Cowboys 41, 49ers 33

The 49ers were officially eliminated from the 2020 playoffs Sunday in Arizona. Nick Mullens played Santa Claus to the Dallas Cowboys, gifting them with two interceptions and a fumble for 17 points. Richie James kicked in a fumble, too, for another 7 points. And if you’ve never seen an onside kick returned for a touchdown, you came to the right game, as the Niner special teams performed just such a fluke to send us all home muttering and incoherent.

The loss also guaranteed that the 49ers will finish the season with a losing record. For the third time in Kyle Shanahan‘s four years as the HC.

This is exactly the career track of former HC Bill Walsh, except Walsh won his SB outing and Kyle did not. Walsh went to the NFC Title game in his fifth year and launched a 17 year run of 10+ victories per year, racking up two more SB titles before retiring after the 1988 season. Shanahan has his work cut out for him if he wants to continue emulating Walsh’s career.

If you look at the stats, it would appear the 49ers completely dominated this game in all areas. Then you get down to that lone fatal stat: Turnovers = 4.

On the never ending injury front, Raheem Mostert sprained his ankle yet again and limped off the field, while Jimmie Ward tried to knock Ceedee Lamb out of the game, but instead wobbled himself off with a concussion. Mostert’s injury forced the team to insert Tevin Coleman and Jerick McKinnon into the game, praying they wouldn’t get injured bad enough to prevent cutting them both as soon as the offseason arrives. This appears to have been successful.

Only two more games until we close the book on this awful year. The team could wreck the season for either the Cardinals or the Seahawks, or both, but most likely neither. 5-11 seems where this mongrel is headed. It hasn’t been a totally lost season, at least. The Patriots were also eliminated from the playoffs Sunday. We take our pleasure where we can.

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18 comments on “Cowboys 41, 49ers 33
  1. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    There are many similarities to Mullens and Steve DeBerg. Both are guilty of throwing the ill fated INT that will cost you the game.

    Our opposition has figured out that you shut down the running gmae to make Mullins beat you with his arm. Instead of beating the opposition with his Arm, Mullins is giving the ball away, yesterday spotting the Cowgurls 17 points on a fumble and two picks.

    Current draft position of the Niners is 11th.

  2. winderNo Gravatar says:

    This has been the most tiresome year of my life, hate to say it but the end of the season can’t get here soon enough. Not only is half the country total nut jobs people of my age and even younger are dropping like flies. I am waiting for the vaccine so I can finally get a hair cut. I haven’t had this long of hair since I was 25.

  3. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Speaking of dropping flies: Kevin Greene gone at 58.

  4. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Mullens down for the year with busted elbow, so “49ers are signing QB Josh Rosen off the Buccaneers practice squad on to SF’s active roster.”

  5. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    End of the road for Mullens as a Niner.

    So they sign Rosen on the week they play the Cards, the team that drafted and then gave up on him.

    10th pick of the draft and no harm on kicking the tires.

    Has longest name in NFL Joshua Ballinger Lippincott Rosen

  6. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Josh Rosen’s NFL career

    Pre draft analysis pegged Rosen as having elite arm talent who coiuld make all throws effortlessly. Definitely has a much higher ceiling than Mullens and Beathard. He has never had the coaching of a Shanahan who might push the right buttons and develop him. No risk and high reward. Watch the video of his deep throws.

  7. winderNo Gravatar says:

    Merry Christmas everyone.

  8. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Merry Christmas!
    All I want for Christmas is an end to this pandemic and a healthy 49er team in 2021.

  9. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Merry Christmas Gents
    Ditto Bullit

  10. Grumpy GuyNo Gravatar says:

    Merry Christmas, ya filthy animals!!!


  11. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    49ers inactives:

    DL Javon Kinlaw (knee)
    WR Deebo Samuel (hamstring)
    WR Matt Cole
    CB Richard Sherman (calf)
    S Jimmie Ward (concussion)
    DL Kevin Givens (not injury related)
    DL Dion Jordan (knee

  12. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Our 2021 Draft slot does not appear threatened in this game.

  13. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    I stand corrected.

  14. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    I’m happy for the effort and the win.
    Saleh is probably gone and will be a frontrunner for many HC job especially the Lions.

    If Saleh leaves the Niners will get 2 compensatory 3rd round picks in the next two years because he’s a minority coach.

    Speculation is if Saleh leaves he’ll try to take LB coach Democo Ryans and Lynch might block that move.

    There is also speculation that if Fangio gets fired as HC of the Broncos that the Niners would consider him to come back as the DC.

  15. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    If you don’t give the ball away this defense will keep you in the game. Mullens gave the ball away with regularity and cost the team at least 2 games or more.

    The defense today showed their depth as they were playing without Kinlaw, Sherman and Ward.

    Kwon Alexander tore his achilles today in the Bucs game

  16. winderNo Gravatar says:

    That was an unexpected surprise today. It makes me happy that we stuck it to AZ. Solid play by the whole team.

  17. Grumpy GuyNo Gravatar says:

    The Broncos are keeping Fangio one more year. Good. I don’t want to change defensive systems back to the 3-4 when we are playing this well, without Bosa. Get someone who runs the same scheme as Saleh or better yet promote from within. Don’t mess with success.

  18. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    New post is up.

2021 Schedules
09/12: W 49ers 41, Lions 33
09/19: W 49ers 17, Eagles 11
09/26: L Packers 30, 49ers 28
10/03: L Seahawks 28, 49ers 21
10/10: L Cardinals 17, 49ers 10
10/17 BYE
10/24: L Colts 30, 49ers 18
10/31: W 49ers 33, Bears 22
11/07: L Cardinals 31, 49ers 17
11/15: W 49ers 31, Rams 10L
11/21: W 49ers 30, Jaguars 10
11/28: W 49ers 34, Vikings 26
12/05: L Seahawks 30, 49ers 23 12/12 · 10:00 AMCIN
12/19 · 1:05 PM v ATL
12/23 · 5:20 PM v TEN
01/02 · 1:05 PM v HOU
01/09 · 1:25 PM @ LAR

2021 Draft Class
1. QB Trey Lance, North Dakota State
2. OG Aaron Banks, Notre Dame
3. RB Trey Sermon, Ohio State
3. CB Ambry Thomas, Michigan
5. OG/OT Jaylon Moore, Western Michigan
5. CB Deommodore Lenoir, Oregon
5. S Talanoa Hufanga, USC
6. RB Elijah Mitchell, Louisiana
2021 Prognostications
Bullit: 12-5
Grumpy: 13-4
NJ49er: 11-6
Skeebers: 14-3
Winder: 12-5
Rob: 17-0
Spitblood: 0-17