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Game Blog: 49ers at Lions

Posted by Scott Kegley on October 16, 2011 – 8:54 AM

Today’s game between the 49ers and Lions will be seen by 43% of the households in the U.S. It’s the marquee matchup of the week as the teams have a combined 9-1 record.

The 49ers won their first two road games in the Eastern time zone against the Bengals and Eagles and will try to hand the Lions their first loss of the season.

49ers Inactives:QB Scott Tolzien, WR Braylon Edwards, CB Tramaine Brock, FB Moran Norris, G Daniel Kilgore, G Mike Person, NT Ian Williams

Lions Inactives: QB Drew Stanton, RB Jerome Harrison, S Vincent Fuller, LB Justin Durant, T Jason Fox, TE Tony Scheffler, DT Andre Fluellen

FIRST QUARTER:

The 49ers forced a three and out to start the game, but gave the ball right back to the Lions. Kyle Vanden Bosch beat Joe Staley on the 49ers first offensive play and stripped the ball from Alex Smith.

Detroit drove all the way down to the 49ers 2-yard line, but the defense held the Lions to a 25-yard Jason Hanson field goal.

Lions 3 – 49ers 0

The 49ers couldn’t get anything going on their next drive either as two false start penalties backed them up in a 1st and 20. The Bears had 9 false starts on Monday Night Football and the crowd is having a similar effect on the 49ers early on. Andy Lee had a nice punt that was fair caught by Detroit at the 33.

The defense forced a three and out. Stafford hit Burleson on 3rd down, but Willis made the tackle short of the sticks. Ginn returned the punt to the 25.

The offense also went three and out with a penalty on third down. Goldson knocked the punt returner, Stefan Logan, out of bounds at the 31.

The Lions offense started to click on the next drive with a 13-yard run by Best and a 11-yard gain by Calvin Johnson on a shallow crossing route. Carlos Rogers was then flagged for pass interference on a pass deep down the left sideline – kind of a questionable call. The 49ers certainly haven’t received any help from the officials so far. Stafford hit Brandon Pettigrew from 16 yards out. Willis ripped the ball out as he came to the ground. The officials discussed it, but then ruled it a touchdown. Harbaugh tried to challenge it, but was flagged for challenging a non-reviewable play. The 15-yard penalty will be enforced on the kickoff.

Lions 10 – 49ers 0

Frank Gore got things going for the 49ers on the next drive, cutting his run back to the left and out to the 39. Gore nearly broke a huge TD run, but was tackled at the 1-yard line.

Highlight Reel: The best play for the 49ers came on the second-to-last play of the quarter. Gore nearly had a TD after a few great cuts on an inside run, but was tackled from behind at the 1.

Standout Stat: The 49ers have 7 penalties for 69 yards.

Put it in Perspective: The 49ers didn’t start the way they wanted too, but they’ve responded nicely on this drive. A touchdown here would put the 49ers right back in the ballgame. They do need to cut down on penalties…can’t fall into the same trap as Chicago did on MNF.

SECOND QUARTER:

Gore ran right at Suh and punched it in from one yard out.

Lions 10 – 49ers 7

Stafford had Burleson wide open on third down, but the pass was a bit behind him. It would have been an easy first down, but it was a three and out instead. The punt looked like it went out of bounds at the 40, but it was marked at the 31. Don’t think that was an accurate spot…

Smith hit Crabtree on third down, but he came up about a half yard shy of the first down marker. Lee’s punt went into the end zone for a touchback.

The defense did well to force another three and out. Ahmad Brooks brought the pressure on third down and got to Stafford for the sack. Ginn fair caught the punt at the 39.

The 49ers fourth false start of the day set them back on their next drive and Smith couldn’t find an open receiver on third down. Lee’s punt was fair caught at the 11.

Ray McDonald and Aldon Smith blew up the play in the backfield and Smith tripped Stafford up in the end zone for a safety.

Lions 10 – 49ers 9

The 49ers couldn’t capitalize on the good field position. They were backed up after a personal foul call against Isaac Sopoaga for ripping a defender’s helmet off. Ice simply threw the defender to the side and his helmet came off. Can’t say I agree with the call and it was a big one, ending the 49ers drive. Lee’s punt was downed at the 9.

The Lions offense started moving the ball at will in their two-minute offense. Aldon Smith nearly ended the drive in the red zone as Stafford threw it right to him, but Smith couldn’t make the catch. The Lions were called for a chop block and backed up 15 yards. Jason Hanson pushed a 52-yard field goal wide right, giving the 49ers good field position with 1 minute left. The 49ers were able to get within field goal range and David Akers drilled a 55-yard field goal to give the 49ers their first lead of the game at halftime.

49ers 12 – Lions 10

Highlight Reel: The Lions and 49ers traded field goal attempts of 50+ yards. The 49ers made theirs from 55 yards out to take the lead – huge momentum swing at the half.

Standout Stat: The 49ers have 11 penalties for 99 yards.

Put it in Perspective: The 49ers defense has played superb so far. They’ve given the offense great field position held the Lions to two field goal attempts when they got close. The one touchdown they gave up was a perfectly thrown ball by Stafford and may have even been ripped out by Willis. The 49ers have responded well after digging themselves an early hole. They must cut down on the penalties though if they’re going to hang on for the win. The crowd has quieted down a bit as the 49ers came back.

THIRD QUARTER:

After a three and out by the 49ers, Logan returned the punt to the 41.

Best picked up 19 on a quick out that he turned up field and then gained 32 on a screen pass on the very next play. The Lions had a first and goal at the six, but couldn’t get further than that as the defense held the Lions to a 24-yard Jason Hanson field goal.

Lions 13 – 49ers 12

The 49ers responded on their next drive with a 59-yard run by Frank Gore. They nearly got in the end zone twice, once to Crabtree and once to Delanie Walker, but neither could make the catch and stay in bounds.  David Akers hit a 31-yard field goal to put the 49ers back on top.

49ers 15 – Lions 13

The Lions moved the ball down the field with a big reception by Calvin Johnson, but the defense held them there. Ginn returned the punt to the 31.

On 3rd and 13, Smith dropped back and found Crabtree on a deep post for a gain of 27. The drive stalled at the 45 as Smith was sacked by Tulloch on 3rd down. Andy Lee’s punt was fair caught at the 9.

The 49ers defense forced a three and out, but on the next series, Alex Smith overthrew Michae Crabtree and it was picked off by Amari Spievey and returned to the SF 49.

Highlight Reel: The 49ers continued to have success on the ground and Frank Gore got things going with a 59-yard run.

Standout Stat: The Lions have been able to move the ball at times, but the defense has held them to just 1 of 10 on third down conversions.

Put it in Perspective: The interception gave the Lions great field position and the defense will have to step up once again when they’re backed up. There’s still a lot of time left in this game and it’s anyone’s game to win.

FOURTH QUARTER:

Stafford hit Burleson for a five-yard touchdown, but it was rules that he didn’t possess the ball all the way to the ground as he lost it in the netting behind the goal posts. The Lions challenged the call and it was overturned. They went for a two-point conversion which was broken up in the back of the end zone by Carlos Rogers.

Lions 19 – 49ers 15

Smith started the next drive, throwing a strike to Crabtree as he stepped up under pressure. Ted Ginn got the handoff on a reverse and followed a good block by Joe Staley for another first down. On the next third down, Smith hit Crabtree underneath and he came up just a yard shy of the first down. Lee’s punt was fair caught at the 8.

On the first play of the drive, Stafford hit Johnson on a slant and he broke tackles down close to midfield. The defense didn’t let the Lions go any further. The punt BARELY rolled into the end zone for a touchback.

