49ers 35, Rams 11

Midway through the 2nd quarter, the long slumbering 49er offense lurched out of bed with a 42 yard bomb from Colin Kaepernick to Anquan Boldin, followed shortly thereafter by a 20 yarder for a TD, and just that quick the 49ers were back in business and on their way to a 35-11 trashing of the Rams, the team the Niners had been unable to defeat last year.

Up to this turning point, the team had 52 yards of offense, and Frank Gore had accounted for 51 of them. Kaepernick was 1-5 passing for 11 yards. He then went 12-13 for 147 yards and 2 TDs. He finished the game with 167 yards, 14 more than Gore’s 153.

But the key to the turnaround was the dominant play of the 49er offensive line. This group had not been in sync since the opening game against Green Bay, but Thursday night they regained their identity, opening massive holes for Gore and providing solid protection for Kaepernick. If Gore has room to run and Kaepernick has time to pass, the 49ers can beat anyone.

On defense, there was concern how the team would fare without the injured Patrick Willis’ leadership. Nate Bowman answered that question with a superb game. He was all over the place, registering 2 sacks, 3 tackles for a loss, 1 pass defensed, 2 QB hits, and 6 tackles. Willis’ replacement, Michael Wilhoite, led the team in tackles with 7. NT Glenn Dorsey had a good game and the Rams running game was completely stuffed, with 19 carries for 18 yards.

The 49ers have been looking for a second WR to complement Boldin since Michael Crabtree broke his Achilles in May, and they might finally have the answer. Newly acquired Jon Baldwin stepped in when Quinton Patton left with a foot injury and the big guy had two catches. Not that many, for sure, but one was a tough third down catch. More importantly, he actually looks like a WR the opposing defense would have to bother covering.

This was pretty much a must win game, and the Niners responded to the challenge. They have a week and a half to prepare for Houston. If they win that game, the schedule eases up and a 7-2 record beckons. At that point, they will get Mario Manningham back from injury and maybe even Crabtree, as well has rookie DT Tank Carradine.

Still, you have to wonder if this victory was the 49ers regaining their mojo, or the Rams being your basic dog crap. Don’t get me wrong. In the 49ers’ recipe book, the Rams are ALWAYS dog crap. But perhaps they’re actually, really, football-team-wise dog crapola. The game against Houston will tell the tale.

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  1. Del Mar DennisNo Gravatar says:

    I’m never the first comment. The only reason that yours truly is up so early, is that I’m off to the doctor’s office.
     
    I’m gonna tell Dr. Mahony to give me the same thing the Rams were handing out last night. That was some good goddamn medicine. Go Niners!

  2. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Frank Gore is the MAN. He has plenty left in the tank and looks as fresh as he did 5 years ago.
    Funny as hell when the clueless states that the Safety almost runs him down. That’s why he’s clueless.
    http://www.49ers.com/video/videos/Gore_34yard_Touchdown/1a0a65a3-5fb9-4b40-9ff2-84abaf46b3e8

  3. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Joe Staley tweeted this at 10pm last night
    “I’m good. And I scream like no dude should ever scream lol my bad.”
    Goo news!
    Staley has 10 days to heal as originally it was reported as an ankle issue.

  4. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Defense completely shuts down the Ram’s rushing offense holding them to 18 yards total.
    Frank Gore gained 18 yds on his first run of the night to put things in perspective.
    Naturally the clueless weighed in with this comment “And our run defense isn’t good at all.”
    Somebody needs a reality check or was watching the wrong channel.

  5. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    St L has absolutely no run game to speak of. Bradford has turned into a shittier version of Shaun Hill. This was a good win on the road against a very shitty team. They have work to do. Just leave it at that. They had 3 straight 3-and-out drives after the Gore fumble. They were in danger of burning out the defense again. But Bradford and co did nothing in response.
    .
    Yes, it was a good win. But I wouldn’t say it cures all our ills.

  6. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    The game against the Texans in 10 days is the Sunday Night Football
    Game on NBC.

  7. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    I like to say the 3 most important keys to winning are a defensive line, a QB and a good play caller. The Rams are seriously deficient in the play caller category with Brian Schottenheimer. He is making Sam Bradford look like Mark Sanchez, who he coached at the Jets.

  8. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Getting rid of Stephen Jackson & Danny Amendola killed what little offense Bradford had to work with.

  9. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Tavon Austin looks small and overmatched as well. For all the excitement he’s supposed to provide, he’s done little.

