Originally posted by SnakePlissken:
My gut says this game turns out different than people think. -Everybody will be picking the Pats, and sucking off the Seahawks to edge themselves deeper within the NFC West race; I see the opposite happening.
Harbaugh's ego won't allow us not to throw up a smart/gutsy gameplan against one of the best NFL coaches of the recent decade. Jim's been waiting for this game (cause he's a competitive b*****d), even though he'll deny it and say that "oh the Packers were the first team on the list" b******t, Jim wants it bad.
You're gonna see a determined team next week, no matter the outcome. -We may have our shortcomings, but we're not the f**king s**t Texans.
Well, I hope you're right. The 49ers seem to be able to get up for the teams that are supposed to be a challenge.
All their losses have come at the hands "inferior" competition; outside of the Giants.
Watching what the Pats did to the Texans was a little concerning; HOWEVER, that was a Texan team less Cushing, and a healthy Barowin and Reed.
The Patriots are going to face a defense with better linebackers, Secondary, and overall D-line.
The defensive question is....... are the 49ers going to give the Pat receivers space, or clamp down and make Brady hold onto the ball a little longer.
Another BIG 49er advantage is Brady's stone feet. If the pressure shows up, this game could get interesting.
Last, the 49ers have a better offense than the Texans, so the outstanding defensive performance we saw last Monday needs to be tempered a tad.