Last year, the 49ers made an improbable run to the Super Bowl, before falling one play short of reaching the ultimate team goal. They lost to the Baltimore Ravens, a more experienced team that rode momentum all the way to a Championship. This year it’s San Francisco who fits this description and unlike last year, the Niners have everything in place to get past the rest of the NFC.
Philip Rivers made it through his first appearance of the exhibition season without committing a turnover or getting sacked.
Brian Banks isn’t going to pass up an offer from Seattle coach Pete Carroll to keep his NFL dreams alive.
Although Pete Carroll is an unabashed optimist who has attacked the Seahawks’ post-lockout challenges with his usual can-do attitude, even Seattle’s perpetually sunny coach realizes Tarvaris Jackson can’t possibly be ready to run his offense after just a handful of practices.