Patriots 30, 49ers 17

Inspired by the presence of Eddie Debartolo and a host of star players from the glory years, the current 49ers made their own history Sunday afternoon by losing their record tying ninth straight game. Next weekend, they’ll travel to Miami looking to set a new record, one that might last forever. Or maybe just until next season.

Despite the heroic effort, the Niners still trail the league leading Browns, who kept their record perfect Sunday by losing their tenth straight game. Cleveland is coached by Hue Jackson, the 49er FO’s first choice to be the new HC during the last offseason. Thank goodness Chip Kelly landed in their lap instead. These two brilliant coaches are a combined 1-19 on the year.

It was a typical Niner game. Competitive first half, non-competitive second half. Blaine Gabbert‘s backup once again had the kind of game that mirrors his career. Starts out looking good, then steadily deteriorates as the game (career) goes on. He was 8-9 passing in the first half, then went on a 2-11 streak in the second half, at one point throwing eight consecutive incompletions. Then picked up some garbage stats in the final moments of the game to make his day look mediocre rather than awful.

Carlos Hyde had his first decent game of the year, rushing for 86 yards on 19 carries. But he was out rumbled by the Patriots LeGarrette Blount, who totaled 124 yards on his 19 carries, thus becoming the eighth RB this year to top the century mark against the 49ers.

FS Eric Reid was sufficiently impressed by Blount that he tried to avoid tackling him for most of the game, “missing” four tackles. Good thinking, no doubt, because when he finally stuck himself in harm’s way, he received a torn biceps for the effort. He will now mercifully sit out the rest of the season.

The Patriots haven’t had much success rushing the passer recently, but they rung up five sacks yesterday. This apparently caused some disgruntlement among the Niner O-line guys, who were having a pretty good year until Mr. Clueless was re-inserted into the lineup.

On a positive note, the Niners fumbled five times and didn’t lose even one of them! They also won the TOP battle for the first time this year, holding the ball for 38 seconds longer than the Patriots.

On a less than positive note, the 49er greats stood in the rain during halftime, honoring Debartolo’s HOF induction. A brutal reminder of what this franchise has lost and what it has become. Just epically obscene.




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37 comments on “Patriots 30, 49ers 17
  1. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Gabbert: 1-4, 95 pts.

    Kap: 0-5, 90 pts.

    Ponder time.

  2. Grumpy GuyNo Gravatar says:

    Season in a nutshell:

    49ers’ third down conversions: 51 out of 142, 35.9% (23rd in NFL).

    Chicago and Miami are tied for worst at 33.3%. Saints are the top at 50.4%.

    Our opponents: 70 out of 148, 47.3% (2nd worst in NFL).

  3. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    From mmqb:

    On Ryan Tannehill and the Dolphins
    After Sunday’s 14-10 victory in Los Angeles, Ryan Tannehill has now led the Dolphins to four comeback wins this season.
    Photo: Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images
    After Sunday’s 14-10 victory in Los Angeles, Ryan Tannehill has now led the Dolphins to four comeback wins this season.

    The best defense in football over the last month (Los Angeles’) was throttling the Dolphins 10-0 with seven minutes left at the Coliseum. For some reason—confidence? stupidity?—quarterback Ryan Tannehill looked at the other 10 guys in the huddle before the first snap and said, “Take a deep breath, everybody. We’re gonna win this game.”
    In the next six minutes, Tannehill, whose cross to bear has been some awful late-game performances in his four-and-a-half seasons in Miami, hit 12 of 13 throws for 124 yards and two touchdowns. It’s the best he’s ever been, under the circumstances, late in a game since entering the league. It took him just under three minutes to go 77 yards on the first drive, then 95 seconds to go 75 yards and throw a gorgeous laser to a sliding DeVante Parker, in the only place he could have caught the ball, low and outside, near the side of the end zone. A perfect throw, capping two perfect drives.

