"All we care about are wins, stats are for losers" - Justin Smith
"We're the San Francisco 49ers. We can do whatever we want" - Jim Harbaugh
New England 24
San Francisco 6
This was our meal ticket last year. Now they're the kings of this... and get to respond with Tom Brady...
NE is getting turnovers, but so were the Bears.
49ers bring back Eric Bakhtiari to fill one of the two spots.
In my opinion, it's better to overrate the difficulty of the match-up with the Patriots because otherwise this team will come out flat like we saw against the Giants (when we thought we--myself included--thought we were invincible). We need to prepare like they are the greatest team on the planet and be overly prepared.
Otherwise it's going to be:
Run, run, 3-yard pass, punt (order variations accepted lol) and repeat way too often to have a chance.
Kyle with all do respect, u r not a very positive person normally about This team are you by any chance Ray Ratto?
These numbers compare the 49ers and Patriots points per game against competition that is .500 or better, compared to the games against teams under .500.
It illustrates the point that New England brings their best game when the competition is stiff. The 49ers numbers are alarming for a team that intends to be a contender.
New England Avg Points Diff. vs. Teams .500 or better: +3.7
New England Avg Points Against vs. Teams .500 or better: -1.7
San Francisco Avg Points Diff vs. Teams .500 or better: -13
San Francisco Avg Points Against vs. Teams .500 or better: +8.1
So the Pats actually score more and give up less against the winning teams. The Niners score significantly less, and give up almost double the points given the same scenario.
God i cant wait for this game.