The 49ers office was bustling this offseason with the acquisition of a few notable players. The team knew to continue the success created last season, new offensive additions would be needed, and the 49ers definitely acquired some helpful additions.
Running it in…
The addition of running back Brandon Jacobs to an already successful backfield will prove to be helpful during the long season. Jacobs gives the 49ers an opportunity to rest power horse RB Frank Gore and use Jacobs for third and short conversions, something the Niners struggled with last season. Jacobs signed a one year deal with the Niners and will hopefully be able to bring a balance to the workload in the backfield.
Does defense really win championships? Well I’d say this Niners defense is capable of carrying them all the way to the Super Bowl. After one of the most exciting playoff games I’ve ever watched, the Niners are one victory away from the Super Bowl. The Niners will play the winner of the Green Bay Packers and New York Giants game. Either way, we’re ready for them! (I’m hoping it’s the Giants at the Stick!)
A roaring Vernon Davis celebrates after a huge victory (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
The 49er, Saints divisional playoff game is just around the corner. The forty niner defense will face off against the power house offense led by Drew Brees. The 49er Faithful at the Stick and watching at home are geared up and excited to see the red and gold back in the playoffs for the first time in nine years. The Niners have a championship caliber team and will need to get past the Who Dat Nation first before they can return to the glory of the 80′s. Enough with the Saints and its obnoxious Who Dat talk. Who Dat they ask? We dat! We dat team say dey gonna beat the Saints! We Dat! (if your thinking I had a small seizure and forgot basic grammar look up the Saints Who Dat chant) There will be a couple of keys to a San Francisco victory over New Orleans.
Key One: Getting pressure on Drew Brees
SF 49ers dominate the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in a 48-3 blow out.
The Niners Are Now 4-1
New head coach Jim Harbaugh has now led the Niners to four victories this season, the 49ers best start since 2002. Whatever Harbaugh is doing in San Francisco is working and I think all the Niner Faithful’s would agree that it’s about time. Alex Smith has never looked better than he has this season so far, and it might be safe to say it’s because of Harbaugh’s coaching. The Niner defense held the Buccaneers to three point in this lopsided victory! Alex Smith threw for 170 with 3 TD’s, while running back Frank Gore rushed for 125 yards.
The Niners started out strong and didn’t let up the entire game. Alex Smith threw to Delanie Walker for a 26-yard touchdown in the first quarter. The Bucs didn’t answer until the end of the first quarter with a 24-yard field goal from Connor Barth, the only score they would put on the board. The Bucs first drive of the second half resulted in an interception by 49ers cornerback Carlos Rogers, which he then ran back 31-yards for a touchdown. On the next 49ers possession Frank Gore marched into the end zone for a 2-yard rush. The Niners then capped off the first half with a 37-yard field goal from David Akers. They marched into the locker room leading 24-3, but they were far from being done.
Huge come from behind win for the Niner Nation, beating the Philadelphia Eagles on the road 24-23!
The 49ers now have a two-game lead in the NFC West with their 3-1 record (winning two road games back to back!) The Niners won on Sunday with 21 unanswered points in the fourth quarter. Alex Smith finally looked more confident and comfortable with the offense, only turning the ball over on a fumble, which ended up as a scoring opportunity for the Eagles, but still he had the best game of his career! He went 21-33 with 291 yards and two touchdowns. The Eagles scored first with a 16-yard touchdown pass from Michael Vick to Clay Harbor. The Niners responded in their first drive of the second quarter with a 37-yard field goal from David Akers. In the first half, The Eagles dominated the 49ers and made it seem like they were running away with the game. The Eagles scored 16 unanswered points on the Niner defense. Watching the Niners fall behind, all I could hope for was that Vick tripped on his way to the locker room and was out for the remainder of the game…Unfortunately, this did not happen, but something else happened in that 49er locker room at the half. First year head coach Jim Harbaugh must have said something that inspired his team and made them come out in the second half with intensity. Continue reading