    Since getting the coaching job, Adam Gase has trusted Tannehill, and Tannehill has bought in. (Tannehill in their first meeting last winter: “What do you want me to do, coach?”) Gase has responded in kind. Tannehill helps make out the game plan by telling Gase what he likes and what he doesn’t; Gase gives Tannehill authority to change calls on the field without reservation. “I’m really excited where I’m at in this offense,” Tannehill said, sitting on the team bus after the game. It shows: In comeback wins over Buffalo, San Diego and the Rams in this streak, Tannehill had thrown for 264 yards in the last eight minutes of the three fourth quarters, with no turnovers.
    “To win ball games in the fourth quarter,” Tannehill said, “you’ve got to play with confidence and a full knowledge of the offense. And you better be able to make some big plays.” Finally, Tannehill is doing that, and it looks like the Dolphins’ quarterback of the future is also their quarterback of the present. Won’t it be interesting if, on Jan. 1, in the last game of the season, the New England-at-Miami game has significance in a division that rarely is competitive in Week 17?

  4. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Cutler may be IR’d, 2-14 NNNNOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!

  5. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    I thought they credited Flowers with a sack on a play early in the fourth quarter but apparently it was deemed a designed run and called a tackle for a loss instead, even though Kelly clearly stated he had to throw on every play. Looked like a botched run to me, too, after review from the booth (my office chair).

    We left Ninkovich unblocked on the right end of the line of scrimmage and pulled the center and LG to block lead and kick out respectively.

    Both OLs ended up doing neither with Beadles looking lost with no one to block (where are you, Chilo Rachal?) and the QB looking equally lost got snuffed in his tracks.

    It looked to me like a guy who’s made his career on his legs could have ran to the left instead and beat the defense easily but what the hell, we(he) stink(s) anyway.

    So I stand corrected, five sacks and a TFL not six sacks.

  6. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    Announcer in Mexico City says he expected boos and hisses from the crowd while the National Anthem of the USA was performed.

    But no such occurred.

    Looks like most of the classless and clueless punks live here where they’re hailed as heroes. Before they retreat to their crying rooms and safe spaces for protection from life.

  7. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    NF, there is a difference. Down there they are an invading army. Taking advantage of corrupt and weak American politicians. They would boo because those borders will be made much harder to cross and finally more inhospitable once inside.

  8. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    BG is the starter. In those 5 games, the opposing D was tougher than on average what Kap has faced.

    Statistics can be tortured to say anything you want. ARI had both RG and LT out with Kap and they could not effectively run.

  9. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Read carefully the above mmqb on Gase and Tannehill, who is a peer of Kap’s.

    I think I want to throw up. We could have had Gase, and think what he could have done with BG.

  10. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Yeh Bakkentom, Baalke was said to have spent a marathon recruiting effort on Gase.
    At a time when Kaep could have used a good mentor too.
    But, of course, Gase wanted to retain Fangio as DC, which apparently wasn’t something York and the brain trusts were willing to do.
    Jim had to go, including everyone he brought in with him.
    Blows my mind as well.
    Meddling midgets, the likes of which I’ve never seen in the Sports World.
    They deserve every ounce of disdain aimed in their direction.
    Nothing they’ve done since taking Ownership is worthy of any positive response.
    But, hey, they have a new stadium I guess?

  11. Phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    Yep second only to losing the 49 winner was the dumb insistence that Tomsula be DC under Gase. Two crushing losses resulting in this despicable mess. All self-inflicted, intentionally.

    Ugh, stinks to be us.

  12. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    It’s good to be the boss. 49ers legacy has paid a dear price under silverspoon.

  13. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    And oh yeah. May the Phins terrorize dimwit and deliver another loss. Unfortunately the QB IR’s with Bears looks to be our 2nd win. Ain’t no way around it.

  14. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Pedersen and Wentz, Gase and Tannehill. Then there’s Chip and BG, Fisher and Goff.

    I won’t even associate Chip with Kap. I won’t even associate myself with this team with dimwit as the face of the franchise. Dimwit delivers us a guaranteed high draft pick for 2016. Want moron till Jan 1.

    If dimwit the 2017 starter, this team deserves to be shot and cut up for horse meat.

  15. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Can Suh do to Kap with whoever delivered the hit on Theissman. Could google it, that play has to live in infamy.

  16. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    That Theisman shot is etched on my brain Bakkentom.
    Was delivered by LT of the NYG.
    LT damn near vomited when he saw the compound fracture too.
    That rates right up there with the hit Ken Norton put on B.Y. too.
    Resulted in a rod placed in B.Y.’s leg as a result.
    Talk about friendly fire? OUCH!

  17. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Another casualty of dimwit holding on the the ball too long is the olineman getting rolled up. Their legs are holding off dline then they get legs whipped from behind by a helmet of the opposite DE/OLB making a sack try.

