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Borat
10-04-2012, 04:00 AM
Week 5:
Sunday, October 7, 2012
http://a.espncdn.com/media/motion/2012/1003/com_121003_nfl_CDDAccu_BUFSF/com_121003_nfl_CDDAccu_BUFSF.jpg
FYI: this is the best “matchup” banner I could find. People on the interwebz need to design these things faster … for me to then steal them.

Buffalo Bills (2-2)
At
San Francisco 49ers (3-1)

Location: The Stick
http://nfl49ers.files.wordpress.com/2012/10/100212-stick-header.jpg

Time: 1:25 pm pst
Line: SF -10
Announcers (FOX): Kevin Harlan and Solomon Wilcots

Well, I don’t know about you, but 34-0 feels a lot better than 13-24. Reminds me of my high school coach who said, “Winning. It’s better than losing.” 3-1 record was my preseason best case scenario so I’m cool with everything now that the loss has been erased from my short-term memory. Should be 4-0 dammit. Ugh, not completely erased.

So, my first inclination is to look at this:
http://prod.static.bills.clubs.nfl.com//assets/images/imported/BUF/photos/centerpiece-2012/October-2012/cordy-glenn-sidelined-cp.jpg

And then think about this:
http://ww2.hdnux.com/photos/15/16/22/3466393/3/628x471.jpg

Along with this:
http://ww1.hdnux.com/photos/14/62/73/3354336/7/628x471.jpg

And then I felt like this:
http://cdn3.sbnation.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/367813/20120930_ajw_aw8_276_standard_1349065496_730.jpg
The left side of the Bills line better bring it

I know there are so many of us that wanted the Niners to throw deep to Moss, but this isn’t quite what I had in mind:
http://l.yimg.com/iu/api/res/1.2/jgKQoMkLvO0mD7Vfx1v8dA--/YXBwaWQ9eXZpZGVvO2NoPTM0MTtjcj0xO2N3PTUxMjtkeD0xO2 R5PTE7Zmk9dWxjcm9wO2g9MzQxO3E9MTAwO3c9NTEy/http://media.zenfs.com/en_US/Sports/AP_NFL/201209301255465183844-p2.jpg

Triple coverage? Just give me a damn fade to the corner of the endzone.

Speaking of Kaepernick, I absolutely loved getting him some reps. He’s quite a weapon. I hope they keep using him.
http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c1910342/media_center/images/static/media_box/49er3.png

So, I was planning on making a Super Mario reference. As in, look, the Bills signed Super Mario. Scarrrrrrrry. And then I remembered the Niners signed Super Mario also. It was at that point that I discovered that any player named Mario is pretty much obligated to be called Super Mario. Those are the rules.

And then I saw this:
http://headiesports.files.wordpress.com/2012/03/bills-super-mario-bros.jpg
**** yeah.

The Niners dropped 245 rushing yards on the Jets. 245. So sexy. Won’t be so easy this week. Bills defensive front consists of this:
http://www.deargodwhyussports.com/uploads/2/1/9/7/2197555/5068428_orig.jpg

And this:
http://www.bostonherald.com/blogs/sports/blitz/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/4bca47_mario.jpg

Sigh. And this:
http://www.theoaklandpress.com/content/articles/2010/11/14/sports/pro/doc4ce08f2dd9f378416027891.jpg

Really? And this?:
http://media.oregonlive.com/nfl/photo/dwanedwardsjpg-02b705210a2d3a78.jpg
You gotta love that front. Could be a great defense in the making. It will be real interesting to see how the Niners’ line handles them. On that note …

Have these guys:
http://cdn3.sbnation.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/139875/20120523_kkt_bs4_038_standard_1348782454_730.jpg

Been better than these guys:
http://www.ksdk.com/images/640/360/2/assetpool/images/111201043618_49ers%20O%20Line.jpg
I think I’d say yes. Actually, that’s been a helluva nice surprise

The Bills have 2 pretty darn good backs:
http://www.thepigskinreport.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/cj-spiller-fred-jackson-120712-wide.jpg
And, as usual, it doesn’t matter. Niners run D is filthy.

So, I kinda, sorta, wanted the Niners to sign this guy:
http://i.usatoday.net/sports/_photos/2012/02/20/AP-Bills-not-expected-to-tag-Stevie-Johnson-C4116CVT-x-large.jpg

I know that wasn’t popular, but he was my plan B if the Niners couldn’t land Marques Colston. I wasn’t even worried about this:

http://evonsports.files.wordpress.com/2011/12/stevie_johnson-1.jpg

Or this:
http://media.tumblr.com/tumblr_mb42wzs4Ei1qc63km.jpg

Or this:
http://ll-media.tmz.com/2010/11/28/1128-steve-johnson-twitter.jpg
I don’t know what the hell I was thinking. I may or may not be Terry Donahue.

