Date: November 8, 2009
Time: 1:15pm PST
Location: Bill Walsh Field @ Candlestick Park, San Francisco, CA
Records: 49ers (3-4) Titans (1-6)
Bodoglife.com Spread: 49ers -4.5; Over/Under 40.5; Money Line: 49ers -210, Titans +175 - It's been a few weeks since the 49ers were favored. As many have said, this spread seems kind of low. I'd take the 49ers and the over.
Weather: 62°F, 6mph NW Wind
TV Broadcast: CBS - Ian Eagle, Rich Gannon
Radio: 107.7 The Bone, 680/1050 KNBR - Ted Robinson, Gary Plummer, Rod Brooks
Spanish Radio: KIQI 1010-AM, KATD 990-AM - Mathias Godinez, Melvin Moran, Marcos Gutierrez
Titans Coverage: Music City Miracles
Week 9 Prediction Contest: If you missed out on the early games, you can still make predictions for tonight and tomorrow.
49ers: Out - CB Nate Clements (shoulder), OT Joe Staley (knee), DE Demetric Evans (shoulder); Probable - LB Takeo Spikes (shoulder), SS Reggie Smith (groin)
Titans: Out - RB Javon Ringer (back); Questionable - DE Jevon Kearse (knee), OT Mike Otto (knee), S Vincent Fuller (groin), CB Nicholas Harper (forearm), OT David Stewart (hamstring), LB David Thornton (hip)
49ers: Nate Davis (3rd QB), CB Nate Clements, T Joe Staley, DL Demetric Evans, C Cody Wallace, CB Keith Smith, S Reggie Smith, LB Diyral Briggs.
Titans: DE Jevon Kearse, DE Dave Ball, DT Sen’Derrick Marks, T David Stewart, T Mike Otto, LB David Thornton, RB Javon Ringer, CB Nick Harper.
The 49ers find themselves in the first of what could be many "must-win" games. Obviously you want to win every game, but after a rough 3-game stretch, they are favored over an opponent once again. Must-win games can be tougher to watch because a tight battle is all the more excruciating. I actually think this game is a little bit different in one regard. When the 49ers played the Rams, a blowout was the only acceptable result (in terms of overall enjoyment). Today's game is a must-win, but any kind of 49ers would be fine for me. The Titans busted out last week so we'll see how it carries over to this week. Either way, let's just get a win.