Originally posted by Joecool:
Originally posted by 49ersfaninohio:
In order for the 49ers to win the division, it is going to take a lot of hard work, less penalties, less turnovers on offense and more takeaways on defense, more creativity with the offense, and luck with the other teams losing inside and outside of the division.
Also, could someone please explain to me why our defense cannot stop anybody with less than 2 minutes on the clock? Every time we have a chance to win in regulation, the defense allows teams to march down the field on them with less than 2 minutes. Examples, Saints, Panthers, Falcons, and Rams. Am I missing anyone?
It's not going to be easy. We almost lost to the Rams at home. Like you said, we must decrease the penalties and keep it going with our limited turnovers during the past 4 weeks.
As for our defense: we stopped them in OT. Also, other teams' defenses haven't really stopped us either. We have stopped ourselves with INT's when we really need it.
Also, Tampa is terrible against the run and in applying pressure to the QB. Reminds of me of Denver but Tampa has a better pass defense. However, overall, our Defense and Offense is better for the season.
Now if you only include the past 4 weeks, I bet our defensive and offensive stats dominate Tampa Bay.