• By Winston Chung
    Dec 10, 2020 at 11:00 AM 0 comments
    The San Francisco 49ers and Robert Saleh's defense were exposed by Josh Allen and the Buffalo Bills in a 24-34 prime time defeat that was never really close. The Niners will remain at their home away from home as they host former 49ers quarterback and possible comeback player of the year in Alex Smith and a streaking Washington Football Team that has won three straight and just knocked off what was the final remaining undefeated team in the NFL. Here we discuss the odds and analysis from a betting perspective. When: Sunday December 13th, 2020 at 1:25 pm PST (FOX) Where: State Farm Stadium, Glendale, Arizona Line: 49ers -3, o/u 43.5 Washington Football Team The Washington...
  • By Gilbert Brink
    Dec 10, 2020 at 7:33 AM 0 comments
    Season Record: 112-79 49ers Picks Record: 4-8 Best & Worst Picks of Week 13 My Best Pick: Dolphins 27 - Bengals 12 Final Score: Dolphins 19 - Bengals 7 My Worst Pick: Seahawks 37 - Giants 14 Final Score: Seahawks 12 - Giants 17 Week 14 Picks New England Patriots vs. Los Angeles Rams (-6) - Rams defense will be too much for Scam Newton Rams 23 - Patriots 10 Tennessee Titans vs. Jacksonville Jaguars (+7.5) - Titans come out angry, steamroll hapless Jags Titans 31 - Jaguars 9 Arizona Cardinals vs....
  • By Gilbert Brink
    Dec 9, 2020 at 10:14 AM 6 comments
    "Iron sharpeneth iron; so a man sharpeneth the countenance of his friend." -Proverbs 27:17 A phrase thousands of years old applies aptly to the San Francisco 49ers today. Social media is a haven for divisive debate, and if you are a 49ers fan, there has been no topic more hotly contested than who will be the man behind center for the team in 2021. Jimmy G loyalists see a man being unfairly and ungratefully judged for circumstances out of his control. Optimist onlookers peer at other passers with a whimsical glance at what may be. Whichever side you may fall on, it's evident that the quarterback position will dominate the conversation for this team from now until September 2021 and beyond. Most of this complicated conundrum began after the...
  • By Gilbert Brink
    Dec 8, 2020 at 7:02 AM 9 comments
    What a complete and utter disaster. 49ers defensive coordinator Robert Saleh is one of the hottest candidates for a head coaching gig in 2021, but last night Saleh turned in a red-flag performance. The Buffalo Bills are a very good football team, much better than these 49ers. That being said, Bills offensive coordinator Brian Daboll eviscerated Saleh's defense on nearly every play he called. The score was 34-24, yet the 49ers never had a chance. Bills QB Josh Allen was unstoppable, and the 49ers only hung around due to a few Buffalo hiccups. To understand how poorly Saleh coached, take a look at how the 49ers faired on 1st down alone. On 31 1st down plays (excluding FGs and kneel-downs), the 49ers surrendered 197 yards and 2 TDs. Those numbers alone would be a good stat-line...
  • By Matt Andruscavage
    Dec 7, 2020 at 9:06 PM 0 comments
    1) The defense got lit up Josh Allen completely dismantled the defense of the 49ers tonight. There was very little pressure and Allen took advantage. Robert Saleh's unit could not get a meaningful stop after recovering a fumble in the first quarter. Josh Allen was able to make nearly every throw and there wasn't anything the defense was able to do to stop it. Some of this has to fall on Saleh as it appeared the defense was determined to stick with rushing four and playing zone. It wasn't until the fourth quarter that we finally saw some blitzes. All in all, it was just a disaster of a night for the defense. 2) The offense was off-balance much of the game Throughout the second and much of the third...
  • By Matt Andruscavage
    Dec 7, 2020 at 11:54 AM 0 comments
    It's Monday Night Football and who would have guessed that the 2020 San Francisco 49ers would be competing for a playoff spot, especially after all of the injuries? The playoffs could be a reality, but the 49ers can only get one win tonight against the Buffalo Bills. This is the scenario that many, including yours truly, have been talking about. Being able to hang in there and begin to get players back from the injury list en route to a late-season push. There are no guarantees, but if San Francisco pulls off this game tonight, the playoffs, and even the division, are in play. Who is back this week? Running backs Tevin Coleman and Jeff Wilson Jr. should both be active, marking the first time since Week 2 that all four backs are healthy. Brandon Aiyuk will return...
  • By Nick Garton
    Dec 7, 2020 at 11:05 AM 0 comments
    To this point in Nick Mullens' NFL career, San Francisco 49ers fans have seen two vastly different versions of the undrafted backup quarterback out of Southern Miss. When he made his regular-season debut in 2018 in the memorable Thursday Night Football game against the rival Oakland Raiders, many thought the bright lights of a primetime football game would be too much for Mullens. However, as The Faithful recalls, he rose to the occasion and played beautifully, dominating the Raiders from kickoff to the victory formation. Later that same year, The Faithful also witnessed Mullens lead an overtime victory over the despised Seattle Seahawks; a feat few had been able to accomplish in recent memory. That season had its ups and downs with Mullens at the helm. Ultimately the 49ers lost their...
