Originally posted by amigoj49:
Here is our full 2010 season schedule:
Sun 9/12 @Seahawks
Mon 9/20 Saints
Sun 9/26 @Chiefs
Sun 10/03 @Falcons
Sun 10/10 Eagles
Sun 10/17 Raiders
Sun 10/24 @Panthers
Sun 10/31 Broncos
Sun 11/14 Rams
Sun 11/21 Buccaneers
Mon 11/29 @Cardinals
Sun 12/5 @Packers
Sun 12/12 Seahawks
Thur 12/16 @Chargers
Sun 12/26 @Rams
Sun 1/2 Cardinals
Here are my thoughts and reasons:
Season opener @Seattle is no picnic - LOSS
Defending Champions, Saints, very difficult - LOSS
Arrowhead is one of the toughest places to play - LOSS
Falcons, they could kill us - LOSS
Eagles, a strong team - LOSS
I am just trying to look at our season from the worst possible scenario. Above losses are definite possiblities. BUT, let's look at the rest of the season:
Raiders, come on! - WIN
@Panthers, a running team - WIN
Broncos, can you say Tebow? - WIN
Rams, junk - WIN
Bucanneers, we are just better - WIN
@Cardinals, we OWN them - WIN
@Packers, tough one - LOSS
Seahawks, Pete who? - WIN
@Chargers, let's just stay being a pessimist - LOSS
@Rams, they are still the rams - WIN
Cardinals, for the division - WIN
Obviously, I don't want to see us start out 0-5. But, even if we were to start out 0-5, we can end up at 9-7. AND if we can win 2 out of those first 5 games and unfortunately lose an unexpected one somewhere, we would still end up at 10-6. And most likely WIN our division.
Before the start of last year, I thought we were going to make the playoffs.... I would have bet my little pinky on that... And would have sadly lost it.
But as you can see, I think we got this now! I am so dang excited for our season. My wish for the playoffs is going to finally happen fo sho! Go Niners!
The only games in my mind that we *should* lose are the Saints and the Falcons. The Saints of course because of their high octane offense, though I think our defense is talented enough to keep our offense, whose performance is the key to the game IMO in it. Looking at the stats, the Saints weren't all that great against the run (finished 21st last year allowing an average of 122 ypg), so I'm sure they'll see heavy dose of it come game time. Pound the clock, and keep Brees off the field.
And they're flying across country to us, which is another advantage.
The Falcons on the other hand worry me far more than the Saints due to our absolutely abysmal performance against them last season (in our house no less). They are very talented on both sides of the ball, and can score with anybody.
Hopefully we took a lot of notes from last year's game, and we'll be ready for them.
Either way we'll have a pretty good idea of how the season is going to turn out by week 5. I'm predicting 4-1 (we lose to Atlanta), but no worse than 3-2.
Playoffs in 2010 baby!