Ownage is Ownage

In a game that followed the recent script of building an early lead, and the head coach sitting on it with ultra-conservative play calling, the defense stepped up big time, and slammed the door in the LA Rams’ face with a glorious pick 6 by Talanoa Hufanga, the latest USC Trojan stud DB to enter the league. He has been absolutely unstoppable this season. 2 picks and numerous breakups and tackles.

This one is truly on the defense as DeMeco Ryans dialed up stunts and blitzes that had Stafford and the Rams on their heels all game. The score should have been even more lopsided as Gipson dropped a pick in the end zone, and Warner dropped a pick 6 in the 4th quarter.

The offense? Well, this team goes as far as Jimmy goes. What was goo to see is the team focussing on Aiyuk and Samuel as wide receivers rather than running backs. Deebo had the play of this young season, snagging a high throw by Jimmy (intentional or not we will never know), turning a potential pick 6 into a dazzling display of broken field running. Half the team threw blocks downfield, including Aiyuk’s last block at the 2 to finish off the TD run.

Jimmy didn’t throw a pick. He didn’t fumble. So there’s that. The team was 5-12 on 3rd downs. Worlds better than the 1-10 against Denver. Sure, he missed a wide open Juice on a route out of the slot that would have been a TD, he threw to the wrong shoulder of Woerner on a sideline route which would have been a 40 yard gain, and missed a wide open Jennings on another slot route that would have netted 30+ yards. He didn’t make any mistakes. The maligned O line did not give up any sacks, and the run game did enough to keep the LA defense honest. Key stat? 193 of the 239 passing yards were gotten after the catch. Yackety Yac.

We actually started running misdirection plays again. Highlighted by the 32 yard run up the middle by Wilson for the first TD. Shocking as the power run game has been pretty weak. They finally scaled back on running Deebo as he had 2 carries for 2 yards. But, Shanahan continues to be an absolute disaster at coaching with a lead. After a near TD by Kittle on 3rd down on the 1, Kyle does not trust his defense to hold the Rams offense on the goal line and instead kicks the FG in the 4th quarter to keep the game a one-score lead.

No going for the win, but instead playing not to lose. This is usually a disaster, but Shanahan was bailed out by the defense because Hufanga jumped the out route to Kupp and upped the lead.

Still and all, a solid game that suddenly puts the 49ers in the NFC west lead with their wins over LA and Seattle.


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27 Responses to Ownage is Ownage

  1. alleykat69 says:

    Defense was all over the field making plays last night being constantly in Stafford’s grill was a thing of joy! Besides the pass rush of BOSA,Sambukan (sp) and HUFANGA (all pro soon and head&shoulders new sponsorship) the real bigtime player of the game was LB Dre Greenlaw 🦾who had an incredible 15 tackles shooting gaps,sidelines to sidelines stuffing Akers are Henderson for losses he was possessed, think he had a sack as well?)best individual performance since former LB Navarro Bowman had 15 tackles as well against the NY Giants in 2015🦾

  2. Winder says:

    What a great night for the 49ers and their fans. Fun city.

  3. alleykat69 says:

    49ers Defense has allowed 3.8 yards per play
    #1 in the NFL
    To put in perspective 1985 Bears allowed 4.5
    per play and the 2000 Ravens 4.3

  4. Irish Kevin says:

    Well let’s hope Kyle will embrace the passing game, granted JG still needs to work on accuracy. Let’s switch the way you think Kyle, pass the ball and run when necessary, not the other way around

  5. Berger says:

    I’ve sometimes watched Deebo run and think of Anquan Boldin. Anquan was not fast but was incredibly tough and elusive in the open field. Deebo is a lot like a deluxe Boldin.

  6. unca_chuck says:

    Bouldin was here a short time, but I loved his game. My kids got me his jersey years ago for Christmas. Got a surprising amount of kudos and thumbs up wearing it to a game. Saw like 4 TOs, and 3 other Bouldins.

    • Berger says:

      Deebo has a thick body like Boldin. It looks like he would be easy to track down, and then he’s gone, just like Boldin. I remember a game against the Cardinals. Nolan was the coach. It was at the very end of the game. Boldin was on the Cards. They dumped a short pass to him. We had him triangulated perfectly. He broke contain and went for a TD to win the game. Deebo does exactly that.

  7. unca_chuck says:

    Yeah, he did a pretty good number on us in the Super Bowl.

  8. Berger says:

    By the way, which one is Pink? Here he is! Pink Floyd was named after two of Syd Barret’s favorite blues artists. This is the real Pink! Pink Anderson.

  9. Berger says:

    Here is the Floyd of Pink Floyd!

  10. Berger says:

    Here is more of The Floyd!

  11. Berger says:

    Pink is back! One more, since we now know which one is Pink!

    • Winder says:

      Thanks for all that. I know a little about old blues guys but I didn’t know about Floyd Council.

  12. unca_chuck says:

    And this one, about the infamous panty-stealer of Chelsea>

  13. unca_chuck says:

    Another favorite band ..

  14. Berger says:

    Some more Mick Jones! The Clash.

  15. unca_chuck says:

    Yep, one of the highlights of my concert-going life was the Who/Clash show.

    The Combat Rock tour. Oakland Coliseum, and my buddy was (still is) one of those guys that ALWAYS worked his way to the front of the stage. Regardless of the show. So we gat as close as we could gor T-Bone Burnette, got real close for when the clash started. Best part was there was a conduit on the ground that was about 8″ high that we magically parked at when the Clash started. Saw the whole show unobstructed about 25 people from the stage. Sadly when the Who started the push from the crowd forced us off the conduit. Can’t find the pics I took fo that show, but they were really good. Esp the Clash as they played in the daylight.

  16. unca_chuck says:

    One of my faves . . .

  17. Berger says:

    A little different vocals for a Clash song but I always liked this one.

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