Re: given the events of game, this cements our position ABOVE SF in power rankings to me.
posted at 12/18/2012 2:38 AM EST
In response to bredbru's comment:
given this game, opposite of most ive heard, this cements our position ABOVE SF in power rankings, given how much had to go their way for them to beat us (it was an enormous amount) and the coming back 28 points unaswered late.
this gives me a lot of confidence that we can beat this team (sf).
green bay's offense, giants de , seattle (who has gotten better on offense since we played them), are more a mystery.
Hmm... The 49ers have a better record and beat the Patriots in Foxboro. Therefore the Patriots are better, makes sense...
The 49ers actually won that game despite not playing their best either. They turned the ball over twice (both times in the red zone - once in the end zone). The failed on a 4 and 1 at the Patriots 25 to end one drive, and miss a FG under 40 yards to end another. Just one of those plays goes different and they allowed 28 points in a 15 minute span at one point does not tie the game.
The 49ers gave up more yards in penalties and wasted two timeouts early in the fourth quarter when the could get plays called in time (once on offense and once on defense). For crying out loud, the fumbled the snap four times.
The 49ers beat the Patriots in Foxboro without actually playing a great game. I think it is fair to say that right now, the 49ers deserve to be considered the better team.
I still think the Patriots can beat them if there is a Super Bowl rematch, but I am not going to claim that Patriots are a better team based on anything I saw on Sunday night.