Game Day – XII – Crunch Time

Well, I guess the extra playoff courtesy of Jolly Roger spot was a good idea. It keeps us in the mix for defending our NFC crown anyway. A crown that would be easier to keep if we can win tonight against the Buffalo Bills.

6-6 would put is in a tie with AZ and Minnesota, and depending on how things roll, we could win the tiebreakers with both teams. Us beating AZ in our/their house would be another hurdle, but let’s not get ahead of ourselves just yet. Really, even at 5-7 we’d still have an outside shot given the vagaries of this bizarre season, but fuck that. Lets win this bitch. If we somehow win out, it would guarantee us a playoff spot. Even 4-1 would likely get us in as Minn has some tough games ahead, and we have our matchup with AZ as long as that loss iasn’t AZ.

The thing about Buffalo is that teams have run on them very well. And with Mostert back and killing it, and Wilson as well, we should be able to control the clock. As long as they have both remembered how to not fumble. And we also have Brandon Aiyuk back. He of the hurdling, slashing running style on those Deebo Samuel jet sweeps we all love so much.

Defensively we are slowly getting better and better. Enough can’t be said about the steadying presence of Richard Sherman back on the field. The pressure on Goff was just enough to throw him off a bit, and the hope is we can keep that pressure up. Givens and Hyder have really stepped in well. With DJ Jones back from the COVID list, our D line is getting somewhat healthy. K’Waun Williams is out, as expected, and Emmanuel Moseley is questionable. Losing Jamar Taylor hurts as he was playing very well, but Witherspoon is gonna have to strap it on and do his work.

This should be a tough game, but if we limit the mistakes (NO fumbles allowed) then we can bring this one home.

28-20 Niners.

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30 Responses to Game Day – XII – Crunch Time

  1. Winder says:

    We actually have all four of our RB’s suiting up tonight. That should cause some confusion. I know Coleman hasn’t done squat so far but still could cause some problems. I think this one is gonna go the way of Mullens, he should know by now to not try and thread the needle when our WR’s are covered by two and three defenders.

  2. unca_chuck says:

    Love this.

  3. unca_chuck says:

    Nice stop by the D. Nice catch!! A fucking slant!!!

  4. unca_chuck says:

    Fuck!! TWO goal line stands?

  5. unca_chuck says:

    Got a turnover!!!

  6. unca_chuck says:

    Yeah, baby!!!! Huge start for the Niners.

  7. unca_chuck says:

    Not so much for the D.

  8. alleykat69 says:

    Bills March right down the field to tie it up at 7-7
    This game could end up a slugfest!
    Interesting fact Buffalo has never won a Monday night football ball game in this decade, last time 1999
    Hope to keep that long streak intact!!

  9. unca_chuck says:

    Wow. They stopped our run and we stink.

  10. Irish Kevin says:

    Teams still know the Niners are a run heavy team, end arounds, screens, what ever. They know the Niners rarely pass down the field. Look at these scrambling QB’s that out run the Niners defenders. Last year the D got the Niners to the SB. Next year an O-line that can pass protect. And JG passing down the field. Tonight A Smith with the no name Washington team and beat the Steelers. Alex’s passes were down the field.

  11. unca_chuck says:

    Fucking Buff is getting 8+ yards every first down. They are passing every 1st down and we arent defending it.

  12. unca_chuck says:

    Wow. Stupid. So much for 3rd and `18.

  13. unca_chuck says:

    The one time we force 3rd and ong we commit a stupid penalty,

  14. Irish Kevin says:

    This is straight up ugly

  15. unca_chuck says:

    Derp. Aiyuk is a little rusty.

  16. Irish Kevin says:

    When will we see CJ, Mullins is having an awful game

  17. unca_chuck says:

    I hope we can keep Verrett.

  18. unca_chuck says:

    3 quarters and our 2nd blitz

  19. unca_chuck says:

    D just not doing a very good job. We are playing run on 1st down and Allen is getting 8-12 yard passes at will.

  20. Winder says:

    This one can’t end soon enough.

  21. alleykat69 says:

    Well if you have to burn a timeout you need it’s nice to dial up a bomb and a TD for Juicy on back to back plays!!

  22. unca_chuck says:

    D looks pathetic. Not sure what Sherman was expecting there but he was cheating on the TE short and let Davis go.

  23. unca_chuck says:

    O doing its part to look incompetent now.

  24. unca_chuck says:

    Wow. Mullen coulda ran that.

  25. unca_chuck says:

    Mullens says he can be a starter in this league? Funniest thing I read today.

  26. Irish Kevin says:

    Either Mullins or CJ are gone next year, draft a mobile QB, to sit behind JG.

    • alleykat69 says:

      No need for either dump them both and draft a mobile QB to backup Jimmy G.Of course as often as Jimmy gets hurt the new guy could be trying to learn in game action..

  27. unca_chuck says:

    Yeah, they’ll keep one of them. Not having Moseley, K’Waun Williams, and Jamar Taylor reared its ugly head. Dontae Johnson was the slot corner and Beasley killed him all game.

    Witherspoon a healthy scratch. As dumb a year aas it has been, he should be playing over Johnson.

    Every day of the week.

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