Monday, September 17, 2007

The morning after

You never know how you're going to feel the morning after a game like this. I went to bed feeling mostly at peace with the loss. It was very encouraging to see the team respond the way it did to being in a huge 17-0 hole. Above everything else, Matt is the key to our season, and he continued to look fantastic.

But when I woke up and read the paper, it really stung. No matter the circumstances, the loss yesterday really makes the season difficult. Arizona believes they are in it and will play harder as a result. SF can start to believe their hype.

The next three weeks will potentially be the most important of the season. Take a look at these schedules:

Cincy@ Ravens@ Steelers
@ 49ersSteelersHawks
@ Steelers@ RamsRavens

This Cincy game is huge. If the run defense is not significantly better this week, we're in for a long year. They should be angry, at home, and mostly healthy. A bad performance means we don't have the horses, and you can't do much about that.

I'll be back mid-week with my NFC stock market. Very interesting week around the NFC.

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