well written, anything can happen in the NFL.
The 49ers are the better team. There is no mystery in stating that. From top to bottom, the 49ers have a more talented roster, and they currently have more to play for than just self pride. In this matchup, I think there is one firm standing essential for the Niners to succeed.
The San Francisco 49ers need to devise a game plan that lessens the impact of the loss of Bruce Miller. Placing Bruce Miller on IR is beyond big news for the 49ers. Behind Colin Kaepernick, Bruce Miller may have been the most important member of 49ers offense. As a reliable outlet for Kap in the passing game, the main man paving the way for Frank Gore, and also an effective special teams player, Miller is leaving big shoes to fill.
In the end, what needs to happen for a 5th consecutive victory for the 49ers is a continued Jim Harbaughesque type focus. As Hall of Fame Coach Bill Parcells consistently stated “you are what your record says you are.” The 49ers (10-4) and the Falcons (4-10) are mirrored opposites of each other.