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49ers beating people up, taking their breakfast money

San Francisco 49ers Frank Gore reacts after scoring a touchdown against the Detroit Lions during their NFL game in San Francisco Reuters

Good teams can beat you wherever, and whenever.

Playing 10 a.m. Pacific Time games has long been the bane of West Coast teams when they play back East, but the 49ers have little regard for that right now.

According to Mike Sando of ESPN.com, a win Sunday against the Vikings would be six in a row for the 49ers under Jim Harbaugh in games that start when they’d normally be having brunch.

That’s the longest streak by a team in the Mountain or Pacific time zones since the Raiders won six in a row in 1999 and 2000.

While many teams out there on the other side of the U.S. have had poor records when playing the early game, it mostly has to do with them being poor teams. Pre-Harbaugh, the 49ers had won two of their previous 11, and were 7-27 under Mike Nolan and Mike Singletary (.206) in games that kick off before noon, their time. While that’s awful, the team was 37-59 over that span overall (.385), so you can’t blame it all on circadian rhythms.

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  1. omen316 says: Sep 22, 2012 1:34 PM

    Look out its a trap !!

  2. logicalthinkersays says: Sep 22, 2012 1:37 PM

    The 49ers are going to fold like a crossant when that luck wave they’re on dies down. Seattle or Arizona wins that division.

  3. buffaloniner says: Sep 22, 2012 1:44 PM

    Best. Headline. Ever.

  4. oldguardof60s says: Sep 22, 2012 1:49 PM

    Go to vegas and calmly put all your money on the 49ers on this one. They Are that much better.

  5. mjkelly77 says: Sep 22, 2012 1:49 PM

    49ers beating people up, taking their breakfast money
    ___________________

    Wait until dinner time. I don’tthink they’ll be around.

  6. billsboy88 says: Sep 22, 2012 1:56 PM

    The niners run on Dunkin

  7. goldrush36 says: Sep 22, 2012 2:07 PM

    Mjkelly i dont see how you are still talking. Lions got beat down and almost lost to the rams as well. Time for you to pack it in and start preparing for the draft like the other 23 of the past 25 years

  8. raideralex99 says: Sep 22, 2012 2:10 PM

    It’s still an advantage … stats DO NOT lie.
    PLUS how come last year the Chargers only played one game on the road at 1o:00 pacific time while the Raiders had to play SIX of their 8 road games at 10:00 pacific time … hmmmm. Check the Chargers schedule over the last few years and see how it favorited them … maybe that’s why they have such a good winning record just the regular season and lose in the playoffs.
    This is PROOF how the NFL sticks it to the Raiders on paper. They just can’t prove being the most penaltized team over the years …. yet.
    It’s funny though with these new refs … the Raider penalties have cut down so maybe they will be able to prove it.
    I know Tommy Kelly but I talking about the phantom holding and PI calls over the years.

  9. mjkelly77 says: Sep 22, 2012 2:22 PM

    goldrush36 says:Sep 22, 2012 2:07 PM

    Mjkelly i dont see how you are still talking. Lions got beat down and almost lost to the rams as well. Time for you to pack it in and start preparing for the draft like the other 23 of the past 25 years
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    Beat down? Hardly. With backups to to backup starters in the secondary playing? I thought that the 49ers were favoed AND supposed to win. Which they did. Just remeber that it’s a long season.

  10. jikkle49 says: Sep 22, 2012 2:26 PM

    The funny thing is the NFL will limit how many trips an East Coast team will make to the West Coast but act ignorant when it comes to the West Coast having to go to the East Coast for 10am start times.

    Because of the amount of teams in the East Coast vs the West Coast you’ll never really completely eliminate the 10am start time but the NFL could do far more with it’s scheduling to ease the travel burden to West Coast teams.

  11. thehighhat says: Sep 22, 2012 2:46 PM

    Just the mention of Mike Nolan and Mike Singletary made me throw up a little in my mouth.

  12. jvibottomline says: Sep 22, 2012 3:15 PM

    49ers Destroyed the Lions

  13. discosucs2005 says: Sep 22, 2012 3:47 PM

    I’m a huge 49ers fan and I’m so nervous about this game.

