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16 frustrating observations from the 49ers’ first loss

Marc Adams
Sep 27, 2021 at 9:00 AM--


Frustrated. Angry. Two words that popped in my head when someone just asked me how I'm feeling tonight.

The San Francisco 49ers lost a close game to Aaron Rodgers, Davante Adams and the other guys who play with them. After taking the lead late in the game, the 49ers left Rodgers and Adams (and whoever their 80-year-old kicker is) too much time...37 seconds. The defense folded, and I became angry.

Here are my 16 frustrated post-game observations from the 49ers loss to Rodgers and Adams:

  • The 49ers pass defense has a looooong way to go. Is it the injuries? The new defensive coordinator? All of the above? Up next: Russell Wilson.

  • The run defense is still not as strong as it should be. And now Chris Carson is coming to town.

  • A goal line stand for the send consecutive week is impressive, and gives me hope that this defense can still be great.

  • Trenton Cannon is fast. And tonight he gave his team the spark it needed.

  • What does it say about Trey Sermon, when Kyle Juszczyk is your main running back? Though the rookie running back did get rolling some in the second half (31 yards rushing for the game), it was still Juszczyk who the coach went to in big spots.



  • This may have been Alex Mack's worst game, but he did have a nice block on Lance's touchdown run.

  • Brandon Aiyuk is back. He had some nice plays tonight, but he did drop a touchdown pass in the end zone.

  • The 49ers lost the turnover battle 2-0. That was the difference in the game.

  • I thought the 49ers would score at will. I was wrong.

  • I thought the pass rush would give Aaron Rodgers fits. I was wrong again.

  • George Kittle is a monster (Seven catches for 92 yards, one rush for nine yards). I wish there were more of him.

  • Deebo Samuel has vice grips for hands. He had five catches for 52 yards, but the catches he made were tough, impressive catches.

  • Jimmy Garoppolo did his best Joe Montana impersonation tonight (led what seemed to be a game-winning touchdown drive).

  • Unfortunately the defense didn't do its best Eric Wright tonight.

For the third week in a row, the 49ers take the game down to the wire. This is really bad for my health. But I'll be here next week, living and dying on every play.
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