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Game Blog: 49ers vs. Buccaneers

Posted by Scott Kegley on October 9, 2011 – 11:39 AM

The 49ers begin their second quarter of the season today against the Tampa Bay Bucceneers. Both teams enter with 3-1 records and both teams are playing with a lot of confidence.

It’s been a short week for Tampa Bay after playing on Monday night and they had to fly across the country so we’ll see if that has any effect on the game. The long flight certainly didn’t hurt them last year as they left Candlestick with a 21-0 win.

I spoke with Ted Robinson earlier who talked about the 49ers “belief” in what they can do. After two wins in the Eastern time zone, they will have to show that belief today and prove that they can build on those performances.

INACTIVES:

49ers – QB Scott Tolzien, WR Braylon Edwards, CB Tramaine Brock, FB Moran Norris, G Mike Person, G Daniel Kilgore, DT Isaac Sopoaga

Buccaneers – WR Sammie Stroughter, S Devin Holland, LB Zac Diles, LB Quincy Black, T Derek Hardman, T James Lee, TE Luke Stocker

FIRST QUARTER:

The 49ers won the coin toss and deferred to the second half. Tampa Bay got the ball to start the game as Akers’ kick went through the end zone for a touchback. After being backed up to make it 4th and 7, Ahmad Brooks applied pressure to Josh Freeman as he was flushed from the pocket. Freeman threw it away. Ted Ginn returned the punt to midfield to give the 49ers great field position to start the game.

Smith completed his first two passes over the middle to Gore out of the backfield. On the fourth play of the drive, Smith threw a perfect ball to Delanie Walker in between three defenders to give the 49ers a 7-0 lead.

49ers 7 – Buccaneers 0

The Bucs got off to a fast start on their next drive. Freeman hit Benn on a screen to get into 49ers territory and then Blount carried defenders down to the 37. Tarell Brown nearly had a pick in the end zone on the next play, but couldn’t quite make the twisting catch. Tampa Bay drove all the way down to the six-yard line, but the 49ers defense held on third down. Connor Barth hit a 24-yard field goal.

49ers 7 – Buccaneers 3

Hunter fielded the short kickoff and returned it to the 25. The 49ers offense picked up right where it left off as Smith hit Crabtree on a deep post for a gain of 21. Ginn picked up 21 on the next play, taking the handoff on an end around and getting good blocks down to the 30. On 3rd and 10, Smith converted as he found Morgan on a slant for 14 yards. Frank Gore fumbled the ball on the 11 as he ran into his own linemen. It was recovered by Tampa Bay.

Standout Stat: Alex Smith has a perfect quarterback rating of 158.3

Highlight Reel: Smith’s touchdown pass to Delanie Walker was perfectly thrown in between three defenders.

Put it in Perspective: Gore’s fumble could prove to be costly. The offense had been clicking and could have picked up another touchdown, so we’ll see if it proves to be costly. The defense came up huge holding the Bucs to a field goal on their second drive.

SECOND QUARTER:

The 49ers quickly got a turnover of their own as Carlos Rogers picked off Freeman’s pass and took it back 31 yards for the score.

49ers 14 – Buccaneers 3

The Bucs converted on third down as Freeman hit Winslow down the middle of the field down to their own 45. On 3rd down, Chris Culliver stepped in front of Micheal Spurlock to pick off Freeman and return it to the SF 43.

Alex Smith started the drive off by throwing for Morgan before he came out of his break. Morgan turned around and the ball was right their for the first down. Smith nearly had Davis for a touchdown, but he was interfered with at the 2. Two plays later, Frank Gore took it in for a 49ers touchdown.

49ers 21- Buccaneers 3

The 49ers defense held up it’s end of the bargain, forcing another three and out. The punt was short and was downed at the SF49.

Gore nearly broke another touchdown run as the 49ers offense continues to be efficient. Gore gained 21 and was tripped up at the 24. David Akers connected on a 37-yard field goal to extend the 49ers lead.

49ers 24 – Buccaneers 3

Aldon Smith now has 2.5 sack on the season as his latest forced another three and out. Ginn had a nice return on the punt down to the Tampa 45.

The 49ers offense went three and out. the Bucs defender had his arms wrapped around Crabtree on the third down play, but no call from the official. Harbaugh petitioned the officials for a holding call. Lee’s punt was fair caught at the 4.

The defense was able to get the offense the ball one more time. Ginn avoided the first man on the punt and the Bucs were called for a personal foul. The 49ers were called for a hold so the fouls offset. After the penalties backed the 49ers up to their own 15, Gore got one more carry to run out the clock.

Standout Stat: Alex Smith’s quarterback rating in the first half was 123.8

Highlight Reel: Carlos Rogers got the 49ers going in the second quarter with a great pick and even better touchdown return.

Put it in Perspective: The 49ers were incredibly efficient in the first half. Despite Tampa Bay having a five minute edge in time of possession, the 49ers offense looked strong. The sole mistake was the Gore fumble, but Rogers interception got the 49ers back on track. The 49ers will have the ball to start the second half. They’re the ones with the 20+ lead this time and can’t let the Bucs back in the game.

THIRD QUARTER:

Despite being backed up after a holding call, the 49ers converted on 3rd and 14 as Smith Crabtree on a slant for 15 yards. Smith hit Morgan on a quick out. Crabtree had a great block to the outside and Morgan was in full stride when he caught it for a big gain. Smith then found Vernon Davis for a 23-yard touchdown.

49ers 31 – Buccaneers 3

Tampa Bay had a good drive going with big plays from Blount and Winslow. They went for it on 4th and 2, but Freeman’s pass was too long intended for Williams. The 49ers took over at their own 33.