  10. barleyfreakNo Gravatar says:

    Skeebers — I’m pretty sure you can add that Bowman stripped Bradford leading to a fumble recovery to his stat line.

  11. barleyfreakNo Gravatar says:

    That was a much needed win, and a bit of a confidence booster, though maybe more for the players than the fans. Great blocking for Gore, who shows he can still get it done when they block well.
     
    I partially agree w/ Spit not that Gore is done, but that I’m not confident they can ride him all season. I disagree that Hunter would have amassed the same yardage. Gore is really masterful riding his blocks. Hunter may have burst through or run into a tackle w/o Gore’s patience. Of course he is faster than Gore in the open and may have broke a TD.
     
    Point is though, despite Gore’s great game, and Boldin’s, riding them both is unrealistic. Seeing Baldwin out there is a GREAT sign of not over-relying on AQ. Really looking forward to MM’s return.

  12. barleyfreakNo Gravatar says:

    I’ll also agree w/ Spit that I think Kaep’s future greatness IS in the pocket. But Spit calling JH/GR offensive “geniuses” is pretty funny. How exactly is JH an offensive genius? Or was my sarcasm meter turned off?

  13. barleyfreakNo Gravatar says:

    I have to also acknowledge what others have repeatedly pointed out — the Rams really do suck.

  14. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Hard to throw if you don’t have receivers no matter if you are a future HOF QB.
    Tom Brady has a QB rating of 79
    and is averaging 220 yds a game passing against some of the worst teams in football with a combined 3-6 record (Bills, Jest and Bucs).
    Next 2 opponents are playoff teams
    so it gets interesting.

  15. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    They should turn Bowman loose more often. He’s always had natural pass rushing skills.

  16. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Quinton Patton foot fracture. Will be out a while.

  17. SpitbloodNo Gravatar says:

    Barley –
    I’m in agreement that we can’t ride Gore to the promise land this year, but I also think we need to pass to setup the run from now on, regardless what our coaching strengths are. It’s not about coaching strengths, it’s about players’ strengths. I don’t think Roman and Harbaugh are offensive geniuses. Currently they’re just … offensive. I was referring to the rest of the league and media seeing them as geniuses when they really dropped the ball this off season. But, to also be fair, I also thought them ahead of the curve, but now… not so much.
    .
    Kaep should be much further along in his development. He just went to the Super Bowl, but Russell Wilson is now light years ahead, and Wilson doesn’t have world beaters as receivers either.

  18. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Before this season when the Rams didn’t re-sign Steven Jackson I said that was a huge mistake because he was the guy that you always had to account for on their offense and was the engine that powered them.
    This point was disputed by some but apparently the Rams miss Steven Jackson as you have the 3 stooges trying to gain 5 yards.

  19. SpitbloodNo Gravatar says:

    Barley – The point or argument about Gore is really a moot point. Last night the holes for Gore were monstrous because the Rams suck, and on those plays Gore did little with them. But, like you wrote, Gore can still ride a blocker with the best of ’em so maybe it balances out between Gore and Hunter, who knows? But, like I said, it’s a moot point because the 49ers aren’t winning the Super Bowl this year. Let Gore enjoy his swan song. He’s a been a great 49er.
    .
    You can’t run the football as your cornerstone to your offense with an average defense and expect to win the Super Bowl. Now you can have an average defense with an awesome passing attack and win the Super Bowl, and we have the less desirable of the two. But for us to have an awesome passing attack, Greg Roman needs to change his evil ways….baby.

  20. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    The media doesn’t know shit. The problem has been the schemes were deficient and the WRs are dogshit. Given some better WRs, I’d think the consistency will show back up.
    .
    I mean yesterday certainly looked better than the past couple weeks. But it WAS the Rams. Stil and all, Boldin got open AFTER the running game was established. It doesn’t really matter that they establish the run or the pass first, just that they establish something to open the game. Mix it up. 5 wide and runs up the middle. Loved that early to soften their defense.
    .
    The blocking was worlds better than the previous 2 games as well.

  21. winderNo Gravatar says:

    The Ram’s offense really sucks but their D is one of the fastest in the league. Just like Dallass did the week before we had em making bad decisions. To me that means we disguised some shit we were doing, finally. It was a good win but it doesn’t take away last weeks home loss to a pretty good team. We got a mountain to climb yet. It starts with our lines and we looked pretty good yesterday.

