Singletary takes blame for 49ers' blowout

Posted by ESPN.com's Mike Sando

49ers coach Mike Singletary suggested the Falcons outcoached his team during Atlanta's 45-10 victory Sunday.

He suggested the Falcons effectively used their bye week to gain an advantage that showed itself during the game. He did not get into specifics. Singletary also reiterated that he thought the 49ers "will be a special team" and "this year will be a special year."

Singletary closed his Monday news conference this way: "As a staff, we did not do a good job preparing for a team in a bye week, but going forward, we will come back and we will get better and we will be a team for our teams to be proud of."

The 49ers face the Texans and Colts on the road following their bye.