Game 2 – Cheese Steak Time

Amazingly, the team bus didn’t crash on the way to the airport today and injure half the team. Instead, the team arrived safely in Philadelphia after spending the week in West Virginia. Because, well who knows? Maybe they got a little rafting in. Beats all the flying and possible plane related injuries.

Anyhow, on to the game. The betting line on the Eagles this year is 6.5. Pretty fucking low, and I bet no one had them beating the Falcons. Which they did pretty handily 32-6. Then again, the Falcons win number is 7.5. We are 10.5 for those of you counting. I’m not too knowledgeable about the Iggles. Just that Jalen Hurts looked pretty good last year, and now this year, he has a stable of very fast WRs. Including the Heisman winner Devonta Smith. Do they run well? Doubt it. Is their defense any good?

We of course have a lot of injuries. Emmanuel Moseley still hasn’t played, Jason Verrett is done for the year, and we have some lukewarm bodies we signed in Dre Kirkpatrick and Josh Norman to fill the gaps. Both excellent signings. In 2014. Dontae Johnson has been yoyoed, cut, practice squadded, and jerked around so many times, they are calling him boomerang.

And that’s my worry. That they are going to come out throwing early and throwing often. Which puts pressure on our fragile DEs in Bosa and Ford. I know they got a lot of rest last week, but they will make up for it today. We usually struggle with mobile QBs, and that was when we HAD Dre Greenlaw. AA could be out as well, so we are depending on a lot of backups, like Azeez Al Shaair, Kent Street, and Diminius Finnius-Farfignugen (whatever his name is) and Marcell Harris. Oh yeah, he’s questionable as well. Me?

So, the offense needs to get off toa fast start. Our run game looked decent enough last week, and the passing game played well enough, but I would like to see more play-action on 1st down. This game looks to be a track meet, and we need an early lead to force the action. Make them play from behind.

I think this is another high-scoring affair, and I think we should prevail given our offensive firepower.

38-27 Niners.

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90 Responses to Game 2 – Cheese Steak Time

  1. NJ49ER says:

    Not feeling confident about our Secondary situation, and the deep threats Philly can throw at them.
    Hoping our pass rush can negate the impact. Knowing our limitations, and the mobile QB ingredient,
    Philly can run as well as utilize the short passing game to negate our pass rush.
    Not seeing this as a gimme by any stretch,
    I’m hoping to sqeak out an Offensive dual as well.
    28-24 Niners.

    • Winder says:

      I don’t think we will have any gimme games this year. It’s rubber hits the road time. Niner win today

  2. unca_chuck says:

    The team is ‘optimistic’ that both Kinlaw and Armstead will play today.

    We need all the help we can get out there.

    A fast start is key.

  3. Lurker John says:

    Let’s see what happens. Any time they have to run the mediocre ​Dontae Johnson out there, my confidence dips. How that guy continually has a role on this team after all these years is beyond me. I’m sure he’s a lovely gentleman, but he sucks at football.

    Ford and Bosa are going to have to get home consistently all day to keep that secondary from being exposed, not to mention containing yet another mobile QB.

    They need to run the ball well today! And let’s hope Aiyuk contributes.

  4. unca_chuck says:

    They are starting Josh Norman and Lenoir.

  5. alleykat69 says:

    Adam Scheftler (sp) blames the Green Brier resort for the 49ers injuries that it’s cursed after injuries to Bosa/Thomas last year,Verrett,Greenlaw.Hey sometimes you just need to throw a story out there, but who knows maybe find a new pad in the future..

  6. unca_chuck says:

    Fuck running on 1st down.

  7. unca_chuck says:

    We are running the exact same plays as last drive.

    Not thrilled with the play calling so far.

  8. Lurker John says:

    Seriously, Shanahan, WTF. Our offensive genius isn’t looking too good so far. God forbid he throws the ball on first down.

  9. Lurker John says:

    No chance the Eagles are sitting on the run after Mitchell’s success last week. Just keep pounding it into the line, dude.

  10. unca_chuck says:

    No pressure. Was that Armstead?

  11. Irish Kevin says:

    Some drops, 2nd game and the offense has the jitters?

  12. Irish Kevin says:

    This is the type of game where Kyle will consider playing Trey, why is JG struggling

  13. alleykat69 says:

    Does Crapalo lead all QB’s in hanging his receivers out to dry with his shit high throws all the time?
    He does it so often I’m thinking it’s part of his fucking game plan!!

  14. Lurker John says:

    This might get ugly. The 49ers look like shit.

  15. Lurker John says:

    Caught a break on that illegal touching penalty, then Jones and Kinlaw made some nice plays.

  16. Irish Kevin says:

    These little dink passes aren’t going to get it done

  17. Irish Kevin says:

    With the way the O is going, they need to go for this on 4th down

  18. unca_chuck says:

    Shanny is a pussy. That was a scared call.

  19. Lurker John says:

    That block Sanu made is a penalty? What the fuck. And Garoppolo’s accuracy SUCKS.

  20. Lurker John says:

    Absolutely a pussy.

  21. Lurker John says:

    Good punt by Wishnowsky. Now get a fucking turnover.

  22. Irish Kevin says:

    Nice come back for the D,

  23. Lurker John says:

    Nice stand!

  24. unca_chuck says:

    Fucking A. Williams with the coverage. Trey time.

  25. alleykat69 says:

    Can’t believe it’s only 3-0? Totally outplayed but the Eagles have helped with stupid calls at the goaline!
    Norman sucks, 2 big penalties,Lenoir who I like got burned too! Damm offense is offensive.Need Trey in there for a spark!!

