Good morning. Well, last night's game was a bit of a downer on multiple fronts. First, there were the two big injuries to the RB position. Both Brandon Jacobs and LaMichael James left the game with injuries. James has said he won't miss a practice, but we'll see how that goes. As for Jacobs, Coach Harbaugh has come out and said that he'll miss some time but that it is not season-ending. He's looked good in the game and a quarter that he's played so far in the preseason. He looked good on the run that caused the injury. Again, we'll have to wait and see when all the tests are back.
There really weren't too many positives to take from the game. The first team offense was a bit sloppy, allowing Alex Smith to get punished repeatedly. Randy Moss dropped a ball he should have caught on a nice fade route. Anthony Dixon failed to convert on 4th and short (after converting one earlier in the drive). The first team defense gave up big chunks of yardage, but held the Texans out of the end zone. Then we ended up with nine points. Nine points is 3 field goals, people. Field goals!....our arch nemesis. Settling for field goals was one of our biggest problems last year. We did fine against the Vikings in the first game, but the Texans have one of the top defenses and they kept us out of the end zone.
On to the links....Most of them are in regards to the game and most of them go over the same couple topics, primarily the injuries. We'll get a ton more tomorrow with a lot more analysis.
49ers fall 20-9 to Texans. (49ers.com)
VIDEO: Game Highlights: 49ers at Texans. (49ers.com)
49ers notebook: RBs Jacobs, James injured. (CBS Sports)
49ers vs Texans: Thumbs up and thumbs down. (Scout.com)
49ers first half report. (Maiocco)
Second quarter impressions. (SFGate)
Third quarter impressions. (SFGate)
Harbaugh Q&A: 'Some crazy, wild calls'. (Maiocco)
First team defense stays consistent. (49ers.com)
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