It was a rough weekend for fans of the Seattle Seahawks and the San Francisco 49ers in the National Football League and both teams appeared to be ready for their respective opponents only to fall totally flat when the clock hit all zeros. Both teams fell apart thanks to their defense who gave up big plays in the final minutes.
When it comes to the game of NFL football, you have to play it out on the field. Apaprently one player who did not come prepared this past weekend was NFL Star Cornerback for the Seattle Seahawks Richard Sherman. Seattle lost to San Diego by nine points 30-21 and questions surrounding Sherman not being a ‘shutdown’ corner, in my opinion, were not defined in the loss – however some may disagree.
Antonio Gates had three touchdown catches in the game on Saturday afternoon leading to a Chargers victory. Meanwhile in San Francisco the game took a similar turn. The 49ers were hosting the Chicago Bears with a Quarterback who has been known for not always coming through in big games of late. Jake Cutler signed an extension in the offseason and apparently found his game on Sunday, as well as Wide Receiver Brandon Marshall who caught two touchdowns in the fourth quarter to lead the comeback for the road team.
At halftime it seemed that San Francisco was right at home in their new stadium, but it was not to be as the Bears erased a thirteen point deficit as Cutler reeled off two scores in a twenty seven second span in the final quarter of play against a depleted San Francisco secondary.
It is early in the NFL season, but right now wins are more important when it comes to lining yourself up for the playoffs and a potential Super Bowl run. This week San Francisco travels to Arizona to take on the Cardinals(1:05pm PT, FOX) and Seattle will have their hands full hosting Denver in a Super Bowl rematch(1:25p PT, CBS)
CHIP KELLY & THE EAGLES