Re: Guess it's time to start talking about next week.
posted at 12/11/2012 12:32 AM EST
In response to PaulLaCourse's comment:
In response to dapats1281's comment:
Should be a closer game. Willis and Bowman can actually cover Hernandez and Welker.
Justin Smith and Aldon smith will pose a lot of problems too.
Not too worried about that SF offense. Hopefully Talib is back and can cover Crabtree. Safety and LB over the TE. Only interesting wrinkle will be how they defend the run option.
West coast team traveling to East coast is always difficult on the West Coast team.
I've been saying for a while, this is the game where the Pats will miss Gronk most.
No, it won't be close. It will be another beatdown.
Not so sure. I think a lot of people came in thinking HOU had an overrated defense.
SF has done a very good job on very QB's thus far (Rodgers, Stafford, Brees). Eli was the only one that really got to them.
And yes, I know they are 0-1-1 against the Rams, but division games are always tough.
HOU also has a bad secondary. SF's is physical. The biggest factors will be Willis and Bowman. Arguably, the only LB's that can cover Hernandez and Gronk (if he plays). Those guys will make a world of a difference. Not to mention Aldon Smith and Justin Smith. I think this D will be a much bigger challenge.
The SF offense is the biggest question mark. If healthy, Talib should be able to cover crabtree one on one. Dont think slowing Gore down will be tough. How they defend the option will be key. Kaepernick hasn't been that impressive passing the ball thus far. But his running ability could be a wildcard.