Silver linings: 49ers vs. Falcons
October, 12, 2009
By Mike Sando | ESPN.com
Posted by ESPN.com's Mike Sando
The facts: The 49ers fell to 3-2 with a 45-10 home defeat to the Falcons in Week 5.
The upside: Even the worst defeats tend to feature a bright spot or two.
- Mike Singletary knew immediately he had let his emotions get the best of him while jawing with Falcons guard Harvey Dahl. Singletary admitted his error immediately following the game.
- Josh Morgan's 61-yard reception gave him a 19.5-yard average in each of his last two games.
- After falling behind 14-0, the 49ers answered with a 78-yard touchdown drive. They added a nine-play drive to a field goal in cutting the deficit to 14-10. No one could have known the game would get so out of hand from there.
- The 49ers have two weeks to get Michael Crabtree ready for his NFL debut.