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Jeff Howe says the 49ers are ‘as good as anybody’ in the NFL

Nov 27, 2023, 3:40 PM | Updated: 3:41 pm

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The Athletic’s Jeff Howe joined The Drive Guys on Monday to talk about quarterback Brock Purdy and the San Francisco 49ers, where they stand entering Week 13 and how they matchup with the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday. Plus, can the 49ers beat anyone at any time?

All that and more on The Drive Guys.

“Brock Purdy and company sort of got a lot of heat [during the three-game skid], at least on a national scale, but their defense forced him to almost play a perfect game and when he wasn’t able to do it, I think the spotlight kind of focuses on the quarterback and I think it’s fair to an extent,” Jeff Howe said on the show Monday. “But when they’re a more balanced team, they’re as good as anybody in the league.”

Topics discussed include:

  • Are the 49ers back to their early season form?
  • Is Brock Purdy more than the system around him?
  • Is Kyle Shanahan’s offense user-friendly?
  • Does Shanahan hide Purdy’s lapses on offense?
  • Jeff previews the 49ers-Eagles game this weekend
  • Is Philadelphia winning all these close games a good or bad thing?
  • Can the Eagles win a game with their defense?
  • Who needs a win more: The 49ers or Eagles?

Click here to watch and listen to the full interview with Jeff Howe.

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