Sorry for the tardy game wrap up, guys. I was out of town for the weekend and didn’t get back until late Monday.
The delay did give me a chance to spend quite a bit of time gloating shamelessly. I was almost booted off my plane flight home by airport security for reckless cheerfulness. I kept telling them, “You don’t understand. Giving Russell Wilson two entire sets of downs from the ten yard line to win the game and seeing him FAIL – it doesn’t get much sweeter than that.” Dre Greenlaw!! Our hero!
Adding in the colossal blunder of Seattle HC Pete Carroll to get his team on the field in time to punch it in from the one yard line in a game that would be decided by an inch and you have yourself a double header of HAHAHAHAHA!!!! Two tormentors slain in one epic moment.
Of course, at the time, it was a bit sweaty on our side of the field, to say the least. Blowing a two score lead at the last second for yet another in a long list of Seattle heartbreaks. An unbearable indignity.
Deebo Samuel had another huge game. He’s emerged in the second half of the season as the star WR that has been missing in SF for a very long time. Between him and all-world TE George Kittle the Niners have an offense that is almost impossible to contain.
Kudos also to Jimmy Garoppolo who showed once again that no game is too big for him. Each time Seattle scored and 49er sphincters tightened in horror, there was Jimmy, cooly leading a drive to re-take control of the game. And Nick Bosa. The guy didn’t get any official sacks, but he was all over the field, relentlessly pressuring Wilson and making tackles everywhere. These two are the cornerstones of the team for many years to come.
2011 – 2012, 49ers owned the NFC West. 2013 – 2014, Seahawks. 2015 – 2016, Cardinals. 2017 – 2018, Rams.
The NFC West has been a perfect equal opportunity division this past decade. And Sunday the Niners took their rightful turn in the rotation again. It would be nice if they didn’t cough up the first game of the playoffs, especially if that game is yet another tussle with the Seahawks, but there’s no taking away from the amazing season the team has had.