49ers Gunning for Big Second Half

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The Schedule is Favorable

Oct 19, 2014; Denver, CO, USA; San Francisco 49ers tight end

Derek Carrier

(46) and punter

Andy Lee

(4) watch as the field goal attempt of kicker

Phil Dawson

(9) goes wide in the first quarter against the Denver Broncos at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. Mandatory Credit: Chris Humphreys-USA TODAY Sports

None of the 49ers’ next seven opponents have winning records, a breath of fresh air after a challenging first half.

Over their first seven games, the 49ers encountered some of the league’s best. The combined winning percentage of their past seven opponents is .673; Four of them have just one loss. Winning is hard on any Sunday, but doing so against upper-echelon talent on a weekly basis is even harder.

Also, the 49ers have just one trip East this season: A November 16th showdown with the New York Football Giants.

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Following that game, the Niners play four of their last six games at home, with the only two ‘away games’ taking place in Seattle and Oakland – that’s roughly 815 miles of travel over the final six weeks of the season. The 49ers will be a rested and driven team that is capable of a late-season push.

As you can see, softer times lie ahead for this sleeping giant.