We beat them in every single statistical category except turnovers and ToP.
Like Frank said, we whooped their ass up and down the field. The stats back it up. Obviously where we faltered was with our arch nemesis, OURSELVES.
Crazy over excited/not thinking Baas snap into the EZ. Alex was lucky to keep it to a safety. Correctable.
Two tipped passed picked off. The Alex haters will say it's his fault and the Alex homers will say it's sh!+ luck. Correctable.
Two friggin' fumbles. Delanie has to learn to wrap up. Simple. Correctable. Poor rookie Adams. Guy is put into a very difficult situation in his first active game. Wind was awful all night. Still, gotta make the catch. Lucky for us, once our first and second options @ punt return come back (Ginn and Williams), he'll unlikely be asked to do it again. Correctable.
1st Downs 17 24
Passing 1st downs
Rushing 1st downs
1st downs from Penalties
3rd down efficiency
4th down efficiency
Total Plays 64 58
Total Yards 287 417
Passing 237 275
Yards per pass
Rushing 50 142
Yards per rush
Red Zone (Made-Att) 2-4 3-4
Penalties 5-54 5-40
Turnovers 0 4
Defensive / Special Teams TDs 0 0
Possession 32:40 27:20
I'm most proud of our OLINE. They held up GREAT. Great pass pro (no sacks!!) and Frankie had a stellar night.
Big Up's to Alex Smith too. He really grew up tonight. He could have easily crumbled after that terrible snap for a safety and the fluke pick off Gore. He didn't. He was poised, used his legs when he had to, and the team clearly responds to him.
The haters gonna hate and thats just fine. The bottom line is, we are legit. Maybe not a SB team yet, but we will win this division and we will be heard from in the playoffs. And thats just the way it's gonna be. This team believes in itself. We should too. I do. Ya digg?