Anyway Anyhow, Anywhere

Wow. I’ve seen a lot of games in my time, but I don’t remember seeing a game with a blocked FG and a blocked punt in the same game. Let alone a playoff game. What a crazy way to win. Shanahan to his credit stuck with the run, and the Niners O line eventually wore down the Green Bay defense. It looked ugly when Shanny tried (and I screamed “don’t run up the middle!!!) and failed on the 4th down play. Jimmy G is like 8-8 on 3rd or 4th and 1 so don’t do it Shanny.

Jimmy tried his best to fuck the game up throwing a highly stupid red zone pick to Kittle who was open until Jimmy waited about 4 seconds too long to get rid of it. Then the defense forgot to cover Arron Jones and that turned into what could have been a pretty big nail in the coffin with a 50 yard gain to our 20 yard line. This is when the special teams, the much-maligned special teams make their first big play with the FG block by Jimmie Ward to end the half.

It sure seemed to wake up the team as they came out behind a 50 yard return by Deebo (gimme the ball, coach!) Samuel to set up our first points with a field goal. The D came on more and more as the game wore on after the first opening drive that appeared way too easy for the home team. We started out terribly as George Kittle dropped a slant very well looked like a TD based on where the Packers were. Next drive, Aiyuk dropped a pass, next was Samuel, and by the middle of the 2nd quarter, the Niner offense had 0 completions and 0 first downs, -14 net yards passing, and -7 running.

Then of course the back-breaking pick in the red zone. Another pass that should have been thrown high and deep so Kittle was the only one to catch it was instead short and behind Kittle for the pick. Between that and Shanny’s 4th down fuckup all appeared to be lost as the Niners turned the ball over on downs with 5 minutes left.

Then, wonder of wonders, Jordan Willis made a Patrick Willis style play by knifing between blockers and blocking the Packer punt. It was pretty funny, if I wasn’t having a seizure at the time, to see all the players looking around for the ball as it went straight up in the air about 100 feet. Rookie safety Talanoa Hufanga tracked it down and made the 5 yard walk into the end zone to tie the score.

Resilient doesn’t even begin to describe this team. 8 of their 12 wins have been of the road variety, including the last three to keep us playing, to go 9-2 down the stretch. Unreal.

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26 Responses to Anyway Anyhow, Anywhere

  1. Winder says:

    We are road grinders. And no matter what we will be underdogs no matter how far we get. I like it like that.

  2. Irish Kevin says:

    Yeah when the camera pans out you see all The Niner players looking up turning their heads, and the ball finally comes down and nothing but Niners around it

  3. Winder says:

    Looks like we go back to LA. I hope everyone gets healthy. This one is gonna be a blood bath.

  4. unca_chuck says:

    Rams imploding wildly. Unreal. Squirrels attacked my engine bay and I had to rewire some shit and i got back just in time to see the bomberooski to Evans. Now the Ackers fumble.

  5. unca_chuck says:

    This is pretty awesome seeing how it ended..

  6. unca_chuck says:

    Wow. TBs defense gags up a huge hairball.. Let’s single cover Kupp on the biggest plays of the game.

  7. unca_chuck says:

    This worked out like I prognosticated a couple weeks ago, beat Dallas, beat Green Bay, and (hopefully) beat the Rams. Unreal. Funnier still would be to nail it all and meet Cincinnati in the Super Bowl.

  8. unca_chuck says:

    Now we have what looks to be the AFC Championship game next. Buffalo and KC are the cream of the AFC crop, so it’ll be a fun game.

  9. alleykat69 says:

    7-0 Bills opening drive TD statement!
    Going to be a wild roller coaster game in KC!
    Bills are ready to knock off the Chiefs with Allen leading the way, but always hard to count out Mahomes and Chiefs, so yes cream of the top game for sure!

  10. Lurker John says:

    The Rams are resorting to chickenshit tactics to limit Niners fans at the game. Tickets will only be sold to people with LA addresses. What a bunch of bullshit.

  11. Lurker John says:

    Fuck the Chiefs.

  12. Irish Kevin says:

    I knew if KC got
    The ball first in O/T game over. If KC could score with only 14 secs, Bills were not going to stop them with 15 mins on the clock. No defense in this game.

  13. alleykat69 says:

    Is the Bills organization always going to be jinxed?
    4 SB’s 4 losses! The new version can’t do it in the playoffs and to give up a tying FG with 13 seconds needing a shit load of yards and they get it just nuts!

  14. alleykat69 says:

    Well the Bills were stupid, they should of went with a squib kick knocking off several seconds wtf!!
    It’s like in Basketball less then 7 seconds are so with a 3 point lead you foul, Dubs found that out against the Pacers..

    • Lurker John says:

      Yeah, they should have. And for having such a good defense, they played those last two drives way too soft. How in hell do you not blanket Travis Kelce in that situation?

    • unca_chuck says:

      Yep, they lose 5 seconds on a squib.

      • Lurker John says:

        I can’t believe the Bills lost that game. They have a really good team and Allen is a superstar in the making, if he’s not already there. The way he drove them down for the TD with one minute on the clock was phenomenal. 13 seconds? Fuuuck.

  15. Lurker John says:

    How do you guys feel about this game? Beating any team 3 times in one season, let alone 7 times in a row, seems like a tall order to me. I’m really starting to look at the Niners as a team of “destiny,” but the Rams are due to beat them. And they’re good. Even though they faltered at the end yesterday, they were dominant before that.

    This has already been an amazing run, regardless, but I’m years past being ready for another SB win. That loss to Baltimore was devastating because they had the win. I can’t shake the feeling that Shanahan is finally going to get it done and put all the recent failures (back to the Harbaugh years) behind him. There’s something special about this team that’s evolved over the course of this season, but this game makes me nervous. Not to mention there may not be nearly as much red and gold in the stands due to the efforts of the cowardly Rams front office.

    It’s going to be a long week.

    • Winder says:

      I agree. It’s gonna be a long week. No 9er game is secure until the clock runs out. Once again it’s gonna mostly rely on our defense. It really doesn’t get any better than this. If we lose it will be heartbreaking but if we win…

  16. Lurker John says:

    Trent Williams’ x-rays were negative, so that’s good news. They have to have him in there with Von Miller playing out of his skull. Deebo and Kittle limped off at the end, but I don’t think there’s any doubt they’ll both be out there. Both of ’em are warriors.

  17. unca_chuck says:

    You guys are looking at this all wrong. Fucking McVay is the one shitting bricks now. We are the ones in the driver’s seat. Beating a team that many times in a row is in THEIR heads, not ot ours. Look what McVay did to Kingsbury. He’s owned AZ during Kingsbury’s tenure. And he stomped AZ in the playoffs.

    We can run and we will run. As usual, a fast start is imperative. We NEED to get on top of them early and they will fade.

    Like this last game, my hope is we run misdirection as GB was successful early in stopping our straight ahead run game. Give them some Aiyuk sweeps and play action rollouts, playing it misdirection works very well against a defense that will be geared up to stop our power runs.

  18. unca_chuck says:

    new thread is up.

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