Tuesday, September 21, 2010
Monday Night Round Up
One game left, let's have a look: Saints 25 @ 49ers 22 -- I'm always a little mixed when it comes to the 49ers. Yeah I got the pick but.... damn it!! Classic 49ers though, doing everything possible to prevent themselves from winning. If it's not interceptions then it's botched snaps, and if it's not either of those then it's muffed punts - or in this case - all three. Alex Smith finished 23/32 for 275 yards, 1 TD and 2 INTs. A better day at the office than usual from Smith and he led the 49ers final scoring drive well. Frank Gore had 20 carries in the end, for 112 yards and a TD. I still think if you gave him the carries that Gore would produce the goods, but then I'm not the 49ers Head Coach or Offensive Coordinator (which in the long run is probably a good thing). Drew Brees was 28/38 for 254 yards and 2 TDs, but there was something amiss with the Saints offense. Maybe it's just because we're used to them putting 30+ points a game on people that anything below 28 somehow seems like a let down. Still, four touchdowns in two games is not a huge amount of offense. Defensively the Saints were led by safety Roman Harper (6 tackles, 1 INT, 1 FF) and LB Jonathan Vilma (7 tackles and a FF). Guess who led the 49ers in tackles? No go on, guess. Give up? Ok, it was Patrick Willis. Again. 8 tackles and a sack for Willis. Also of note was the sole other sack from LB Ahmad Brooks, who has seen his playing time reduced this season for some reason. Well then, 8-8 for my picks this week. It's on the increase and I have a feeling next week will be much better. We now have a better idea of where everybody stands and as long as there are no difficult clashes like the Falcons @ Saints then...... ah f**k it. Have a great day everyone.