  26. Irish Kevin says:

    JG had better start completing passes and Kyle better start opening up the offense

  27. Irish Kevin says:

    Where the hell are plays to Kittle, one of your best offensive players

  28. unca_chuck says:

    Horrible timemanagement

  29. unca_chuck says:

    Fuck. We wasted 1:20 to get 11 yards.

    Yessss .. Holy Shit!!!!!!

  30. Winder says:

    That’s more like it

  31. Lurker John says:

    There you go! Best throw of the day!

  32. Lurker John says:


  33. Lurker John says:

    Helluva drive.

  34. unca_chuck says:

    One nice pass. Can’t believe they kneeled!!! That’s a pussy move on their part.

  35. alleykat69 says:

    Jennings baby Sweet route!
    All there shit play and now they have the lead go figure?

  36. Irish Kevin says:

    Only took 43 minutes to get the offense going

  37. unca_chuck says:

    The O really needs to sustain some drives.

  38. unca_chuck says:

    Fuck. So much for field position.

  39. Winder says:

    I really don’t like playing the Eagles.

  40. Irish Kevin says:

    So why is Kyle using his best WR for screen passes

  41. Irish Kevin says:

    I was about to ask how long Kyle was going to sit Aiuk

  42. Winder says:

    Wow. that one ate some clock up too.

  43. unca_chuck says:

    Well, that was an imoressive drive.

  44. Lurker John says:

    Two great drives. JG has settled down and started making plays. Three big sneaks today.

  45. alleykat69 says:

    Damm I got screwed on the reversal on Mitchell’s TD on my FF team! Well atleast they got a pivotal 7 points on a long substantive drive…

  46. Irish Kevin says:

    This is where Kyle needs to put foot on the Eagles throat and crush them, don’t try to run out the clock, just score

  47. Irish Kevin says:

    Run run run to run out the clock, playing not to lose, please start playing to win

  48. Irish Kevin says:

    If there wasn’t another penalty…

  49. alleykat69 says:

    And now of course Mitchell has been ruled out with a shoulder injury!
    Holy shit now Sermon hurt and it’s looks bad WTF!!!!!

  50. unca_chuck says:

    Jesus. When was the penalty? Do we have the ball?

  51. Irish Kevin says:

    That guy should have been kicked out of the game

  52. Irish Kevin says:

    I hate Kyle’s play calling in the 4th quarter

  53. Irish Kevin says:

    Kyle could have put this game away, but nope rely on the D to win it

  54. alleykat69 says:

    Helmet to Helmet huge call , I thought he blew out his knee, but still concussion likely.Oh thank god Mitchell is back! STAY HEALTHY PLEASE!!!

  55. unca_chuck says:

    No prevent defense!

  56. Winder says:

    Fuck just like last week

  57. Irish Kevin says:

    When will Kyle learn?

  58. Irish Kevin says:

    So let’s see how many run plays are called, I bet not one pass

  59. Irish Kevin says:

    I bet this is 3 and out

  60. Lurker John says:

    Never underestimate Kyle Shanahan’s ability to fuck up a 4th quarter lead.

  61. Irish Kevin says:

    They are letting the D rest, juice was up and drinking get off the field

  62. Irish Kevin says:

    Better to be lucky than good?

  63. Lurker John says:

    And how many years to the 49ers have to play guys like Russell Wilson and Kyler Murray before they figure out how to play mobile QB’s?

  64. Lurker John says:

    Another huge sneak by JG!

  65. Irish Kevin says:

    There is just as much of a chance of a fumble as a interception, constantly running the ball and saying prayers is not going to win games

  66. Lurker John says:

    That really was a war of attrition, but it’s a win. That’s a tough Eagles team.

  67. Winder says:

    It was a good win. Getting out of Philly is a good win also.

  68. alleykat69 says:

    2 brutal road games 2 brutal wins!
    Get out of the east coast boys and let’s get home and win the opener!! And ferchrissakes bubble wrap the players till then lol 😂

  69. Lurker John says:

    Sermon took a real shot to the head. That looks like a concussion. And Hasty hurt his ankle on his fumble play. There may not be many of these guys left in a few games. They’re dropping like flies.

  70. unca_chuck says:

    Thhhe hope is, at least with Hasty is that he’s not too badly hurt.

  71. unca_chuck says:

    Getting killed by penalties and reviews. Mitchell TD taken away. Just lost that play to Mike Williams. Dak doing nothing vs SD.

  72. unca_chuck says:

    Chargers getting murdered by penalties.

  73. unca_chuck says:

    This Charger Cowboys game has had some horrible calls. Like they are in Jerry Jerk-off’s

  74. unca_chuck says:

    Down goes Seattle!! AZ should have lost well.

  75. Lurker John says:

    TN stormed back in that one, down 24-9 at the half. I fucking love Derrick Henry. Seattle had him bottled up in the first half, but they just keep pounding him and eventually the D wears down and he starts popping long ones. Best back in the game, IMO. Tannehill looked good too.

  76. unca_chuck says:

    Wow. Crazy 4th quarter in the Balt/KC game. Helaire fumbles with 1:20 left and Balt up 1.

  77. unca_chuck says:

    Harbaugh goes on 4th and one on their own 44 yard line. Got to say, that is a balls-out call.

    Jackson gets it, ballgame.

  78. Lurker John says:

    My thoughts exactly at the time. They don’t make it and the Chiefs have about 10 yards to go for the GW FG attempt. I wonder what Shanahan would’ve done.

  79. unca_chuck says:

    I’d like to think now that we have Alex Mack, Shanny would be amenable to the sneak. 5 QB sneaks worked yesterday.

    New thread is up.

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