On the first play of the drive, Gore picked up 19 as he broke tackles up the right sideline. Gore picked up another first down thanks to a huge hole up the middle. Hunter came in to spell Frank and had another good run down to the 16. The 49ers settled for a 27-yard field goal to extend their lead.

49ers 34 – Buccaneers 3

Dashon Goldson drilled Mike Williams and knocked the ball loose. Willis recovered it for the 49ers.

Highlight Reel: Dashon Goldson did his best Ronnie Lott impersonation and Mike Williams might think twice about going over the middle. Goldson jarred the ball loose and the 49ers rcovered.

Put it in Perspective: The 49ers have kept their foot on the gas and need to not let up. They’ve been going with a heavier set and pounding the ball on the ground. Everything has been clicking for the 49ers – offense, defense and special teams.

FOURTH QUARTER:

David Akers connected on a 46-yard field goal, but the Bucs leaped over the line of scrimmage. Harbaugh took the points off the board and took the penalty…probably the right decision since Smith found Davis on the next play for a 14-yard touchdown.

49ers 41 – Buccaneers 3

The Buccaneers next drive was aided by a personal foul on Dashon Goldson, but the defense stood tall and forced the punt.

With a large lead, Colin Kaepernick made his first 49ers appearance. Kendall Hunter got the 49ers past midfield and Kap hit Walker for his first NFL completion. That’s it for the blog as we have to get set up for postgame. Stay tuned.


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169 Responses to “Game Blog: 49ers vs. Buccaneers”

  1. By Rick in Round Rock Tx on Oct 9, 2011 | Reply

    Letss Go Niniers!!!!!!! One Down at a time.

  2. By lorenzo on Oct 9, 2011 | Reply

    21-0 49ers win

  3. By zooboy on Oct 9, 2011 | Reply

    Thunder and lightning (Gore and Hunter) need a good performane today!

  4. By HJN on Oct 9, 2011 | Reply

    it will take smart play, and no mistakes, we have a good shot of being 4-1

  5. By Josh on Oct 9, 2011 | Reply

    lets go 49ers lets get that W

  6. By abe37 on Oct 9, 2011 | Reply

    Lets goooo nineeers!! Oh its gonna be a bananza!! For anyone that doesn’t live in the bay like me (in san Diego) and watch the game go to P2P4u.net to watch the game… only share this info with niner faithful! !!

  7. By VLA on Oct 9, 2011 | Reply

    Niners Faithful all the way from South Jersey!!! Let’s go 4-1 boys!!!!!!

  8. By Jon davis on Oct 9, 2011 | Reply

    Go 49rs all the way!!!!!!

  9. By niner4life on Oct 9, 2011 | Reply

    thats what im talking about touchdown!!!!!

  10. By lillian on Oct 9, 2011 | Reply

    Great start!!!

  11. By STOLI on Oct 9, 2011 | Reply

    WE CAN DUUUU IT!!!

  12. By lillian on Oct 9, 2011 | Reply

    C’Mon defense hold them. NO SCORE!!!!

  13. By lillian on Oct 9, 2011 | Reply

    OK – at least they held them to 3!!!!

  14. By ny9er on Oct 9, 2011 | Reply

    Great first series 49er offense

  15. By STOLI on Oct 9, 2011 | Reply

    KINDDA JOKING…. AFTER WATCHING CLOSELY FOR 7 YEARS… I FINALLY SAW HIM MOVE HIS HIS HEAD TO SCAN DA FIELD!!HIS PROBLEM ISH DAT HIS HAS TUNNEL VISION

  16. By JR Baca in New Mexico on Oct 9, 2011 | Reply

    GO 49ERS,LETS DO IT 4 and 1

  17. By MJBrookes on Oct 9, 2011 | Reply

    Nice San Fran. Looking good so far Alex.

  18. By niner4life on Oct 9, 2011 | Reply

    damn again gore!!!!! hold on to the damn ball! where’s hunter at?

  19. By JR Baca in New Mexico on Oct 9, 2011 | Reply

    I AGREE, WHERE IS HUNTER, GORE DOES GREAT LAST WEEK, AND SUCKS THIS WEEK, HE CAN’T BE MAKING THOSE KIND OF MISTAKES

  20. By niner4life on Oct 9, 2011 | Reply

    gore just got bailed out! great play defense!

  21. By JR Baca in New Mexico on Oct 9, 2011 | Reply

    THANK GOD FOR ROGERS

  22. By lillian on Oct 9, 2011 | Reply

    WAY TO TURN THE MOMENTUM BACK AROUND! GO NINERS!!!

  23. By STOLI on Oct 9, 2011 | Reply

    WE CAN DUUUUU IT

  24. By STOLI on Oct 9, 2011 | Reply

    ROGER’S REALLY SHOULDN’T BE WEARING 22 … I THOUGHT CLEMENS WAS A GREAT CB AND ROGERS CAN’T CAN';T FILL HIS SHOSE BUT ROGERS SO FAR … HAD SHOWED ME WRONG!! HE CAN COVER IN A DIFFERENT WAY.. HE’S BALL HAWK

  25. By acegrace on Oct 9, 2011 | Reply

    sweeeett lets turn this into points

  26. By STOLI on Oct 9, 2011 | Reply

    WHEN WAS DA LAST TIME YOU NICK NAMED A CB “SHADOW”??

  27. By JR Baca in New Mexico on Oct 9, 2011 | Reply

    GREAT JOB DEFENSE>>>>>>>

  28. By Keith Wood on Oct 9, 2011 | Reply

    How bout them 49ers!! Don’t have to worry about 3rd downs when you convert on 1st and 2nd downs! This is the best I’ve seen them all year!!!!!!! YEAH BABY TOUCHDOWN FRANKY!!!!

