San Francisco 49ers and 8 NFL Teams Who Are Not Who We Thought They Were

September 16, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The San Francisco 49ers-Seattle Seahawks game likely opened a lot of eyes on the West Coast.
Most of those were in Seattle. I'm guessing most of the eyes in San Francisco were tightly shut by the fourth quarter.
But regardless of location, it's hard to find an NFL fan who wasn't a little bit surprised at what they saw Sunday afternoon, as the dark horse favorite to win the NFC West traveled to Seattle and found themselves on the wrong end of an ugly 25-point blowout.
Now the 49ers look more likely to challenge the St. Louis Rams for position than the Arizona Cardinals.
Of course, it's one week we're talking about. Seasons are determined in months, not within a few days of the first regular season game.
At the same time, every team enters the season with expectations about its first game, and every fan enters the season with expectations about its team.
After one week, some teams are who we thought they were.
Others... well, they let 'em off the hook.<...

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