Originally posted by LambdaChi49:
I will say though: a win against NO pretty much erases this defeat for me.
After getting some sleep Im leaning toward the idea that yesterdays game was a total fluke. After all didn't we beat the Bears something like 49-7 in the 2003 opener only to go 7-9 for the season?
My point is, just like fluke wins...there are weird losses. I'm hoping (in my little niner homer heart) that this was one of them and we just got a wake up call.
Beating the saints would be huge.
Funny I logged on to mention this very game. We smashed the bears back in that opener, plenty of pass rush in that game too if memory serves correctly. I remember thinking that it'd be our year, only to go on to mediocrity/suck. Just goes to show that "Any Given Sunday" is a phrase often used to describe this league for a reason.
Without a doubt it was a very disapointing way to start the season, but it's one game and the first one at that. I'll panic if we start out 0-4. Alex Smith will play better once everything gels together starting next Monday.