Road Warriors

In one of the weirder weeks of pro football, 11 out of a possible 15 road teams won their games last weekend. I don’t know if that’s ever happened before, but it sure seems like a pretty rare occurrence. Sure, you expect New England over the Bills (but even that was very close, even with Matt Hot Tub Barkley manning the controls [side note: HUGE kudos to Frank Gore for eclipsing the 15,000 yard mark by cranking out a 39 yard run]), Seattle over AZ, and the Bolts over the Fish, but TB over the Rams? 55-50? Browns over the Ravens? 40-25?

Weird shit. 2 of the better defenses, Ravens and Rams, gave up 95 points. Which matters to us because we play both of them. But before we look ahead to the Rams, we have our Monday Night matchup with the Factory of Sadness. Like the Pittsburgh game earlier, this isn’t really a trap game, but it is a game that has a lot of baggage attached to it.

Monday night. Holding up as one of the unbeatens. All this league-wide exposure. Playing a fairly confident Browns team that has seemingly gotten to some form of respectability.

Then again I like our chances with our newfound pass rush and our ball hawking defense. Our offense on the other hand has been sporadically brilliant, but has been turning the ball over at an alarming rate. We are still #4 in offense (a monumental improvement) and 3rd in defense (a gigantic improvement).

I suppose we should feel lucky to have last week off as there are now only 3 unbeaten teams, and 2 of them struggled to keep their records intact. New England had a knock-down-drag-out fight with the Bills, a game decided by a blocked punt for a TD by the Pats, and KC had the flukiest of fluke plays go their way on a 99 yard fumble return as Detroit was about to score. KC ended up winning late 34-30.

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23 Responses to Road Warriors

  1. Frank Gore says:

    I bet you wish you could get into a hot tub with me. Your man crush is disturbing.

  2. unca_chuck says:

    I bet your mom wishes you’d leave the basement and get a real job, boy.

  3. NJ49er says:

    Looking forward to the possible matchup between Dick and OBJ.
    There’s a flag-fest waiting to happen in PrimeTime. 😀
    Though Jarvis will require equal attention from us, it would seem OBJ/MNF is a ready made Roger Goody Marketing op Infomercial for the ‘brand’.
    Truly hoping to see Dick get under his skin ala Crabtree though.

  4. unca_chuck says:

    Sure wish we had ‘Spoon.

    • Winder says:

      Hopefully Verrett isn’t as bad as he looked last week. I think they would have brought someone in if they didn’t think he could do it. i hate it when the refs start dictating the fucking game. We just gotta play good and that’s all there is to it. The Browns got a hell of a RB in Chubb and that’s who I would game plan around.We gotta put pressure on Mayfield and keep him disrupted. I am looking forward to this one.

    • unca_chuck says:

      It is was and will be about the turnovers. We can’t expect to lose the turnover battle and expect to win.

      Hold on to the ball and we should be fine. I love how our D line has been playing. The rotations are working and our run defense has been stout. 5th in run defense. 7th in pass defense, tied for 4th in takeaways. BIG improvement.

      The only letdown in run defense was in Fla when it was 100 deg. Didn’t matter in the end, so I think we can take the Brownies.

    • Frank|Gore says:

      I sure wish I was the big spoon

  5. Berger says:

    Here’s a worthy Chubby:

  6. alleykat69 says:

    Top 5 in Offense&Defense that is a remarkable turnaround from last year when they couldn’t get but 2 PICKS all season long.Add a Bosa,Ford,Alexander and a much improved Arik Armestead , plus one of the top play callers in Shanny& hopefully a healthy Jimmy G, and a running game opening up holes like Moses parting the Sea, this team can wreck havoc imo..

  7. unca_chuck says:

    Winder, in the end it was Moseley that took over for Verrett. He did fine after the burnt toast was removed,

  8. unca_chuck says:

    Not sure what their thoughts are regarding Verrett at this point, but they can’t be too thrilled with him.

    • Winder says:

      Yeah, I think if they thought he can’t play anymore they would have dumped him. They wouldn’t lose very much money if they did. But I think by now they would have pulled the trigger on someone else. if he gets burned like last time this week then we gotta worry.

  9. NJ49er says:

    The Secondary continues to be a merry-go-round apparently…
    The team announced that they have promoted safety Marcell Harris from the practice squad. Defensive back Antone Exum was waived in a corresponding move.

  10. unca_chuck says:

    Harris was good at times in the preseason. Exum?
    All this time off, I thought they’d do something more. There’s still a few days though.

    • NJ49er says:

      They added Teez the other day – PS tease 😀

      • NJ49er says:

        The club signed offensive lineman Jaryd Jones-Smith and cornerback Teez Tabor. They also released offensive linemen Will Holden and Ryan Pope from the practice squad.

        Tabor (6-foot, 201 pounds) was a second-round NFL draft pick of the Detroit Lions in 2017 from the University of Florida. He appeared in 22 games with five starts the past two seasons, but was among the Lions’ final cuts before the start of the regular season.

  11. NJ49er says:

    About time people realize what Frank has been doing….
    Love me some Frank 😀

    • Winder says:

      Yeah, Most everyone who’s a 49er fan knows exactly who Frank Gore is. There is still a lot of East Coast bias going on but I think the people who vote will put him in on the first ballot.

  12. unca_chuck says:

    Just noticed youposted something in that article, NJ! Good stuff. It truly was a pleasure watching him run, even when his retarded head coach would tell every opponent it’s Gore all day.

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