49ers 10 - Raiders 7: Open Thread #2

49ers_logo_medium @   Raiders_logo_medium

So, would we say Phillip Adams guaranteed his roster spot just a moment ago? He was looking very solid as a cornerback, but he just ran back a punt for a touchdown, and considering how awful the punt returners were last year, that's a big addition to his limited NFL resume. It's only one punt return, but it certainly sticks out.

Other than that, thus far it hasn't been all that pretty. The Raiders were up 7-3 thanks to a very nice 81 yard TD drive to open the game. The 49ers defense wasn't stopping anybody that drive and seemed to almost be playing with too much of a cushion at times. However, the defense has stiffened up since then and have held back the Raiders. The most notable performance thus far has been Patrick Willis dominating the Raiders running backs on a couple runs. Nice to see him anticipating and attacking.

The 49ers offense has been a bit all over the place. Alex Smith hasn't looked particularly great, but he's also had his receivers drop some balls they have to have (I'm talking to you, Nate Byham). The offensive highlight for the 49ers was some great rushing by Frank Gore in his limited appearances. He's like a bowling ball with legs.

GO NINERS!

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join Niners Nation

You must be a member of Niners Nation to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Niners Nation. You should read them.

Join Niners Nation

You must be a member of Niners Nation to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Niners Nation. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9341_tracker