Originally posted by DonnieDarko:
Originally posted by fly15:
we better win this one, cause the following game
we aint beatin no patriots das fo sho
I wouldn't be so sure of that. The Patriots have lost to both Baltimore and Seattle, two teams with defenses similar to the Niners. They also lost to the Cardinals. The Patriots are 29th against the pass and 9th against the run. Their 6th in passing and 8th in rushing. The Niners have already beaten Detroit and New Orleans, both of which are rated higher than the Patriots in passing game. The Niners have won in Green Bay and New Orleans, both venues that are at least as hard to play in as Foxboro. New England is 26th in total defense, Niners are second. They are first in total yards of offense, but Detroit is third and the Niner defense was able to shut that down pretty effectively.
I see the Patriots game as a winnable game for the Niners; certainly not easy, but winnable.