  29. By Keith Wood on Oct 9, 2011 | Reply

    Is it me, or is Gore having trouble, not just in this game, but in this year, holding on to the ball? That’s the one thing about him that worries me, you don’t always know if he will end up with the rock after he runs

  30. By JR Baca in New Mexico on Oct 9, 2011 | Reply

    WOW, GREAT GAME

  31. By KDB on Oct 9, 2011 | Reply

    ALEX SMITH, COACH HARBAUGH, THE DEFENSE and THE REST OF THE TEEEEAAAAM.

    NUFF SAID

    Keep it going!!!!!!!!

  32. By niner4life on Oct 9, 2011 | Reply

    this is niner football!

  33. By zooboy on Oct 9, 2011 | Reply

    The team is almost running on all cylinders…we need a couple more tds!

  34. By JR Baca in New Mexico on Oct 9, 2011 | Reply

    AMEN, THIS IS THE WAY THEY SHOULD BE PLAYING ALL THE TIME

    GO NINERS>>>>>>>

  35. By Keith Wood on Oct 9, 2011 | Reply

    It’s nice to see isn’t it!!

  36. By Keith Wood on Oct 9, 2011 | Reply

    Get ‘em off the field WE WANT MORE!!!!!! LOL

  37. By Keith Wood on Oct 9, 2011 | Reply

    Let’s go Niners, put up another 7!!

  38. By robert on Oct 9, 2011 | Reply

    Hey niner fans! good to see the familiar names! GO NIINERS!

  39. By lillian on Oct 9, 2011 | Reply

    WOW 21-3. This is a very old familiar feeling, huh niner faithful?

  40. By robert on Oct 9, 2011 | Reply

    Hey Lillian, Great to see the niners as #1…whoooo hooooo!!!!

  41. By Timothy Bladel on Oct 9, 2011 | Reply

    That’s my team. 49ers look good this year, and we have to say its the coach. He is the only major addition to the team. Rogers has shown himself to be one heck of a corner back.

  42. By jerome on Oct 9, 2011 | Reply

    so far that was a fantastic 1st half but it’s far from over

  43. By Keith Wood on Oct 9, 2011 | Reply

    Great half… I’m interested in seeing what Harbough and company will do coming out of the locker room, if they make any changes (e.g., pull the foot off the petal, go to a full on run attack etc.). I hope they keep playing to win for the whole 60 minutes, if not, that’s how teams come back and bite you on the butt. Man, they look really good, great play calling on both sides of the ball and except for Frank’s fumble, great execution by the players. It’s been a long drought and a long time since I’ve seen our team play this well….. man it feels good and I almost forgot how much fun it was to watch! GO NINERS!!!

  44. By Keith Wood on Oct 9, 2011 | Reply

    Great half boys!! Keep it up!

  45. By Chris on Oct 9, 2011 | Reply

    Anyone know if you can watch the game online? Go 9ers!!!

  46. By Keith Wood on Oct 9, 2011 | Reply

    It was nice to see Chris Coliver, who they pulled up from the practice squad, get an interception eh?

  47. By Keith Wood on Oct 9, 2011 | Reply

    By Chris ~ “Anyone know if you can watch the game online? Go 9ers!!!”

    Not for free, put you can on NFL.com if you pay. That’s all I know of anyway

  48. By Keith Wood on Oct 9, 2011 | Reply

    This is going to make the 49ers vs. Lions game the wife and I have tickets for even better if we can go in there 4-1 and knock em’ off. (of course that’s if Chicago don’t knock ‘em off first on Monday Night)

    Hey….. “Who has it better than us?????” NO BODY!!! GO NINERS!!

  49. By JR Baca in New Mexico on Oct 9, 2011 | Reply

    FIRSTROWSPORTS.TV

  50. By JR Baca in New Mexico on Oct 9, 2011 | Reply

    LETS KEEP THE MOMENTUM GOING NINERS, HOLD ON TO THE BALL

    GO 49ERS>>>>>>>

  51. By carl king on Oct 9, 2011 | Reply

    been following the niners for almost thirty years here in england, since the great Joe Montana era and i think this year we have a real shot at not only the division title but to get to the Superbowl.

    keep playing with confidence guys and the wins will keep racking up until we are out of sight of our division rivals.

  52. By JR Baca in New Mexico on Oct 9, 2011 | Reply

    TOUCHDOWN 49ERS>>>>>>>

  53. By Keith Wood on Oct 9, 2011 | Reply

    Yeah Baby Smith to Davis TD!!!!!!!!!!!! Way to go Alex, Vernon and offensive line!!!

  54. By lillian on Oct 9, 2011 | Reply

    Hi Robert! It is sooooo good to feel like this! So proud of this team!

  55. By Rick in Round Rock Tx on Oct 9, 2011 | Reply

    Lets Niners looking good !!!!!!

  56. By Medic One on Oct 9, 2011 | Reply

    Maybe now ESPN will show some 49er highlights…I had to watch phillys website the day after while they were waiting for the Andy Reid press conference to see highlights of the last game. Pitiful.
    Team is believing, it’s evident on the field. Watch out Detroit. I heard someone say you don’t want to play Seattle right now, but I’d say you don’t want to play SF right now!

  57. By 49 siempre on Oct 9, 2011 | Reply

    were is kdb. loyalty and now we getta say told ya!

  58. By Medic One on Oct 9, 2011 | Reply

    It has been at least 7 seasons since the team could score 30+ points a game. And I was a skeptic of this Defensive Coordinator. I am eating those doubts now.

  59. By KDB on Oct 9, 2011 | Reply

    I know it’s because of the tEAM that’s why we are winning but that being said.

    GOT ALEX!!!!!!!!!!!!

  60. By HJN on Oct 9, 2011 | Reply

    WOW I KEEP THINKING I’M READING THE SCORE BACKWARDS, MY CHEST IS EXPANDED SO MUCH IT HURTS.

