Originally posted by florida1957:
Give it a break folks. This awesome Ravens team got beat by the Seahawks. They are QB'ed by a Joe Flacco and gave up almost 30 points to a terrible Cardinals team. Plus there arguably best D player was out. Are you folks just talking to make yourself feel better? This game just proved that the 49ers ARE NOT READY to play with the real big boys. Come playoff time the Saints or Packers would beat this team like a drum. This team needs a step up in QB and another year under the Coach. Times are looking up for the 49ers and a Super Bowl is going to finally be back in the picture, but folks this is NOT the year. Playing the rest of the very terrible West Division will make the 49ers look really good, except for when they get beat by the Steelers, but folks this just ain't the year. A nice 13-3 year with a loss in the playoffs is a great way to start the first year under this coach. Better times around the corner, for sure.
Are you talking about two teams, one of which the Bucs beat and the other the Bucs almost beat (the same Bucs we totally dismantled)? We have lost a grand total of two games, and people are acting as if we're worse than our record, or as Parcells' says: you are what your record says you are.
Anything can happen any given Sunday, which is why you can't make an argument that we are not good enough to be go far in the playoffs, because we lose one close game to the Ravens. We don't need to be the best team, we just need to be the best team on a given
day. Case in point: the Chargers under Schottenheimer had some of the most talented squads in the league, but they perennially underachieved. Hell, Roethlisberger won a superbowl with a 22.6 QB rating, in a game that featured a lot of trickery and breaks that went the Steelers' way (not to mention the only reason why they got that far was that Carson blew out his knee).
Let's not forget that the Packers wouldn't be seeing us until the NFC Championship game and that the Saints are still the same team that lost to the 7-9 Seahawks last year. Oh, do you remember that thing called home-field advantage? There's a reason why advantage
is in this phrase. I expect us to play anyone who comes into San Fran hard, and barring some miraculous BS that occurred in the Cowboys game where DBs were falling down and what not (Goldson was not starting), we will be in the Championship game.
[ Edited by Eskendale on Nov 26, 2011 at 6:11 AM ]