Kendall Hunter couldn’t convert on 3rd and 1, coming up just short and the 49ers had to punt. That’s all for the blog as I have to run down to the field.


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212 Responses to “Game Blog: 49ers at Lions”

  1. By jimboninr on Oct 16, 2011 | Reply

    Holy crap, I cant believe I’m nervous about playing the LIONS! But I believe in the boys.

  2. By Tom on Oct 16, 2011 | Reply

    Today is going to be a good game and I am confident in the 49ers

  3. By Tommy on Oct 16, 2011 | Reply

    I believe we have the run game on lock-down. Carlos Rogers is going to have his hands full going up against C.Johnson. But I feel confident he can keep up with him. I believe its going to be the defense that wins this football game. Although, much like last week, we’re gonna have to put points on the board fairly quickly. I say San Francisco wins 27-23

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

    LETS GO 49ERS, 5 AND 1 TODAY. DO WHAT YOU DID LAST WEEK BUT BETTER!

    WIN, WIN, WIN >>>>>>>

  5. By lillian on Oct 16, 2011 | Reply

    I believe!

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

    AMEN, LILLIAN

  7. By Derek on Oct 16, 2011 | Reply

    Okay, here we go…! Can’t believe Terry Bradshaw picked the Niners over the Lions, while the rest predictably picked the Lions.

  8. By Adrienne on Oct 16, 2011 | Reply

    I KNOW my guys are going to get it done today! Go NINERS!

  9. By niner4life on Oct 16, 2011 | Reply

    *uck JR BACA!

  10. By niner4life on Oct 16, 2011 | Reply

    NINER’S WILL KICK *SS TODAY 5-1! AND JR BACA GO CHANGE YOUR DEPENDS YOU OLD *UCK!

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

    WHAT’S THAT WINER4LIFE, DON’T START WITH ME ALEX HATER PUNK. I KNOW YOU GAVE ME THUMBS DOWN.

  12. By 49ers-All-in on Oct 16, 2011 | Reply

    Oh cmon JOE, dammit how do you get beat off the edge

  13. By lillian on Oct 16, 2011 | Reply

    This is NOT good!

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

    BELIEVE!

  15. By 49ers-All-in on Oct 16, 2011 | Reply

    Well at least our defense is going to keep us in this game. I think it may be time to send Joe for a 3-4 draft pick after this year. He has lost a bit of his footwork.

  16. By Joe on Oct 16, 2011 | Reply

    Dodged a bullet there.

  17. By 49ers-All-in on Oct 16, 2011 | Reply

    lol I think Anthony Davis alone has like 100 yards worth of false start penalties. Still a young dude though, will take time.

  18. By Rick on Oct 16, 2011 | Reply

    oh oh

  19. By 49 siempre on Oct 16, 2011 | Reply

    slow start but to be expected. we weathered the storm and it looks like we are gonna pound it for awhile. i like the composore they are showing. remember its 49er faithful, not 49er for a minute.

  20. By luke outta illinois on Oct 16, 2011 | Reply

    its not even half yet just give alex sum time to build sum composure and he”ll do sumthing exciting and that o-line need to start focusing ive seen more than a few false starts……go frankie

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

    GOOD JOB OFFENSE AND GORE>>>>>>>

  22. By sdakota9er on Oct 16, 2011 | Reply

    can anyone tell me where to go to listen online????? i can not find any that will work………..they all are playing advertising!!!!!

  23. By 49 siempre on Oct 16, 2011 | Reply

    you can try espn radio, but i think you might need a subscription.

  24. By Basil on Oct 16, 2011 | Reply

    this is not pretty …. if the offense can just calm down!
    we need to go back, one play at a time. even body seems to be unglued.

  25. By 49 siempre on Oct 16, 2011 | Reply

    talk about unglued. the lions look nervous as well

  26. By Basil on Oct 16, 2011 | Reply

    thats the way, keeep calm one play @ a time, eh?
    gooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooniners!

  27. By Basil on Oct 16, 2011 | Reply

    there their go, thats the way one play at a time,

  28. By sdakota9er on Oct 16, 2011 | Reply

    can someone give me a H$LL YEAH!!!!!!!!
    I AM GOING TO EXPLODE!!!!!!!!!
    KEEP PLAYING SMART FOOTBALL…DON’T TURN THE BALL OVER!!! WHO HAS THE BEST D!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! WEEEEEEEEEEEE! DO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    GO GINN!!!!!!
    MAN I LUV IT!!!!!!

  29. By Basil on Oct 16, 2011 | Reply

    Dixson he just smells the end zone, that way we’re playing now shows who we are, YES < YES ! we held together YES !!!!!

  30. By 49ers-All-in on Oct 16, 2011 | Reply

    Man, we really need Braylon Edwards back in the lineup. Running a 2wr-2te set is really hurting. Receivers are unable to open up.

  31. By Basil on Oct 16, 2011 | Reply

    Dixon, should have been, win or lose this shows the caliper of this team!

  32. By 49 siempre on Oct 16, 2011 | Reply

    if i didnt know blaming the refs got you no where, i would think about saying they are somewhat influenced by the hometown crowd

  33. By Basil on Oct 16, 2011 | Reply

    and lets hear for Alex Smith ,, Joe cool , may be only one? Burt this
    Kid is lights out. A Forty F$cken Niners all the way, eh?
    don’t hear the Alex boo birds, come on turkeys face up, be honest !~
    they just want us to fail!
    gooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooniners

  34. By 49 siempre on Oct 16, 2011 | Reply

    the one thing missing is our take aways. i hope we got a couple in the works. although we do count the safety as a take away dont we?

  35. By 49 siempre on Oct 16, 2011 | Reply

    oh aldon i was just saying. oh i wish he could have hung on

  36. By Basil on Oct 16, 2011 | Reply

    fer’s yes your right , one way calls, but we just have to tuff-en up a bit more. We Shall Over Come, I hope, I believe yes i do, eh?

  37. By Basil on Oct 16, 2011 | Reply

    anb as for the other Alex ‘Justin’ the man is an animal, love, him!
    game has gone from sloppy,, to trench war ware, gotta love it, eh?

  38. By sdakota9er on Oct 16, 2011 | Reply

    BOYS….WE HAVE WAITED A LONG TIME….THIS TEAM IS PLAYING THERE BUTT OFF!!!!!! OUR D IS FLAT OUT AMAZING.

  39. By 49 siempre on Oct 16, 2011 | Reply

    beautiful work from the d. they did the best work in a first half we could wish for. we have the lions right where we want them. hahahahah

  40. By Basil on Oct 16, 2011 | Reply

    Other Smith, he he he. just lost breakfastl !

  41. By lillian on Oct 16, 2011 | Reply

    1 point down – 55 secs in the half. You can do it! Let’s go in locker room.17-10!!!

  42. By Basil on Oct 16, 2011 | Reply

    this how the game is played, both teams, good football, though I’d rather see a blow`out.

  43. By lillian on Oct 16, 2011 | Reply

    OK so I will take 12-10, especially with an insane FG ike that!

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

    YOUR THE MAN DAVID

  45. By 49 siempre on Oct 16, 2011 | Reply

    where is kdb he should be loving this game. great game. lets keep it going. faithful siempre

  46. By KDB on Oct 16, 2011 | Reply

    I LOVE the fight this team has, I really do.

    These REFS SUCK if we kee running and don’t turn it over. We will get a TurnOver and Win this thing!!!!!!

  47. By niner4life on Oct 16, 2011 | Reply

    *UCK YOU JR BACA! I GIVE YOU THUMBS UP! RIGHT UP YOUR *SS! GO CHANGE YOUR DEPENDS!

