Good teams can beat you wherever, and whenever.
Playing 10 a.m. Pacific Time games has long been the bane of West Coast teams when they play back East, but the 49ers have little regard for that right now.
According to Mike Sando of ESPN.com, a win Sunday against the Vikings would be six in a row for the 49ers under Jim Harbaugh in games that start when they’d normally be having brunch.
That’s the longest streak by a team in the Mountain or Pacific time zones since the Raiders won six in a row in 1999 and 2000.
While many teams out there on the other side of the U.S. have had poor records when playing the early game, it mostly has to do with them being poor teams. Pre-Harbaugh, the 49ers had won two of their previous 11, and were 7-27 under Mike Nolan and Mike Singletary (.206) in games that kick off before noon, their time. While that’s awful, the team was 37-59 over that span overall (.385), so you can’t blame it all on circadian rhythms.