I know what you are saying Mike, but the Seahawks are also really thin on defense right now. One of our best corners is out, they just put one of the best pass rushers on IR last week, and you may have noticed a guy by the name of Jermaine Kearse on the field, Kearse is a rookie practice squad guy filling in for injured players, and we are 5-6 deep now in places on the D line due to injuries. I was actually worried about the injuries but didn't want to get accused of "making excuses".
I know how the Niners looked as the game went on, but I think you may be overlooking the fact that the Hawks jumped on them hard and fast, dictated the pace of the game and had Kap looking confused and well, like a rookie.
C link is a brutal place to play for an away team, and they let the Niners know about it yesterday.
I think saying they were not "in the game" somewaht by choice is very much incorrect, I think they got taken out of the game by a Seahawks team hitting their stride that came in with something to prove. If harbaugh didn't prepare his guys for C link thats on him, if the Niners came in on cruise control, thats on the team. I just don't think that was the case, they just got it handed to them. Betting oin the fact they will thump the Cards at home (which they likely will) and not playing hard against the hawks is a bad game plan.
I was as comfortable with this game as I could be (knowing the Niners are a really good team), but they barely beat us in Candlestick and our offensive line is worlds apart from back then.
I'm not fool enough to predict the Hawks to hand it to every team like the last 3 games, but I also feel a whole lot better about their chances and future, seeing how they have grown over the last season.