It's a sad day when I feel better about a blowout loss to the Minnesota Vikings than I do about a blowout loss to the New York Giants. Everyone was geared up for revenge this past Sunday, and the whole team just fell flat in a 26-3 drubbing at the hands of Eli Manning and Co.
The problems started at the top—just like the loss at Minnesota, Jim Harbaugh's game plan was awful, and the execution was even worse. Alex Smith looked bad for most of the game, Frank Gore wasn't a factor and Vernon Davis might as well have not been on the field.
The offensive line got shredded, the defensive line must have thought Manning had cooties and the secondary was getting turned around all afternoon. Add bad special teams play to this mix and you have, by far, the worst performance of the season for our 49ers.
Let's swallow our pride and check out how the team graded out in the Week 6 loss: