After a couple ugly losses and three ugly wins, the game everyone circled on the calendar as the divisional showdown between the 49ers and the Seahawks, instead turns out to be a battle for their playoff lives.
Seattle seems to be coming around from their Super Bowl hangover, but they went and stole the dysfunctional locker room moniker for the Niners by going through their own brand of hysteria. Gone is Percy Harvin, and freshly emerged is the animosity between Marshawn Lynch and the Seahawk front office and coaching staff.
Whatever. I’ve lost all sense of knowing what this Niner team is and what it can do. The new weapons of Stevie Wonder and Brandon Lloyd in the passing game are but distant memories as 90% of the passes now go through Boldin and Crabs with the occasional dropped passes by VD. The run game is a hit and miss deal now. The oft injured defense is soldiering on undaunted. And the play calling remains a mystery.
I have no expectations.