4. San Francisco 49ers (Play Monday Night)
After watching their season quickly go downhill last season when Jimmy Garoppolo suffered a torn ACL, the San Francisco 49ers are finally playing like the team most football fans expected to see a year ago.
Since it’s only the beginning of October, the 49ers obviously have a long way to go when it comes to making sure they can be a serious contender throughout the 2019 season, but the first month of action made it seem like San Francisco is legit.
Continuing to be one of the remaining undefeated teams is beyond impressive for the 49ers, but the team faces another difficult test on Monday with the Cleveland Browns coming to town.
While Garoppolo’s play will be one of the key factors in this one, whether San Francisco has what it takes to improve to 4-0 could come down to the play on the defensive side of the football.
The 49ers’ defense has surprisingly played well so far in 2019, but the offense of the Browns could end up being their toughest challenge to date.
With Baker Mayfield having weapons such as Odell Beckham Jr. and Nick Chubb to work with, San Francisco will have their hands full on the defensive side of the football.
But if they can figure out a way to limit Mayfield and the rest of Cleveland’s offense as much as possible, 4-0 seems possible for San Francisco.