Last night's game in Seattle sucked to watch for Niners fans. The offense hasn't looked that impotent since the Singletary days. Everything we threw at the 'Hawks, they were ready for. Several prominent Niners left the game with injuries of varying severity. The Ian Williams injury will likely be exhibit A for those in favor of rules changes next offseason regarding cut blocks and it was particularly painful to see Eric Reid go down after doing what Dashon Goldson still hasn't learned to do - hit a guy hard, but clean. I have not watched any sports related television today, but I know what is being said. The Lombardi trophy is already being awarded to the September Champion Seahawks.
And you know what? That's fine! Super Bowls aren't won and lost in September and they certainly aren't won on the First Take Desk, Mike Florio's blog, or the NFL AM couch. The Niners still have 14 games ahead and guess what? None of them match the difficulty of the two that have already been played! Saints in New Orleans is probably the toughest game left, but as long as we're being honest, finesse teams haven't been a problem since Harbaugh got to town.
Over the course of the next few weeks the Niners will be able to fatten their record on lesser teams like the Rams, Cardinals, Panthers, and the entire AFCS. Eric Reid will be back in the lineup before long and he will continue to show that he's a more than adequate replacement for Dashon Goldson. Vernon Davis will miss a week, maybe two while Vance McDonald gets reps against weaker teams. LaMichael James will be back soon too
Long term the team will eventually welcome back Michael Crabtree and Mario Manningham and could be getting some serious reinforcements in the forms of Marcus Lattimore, Tank Carradine and Quinton Dial.
This division will come down to December play as it did last year. The Seahawks may very well win it. They have one of the top rosters in the league and they straight up don't lose at home ever. But they haven't won it yet and there's a lot of ball to be played before they, us, or anyone else does.
Let's just sit back and enjoy football season. It only comes once a year.