  48. By ny9er on Oct 16, 2011 | Reply

    Now that’s what I’m talking bout!!! Great “Coaching” leads to “Good Football” way to go 49ers first half of football.

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

    THE REFS DO SUCK, IT’S ALL ONE SIDED, DESPITE THAT WE ARE DOING GOOD

  50. By Basil on Oct 16, 2011 | Reply

    my Smith Jersey, 11 on the front 94 on the back, so many good guys on OUR team but …………… !

  51. By ny9er on Oct 16, 2011 | Reply

    Jr Baca and niner4life play nice!!!

  52. By sdakota9er on Oct 16, 2011 | Reply

    LETS SHOW THE LIONS WHO IS THE BEST COACHED SECOND HALF TEAM IN THE NFL!!!!!!

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

    HAY ALEX HATER WINER4LIFE GO SUCK ON A BALL-SACK YOU PUNK, THEN TAKE YOUR THUMBS UP AND GO SUCK ON THEM YOU 2 YEAR OLD CRY BABY

  54. By ninerfateful on Oct 16, 2011 | Reply

    Contenders! Tough Defense and soild Offense and Special Tems. It’s been a long time coming but, it’s here. It feels great!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  55. By Basil on Oct 16, 2011 | Reply

    there is no gravity ,, these Ref’s< SUCK ,,HA !

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

    GO NINERS, LETS WIN THIS

  57. By KDB on Oct 16, 2011 | Reply

    Yes but we do need to clean up some of the penalties but we are NAST tough and WE NEED TO KEE IT Up!

  58. By Basil on Oct 16, 2011 | Reply

    one thing for sure? who ever wins they will be blooded, good thing we have a by next week, we’ll need it!

  59. By 49 siempre on Oct 16, 2011 | Reply

    i knew you liked this one kdb. the 2nd half is gonna be tough. it will show alot about where this team is at

  60. By sdakota9er on Oct 16, 2011 | Reply

    ALRIGHT O….WE NEED A DRIVE HERE….TO GIVE THE D A REST…….LETS PUT IT TOGETHER!!!! GO 9ER’S!

  61. By KDB on Oct 16, 2011 | Reply

    JR Stay don’t even engage on that Alex hating because that’s OVER and has been for a LONG time, he’s an AWESOME QB, just listen to Joe Montana and Steve Young, they love him.

    Anyway–we need a turn over BIG TIME and some HARD HITTING.

    Go NINERS!

  62. By KDB on Oct 16, 2011 | Reply

    I hear you 49 siempre

  63. By sdakota9er on Oct 16, 2011 | Reply

    HECK YEAH GORE!!! HECK YEAH!!!! GO GET EM!!!!

  64. By 49 siempre on Oct 16, 2011 | Reply

    looks like gore and the offense showed up for the 2nd half. i dont know why we are challenging that, but now if we can get six

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

    LETS GO NINERS

  66. By KDB on Oct 16, 2011 | Reply

    that wasn’t a horse collar but Carlos Rodgers I pi call wasn’t pi either-so there!

  67. By KDB on Oct 16, 2011 | Reply

    WE NEED A TURN OVER!

  68. By 49 siempre on Oct 16, 2011 | Reply

    i liked crabtrees effort though. oh mr.walker. why why. i guess we take the 3

  69. By sdakota9er on Oct 16, 2011 | Reply

    LETS GET A SLOBBER KNOCKER D!!!!!
    WE NEED A TURNOVER FOR 6!!!!!

  70. By lillian on Oct 16, 2011 | Reply

    Time for a turnover!

  71. By 49 siempre on Oct 16, 2011 | Reply

    i think we are trying to rope a dope the lions and the crowd. gutsy plan. jk

  72. By KDB on Oct 16, 2011 | Reply

    I Asolutely LOVE Alex’s confidence!

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

    COME ON DEFENSE, PICK 6

  74. By papa giorgio on Oct 16, 2011 | Reply

    el paso texas 49er Nation

  75. By Basil on Oct 16, 2011 | Reply

    9 penalties 99 yards first and we lead by 2 points, tell about it’
    Down by one ,, we can doit, eh?

  76. By KDB on Oct 16, 2011 | Reply

    How about Justin Smith!

  77. By Basil on Oct 16, 2011 | Reply

    look at that last post, he he he sorry bout that. eh!
    Come on Niners we can over come, ya gotta believe!

  78. By KDB on Oct 16, 2011 | Reply

    No problem Alex has been playing well the D needs to pick him up after Delanie Walker’s TD Drop.

  79. By 7 years in S.F. on Oct 16, 2011 | Reply

    and these penalties are atrocious unexcusable davis needs to be sat for 2 games

  80. By 49 siempre on Oct 16, 2011 | Reply

    i still am very happy with the way this game is going. we are handling them on all 3 sides of the ball. the difference penalties and turnovers. thats the only way they are in this game

  81. By 49 siempre on Oct 16, 2011 | Reply

    i wish we could stay away from some of these little mental mistakes. im thinking its a little bit of we havent been in this spot very often

  82. By Basil on Oct 16, 2011 | Reply

    9er football is back again. we win together we loss together, and we do it as a team. One play at a time, one game at a time, our coaches have us playing that-a-way, gotta love it!!

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

    NINERS ARE PLAYING VERY WELL AGAINST A VERY GOOD DETROIT TEAM

  84. By CoreyFrom Colorado on Oct 16, 2011 | Reply

    yep that was a touchdown, just like Crabtrees two left feet and the dive to the endzone was a TD.

  85. By Basil on Oct 16, 2011 | Reply

    By the way does Culliver he’s a Rookie ?

  86. By 7 years in S.F. on Oct 16, 2011 | Reply

    too little too late Alex is not a good enough QB to win this and if they do win it is because of the defense and the running game not Alex

  87. By KDB on Oct 16, 2011 | Reply

    On the Road too. No matter what–we’ll C the lions in SF in the playoffs baby!

  88. By Basil on Oct 16, 2011 | Reply

    no man is a island but CB’s live on`em,
    yes Lions are a very good team, and today their playing a very good Niners team. And they know it!

  89. By 7 years in S.F. on Oct 16, 2011 | Reply

    playoffs really wow how much do u like to be upset really

  90. By Basil on Oct 16, 2011 | Reply

    I’m out of touch with my e-mails.
    Should have read, Does Culliver know he’s a rookie? This game has me on the ropes. I loves me Niners,

  91. By 49 siempre on Oct 16, 2011 | Reply

    i rather be a little behind than using a just hang on defense. this game is going to be a positive for us, no matter what the outcome. although a win would gain us leaps and bounds in confidence and respect

  92. By furvuscorvus on Oct 16, 2011 | Reply

    that call to kick instead of going for that one yard that would have given us a 1st down was a show that our coach has no faith in our team. take a chance and go the the down, we were at the 49 and it was the 50 we had to get to. our team will far apart if they think that he doesn’t believe in them.

  93. By Basil on Oct 16, 2011 | Reply

    By the way, does it seem a little less noise? hmm wonder why.
    This game is a street fight, nobody brought a knife to this one.

  94. By 49 siempre on Oct 16, 2011 | Reply

    i just cant help but thinking that we still arent believing we should be are suppose to win. got myself doing it. already saying if we dont win it will be ok.

  95. By ogre on Oct 16, 2011 | Reply

    ONCE AGAIN THE WEAK LINK WHEN PLAYING AN EVENLY MATCHED TEAM.
    STILL TIME BUT ALEX (WITH FUMBLE & INT. ) BASICALLY GAVE THEM 14 PTS.
    TRUE THEY HAD TO EARN IT, BUT THEY DID. STILL TIME: WE SHALL SEE!
    WHERE’S TOLIZEN OR K?

