This morning, the San Francisco 49ers will face off against the Jacksonville Jaguars at London's Wembley Stadium. The two teams last met on November 29, 2009 when the 49ers beat the Jaguars 20-3 in San Francisco.
Offensively, the 49ers are ranked 17th in the league while the Jaguars are ranked 32nd. Defensively, the 49ers are ranked 8th in the league while the Jaguars are ranked 28th.
The 49ers, who have scored 31 or more points in their last four games, are looking for their fifth consecutive victory while the Jaguars are simply looking for their first win of the season. The 49ers are ranked third in the league with over 143 rushing yards per game and look to continue their strong running attack against one of the worst defenses in the league. The Jaguars are allowing over 153 rushing yards per game. In four of their last five games, the Jaguars have allowed over 400 total yards by the opposing offense.
So far this season, the Jaguars are struggling on both sides of the ball. On average, the offense is scoring a league low 10.9 points per game. Their defense has allowed a league high average of 31.7 points per game. While this is the 49ers' third regular season trip out of the country, this is the Jaguars' first. The Jaguars have committed to four games in London over the next four seasons. Chad Henne, who replaced Blaine Gabbert due to injury, will make his third straight start. He has passed for over 300 yards in each of his last two games.
This will be an emotional game for Jaguars head coach, Gus Bradley. He joined the team in London on Wednesday following the death of his father on Sunday.
Last week, the 49ers (5-2) defeated the Tennessee Titans 31-17. The Jaguars (0-7) were defeated by the San Diego Chargers 24-6.
For the 49ers, WR Quinton Patton (foot) is out. WR Jon Baldwin (illness), DT Glenn Dorsey (hamstring), DT Ray McDonald (biceps), CB Carlos Rogers (knee), and DT Justin Smith (shoulder) are listed as questionable. G Alex Boone (shoulder), LB Navorro Bowman (wrist), T Anthony Davis (shoulder), TE Vernon Davis (hamstring), RB Frank Gore (ankle), QB Colin Kaepernick (foot), S Donte Whitner (knee), WR Kyle Williams (knee), and LB Patrick Willis (groin) are listed as probable.
For the Jaguars, WR Stephen Williams (Achilles) is listed as questionable. LB Russell Allen (ribs), WR Justin Blackmon (hamstring), DE Andre Branch (knee), WR Stephen Burton (concussion), S Johnathan Cyprien (calf), QB Blaine Gabbert (hamstring), CB Dwayne Gratz (ankle), S Winston Guy (back), DT Sen'Derrick Marks (knee), DT Roy Miller (shoulder), DE Jeremy Mincey (concussion), WR Ace Sanders (concussion), and WR Cecil Shorts (shoulder) are listed as probable.
The game kicks off at 10:00 AM PT and, as usual, you can visit 49erswebzone.com for the latest news and updates during and after the game.
The game will be televised on FOX. The 49ers are 14.5 point favorites.
Within Yahoo! Sports, a popular mobile scores application, 92% of fans believe that the 49ers will win this game.
Within our Pick 'em contest, 99% of fans believe that the 49ers will win this game.
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