2. Yes, the officiating was terrible ... seems like I haven't seen an NFL game in a long time where I thought the officiating was at least average or better. Sometimes it just seems inevitable that the officials' poor calls will decide the game's outcome. Very frustrating that a multi-billion-dollar business can't find better people.
3. Until today I had not seen one game in the Harbaugh era where I was disappointed in the coaching staff. While Fangio's game plan and play-calling was effective, we couldn't have been much worse off if Jimmy Ray had sat in for GRo today. WTF? That was the worst offensive game plan and play-calling in the last two seasons. The play call of a cute pitch to Ginn near your own goal in the fourth quarter of a close game ... overlooking Kaep's physical error with the pitch ... was just plain stupid.
(a) Harbaugh's guys were out-coached by Jeff Fisher's crew for the second time in a month. I never thought that I would see that happen.
(b) It seemed to me that the offensive adjustments that needed to made at halftime were patently obvious; surely they will made these ajustments. But nothing!!
(c) I knew that Kendall Hunter was a key contributor; but I never dreamed that we would do nothing to replace him. Frank obviously got tired and Jacobs did absolutely nothing to help ... even after all his bitching about getting playing time.
(d) Combined return game ... six yards. At least Ginn didn't fumble this week.
(e) Eleven penalties ... really?
I felt sorry for Fangio and the defense ... they played a great game. But it just didn't matter because everybody else was brain-dead.