The 49ers are at home this Sunday against the visiting Denver Broncos. The 49ers are currently in position for the number one draft pick. The Broncos are trying to make a push for the playoffs as they are currently on the outside looking inwards. A loss for the Broncos will put their playoff hopes in jeopardy. A loss for the 49ers will put them one step closer in drafting whoever they want in next years draft.
The 49ers will be without Matt “The Wolverine” Breida for Sunday’s matchup, he was unable to heal in time. Breida, who tweaked his ankle during warmups last week, turned running back duties over to Jeff Wilson Jr. Wilson filled in very nicely for Breida in gaining over 130 total yards of offense.
Star tight end George Kittle is only seven receptions and 107 yards away from having triple-digit targets and a 1000 yard season. The last time the 49ers had a 1000 yard pass-catcher was Anquan Boldin in 2014. Colin Kaepernick was still the starting quarterback and Jim Harbaugh was still the head coach, yikes. Kittle has had at least seven targets in nine games so far this season and he has gone for over 100 yards twice. The Broncos are third in giving up yards to the tight end this season. Don’t be surprised if Kittle surpasses 100 targets and 1000 yards this Sunday.
The 49ers will have wide receiver Marquise Goodwin back this Sunday after missing the previous two games for personal reasons. And by the way, the hate I have seen for Goodwin for missing the past two games is absolutely sickening. Yes, this is their job and this is what they get paid to do. But in the end, it is still a game, and family and the player’s well-being comes first, so lay off.
The Broncos will be without the star wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders as he suffered a torn achilles in practice earlier this week. Remember they already traded Demaryius Thomas to the Texans before the trade deadline in October, so rookie wide receiver Courtland Sutton is the man.
The 49ers could absolutely win this game, but only if the offensive line plays better than they have in the past two weeks. It will not be an easy task as they will have to block Von Miller and rookie star Bradley Chubb. Ultimately I think they will lose again but it just gets the team closer to the number one draft pick. And if you ask the fans in this lost season, I think that is what they want the most.
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