I really thought I'd be cruising through these next two weeks of report cards with lots of words relating to "win" and "undefeated." But, things happen. Luckily, nothing like last night's Monday Night Football officiating debacle happened in the 49ers game.
A loss is a loss, and we have to deal with it. I'm sure Jim Harbaugh is all over the guys for their overall lackadaisical effort, but for now, it's my turn.
Alex Smith had his worst game of the season (though still better than a lot of haters were giving him credit for), the defense looked confused, and even David Akers failed us in a 24-13 loss to an inspired Minnesota Vikings team.
So, here we go. The first, hopefully last, awful report card for your San Francisco 49ers: