The intensity needed by the 49ers in last night’s game never showed up and the 49ers were handed one of their worst beat downs of the season losing 34-7. Hey, at least they scored a touchdown and didn’t get shutout. Yes, the 49ers are still alive with nine defeats on the season but if you are still thinking this team will win the division you must have not watched last night’s game. Mike Singletary could not get his team ready and motivated enough to come out and step up on a nationally televised game. Behind Singletary’s coaching the 49ers have guaranteed finishing the season with a losing record. At the most the 49ers can finish with seven wins but either way it goes in the final two games the 49ers will have their seventh losing season in the last eight years. With last season’s 8-8 record the 49ers have had eight straight non-winning seasons. The hammer you heard in the background of last night’s embarrassment was the final nails going into Singletary’s coffin.
The 49ers defense needed to stop the Chargers passing game and instead they made wide receiver Vincent Jackson look like he has been playing all season. The offense was not any better and had only five first downs and 116 yards after three quarters of play. When the 49ers lined up in the second quarter to go for it on fourth and goal I thought it was good move and could give the 49ers momentum. When I saw Anthony Dixon in as the running back I crossed my fingers hoping they would not go to the rookie. Not only did the Chargers stop Dixon but they pushed him back for a two-yard loss. Real playoff teams convert on fourth and goal for the touchdown. The 49ers lose yardage. Alex Smith was a completely different quarterback than last week’s huge win. The Chargers are a much better team than the Seahawks and that showed in Smith’s numbers who went 19 of 29, passing for 165 yards with one interception. Something to ponder while you wait ten days for the 49ers next game: After the 49ers three division wins this season they followed up the victory with three defeats they included a shutout at home and two blowouts on the road.