Every week, we poll San Francisco 49ers fans asking how the feel about the direction in the team. The Niners didn’t allow the New York Giants into the red zone. On the season, San Francisco has allowed only four red zone trips. What’s been impressive is how prepared the team looks, even as numerous starters are out of the lineup. A convincing win against the Giants took our confidence from 70 to 89%.
This season will be a rollercoaster of emotions, which, to me, makes the 2020 season more enjoyable than the 2019 season.
Who has been the biggest disappointment so far?
It has to be the Vikings. Minnesota was a popular pick to win the NFC North. A few games in, Kirk Cousins, looks worthless, and their defense couldn’t stop a nosebleed. The Eagles have disappointed, but injuries have banged them up, and Carson Wentz looks broken. Speaking of, what’s going on with Drew Brees? Father Time looks to have caught up with him as Brees doesn’t look interested in pushing the ball down the field. As for Houston, they’ve played a brutal schedule.
The other two national questions asked which game you’re looking forward to the most this week. The obvious answer is the Chiefs/Patriots. The next question asked if the Chiefs were better than last year, and 68% said yes. That comes off as an overreaction to Monday night, as Kansas City didn’t look like Kansas City until they faced a Ravens defense that thought it was a good idea to blitz Patrick Mahomes and play Cover-0 behind that.
Should the NFL change its overtime rules?
I don’t mind the overtime rules. You have ten minutes, and you usually have two possessions to score. If you can’t stop the offense from scoring a touchdown after you just had 60 minutes to do so, why should you have a chance to score again? The idea of holding the offense to a field goal and you get another chance was plenty. Should the NFL alter the overtime rules again?