Who would have thought that a prime time matchup between the Cleveland Browns and the Buffalo Bills would have been ... entertaining? I was certainly pleasantly surprised and I have to say, I think both teams have a really up-and-coming defense. I like a lot of players on Cleveland's defense ... if they feel like trading anymore good again then I wouldn't mind grabbing a guy or two ...
Anyway, we've got the Houston Texans this weekend. For some reason, I'm very confident that the 49ers will win. I'm not sure if it's because Matt Schaub enjoys throwing interceptions for touchdowns or if it's just because I think the 49ers match up well. Needless to say, the most important thing is for them to hit the ground running and get to an early lead ... though the Texans obviously haven't been great at holding leads.
Oh and in regards to the title: I totally agree with Vic Fangio. Well ... not totally. I don't think there should be fines, but quarterbacks who irresponsibly throw those kinds of passes should be punished by their teams.
Onto the links for the day.
49ers' discards find NFL roster spots elsewhere (Maiocco)
49ers' Tramaine Brock getting his chance (ESPN)
Willis remains limited at practice (Maiocco)
Fangio says QBs should get fined for leaving receivers defenseless, Whitner should rethink name change (BA Sports Guy)
NFL Picks, Week 5: Because the night...I'm riding with the Raiders (plus the points) and 49ers (by double-digits)(Kawakami)
Don't overlook NaVorro Bowman (ESPN)
49ers' new stadium capacity grows as first seats go in (MercuryNews)
Fangio: Texans are tall challenge for 49ers ILBs, and Willis is iffy (Barrows)
Fangio: QBs should be fined for big hits on WRs, too (Maiocco)
WR Baldwin 'has got to take advantage' of this week's opportunities (Inman)
49ers notes: Gore is happy, Roman talks about a RB who may not be, and it's Boldin's birthday! (BA Sports Guy)
Dissecting a QB decision: What was Harbaugh thinking when he added Skelton? (Barrows)
Justin Smith wary of ankle-biting blockers (CSN Bay Area)
Gore shows running game still has value (ESPN)
Infographic: 49ers vs. Texans Preview (49ers)
Gore Trying to Rebuild Running Game (Scout)
The Skelton signing is a huge development for the 49ers and here's why (Cohn)