San Francisco 49ers: Grading the Week 16 Loss

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San Francisco 49ers: Grading the Week 16 Loss
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I know a lot of guys in red and gold who are getting lumps of coal Christmas morning. My goodness was that an unbearably ugly performance against the Seattle Seahawks. It is amazing to see the San Francisco 49ers absolutely dominate in New England seven days ago, only to turn around and lay an egg against a divisional rival.

The 42 points given up by the 49ers' No. 1 defense and injuries to Vernon Davis and Mario Manningham seem to be more worrisome than the loss itself. 

But fans have to be troubled: Are the 49ers going to miss out on home-field advantage and a first-round bye? Will the unthinkable happen? Will the 49ers lose again next week to Arizona and surrender the division to the Seahawks?

We can only hope Colin Kaepernick and the rest of the squad bounces back a week from now and pummels the hapless Cards to secure the NFC West.

Here is my report card for the 42-13 loss to Seattle in Week 16:

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