49ers 37, Packers 20

The 49ers made it look easy Sunday night, pounding their way to a 27-0 halftime lead and cruising to the finish line. There wasn’t a moment of real anxiety the entire game.

The most laughable and yet telling stat of the game belonged to Jimmy Garoppolo: 6-8 for 77 yards. EIGHT passes thrown the entire evening.

But who needed to pass when Raheem Mostert was doing just fine racking up 220 yards on the ground with four TDs? That’s a 1940s style beat down. If I were a Packers fan, I’d wish I weren’t. Not with a Green Bay headline of MOSTERT OUTDUELS RODGERS staring at me on a cold, dreary Monday morning.

Deebo Samuels led the 49er receivers with two catches for 46 yards. George Kittle had one catch, Emmanuel Sanders none, Kendrick Bourne one. This was all in the beginning of the game, before Kyle Shanahan realized the Packers couldn’t stop the run if they tried all night. Which the Packers did and pretty much didn’t. This was quite similar to the Vikings game a week earlier. The Niners ran over them, too.

So the Niners will be heading to Miami for their seventh visit to the Super Bowl and their second attempt to win their sixth Lombardi trophy. This was not on anyone’s radar when the season began. We had a QB who had never played a full season, a FS who spent more time breaking parts of his body than playing his position, a rookie pass rusher who got hurt in OTAs and again in Training Camp, and a WR group that didn’t scare anybody.

Needless to say, every one of these question marks/problems were resolved favorably for the team. Nick Bosa was a force, Sanders came in a trade, Jimmie Ward finally played an entire year, as did Garoppolo. Even so, a trip to the SB is a wholly unexpected outcome. Most of the credit has to go to the defense, which played lights out all year. And they have their biggest test yet in two weeks when the Niners take on the Chiefs and their redhot QB Patrick Mahomes.

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25 comments on “49ers 37, Packers 20
  1. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Nothing could be finer than to be a Forty Niner!

    Celebrate the NFC Championship and take the next step.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0E-U0zCqF4k

  2. winderNo Gravatar says:

    yeah, i think Jimmy and KS are gonna have to open it up a little more with KC. But then again who knows if our run game works and keeps us on the field maybe that is the ticket. Last nights game was like an old time 49ers/Bears game, hard nosed pounding football.

  3. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Per Matt Barrows

    “Shanahan said Tevin Coleman had a “Lethal Weapon” type of dislocated shoulder. That is, Coleman was able to have it popped back in. Shanahan reiterates he thinks Coleman can play in the SB but that the images are not yet in.”

    Good to have two weeks before the big game.

  4. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    https://www.49erswebzone.com/articles/133731-browns-fine-waiting-until-super-49ers-assistant-woods/

    Saleh needs to duplicate the coverages and adjustments he has seen all season. Promote a sharp assistant or get an accomplished DB coach that has implemented the same that Woods has done.

    His leaving is not a bad event. Don’t make it one.

  5. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    How is Mahomes different from Russell Wilson. We basically have had two games of Mahomes already?

  6. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Supporters of the Chefs maintain they stopped Henry and the Titans and will do the same to Niner rushers.

    The difference between Titans and Niners is the blocking.
    Henry has had to break tackles to make his yards against KC.

    The Niner Oline and entire offense opened up holes and lanes where Mostert went untouched until he was 10 yards downfield.

    The two playoff games will tell you that the Niner running attack is humming.

  7. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Locker room celebration and fans enjoying the victory

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zqs0MY3XJ6A

  8. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Getting to the Super Bowl is no small feat. Just ask Dan Marino who only managed to make it one time in his HOF career.
    The Niners opponent the Chefs haven’t been to the Super Bowl in 50 years.

    Niners waited 15 years after the first Super Bowl to get in. Then in a span of 13 years they won 5 Lombardis. It would be another 18 long years before they would lose to the Ravens. Another 7 years have passed and here we are.

    Savor and enjoy it as we all want this to become another dynasty run where a multitude of Lombardis are won and the Niners are the team of the 20’s.

  9. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Here you go Bullit –

    https://www.seniorbowl.com/the-game/rosters/

    Mims playing for the North
    Duvernay and Deguara playing for the South

    Will be watching LSU OC Lloyd Cushenberry III closely too, also on the South squad.

  10. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Forgot WR Jauan Jennings / South

    Gotta wager the South roster has a leg up at a quick glance.
    See what happens…

  11. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Have not bet on nfl before but the money put on KC is ridiculous. Anyone here with best site experience and how to bet?

    https://www.gamblingsites.org/sports-betting/sites/nfl/

  12. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Good article, did not know Sherman a FA after 2020. Maybe just use that 1st #32 on best CB for our system. CB depth not good and CB a high dollar position.

