The 49ers absolutely shouldn’t lose the NFC Championship Game to the Detroit Lions.

 

The 49ers are seven-point favorites, and frankly that’s generous for Detroit. If the 49ers play their best, they should cover that

spread at home against a team that doesn’t play particularly well outdoors.

But the 49ers haven’t played their best since early December when they eviscerated the Eagles in Philadelphia. They just won a playoff game during which they got outplayed and outcoached for almost three quarters. And a month ago they lost to the Ravens while committing five turnovers.

The 49ers absolutely shouldn’t lose the NFC Championship Game to the Detroit Lions.

The 49ers are seven-point favorites, and frankly that’s generous for Detroit. If the 49ers play their best, they should cover that spread at home against a team that doesn’t play particularly well outdoors.

But the 49ers haven’t played their best since early December when they eviscerated the Eagles in Philadelphia. They just won a playoff game during which they got outplayed and outcoached for almost three quarters. And a month ago they lost to the Ravens while committing five turnovers.

If Shanahan loses to the Lions, people will begin to question how good of a coach he truly is.

Brock Purdy also has a troubling pattern of throwing interceptable passes in crucial games. Plus he has been forcing the ball downfield rather than checking down the past two months because he wants to prove he’s a gunslinger. If he ignores the checkdows against the Lions and throws picks while trying to be a hero and the 49ers lose, people will question if he truly is a franchise quarterback.

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