Sorry for being late to the dance, but I got the sense that the O played scared until after the game was decided. I'm not talking the O line or RBs. The play calling was very conservative (not talking the run/pass mix as much as almost all short passes and ignoring an entire half of the field) and that AR looked, well, like he was playing scared.
The D wasn't what I hoped for, but about what I expected. With a reduction in size on the DL and Hawk & Jones at ILB, they just couldn't stop the run. Now, if one wants a ray of hope, they did switch up the D quite a bit (played more 4-3 than they have since Capers came in). This was the first real game with the D's changes. I suspect those changes will now be tweaked some and that the players themselves will get better at playing it. They do have the makings of a very good secondary and perhaps the best group of OLBs in the NFL. If they can find a way to play to their strengths, it is entirely possible that the D gets better as season goes on, instead of worse, for a change...Or, they could flounder all season and have the O carry them again. I personally think the O will be top 5, as long as BB isn't out too long and the rest of their OL remains pretty much injury free (and AR, as well).
I can easily see somewhere between 10-12 Ws.