It is unbelievable to think that this same team actually made it to the Super Bowl less than a year ago. Same coach. Same quarterback. Same entire team, for the most part. Sunday was an embarrassing reminder that you can fall from your high horse fast and not even put up a decent fight. The Carolina Panthers walked right into Candlestick and punched the San Francisco 49ers in the mouth. If the 49ers offense even put together one solid drive it would have been a whole different story. We all would be so joyous talking about a 6 game win streak and how great the defense performed. Yet it was another subpar performance by the line, resulting in a pressured Colin Kaepernick on just about every single play. A recipe for disaster that was exploited on Sunday in San Francisco.
Very inconsistent numbers have been put up against higher tier teams, but the 49ers usually produce at a steady level against below .500 teams. Exception of course is the Green Bay Packers, but that game was set up for Kaepernick to dominate Green Bays’ Defense again at home. Bottom line is that this type of play is unacceptable against another good team. Many grueling tests still await this young team in the second half of the season. It is going be a hefty task to out do themselves from the first half of the season, but it is very possible to reach an equal dispersion.