  61. By MIKE L on Oct 9, 2011 | Reply

    FINALLY,FINALLY, AFTER 6+ YEARS (I SAID IT LAST WEEK) I THINK SMITH PULLED HIS HEAD OUT. OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE 9ERS KEEP IT UP.HELL I MIGHT EVEN START LIKIN ALEX , KEEP IT UP DUDE.

  62. By niner4life on Oct 9, 2011 | Reply

    I LOVE IT! GO NINERS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  63. By KDB on Oct 9, 2011 | Reply

    I know its a TEAM game and that’s why we are winning, but that being said.

    GO ALEX!!!!!!!!!

  64. By CLIFF GREEN on Oct 9, 2011 | Reply

    FOOTBALL IS FUN TO WATCH AGAIN IN 49ER land. It’s going to be a good year having a Coach & Staff that know what they are doing !!!!!

  65. By KDB on Oct 9, 2011 | Reply

    Its soooo nice to see Alex play well since last yr. Wasn’t he the Fed Ex Air award winner after the Seattle Game last yr and did he win it again this yr?

  66. By MIKE L on Oct 9, 2011 | Reply

    THERES ONLY 49 COMMENTS I THINK EVERYONES IN SHOCK COME ON PEOPLE GIVE IT UP .GO NINERS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  67. By HJN on Oct 9, 2011 | Reply

    I LIVE IN PHOENIX BEEN A NINER FAN FOR MANY YEARS, I AM SO DAM HAPPY i DID A JIG IN MY FROUNT YARD, MY NEIGHBORS COULD NOT FIGURE OUT WHY AFTER ALL THEIR DAM CARDINALS LOST. THEIR ALLREADY PISS OVER THE DIAMOUNDBACKS.

  68. By Medic One on Oct 9, 2011 | Reply

    I just moved out here to phoenix area. In Queen Creek. Watching game online because COX cable sux. Was great to watch Minnesotta kill az today though

  69. By 49 siempre on Oct 9, 2011 | Reply

    looks like they are building a TEAM. i think that is a huge 1st step

  70. By MIKE L on Oct 9, 2011 | Reply

    GORE 117 MID 3RD YEA ROLL ON THESE HO’S

  71. By 49 siempre on Oct 9, 2011 | Reply

    i can smell the energy at the stick all the way up here in alberta

  72. By ny9er on Oct 9, 2011 | Reply

    The team finally looks complete. No Alex Smith bashing today. Lets win the NFC west and get to the playoffs!!!!!
    Wait til Braylon Edwards gets back!!!

  73. By MIKE L on Oct 9, 2011 | Reply

    HJN I LIVE IN YUMA AZ BUT FROM SEASIDE CA WELCOME IV BEEN A NINER FAN SINCE 1979

  74. By lillian on Oct 9, 2011 | Reply

    Only 49 comments cause we are speechless. Awesome game!!! We are real contenders!!!!

  75. By JR Baca in New Mexico on Oct 9, 2011 | Reply

    THIS HAS BEEN A GREAT BLOG ALSO, ALL THE ALEX HATERS ARE SILENT

  76. By 49ers16_80_8 on Oct 9, 2011 | Reply

    Let’s go NINERS!!!! almost 4-1, however every minute counts, feelin good though!

  77. By HJN on Oct 9, 2011 | Reply

    CAN WE HAVE THE COWBOYS BACK PLEASE PLEASE

  78. By Rick in Round Rock Tx on Oct 9, 2011 | Reply

    Helllllllll. Yeaaaaaa. Babyyyyyyuyy mutha F’ing Tuchdown!!

  79. By Rick in Round Rock Tx on Oct 9, 2011 | Reply

    Jajajajaja

  80. By HJN on Oct 9, 2011 | Reply

    TURN OF THE LIGHTS THE PARTYS OVER

  81. By KDB on Oct 9, 2011 | Reply

    Just an FYI they haven’t said anything on the TV about it but the Bucs Running Back Lagarett Blount has been out since Goldston Blasted him in the thigh and I mean Hard Clean Hit!!!!!!!

  82. By niner4life on Oct 9, 2011 | Reply

    YUP IM A ALEX HATER JR BACA! BUT HE HAS DONE REAL GOOD JUST LIKE YOU SAID!

  83. By JR Baca in New Mexico on Oct 9, 2011 | Reply

    DON’T HATE BRO

  84. By niner4life on Oct 9, 2011 | Reply

    HAHAHAHAHA

  85. By 49 siempre on Oct 9, 2011 | Reply

    hope mr morgan is ok. i like his style

  86. By HJN on Oct 9, 2011 | Reply

    HEY MAYBE WILL GET SOME AIR TIME ON ESPN MAYBE JUST MAYBE

  87. By JR Baca in New Mexico on Oct 9, 2011 | Reply

    AMEN

  88. By Rick in Round Rock Tx on Oct 9, 2011 | Reply

    NOOOOOOO. NOT MORGAN. PLEASE LET HIM BE OK!!!

  89. By lillian on Oct 9, 2011 | Reply

    48-3!!! How long since a score like that against a real team???

  90. By johnny boo on Oct 9, 2011 | Reply

    why is Alex Smith not playing is he hurt I dont have the game here

  91. By JR Baca in New Mexico on Oct 9, 2011 | Reply

    2003

  92. By Joel on Oct 9, 2011 | Reply

    Love this Team Go 49ers

  93. By CH on Oct 9, 2011 | Reply

    HELL YEAH! WE ARE BACK!

  94. By jerome on Oct 9, 2011 | Reply

    We rape them Bucs I can’t wait for Detroit game next week. And I hope Joshua Morgan is alright.