  22. Grumpy GuyNo Gravatar says:

    Sucks losing Patton.
     
    Sucks being a 49er WR this year, too. How many have we seen get hurt in the last 12 months?

  23. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    It’s like being a drummer for Spinal Tap.. .

  24. SpitbloodNo Gravatar says:

    Losing Patton is on Greg Roman. You don’t take a smaller receiver and throw the quick out to him and ask him to cut it back up inside against linebackers and safeties. It’s suicide. Roman used to do the same thing with Mario Manningham. I think, if I’m not mistaken, Manningham got hurt on a similiar play. If Baalke insists on drafting small wide receivers, Roman had better protect ’em with much, much, much, smarter pass play designs.

  25. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    After Patton was hurt they put Kyle Williams in the game for 22 snaps. He was shut out after being targeted only once.
    In 4 games KW has 9 catches for 87 yards. He just can’t get open and this has been an ongoing issue for 4 years now and this year is the end of his contract.
    Basically he’s just taking up space as he has returned 5 punts for 22 yards (4.4 avg).
    It’s just not working out from a productivity standpoint.

  26. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Doesn’t little guys Welker and Cruz make their livings taking the ball inside against LBs and Safeties running option routes?

  27. Grumpy GuyNo Gravatar says:

    KW has gotten open deep a few times. Unfortunately, that’s pretty much his one trick, and to make it worse, he and Kap have not developed any timing or chemistry – so every time KW gets deep, the ball is late or off-target. He is not a complete receiver, and the one thing he can do well, Kap is not able to take advantage of.

  28. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Patton’s 6ft tall, weighs 204. That’s not exactly small.

  29. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Well, they still have to go to the deep ball ccasionally.

  30. SpitbloodNo Gravatar says:

    End result is two players injured. Poor play design by Greg Roman. I’d call the play for Baldwin – someone expendable until productive, but not for a rookie without the NFL body size to go head to head with linebackers and safeties. Welker and Cruz are bad examples because both have been in the league for a long time with qbs with multiple rings throwing passes that keep them from getting hurt. They work in tandem with their HOF qbs and move the chains. Kaep and Patton don’t have nearly the chemistry, or the know how. You get it by doing it, but gradually. Roman doesn’t know what he’s doing designing passing plays.

  31. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Don’t let those pesky facts stop your roll, Spitty. Players get hurt. This isn’t college where you can replace the entire roster. Some starters have to play the duration.

  32. SpitbloodNo Gravatar says:

    I can’t believe the government pays you to blog all day, Chuck. Actually, we pay you to blog all day. Grow a pair. Get to work.

  33. SpitbloodNo Gravatar says:

    The 49ers are 17th against the pass, and 28th against the run, and people on this blog think we should run the ball with Frank Gore. LMAO. Yeah, that’ll save us. Oh, but I forgot, a majority of the people on this blog also are big fans of Alex Smith.
    .
    With a defense as bad as ours, you throw the football. Unfortunately for 49er fans, Greg Roman doesn’t know how to throw the football.

  34. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Food stamps running low, Spitty? Or is it that time of the month?

  35. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Apparently some people choose to see what they want to. This leads
    to their state of ignorance,
    The facts are the Niners were within one score of the lead in both the Seahag and Colts losses.
    The facts are they were in the games until they abandoned the run
    and a feeble passing attack led to turnovers and three and outs
    and both opponents pulled away.
    If you understand football you would know that any defense will wilt when they are on the field for most of a half.

  36. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    I wanted to see KW succeed but he has become more of the problem than a solution cuz he can’t get open. He has been given every opportunity to succeed and remains a non factor. When they started Patton the other day it ws a signal the Niners were moving on.

  37. SpitbloodNo Gravatar says:

    Chuck: If you have a bad back, and are on disability, you don’t sit behind a computer all day long. I suggest you get away from the computer and try to find a job. I’m not paying you to sit around here all day and blog. Don’t be a drain on society. Have some pride. Get a job so you can look yourself in the mirror in the mornings. My next door neighbor, when I lived in Redding, went on disability for a bad back, but she didn’t want to live that way so she retrained herself in another field that helped her back muscles and although she still struggles with her back, she has some pride. You, however, have no pride. You just sit around and blog all day, taking advantage of the government. It’s sad, really. You’re the worst kind of Democrat.

