Originally posted by jonesadrian:
All we have to do is come out and hit them in the mouth. convert on the opportunities.
week 2 we came out, blocked a punt and it ended in an int.
we come out get 7 or 3 it puts pressure.
I believe once we see the ball go in the end zone.. the dams are going to break.
I'm not worried about the defense, Aaron Rodgers and that offense was the best we were going to see on this side of the nfl. all those deadly wr's and deadly lacy.
We need to handle lynch which I believe we can if we force them to 3rd and longs and keep wilson in the cage
offensively the saints were gashing the seahawks with an undrafted rookie. we just need to commit to it.
also when we pass we need 4 options, they cannot shade coverage to 1 or the other anymore. they're going man to man and i believe our guys will win those match ups they embrace the contact and holding unlike other receiving corps in the nfl. that will be the difference.
that and patton's ability to catch block and not be scared of the moment.
this team is not going to lay down. 1 game between them and a chance at the ultimate chance.
i think due to arrogance seattle is going to overlook us.
and that is going to be their fatal mistake.
You make some very great points. I also feel their defense will somehow overlook us, and EXPECT us to fold like we've done the last few times there, like "there's no wayyyyyyyyy they can beat us here because we OWN them". How quickly everyone forgets that Rodgers really beat them there last year, and Alex late in the 2011 season. Lastly, Arizona beat them there recently with a lousy performance by Palmer. The game will come down to Wilson having to make plays with his arm, and right now, he doesn't look the part. Given he's going to be at home, but something just isn't right about him. It almost looks like he's injured to me. I can't put a finger on it, hmmmm...
Anyway, if all they can point to is this 71-16 score and not the Xs and Os and toughness of this Sunday's match, they are going to regret it. I really hope we are run heavy this game, staying as balanced and possible to the edges, and even spread them out on some looks and run Kaep/Gore/Hunter from the Pistol. This worked wonders against the Panthers and tbh, I was scared of that front 7 based on their body of work for the season, including Week 10, but we absolutely wore them down the last 25min of that game. It's amazing how much having Q, Crabs, and VD all healthy and how it opens everything up, and while I don't think we'll see Kaep throw for more than 175yd, they will be quality yards.
Keep Lynch to under 100yd + Wilson only 1 pass td + No TOs on a short field for Kaep = SF win