San Francisco 49ers Loss To Seattle Seahawks: An Overdose Of Reality

September 13, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

It started out pretty good. The 49ers looked like the better team, and by a lot. The 3-0 score at the end of the first quarter didn't seem to reflect how far ahead San Francisco really was.
When it was all said and done, however, Seattle would kick the living crap out of the 49ers. After another 49er field goal, Seattle would  score 31 unanswered points to nuke the division favorites, 31-6.
So what the funk went wrong exactly? I mean, besides everything.
Well, here's what I saw: Quicksand.
For anybody who has ever watched the football comedy "The Replacements" with Keanu Reeves, you know what I'm talking about.
One little thing goes wrong, and it leads to another thing, and then another. Pretty soon somebody is quitting at some point on every play, and players legs just can't seem to move fast enough. The harder they struggled, the deeper they sink.
Bill Walsh often likened this to a zebra in the wilderness being hunted by lions. In the throes of deat...

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