Wild Card Weak End

The first wave of pretenders were tossed aside over the weekend. The Rams, Chiefs, Bills, and Panthers all swung and missed. And see you next year.

Of the four losers, only the Panthers had a realistic hope of getting to the Super Bowl. The rest were just playoff fodder.

The 49ers played four of the wild card teams during the season, losing to the Rams and Panthers, and winning against the Jaguars, Titans, and Rams in the year end rematch that the Rams failed to attend. Both losses, of course, occurred during the pre-Garoppoloan era, when anybody who could field 22 guys could beat the Niners.

The Jax/Bills game was a true QB clinic. Tyrod Taylor: 17/37 for 134 yards and Blake Bortles: 12/23 for 87 yards. Bortles had more yards rushing (88) than passing. He demonstrated every conceivable way to throw an inconceivably ugly pass. His receivers were working overtime to not display a WTF!! face as they watched balls wind up everywhere but anywhere near them.

The Falcons were the final team to qualify in the NFC, but probably have the easiest path to the Title game. First they got the not-ready-for-prime-time Rams and next week they get the crippled Eagles. New Orleans had to beat the Panthers and next week travel to Minnesota.

The AFC has virtually no drama until the Title game weekend. The only thing the Steelers and Patriots have to worry about in their games next weekend is injuries to star players. Not to be a cretin, but if the Titan defense could manage to break one of Brady’s legs next Sunday, I would gladly tolerate listening all week to the whining and wailing coming out of Foxboro, MA. After all, who doesn’t want to see Brian Hoyer leading his team to the Super Bowl?

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19 comments on “Wild Card Weak End
  1. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    “Former Chiefs’ OC Matt Nagy is being hired as the head coach of the Chicago Bears.”

  2. WinderNo Gravatar says:

    Yeah, I believe the NFL is trending toward offensive minded HC’s. They paid a pretty hefty price for Trubisky(sp) and want to see him progress.

  3. NoFearNo Gravatar says:

    The Bears make another stab in the dark trying to replace Ditka. It seems the trend is to hire and promote coordinators who blew it. As good a theory as any I suppose.

    I’ll bet McVay won’t opt to rest his players if he gets in again. Lesson learned rookie.

    Anybody notice the NFL’s “strict compliance” policy for concussion protocol is always applied in favor of the desired outcome? Or maybe you think with all the millions up for grabs every week and many times more every season no one is trying to control where it goes.

  4. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    “49ers announced they have named Ken Norton Jr. assistant head coach – defense/inside linebackers.”

  5. WinderNo Gravatar says:

    They must really like him. He was a good Niner.

  6. Grumpy GuyNo Gravatar says:

    He was a truly great one.

  7. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Seattle is firing everyone in sight. Welcome to the 2015 49ers, dipwads!

  8. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Seahag legion of boom on it’s last legs

    their defense cost the team too much money at expense of their oline

  9. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Apropos of nothing, but these TD celebrations have become ludicrous this year. Some of the worst choreography I’ve ever seen. Too bad we can’t go back to just spike the ball and get off the field.

  10. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Reuben Foster busted for weed. Great. He failed a drug test at the combine, too.

  11. WinderNo Gravatar says:

    It just never F-ing ends.

  12. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    “The $2,501,124 of salary guarantees in Rueben Foster’s 2018 to 2020 contract years are as good as gone. There’s language in Foster’s contract where a fine under NFL drug policies (provided it isn’t vacated on appeal) voids the guarantees.”

    Dumbo is as dumbo does.

  13. NoFearNo Gravatar says:

    No worries, GM Lynch talked to the kid and was 100% okay with him starting out already in the drug program.

    Luckily his $4.7MM signing bonus remains unaffected.

  14. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Maiocco says he’ll be fined two game checks. Next offense is four game suspension.

  15. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Gritty effort by the Eagles.

  16. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Wait til KNorton Jr gets Reuben behind the woodshed.
    What a clown.

    Seems Rashard Robinson met some of NJ’s finest in recent weeks as well.
    His ’18 Benz smelled of Mary Jane and, a supply of THC-infused candy in his possession.
    Glad we got the Pick before he imploded.
    Stupid is as stupid does Boyz….

    Here comes the off-season police blotter stories I guess?

  17. NoFearNo Gravatar says:

    Now I get the Zimmer commercial.

  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
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12/23 · 5:20 PM v TEN
01/02 · 1:05 PM v HOU
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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