Downfalls of borderline top level or even top level teams is that some have a tendancy to play to the level of their competition.
Singletary instilled a 100% speed with full pads and no relaxing in Training Camp and it has seemed to carried over in the 49ers play during the two regular season games. The Cardinals players noticed the "Focus" of our team as was quoted by Bertrand Berry on KHTK.
We were thinking that the SEA game was be a so called GPS game because they kicked our ass last year and tore STL a new one. However, we did not play down and stayed focused and revealed to everyone that there is a reason why ARI was the NFC champs and there is a reason why SEA is still trying to work it's way back into the relevancy of the NFL top teams. We kept our level of play high and it showed against a weaker team. Yes, SEA is far weaker than ARI.
Now, that SEA game really didn't seem like a "GPS" game at all. Now the next game is the new "GPS" game. If we beat Minnesota, then it will be known that, well, Minnesota really hasn't played anyone to prove how good they are so then our next game will be a "GPS" game...and then the next one...and...now you know how I feel about "GPS" games.
There is no GPS game because it doesn't matter WHO we play. The only thing that matters is HOW we play. So far, we have played hard and been focused.
[ Edited by Joecool on Sep 22, 2009 at 8:49 AM ]