15-1 is not too bad…
Right now in Minnesota, Brett Fav-ra is being hailed as a football god. Not only did he successfully complete his NFL record 42nd game-winning drive, he stunned the perfect 2-0 49ers by throwing a perfect strike to Greg Lewis in the end zone with 2 seconds remaining, giving the Vikings the eventual 27-24 victory.
What does this loss mean for the 49ers? Well, for one, there goes my predicted perfect season (big sigh). Not only that, Adrian Peterson did not get sent to the hospital by a crushing, season-ending tackle from Patrick Willis on the first play of the game (bigger sigh). Rather, 49er running back Frank Gore got hit by the injury-bug in San Francisco’s second series. Luckily, x-rays proved negative and Gore appears to only have a sprained ankle.
Let’s step aside from all the gloom and misery that fills this dreadful day and look at the positives. No, I’m not about to argue how this loss was a great “moral victory” because at the end of the day, the 49ers are still 2-1.
Alright, I got my crystal ball out again. Let’s see what it has to say this time…Hot damn! 15-1 regular season record. Not bad at all! The last time the 49ers went 15-1 was in 1984. That year they won the Super Bowl, humiliating the pitiful Miami Dolphins, 38-16. Granted, that team had notable Hall-of-Famers like Joe Montana and Ronnie Lott. Do the 2009 49ers have something comparable in Shaun Hill and Patrick Willis? (long pause) I’m putting my money on Mr. Willis.
In other news, the Detroit Lions won their first game in over a millennium by defeating the disgraceful Washington Redskins, 19-14. A 1-15 record would at least be better than last season, right?