The San Francisco 49ers must win in their Week 5 matchup against the Houston Texans or they will be in big trouble. This game will be very rough as the Texans are coming off a big letdown against the 49ers’ division rivals, the Seattle Seahawks. The 49ers have already lost one game to the Seahawks this season, and losing to the Texans would put them into a seeding hole as it pertains to the playoffs.
This season is the second “Super Bowl Or Bust” season for the 49ers. The team did make it to the big game last season, but they lost because they started the game in a hole that they could not dig themselves out of. They already have key injuries and they do not want to get exposed again like they did in their losses.
San Francisco cannot start this game at Candlestick Park in a hole. The Texans have a great two-back tandem with Arian Foster and Ben Tate, a solid quarterback in Matt Schaub and a great veteran wide receiver in Andre Johnson. This offense can move the chains and score points.
The Houston defense is aggressive and they love to blitz and attack ball carriers. In their two losses, the 49ers’ offense looked inept to the point where they had only scored 10 points in those two games. Quarterback Colin Kaepernick only needs to throw for 250-plus yards only if he has to.
The offense needs to stick to the running game with Frank Gore and have Kaepernick manage the offense, because All-Pro defensive end J.J. Watt is coming for him.