311 yards and 3 TDs rushing 310 yards and 3 TDs passing
how's that for balance? lol- that's insane. about as dominating a performance as i've seen particularly from our o-line. 2 weeks in a row they've been amazing. i don't care what our opponents are saying, we are imopsing our will on them and they're pretty much quiting.
we are so physically dominant that they certainly seem to give up. i even credit guys like kilgore, leonard davis, and the other 'jumbo' boys we bring in on offense. they are just knocking the snot out of the D and after a while they wear down and we just run through them.
the same way it's good to have a nice rotation of d-linemen to wear down an offensive line, we do the same with our offensive line. big, strong, physical play is just killing our opponent.
this was a fun game to watch today. i LOVED how we used the pass more early and it allowed us to run the ball down their throat later on.
Great win, obviously...offense finally looked explosive and dominating (I hope this is a bit of a mentality shift, throwing the ball down the field a bit more) and the defense continued its great work.
The only area of concern to me is the special teams. It's regressed mightily from last year on kick and punt coverage...any kick-off and punt that isn't a touchback seems like an adventure. It's hard to believe that one guy (Costanzo) could be the difference between one of the best coverage units and such a shaky one, but they really need to figure that out. It would be heartbreaking to lose a postseason game because they couldn't hold a kick or punt returner to manageable returns.
Also, I've been critical of Alex Smith's touch on downfield sideline routes, but he threw an absolutely gorgeous ball to Vernon Davis on that type of route in the third quarter. I mean, he threw a lot of fantastic passes today, but that one was really his only test on a sideline route where he had to "drop it in" and he placed it perfectly. So that was great to see. Hopefully he can continue to throw those passes with confidence and accuracy.