  96. By Basil on Oct 16, 2011 | Reply

    “was a show that our coach has no faith in our team.”
    Really! give me a brake will ya, quit seconding guess our coach, he’s done well up to this point.

  97. By 49 siempre on Oct 16, 2011 | Reply

    wow furvus i dont think that is true at all

  98. By lillian on Oct 16, 2011 | Reply

    Wow – no fingernails left!!!

  99. By Eric on Oct 16, 2011 | Reply

    this is a side note, 15 pnealties for 120 yard for the 49ers. 6 penalties for 54 yards, can we say their is a big siffrence there, either the 49ers are that unable to controll them selfs or the officals are favoring the Lions which wouldnt suprise me with the NFL.

  100. By 49 siempre on Oct 16, 2011 | Reply

    2 ints all year. ill take that. you guys cant be serious. how can you complain this year. and the game isnt even over yet. this is a turn around of epic porportions. in one off season

  101. By lillian on Oct 16, 2011 | Reply

    Every week they give us more reason to believe!!!! Go Niners!!!!

  102. By sdakota9er on Oct 16, 2011 | Reply

    4TH AND 6!!!! NO FEAR!!!! BALLS OUT!!!!!1
    TOUCHDOWN FORTHY NINERS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!11111

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

    GREAT JOB NINERS, TOUCHDOWN 49ERS>>>>>>>

  104. By Basil on Oct 16, 2011 | Reply

    where in the hell did these crybaby come from, man go home! both teams are playing to win, but only one team can. We’re playing a notch team on the road and getting some questionable calls against us. But we have to play through them, thats all we can do.
    goooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooniners

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

    LETS GET THE BALL BACK

  106. By ogre on Oct 16, 2011 | Reply

    IT NOW COMES TIME FOR ME TO EAT “CROW” BIG TIME. MY APOLOGIES SOMETIMES MY EMOTIONS JUMP WAY OUT IN FRONT OF SMART FOOTBALL.
    KUDOS NINERS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    WE HAVE SEEN~

  107. By KDB on Oct 16, 2011 | Reply

    Way to Go Offense with the Running Game and YES Alex playing well too, we need a Turn Over, pleeeeaAAASE!

  108. By KDB on Oct 16, 2011 | Reply

    lLET’S GIVE OUR O LINE HUUUUUGE kUUUUDOOOOS!

  109. By 49 siempre on Oct 16, 2011 | Reply

    that was a big time drive by the whole offense. and a big time stop by the d. twice

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

    5 AND 1, GREAT GAME NINERS>>>>>>>LETS WIN THE REST>>>>>>>

  111. By niner4life on Oct 16, 2011 | Reply

    NICE WIN! *UCK JR BACA TIME FOR ANOTHER DEPENDS OLD MAN!

  112. By ny9er on Oct 16, 2011 | Reply

    Dream come true!!! Niners beat the Lions and go 5 – 1

  113. By lillian on Oct 16, 2011 | Reply

    49er faithful – our team is back & FOR REAL!!!! Sure feels good doesn’t it? Been a long dry season!!! We are #1!!!

  114. By lmlight77 on Oct 16, 2011 | Reply

    OMG!!! WAy to go Niners!!!!

  115. By Jesse on Oct 16, 2011 | Reply

    Funny the Lion’s coach got mad at Harbaugh at the end. . .sucks to lose at home don’t it Mr. Shwartz. . .lmao

  116. By Basil on Oct 16, 2011 | Reply

    Okay now where are the nay sayer, if you can’t stand the heat get out of the kitchen, all hell you guys are okay you just need to put some trust in OUR staff I know its hard after all the BS we’ve had.
    But Knock it off going after Alex “our weakest link” when will it end.
    We beat a mighty fine team today, but today we were just a bit better. One play One game we take`em one at a time.

  117. By rico on Oct 16, 2011 | Reply

    INTs happen, nobody has a perfect year. We won the game, got a touchdown that helped win the game, what’s there to hate?

  118. By Vordulin on Oct 16, 2011 | Reply

    I’m LOVING it! Go Niners! Thank you! W00T!

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

    LIKE I SAID WINER4LIFE, GO SUCK ON A BALL-SACK LITTLE BOY

  120. By Frank on Oct 16, 2011 | Reply

    I can’t believe what happened with the coaches after the game. Let’s hope not to much will be made of it, but that won’t happen. Lions a little touchie about lossing. Lighten up, it’s ok to get excited.

  121. By Basil on Oct 16, 2011 | Reply

    Ogre, you’re okay Dude, I’ve eat`en the bird (crow) myself, but you can Smile when you do, eh Bro?

  122. By steve on Oct 16, 2011 | Reply

    WOW lol Jed York is the MAN !!!! Thanks Jed

  123. By niner4life on Oct 16, 2011 | Reply

    JR BACA! DEPENDS TIME AGAIN! I KNOW YOU *HIT YOURSELF EVERY TIME YOU POST! HAHAHAHA!

  124. By SFaninMiami on Oct 16, 2011 | Reply

    Awww after years of being made fun of for rooting for the Niners since 1987 I was 7… and all these others teams & fans making fun of it I stay strong to see this rebirth of a dynasty! I love it Let’s Go Niners!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  125. By Steve Daly on Oct 16, 2011 | Reply

    Jim H. is the Bill Walsh of today far smarter then his peers in the coaching field. Look for two to three super bowls in the near future.

  126. By carl king on Oct 16, 2011 | Reply

    WOW!

    what a win against a 5-0 team.

    this could really be ‘our’ year. keep it up guys the momentum is growing and i bet no-one wants to play the niners now….

    from a very pleased 9ers fan in the UK

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

    WINER4LIFE, YOU NEED A DIAPER AND A COTEX FOR YOUR AS$ WHICH IS RIGHT BELOW YOUR NOSE PUNK!

  128. By Jeffc on Oct 16, 2011 | Reply

    Outstanding defense!

  129. By Luo Perfetti on Oct 16, 2011 | Reply

    Great Niners! Go Niners! San Francisco 49ers FOR EVER my team since Kezar stadium way back then… The team from the City By the Bay…

  130. By niner4life on Oct 16, 2011 | Reply

    I THINK THE HEART ATTACK IS COMING JR BACA!!!!! AND STILL YOU WILL *HIT YOURSELF!

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

    GOOD JOB 49ERS, LETS GO 6 AND 1 NEXT GAME, TALK TO YOU ALL IN 2 WEEKS, LEAVING ON VACATION TO ENGLAND ON MONDAY, GOD BLESS!

  132. By Rick in Round Rock Tx on Oct 16, 2011 | Reply

    WHATTTTTTTTTTT
    THATS MY COACH !!!!!!!! chingasos putos. What a game cabrones made up for for the cowgirls GAME. I AM VERY PROUD OF NINERS I HAVE NO VOICE

  133. By anthony on Oct 16, 2011 | Reply

    Yeah baby.

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

    WINER4LIFE THE HEART ATTACK IS COMING YOUR WAY, YOUR A DEAD MAN WALKING, MY GOD IS STRONGER THEN YOUR little god! I FORGIVE YOU!

  135. By rjd niner on Oct 16, 2011 | Reply

    OUTSTANDING , BILL WALSH IS SMILYING FROM ABOVE.

  136. By 49 siempre on Oct 16, 2011 | Reply

    jr baca and niner4life. you guys realize your on the same team? i like the energy, just seems misguided

  137. By ogre on Oct 16, 2011 | Reply

    APOLOGIES AGAIN~
    WE HAVE SEEN!

