SANTA CLARA — As Nick Bosa started to walk out of the locker room after the 49ers' loss to the Baltimore Ravens on Monday night, the All-Pro defensive end turned around, seemingly forgetting something.
“If you guys write about something, write about it,” Bosa told the media who had just interviewed him. “Write about believers. They were as loud all the way to the end of the match as they were at the beginning. “They were amazing.”
The 49ers Faithful has been present and very loud, regardless of the circumstances or location during the 2023 NFL season. After four turnovers in the first three quarters of San Francisco's loss on Christmas, many fans stayed at Levi's Stadium until the bitter end. The NFL Defensive Player of the Year took notice.
On Sunday, the faithful will once again make their presence known, this time on the road. According to ticket marketplace Vivid Seats, 49ers fans will make up 42 percent of the crowd at FedExField in Week 17 to see their team take on Washington's leaders.
Since coach Kyle Shanahan and general manager John Lynch took over the organizational reins in 2017, 49ers fans across the country have found their way to various NFL stadiums to watch their team play.
Not only do they arrive early to see the players warming up, getting autographs and taking photos — they're loud.
Even in hostile venues like Lincoln Financial Stadium in Philadelphia, fans showed up to support the 49ers. Often times, traveling 49ers fans are so numerous and loud that you can hear their cheers on the broadcast while you're far away.
While Sunday's game at Washington may not be the big clash that the 49ers-Ravens game has been billed as, expect to see a good amount of red and gold on the field. Bosa would certainly expect no less.
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