Posted by ESPN.com's Mike Sando
The facts: The 49ers fell to 3-2 with a 45-10 home defeat to the Falcons in Week 5.
The upside: Even the worst defeats tend to feature a bright spot or two.
Mike Singletary knew immediately he had let his emotions get the best of him while jawing with Falcons guard Harvey Dahl. Singletary admitted his error immediately following the game.
Josh Morgan's 61-yard reception gave him a 19.5-yard average in each of his last two games.
After falling behind 14-0, the 49ers answered with a 78-yard touchdown drive. They added a nine-play drive to a field goal in cutting the deficit to 14-10. No one could have known the game would get so out of hand from there.
The 49ers have two weeks to get Michael Crabtree ready for his NFL debut.
Looking ahead: The 49ers visit the Texans in Week 7 after a bye.