Date: August 16th, 2008
Time: 6:00pm PST
Location: Bill Walsh Field @ Candlestick Park, San Francisco, CA
Records (2007): 49ers (5-11) Packers (13-3)
ScoresandOdds.com Spread: 49ers -2; Over/Under 34.5; Money Line: 49ers -135, Packers +125 - And if you're betting on preseason football, I ask you this.
Weather: 69 degrees, 0% chance of showers, wind W 13 mph
TV Broadcast: CBS-5 - Dennis O'Donnell, Eric Davis, Kim Coyle
Radio: 107.7 The Bone, 680/1050 KNBR - Joe Starkey, Gary Plummer, Rod Brooks
Spanish Radio: KIQI 1010-AM, KATD 990-AM
Raiders Packers Coverage: Acme Packing Company
49ers: Out - WR Arnaz Battle, WR Bryant Johnson, WR Ashley Lelie, S Lewis Baker, G David Baas, RB Michael Robinson, CB Tarell Brown
Packers: Out - RB Ryan Grant, RB DeShawn Wynn, S Charlie Peprah, LB AJ Hawk, LB Desmond Bishopp, OT Orrin Thompson, DT Ryan Pickett, WR Ruvull Martin, TE Tory Humphrey, WR Greg Jennings, DT Justin Harrel, DE Kabeer Gbaja-Biamila
First off, you just have to love the preseason for the simple fact that the 49ers are a 2 point favorite against the Packers. I'd imagine some of that has to do with Ryan Grant likely out of the game. Well and Brett Favre moving on I suppose.
J.T. O'Sullivan will be getting most if not all of the first half snaps, so he's in a good position to take serious control of this QB competition. Alex Smith will get his snaps with the 2nd string offense and hopefully he can keep his head in the game.
Aside from the mess that is the QB competition, I'm wildly intrigued by Josh Morgan's matchup this evening. Tonight could go a long way in building confidence in the rookie.
Additional Players to WatchCam Colvin & Dominique Zeigler - possibly battling for a practice squad spot
Louis Holmes - I still think he's a longshot for the 53-man roster, but if he can make some plays tonight that could change
Joe Staley - Struggled a bit in his LT debut, so hopefully he'll show some improvement tonight
Takeo Spikes & Jeff Ulbrich - Spikes makes his debut with the 49ers, while Ulbrich is looking to open some more eyes and retain playing time
The defensive front 7 - A little pass rush would be nice fellas.
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I'll be back with a recap late tonight or early tomorrow.