I know its been a really tough loss for everyone, it was hard for me to re-watch the game to write this transcript. I wanted to see why the 49ers were so awful on 3rd Down conversion. I don't know if I missed one or not, but I counted a total of 14 attempts. 2 of the 3rd down attempts were nullified by penalties. I also wanted to see who was at fault for not converting those 3rd downs.
3rd and 4 - Alex Missed passed behind Gore across the middle. (Pass might have beem tip) - Results in Punt, fault to Alex.
3rd and 14 - Pass thrown to sidelines nearly picked. (Kyle Williams fumbles pitch back) lost of 10 yards. Punt, fault to Kyle Williams (fumble lost of 10 yards).
3rd and 2 - Complete to Kyle Williams for 1st Down. (Penalty for legal hands to the face on CB) Automatic 1st down, attempt nullified.
3rd and 5 - Alex flush out of pocket tackeled form behind gain of 2. (VD personal foul cost team 15 yards and could of been in FG range) Punt, fault to O-line.
3rd and 9 - Alex force to step up and run for short gain. 4th 7 Punt, fault to O-line.
End of First Half
3rd 19 - False start by Staley adds 5 yards to 3rd and 14. (Illegal contact on CB pushing Kyle Williams after 5 yards) Automatic first down, attempt nullified.
3rd 6 - Alex throws to Walker, knock down by LB nice defensive play. Results in Punt, fault to no one.
3rd 7 - Alex completes to Gore out to flat, gain of 5. Results in Punt, fault to O-line, Alex and Gore.
3rd 1 - Dixon stop for no gain. Results in Punt, fault to O-line and Dixon.
3rd 5 - Alex completes to Crabs near sidelines 3 yard gain. Results in FG, fault to Alex and Crabs.
3rd 7 - Alex Sacked. Result in Punt, fault to O-line.
3rd 10 - Alex Incomplete pass between VD and Walker. Results in Punt, fault to Alex.
3rd 8 - Alex completes to Walker for 1st down with no time left in regulation. 3rd down Converted.
End of Regulation
3rd 12 Alex completes pass to VD, a yard short of 1st Down. Results in Punt, fault to VD (for not running route deep enough)
End of Season
Obviously there is plenty of blame to go around. Hopefully with a full off-season and proven #1 WR and Morgan back, it will improve. Can't wait for next year and another opportunity to be back in the play-offs.