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Is anyone else nervous about how our team has been playing recently???

I just wanted to see if there are other people who are a little worried about how we have been playing as a team. Everyone keeps saying that we are the hottest team heading into the playoff, but I cannot say that I personally have come away from the games over the last few weeks feeling like "Wow, we have an unstoppable team" (something I felt after week 1 against GB). I love how Kaep is developing and has not had the big sophomore slump that people always talk about, specially now that he is so dangerous with all his offensive weapons. Recently he has made some great plays finding open targets and has minimized TOs. But, at times I feel like the offense just stalls for quarters at a time (8 drives in a row with no points against Arizona). More than a couple times a game I see him get happy feet after the first read isnt there and the play ends up in a big sack or him running around unable to find someone to throw to. I understand Arizona has a great defense, but I felt like this was happening against the Atlanta and Washington defenses as well. Is it our pass protection, or inability to get separation in the secondary or missing reads? I feel like many offenses thrive on check downs to the RB, and we rarely make those plays with athletic open field RBs like Gore/Hunter/James. It also drives me nuts when we are constantly snapping the ball with 1-2 seconds left on the play clock. I know we dont play hurry up offense, but this just lets the defense anticipate the snap count and get as much rest and make as many substitutions as they want. I would love to see them pick up the pace a little and put pressure on the opposing defense. As far as our running game, its either 2-3 yds/run average with 1-2 long runs a game. I dont know how defenses are able to contain our run game for most of the game with all our recieving threats and the treat of Kaep taking off. I dont recall the last time I saw us break a big run with our heavy/big set package. Our defense is playing championship level football and has brought us to this point and has the potential of carrying us, unless teams go into a hurryup mode and I feel like our secondary struggles there (Atl and Arizona just drove down the field easily when they picked up the pace). We have the best front 7 in football, but it also seems that unlike last year we get pressure on the QB only when we blitz. Yes, we are winning games, but I would love for them to be more convicing. We got robbed in New Orleans on 1 play, but still let the game get away from us after that. Carolina game was tough with only Boldin as our WR threat. After that, sure we crushed Washington, but they are terrible. Barely won against Seattle mainly after 1 great Gore run. Beat a St Louis team with a back QB only by 10. Didnt take control of the TB until they tried that silly reverse kickoff return which was fumbled for a TD. And then almost gave away the Atlanta and Arizona games after leading by 10 and 17 respectively. We are going in with a good win streak and our defense most is a powerhouse and our offense has potential it hasnt reached yet, but am I the only one really nervous about us being able to win on the road against the top teams....

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