The San Francisco 49ers are back to their early-season form ahead of their most important stretch of the regular season. With Brock Purdy’s flawless performance, big plays from Brandon Aiyuk, and a solid defensive showing, the 49ers clinched a 27-14 victory over Tampa Bay on Sunday. This win marks their second consecutive convincing victory following a three-game losing streak.
To secure the No. 1 seed in the NFC, the 49ers must be in top form soon. The team begins a challenging three-game stretch with an upcoming game against division rival Seattle on Thursday night, followed by matches against defending NFC champion Philadelphia and the Seahawks at home.
San Francisco is entering this stretch resembling the team that won their first five games, rather than the one that lost three straight before a bye week. Purdy’s remarkable improvement has been a significant difference, as he threw five interceptions during the losing streak but has been nearly flawless in the last two games.
Purdy went 40 for 51 for 629 yards with six touchdowns, no interceptions, and a 157.3 passer rating in the past two games. His fantastic performance has led to the best rating ever over a two-start span.
The 49ers’ downfield passes and Purdy’s productivity beyond dink and dunk have been impressive. Despite the team allowing a big punt return in the fourth quarter, their defensive performance has been commendable.
Rookie safety Ja’Ayir Brown played a crucial role, breaking up a critical pass and intercepting another throw in the end zone during the game.
Despite some red zone struggles, the 49ers will look to continue their recent success as they prepare to face Seattle. They aim to extend their winning streak against the Seahawks, having secured victories in all three games against them last season.