  • By Chris Wilson
    Dec 5, 2020 at 8:59 PM 3 comments
    After a four-point swing this week, Vegas expects the San Francisco 49ers to push for a postseason berth as the NFC's final wild-card team. Two weeks ago, the San Francisco 49ers were a hopelessly-injured, four-win team, reduced to licking their wounds after three straight blowout losses to NFC rivals. But after a bye week of rest for key injured starters, combined with a must-win victory over the NFC West-leading Los Angeles Rams, the Niners' playoff hopes are now surprisingly very much alive. Partially due to the struggles of their new "stadium-mates," the 6-5 Arizona...
  • By Gilbert Brink
    Dec 4, 2020 at 7:12 AM 2 comments
    Call me crazy, but I have a strange feeling 49ers QB Nick Mullens is about to do something very special. First off, Nick Mullens has not been a very good QB this season. The 49ers once thought they had a golden insurance policy on their bench due to Mullens' encouraging 2018 performance. Head coach Kyle Shanahan is still wondering what happened to that Mullens. 49ers fans loved that guy. In 2018, Mullens led a significantly less-talented 49ers team to a 3-5 record while throwing for 13 touchdowns and 10 interceptions. Sure, back then he had George Kittle to throw to, but he also made now jettisoned WR Dante Pettis look like a future WR1 during a 4-game stretch late in that season (15 receptions, 338 yards, 3 TDs). Heading into this season, the 49ers loved what they had in...
  • By Winston Chung
    Dec 3, 2020 at 10:35 AM 0 comments
    The San Francisco 49ers showed resilience, poise, and an outstanding defensive game plan in sweeping the division-rival Los Angeles Rams for the second straight season, this year taking the second game by a 23-20 score in Southern California. As if 2020 had not been unpredictable enough for San Francisco, the Niners have been banned from their Santa Clara facilities due to COVID-19 concerns and will now host a Monday night game in Glendale Arizona against the AFC East-leading Buffalo Bills. Here we discuss the odds and analysis from a betting perspective. When: Monday December 7th, 2020 at 5:15 pm PST (ESPN/ABC) Where: State Farm Stadium, Glendale, Arizona Line: 49ers +1, o/u 48 Buffalo...
  • By Gilbert Brink
    Dec 3, 2020 at 8:35 AM 2 comments
    Season Record: 103-73 49ers Picks Record: 4-7 Best & Worst Picks of Week 12 My Best Pick: Giants 20 - Bengals 17 Final Score: Giants 19 - Bengals 17 My Worst Pick: Raiders 34 - Falcons 14 Final Score: Raiders 6 - Falcons 43 Week 13 Picks Detroit Lions at Chicago Bears (-3) - Watch this one closely 49ers fans. A Bears loss would be the best case scenario for the 49ers. Lions take this one as Chicago's offense struggles Lions 24 - Bears 13 Cincinnati Bengals at Miami Dolphins (-11.5) - Dolphins roll over a bad Bengals squad...
  • By Jordan Elliott
    Dec 1, 2020 at 3:07 PM 0 comments
    In a year that the entire world has been flipped upside down, the San Francisco 49ers are certainly no strangers to uncertainty as they navigate through an unprecedented NFL season being played amidst a global pandemic. As the 49ers flew to Los Angeles to take on the Rams, they were notified they would not be allowed to play or practice at their Santa Clara facilities for the foreseeable future due to a Santa Clara County mandate. This threw yet another wrench into a season that has already seen the 49ers pace the league by a wide margin with injured reserve designations as they've lost 187 games to the injury/COVID lists to this point. Yet, as the obstacles the 49ers face...
  • By Gilbert Brink
    Nov 30, 2020 at 7:32 AM 0 comments
    Thank you, Deebo Samuel. As the circus that is the 2020 49ers season continues on, Deebo Samuel ensured that it remained relevant for at least one more week. On Sunday, the 49ers upset their rival LA Rams for the 2nd time this season, completing the season sweep of the Rams and bringing their record to 5-6. It was a messy affair that consisted of 7 turnovers between the two teams and a few dramatic lead changes down the stretch. In the end, the 49ers came out on top. The 49ers can thank WR Deebo Samuel for this one. He is a legitimate superstar. Scoff all you'd like; while his 2020 stat line may not impress (5 games, 27 receptions, 318 yards and 1 TD), Samuel transforms the 49ers offense in a major way. In the 5 games that Samuel appeared in, the 49ers are 3-2....
