Originally Posted by CruX
I have serious 49ers 'envy'. That team plays football the way I wish the Chargers would. However, lets keep in mind that it got really bad for the 49ers before it was as good as it is. Lots of crummy seasons had them in position to stock that team with good talent. But they made the most of their picks and the tree is now bearing fruit. Which is why I think AJ Smith needs to go at the end of the season.
I wasn't impressed with the 49ers at all. The defense let up in the second half and they almost blew the game. Playing zone/prevent defense against Brady is a dumb idea regardless of the size of the lead. Brady is the type of QB that can pick that defense apart. Once the Patriots start rolling, it is hard to stop them. The 49ers basically gave the Patriots' tricycle a push, and the Patriots took it from there. Peddling away to an almost come from behind victory.