Remember when Prince Amukamara commented on the importance of getting that first win of the season so guys aren’t walking around with a “tight butthole?” Besides being kinda funny, that idea always stuck with me because it seems like a simple but important observation.
The Giants were going to be big underdogs this week no matter what, but I wonder if getting out from under the burden of being 0-fer can have a tangible effect against the Niners. Maybe they come out playing loose and more confident. A couple of dynamic plays early and a lucky bounce or two and perhaps overconfidence by SF can flip the script in the Giants’ favor.
And what about from the fan perspective? For me, I’m not at all dreading this game like I was a couple days ago. I’m not naive enough to expect a Giants win, though I do look forward to seeing if coming off a historic win - on the road - gives the team a lift.
I’d be more worried if SF was coming into the game with a bunch of backups like they did a couple years ago when the Giants were favored and totally flopped. IDK, but I have a gut feeling the Giants will at least be a tough out and we get a much better game than expected. Sure, an upset win would be awesome. A close loss on the road against a top contender that fires the team up to take down the ‘Hawks in week four to get to 2-2? I’d have signed up for that in a second when the schedule came out.
What do y’all think?