  95. By MIKE L on Oct 9, 2011 | Reply

    THIS IS THE MADNESS WEVE BEEN WATIN FOR SINCE 2002!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  96. By Sandi on Oct 9, 2011 | Reply

    NINER NATION……looking like the west coast offensive…….Using all key players to make the NIners in first place! Smith you are doing a great job…..O line rocks and defense rocks……ABOUT TIME!!!!!!

  97. By JR Baca in New Mexico on Oct 9, 2011 | Reply

    GOOD JOB 49ERS 4 AND 1 HALLELUJAH

    LET WIN THE REST, NEXT WEEK 5 AND 1

  98. By JR Baca in New Mexico on Oct 9, 2011 | Reply

    I PRAY THAT JOSHUA MORGAN IS OK

  99. By CoreyFrom Colorado on Oct 9, 2011 | Reply

    Today I am truely happy to be a 9ers fan. Not to say that when people asked me who I liked I said anything other than “Da 9ers” but to watch those boys play the way they have been all year makes me reminisce of the days when they were “the” team to beat. Alex played as solid as Steve Young. He got slightly shakey twards the end but he still won. And OMG Frank pulling out the 100 yard game exspecially when they planned to stop the run ;shakes head; the way VD and DW played the TE position all of the recievers looked phenomenal, great team win! oh and by the way. Alex Smith = M.V.P.!

  100. By abe37 on Oct 9, 2011 | Reply

    outstanding win for our Beloved 49ERS!!!! i am one happy guy in San Diego… A lex did a great job.. Oline blocked their @ss#s out… The whole team was on point.. The Defense was outstanding.. Also the coaches did an amazing jod. On all three sides of the ball.. Now lets make sure our guys enjoy todays win and get back to work cause we have a tough game vs the Lions.. I hope Morgan is ok.. Hes been playing really well.. wether hes catching or blocking.. Braylon hurry up and get healthy!!!!!!!! GOOOO NINEEEERS!!!!!!!!!! 4-1 suckaaaaaas!!!

  101. By Arthur Thomas on Oct 9, 2011 | Reply

    i like what im seeing…

  102. By John Perez on Oct 9, 2011 | Reply

    I’LL ADMIT ALEX SHUT ME UP TODAY AWSOME JOB BY THE TEAM AS A WHOLE. I REALLY HOPE JOSH WONT BE OUT TOO LONG. GO NINER NATION!!!

  103. By DJWW on Oct 9, 2011 | Reply

    Glad to see that they finally got around to pulling Alex and putting Colin in!
    My goodness we sure are off to a good start for the Andrew Luck draft.

    Don’t you agree niner4life

  104. By lillian on Oct 9, 2011 | Reply

    Happy Niner Faithful!!!

  105. By Carolina9er on Oct 9, 2011 | Reply

    We looking real good NiNer Nation. We just spanked a good Bucs team. The chemisty coming together on that offense and the D doing they thing like they capable of, and Gore two str8 weeks a hundred yards. Largest victory since the 90 Superbowl win against the Bucs. Looks like it’s a sign of things to come and biggest road win since 1960 last week of yea Let’s go Niners!!!

  106. By rico on Oct 9, 2011 | Reply

    Hope dat crow taste like chicken. We’re about to take the nfl back to the west coast! Great job Lex! No big mistakes done which is always important, and that Defense…What is up with that D in that fence?! More like lights out D! We got this!

  107. By Hermie on Oct 9, 2011 | Reply

    This has been the best 6 quarters of football that I have seen the 9ers play in 10yrs. Our defense is awesome, and the DB’s played great this week. Defense wins Championship and we have to thank in large part Nolan and Singletary for that!!

    I am very happy for Alex and Harbaugh has him in the frame of mind that he can do it. Offensive line, best game yet and only going to get better. Big test next week against Detroit!! Harbaugh is the real deal and “will” take us places!!

  108. By jimboninr on Oct 9, 2011 | Reply

    Who can ever remember the last time anybody said “next week will be a real test when we play the lions”??? Whats this world coming to? GREAT GAME TODAY!! Alex saw the light last week at half time and was outa control this week!!! Keep it rollin boys!!

  109. By JR Baca in New Mexico on Oct 9, 2011 | Reply

    YOUR RIGHT HERMIE BEST GAME YET, SING BROUGHT IN THE SMASH MOUTH.

    NOBODY HAS IT BETTER THEN US!

  110. By ogre on Oct 9, 2011 | Reply

    WELL DONE – NINERS- VERY WELL DONE !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  111. By rjw49ers on Oct 9, 2011 | Reply

    If Smith keeps playing like he did today and I will have to admit I was wrong about him as a qb about there is a long way to go and hw has to play good all year not just one game

  112. By Medic One on Oct 9, 2011 | Reply

    Do we have an update on Morgan’s injury? From a trained medical professional, it appeared to mimic the Garrison Hearst Injury. I am positive there are ligament tears and possibly a break. I am anxious to see how he turns out.

  113. By Sangle on Oct 9, 2011 | Reply

    Last year 0-5
    this yea r 4-1
    In the past
    Bill Walsh + Montana = Super bowl
    and now for the future
    Jim Harbaugh + Alex Smith = Super bowl

  114. By Rafa 49er on Oct 9, 2011 | Reply

    Glad to see the niners back……..
    Go 49ers salsa by the bay!

  115. By fredammer on Oct 9, 2011 | Reply

    it is good to see the 49ers back like they used to be great job guys keep it up detroit will be tought to beat i belive that the 49ers can win that game.

  116. By aLopez on Oct 9, 2011 | Reply

    Goo Niners !! Gog Job !!
    Now go to shave the Lions

  117. By kahie lou Eldridge on Oct 9, 2011 | Reply

    Yes fans there is a Santa Claus, there is a God and I’m one step closer to heaven.You all played beautifully. Mabe now we’ll get some respect. Alex it has taken awhile, but after seven years, you have the coach you deserve. Mabe other quarterbacks have more prolific numbers, but you have developed accuracy. Go niners.

