I will be at the game today. Folks are welcome to share their joy, frustration, observations and questions here. You are encouraged to post as many times as you’d like.
It’s rare to have a game this important in your third game of the season. Beating an AFC team that is 1-1 and whose defense is flawed enough to make it a borderline playoff contender is not all that meaningful. Add these items to the mix:
- 49ers are 2-0
- We play @ SF and @ Pitt the next two weeks
- Our defense is under the microscope, and teetering on the edge of “here we go again” status, going up against one of the best offenses in football
- Hawks lost a game they should have won last week
- It’s a home game
And you start to see why this game matters so much. If things play out the best way possible, the Hawks and 49ers will both be 2-1 next week in SF, setting up a chance to take back the division lead. I can’t see the forest through the trees this morning, so this is a pick’em at this point.