For the first time in 2019 the San Francisco 49ers fell short. The Seattle Seahawks were able to outlast the 49ers in overtime by a score of 27-24 on "Monday Night Football."
As the team looks to bounce back from their first loss of the season, here's where members of the media have placed the 49ers heading into Week 11:
Dan Hanzus, NFL.com: 1 (Last Week: 1)
"The worst thing about being on the wrong end of a Monday night classic? You know it will be resurfaced repeatedly on telecasts until the end of time. The 49ers lost their first game of the season in crushing fashion: at home, in primetime, to a division rival, in the last second of overtime. If poor Chase McLaughlin makes his final kick, the 49ers are 9-0 and we're all talking about their bottomless well of resolve. Suddenly the Niners are in a dogfight with the Seahawks in the NFC West. San Francisco needs to get healthy on the offensive side of the ball: With George Kittle (knee/ankle) sidelined and Emmanuel Sanders (ribs) knocked out of the game early, Jimmy Garoppolo was left with a dearth of trustworthy options ... and it showed. The 49ers still feel like the best team in the NFL through 10 weeks, but the Seahawks showed us the gap is minimal."
NFL Staff, Bleacher Report: 1 (Last Week: 1)
"There are a couple of caveats that come with the first loss of the season by the San Francisco 49ers—caveats that help explain why they're still our No. 1 team despite the defeat.
For starters, San Francisco played this game without its top two weapons in the passing game. Tight end George Kittle watched from a suite, while wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders left early with a rib injury.
Also, it's not like the 49ers were trounced. Against a talented and battle-tested Seattle team led by an MVP front-runner in Russell Wilson, San Francisco was in it all the way. Were kicker Robbie Gould healthy, it's possible the game would have ended differently. Instead, rookie free-agent addition Chase McLaughlin missed a potential game-winner in overtime."
NFL Nation Staff, ESPN.com: 2 (Last Week: 1)
"The 49ers have put themselves in position not only to win the NFC West but also to nail down home-field advantage throughout the playoffs. The Niners also have a big one against Green Bay two weeks before this, but that one is at Levi's® Stadium. The Saints game will go a long way in determining the Niners playoff position and offer an idea of how they stack up against another top team in the conference."
Frank Schwab, Yahoo Sports: 2 (Last Week: 2)
"You can't dock the 49ers too much. They were an overtime field goal away from being 9-0, and a rookie fill-in missed. Had their regular kicker, Robbie Gould, not been out with an injury, they'd probably still be undefeated. These things happen in the NFL."
Vinnie Iyer, Sporting News: 2 (Last Week: 1)
"The 49ers went into Monday night's game against the Seahawks looking for a signature win to begin the second half of their schedule. They didn't get it, losing in overtime, which caused them to slip a little. Between their defense, running game and now Jimmy Garoppolo, they still are for real as a threat to win it all."
The MMQB Staff, Sports Illustrated: 3 (Last Week: 1)
"The 49ers needed to be the only undefeated team left in the NFL to take over that top spot in the power rankings. Now that they have one in the L column, courtesy of the Seahawks on "Monday Night Football", down they go in the rankings"
Nate Davis, USA Today Sports: 3 (Last Week: 2)
"Gut-wrenching way to suffer the season's first defeat, but don't forget San Francisco didn't get help from injured George Kittle or (mostly) Emmanuel Sanders."
Pete Prisco, CBS Sports: 3 (Last Week: 1)
"They didn't play well on offense against the Seahawks, but it's just one game. They still lead the division and the NFC."
Lindsay Jones, The Athletic: 4 (Last Week: 1)
"The 49ers unbeaten streak was fun while it lasted. And, man, what a way for it to end, in a game neither San Francisco nor Seattle deserved to lose. It's hard to be too down on the 49ers, when a rookie kicker, a last-minute fill-in for the injured Robbie Gould, shanked an attempt at a winner in overtime, but injuries are once again a concern, this time to receiver Emmanuel Sanders and defensive tackle D.J. Jones."