    GO NINERS !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  138. By jerome on Oct 16, 2011 | Reply

    THAT.. WAS…AWESOME!!!!! GO NINERS

  139. By NinerFanFromTonga on Oct 16, 2011 | Reply

    What a game!!! Can we say 5-1? Go Niners!!!! The Niners are for real.

    GooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooNiners!!!!

  140. By jrparker on Oct 16, 2011 | Reply

    Felt like my heart was going to jump out of my chest. What a game!!!!

  141. By red on Oct 16, 2011 | Reply

    Schwartz was a sore loser he said after the game there are protocols in the NFL if you win meaning you have to watch how you celebrate, but what did he do in the Metrodome when the Lions beat the Vikings, the same thing throwing his fist in the air to rub it in, what a hippocrate. Great job Niners.

  142. By NinerFanFromTonga on Oct 16, 2011 | Reply

    Trend this; “Alex Cooooool.” That’s the new standard for the Niners Team. It transcend into all parts of the team. The defense feeds off of it, the Special Team builds on it, and the Offense lives to see it happen game after game.

    GoooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooNiners!!!!

  143. By 49er faithful on Oct 16, 2011 | Reply

    EAT OUR DUST LIONS!!! we mean business!!

  144. By 49ers Disciple on Oct 16, 2011 | Reply

    Megatron meet Optimus-D####

  145. By Rick in Round Rock Tx on Oct 16, 2011 | Reply

    Ese es mi piche coche !!!! Thay us the way we NINERS PLAY FOR OUR COACHES AND THAT US THE WAY COUCHES STAND UP FOR OUR PLAYERS. PINCHES LIONES CULEROS!!!!!!!

  146. By DJWW on Oct 16, 2011 | Reply

    Any idea what obscenity the Lion’s coach is referring to in his post game press conference?

  147. By Bill49erTaylor on Oct 16, 2011 | Reply

    I can’t believe we pulled it off. Jim has this team working like a machine. Best I’ve seen the boys play in years. I smeel a superbowl in the near future!!!!!!

  148. By Yatz on Oct 16, 2011 | Reply

    This is so cool…so far a winning season, way to go Niners…I love it…

  149. By 49chambers on Oct 16, 2011 | Reply

    just wish we still had lawson.

  150. By niner4life on Oct 16, 2011 | Reply

    JR BACA JUST HAD TO SAY BYE BECAUSE HE IS GOING TO ENGLAND! HAHAHAHAHA *HIT YOURSELF 10 TIMES ON THE PLANE BEFORE YOU GET THERE! THEY DONT HAVE DEPENDS ON THE PLANES OLD MAN!

  151. By mardy m on Oct 16, 2011 | Reply

    lets go niners…..lets go niners……lets go niners…..5-1 baby and what lets do this baby…….

  152. By NinerFanFromTonga on Oct 16, 2011 | Reply

    Oh one more thing…..GameBlog dude/dudette, why can’t you complete your game blogs, than run down to the field. What is so bloody important for you to be on the field near the end of the game? I like your blogs, but if you keep cutting me off, I’ll have to find someone to trip you on your way down to the field so you can know what it feels like when you don’t finish something you started…..lol. j/k, but damn you annoy me….hahaha.

    GooooooooooooooooooNiners!!!!

  153. By Steve Daly on Oct 16, 2011 | Reply

    Jim H. is this decades Bill Walsh. Genius.

  154. By Golden4ever on Oct 16, 2011 | Reply

    CONGRATS 49’S ENJOY THE BYE WEEK !!
    I THINK AT LAST THE LOSSING SEASONS HAD GONE, NOW GO FOR THE POSTSEASON.

  155. By HeavyMetal9er on Oct 16, 2011 | Reply

    Another miracle!!! This game had me guessing till the end! I really did not think the 9ers were going to pull it off, but an awesome game between two good teams has me believing. Just an awesome hard fought statement game that should have the other teams on the schedule not looking forward to playing the 9ers.

    Maybe someone could explain that Crabtree play to me. If his foot was ruled in-bounds BOTH times and and he broke the goal-line plane with the ball before when went down, why was it not a touchdown??

    (Maybe two guys here should take it off-line. ;) (niner4Baca) Heh…)

    Anyway, awesome game! Who has it better than us?!?

  156. By kahie lou Eldridge on Oct 16, 2011 | Reply

    What a game! Watched it again from the Silver Dollar Bar in Jackson, WY. Both teams have a lot to be proud of. Who would have thought a year ago that this would be hailed the game of the week?Both teams played great defense,had good offense and smart quarterbacking. Even more to be proud of for winning. Teams win games,not stars. We love you forty niners.

  157. By TJ on Oct 16, 2011 | Reply

    Great team effort.

  158. By Niner Stat Man on Oct 16, 2011 | Reply

    Wow,….Detroit Loin coach is a chump! He did not look too professional himself! Loins lost period,…wanna shake? GO NINERS!!!!

  159. By Niner Stat Man on Oct 16, 2011 | Reply

    Interesting STATS,……Niner Offense is 4th in NFL in scoring AND Niner Defense is 6th in least amount points scored! MOST importantly The Teams ranking in Offense and Defense ABOVE the Niners are different teams in each category! GREAT GAME MEN! GO NINERS!!!!!

  160. By rjd niner on Oct 16, 2011 | Reply

    I WISH I COULD SEE MORE OF OL BLOCKING ON THE HIGHLIGHTS.
    I FORSEE ALOT OF PRO BOWL SELECTIONS FOR THE OL AND DL .

  161. By Tarcules on Oct 16, 2011 | Reply

    The Niner Kicking team is AWESOME, we must have the most touchbacks in the league.#52 says ” We take everything and leave nothing behind” and that is exactly what this united team is doing! I am glad Harbaugh showed expression after game,…Schwartz showed his too! The NFL Network commentators all predicted the Lions to win,..the NFL and ESPN give little credit to the Niners,…..thanks all of you, you all CHOKE!!!! GO TEAM with the HEART of GOLD!!!! NINERS!!!

  162. By missouri 9er on Oct 16, 2011 | Reply

    AWSOME GAME! It’s GOOD to be a niner fan. Hats off to the Lions for a well played game. I loved the Coaches little “scuffel’. BOTH teams were really amped up for this game. WATCH OUT NFL the 49ERS are BACK!!!!!!!

  163. By Tarcules on Oct 16, 2011 | Reply

    @rjd niner,… AGREE! I went to Oahu for this last Probowl, sported a Patrick Willis Probowl Jersey (he did not play) and the only other Niner player there was Justin Smith, I am thinking many will go the next Pro Bowl,….. GO NINERS!!!!

  164. By COOL K on Oct 16, 2011 | Reply

    GOOD GAME! GREAT WIN!! LETS GO 9ERS. LOVIN THIS SEASON. THE TEAM NEED TO GIVE US FANS A DEEP PLAYOFF SEASON. WE BEEN CATCHING H$LL FOR A LONG TIME. WHO’S GOT IT BETTER THEN US? NOBODY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  165. By KDB on Oct 16, 2011 | Reply

    ALEX the GREAT–man that feels good to say!!!!

    It’s still a TEAM game win or lose. But I am happy for him. He has answered the bell.

    Let’s hope that Willie P soft doesn’t get in this teams ear!

    Go Niners!

  166. By sdakota9er on Oct 16, 2011 | Reply

    The best part of being 5-1 is that we are really a very young team with a rookie coaching staff……..we r just going to get better!!! wow….what a year can do with the right direction.

