Originally posted by cciowa:
Originally posted by PhillyNiner:its easy to say the other team is good when they tie you at home and beat you the second time around. that is just a coverup for saying we are not an elite team because we do not take care of bottom tier teams like the pats and hawks do. in other words,, denial. we did suck in the rams games and if we lose the division it is our own fault for not taking care of those games when we clearly had the chance to
Get over it, the Rams play the division very tough just like we did back when we were still getting our act together. Get over it, they arent as bad as people think and they are actually very good against divisional opponents. Tired of hearing how we suck because of the Rams games.
"Great teams aren't always great. They are just great when they have to be".
I think you need to redefine what "elite" is.
Is your issue that they lost to the Rams? I think you need to get over that. It happens. The Rams are a tough matchup for the Niners because defensively they are built alot like the Giants.
So what is "Elite"? The teams that beats its opponents by the most points? The 49ers are +132 points for the season second ONLY to the Patriots with an insane 198 pts. They are +132 when they haven't played their best football. Their SMALLEST margin of victory this year is 7 pts and most have been by 10 or more.
Before the season started there was a supposed murderers row of teams that was going to force them to have a much toughter season. Packers, Lions, Giants, Bears, Saints, and Pats. So far they are 4-1 against those teams. Yes, theleague shifts and different teams become powers...but you have to get some perspective on all of this.