  118. By JJ on Oct 9, 2011 | Reply

    It is great to see the 49ers winning consistently again for the first time since the Steve Young era. The offense, defense, and ST all clicked together to make it a thrilling game, regardless of the blow out. 4-1. 49ers will make the playoffs this year and stun those who lost faith. Now ESPN needs to start showing them love, they’ve shown they can play and gave them plenty of terrific highlights. Proud to be a 49er faithful

  119. By Aaron on Oct 9, 2011 | Reply

    Any word on Josh Morgan? Great performance from the WHOLE TEAM today, and trust me: the fans out here, we’re hoping that the injury isn’t too bad. He played a monster game today and we’d like to see more from him. Get well soon!!

  120. By niner4life on Oct 9, 2011 | Reply

    JR BACA YOUR A *SSHOLE! NEVER AGAIN WILL I AGREE WITH YOU JUST SO U CAN THROW IT IN MY FACE! YOU AND AL DAVIS ARE GONNA MEET REAL SOON!

  121. By aLopez on Oct 9, 2011 | Reply

    “SEVEN YEARS” Where are you now????

  122. By pboywill415 on Oct 9, 2011 | Reply

    To the front office… You should really be thinking about giving Rogers and Goldson an extension… This is a really good defense we have and as a fan, I would like to see them back next year and beyond… we have something special brewing, lets keep it goin

  123. By jake on Oct 9, 2011 | Reply

    niner4life I wont throw it in your face but you told me on this blog you would give smith credit if he was doing good so far he is and you said you are a alex hater but he is doing a good job so Ill give you credit for sticking to your wored good job

  124. By rico on Oct 9, 2011 | Reply

    Kind of funny how people were clamoring over getting Asomugha and the front office preaching patience. Undoubtedly all the right things are being said and done and things are finally looking good! Who’s got it better in the NFC West? Nobody below us.

  125. By AlexMcD32 on Oct 9, 2011 | Reply

    Josh Morgan is going to be out for a while 9er fans =/ he was doing well too. Some articles say he has a fractured ankle so im thinking 3-5 weeks? We need to sign a veteran receiver who can come in and work well with us. We only have 3 healthy receivers right now and only 2 have seen extensive playing time.

  126. By cliq-claq on Oct 9, 2011 | Reply

    good redons to nasty nate clements….. couldnt cover a twin bed with a king size bed spread….thank u redskins for letting rogers go…..NOTE TO JIM HARBAUGH see what can happen when u open up the playbook….last but not least ,what’s the word on josh morgan?

  127. By cliq-claq on Oct 9, 2011 | Reply

    sorry i didnt see post about morgan……bring back zeigler…he knows the offense plus he has great hands…….i wonder if they’re gonna give us any airtime on e.s.p.n this week………………probably not

  128. By carlosfrom HUTTO TEXAS on Oct 9, 2011 | Reply

    GREAT GAME,LETS GO NINERS!!! JUST SUCKS THAT MORGAN BROKE HIS LEG,WE REALLY NEED HIM,HE BEEN DOING A GREAT JOB.

  129. By HeavyMetal9er on Oct 9, 2011 | Reply

    Well, Alex is serving up copious amounts of crow for the haters. It was never all on him: It was always a matter of team and coaching. If the 9ers had drafted A. Rodgers, he would have been outta here long before now. Alex gutted it out, Coach H. saw his potential, and these last few weeks are the results. Great win today, like watching something from the Montana/Young years. Lets keep rolling!
    Next up are the (like the 9ers) upstart Lions. I hope they win Monday night so the 9ers can hand them their first loss! Again the 9ers will meet a team on a short MNF week, only this one is an away game. Time for the 9ers to beat a 5-0 team in their own house! Who has got it better than us!? GO 49ERS!

  130. By anthonychurch on Oct 9, 2011 | Reply

    This win still doesn’t big enough for the guys at NBC to cover it during halftime on SNF. They run a ridiculous 49er-hating program that annoys me every week, and has for years.

    Ginn’s 2TDs in less than a minute? Didn’t make their highlight reel.

    Amazing 20 point come from behind against Philly? Not good enough.

    Thrash the 3-1 NFC South leading Bucs by 45 points? Not a mention.

    Their program is a joke. What happened to journalistic integrity?

  131. By niner4life on Oct 9, 2011 | Reply

    thank you jake! im eating my words right now! alex did a hell of a job today! maybe it is his time to shine! GO NINERS!

  132. By niner4life on Oct 9, 2011 | Reply

    can we please give randy moss a call!

  133. By Keith Wood on Oct 9, 2011 | Reply

    To HeavyMetal9er:

    NO BODY!!!

    I hope the Lions win on Monday night as well because my wife and I have tickets to the 49ers vs. Lions game in Detroit next Sunday and I can’t wait to see them play live and I would love to see them knock off the Lions undefeated streak in person!

    When we bought the tickets (we live up in Ontario now) we were hoping the 49ers would have a good year, but I have to be honest with ya, I’m a 30 year 49er fan, and I’ve been through the ups and downs more than once so I can say this, I didn’t expect the niners to be setting at 4-1 after facing Dallas, Philadelphia & Tampa Bay early in a season where they have a new system to learn and a lock-out that destroyed the off season. Let alone the Detroit Lions to be undefeated after 4 games. What a bonus this year is turning out to be eh?

    Great game guys!! It was awesome to see you guys put together two solid half’s of football, the future is bright and we all gotta wear shades! Keep it rolling into Detroit and “who has it better than us??????” NO BODY!!