  167. By carlosfrom HUTTO TEXAS on Oct 16, 2011 | Reply

    great game! what does every one think about niners trading for brandon lloyd

  168. By Eric on Oct 16, 2011 | Reply

    Just imagine someone seeing Braylon Edwards, Michael Crabtree, Brandon Lloyd, Vernon Davis, and Delanie Walker lining up…talk about best receiver corps since the glory days!!

  169. By eoms on Oct 16, 2011 | Reply

    Last 2 minutes i’m worry about.Our team proof it,we can win.This is enough.

  170. By gary potter on Oct 16, 2011 | Reply

    smart move by JH in kicking the field goal. made lions have to score touchdown from 20 yd line with no time-outs left. what a great game. NINERS win in spite of the officials. NFL should spend some of the billions and have year round officials. good week off heal up and get ready for next game.
    go niners

  171. By 49ers' going down on Oct 16, 2011 | Reply

    The deal is simple. emoitions run high – no doubt. however Harbums behaviour is a refleciton of a national mood toward the 9’ers. From Atlanta Georgia – all going forward they’e been added to my “LOVE to watch them lose” list. I will root against the 49ers’ all the reset of the way out. I hope this team doesn’t even make the playoffs. the coach set the tone an image of teh season. He’s now up there with Cower, Raiders, Dallas – (Jones) – teams I love to watch lose. lose and lose again.

  172. By seven years in S.F. on Oct 16, 2011 | Reply

    what the heck am i being blocked nothing is going on board

  173. By abe37 on Oct 16, 2011 | Reply

    Outstanding WIN for our NINERS!!!! 5-1!!! I am so PROUD to say im a Niner Faithful!! Im always reppin the red and gold wether they win or loose but right now that they are on a roll it feels so good to rub it in peoples faces… this feels great!! Guys rest up and heal… Enjoy this win and come back better than u were today.. Everyday is a chance to get better… Lets not rest on our lil success and keep on rolling… ONE GAME AT A TIME!!! ….. but as of now lets lets enjoy this win!! GOOO 49ERS!!! I LOVE MY TEAM!!!

  174. By seven years in S.F. on Oct 16, 2011 | Reply

    oh well they dont want to hear the truth i see as long a Alex is not bashed for his inability to drive the ball down the field when he is suposed to and i dont want to hear about penalties romo with a broken rib had plenty of long 3rd downs and smacked us around ….i am glad though made the team focus a lot Alex tried ounce again to lose it for us he only had lie 6 good throws the rest were bush league throws highschool QB’s throw better than him oh well the pom=poms are out we shall see dont cry when he botches it for us…..the defense won this game and ted ginn for his field position man that guy was a good pick up and carlos rodgers yeah baby defense is on fire bend dont break and keep the score low if the defense didnt rock this game we would have been blown out by the half ….Alex when the outside rushers are out of your periferal vision you have to move up and look for a clean window ….duh man he sucks a fumble and a pick he is trying everything he can to lose games he doesnt play mediocre till harbaugh brings kapernick to the sideline then Alex says uhh ohhh better do something what a piece of garbage and before you all say superbowl hmmmm try looking around the league at the QB’s that march down the field at will with percision and finesse and then watch Alex he blows if we do make it into playoffs he will blow it ……god forbid they resign him there will be a lot of hair pulled out then i tell ya

  175. By seven years in S.F. on Oct 16, 2011 | Reply

    dude web page guy this page sucks over half my posts are not even being registered what the heck nerd boy fix this crap cant believe they hired you you dont do anything but change the layout every few months big deal it still blows fix the problem please i have very interesting stuff to write and such as well as inform the front office of obvious mistakes by officials and players lol just pulling you leg but yeah several posts just vanish what is up with that please inform on web page when you can or if easy fix then thanks …..

  176. By NinersWin555 on Oct 17, 2011 | Reply

    FRANK GORE CONTINUES TO SHOW HE’S THE MAN WEEK AFTER WEEK ! HE’S AS GOOD OR BETTER THAN ANY OF THE ” ELITE ” RUNNING BACKS IN THE NFL ! GREAT JOB FRANK KEEP UP THE GREAT WORK ! GO NINERS !

  177. By Fogdaddy49 on Oct 17, 2011 | Reply

    That kid…SMITH (99), played a helluva game…Watch out NFL, when he figures out what to do…

  178. By Fogdaddy49 on Oct 17, 2011 | Reply

    PS..Schwartz, did you seek postgame therapy??? Shouldn’t have drank all of the hater-aid before the game….GO NINERS

  179. By Chris on Oct 17, 2011 | Reply

    Hey (seven tears in SF) stop your crying they dont post your comments cause no one wants to hear your nonsence. Look at the stats Alex Smith has a top five QB rating, his accuracy has been off the charts and he has the lowest turnover rate of any starting QB in the league. When will you give the kid some credit? Anyone would take this long given what he had to over come. GO 9ERS

  180. By George Carter on Oct 17, 2011 | Reply

    Nobody wants to say it, but lets go Alex Smith. Nobody believes in him, but he can play this game. 5-1

  181. By KDB on Oct 17, 2011 | Reply

    Hey Chicken Fried Rice–Where R U hiding at these days, I miss you?

    Do you think Alex has been exposed like you said earlier this year. You didn’t think he’d be this darn good did you?

    It’s ok you can get on board. It has been and always will be a TEAM game. That being said. Alex Smith has SHUT ALLOT of people up, and the one’s still badmouthing him, need to get a CLUE. I don’t put you that category though CFR.

    All Good ALL NINERS!

  182. By Oldninerfan on Oct 17, 2011 | Reply

    ditto what Chris said. Go Niners. Great defensive game. And Alex marched us down the field and WON!

    I hope we don’t forget that the quarterback’s job is to win football games. Throwing foodballs is not his job it’s just one of his tools. And Alex came from behind and won this one for us.

    Go Alex. Go Niners

  183. By gary potter on Oct 17, 2011 | Reply

    7yrs. why don’t you get off this blog??? you don’t know s__t about football all you can do is dump on AS. there are to many people that know football that are in his corner the one that counts is JH. your hero romo threw for over 300 yds and lost again. get a life.
    go niners

  184. By KDB on Oct 17, 2011 | Reply

    Gary don’t worry about MY Sevenyr BEEEEOTCH–he’s just mad because his tag name represents that he doesn’t know football because his entire being is about trying to bash someone, he’s not worthy of any comments other than being our BEEEEEOTCH.

  185. By Red&Gold 4 life on Oct 17, 2011 | Reply

    God, I love football, and I love my 49ers.

  186. By andy3490 on Oct 17, 2011 | Reply

    SUH COMMENT PRE-GAME

    “The 49ers are a very conservative offense, they don’t take very many risks and that’s something that I think is good for us when we shut down what they want to do, which is their run game, and force them into long-yardage situations, get them behind the eight ball and having them have to come back because our offense is putting points on the board and putting points on their defense. That puts them in situations that they don’t want to be in. I think that’s something great for us to have, it’s just a matter of us going out and executing and putting them in those toughsituations.”

  187. By les on Oct 17, 2011 | Reply

    Hey seven years, ditto, have tried many times to blog, only to have my info not accepted. Go figure. What a GREAT win for the team. Alex did not look his best but he came through when he had to at the end. Great kicking game and SUPER Defense. WOW!! Keep it up Niners you are reminding me of back when we were a Dynesty. They get better each week. Oh and by the way, quit this sniping back and forth at each other like children.

  188. By chuckiee po on Oct 17, 2011 | Reply

    NOW ON TOO( BEATING CLEVLAND) GO NINER’S.

