Shanahan's funny reason for liking night games at Levi's


The 49ers are preparing for their biggest game of the season so far. A Week 3 matchup against reigning NFL MVP Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers on Sunday night certainly will attract an energetic crowd. 

The 49ers' home has been an electric atmosphere under the lights in recent years. Coach Kyle Shanahan has a theory as to why. 

"I always like the guys sleeping in a little bit, especially myself too," Shanahan said of primetime games at Levi's Stadium. "When you have a night game on the west coast, it's (5 p.m.) or something so it doesn't seem as late as (east coast games). I think it always helps the guys, and the more rowdy the fans are the better. Usually the longer they have to play cornhole and tailgate and all that stuff, it's usually better for us."

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Simply put, Shanahan says: "Party on, Faithful." 

The 49ers are 2-0, but neither of the first two games exactly was a walk in the park. They've been put to the test, especially last week against the Philadelphia Eagles. 

If Shanahan's 49ers are to beat the Packers and improve to 3-0, it'll take a strong performance on the field and plenty of energy from the fans in the stands. 

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