Date: December 28, 2008
Time: 1:15pm PST
Location: Bill Walsh Field @ Candlestick Park, San Francisco, CA
Records: 49ers (6-9) Redskins (8-7)
Bodoglife.com Spread: 49ers -3; Over/Under 37.5; Money Line: 49ers -150, Redskins +130 - Win and the under. Redskins secondary will contain the passing game, but not enough.
Weather: 52°, 10% chance of showers, Wind SSW 2mph
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
Redskins Coverage: Hogs Haven
Week 17 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 - RB Frank Gore (ankle), C Eric Heitmann (abdomen), SS Michael Lewis (abdomen), FS Mark Roman (knee), OT Adam Snyder (ankle), LB Ahmad Brooks (back)
Redskins: Probable - G Pete Kendall (knee); Questionable - OT Jon Jansen (knee), DT Kedric Golston (ankle), LB London Fletcher (foot)
49ers: Jamie Martin (third QB), CB Marcus Hudson, CB Reggie Smith, RB Thomas Clayton, LB Ahmad Brooks, C Cody Wallace, T Adam Snyder and TE Sean Ryan.
Redskins: Colt Brennan (third QB), WR Malcolm Kelly, T Devin Clark, G Will Montgomery, DT Ryan Boschetti, OL D'Anthony Batiste, LB Tyson Smith and DE Rob Jackson.
Fooch's Note: Gore will be starting today.
And so we reach the season finale. It's been a long season for the 49ers with plenty of lows and thankfully a few highs (or at least mediums I suppose). The team has certainly developed a sufficient amount of momentum heading into the offseason, but one last win would certainly leave a sweet taste to an otherwise sour season.
Aside from whether Frank Gore will play, one of the big curiosities is what kind of game the Redskins bring. They were in the drivers seat for a playoff spot before a 3-game losing streak ended those hopes. Jim Zorn went from an early candidate for coach of the year to a guy who might very well have to fear for his job. That's not the case in San Francisco and one of the reasons I just want this game over with is so the 49ers can officially lock up Mike Singletary. Either way, let's hope for a W to finish off this season.
Feel free to use this as the morning game thread as well. If we get a decent amount of early game chatter I'll plan on opening a new thread midway through the 49ers game.