Originally posted by DaFaro49ers:
Originally posted by NinerGM:
No, you won't see them in a play-offs if your offense can't convert ONE SINGLE 3RD DOWN FOR 60 MINUTES.
You will see them in the playoffs, if your team continues to fight and find a way to win anyway possible. If we literally nearly won the game without a 3rd down conversion, that just only adds praise to the coaching of the mentalitiy of the players, Sing does
Im not into moral victories, but I do think the team is definitely growing. In the past, if we could not convert 3rd downs, it was a 30+ point blow out. We SHOULD HAVE won that game if not for the prevent D the last two minutes.
I give Favre all the credit in the world for putting together a great drive, but he merely took what our D gave him and that was a 15 yard cushion to complete every short pass and march down the field.
All things considered (In Minnesota, Without Gore, Not converting any 3rd downs, etc.) this team played a damn good football game, and would have deserved the win if they got it. Unfortunately, they didnt, so now it is time to learn from it and we will see if either we or Minnesota makes the playoffs. One thing is for sure though...if we do see them in the playoffs you can bet that this team will NOT forget this game.