(01-22-2013 10:58 AM)ATLBound Wrote: I dont think anybody is giving either side a free pass but you seem to be blaming the offense way more than the defense. 24 points should be enough to win a football game period. Would it make you feel better about the offense scored like below?
1st quarter - 7 points
2nd quarter - 7 points
3rd quarter - 7 points
4th quarter - 3 points
Does it make it more or less a success if it happens all in one half? What about if it is reversed?
1st half - O points offense, 14 points defense
Down 0 - 14 at half
2nd half - Score 17 straight points to take the lead 17-14
Defense gives up a touchdown (just like it happened Sunday) Score 21 - 17 49ers
Offense scores another touchdown 24 - 21 Falcons
Defense gives up yet another touchdown and 49ers eventually win 28 - 24 after failing to convert a 4th down at the 10 yd line.
Now instead of our offense failing, its our offense made a massive comeback, responded well to adversity, made great halftime adjustments, but ultimately could not overcome the defense responding negatively to the Falcons taking two lead changes in the second half.
That's exactly what I keep saying too.