Sunday in Kansas City, the team took all the positive momentum from their three-point loss to the Saints Monday night and flushed it down the toilet as the team lost to the Chiefs 31-10.
“I never would have imagined it, never would have given it a thought,” linebacker Takeo Spikes said about the teams 0-3 start. “I truly believe this is a team of destiny but we are what we are right now.”
The Chiefs run game dominated the 49ers, as Jamaal Charles rushed for 97 yards on 12 carries, and partner in the backfield Thomas Jones had 95 yards on 19 carries.
Then there was Chiefs QB Matt Cassel, throwing three TD’s and going 16 for 27 for 250 yards. The 49ers offense also was inept, as Alex Smith followed up his solid outing Monday night by going 23-for-42 for 232 yards with a pick and a TD.
“It is stunning because we have a lot of talent on both sides of the ball, especially on offense,” Pro Bowl tight end Vernon Davis said. “We have speed, we have guys that love to get after it. But like I said, we need an answer.”
That answer had better come quick, as right now the Niners look a lot more like a 4-12 or 5-11 team than a team that is going to play football in January.
The Niners will look for their first win next week when they play the Falcons, a team that beat the champion Saints Sunday 27-24.