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  • fryet
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We had better be ranked #2 this week, after New England and New Orleans lost. We are just a more consistent team than those 2, mainly due to our defense. We won't be able to get ranked higher than Green Bay until they start losing. But since we don't win with a high powered offense, I think power rankers will have a hard time ranking the 49ers high. They value offense over defense.
Originally posted by Kalen49ers:
We should not be #3 overall. I don't think we are a top 5 team really.

Winning is the only measuring stick for success. 6-1 is the second best record in the NFL right now, therefore we should be #2 on rankings.
The Packers have possibly the league's best passing offense, but not much else. Fortunately for them, that usually compensates for the lack of talent across the remainder of the roster. They have a pedestrian run game, an absolutely horrible pass defense and a mediocre run defense.

They have yet to play anybody of significance.
i wanna be number one in the rankings rankings, not the power rankings. these haters wont put us at number 1 or 2 but the way our team is built were made for playoff games. monster rushing team with an opportunistic passing game that doesnt make mistakes, defense that is great against the run and pretty good at the pass and we force turnovers. our team gives up the least amount of points in the entire league. our special teams is lights out so our field position to begin drives is usually very good and akers and lee are both awesome. our offense is just beginning to come together, wait til braylon is in the lineup for another week or two and smith and crabs finally get on the same page and i think we become the scariest team in the league. i guarantee you no one is going to want to play against the niners in the playoffs.
Originally posted by nflguy49:
He has a point. This is a passing league and the niners are a rushing offense. We need the passing game to improve if we expect to beat a team like greenbay come playoff time.

this makes no sense. Green Bay is a passing team so to beat them we need to stop them from passing the ball. what does our offense have to do with Green Bay's offense?
  • Antix
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Originally posted by HessianDud:
this makes no sense. Green Bay is a passing team so to beat them we need to stop them from passing the ball. what does our offense have to do with Green Bay's offense?

I agree. That doesn't make sense to me either. We may need to pass the ball more if they're scoring on us all over the place, but if our D is stopping their offense then what does out pass O matter?
Originally posted by Antix:
Originally posted by HessianDud:
this makes no sense. Green Bay is a passing team so to beat them we need to stop them from passing the ball. what does our offense have to do with Green Bay's offense?

I agree. That doesn't make sense to me either. We may need to pass the ball more if they're scoring on us all over the place, but if our D is stopping their offense then what does out pass O matter?

yeah, people assume that because a team throws and scores a lot then you have to beat them in a track meet. No, you have to take them off their game and play your game. A team with a defense like ours and a running game like ours doesn't need to worry about all of a sudden becoming a spread-offense hurling 50 yard bombs, it needs to do exactly what it does, which, if done successfully, will keep someone like Rodgers on the sideline and keep the score low.

People buy into this whole hype of "QB duels." They are never on the field at the same time. If we play the Packers, Carlos Rogers and Patrick Willis, et al, will be "dueling" with Aaron Rodgers, while Alex Smith duels with Clay Matthews and Charles Woodson. etc.
  • Antix
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Originally posted by HessianDud:
yeah, people assume that because a team throws and scores a lot then you have to beat them in a track meet. No, you have to take them off their game and play your game. A team with a defense like ours and a running game like ours doesn't need to worry about all of a sudden becoming a spread-offense hurling 50 yard bombs, it needs to do exactly what it does, which, if done successfully, will keep someone like Rodgers on the sideline and keep the score low.

People buy into this whole hype of "QB duels." They are never on the field at the same time. If we play the Packers, Carlos Rogers and Patrick Willis, et al, will be "dueling" with Aaron Rodgers, while Alex Smith duels with Clay Matthews and Charles Woodson. etc.

I guess people assume Our D is going to get smoked and for some reason we won't be able to run the ball (Packers arent a great rush D). When it comes down to it If we play our best there's not a team we can't beat playing our style of ball imo.
  • Kolohe
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I could careless about Power Rankings they love or hate you from week to week so why should people care. I could careless if we were #32 with a 13-3 record.
Originally posted by Antix:
I guess people assume Our D is going to get smoked and for some reason we won't be able to run the ball (Packers arent a great rush D). When it comes down to it If we play our best there's not a team we can't beat playing our style of ball imo.

hell yeah. its awesome and strange but its true.

Originally posted by Kolohe:
I could careless about Power Rankings they love or hate you from week to week so why should people care. I could careless if we were #32 with a 13-3 record.

THIS
We are #2 on the real power rankings: 2nd best record in football.
I feel bad for the people that have to make the rankings this week. What are they supposed to do? Where do you put the Saints? Or the Eagles?

I would think the Packers and Niners will be at the top, but after that it's pretty wide open.
It's not the BCS.

Can anyone say what Green Bay's power ranking was at the beginning of the playoffs last year?
Originally posted by fryet:
We had better be ranked #2 this week, after New England and New Orleans lost. We are just a more consistent team than those 2, mainly due to our defense. We won't be able to get ranked higher than Green Bay until they start losing. But since we don't win with a high powered offense, I think power rankers will have a hard time ranking the 49ers high. They value offense over defense.

They'll rank PIT higher than us.
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