The 49ers have taken a 30-7 lead on the Seahawks in a fairly explosive first half for the offense. Alex Smith has made some solid plays, as have the 49ers receivers and backs. At the same time, we definitely need to temper our enthusiasm a little bit. The Seahawks are ranked 29th in defense (28th against the pass) so I'm going to hold off declaring this the re-birth of the 49ers offense. And of course, given that there is still a half of football to play, craziness could ensue.
I don't want to complain too much about a big lead, but that final minute was wildly indicative of the problems Coach Singletary has had with the play-clock. I figured there was a good chance the 49ers would end up with three points, but that last couple plays felt a bit too disorganized. You can get away with it when you're up 27-7, but this is one of the signs of problems this team has seen all season long.
At the same time, if the 49ers can figure out a way to hold onto this game, it's safe to say you'll see at least one overly optimistic post about the 49ers playoff chances from yours truly this week. I'm a sucker like that.