San Francisco 49ers Progress Report: Where Do Things Stand Heading into Week 7?

October 16, 2012   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Did anyone see that coming? I sure didn't. Anything is possible in the NFL and the New York Giants are the defending Super Bowl champs, but I would have never thought it would have been a lopsided 26-3 game. Jim Harbaugh's club struggled in just about every area of the game.
Fortunately for the 49ers, a loss equals success the following week. It's rare when a Harbaugh-coached team loses two games in a row. You have to go back to his days at Stanford to find out when that happened last. His weekly adjustments are some of the best in the game.
Case in point—San Francisco's loss to Minnesota in Week 3. Two weeks later, it had just outscored its last two opponents a combined 79-3. Not to mention the fact that it piled 1,000 yards of total offense over that two-week span.
I wouldn't expect a blowout on Thursday Night Football, but I would expect a much-improved showing from both the offense and the defense.
The Good
Even after giving up 342 total y...

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