The 49ers beat the Raiders last week, giving them their first win of the season. The most recent game against the Panthers was the same old script-with a new twist-Alex Smith getting injured, allowing for David Carr to get his chance.
With the game 13 all in the fourth quarter, defensive-end, Ray McDonald took an interception from Matt Moore back 31 yards for a score, giving the 49ers a 7 point lead with just under 13 minutes to go in the fourth.
But Moore would make up for his mistake, taking the Panthers down the field in the last minutes of the game with a 23-yard pass to WR David Gettis who finished the day off with 8 catches, 125 yards, and two scores. Moore would finish with 308 passing yards on the day.
Carr would have his chance to prove his worth with a two-minute drill. Alex Smith, err, I mean David Carr then through an interception before you could blink putting the Panthers in position for the go ahead field goal. John Kasay put it through sending the lowly 49ers to the UK.
Vernon Davis, who may be the most consistent 49er this season, is looking forward to the game.
“I can’t wait, I know my teammates can’t as well,” Davis said. “Some of the guys haven’t been over here to see London, period. I know they couldn’t wait to get over here. We’re here now and we’ve got work to do.”
The 49ers touched down in the UK on Monday and will be facing the Broncos who recently allowed the Oakland Raiders to go All-Madden on them and score 59 points. This could mean one of two things. The 49ers will put 79 on the Broncos since they beat the Raiders in the previous week. Or that the Broncos will come out even hungrier than they normally would have, to prove they have a chance at the AFC West.
It isn’t known as of yet who will be starting quarterback when the 49ers suit up in London this Sunday. If I were the man of empty, yet probably serious, promises, would hope that Smith start this weekend and give the Broncos something they haven’t seen. And no, not number 11, but the man with the Heisman, Troy Smith. It may be wishful thinking, but hey, at least it’s thinking…