  189. By NINERFAMILY4LIFE on Oct 17, 2011 | Reply

    NINER FAITHFUL! WE WENT TO DETROIT ON A LION HUNT AND CAME BACK WITH A BOX OF KITTENS; LOL. That was another hard fought game by the entire team against a 5-0 foe but again we came out on top ;-) I’ll say it again, “If we keep fighting like this, Then it will be the Play Offs @ the least” GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO NIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIINERRRRS !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  190. By PAninersfan on Oct 17, 2011 | Reply

    im loving what im hearing about OUR 49ers on espn. its about FU**ING TIME TO HERE THEM TALKING GOOD ABOUT OUR TEAM!!!!!!! like i say about my team here at home (PA), “ when you mess with the red, THE GOLD COMES SHORTLY AFTER”….. 5 an 1…. I LOVE IT.. oooo an why the hell are there 49er fans fighting. we are on a hell of a road to the big one so far an you guys are fighting. LMAO. whatever floats ur boat. lol. GO NINERS 6 an 1in two weeks!!!!!!! love goes out to the niners an true fans. love to the fighting fans to…lol ;)

  191. By Rick in Round Rock Tx on Oct 17, 2011 | Reply

    Amen!!!!!!

  192. By SF49er4Life on Oct 17, 2011 | Reply

    We tamed the lions, Alex and the team did it.

  193. By sdkota9er on Oct 17, 2011 | Reply

    We have team unity!!! coaches backing the players and taking them to another level every game! and the players keeping focus….making sure they are coachable and backing the coaches!!!! I SMELL A DYNASTY A COOKING! OK….i might be alittle over excited but it sure feels good to know it could happed!!!!! lets put the hammer down and shock the league!!!!

    go 9er’s!!!!

  194. By John Perez on Oct 17, 2011 | Reply

    AWSOME GAME PLAN. GREAT TEAM WIN. CHECK IT OUT NOW ALL THE NAYSAYERS CANT STOP TALKING ABOUT US. LIKE JH SAYS “WHOS GOT IT BETTER THAN US……NOBODY BB. GO NINERS AND ALL NINER FANS.

  195. By SF49er4Life on Oct 17, 2011 | Reply

    All the naysayers don’t know a thing about football, and that 7 years in sf he must have something against Alex Smith, Us fans need to unite and fully support our team win or lose. Did you see that 49ers’ going down person, he needs to stay out of or 49er blog, all his teams are going to fail. SF49ers are Superbowl bound, they just need keep Mr. softy away and continue with their smash mouth tactics. Continue to hit them in the mouth, no mercy. We own this season if we could only stay focused on the prize!!!!!!! “NOBODY HAS IT BETTER THEN US”

    Go SF49ers>>>>>>>

  196. By ChickenFriedRice on Oct 18, 2011 | Reply

    hey KDB…

    I wanted to keep quiet and lay low for awhile because I didn’t want to get my hopes up. I wanted Alex to prove something different to me week in week out. And my oh my has he done that. CLUTCH in that last TD drive. Composure and poise like I’ve never seen from him. HARBAUGH is the difference. He’s given Alex his vote of confidence and Alex has taken it in stride and responded.

    It has become obvious to me what went wrong last year. Singletary NEVER developed any kind of rapport and cohesion with his quarterback. Singletary did not A S S U M E command of his team. He allowed his offensive and defensive coordinators to take on that task ALONE. This led to a split in philosophies among factions that competed within the coaching staff. Not good. Jim, on the other hand, knows how to BRING A TEAM TOGETHER. And it’s rubbed off on the entire defense, offense, special teams, and most importantly Alex Smith.

    What we will see in the near future is ALEX FINALLY BECOMING THE LEADER WE WANT HIM TO BE. And this is because Alex will learn from the ways in which Harbaugh LEADS. This is HUGE.

    Defense is top notch. Arguably the best in the league. Coaching is impeccable. All the on-field decisions made by the coaching staff have been exemplary. I notice a complete lack of bonehead plays as compared to last season. Smashmouth football courtesy of our offensive line and defensive line. We are TOUGH and I’m lovin’ it all.

  197. By ChickenFriedRice on Oct 18, 2011 | Reply

    KDB (cont)…

    And yes, I was wrong about Alex. I didn’t think he would play this good. And what I mean by good is this: he isn’t great statistically, but he’s showing mental toughness. All the turmoil he’s gone through over the years has made him tough. He’s shown a great ability to withstand the criticisms and the failures and he’s responded by becoming the undisputed leader of the offense. And I’m sure his teammates are respecting him more than ever.

    Alex is CONSISTENT. Finally. 8 TDs and ONLY 2 INTs. A completion percentage of over 60%. These are not Tom Brady stats but with a defense like ours, it is enough to win games. Kinda reminds me of the Baltimore Ravens Super Bowl team that had Trent Dilfer at the helm. In time, I EXPECT ALEX to sharpen and polish his game so he can hopefully become a 3,500 yards, 30 TD, 7 INT, 95 rating type of QB. It’s possible because now we have the proper coaching in place. IN ADDITION, our offensive line will be lined up with PRO BOWLERS in the next 3 years. I’m sure of it. Things are starting to come together.

    Great job thus far by Alex. I can see the confidence in his eyes. Swagger is beginning to build. You can see it in his body language and he’s being more vocal in the huddle and on the sidelines. I want Alex to keep proving me wrong about him because I deserve it after all the trash talk I’ve thrown Alex’s way. And if he ever leads this team to a Super Bowl, I’ll be eating crow because I’m gonna end up buying an Alex Smith jersey for FULL PRICE when I could’ve bought one on CLEARANCE last year for $10. LOL

  198. By ChickenFriedRice on Oct 18, 2011 | Reply

    NINER FANS…I’ve watched Niner Football for 30 years. I’ve witnessed ALL of our Super Bowl wins. We are the ONLY team that is UNDEFEATED with at least 5 Super Bowl wins. This ALONE should give you MORE PRIDE THAN ANY OTHER FAN OF THE NFL. Steelers can’t touch us. And neither can the Cowboys, Raiders, Patriots, or Packers. This, folks, is what makes the San Francisco 49ers the STANDARD OF EXCELLENCE AND PERFECTION in the NFL.

  199. By ChickenFriedRice on Oct 18, 2011 | Reply

    With the season more than 1/3 complete, here are the players that have stood out IMO:

    Ted Ginn: He got us off to a rockin’ start with his exemplary returns in Week 1. He’s continued to be a valuable a s s e t on special teams and his speed as a WR makes him an added threat. He’s already done more than I thought he would ever do in a niner uniform.

    David Akers: He’s already nailed a couple FGs over 55 yds. Touchbacks galore. Accurate. A proven vet with Super Bowl experience. I DO NOT miss Joe Nedney one bit.

    Na’Vorro Bowman: Patrick Willis JUNIOR. ‘Nuff said.

    Ahmad Brooks: With Willis and Bowman stuffing the run, Brooks has emerged as our best p a s s rushing LB and is extremely solid all around with great speed. He is the reason underachiever Manny Lawson is no longer here.

    The Offensive Line: Much maligned in the past, but have shown m a s s i v e improvement this year. Try not to think about all the false starts vs. Detroit. That was just a product of crown noise and the OL will learn how to deal with it once they get more experience. Nonetheless, they have been impressive. They’re huge. They’re young. They’re tough. They’re starting to build cohesion. And they’re protecting Smith. In a year or two, this group will produce a couple Pro Bowlers. I’m sure of it. One of them is gonna be Anthony Davis.

    Carlos Rogers: Nobody remembers Nate Clements because of this standout offseason acquisition. Leads the team in INTs. This former number one pick has revived his career. And I envision a Pro Bowl appearance this year if he keeps up his stellar play.

