Excellent post! 16 games takes its toll on every team. Ironically, you beat us when we were at our healthiest. I wish Akers started his slump in week one. That 63 yarder had an effect on the momentum. Truthfully, few teams can match up with the talent of the 9ers across the board. How the Rams were the one team to baffle you twice in one season mystifies me. You have Pro Bowlers in the secondary, the LB corp, the DL, the OL, and the backfield. In week one your offensive line blew out our defensive line. And your defensive line blew out our offensive line. That spells defeat in most instances. We made it a game because of a punt return that could have been called back if they had called the right player for a block in the back. Our obvious coaching flaw in week one was that we played Jerrod Bush in our secondary who cannot cover his own grandmother. That has not happened since. The way to beat the 9ers is a formula we struggle to achieve. The Giants went in to the Stick and played physical on both sides of the ball the way they played in 2011. But then they have Osi, Tuck, and co. up front. We are built around finesse and speed. So some magic will be needed.