When the season started, none of the national pundits thought that the 49ers would be any good this year. They were supposed to lose to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and their QB whispering head coach, but then people realized that the Bucs aren’t really that good. Same thing was said after we beat the Cincinatti Bengals. In week 3, the 49ers beat a Pittsburgh Steelers team without Ben Roethlisberger. The Cleveland Browns were expected to be the first real test, but I guess they weren’t any good either. What about the defending NFC Champions, the Los Angeles Rams? It’s just not their year. The 49ers then went to Washington and battled a monsoon, but they barely beat a bad team. That’s proof that the 49ers suck, the Carolina Panthers will put them in their place. But wait, Kyle Allen is a backup, that win doesn’t prove anything.
Over the next three weeks the 49ers barely squeaked out a couple of wins over the Arizona Cardinals and lost to the Seattle Seahawks. That so-called elite defense must finally be exposed, Aaron Rodgers must be licking his chops in anticipation of the game. I just can’t wait to hear what is the excuse will be this time. The 49ers are 10-1, that’s no measly feat. The Baltimore Ravens and the New Orleans Saints should be very scared, because the 49ers are the best team in the league, and no amount of verbal gymnastics is going to change that.
On to those links...
Shortcomings exposed: Count the ways Packers are inferior to 49ers (Rob Demovsky, ESPN)
49ers’ signature win means a tight grip on NFC’s top spot (Nick Wagoner, ESPN)
Sunday Night wrap-up: 49ers first line of defense leads way (Darin Gantt, Pro Football Talk)
49ers rout Packers 37-8 as San Francisco posts 10-1 record (Josh Dubow, Fox News)