    Idk why but on paper it’s just so easy. The Vikings aren’t a good team this year (sorry Viking fans, I’m not trying to trash talk), with a young QB, and their biggest offensive strength is going against our biggest defensive strength.

    They can have an explosive pass rush at times, and the 49ers have given up a lot of sacks, but that’s the only thing on paper to be really concerned with besides the start time.

    I obviously hope the 49ers will win, and they should win, but I just have a bad feeling about this game.

    That said if you think the 49ers went 13-3 with a playoff win, and beat the Packers away and the Lions all from luck you need to realize that your bias has taken over your reality and you’re officially completely useless when it comes to any sort of opinion based discussion.

  14. citynative says: Sep 22, 2012 3:48 PM

    @mjkelly

    Oh this year its the injury card? Last year your loss to the Niners was the refs, and this year its injuries. We understand, losing franchises make excuses all the time. The Lions must have had a lot of injuries and bad calls against them for the last 35+ years. Its been alot of losing for you.

    I wonder what the excuse will be next year.

  15. bluebongzilla says: Sep 22, 2012 3:48 PM

    More than just the west coast teams have a travel burden. The Cowboys don’t have a division rival closer than 1200 miles away in the NFC “East”.

  16. bobhk says: Sep 22, 2012 3:54 PM

    mjkelly77 says:
    Sep 22, 2012 2:22 PM
    goldrush36 says:Sep 22, 2012 2:07 PM

    Mjkelly i dont see how you are still talking. Lions got beat down and almost lost to the rams as well. Time for you to pack it in and start preparing for the draft like the other 23 of the past 25 years
    ________________

    Beat down? Hardly. With backups to to backup starters in the secondary playing? I thought that the 49ers were favoed AND supposed to win. Which they did. Just remeber that it’s a long season.

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    Losing by 15 till the last two minutes qualifies a beat down.
    Don’t worry it will probably be a looong season for you lame cats after getting beat by packers and bears.
    Btw lame have only one good player: megatron

  17. judsonjr says: Sep 22, 2012 4:14 PM

    Well they won, but it wasn’t exactly “beating people up” last year:

    13-8 win over the Bengals

    24-23 win over Philly because Jeremy Maclin’s lack of awareness and fumble

    25-19 win over DET (came down to one 4th down play on the goalline)

    19-11 win over the 5 win Skins

    34-27 win where they barely held off the 2 win Rams with their backup QB. Game ultimately was over when the 2nd string QB got knocked out.

    So yes they won, but they didn’t exactly destroy these teams.

  18. thepvyharvin says: Sep 22, 2012 4:22 PM

    Bring your own brunch,we don’t do it,,,trap game California boys

  19. purpleguy says: Sep 22, 2012 4:30 PM

    No offense taken to your post there discosucs2005, but this Viking fan will be at the game just hoping we keep it within 14 points. No Erin Henderson on D and no WR’s on offense facing one of the best D’s in the league. We can only hope AP goes nuts somehow.

  20. cali49er707 says: Sep 22, 2012 4:30 PM

    judsonjr says:
    Sep 22, 2012 4:14 PM
    Well they won, but it wasn’t exactly “beating people up” last year:

    13-8 win over the Bengals

    24-23 win over Philly because Jeremy Maclin’s lack of awareness and fumble

    25-19 win over DET (came down to one 4th down play on the goalline)

    19-11 win over the 5 win Skins

    34-27 win where they barely held off the 2 win Rams with their backup QB. Game ultimately was over when the 2nd string QB got knocked out.

    So yes they won, but they didn’t exactly destroy these teams.
    ______________________________

    I will take 2 to 0 win on a safety every single week for the rest of the season as long the 9ERS get that “W”

  21. ken49ers says: Sep 22, 2012 4:31 PM

    People just love to hate. Nobody can state a real reason as to why the 49ers will slow down. They did walk into Lambeau and win this year, right? Or was that just luck on their way to slowing down? The defense must not be for real either. And the running game? That must just be a fluke too. Go ahead and bet on Arizona or Seattle. You’d be better off donating your money to charity.

  22. purplekoolaid1 says: Sep 22, 2012 4:39 PM

    thepvyharvin, why is it that fans of perennial losers always have that “this game” or “next year” mentality? The reality of the situation is that your team is awful and the Niners are very good. Just accept that and take your L tomorrow.

