The San Francisco 49ers will ride their hot start to the 2023 season into a Week 2 showdown against the Los Angeles Rams on the road. Quarterback Brock Purdy has his work cut out for him against Matthew Stafford and company.

Meanwhile, Purdy is busy dealing with the consequences of his friendly wager with George Kittle, the team's star tight end and one of his top targets in an explosive passing game. Spirits are high for the 49ers heading into the game.

Christian McCaffery shared his thoughts on ‘having the time of his life' with the 49ers. Defensive lineman and recently paid superstar Nick Bosa shared his thoughts on 49ers fans' plans to take over SoFi Stadium on Sunday.

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On Thursday, Purdy strode to the podium showing off the unfortunate results of betting on his alma mater the Iowa State Cyclones, against Kittle's alma mater the Iowa Hawkeyes this past Saturday. Purdy lost the bet in a hilarious way that had fans on Twitter talking afterward.

“That's clearly Nick Bosa,” one fan said while sharing a picture of the figure's legs, in joking fashion.

“I figured this rivalry was coming eventually,” another fan said with three laughing emojis at the end of his message.

Another fan simply posted a picture of Kittle catching a touchdown pass in a game during his playing days with the Hawkeyes.

One game into the 2023 season, Kittle has just 3 catches for 19 yards, suggesting that the athletic, hulking former Hawkeye and current 49ers star has a big game in him against the Jaguars.