Hey, remember the Niners signed this guy:
http://www.bayareasportsguy.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/Brandon-Jacobs-49ers.jpg
Looks like we’re gonna get our first look at him in real action. I’d love to see him and Kaepernick in the same backfield on a short yardage play. Would be hard for the defense to commit too much up the middle. Maybe they can exploit that for a big play.

And finally, I figured I’d get this guy into the gameday thread, because, well, because this might be the only time I can ever get this guy into the gameday thread:

http://media.sacbee.com/smedia/2012/01/14/20/01/hu9F0.St.4.jpg
RJF. Played a great game against Mangold. Totally unexpected. Twas awesome. Sopoaga is still nursing an injury so we may see more of RJF.

Standings
NFC West
1. Arizona Cardinals (4-0)
2. San Francisco 49ers (3-1)
3. Seattle Seahawks (2-2)
3. St. Louis Rams (2-2)

AFC East
1. New England Patriots (2-2)
1. Buffalo Bills (2-2)
1. New York Jets (2-2)
4. Miami Dolphins (1-3)

Special Note:

http://www.csnbayarea.com/sportsnetBayArea/thumbnails/Sportsnet_-_Pacific_Associates/16/673/alex-smith-thumb.jpg

Brent
10-04-2012, 05:20 AM
Thankfully this game is at home. The Bills scare me because goddamn CJ Spiller is explosive.

Borat, remember when you and I had a draft crush on that guy?

abaddon41_80
10-04-2012, 06:09 AM
I am surprised at how good the right side of the line has been this year. I still say the left side has been slightly better, though.

Ness
10-04-2012, 10:02 AM
Damn. I think I might have to watch this game at 4am because of the time here in China. In any case, I expect the defense to shine. Fitzpatrick and Stevie Johnson could cause trouble though if they're on their mark. I'm not concerned about stopping the run more so than their offensive being able to protect Fitzpatrick who doesn't take that many sacks.

Madirishman
10-04-2012, 11:59 AM
Their famous D-Line has talented names but they've started the season very flat. Let's hope that season continues. Spiller is a weapon that will need to be marked at all times. I too was a fan of his during the Draft process. I see the Niners sticking to the run game and feeding passes to the TE's on out and post routes.

dan77733
10-04-2012, 07:07 PM
I wanted Spiller too. :(

Oh well, we have Hunter (and some other guy we just drafted, damn, forgot his name since he hasnt been active once yet this year) so im happy. :)

49ers better win this game because our next three will be big games. Cant lose this game whatsoever. Hopefully, we strike early and fast and cruise to a win.

Bills 17
49ers 28

dan77733
10-04-2012, 10:57 PM
YES!!! Cardinals lost to the Rams. If we beat the Bills, we'll be in first place since the Cardinals have a division loss and we dont. So happy!!! :)

Ness
10-04-2012, 11:19 PM
Please don't give Fitzpatrick all day to throw. Please!

VAfy-ya
10-05-2012, 03:56 PM
Please don't give Fitzpatrick all day to throw. Please!

Fitzpatrick is a slighty better version of Sanchez. Even with time, the guy just makes some horrible decisions with the ball and can be way off with his accuracy at times. My barber's from Buffalo and is a big Bills fan and we talk about Fitzpatrick often. If our defense plays sound and do what they're capable of, we should be able to frustrate Fitzpatrick into making some terrible decisions with the ball. Spiller is the X-factor. He is Harvin-like and that scares the crap out of me. Harvin single-handled kept the Vikes in the game, 3rd down after 3rd down. Our defense has no answer for players like that and they will continue to burn us if guys aren't disciplined in their assignments.

dan77733
10-05-2012, 10:18 PM
^^^^^ Dont you mean Sproles like???

Borat
10-06-2012, 03:11 AM
Thankfully this game is at home. The Bills scare me because goddamn CJ Spiller is explosive.

Borat, remember when you and I had a draft crush on that guy?

