It may be an understatement to say the San Francisco 49ers have looked like 2 different teams this season. In the first half the team seems more agressive attempting more passes, scoring more points even playing better defense. The second half hasn’t been so kind to Jim Harbaugh’s 49ers. Before Ted Ginn took 2 kicks for Touchdowns to seal the game week 1 the 49ers were in the middle of allowing the Seahawks back into a game that should have been long over. Without SpecialTeams heroics to bail the team out vs. Dallas in week 2 the 49ers blew leads of 14 and 10 points in the 2nd half, eventually losing in OT.
The 49ers were beat for 2 TD passes by Seahawks QB Tavaras Jackson week 1 and 3 from the combination of Tony Romo and Jon Kitna week 2. This after surrendering just 1 TD pass in the 1st half of both games combined. It may look like the defense which has been hit for 37 pts in the 2nd half thus far is the biggest culprit of the teams 2nd half letdowns. Conservative 2nd half play calling by the offense may be the bigger reason however as the 49ers have failed to sustain drives and keep the defense off the field for long stretches.
Jim Harbaugh and the coaching staff need to figure out a way to be less predictable and keep the momentum in the 2nd half of games for this team to remain competitive.