Playing in Arizona Gives 49ers Unexpected Advantage

By David Hayes
San Francisco 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan shares a key detail on why living away from home might give his team an unexpected advantage.
San Francisco 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan shares a key detail on why living away from home might give his team an unexpected advantage. / Abbie Parr/Getty Images
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In a surprising turning events this past week, Santa Clara County officials announced that all contact sports were banned for the next three weeks, sending the San Francisco 49ers reeling to find a new temporary home for the next three weeks of the NFL season.

They recently landed on the Renaissance hotel near the Cardinals' practice facility inside the greater Phoenix area in Glendale, Arizona. While many presume this be a massive disadvantage for an NFL franchise unable to play in its own stadium for the time being, 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan has already found a silver lining.

Shanahan is a well-known film fiend, and you have to take him on his word here that he probably will be able to pick thing or two extra from a little more time to grind through film while away from home.

However, even with extra analysis for each week's game plans in the film room, battling back into the playoff picture under the current conditions on this team between the temporary move and key injuries across the roster is going to tough.

The 49ers will host their first Arizona game on Monday night against the Buffalo Bills. FanDuel Sportsbook has the Niners as slight 1-point favorites.


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David Hayes is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, David Hayes also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username DavidWHayes. While the strategies and player selections recommended in his articles are his personal views, he may deploy different strategies and player selections when entering contests with his personal account. The views expressed in their articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel.

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