  38. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Keep pretending you know things, skippy. Caught any imaginary fish lately?
    .
    Your role here appears to refute anything that works with the team. Like saying Roman is the only guy that can keep Kappy under 300 yards 3 days after he throws for 400+. Or saying the the Niners should abandon Gore and the run 2 days after he sparks the team with 158 and opens up the passing game.
    .
    You seem to think generating posts responding to your idiocy is some form of flattery. Bravo. Troll away, skippy. were in the employ of Skeebers.
    .
    BTW, Skeebs, was your blog Spitty’s idea? Or is that another lie? I think I know the answer.

  39. SpitbloodNo Gravatar says:

    Chuck: The beatings will continue until morale improves.

  40. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    You know the answer, Chuck.

  41. SpitbloodNo Gravatar says:

    Skeebers, I still have your emails. How did you find my personal email to contact me about co-authoring a blog anyway? After all the fighting and name calling you and I did on the Insider, I was amazed you’d contact me. Maybe it was because Grumpy was encouraging me to start my own blog. It was flattering, really. But it all worked out for the best. Berger’s a good second choice to help run your blog. Nazi do make good policemen.

  42. SpitbloodNo Gravatar says:

    *Nazis

  43. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Yes, Spit, I contacted you and said I was starting a blog and wanted to know if you wanted to be in on it. You didn’t. Case closed. I did it myself. You had nothing to do with it. Zero. Why you would make this ridiculous claim now, some 3+ years later, is a mystery. Or it would be if it weren’t for the history of the claimant.

  44. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    BTW, Spit, I contacted you because I thought two colliding voices would make for a spirited blog and that underneath your psycho blog personna you were probably a reasonable fellow. I was wrong about that.

  45. SpitbloodNo Gravatar says:

    Skeebers – I agree with almost everything you’ve written except one point: I named your blog. You and I talked for a while, and I was interested until I started thinking about policing, maintaining and being political. But we spoke for a while about it, and I suggested 49er Outsider for the reasons I’ve laid out. It’s not that big of a deal. The reason I bring it up at all is because when we spoke, you were interested in making money. And if you are, which now you say you aren’t, but if you were, you dump Bullit in a second to bring in other talented writers and 49er fans to the blog. However, this is ground twice plowed at this point. It’s a hobby. My hobby is talking 49ers and guilting Bullit into having some pride and actually getting a job instead of blogging all day while mooching off the US government.

  46. winderNo Gravatar says:

    It still makes me feel good that the Rams suck.
    .
    Bullit, I thought KW would be more of a factor in our offense also.

  47. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    I have no memory of that, Spit. I know we didn’t “talk” about anything because I’m very hard of hearing and don’t use the phone much at all. So any communication would have been in the few emails we exchanged. You say you have them, so why don’t you produce the one where you suggest the name. If you have it, then we can all pat you on the back and give you a parade. Otherwise, …

  48. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    The NFL is about to get an influx of good QBs. I don’t know how many are draft eligible but their are about 20 or more good enough to make NFL rosters.

  49. SpitbloodNo Gravatar says:

    Skeebers: You’ve called me a liar so let’s play this another way. Here’s my claim to how the blog was named. You and I were talking about the blog concept and I told you, “We should call it 49er Outsider because everyone wants to be an insider (ESPN and SF Chron).” I told you everyone we know who blogs is from the SF Insider, so Outsider is a logical transition away from Insider. In addition, the name was on my mind because I love reading Football Prospectus who had just changed their name from Football Prospectus to Football Outsiders. That’s my claim to how the name of this blog came about. Please, since you’ve called me a liar, please tell the rest of us how you came to the name, 49er Outsider. I’d love to hear your version. Let me get my popcorn.

  50. SpitbloodNo Gravatar says:

    And by “talking,” I mean emailing back and forth because you’re right, we never spoke on the phone.

  51. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Anybody calling their blog “Outsider” would obviously be taking off on all the “insider” blogs all over the country, from ESPN to the local rags. Including “Football Outsiders.” And including me. It’s not all that clever or unique. It doesn’t appear you have an email that backs up your claim that you suggested it to me. Which you said you had and if you don’t, then yes, I guess you would be a liar. My own opinion is you are just delusional.

  52. SpitbloodNo Gravatar says:

    Skeebers: You’re a liar. And you and I both know you’re a liar. The only thing you’ve got at this point is to call me delusional. You’ve been painted into a corner. I’m reminded of Del when he wrote, “When the opposition’s holding all the cards, the only thing you have left to do is kick the table in and storm off.” You need to go storm off, liar.
    .
    Skeebers: In life there’s nothing worse than a liar. I hope you don’t have children.

