The 49ers couldn’t have gone into their bye week in much worse shape. They were banged up and struggling with three consecutive losses after a 5-0 start. To make matters worse, they had similar issues in all three defeats with their run game struggling and their defense failing to affect the quarterback and get key stops.
A week off should help kickstart a turnaround, and history is on their side in a quest to regain the form they had to start the year.
Under head coach Kyle Shanahan the 49ers have almost always been better after the bye than before, accumulating a 16-30 record (.347 winning percentage) before the break, and a 36-16 record (.692 winning percentage) after it.
Here’s how they’ve looked before and after the bye week in each season under Shanahan:undefined