Simms says 49ers still have playoff chances after Eagles loss originally appeared on NBC Sports Bayarea
NBC Sports' Chris Simms doesn't believe so.
"No, it didn't severely hinder it," Simms told NBC Sports Bay Area's Grant Liffmann. "Now, does it put them in a really tough spot to win the division with the way the Seattle Seahawks are already playing and everything?
"Yeah, they're gonna have some work to do there."
The 49ers have dealt with a plethora of injuries and are just 2-2 headed into their Week 5 matchup with the Miami Dolphins. On the other hand, the Seattle Seahawks are a perfect 4-0 and quarterback Russell Wilson is playing like the NFL MVP thus far.
There is an extra playoff team starting this season, and Simms believes the 49ers' chances of making it to the postseason still are very much alive.
"I'm not panicked as far as still being a playoff team," Simms said.
Simms admitted he was "shocked" by the 49ers' loss to the Eagles, especially how ugly it was. Quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo could return from a high ankle sprain just in time this week, though, which would be a big boost for San Francisco's offense. The offense also now features a healthy, fearsome trio of George Kittle, Deebo Samuel and Brandon Aiyuk.
The 49ers have to win this week. Following their game against the Dolphins, they begin an extremely tough stretch of games that features the Los Angeles Rams, New England Patriots, Seattle Seahawks, Green Bay Packers, New Orleans Saints and Buffalo Bills.
It's too soon to count the 49ers out, but it all starts with taking care of business against the Dolphins this Sunday.