The New Orleans Saints come calling this Sunday, no doubt looking eagerly forward to trashing the 49ers’ woeful defense. The Saints’ defense is no top drawer outfit, either, but if the game is a shootout, who you gonna call: Drew Brees or Blaine Gabbert’s backup?
The 49ers are 10th in rushing offense so far this year, but dead last in passing. Probably not a good combo when attempting to beat the Saints, who are 3rd in passing offense. This will no doubt be yet another game where the score gets out of control in the Saints favor, leaving the Niners best weapon of little value in getting back into the game.
The trade deadline came and went this week, with no activity from the Niners. Big surprise. Trent Baalke always overvalues his “assets,” making it hard to get anything to or from this roster. Look no further than the aforementioned backup QB, who’s still on the squad almost a year after both he and the team wanted him gone.
It’s a mediocre year in the NFL. The Patriots and Cowboys have only one loss each, the Browns and Niners have one win between them, but everyone else is flirting with a .500 record and have a shot at the playoffs. At the midway point of the season, now is the time for the contenders to rise and the pretenders to sink. Or we’ll have a Goodell special, with all kinds of 9-7 teams “battling” for one-and-done in January.
The 49ers won’t be one of them, that’s for sure. In fact, it may take two or three years for the team to even accumulate a total of nine wins. Even geting to two wins this season seems like a stretch.
But they are red hot when it comes to losing. Six in a row and counting. All six losses have been double digit stompings except the Cowboys game, a relative squeaker at 24-17. Can they run it to seven? YESSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!