The 49ers lost their third consecutive game of the season 24-21, but they didn’t make it easy on the Texans, well at least not in the second half. The first half was all Houston. The 49ers offense couldn’t do anything. Hill was 6 for 11, for 45 yards. The defense gave up 21 points in the first, they did get a little help from Arnaz Battle who muffed a punt which gave Houston an easy score. The second half was where the fun began.
Shaun Hill was on the sidelines to start the second half, which is where he should have been from week one. Alex Smith came in a got the offense going. He finished the half 15 for 22 for 206 yards, 3 touchdowns, and one interception. The offense got the team back in the game, but this time it was the defense who couldn’t stop the Texans late in the game. They gave up a big play to Andre Johnson, who by the way was quiet the whole day, which eventually setup a field goal which was the deciding factor.
With 1:38 left in the game, Alex Smith had one final chance for a comeback. Unfortunately it just wasn’t in the cards today. On 4th and 10 with around 30+ left in the game, Smith through an interception which ended the game and any chance for overtime or a victory.
Now the biggest question is, who does Mike Singletary go with next week in Indy. Shaun Hill or Alex Smith. Hopefully Smith gets the call.
Oh and almost forgot, Michael Crabtree got his first start of the season and looked really good. Finished the day with 5 catches for 56 yards. And Vernon Davis had 3 touchdown catches on the day.