Originally posted by Marvin49:
Originally posted by ninersbaby1:
we didn't lose the game from this play we lost becuase of kyle williams
We lost because we couldn't score a point on FIVE tries to close the game. The game should have been over in regulation or in the first 2 chances in overtime.
You are both right. This is where the distinction between direct and indirect cause is important.
The Niners DIRECTLY lost the game because Kyle Williams fumbled a punt in OT that put the Giants in easy field goal position, which accounted for the 3 points that made the Niners lose.
The Niners INDIRECTLY lost the game because they couldn't convert on 3rd down and were offensively impotent. This is indirect because it did not directly cause the points that made the Niners lose the game.
Either/or, it sucks that the Niners lost in such a way, directly and indirectly.