  • By Matt Andruscavage
    Nov 29, 2020 at 5:11 PM 0 comments
    1) Great defensive effort Up until Aaron Donald changed the game, the Niner defense completely stifled the Rams. Kerry Hyder provided edge pressure, the defensive backs made plays and prevented big ones, and Javon Kinlaw scored on an interception return. Jared Goff was completely off-balance and the Rams had no ground game to speak of. Despite the offense giving the ball back twice to the Rams in the first half after the defense forced a turnover, Robert Saleh's unit never wavered and kept pounding. In the second half, it was more of the same as the Rams could not score more than 2 field goals until Raheem Mostert fumbled late in the third quarter, resulting in a Rams' touchdown to cut the lead to 17-13. After the 49ers were able to...
  • By Matt Andruscavage
    Nov 28, 2020 at 2:05 PM 1 comment
    The bye week finally came and left. It has definitely been a difficult road in 2020, but some of the 49ers' best players will finally be back in uniform this Sunday against the Los Angeles Rams. Running backs Raheem Mostert and Jeff Wilson are back and figure to be the primary backs the rest of the season. Wide receiver Deebo Samuel returns, though will likely not play alongside rookie Brandon Aiyuk due to COVID-19. Cornerback Richard Sherman will play in his first game since Week 1 and there is already talk about the possibility of him transitioning to safety in the coming years. Sherman will play corner this Sunday but it would be interesting to see him move to safety at some point. He will join Emmanuel Moseley, Jason Verrett, and Jamar Taylor as the primary...
  • By Bret Rumbeck
    Nov 28, 2020 at 8:00 AM 0 comments
    The San Francisco 49ers are coming off a late-season bye week and still have an outside shot at the playoffs. It's a strange thing to type, considering the men wearing the intersecting letters on their helmets do not resemble a real threat to any opponent. Yet, the 49ers have shown some fight. Against the New Orleans Saints, the 49ers opened the game dominating on both sides of the ball. The offense held the ball for 13:39 minutes, running 23 plays for 83 yards. On the flip side, the 49ers' defense held the Saints to 8 yards in the first quarter. Overall, the defense kept two Saints quarterbacks under 150 yards throwing, and the Saints rush game to 114 yards. Unfortunately, these are small diamonds buried in a constant shovel load of dung. The 49ers...
  • By Gilbert Brink
    Nov 27, 2020 at 7:02 AM 5 comments
    My 6-year-old daughter Gabriela dumped the 49ers this past Sunday. Well, maybe she didn't completely dump them, but she's definitely seeing another football team. With the 49ers on a bye-week, she insisted that we still watch football. I thought to myself "Man, I raised this one well," but the story took a turn. Gaby said that she wanted to watch the Giants play, stating that was his her second-favorite team because its players wore a G on their helmets. I explained to her that she was actually talking about the Green Bay Packers, a team she watched last week when it beat the Jacksonville Jaguars. Gaby confirmed that she loved the Green Bay Packers and a minor nightmare of mine was slowly becoming a reality. I can't blame her. As a 49ers fan, 2019 was one of the...
  • By Allan McBride
    Nov 25, 2020 at 12:00 PM 1 comment
    The 2020 NFL season has not gone how the San Francisco 49ers, or their fans, expected it to go. The defending NFC champions are currently 4-6 with a tough road ahead of them as they make a final push to keep their playoff hopes alive. Decimated by injuries, and COVID-19, the 49ers' hopes of reaching another Super Bowl has fallen into the depths of despair. However, with the holiday season upon us, it is important to look for positives and to be thankful for what we have. Despite a season that seems to be a constant series of mishaps, there have been players who have risen above the adversity and represented the organization proudly. As we approach the final stretch of the season, let's take a moment to reflect on 5 players who 49ers fans can certainly be thankful...
  • By Gilbert Brink
    Nov 25, 2020 at 7:04 AM 0 comments
    Season Record: 91-69 49ers Picks Record: 4-6 Best & Worst Picks of Week 11 My Best Pick: Titans 27- Ravens 19 Final Score: Titans 30 - Ravens 24 My Worst Pick: Patriots 16 - Texans 9 Final Score: Patriots 20 - Texans 27 Week 12 Picks Houston Texans at Detroit Lions (+2.5) - Texans ride Watson to a road win Texans 24 - Lions 20 Washington Football Team at Dallas Cowboys (-2.5) - The legend of Alex Smith prevails again WFT 20 - Cowboys 17 Baltimore Ravens at Pittsburgh Steelers (-4) - Steelers suffer...
  • By Gilbert Brink
    Nov 23, 2020 at 7:46 AM 28 comments
    Face it, most of you don't deserve QB Jimmy Garoppolo. Yes, you, the ones who spend your entire weekend pining over other QBs and lamenting the one the 49ers currently have as QB1. The spoiled, ungrateful brats of the 49ers fanbase who cannot find it in them to show any appreciation for the man they call Jimmy G. Fans like these make a situation insufferable for a player dedicating his life and body to the team. As Garoppolo spends his weeks working his way back from another high-ankle sprain, many 49ers fans are fantasizing about how to replace him. This isn't a foreign concept for the 49ers. No QB is ever good enough for this fanbase. Steve Young can attest to this from his experience in the early 90s. He was never going to be Joe, and that was a big problem for a good...
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