Originally posted by DieHardNiner82:
Since 2006, we have been within 1-2 games of the NFC West Title and there is always a glimmer of hope late in the season. The final crushing of hopes will feel even worse this year, because they were such high hopes this offseason. We have learned nothing except Sing is worse than Dennis Erickson. Alex is still a bum who can't throw over 15 yards, the O-Line is still under-achieving, the Secondary is among the worst in the league. The most disappointing thing is that this team cannot tackle for a lick. I hope that we can pull this one out tonight, despite the state of the franchise. We are 9.5 point underdogs, but let's hope the disappointing blow doesn't happen this year and that all this "torture" was worthwhile.
And yet we are one game out of the NFC West lead. This torture is what SF Giants fans had to experience. So if it works out well then we will be in the hunt and still have to win our following games, but we are still in it even with all of our defects. We now have the same chance as Arizona had when it went to the super bowl. Everyone discounted Arizona but it came a few plays away from winning the super bowl and had the lead at the end of the fourth quarter.
So as a fan I keep staying with the team through the ups and downs. But if it should turn out that we win tonight then we will be close again. Still not settled but two more games after that to go through more torture. But if the team gels and develops then off we go, if not we can be sad and bitter after that.