A month ago the Niners were 3-4 and staring at the cellar and a tough divisional road game against the defending Super Bowl champion Rams. 3 games (and a new toy in CMC) and a trip to Mexico and the resurgent 49ers are 6-4 and leading the West.
Next up is the New Orleans Saints. A team that has three quarterbacks that are way short of a buck. Andy Dalton has been OK, Jameis Winston has been a disaster (and was benched), and they’ve even given Taysom Hills some throws. But their problem is their defense. 25th in points scored. Still and all, Alvin Kamara is a solid RB, Olave and Landry are solid WRs, and Jauan Johnson is a good TE.
These guys won’t be easy, but if this team can keep up with the recent effectiveness on offense and keep killing it on defense, we should be able to notch another victory. Andy Dalton is not gonna break contain and get any yards running, and they giver up a lot of sacks. But they also get a lot of sacks, so the O line is gonna have to be strong.
I liked the idea of playing CMC early and Mitchell late in Mexico, but I want to see both of them pounding the Saints. They are in the bottom third in run defense and can be worn down. I also dug the quick passes and misdirection runs. Keep that shit up and we should be fine.
Three home games in a row, so we have to keep on keeping on.
Hey, it’s good ta be da king. Freddie King.
That was really good. Here is Tinsley Ellis playing a Freddie King song called Double Eyed Whammy.
Got to say, I’m interested to see if Jim Harbaugh can finally finish the deal. His 1-5 record vs Ohio State is the big blemish on his record.
This game has trap written all over it. Kinda like the Chicago game did. We gotta pound em from the beginning until the end. We should beat em by 20 points and that’s what has me worried.
Well over on the Niners Nation POD cast Rob Guerrero says that maybe Kyle is learning what to do with his offense, Rob noticed that the run game was going nowhere early in the game and Kyle switched to passing the ball. Rob thinks (and I have been saying this for years) the Niners should come out throwing the ball to setup the run. He also pointed out the Niners struggle in the Red Zone, last week against the Cards the passing TDs were over 20 yards. So there is still work to be done with this team.
The Niners didn’t even try to run in the 1st half. The Cards had 6 linemen in the box and were daring us to throw. Shanahan knew that coming in. I mean, their DC basically said, “we dare you to throw on us.” We did and they couldn’t stop it.
They had 6 on the line and 9 in the box.
Obviously 6 linemen on the line.
Just got back from a Joe Bonamassa concert. Here was the last song before the encore.
Nice, looks like a great time.
Wish I had seen him back in the day.
One of the originals that made Hollywood work for him. Fun times
Got to say I really enjoy Michael Silver writing for the Chron. Consistently good stuff. From today’s article about complacency in the face of recent success.
Irish, got to say, love the silhouetted guy in the pic of the stadium. Very cool pic.
If Kyle calls the game like last week, should be an easy win. If he goes back to the conservative run game it will be a close game
Missed opportunities, but so far the game is going the Niners way
When is Kyle going to give up un the up the middle run?
Nice by Kittle there.
Looking like sghit on offense. McGlinchjey with the hold.
Shanny didn’t seem to get these guys ready. Huge stupid penalty there.
We need to take a shot downfield.
HoldGlinchey every fucking game and now a stupid penalty on the punt team adding 15 yards wtf Womack kept running out of bounds!!
Wow. Horrible call but I’ll take it.
Hopefully we get the mistakes done early otherwise we are in for a long day.
I wish the RB would bounce it outside more often
Jimmy fucked that up. Mitchell would have been open.
well nothing has changed
Good call just couldn’t punch it in, should have had Jimmy rollout
Saints on the 1 with our D, Niners should end up with good field posion
Jesus Christ all these weapons and Jimmy tries to run it in and is stuffed! Twice now stopped at the goal line pathetic!!
sure doesn’t look like last weeks Jimmy
Nice play Jennings
Some completely horseshit calls, but Jennings with the circus catch.
that was nice
Niners D usually plays better in the 2nd half
Better to be lucky than good?
Good play calling, Saints playing better D than the Cards
Lucky on that grab penalty preventing a terrible pick by Jimmy G. Then Jimmy does his best Steve Spurrier floater towards the end zone as they settle yet again for a FG.. Saints do play good defense but the 49ers should be doing better..
Wow. There you go. Need a TD here to put this shit to bed.
Mason gets his shot. Mitchell can’t stay on the field. Not sure how bad the knee injury is.
Keeping that 2nd half shutout streak alive!
As Johnny Winter sings “Still Alive and Well…”
Just when we get healthy, we start losing guys.
Keeping the scoreless streak alive
Up to the defense again. And again.
These plays on the goal line suck both ways.
If we score even a FG here it would put the game away
Unreal defensive effort today.
Saints 300+ games without a shutout, and the Niners were the last team to do it before the streak started
Josh Jacobs with an 86 yard run to ice the Seahawks in OT. 233 yards on the day.
Our defense is amazing.
Our D is amazing, but the Saints D was also very good, held the Niners to 3 points in the second half.
I saw a 49er fan at a Grand Sierra Resort bar last night before the concert. He said, we should beat the Saints. I told him, the Saints have a stout defense and they can rush the passer. We should win but it won’t be easy. I didn’t expect a shut out, but I didn’t expect to score many points either. This was a good win. I think we need to get Armstead and Kinlaw back to beat the Dolphins.
Kinlaw will never see the field again. AA I’m hoping he’s ready.
The 49ers have now gone 4 games covering 94 minutes and have “Not given up a single point in the 2nd Half” A BIG FAT ZERO OOOO “ DeMeco Ryan’s has this defensive unit playing out of they’re minds!!
Ryans is flying up the list of head coaching spots next season.
yeah, it’s pretty much a given that we are gonna lose him. I think he could have left this last year but decided to stick it out one more year. At least I think I read something like that. I have a feeling we are gonna sign Jimmy to another big contract. The players love him.
New thread is up.