    Dashon Goldson: Last season, people were calling for his head. This season, he’s delivering big time hits on opposing receivers that’s reminiscent of Ronnie Lott and Steve Atwater. A couple years ago, many experts spoke of his potential. He’s beginning to show it on a consistent basis. Goldson is the reason the team traded Taylor Mays.

    Justin Smith: His play doesn’t surprise me because he was always a beast with the Bengals. Smith’s play has just been magnified because of the entire defense’s dominance.

    * Notice how I haven’t brought up Patrick Willis as a player who has stood out? That’s because everyone else has stepped up their game to Willis’ level. That’s a testament to Willis’ leadership.

    Delanie Walker: All of a sudden, opposing defenses have not one, but two, solid tight ends to worry about. Walker has tremendous hands and runs great routes, which is a great complement to the beast that is Vernon Davis.

    Kendall Hunter: Dependable & speedy, who can spell Gore without the Niners losing a step. I love his ability to change pace and make cutbacks. He’s quick and strong. He could be our future at running back. We once had Wendell Tyler followed by Roger Craig followed by Ricky Watters. We once had Garrison Hearst followed by Charlie Garner followed by Frank Gore followed by Hunter? We shall see. I like Hunter a lot and he can easily be an every-down back on any team in this league.

    Michael Crabtree: He’s toned down his Diva Act and the result is more consistent play. He showed great hands against Detroit and Alex Smith is beginning to look his way more often. Crabtree probably won’t be on your Pro Bowl team every year but he certainly has tremendous upside. With the right attitude, I see him becoming like a Hines Ward type of WR in years to come.

    Honorable Mentions: Aldon Smith (future sackmaster a la Charles Haley) and Andy Lee (hands down the BEST PUNTER in the NFL).

    This team has a GREAT MIX of veterans and emerging young players on both sides of the ball. Harbaugh recognized this fact and has brought it all together. We are 5-1 and are on pace to win the division and make the playoffs for the first time since 2002. More tough tests are on the way as our Niners need to go to Washington and Baltimore as well as face the NY Giants and defending AFC Champs Pittsburgh at home. If we go no worse than 2-2 against these teams and pretty much sweep the divisional games, we will end up somewhere around 12-4 or 11-5 with a possible first round bye in the playoffs. Things are looking bright in San Francisco. I’m from Los Angeles and my Lakers probably won’t be playing for awhile. Thank you, Niners, for giving us Niner fans in SoCal something to look forward to because I’ll tell you this: It’s extremely hard to top the Lakers and this season, the Red and Gold is doing it.

  200. By ChickenFriedRice on Oct 18, 2011 | Reply

    The biggest improvements in Alex Smith THUS FAR:

    1) His ability to READ AND REACT. His lack of interceptions is a by-product of this. His experience has given him the wisdom and knowledge to deal with all kinds of pressure situations on the field. He takes short, 3-step drops and gets rid of the ball much quicker. He knows when and where to throw the ball away. He knows when to take the sack, when to hold onto the ball, and when to run. Most of all, I’ve noticed that he STAYS IN THE POCKET LONGER, which enables the pocket NOT TO COLLAPSE which in turn improves his chances of finding receivers and hitting them when they’re open. Hmm…I wonder how much Harbaugh has to do with this. I bet Jim has EVERYTHING to do with it.

    2) His TIMING with his receivers has improved (although he still needs much work on his accuracy). I was watching a ton of Joe Montana film the other day and one of the things you’ll notice is that Montana had a knack for knowing what the defense would do and adjusted to it once the ball was snapped. Montana took short, 3-step drops and always hit Rice and Taylor IN STRIDE much like Magic Johnson hit James Worthy and Byron Scott IN STRIDE on a fastbreak. The Joe Montana-Jerry Rice-Roger Craig led Niners were the Showtime Lakers of the NFL. Montana also knew how to escape pressure because he had great feet and INSTINCTS. John Madden once said that Montana was the BEST HE’D EVER SEEN AT COMPLETING P A S S E S WHEN ROLLING OUT OF THE POCKET TO HIS RIGHT OR LEFT. Montana not only had impeccable timing coupled by great feet, but he also had great anticipation. Here’s hoping that Smith can develop all of these admirable traits that make great QB’s legends.

    OK…I felt like I just wrote a two-page newspaper article/blog chronicling the 49ers early season success. lol…anyway, thanks for reading and I’ll see y’all in a couple weeks after the bye.

    GO NINERS. Keep your eyes on the prize and STAY FOCUSED!!!!

  201. By rjd niner on Oct 18, 2011 | Reply

    Are the niners going to be able to keep the players together . free agancy
    Is the menbers of Coach H staff going to be around for at lest 3 yrs or longer

  202. By gary potter on Oct 18, 2011 | Reply

    cfr: well spoken, however there are 3 clowns_ strike that_ football experts on this blog that will not agree with one word you have posted. these 3 clowns_ quarterback experts will flail you with there expert opinions. can’t do 3step drop, looks like 12 year old playing against men, hi school qb could play better, blah blah blah. these 3 clowns_ qb experts know more about football than our savior JH. so be prepared to be taken to task for your words.
    go niners

  203. By ChickenFriedRice on Oct 18, 2011 | Reply

    @gary potter…

    Trust me, I’m ready. But I bet the three clowns you speak of have no clue who renaldo nehemiah, freddie solomon, russ francis, jamie williams, harris barton, terrence flagler, and randy cross are. I bet the three clowns you speak of don’t know that the niners are the only Super Bowl team to ever have a starting full back and starting tail back who played for the same college (Nebraska).

  204. By gary potter on Oct 18, 2011 | Reply

    cfr: you are right but you forgot bob saintclair,gordie soltou, hurrin hugh, joe perry frankie albert, john brodie ray wershing tommy davis to name a few. i see we are on same page. i have been Niner fan since they came to SF. goes back long time.
    go niners

  205. By gary potter on Oct 18, 2011 | Reply

    i forgot YAT my favorite player was sick to see him traded to nyg. can’t remember his name but he was lg. more nostalgia billy wilson, john henry johnson,brent jones to name a few more.
    go niners

  206. By MIKE L on Oct 18, 2011 | Reply

    KICKIN A$$, COOL, ABOUT TIME THE WHOLE TEAMS BANGIN,LIKE I SAID A COUPLE WEEKS AGO RODGERS BETTER WATCH OUT FOR THE TRUCK THATS ABOUT HIT THAT A$$.GO NINERS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  207. By les on Oct 18, 2011 | Reply

    Hey CFR, and GP. We speak the same time line. Leo Nomalini, RC Owens, J>D> Smith and Joe “the jet” Perry. Niners came into the league 1946 (my birth year) Saw them play at Kezar. We suffered growing up with a lot of those teams but we got our rewards in the 80’s. I’ve had two careers, a year in Nam, and have always rooted for my Gold and Red. They seem to finally be back.

  208. By gary potter on Oct 18, 2011 | Reply

    les: i was 12 years old in 46. saw many games a kezar. not to many at stick never liked it for baseball either.
    go niners

  209. By niner4life on Oct 19, 2011 | Reply

    JR BACA WENT FOR SOME ENGLISH *OCKMEAT SANDWICH’S I SEE!

  210. By gary potter on Oct 19, 2011 | Reply

    heycfr& less= one of the clowms i mentioned just posted some drivil below my last post.
    go niners.
    p.s. i ment quarterback expert 3step drop hs quaterback play better, blah blah knows nothing about quarterback position thinks he does.

  211. By rjd niner on Oct 19, 2011 | Reply

    TOM RATHMAN ROGER GRIGE , NEBRESKA

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