  23. FinFan68 says: Sep 22, 2012 4:51 PM

    This time zone thing is overemphasized. It is 3 hours. That’s it. Jet lag is pretty small in that trip. It isn’t like a trip to London or somewhere that is a huge difference. Why isn’t the reverse situation used as an excuse? It is the same 3 hr difference when east coast teams travel to California or Washington. Just play the games whenever scheduled.

  24. therealtadwolfe says: Sep 22, 2012 5:04 PM

    49ers fans have no class just like Harbaugh.

  25. mistakenny says: Sep 22, 2012 5:06 PM

    I think what they meant by ” beating people up ” is the dact that even in close wins the niners played physical throughout and quite a few players got overwhelmed all year by turnovers and good hard tackling and grinding on running the ball and the fact the rushing def was stingy all year , they didnt win by 20 but they beat you up regardless of the score and mjkelly …. Really son ! Your lions are pathetic

  26. Mr. Wright 212 says: Sep 22, 2012 5:13 PM

    We’ll see Week 6.

  27. bkostela says: Sep 22, 2012 5:13 PM

    to the niners fan talking smack to the detroit fan about irrelevance – don’t forget that before last year, the niners missed the playoffs for 8 straight seasons. and like the 49ers, the lions were in the playoffs last season. yes, san fran beat detroit both of the last two years, but you were both sitting on the same couch during the super bowl last year, so you really shouldn’t be acting like your team is far superior to theirs

  28. khmer379 says: Sep 22, 2012 5:14 PM

    Dont be to quick to go all in with the niners there a hell of team but seriously there not unbeatable am pretty sure the pateiots saw the cards beating them in there own backyard

  29. dallascowboysdishingthereal says: Sep 22, 2012 5:22 PM

    49ers are for real and may be the only team out of 32 that is actually plaing football. Defense that actually tackles and the offense runs the ball.

  30. ninerhatersgetready4ring6 says: Sep 22, 2012 5:32 PM

    @mjkelly77

    Let me kick a little history to you, the Niners have won 9 straight against the Lions and counting. The game Sunday was not even close. Take out that 50 yard screen play that Detroit had and Stafford walks away with 170 yards passing on 32 pass plays. He had thrown for 5 straight 350 yard games till he met the best defense in the league

    Just like the GB game the week before it was not close, the Niners dominated from start to finish in both games………Enough of all the FACTS….the only thing matters are Superbowls and the Niners have 5 and the Lions have none but for Good measure look at my screen name . Enough said!!!!

  31. 49erstim says: Sep 22, 2012 5:40 PM

    @bkostela….. I personally wouldn’t have mentioned the Lions but this dude is in every 9er thread talking junk. It is almost as old as the wannabe that pretends to be a Skins fan.

  32. bobhk says: Sep 22, 2012 5:47 PM

    bkostela says:
    Sep 22, 2012 5:13 PM
    to the niners fan talking smack to the detroit fan about irrelevance – don’t forget that before last year, the niners missed the playoffs for 8 straight seasons. and like the 49ers, the lions were in the playoffs last season. yes, san fran beat detroit both of the last two years, but you were both sitting on the same couch during the super bowl last year, so you really shouldn’t be acting like your team is far superior to theirs

    —–
    Of course our irrelevance was for about 9 years. When have cats been relevant in the last 50 years.
    It’s time for the lions fans to stop trash talking.

  33. the1849ers says: Sep 22, 2012 6:07 PM

    49ers are extremely physical on offense, defense and special teams. A team will have to come in riding thunder and lightning to try and get a win against them.

  34. Mr. Wright 212 says: Sep 22, 2012 6:17 PM

    Giants already beat them. They know how to do so again, Week 6.

  35. sixjak says: Sep 22, 2012 6:21 PM

    This may be a trap game and I knew certain Leo fans are really hoping it is even though it make much more sense for them to root against the Vikes. I don’t like the game tomorrow, it seems too easy. Those always seem to turn out bad. GB vs KC last year….go 9ers.

  36. ceadderman says: Sep 22, 2012 6:27 PM

    @FinFan68… Spoken like a fan of a team who doesn’t EVER play at 0700am Home time. The earliest East Coast teams play is 10am.