    Kap is Staley’s worst nightmare. Ironic, his health depends on dimwit.

  18. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    That and Kaep constantly running backwards to escape pressure rather than stepping up or throwing the ball away.
    He compounds the sack more often by adding negative yardage on top of the sack.
    Unfortunately, he’s got no pocket presence/awareness.
    He simply gets frantic, and loses focus.

  19. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Damn, If Chip can’t find anything wrong with this team then he should go now. When the team you coach is in a nine game skid it is a sad day when the coach says he sees nothing terribly wrong.

    https://www.yahoo.com/sports/news/kelly-cant-pinpoint-one-area-49ers-clean-214357884–nfl.html

  20. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    A comment on the NN caught my attention after I looked at the gif’s.

    I don’t think our oline is a problem
    Most of those gifs looks like coverage sacks. Because we have DB’s going out for passes. They don’t have separations. Their route tree needs to be developed more. They look like practice squad players out there. Oh, wait…

    Posted by In Joe we trust on Nov 22, 2016 | 3:34 PM

  21. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Are these pass patterns dumbed down for Kap. Coverage sacks from a NE LB and secondary that is not good.

    There was a comment from NN in this article:

    http://www.ninersnation.com/2016/11/22/13713686/the-fastest-way-to-fix-the-defense-albeit-next-year

    The fastest way to fix the defense?
    1 Dontari Poe, 2 Nick Perry, 3 Kiko Alonzo, 4 Eric Berry, plus a couple of draft picks.

  22. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Niners put Eric Reid on IR because he had to have surgery for torn biceps. They promoted S Vinnie Sunseri from the practice squad.

    At this point I would re-sign Reid to a one year deal and not overpay as he has flattened out in his development as a safety
    and has achieved journeyman level being far from being elite.

    The defense needs a ballhawking impact safety that makes a couple of plays a game creating big stops and turnovers.
    Right now Reid is not that guy and seems to just occupy the safety position often disappearing for weeks.

    Taart will replace him and just might make Reid expendable with inspired play.

  23. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Niners need someone like Jabril Peppers S Michigan to bolster the secondary.

    If Niners have the second pick I might be inclined to take Peppers if Myles Garret is gone.

    Bonus is he’s a helluva kick/punt returner.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NJB4a1jNem4

  24. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    In the Fairyland blog Chuckles is still defending Kap citing that the NFL is littered with bad QBs and Kap is one of many crap QBs that are overpaid.

    My point has always been to hold Kap to a higher standard simply because you are paying him over 7 times what you are paying Gabbert.

    Niners are not getting bang for their buck and therin lies the problem. Given the slaries Kap should be outperforming Gabbert at a 3 to 1 clip and instead is basically head to head.

    The very sad thing is that if Kap is retained he actually gets a raise to $16 mil next season provided he doesn’t opt out.

    No thank you as I will cite what mental illness is, doing the same thing and expecting a different result.

  25. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    This BS that Kap is doing just as well as Gabbert did is ridiculous considering their salary structure.
    Kap is the highest paid player on the team and Gabbert is near minimum wage.

    Ridiculous to keep making excuses for Kap.

  26. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Bonus with Kap is you get a political ligntning rod because he’s a political activist who doesn’t vote and all the distractions that come with that.

  27. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Let bonehead go.

    The D can be top 5 adding Poe, Perry, Alonzo, and Berry. Spend money there not on QB. Playcaller and OC may nullify and stunt the growth of that QB.

    Let BG and Ponder be the bridge to a developing draft pick. Brace yourselves for a win with CHI. Peppers and Garret may be gone before us.

  28. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    http://www.ninersnation.com/2016/11/23/13698686/comparing-colin-kaepernick-blaine-gabbert-through-five-starts

    No distinction between caliber of D between the two. NO, NE, TB, BUF without Marcel Dareus, ARI without Mathieu for Kap. What good are these damn journos. Low IQ and slither away in college to the easy stuff they can pass.

    BG starter, Kap get out of town!

  29. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Was it Romanowski that said Gabbert spends 5x the time in the film room as Kap. QB is like no other position on the team. He must know the O inside and out.

    Learning is fine if you have the aptitude and ability to retain what is learned. BG >>> Kap

  30. 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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