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SANTA CLARA – After a full week of practice following the 49ers’ humbling loss to the Seattle Seahawks, left tackle Joe Staley is optimistic things will begin to turn around for the 49ers’ offense.
The 49ers’ offense has been lackluster for most of the season. But he said it took a loss with the offense scoring a season-low three points to the 49ers’ heated rivalty to instill a sense of urgency.
“I don’t think it was different, as far as identifying (what’s wrong),” Staley said. “I think we’re always trying to identify every week what we’re not doing well, what we are doing well.
“The previous three weeks we weren’t playing well, we were winning, so the heightened sense of urgency to get things fixed maybe wasn’t there. After a loss, that urgency and where we’re at in the season right now with these four games coming up, it’s definitely there. And everybody’s very focused.”
The 49ers may need four wins to close out the season to make the playoffs for the fourth time in Jim Harbaugh’s four seasons. The 49ers have to get rolling Sunday against the Raiders.
“Not making any excuses for past performances, but we’re trying to move on as well,” Staley said. “We’ve had a really solid week of practice and got some things corrected that we saw in the last few games and where we needed to improve, and we really addressed those this week. I think we have a solid game plan going forward in this game, and I anticipate having success.”