Totally. It was during our "desperately looking for a 'weapon' not named Gore" phase.

dan77733
10-06-2012, 10:38 AM
I was one of the few who also wanted Spiller. Oh well. At least we have Hunter (and James) so im happy. :)

WhatWouldBillyBajemaDo?
10-06-2012, 01:07 PM
Love the guy in the Cam Newton jersey flipping off Alex in the last photo. Wonder if he drove all the way out to defend Cam's honor.

Borat
10-07-2012, 04:04 PM
Ugh. Fitz is picking our zone apart.

Also, I hated kicking the FG at the 1 yard line. The Niner D is one of the best. It's OK if they stuffed on the 1. Let them make a play with the Bills backed up against the goalline.

farfromforgotten
10-07-2012, 04:16 PM
Smith 7-8 180 and a TD. Is this not what you all wanted?

hawkeye123
10-07-2012, 04:28 PM
A lot of creative play calls, i'm liking it. Just too many dumb penalties.

Borat
10-07-2012, 04:31 PM
Crabtree is beasting (except for that last drop).

Edit: And yes, the penalties HAVE to stop. Can't be doing this.

Borat
10-07-2012, 04:49 PM
Alex Smith 12-15 for 237 and 2 TDs in the first half.

Borat
10-07-2012, 04:50 PM
All we had to do was get Ness out of the country and boom, Alex is free to dominate.

WhatWouldBillyBajemaDo?
10-07-2012, 04:51 PM
Alex sure making up for that low first pitch at last night's Giants game.

farfromforgotten
10-07-2012, 04:52 PM
All we had to do was get Ness out of the country and boom, Alex is free to dominate.

:lol: That's gotta be it!

Ness
10-07-2012, 05:50 PM
All we had to do was get Ness out of the country and boom, Alex is free to dominate.

Ha. See the lengths I go for this team.


Hey stop talking positive about Alex Smith. We wouldn't want you and Brent to feel embarrassed in front of your other SWDC goons. Stick to the status quo. No Alex Smith discussions allowed.

abaddon41_80
10-07-2012, 05:57 PM
18/24, 303, 3 TD, 49 rushing yards

lol Bills

Ness
10-07-2012, 06:29 PM
Well, best win of the season thus far. Quarterback didn't get sacked, Alex Smith had his best game, defense was dominant as usual, the running game went buckwild, and the third downs were 7/11 which is 63%.

Can't wait for the Giants next week.

Borat
10-07-2012, 07:03 PM
The stats from this game are beyond ridiculous. Bonerific really.

phlysac
10-07-2012, 07:06 PM
I was told on another site that any QB could've thrown for 500 yards against the Bills today.



79-3 in two weeks. Dang it feels good.

Ness
10-07-2012, 07:08 PM
I might not be able to see the Giants game as I'll be in mainland China and their internet security is ridiculous.

Borat
10-07-2012, 07:11 PM
I might not be able to see the Giants game as I'll be in mainland China and their internet security is ridiculous.

Sooooooooo, Alex should throw for about 400 yards or so next week. Awesome!!!!!

YAYareaRB
10-07-2012, 07:29 PM
Stay in China brotha hahaha

Ness
10-07-2012, 07:35 PM
Sooooooooo, Alex should throw for about 400 yards or so next week. Awesome!!!!!

I expect a bottle of Jack and two cheeseburgers from a good restaurant from you personally Borat.

Borat
10-07-2012, 07:37 PM
I expect a bottle of Jack and two cheeseburgers from a good restaurant from you personally Borat.

Cheeseburgers: Yes.
Bottle of Jack: You'll have to rip it from my cold, dead hands.


Also .... COLSTON TIME BABY!!!

farfromforgotten
10-07-2012, 07:50 PM
I was told on another site that any QB could've thrown for 500 yards against the Bills today.



79-3 in two weeks. Dang it feels good.

Of course...

It does feel good. At least we're not Jets fans following last weeks defeat or Bills fans following this weeks beatdown. And I'll almost feel sorry for the Giants fans next week after we take care of them... almost... lol.

In all seriousness, I respect the Giants. Should be a hell of a game. Hope to send them out of Candlestick with an "L" this time. Then it's Seattle and Arizona before the bye.

We'll need another epic gameday thread out of you for this one, Borat! Get to work brother, and thanks.

Ness
10-07-2012, 07:54 PM
I wonder if Kaepernick is going to be used a lot against the Giants.

Borat
10-07-2012, 08:00 PM
We'll need another epic gameday thread out of you for this one, Borat! Get to work brother, and thanks.

