I think it's pretty amusing, myself. We lost to Miami, reinforcing the can't-win-on-the-road stereotype. We surprised in Chicago -- got media praise for that, but it was a fluke, and Chicago's defense is old and tired. We put a historical beat-down on the tweetybirds, but that was just against a bad team. We added another historical beat-down on the buffs, but that was also against a bad team -- and it really didn't count as a road game because it was on a neutral field. Anybody could beat two bad teams (2x50 happens all the time), but let's see if they can do it against a good team. We beat the digits, but anybody could win with that home-crowd environment, and besides, their best guy was out. (Still not clear if we're supposed to consider the digits another bad team, or an unlucky good team.) If we beat the Rams this weekend, of course it won't be any big deal because we're supposed to beat the Rams, and we have that home crowd, and we're not on the road.
So we've got to wait and see if the Seahawks can beat a good team on the road in the playoffs before we can decide if they deserve high rankings.
49ers webzone: Win or lose, i hope you injure Sherman. Like a serious career ending injury. I don't want him to get paid.
49ers webzone: noise should not be the overwhelming reason a team is favored. they need to spray noise-damping foam onto the ceiling of that place.