In the immortal words of Slim Pickens, see above. Wow. Just wow. I’m seriously glad I had plans with friends, and didn’t watch this game at all or I would have been once again like Deebo Samuel and screaming at the walls. I did get home in time to see the overtime. And, well, Jimmy was 6-6 for 78 yards and the acrobatic TD by Brandon Aiyuk for the win.
It baffles me no end to see so much good, bad, weird, solid, but in the end inconsistent play from all sides of the team. Jimmy G for him played a great game under a lot of pressure and ended up 27-41 for 296 and 2 TDs. He would have had 3 had Aiyuk been able to make the play in the corner of the end zone so it could have been a little better, but Jimmy still overshoots guys and threw what should have been a pick in what should have been the game winning drive that Robbie (tarnished) Gould fucked up.
Speaking of shitty special teams, Wishnowski is punting for shit lately and got off a 29 yarder yesterday, and we already know about Gould’s shank, but Cincinnati really gave the Niners a huge assist with 2 muffed punts in the 1st half. Throw in a really ticky tacky taunting call, and the 49ers got 10 points off those mistakes.
And, offensively, having Deebo as our running back is paying huge dividends as defenses can’t account for him when he isn’t getting the ball, thus opening up passes to Kittle (13-151, 1TD), and Aiyuk (6-62, 1 TD), and when he is. Samuel had 1 catch for 22 yards, and 8 rushes for 37 yards, and a 22 yard score.
Defensively, the mixed bag was even more mixed as Borrow was under a lot of pressure, but stood tall in the pocket and got a few spectacular passses off immense pressure. Burrow ended up 25-34 for 348 with 2 TDs of his own. One on a crazy 4th and 5 that saw him scramble under pressure and find Ja’Marr Chase in the end zone, Of course we helped some with Ambry Thomas committing fairly incidental hands-to-the-face calls to negate a pick by Jimmie Ward, and a 3rd down sack by Nick Bosa. You know, we can’t get too far ahead to make the game easier.
Speaking of making the game easier, once again the Niners built a 20-6 lead early in the 2nd half, and were outscored 14-zip in the 4th quarter. Offensively and defensively, like the Seattle game, the team went flat on both sides of the bal. The important thing was 6-3 in OT, but this team needs to score consistently across the full 60 minutes to be a better more consistent team.
Hey, learn as we go? Matty Ice and Atlanta is next. The hope is we can healthy up and take someone to the woodshed. Shannys old team I’m sure wants revenge for his Super Bowl efforts on their behalf. Funny thing is, there are 5 teams one game behind us at 6-7, including those Falcons, so it would behoove this team to fucking kick someone’s ass, and give Shanny a shot at playing Trey Lance for a few series. These Goddamn nail-biters are really getting on my nerves.