My record this week was 9-4, just like the week before. The system is becoming less predictable. It looks like some pumpkins are turning back into pumpkins. Others are not going too, or so it seems.
Before this week, I would have bet you real money that the 49ers would turn into a pumpkin before the Redskins. Well... nope, not now.
The 49ers knocked off the Lions in a hell of a ball game, but I will bet you Lions win the playoff rematch, if there is one. Nevertheless, Jim Harbaugh is the the NFL Coach of the year after 6 weeks. There can be no doubt about that. How he managed to whip these bums into shape and get them to play like a unit without benefit of off-season OTAs or a reasonable training camp is beyond me. He is a hell of a coach.
Most of us are of the opinion that the 49ers are going to completely run away with the NFC West now. The teeth of their scehdule is done. They only have one un-winnable game ahead of them: This is the Thanksgiving day match with brother John and the Ravens.
Their schedule is incredibly favorable. People are going to say I am a fool, but the 49ers could theoretically finish 14-2. I seriously doubt they will finish that high, but I think 12-4 is entirely possible. They could bloody well be the #2 seed and face the Lions after a Bye.
Still, we have faithful former 49ers like radio color analyst Eric Davis questioning whether this is real and how it can be real.
But then we have the Redskins. Jesus... what was looking like a real Cinderella story has just crashed on the rocks. As we know, the Redskins blew a major gasket against the Eagles. Not only did they lose, they lost badly. We had a Bad Rex sighting as Rex threw four times into clouds of green and white jerseys. Four ugly picks later, he was on the bench.
It get's a lot worse. Left tackle Trent Williams suffered a high ankle sprain. Left Guard Kory Lichtensteiger tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee and will miss the rest of the season. Tight end Chris Cooley suffered a broken index finger, and he just might be their very best player.
You would not want to be right hander John Beck right now. The so-called Beck era begins without a left side to the offensive line, and minus his best possession receiver.
There is more bad news for the Redskins. Top-corner DeAngelo Hall is in doubt for the Panther game due to a knee injury that has hobbled him. I don't like this at all.
The most shocking upset of the entire day was the Bucs over the Saints. After the 49ers destroyed the Bucs 48-3 I had a sinking feeling that I had over-rated the Bucs. I felt they were a young upstart going places. Well, it looks like they really are a young upstart going places. They just laid an egg against the 49ers.
The Saints with they could do that one over again.