Considering how close many of the games we lost last year were:
atlanta -2pts, literally had the game won...
Eagles -3pts, Alex smith had 300+ yds
Panthers -3pts, didnt watch this one, not sure how we lost... wtf
Im VERY optimistic even with Alex Smith as qb, and Im absolutely no fan of his. Looking at our schedule this season, I dont see why we dont at least win the NFC West. Of course however, we were saying this last year. I just think that with a competent offensive strategy that isnt as predictable as the sunrise, and our defense remaining basically the same we wont give away so many games this year.
Here is my take on the 2011 schedule:
Seahawks - 78% win - At home, opening day, we pull it out
Cowboys - 50% - If Romo shows up, we lose
Bengals - 85% win - theyre in complete chaos over there. i see them gunning for Luck
Eagles- 45% - We played them very close last year but i dont see it happening with a healthy Vick
Bucs - 68% win- They stomped us last year with Blount, but we had no offense with sing. probably wont happen again
Lions - 70% win- yes they have a monster DL but the rest of their D still sucks and theyre offense is iffy.
Browns - 70% win- attack McCoy and he folds. hillis wont run over our D (madden curse )
Redskins - 79% win- Who knows what their Qb situation looks like but theyve got other issues. i think we handle them.
Giants - 50% - Depends on what Eli does. Not optimistic about this one
Cardinals - 80% win- Its the cards
Ravens - 35% - harbaugh vs. harbaugh but not likely
Rams - 73% - We beat them last year with Troy Smith, the second game we imploded after J. Smith's ejection. I dont think that happens again.
Cardinals - 80% Its the Cards again
Steelers - 35% Nope.
Seahawks - 65% possible battle for the division, away. will be a good one, but we win (bias)
Rams - 73% We win for the division
This could put us at 11-5 best case senario. I dont see us losing to the cards or rams at all. the Seahwawks could get us late in the season and we could be shocked by either the lions or browns but we would still be over .500. This would constitute a positive season for coach harbaugh in my book, given the hand he's dealt. So Overall im pretty excited about this season even though many will see it as a rebuilding year. Im not at all on the Tank-for-Luck bandwagon, Id like to fly my flags this year without ridicule, and he may not be that great as a pro.
[ Edited by 49glory on May 6, 2011 at 23:29:05 ]