  53. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Pathetic. Seems to me you are the one with no cards.

  54. SpitbloodNo Gravatar says:

    All you’ve got left is name calling, liar. Do you have kids? If you do, you need to re-think some things… for the children.

  55. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Even more pathetic.

  56. SpitbloodNo Gravatar says:

    At least this time you admitted half the truth telling the blog you approached me about a collaboration. That’s a start for you, Skeebers. Maybe in another month you’ll slowly start to accept the complete truth… for your children.

  57. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Nobody ever asked me about it, Spit. I guess you feel the need to touch my robes, what with the miserable failure of your own blog.
     
    And leave my children out of it or get lost.

  58. SpitbloodNo Gravatar says:

    My blog did just what I wanted it to – connect to Facebook where I had over 2,000 followers before I got banned by Facebook for repeatedly saying, “#$&@% Jim Harbaugh!” after the 49ers re-signed Alex Smith. LMAO. My sphere of influence was about 200 times what yours is here. It was fun while it lasted. If I really valued it, I’d recreate it, but onto bigger and better things.
    .
    And “Nobody ever asked me about it, Spit,” is a coward’s response. Cowards are liars, so that’s consistent with your MO. Sorry for you kids. Rough to go through life with a liar for a father.

  59. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Throw in the Illuminati shutting you down, and I’m all in, skippy.

  60. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    ‘sphere of influence’ ‘bigger and better things’
    .
    Imaginary fish?

  61. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Spitblood

    Funny to hear you say “Cowards are liars”.
    Well established fact that you are a liar.
    Character assassination and smear is what you do when you put out your losing argument.
    You say I live in Nevada City? Maybe I live on the Ponderosa?
    I have a bad back and live on government assistance?
    If these are lies that makes you a liar.
    In your own words you think liars are cowards.
    Conclusion that you are a cowardly liar.

  62. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    Maybe he is Burt Lahr?

  63. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Lane Kiffin pulled off team bus outside LAX private terminal and fired. Team went back to USC without him.

  64. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Kiffen was classless the way he left Tennessee.
    This proves what goes around comes around.
    Don’t be surprised if U$C targets Steve Sarkashian who’s now coaching Washington because of prior relationship.

  65. Del Mar DennisNo Gravatar says:

    The NFL Network just mentioned Greg Roman as a possible replacement for Kiffin at USC. Can someone pick up Greg and drive him to the airport?

  66. Grumpy GuyNo Gravatar says:

    Greg, my man!!! Don’t go! Here’s your hat; what’s your hurry? Write if you have time, GOODBYE!

  67. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    I’d say the front runner for the USC job is Jack Del Rio. Herm Edwards is also being considered according to Keyshawn Johnson.

  68. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    If I were Pat Haden my first call would be to Kevin Sumlin, coach at Texas A&M.

  69. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Titans are trying to manufacture a market for Kenny Britt.
    Might be tempting for a 6th round pick but he comes with a lot of baggage. Not sure if he’ll help.
    Will be a good barometer to gauge the progress of Manningham and Crabtree.
    http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2013/09/29/titans-reportedly-fielding-offers-for-kenny-britt/

  70. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    The NFL is mulling the possibility of expanding to 14 playoff teams and cutting preseason to 3 games.

  71. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Go Texans
    Kick some Seahag ass

  72. Del Mar DennisNo Gravatar says:

    The Seahawk OL is in shambles for today’s tilt vs the Texans. I believe both my bartender and therapist are starting up front for Seattle. If they win today, forget about the division.

  73. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Interesting that Bills have both Manny Lawson and Mario Williams just like their college days with the Wolfpack. Lawson just had his first sack.

  74. Grumpy GuyNo Gravatar says:

    Lawson was always a pretty solid player – just not the pass rusher we needed him to be.

  75. Del Mar DennisNo Gravatar says:

    Richard Sherman with the pk 6 to knot it up at 20 apiece. He must read and print his own press clippings. He’s that good.

  76. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Smith just closed out the Giants with a 14 play, 80 yard, 9:17 minute 4th quarter drive for a TD. Chiefs 4-0 and half way to a second round 49er pick.

  77. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    No, Schaub is an idiot. He just threw another one that should been picked. Stupid INT. Without the turnovers, Hou wins by 14. Schaub gave this one away.

