Niners Fail in Try For Redemption

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Mandatory Credit: Ed Szczepanski-US PRESSWIRE

The New York Giants came to San Francisco today and took it to the Niners. The NIners that came into the game with a much improved offense sure did not look like it. While they started off the game with a very good looking 12 play drive but ended it with nothing as David Akers failed to convert on the field goal. As the game went on it continued to be mistakes and poor play by the special teams and offense that doomed the Niners on this day.

The Special teams once again failed the team against the Giants while there were no turnovers the coverage unit which has been porous all season allowed the Giants to kill the emotion coming out of the half with a 60 yard return. It was bad enough that after a possible game changing block by Terelle Brown, Akers missed a 52 yard field goal that would have cut the lead to 4. It was that miss at the end of the half and the kick return and ensuing touchdown that put the NIners in panic position. From that point on the Niners got away from what they did well and that is run the ball. Greg Roman and the Niners tried to force the ball down field instead of rely on Frank Gore and Kendall Hunter and the rest of the creative running attack we as fans have been seeing.

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  • faithfulmeister

    Two things worry me about this loss, since we can play MUCH BETTER than this. First, Staley went down with a concussion, Boone had to switch to tackle because WE HAVE NO BACKUPS. And what did I constantly harp on during Draft and Free Agency time? Why are they ignoring me? Have we descended to the level of dumb beasts? Unlikely Staley will be ready for Thursday. We gave up 6 sacks – still way too much. Instead of sticking with the successful ground pounding run game, we forced Alex to force throws in a panic. He is not good at this, so go back to the ball-control West Coast offense – it was working. I don’t care if he gets called a game manager, as long as we don’t turn it over, we win. Second, what is wrong with our special teams? Return game, coverage, and most of all what’s happened with Akers? Better get him stabilized to get his confidence back, because we know he is much, much better than this. I look forward to a Thursday rebound with Seattle if we just get back to OUR GAME. Go Niners!