Going to be tough. I did 2 Giants/Niners threads last year and pretty much exhausted every damn thing I could think of. This time I'll only have material from the NFCCG which I really don't want to rehash. Dammit. Hate that game.

dan77733
10-07-2012, 08:52 PM
LOVED today's demolishment of the Bills. See, thats what im talking about and adding to the score in the fourth.....hell yeah!!!

I was pissed off in the beginning of the game when we had to settle for a FG and too many penalities. Otherwise, awesome day.

Everyone was awesome for us. Smith had a great game and finally, we took the chains off of him and it paid off. Just have to start being a little more aggressive with the passing game and hopefully, become at least respectable to opposing defenses.

And if Smith surpasses what he did today against the Giants, im personally going to pay the Chinese government to keep Ness there until after the Super Bowl. LOL. :)

abaddon41_80
10-08-2012, 05:17 AM
My only worries are that the goalline offense is still incredibly predictable, I understand that Harbaugh doesn't want to risk a turnover but three runs up the middle once we get inside the 10 is pretty annoying, and the pass rush. We had a few plays with pressure on Fitzpatrick yesterday but not as many as we should have. We only have nine sacks in five games this year.

Ness
10-08-2012, 08:36 AM
My only worries are that the goalline offense is still incredibly predictable, I understand that Harbaugh doesn't want to risk a turnover but three runs up the middle once we get inside the 10 is pretty annoying, and the pass rush. We had a few plays with pressure on Fitzpatrick yesterday but not as many as we should have. We only have nine sacks in five games this year.

The pass rush has been kind of inconsistent at times I agree. Not sure why. The Bills do boast one of the best offensive lines in football though.

Madirishman
10-08-2012, 10:04 AM
Very impressive all-around win by the Niners. Yes, they could improve on things but a lot overall better performance than vs the Jets IMO as I thought they left 20+ points on the table against NY. The penalties are a little concerning but still an overall great performance, really neutralizing all aspects of the Bills attack, including Fitz, who has been slinging it so far this year. Once the Niners had a lead and they knew the Bills had to pass, they got absolutely nothing.

Pumped up for the rematch against the Giants next week. It's statement game time.

VAfy-ya
10-08-2012, 11:12 AM
The pass rush has been kind of inconsistent at times I agree. Not sure why. The Bills do boast one of the best offensive lines in football though.

Fitzpatrick is the least sacked QB in the NFL. He takes short drops and gets the ball out quick. It's harder to get to those kind of QBs. The pass-rush is fine. The Giants incorporate much deeper drops with their Run'N'Shoot principles. We'll have more opportunities next week to get after the QB.

abaddon41_80
10-08-2012, 05:10 PM
Harbaugh says that Smith's injury is definitely a concern. I feel like it is probably a smokescreen so the Giants spend more time than they need to preparing for KaeperVICK and the WildKaep but I am still a little worried

Ness
10-08-2012, 07:03 PM
I hope Alex's finger isn't an issue. I want him to have a great game against the Giants.

Madirishman
10-08-2012, 07:10 PM
Alex Smith is currently the NFL's highest-rated passer after yesterday's beat-down of the Bills: http://bit.ly/OP6nUI

Legit.

Ness
10-08-2012, 10:44 PM
One thing I hope the 49ers take care of in this upcoming game is Victor Cruz. He dominated the 49ers in the first half in the NFC Championship game, and if I remember correctly he had a decent game in the regular season meeting last year too. Carlos Rogers just doesn't seem to have the speed to keep up with him or something. Maybe.

And I hope the pass rush brings their intensity against Manning. I would hate having to see him sit back in the pocket and pick apart the 49ers defense.

Madirishman
10-09-2012, 01:51 AM
I hope Manningham "Manningham's" them with a spectacular, timely catch or two. They've been playing well but that offense misses their Super Mario.

Brent
10-09-2012, 04:39 PM
I hope Manningham "Manningham's" them with a spectacular, timely catch or two. They've been playing well but that offense misses their Super Mario.
I would rather the Giants are beat like the Niners just beat the Bills, but I'll take a win, regardless.

dan77733
10-09-2012, 07:46 PM
I would rather the Giants are beat like the Niners just beat the Bills, but I'll take a win, regardless.

Agreed. I would prefer the 49ers blow out every team like they did BUF/NYJ. That would be awesome. But a win is a win. :)

Borat
10-09-2012, 08:36 PM
We're not blowing the Giants out. One score game.

Also, about 75% done with the gameday thread. Will be up tonight.

Brent
10-09-2012, 09:02 PM
We're not blowing the Giants out. One score game.
I can dream!