I watched the Chargers-Eagles game on ESPN GameCast and on TV, when CBS televised the last 2 minutes of the game. Stupid Chargers! We had the game in-hand except for three critical plays during the fourth quarter:
- Bob Hallen’s Offensive Holding penalty at the Eagles 1-yard line on first-down. We settled for a Kaeding field goal at that point.
- The block field goal returned for a touchdown. Nevermind the block, how do you let that guy run all the way back for a touchdown?!?
- Reche Caldwell’s fumble. I seem to recall him doing this in the past, trying to get extra yardage and fumbling the ball or not going out of bounds. Hold onto the damn ball!
People say that we’re the best 3-4 team in the league. We have to learn to finish these games! Think back to the 49ers during the 1994-1995 season. They were lit up by the Eagles early in the season. Seifert pulled Steve Young out in that game, and he blew up on the sideline. After that, the Niners went on a tear, winning all but one of their remaining games on their way to a Super Bowl rout of the Chargers. It was a dream Super Bowl for me, since I love both teams. Today, the 49ers suck, but the Chargers are contenders. They’ve got to find the fire and take it to the next level.