    I’ve flown Coast to Coast. It’s not as easy as you make it sound. 12hours in the air is nothing to scoff at. Couple that with a 0530(home time wake up, or earlier) to play a game that is 3 hours in advance of your body clock? Sorry dude, but you’re smokin crack if that doesn’t make a difference.

    @mjkelly… dude you got an excuse for everything the 9ers are doing as to why they’re successful.
    The 9ers kept Stafford under 200 yards an only sacked him what 3 times?

    Face it guys(to the 31 other teams fans) the 9ers ARE the most complete NFC team right now. Saying that our team’s fans are classless as Harbaugh is, only shows that you’re not happy they’re back. You hated us for so long from the Walsh to the Marriucci years. Get over it. The 9ers were dominant for nearly 20 years with few losing seasons in that span of time. No other team can say that, our team may never duplicate that feat again, but they are indeed back. Stop your whining and good luck to you and your team. You can’t keep a winner down forever.

  37. thepvyharvin says: Sep 22, 2012 6:36 PM

    Wow,,,some of you 9er fans think you are like Mike Tyson in his prime,unbeatable. Best believe there is a Buster Douglas just waiting,,whether it the Vikings or another team.

  38. surferbum01 says: Sep 22, 2012 7:16 PM

    bkostela—when your home team’s closest moment EVER to the super bowl has only been when the city has HOSTED the Super Bowl………you probably should realize just how much of a historically bottom dwelling franchise the team (Lions) have been. Outside of Barry Sanders and Billy Simms what have the Lions contributed to the NFL besides a boring spot on Thanksgiving Day?

  39. FinFan68 says: Sep 22, 2012 7:54 PM

    ceadderman says:
    Sep 22, 2012 6:27 PM
    @FinFan68… Spoken like a fan of a team who doesn’t EVER play at 0700am Home time. The earliest East Coast teams play is 10am.

    I’ve flown Coast to Coast. It’s not as easy as you make it sound. 12hours in the air is nothing to scoff at. Couple that with a 0530(home time wake up, or earlier) to play a game that is 3 hours in advance of your body clock? Sorry dude, but you’re smokin crack if that doesn’t make a difference.
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    Get real. NO team plays a 0700 (home time) game. Do the math. The earliest scheduled games are 1pm(eastern)/10am(pacific). You make it seem like it is a big deal to get up a tad early one day. Millions fly coast to coast every day. No big deal. If it takes you 12 hrs then you must be on a Cessna/biwing cropduster during your travels. These teams are not flying coach. They have a chartered plane and that eliminates much of the hassle for the trip. You make it sound like such a daunting task–it isn’t. It is not like they wake up and immediately take the field. They are up for a while. Does your “body clock” prevent you from doing things 3 hours earlier than you are used to? C’mon man

  40. joetoronto says: Sep 23, 2012 5:27 AM

    “That’s the longest streak by a team in the Mountain or Pacific time zones since the Raiders won six in a row in 1999 and 2000.”

    It was all business for that Raider team, they were amazing.

  41. cmankinva says: Sep 23, 2012 8:52 AM

    Man good for the bay area and the 49s as a team. My second favorite team. Only becasue i grew up in Annapolis Maryland do I root for the redskins. But man My heart is here. In San Fran. I am so proud to claim the 49s. As I always have. They show what a good coach can do in a relitive short peroid. I mean really! Look at them. They are beasts. I mean complete team. Hard hitting and kick your A** players and play. If the redskins ever wish to see the playoffs. They need to take a page for the 49s. Buy a line thats huge. Buy a line thats fast and BIG and hire players that play hard, hurt and warrent a million dollars. Good for you 49s. Good for you.

  42. Mr. Wright 212 says: Sep 23, 2012 1:59 PM

    thepvyharvin says: Sep 22, 2012 6:36 PM

    Wow,,,some of you 9er fans think you are like Mike Tyson in his prime,unbeatable. Best believe there is a Buster Douglas just waiting,,whether it the Vikings or another team.
    ————

    Great analogy. The Vikes right now are Douglas (catching them overconfident) and the GIANTS are Holyfield (beat em once, about to do it again in a couple of weeks).

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