  134. By Niner Stat Man on Oct 9, 2011 | Reply

    Wow,was at the game, wow again! FYI NFL,…….There are only 3 QBs in the league with only 1 int,…A Smith is one of them,…there are only 2 teams that have scored more than the Niners and only 2 teams that have had less points scored on defense,for the season! NINERS do not need respect from the NFL commentators,…. they are getting respect on the FIELD! GO NINERS!!!

  135. By Corey on Oct 10, 2011 | Reply

    Nothing better in the NFL than seeing the Niners destroy Tampa bay. Oh wait yeah seeing them destroy tampa and watching everyone that the critics picked be so far behind in the NFC west. What happened to the Rams ESPN?

  136. By rjd niner on Oct 10, 2011 | Reply

    Two teams that have had to rebuild. What a game thats going to be
    I have to eat alittle crow because i said that we needed kolb BOY WAS I WORNG I knew that ALEX needed the right coach.Hopfuly they can keep them
    together. Thats what Bill Walsh had ya man niners

  137. By Hermie on Oct 10, 2011 | Reply

    9ers still getting no love from ESPN or the Football Network…They would rather talk abut the Eagles, Packers and Patriots. That is OK….as long as they keep winning, sooner or later they will have to take notice and realize our defense is going to keep us in every game!!

  138. By Hermie on Oct 10, 2011 | Reply

    Josh Morgan has a fractured ankle as reported on the NFL Network.

  139. By Hermie on Oct 10, 2011 | Reply

    I may have to start taking everything back that I have said about the DB’s…they have really started to step it up BIG time!! Very aggressive! Make people think about catching that ball!!!

  140. By jimboninr on Oct 10, 2011 | Reply

    Please dont call T.O!!! Ya call Randy Moss. Good plan

  141. By sdakota9er on Oct 10, 2011 | Reply

    to sum everyones blogs up……it is so exciting to be a niners fan again!!! i was traveling so i heard the game and wow…..i hate to live in the past but that game was a blast from the90’s!!!! just kicking a$$ in every aspect of that game! we have another big game that we are not suppost to be in…but we have not had a coach like this, to be honest sine seifert….i hope Morgan has a speedy recovery and….GO GETEM’ NINERS!

    FOOTBALL IS SO MUCH FUN AGAIN…..

    AND TO THE BLOGGERS THAT KEEP ASKING…NO, ALEX IS NOT MY COUSIN….I LIVE IN SOUTH DAKOTA…..HE PLAYED IN UTAH…I JUST WATCHED HIM KICK A LOT OF BUTT!!!! AND KNEW WHAT HE WAS CAPABLE OF!!!

  142. By jimboninr on Oct 10, 2011 | Reply

    Ninr4life: I’ve been reading your crap for too long about how bad the QB and the rest of the team was.
    I commend you on being a true stand up fan. Welcome back to happier place!!
    Ok lets go bust the freakin lions in there mouth and rip there freakin guts out!!! But stay happy!! HA!!

  143. By Phil on Oct 10, 2011 | Reply

    Last week they said you could not score twice in the 4th and you did to win the game. This week on Nfl network they said the Bucs wuold win the game. Now matbe they will stop doubting the fact that you guys are here to play and starting to play like the 49ers that we all love!!!

  144. By scott on Oct 10, 2011 | Reply

    I dont here the haters on alex smith now like i said give time he will be fine.

  145. By MIKE L on Oct 10, 2011 | Reply

    MORGAN HAS A BROKEN MAN THAT HURTS

  146. By Oldninerfan on Oct 10, 2011 | Reply

    It was great to see the Niners beat Tampa Bay. We old Niner fans remember the Niner – Tampa Bay game in 1997. Warren Sapp face masked Jerry Rice and sent him to the sidelines for 4 games. This marked the beginning of the end to Jerry Rice. Also Steve Young recieved a concussion from a cheap shot to the head after he was down and laying on the ground. Most people believe this is when Young seriously started thinking of retirement.

    Great game. Keep it up. Buccaneers, I haven’t forgoven you yet

  147. By niner4life on Oct 10, 2011 | Reply

    jimboninr thank you! and yes lets kill those lions to go 5-1!

  148. By Ojay on Oct 10, 2011 | Reply

    Amen, That was a great win! Can we get some RESPECT now? Where is seven years and all Alex haters. Like I said before all Alex needed was a good coach. The Niners are still getting better from week to week. Stay focused and bring on the Lions.

  149. By rstevenr on Oct 10, 2011 | Reply

    To all niner faithful, we are not there just yet, alot of work still to do, but we now have the missing piece in place, COACH HARBAUGH, he knows his XXX & OOO’s, the defense is awsome, he will get us better each week, i see alot of good things for us the rest of the season, GO NINERS, KEEP THE FAITH!

  150. By Johne B on Oct 10, 2011 | Reply

    Sooooooooooooooo Happy for Alex!! Aint easy living in the shadows of YA, Brodie, Montana, Young. What would make for a “great ending” is a championship for Alex & Harbourgh…OK just let me dream a little before ya’ll start haten again. Come on Niners lets keep on “rockin & rollin” on this season and thanks for the “sweet memories”!!

  151. By cliq-claq on Oct 10, 2011 | Reply

    to repy to all the niner faithful that wants randy moss……. i dont think we need an outsider who only plays when his number is called…. just bring back ziegler he knows the offense…… edwards should be back after the by week,we still got crabtree,williams,and ginn,and our dynamic te’s….if you ask me,i’d say we’re still lookin pretty good

  152. By Hermie on Oct 10, 2011 | Reply

    I agree cliq-claq, Ziegler would be a good option as a fill-in until Edwards is back and I would think Morgan will be back by game 10 or 11. No T.O. or Moss at this point. Team is playing as a team and those are two individuals!

    I like out chances!!

