I think quite a few of us need cheering up so I decided to lead with the cheerleaders photo (Sorry not sorry). I'm going to keep it short here, because I don't think I can quite express my disappointment coherently. I'm going to leave you with just 4 (quite obvious) points then get right on to the links:
- The 49ers gave away what was a sure win.
- The offense committed too many turnovers.
- The defense committed too many penalties.
- If you're going to lay a stinker, you might as well do it early in the season when their is still a ton of time to recover. See there's a gold lining right there.
Now here are your depressing links to start this week. Read 'em and weep...
Game Recaps and Reviews
Rapid Reaction: San Francisco 49ers (Gutierrez)
49ers upended by the Bears in Levi's opener (Biderman)
The Lonely Goat
Kap's meltdown echoes 49ers' collapse (Gutierrez)
Q: Was it just me or did Jimmie Ward get burned quite a few times? | Jimmie Ward gets encouragement; Davis on crutches; Lynch makes plays (Inman)
A: No, it wasn't just me. | Marshall uses size to beat 49ers rookie Ward for three TDs (Maiocco)
There's a chart in there listing all the penalties the 49ers have committed so far in 2 games. | San Francisco 49ers: Self-Inflicted Penalties Ruin Levi's Stadium Opener (B/R)
Some really good game photos posted with the blog. | Bears and 49ers: a tale of two halves (SF Gate)
Levi's Stadium Opening
49ers Party Turns Into Disaster (Killion)