Flexed Out – Flexed In

Not quite the same as getting flexed out of Sunday Night Football, but the December 12th 49ers/Bengals game was flexed from a 10:00 AM PST start to 1:25 PST to give the game more visibility. This comes on the heels of the NFL flexing the 49ers/Seattle game this weekend out of the Sunday Night spot. The Bengals gams is on CBS (local channel 5) so adjust your schedules accordingly. 49ers Bengals holds some historical significance beyond the fact that the 6-5 49ers and the 7-4 Bengals are both in the playoff hunt.

There is of course Super Bowl XVI and Super Bowl XXVIII. Super Bowl XVI was the coming out party of our own 16, Joe Montana as the 49ers behind Bill Walsh and a rookie secondary roared through the NFL in 1981 laying to waste everyone in their path. Remarkable in its unexpectedness, and a huge rush for us fans as we had suffered through so many bad seasons after the heartbreak of the Brodie years.

Super Bowl XXVIII was the icing on the Team-of-the-80s cake as the 49ers led a stunning 85 yard drive with time running out to seal the deal as John Candy looked on from the sidelines. It would be fitting for Chris Collinsworth to call the game, seeing as his rookie season was that 1981 Super Bowl season for Cincy, and the 1988 Super Bowl season for Cincy was his last.

Speaking of flexing, Deebo, Warner, and Greelaw will all miss at least this game.

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13 Responses to Flexed Out – Flexed In

  1. unca_chuck says:

    This is about as awesome as it gets.

  2. unca_chuck says:

    Hated the Rams, but that 60s helmet is perfection . . . Houston Oilers and Denver’s helmets are spot on as well.

  3. alleykat69 says:

    Bet Collinsworth still to this day gets toss and turn sweats from nightmares created by Joe Cool and the 49ers taking 2 possible SB’s rings clutched away from his fingers…

    It’s so bad in Seattle they have brought recently cut Adrian Peterson in for a tryout! Might as well bring back Beast Mode as well to form a dual geriatric backfield!
    49ers are going to destroy this team( I’m going 35-16)which is way overdue as an old laughable over the hill coach Pete Carrol(who they just gave a deal thru 2024 lol) and a QB Russ Wilson who’s fed up and will surely walk next year,(Player always goes before the Coach and this marriage is over) with NO HELP coming in next , with no picks after the Jamal Adams deal which is burning them now..

  4. unca_chuck says:

    I hope so, AK. I’m all for a beat-down of the Hags. We are 2-5 in the Shanahan era.

  5. Winder says:

    As long as Wilson is the QB I’m not taking anything for granted. But they do seem to have some problems up there and I just hope we pound em.

  6. unca_chuck says:

    Their line is crap. Seattle is 31st in total yards, 25th rushing the ball, and 26th passing. They’ve given up 35 sacks… Their defense is last on yards given up, but is amazingly 7th in points given up. +3 in turnovers is a big help.

    We are -4 but improving.

    But, and this is a big but, 49ers in Seattle never seems to go well. Get on top of them early and just keep our cleats on their neck.

  7. unca_chuck says:

    What a weird-ass game last night. How bad is Siemian that they didn’t replace Hill with him by the end off the 3rd quarter? Gained some respect for N’Awlins defense, but Christ, Hill was terrible.

  8. alleykat69 says:

    Yeah Hill throws like a girl with what seems to take forever to leave his arm 4 picks and the last one to the lineman for a TD lol.. And yet how shitty he was he outscored Dak 20 pits to only 11 cause of his running for over 100 yards go figure?
    Cowpokes defense was the players of the game in this snoozer..

  9. unca_chuck says:

    Not surprisingly Dee Ford is out. As are Greenlaw, Deebo, and Marcell Harris.

    Mitchell is good to go, and Hasty and Hurst are back as well. Our run D needs to be solid to keep Seattle down. I think Aiyuk can pick up for Deebo as he’s been mainly a running back these last few games.

    • Winder says:

      I just hope Shanny opens it up. Win or lose at least show some gumption. i think Jennings just might be the star of this one he plays like deebo and Kittle, he don’t go down easily.

    • unca_chuck says:

      When Shanny opens things up, bad things happen with Jimmy G. We are gonna see a lot of Mitchel with some Hasty on the side..

      • NJ49ER says:

        Because Jimmeh has no touch with deep throws.
        Can’t lead a receiver with any accuracy when it counts.

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