  78. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Hou wins the toss.

  79. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Kubiak is being stupid.

  80. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Aaaand Kubiak blows chunks

  81. winderNo Gravatar says:

    If I didn’t hate Seattle so much this would be comical. Next to Cutler, Schaub has to be second is suckatude.

  82. Del Mar DennisNo Gravatar says:

    “Without the turnovers, Hou wins by 14.”
    That can be said about 99.96% of games. Here’s a thought. Seattle is better than we are this year. The 5th and final step of lose and grief is “Acceptance.” Keep working on it.

  83. winderNo Gravatar says:

    never happen

  84. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Suck it Dennis. You want to whine all season so be it. I’m going to give you shit for it all year.

  85. Del Mar DennisNo Gravatar says:

    You’re the one whining over Kubiak and Schaub. I’ve accepted today’s result and am already thinking ahead about next Sunday and how we’re going to beat the Texans. Foster ran for > 100 yds today. And Schaub, suck as he might, still found a way to throw for 355 yds and two scores vs the vaunted Seattle defense. We have our work cut out for us next week.

  86. winderNo Gravatar says:

    I’m facing Manning in both of dennis’s leagues, toast.

  87. Del Mar DennisNo Gravatar says:

    Just saw the replay of that Richard Sherman PK 6: he ran it back wearing only one shoe. Can’t the NFL fine him for being out of uniform and nullify the TD? No such luck.

  88. Del Mar DennisNo Gravatar says:

    Early line: 49ers -7 O/U of 42 1/2.

  89. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Kap can learn from Brady on showing play action. Masterful execution and will force and freeze the safeties to respect the run

  90. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Texans snatch defeat from the jaws of victory.
    Schaub is a weenie.
    Kubiak can’t buy a 1st down when he needs one.
     
    Seattle has a very formidable DLine too, which came up big when it mattered.
    Let’s hope the OT seesion and travel, slow them down for Indy next week.
    Our common opponents could be the factor down the line if,IF, we can split the series with Seattle and keep it close the rest of the way.
    We need the type of DLine rotation Seattle employs, if we have any designs on making a difference in the second half of the season.
    All in all, very good game, except for the fact that Houston couldn’t sit on a lead.
    Once they lost Cushing, they couldn’t stop the run.
    So much for their home field advantage.

  91. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Russell beat them with his legs too.
    Kept plays alive, bought time and moved the sticks.
    We have out work cut out for us.
    Have to take Houston at our place next Sunday night to stay in the picture.
    Still see us as a Wild Card though, unless we find a way to score consistantly.
    Our D is won’t hold up unless we start maintaining drives.

  92. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    May have been a very expensive WIN for the Pats in Atlanta –
    Reports suggest Vince Wilfork tore an achilles –
    Ouch.

  93. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    New post is up.

2017 Schedule
Sept. 10: vs Carolina: L 3-23
Sept. 17: at Seattle: 9-12
Sept. 21: vs. L.A. Rams: L 39-41
Oct. 1: at Arizona: L 15-18
Oct. 8: at Indianapolis: L 23-26
Oct. 15: at Washington: L 24-26
Oct. 22: vs. Dallas, 1:05 p.m.
Oct. 29: at Philadelphia, 10 a.m.
Nov. 5: vs. Arizona, 1:05 p.m.
Nov. 12: vs. N.Y. Giants, 1:25 p.m.
Week 11 — Bye
Nov. 26: vs. Seattle, 1:05 p.m.
Dec. 3: at Chicago, 10 a.m.
Dec. 10: at Houston, 10 a.m.
Dec. 17: vs. Tennessee, 1:25 p.m.
Dec. 24: vs. Jacksonville, 1:05 p.m.
Dec. 31: at L.A. Rams, 1:25 p.m.
 
2017 Draft Class
1. DE Solomon Thomas
1. ILB Reuben Foster
3. CB Ahkello Witherspoon
3. QB C.J. Beathard
4. RB Joe Williams
5. TE George Kittle
5. WR Trent Taylor
6. DT D.J. Jones
6. LB Pita Taumoepenu
7. CB Adrian Colbert
 
2017 Prognostications
Bullit: 5-11
Chuck: 9-7
Grumpy: 4-12
Mr Fletch: 5-11
NJ49er: 6-10
Rob: 9-7
RTFirefly: 5-11
Skeebers: 6-10
Winder: 4-12

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