10 in a Row! Here Come the Playoffs!

Woulda been nice if the Giants didn’t tank and blow our shot at becoming the #1 seed, but we did ourselves no favors by losing to Denver and Chicago. But those losses are distant memories. The 49ers are riding a 10 game winning streak, and get to face the Seattle Seahawks for a third time on Saturday January 14th. Glad to have at least two home games, and possibly even a third if we get a break in 2 weeks. But let’s not get ahead of ourselves.

Green Bay had their circuitous route to the playoffs dashed by no one but themselves as they shit the bed and lost at home to the nearly playoff-bound Deetroit Lions. Woulda been cool to see the Lions actually make it, but that glory fell to Seattle. A team that wobbled into the playoffs going 3-5 down the stretch. Speaking of wobbly, the Bucs ‘won’ the NFC South by never having been over .500 since week 3 in October. 8-9 and a home game vs the suddenly suspect Dallas defense. They went 6-2 to try and keep up with the Eagles, but Dak and Co had a pretty desultory loss against the Washington Generals.

The NFC looks pretty shakey and the 49ers should be able to win these next 3. Seattle is always a challenge given the gum-chomper always gives the 49ers fits. Maybe that was just the Russell Wilson effect though. Seattle was dogmeat last season, but with Wilson at the helm, he beats us twice. Seattle reached the playoffs this year, but we beat them handily both times with Geno’s Pizza Rolls at the helm.

And of course Wilson beat is as a member of the absolute garbage Denver Broncos.

But now shit gets real. Brock Purdy, the Super-Relevant Mr. Irrelevant, gets his first taste of playoff pressure. These last couple games have been a little inconsistent by the Red and Gold as both the Raiders and Cardinals both got off to fast starts, and both the defense and offense had their struggles. But the team is healthy.Not sure what the status of Dre Greenlaw is, but he and Emmanuel Moseley are our biggest injuries at this point.

Deebo and Elijah Mitchell got to knock the rust off, and after a few early 3 and outs, the offense clicked just fine. I’m a little worried about the pass defense as Lenoir is the one being picked on these last couple weeks. As always, the pass rush is paramount, and teams often go to the quick passing game to negate it, and the Raiders sure exploited that. The team has struggled with screens and TE drags, so getting Greenlaw back is important. Heard he has a bad back, and the hope is they are just resting him up.


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16 Responses to 10 in a Row! Here Come the Playoffs!

  1. Irish Kevin says:

    The above article sums up the season real well. Enjoy

  2. willedav says:

    2 more scores for kittle, and of his 11 TDs 7 of them have come from Purdy. Very cool to see this. Another thing so impressive watching Mahomes this year is how good he is in red zone, with lot of help from Kelce.
    That circle rotation huddle play they ran vs. Raiders was awesome and should have counted. After being called back they scored again anyway.

  3. unca_chuck says:

    Nice article Kevin.

    The takeaway for me:

    Ten of the 13 games that San Francisco won this season came by double digits, the most of any team in the league this season. No other team in the NFL had more than seven wins by double digits. The 49ers weren’t just scraping by with their second and third-string quarterbacks. They were blowing the doors off their opponents and doing so frequently.

    Also, takeaways:

    The 49ers finished this 2022 campaign ranked first in the NFL at +13 in turnover margin. They had the second most takeaways with 30 while having the third-fewest giveaways with 17.

    Funny thing about the turnovers is 12 games into the season we were -3. Purdy and his not turning the ball over was the big difference. We stopped fumbling as well.

  4. alleykat69 says:

    I’m still amazed that the last pick in the NFL the surgeon of Joe Cool ice in his vein Brock Purdy DRAFT Number 262 ( and should be a hot seller on the shelf Mr Irrelevant 262) can come in and just not be fazed by the moment!

    Going to be real interesting next year at the QB spot when you have a guy like Lance which you invested so much of the future?, and yet still don’t know what you have? And Purdy my god what he’s done and possibly taking this team to the SB(and I don’t want any change with Jimmy G BS return) it will be crazy this offseason with Purdy’s supporters against Lance supporters..

    • Winder says:

      kat- If Purdy continues to play like he has I don’t think anyone would complain one bit next year. I think it would be good to give Lance the #2 QB anyway just to give him more reps being the opposing team during practice and running the 2nd team. He may not like it but he has to understand by watching what Purdy is doing he needs reps.

  5. unca_chuck says:

    Belt to Toronto. Got to say I didn’t see that one coming.

  6. unca_chuck says:

    Yeah, the talk is that it will be an open competition next camp, as it should be, for the QB spot next year, but Jesus Christ, fucking Purdy has 4 years of big school experience and whatever this season turns into to call his own.

    I’d love to see Lance make huge strides and really pressure Purdy, but he’s the guy as of now. Purdy definitely has a pretty big lead on Lance.

    And, AK, the 49ers have 2 quarterbacks under contract next season and neither of them are named Jimmy. Jimmy will get his payday. I’m really thinking Seattle. Unless Geno’s Pizza Farts somehow makes an improbable playoff run. Shit, there are a bunch of teams looking for anything resembling consistency at the QB spot.

  7. Irish Kevin says:

    I think JG goes to the Raiders

  8. Barleyfreak says:

    I think we get a home NFCCG anyway.
    We beat Seattle.
    MN beats NYG
    DAL beats TB
    We beat MN
    DAL beats PHI

    We host DAL.
    And win.

  9. unca_chuck says:

    Yeah, all the NFC is a crapshoot. Any one of the teams could get hot and win out.

    Until the Super Bowl.

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