Originally posted by 49ersMyLife:
Ugh...honestly, would it have been so bad had we thrown the ball once instead of three straight run up the middle. Then, on defense, we consistently sent 3 man rush on the last drive. Luck favors the brave and we weren't brave in our play-calling.
Thats my initial reaction too, it would have been aggresive and won us the game if the pass was complete. The problem is that an incomplete pass stops the clock. Without our best offensive player on the field, they wanted to run as much time off the clock as possible. Our defense was strong yesterday and there was no reason to beleive they couldn't handle it.
I think our defensive formation on the last play could have been better but in the end, it was a broken play. Favre just threw it up (he even admitted as much) and got lucky. Luck may favor the brave, but this team is more about hitting people in the mouth than giving the game up to luck. I'm sure Favre it still feeling that hit.
I was yelling when that play went down, but keep in mind that we have already beat 2 of our division rivals. Next week we have the Rams and if the 49ers can keep their focus and take the pain out on them we will have a solid lead in our division.