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.
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.
Nice stop by the D. Nice catch!! A fucking slant!!!
Fuck!! TWO goal line stands?
Need a turnover.
Got a turnover!!!
Yeah, baby!!!! Huge start for the Niners.
Not so much for the D.
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!!
Wow. They stopped our run and we stink.
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.
Fucking Buff is getting 8+ yards every first down. They are passing every 1st down and we arent defending it.
Wow. Stupid. So much for 3rd and `18.
The one time we force 3rd and ong we commit a stupid penalty,
This is straight up ugly
Derp. Aiyuk is a little rusty.
When will we see CJ, Mullins is having an awful game
I hope we can keep Verrett.
3 quarters and our 2nd blitz
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.
This one can’t end soon enough.
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!!
D looks pathetic. Not sure what Sherman was expecting there but he was cheating on the TE short and let Davis go.
O doing its part to look incompetent now.
Wow. Mullen coulda ran that.
Mullens says he can be a starter in this league? Funniest thing I read today.
Either Mullins or CJ are gone next year, draft a mobile QB, to sit behind JG.
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..
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.