The 49ers will go on the road this week to take on a Tennessee Titan team that is looking to save their season. The Titans are on a losing streak, but a very talented and dangerous team with their playoff chances still alive. Despite winning their past 3 the 49ers need a win just as badly as the Titans, and the winner of this game will have to earn it.
One decisive 18-play drive told the story of San Francisco’s successful day on offense. The 49ers (4-2) churned out 89 yards and used up 9 1/2 minutes of clock time, from late in the third quarter to just less than seven minutes left.
A fourth quarter 89 yard touchdown march sealed the 49ers’ 32-20 victory over the Arizona Cardinals Sunday.
After scoring 10 points in the past two games combined, the 49er offense finally woke up. Frank Gore and Anquan Boldin lead the way as San Francisco snapped their first losing streak under Jim Harbaugh, exacting revenge on a St. Louis team that had the 49ers number last season.
While it’s hard to tell, the 49ers are slowly getting healthier. The long list of names on their injured report remains, but nothing to be alarmed about for the time being. St. Louis on the other hand is as healthy as can be heading into this pivotal game to stay out of the NFC West cellar.
Family pride, bragging rights, even control of the dinner-table conversation. It’s all part of a high-stakes poker game in the first-ever head-to-head matchup between 49ers tight end Vernon Davis and Colts cornerback Vontae Davis.
The scoreboard is not the only place where the 49ers were beat up this past weekend. After a relatively injury free start to the season, there are several players who now fill up the injury report, but the news is not all bad. Their opponent has two very significant injuries, and this game will not be nearly as physical as the war that was the game against Seattle.
When Vernon Davis and Jim Harbaugh eye the Colts sideline this Sunday, they will each look a little differently at a player looking back at them. There are two members of the opposition that have close ties to the two, and should make for some interesting football come Sunday.
The 49ers and Packers are expected to be two of the last teams standing this season, and they showed why in Sunday’s game. The two waged war for four quarters, with each team holding a lead in the 4th, before San Francisco was able to take control and hold off Green Bay to earn the win.
Two teams looking to erase the thoughts of 2012 are the 49ers and Packers. While the 49ers are trying to get back to the Super Bowl, the Packers are facing the team that not only ended their 2012 season, but did so in a rout. Both teams are talented and the winner will be the team to beat in the NFL after week 1.