Date: October 30, 2011
Time: 1:15pm PST
Location: Bill Walsh Field @ Candlestick Park, San Francisco, CA
Odds Shark Spread: 49ers -9, O/U 38 1/2
Weather: 75°F, 8mph NNW Wind TV Broadcast: CBS - Ian Eagle, Dan Fouts
Radio: 107.7 The Bone, 680/1050 KNBR - Ted Robinson, Eric Davis, Rod Brooks
Spanish Radio: KIQI 1010-AM, KATD 990-AM - Armando Botello, Juan Carlos Sierra, Matias Godinez Melvin Moran
Browns Coverage: Dawgs By Nature
49ers: Doubtful - CB Tramaine Brock (hand), FB Moran Norris (fibula); Questionable - WR Braylon Edwards (knee); Probable - WR Michael Crabtree (foot), CB Chris Culliver (shoulder), C Jonathan Goodwin (concussion), LB Parys Haralson (hamstring), G Adam Snyder (stinger), CB Shawntae Spencer (toe)
Browns: Out - LB Auston English (knee), WR Mohamed Massaquoi (head); Questionable - CB Joe Haden (knee), RB Peyton Hillis (hamstring), G Shawn Lauvao (knee), LB Kaluka Maiava (knee), T Tony Pashos (ankle), S Raymond Ventrone (hamstring), TE Benjamin Watson (head); Probable - K Phil Dawson (right thigh), LB Scott Fujita (head), G Artis Hicks (back), CB Buster Skrine (hip)
The 49ers welcome the Cleveland Browns to town and the 49ers face a game where they are significant favorites. The 49ers were expected to win their opener against Seattle, but this is the first game where they are also truly significant favorites. I would argue that a 49ers victory would be a sizable confidence booster for the team. Yes they are expected to win, but there is something to be said for handling your business exactly as expected.
Simply put, the 49ers will be best served taking an early lead and taking away any chance for Cleveland to gain momentum. That might seem fairly obvious, but it is still a key to this game. Time to take care of business.