    Sherman is slow. Has had enough injuries maybe the safe bet is #32 CB1 of the future. Sherman teaches his replacement. Happens in Silicon Valley with H-1B hires.

    https://www.ninersnation.com/2020/1/22/21075504/49ers-select-a-cornerback-in-latest-mock-draft-cj-henderson

  13. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    This from CB article at 4:42pm. Prefer this is draft board solid and #32 -> 4 picks in day 2.

    Trading out of 32 and getting 3-4 picks in round 2-4 is very doable via couple of trades
    For instance, 32 to 40 easily nets us a 4th rounder (maybe even a 3rd if other team is motivated and we throw in a 7th back).

    Then, moving down from 40 to 55 gets you a 3rd (we traded a late-3rd to move up from 59 to 45 to land Pettis in 2018).

    So you end up with 55, a 3rd, and another 3rd or 4th. One more trade on day 2 to move back brings back another 4th or 5th rounder. That’s 3-4 premium picks in the middle-fat portion of the talent curve to find key contributors that give us 12-16 years of contract time v.s. 5 years.

    Right now, we have zero picks between 32nd spot and 139th spot (which is going to get worse by another 10+ when comp picks at end of 3rd and 4th round are added). So we would basically be sitting out the talent pool of ~120 players in a draft class where WRs, OLs, DB, etc are rich in talent and where we can reasonably add contributors who will be cheaper guys on our cap from 2020-2023 cycle when we have an expensive QB, TE, DLine, LBs, FB/RB, etc.

    Turning the 32nd pick into 4 picks is fairly easy to do if 49ers are motivated to do so. Lynch/Peters/Marathe will line up several potential trades in advance and then play the draft board — if that’s what they choose to do.

    Posted by ninersfootball on Jan 22, 2020 | 1:41 PM

  14. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    When the Niners are Super Bowl Champions the strategy in drafting is for quality over quantity. Roster turnover of your 53 will probably be around 10 players.

    You also have to take into consideration all the players you have on IR such as Blair, Julian Taylor, D.J. Jones, Street, Richburg, shone Coleman, Trent Taylor and Jalen Hurd to name a few.

    It would be hard to name 10 players you would cut and replace them with draft choices.

  15. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Jan 22 6:45pm post on page 6, jonnydel video on 49er D vs GB just came out.

  16. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Niners roster will have to change from actions to stay within salary cap.

    Up to Paraag with DeFo and Kittle contract extensions due no later than 2021 offseason.

    If converted the 1st #32 to four 3rd’s, possible CB, S, NT, and trade for a 2021 2nd. Need quality depth, not starters in 2020 season. Staley and Sherman may not be on roster in 2021.

  17. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    “If converted the 1st #32 to four 3rd’s”

    Sports Talk Radio Fanboy BS. But the you take it to a whole new level
    by going the last draft pick of the first round for 3 #3 picks and a 2021 #2?
    A pipedream just like Blaine Gabbert becoming a starter and an elite NFL QB.

  18. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    From Lombardi
    Steve Young on 49ers: “Owner, general manager and coach are all partners, which is awesome. And all of ‘em are partners with the team. This is very rare, David. This reminds me of the old days and it reminds me of the teams that are great. You have to have that, and we do.”

  19. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Two starters that have flown under the radar and have had solid years are slot CB K’waun Willams and LG Laken Tomlinson.
    Williams has good coverage skills and is a sure tackler.
    Tomlinson is steady and is hardly mentioned which is a good thing for Olinemen.

    FYI Staley is signed through the 2022 season and his contract is good for 3 more seasons

  20. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Wow!
    Kobe Bryant has died in a helicopter crash.
    RIP Kobe Bryant.

  21. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    New post is up.

2020 Schedule
9-13: L Cardinals 24, 49ers 20
9-20: W 49ers 31, Jets 13
9-27: W 49ers 36, Giants 9

10-4: L Eagles 25, 49ers 20
10-11: L Dolphins 43, 49ers 17
10-18: W 49ers 24, Rams 16
10-25: @ NE

11-1: @ SEA
11-5: GB (TNF)
11-15: @ NO

BYE

11-29: @LAR

12-7: BUF (MNF)
12-13: WAS
12-20: @ DAL (SNF)
12-26: or 27 @ AZ

1-3: SEA

2020 Draft Class
1. DT Javon Kinlaw, South Carolina
1. WR Brandon Aiyuk, Arizona State
5. OL Colton McKivitz, West Virginia
6. TE Charlie Woerner, Georgia
7. WR Jauan Jennings, Tennessee
 
2020 Prognostications
Bullit: 12-4
Grumpy: 12-4
NJ49er: 11-5
Skeebers: 11-5
Winder: 11-5

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