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San Francisco 49ers @ Buffalo Bills Open Thread

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Date: November 30, 2008
Time: 10:00am PST
Location: Ralph Wilson Stadium, Orchard Park, NY
Records: 49ers (3-8) Bills (6-5) Spread: 49ers +6.5; Over/Under 43; Money Line: 49ers +240, Bills -280 - 49ers cover for the win and it goes over
Weather: 38°, 60% chance of rain/snow, Wind ESE 15mph
TV Broadcast: FOX - Ron Pitts, Tony Boselli, Charissa Thompson
Radio: 107.7 The Bone, 680/1050 KNBR - Joe Starkey, Gary Plummer, Rod Brooks
Spanish Radio: KIQI 1010-AM, KATD 990-AM - Fernando Arias and Ambrosio Rico
Bills Coverage: Buffalo Rumblings

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Week 13 Prediction Contest - Remember that if you don't get predictions in for the morning games you can still enter predictions for later games and get credit. You get credit for any predictions entered by kickoff of the given game. So, if you forget today, you can still predict the MNF game.

Injuries49ers: Probable - LB Patrick Willis (hip), WR Jason Hill (groin); Questionable - WR Arnaz Battle (foot), WR Josh Morgan (groin), CB Walt Harris (hamstring); Out - FS Dashon Goldson (knee), KR Allen Rossum (ankle)

Bills: Questionable - DE Copeland Bryan (foot), LB Keith Ellison (ankle), TE Derek Schouman (hamstring); Doubtful - S Donte Whitner (shoulder); Out - CB Jabari Greer (Knee), LB Teddy Lehman (hamstring), TE Robert Royal (hamstring), DE Aaron Schobel (foot)

Numerous injuries have cropped up that might leave us with some new faces out there for the 49ers. Walt Harris finds himself questionable, which means we might get to see Tarell Brown make his first career start. If Harris is a no-go, that could also mean a boost in Reggie Smith's playing time. You never like to see injuries, but I've reached a point where I want to see what more of the young guys can do. Tarell Brown has shown talent in the secondary but if he's going to become a starter, we need to find out sooner rather than later.

It's going to be a tough game, particularly if Buffalo gets hit by a potential snow storm. The Rams win aside, the 49ers have to be desperate for a W. Of course the Bills are probably even more desperate to get a winning streak going. They're 6-5 and trailing in most of the tie breakers. I think it's time for the 49ers to put a serious crimp in the Bills playoff plans.