  153. By sdakota9er on Oct 10, 2011 | Reply

    i agree completely with cliq-claq……we dont want any individuals on a team that is the completely the oppospite and Ziegler played pretty well for us last year and in the preseason. i sure hope Edwards comes back 100%….
    keep it up O line!!!! if we can run, we will win!!!!!!! this sure is fun!!!!

    go 9er’s!!!

  154. By MIKE L on Oct 10, 2011 | Reply

    JOSH WERE WITH YA BRO , AND YEA IT WOULD TAKE A OWENS PLAYING GOOD BALL TO REPLACE YA .HE WOULD HAVE TO BE A TEAM PLAYER WITH HIS OLD A$$

  155. By Paul Fonua on Oct 10, 2011 | Reply

    I have been a Niners fan for more than 30 years. I now live in Tonga for the past three years and still I hound every morsel of news about my team the SF49ers every week around this time of the year. Your comments about the Niners are making my days here worth living again. I am happy to hear that the Niners are playing like the Walsh/Montana/Young days again. I can’t wait to hear about the Niner vs Lions game next week. When I heard that Harbaugh was coaching the Niners this year. I boasted to my friends that the SF49ers will win a superbowl within the next five years. I have learned all I can about Coach Harbaugh and I like what he does everywhere he coachs. He will do the same for the Niners.

    Gooooooo Niners Gooooooo!!!!

    Keith Wood, I am envious of you watching the game in Detroit.

  156. By Mannco on Oct 10, 2011 | Reply

    OH….ALEX HATERS…, COME OUT, COMEOUT, WHEREVER YOU ARE !!

  157. By JR Baca in New Mexico on Oct 10, 2011 | Reply

    They are out Mannco, go read past blogs on niner4life, he is kissing As_ now!

  158. By JR Baca in New Mexico on Oct 10, 2011 | Reply

    AND NINER4LIFE I DID NOT THROW ANYTHING AT YOUR FACE, I AM GLAD THAT YOUR BECOMING A TRUE 9ER FAN AND BELIEVING IN ALEX SMITH NOW, YOU DID HATE ON ALEX IN A LOT OF BLOGS. ENOUGH IS ENOUGH WITH YOUR CRAP. AND NO ONE DECIDES MY FATE BUT CHRIST JESUS, YOU HAVE THE POWER OF AN ANT!

  159. By gary potter on Oct 10, 2011 | Reply

    sic em JR BACA,he 7yrs, and tp have more mea-culpas to make before they can call themselves true 49er fans. watching the detroit game niners can win if they can stop #44, he is quick keep the streak going about not alowing a 100 yard rusher. I hope they bring back ziegler he is a good wideout and knows system. it is fun to be a niner faithful .
    go niners

  160. By SFN9ner on Oct 11, 2011 | Reply

    What’a Blowout!!! Nice Game!!ALL is well in N9ner Land

  161. By JR Baca in New Mexico on Oct 11, 2011 | Reply

    IT IS GREAT TO BE A 49ER FAN, THESE ARE THE KIND OF GAMES I LIKE, WHEN TEAMS ARE BLOWN OUT BY OUR NINERS. BUT YET WE HAVE A VERY HUMBLE TEAM, WE WILL GO VERY FAR AS # 1, OUR STATS ARE IMPROVING GAME BY GAME.

    GO 49ERS, LET CONTINUE TO DOMINATE>>>>>>>5 AND 1 NEXT WEEK

    I WISH THAT WE WOULD HAVE BEAT DALLAS, WE SHOULD HAVE WON THAT GAME, WE WOULD BE 5 AND 0 RIGHT NOW, DAG MA-BIT

  162. By JR Baca in New Mexico on Oct 11, 2011 | Reply

    I MEAN DAG NA-BIT, MY BAD!

  163. By gary potter on Oct 11, 2011 | Reply

    owens was in hospital last week. hosp would not release reason. this clown we don’t need. chemistry is good don’t need diva to screw up things. he had his chance.
    go niners

  164. By gary potter on Oct 11, 2011 | Reply

    power rankings are out NINERS#9,only 8 more to go. what were we last year at this time 27-28???? huge improvement credit JH and Coaches. I have been hard on OL for that Ii am sorry, huge improvement last 6 quarters.
    go niners

  165. By Derrick W on Oct 11, 2011 | Reply

    way to go niners!!!!! keep on the gas!!!!!! got to deal wit them lions this week. just keep on pushin. big ups to coach harbaugh and the rest of the staff. Lets go and keep up the good work.

  166. By JR Baca in New Mexico on Oct 11, 2011 | Reply

    GO 49ERS>>>>>>>5 and 1 on Sunday

    When we win on Sunday and become 5 and 1 our ratings will jump off the scale!

    Congratulations to the 49er team and coaching staff for a “GREAT” job, continue to strive to be the best in the NFL.

    THANK YOU, FROM NINER NATION!

  167. By niner4life on Oct 12, 2011 | Reply

    J R BACA YOU SUCK! KILL YOURSELF! I HOPE I NEVER TURN INTO A OLD GROUCHY MAN LIKE YOU! I GOT THAT *OCKMEAT SANDWICH READY FOR YOU OLD MAN!

  168. By JR Baca in New Mexico on Oct 13, 2011 | Reply

    A ALEX HATTER winer4life crap-head punk, your words mean nothing to me, you are beneath me and you need to apologize to the team, Alex and all the faithfully fans around the country for the things you said about Alex in past blogs. You are also the biggest kiss as$ hatter fan, I have a bowl of crap for you to eat punk. And your already dead dude!

  169. By Mannco on Oct 13, 2011 | Reply

    You two guys need to ignore each other…that should stop the drama and hating….turn that energy into your support of the 49ers and opposing teams…and let it go, it’s getting old… Good luck. Go niners !!!!!!

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