Found September 29, 2012 on Sports Blog Net:
If you don't know by now, I am a huge San Francisco 49ers fan. Looking back at last week's game against the Minnesota Vikings last Sunday, it was apparent we saw a 49ers team that started believing their own hype. I'm not a man who would take away any credit from a team, and it's not going to start today. The Vikings were ready to play and they deserved the 24-13 victory they earned a few days ago. They outplayed the 49ers and caught them with their guard down. We saw a 49ers team that got caught up with all of the hype surrounding them, and that is the worst thing that can happen when you play in the NFL. It's important to remember you do not win the Super Bowl after two weeks in the regular season. After strong victories over the Green Bay Packers and Detroit Lions, the 49ers were seen by most people as the best team in the NFL. You heard from fans, the media, and the "experts." Going into Minnesota, many people (including myself) felt like it would be a slam dunk victory for the 49ers. Instead, they ran into a snake pit of motivated Vikings players who seemed a little bit chippy and heard the same hype we heard. This is what happens when you start believing you're own hype. The other teams become dangerous because they want to prove the reason behind why they play the games on the field, and not on paper. The 49ers got what they deserved last week, a piece of humble pie. Sometimes that's the best medicine for a team that's developed a little bit of an inflated ego. This is a situation where I would say a loss will actually help a team down the line. Now don't get me wrong. You never want to go out and lose any competition, but sometimes it takes a loss to reel everything back down to earth. I think the Vikings loss will help the 49ers, and it's bad news for the New York Jets on Sunday. I think head coach Jim Harbaugh has the attention of the 49ers players and they will not be caught sleepwalking this week. The 49ers will get back to doing what they do best, which is playing good, strong defense and running the football. Another thing that was uncharacteristic of the 'Niners was the fact they lost the turnover battle against the Vikings. I think all of these things will get fixed this weekend and they will beat the Jets solidly. I'm predicting a 31-10 San Francisco victory to get things back in order. The 49ers actually need this victory because they have the Arizona Cardinals and Seattle Seahawks playing good football in the NFC West (the Cardinals are still undefeated). Remember it was a forgone conclusion the 49ers would run away with this division, and that still may be the case as the season goes on. But the 49ers can't have any more slip ups like last week. I don't think this week will be one of these slip ups. By Charles Taylor
THE BACKYARD
BEST OF MAXIM
RELATED ARTICLES

Colin Kaepernick era underway for 49ers?

Jim Harbaugh and the San Francisco 49ers unleashed a new offensive wrinkle on Sunday. After losing their first game of the season in Week 3 to the Minnesota Vikings, it appears that Harbaugh and offensive coordinator Greg Roman have decided that it’s time to inject some life into their Alex Smith paced attack. In a surprise move the 49ers out-Tebowed the New York Jets in the...
MONKEY ON YOUR BACK

49ers TE shows off massive gorilla tattoo

Delanie Walker has spent 6+ seasons with the 49ers playing a variety of positions: WR, TE & fullback. The guy is an NFL survivor. A 6th round pick out of Central Missouri, this guy should be out of the league by now. Walker shouldn’t have been able to hang around this long. Then again, when you’re a “Mother******* beast” (his words) you stick around in the NFL. At...

Patrick Willis stars in Duracell viral video (Video)

San Francisco 49ers linebacker Patrick Willis is one of the hardest hitters in the National Football League and you could say that when he sees a ball carrier that he keeps going and going.... Check out Patrick starring in this viral video for the battery company Duracell:

Delanie Walker has a gorilla tattoo on his back

Black Sports Online Thanks to our friends at Black Sports Online we got a hold of this picture of 49ers tight end Delanie Walker and his gorilla tattoo. I just can’t imagine how long it took to get that done.  I’m cringing just looking at it (I’m scared of needles). Tweet

San Francisco 49ers vs. New York Jets: Five Things We Learned

If you listen closely, the collective sigh of relief from the 49ers faithful fans screams like the winds off the Golden Gate Bridge. Meanwhile, on the other side of America, that sound you hear is the New York City media pounding the Jets like an over-the-hill heavyweight (much like the Niners did today).Completing their two-game road trip one down and one up, the San Francisco 49ers...

Know Your Enemy - San Francisco 49ers vs N.Y. Jets

49ERS vs. JETS (Sun Sept 30 1 PM ET) The 49ers are coming off a loss to the Vikings and now they face a Jets’ team that is 2-1, but lost defensive leader CB Darrellle Revis in their last game. The Jets did win their last game, but it went to OT and was against the weak Dolphins. Frank Gore and the rushing offense of San Fran struggled against the Vikes, but this Sunday they face...

49ers vs. Jets: Thumbs up and thumbs down

Which way does the thumb turn for the 49ers after their 34-0 victory Sunday over the New York Jets, including a bounce-back of defensive dominance, a regular wrinkle of Colin Kaepernick, a convoy for Carlos Rogers, David Akers hooking to the right, Dashon Goldson playing a mean center field, Frank Gore’s power plunge, emerging new weapon Mario Manningham and much more? Check inside.

49ers 34, Jets 0

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Colin Kaepernick, Frank Gore and Kendall Hunter each ran for touchdowns to highlight a 245-yard rushing effort by the San Francisco 49ers, who forced four New York Jets turnovers in a 34-0 rout of the Jets on Sunday at MetLife Stadium. The 49ers (3-1) capped a two-game road trip with their second shutout under Jim Harbaugh. The Jets fell to 2-2 in front...

San Francisco 49ers at New York Jets NFL Week 4 Preview: Revis Island On Vacation

http://www.businessinsider.com/darrelle-revis-out-2012-9 The San Francisco 49ers defense was looking like the best in the NFL by leaps-and-bounds, but they looked human against the Minnesota Vikings of all teams. It was remarkable since Jim Harbaugh always struggled in the Metrodome, and history clearly repeated itself as they were stunned on the road 24-13. Alex Smith looked like...

San Francisco 49ers vs. New York Jets: Three Bold Predictions

Before Monday night's "Inaccurate Reception" debacle, the biggest story of Week 3 was San Francisco’s shocking loss to the Minnesota Vikings.The 49ers were shut down on offense, and Christian Ponder and company had their way with what is supposed to be one of the best defenses in the NFL.The Jets are coming off a 3-point victory, in overtime, over division rival Miami...

49ers run over Jets

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- After the San Francisco 49ers' thorough 34-0 win over the New York Jets on Sunday, coach Jim Harbaugh said he walked into the visitor's locker room at MetLife Stadium and heard a bunch of players declaring, "That's more like it." The words were a lot different down the hall after the Jets watched the 49ers dominate them with the style...

PREVIEW: 49ers (2-1) @ NY JETS (2-1)

Do you think Rex Ryan gets a little green with envy when preparing for Jim Harbaugh's San Francisco 49ers?Since his introduction as Jets head coach prior to the 2010 season, Ryan has envisioned his team in a certain way: defensively labeled as a hard-nosed, smash-mouth unit that creates turnovers and beats up the quarterback -- and if they put a few players on their ass, no one...

Jets-49ers Week 4 Preview

     VS      The New York Jets (2-1) host the San Francisco 49ers (2-1) Sunday afternoon, at MetLife Stadium from East Rutherford, NJ. Game starts at 1:00 pm on FOX (TV) and WEPN (Radio). 49ers favorites over Jets. Spread is -4 points. My pick is the 49ers. This game will be the tougher task of the season as the Jets will take on the 49ers this coming Sunday...
NFL News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.