This is where our come-from-behind Ws serve us better than the way SF has been (recently) winning.
SF is a very experienced unit and should be able to stage come backs, once down, but how much do they really trust Smith to make that happen? Yeah, he played pretty well last year, but let's not forget the years before. I'm sure his team mates have not and I think if they are to get down by more than a score, they all have to start getting rather uptight...which oft times leads to mistakes.
In our case, this team not only believes we can come back...they know we can and have done so, or have come close to doing so, in every example thus far. I watched SF blowing teams out (76-3?) and enjoyed the fact we were in nail biters and coming from behind. This is what builds trust and confidence within the unit. That said, sure SF will be frothing after a butt kicking, but they may also (again) have some serious doubts about their QB. IF we are within a score at the end of the 3rd, I REALLY like our chances. By that time, half their offense will be ready for an ice bath, along with those defenders that have had the misfortune of tackling Mr. Lynch. We are now seeing this week after week. I wonder if Welker can get out of bed yet?