Fooch's Update: Recap of the 49ers 23-3 loss.
Hey, what do you know, football is back in our lives! It is only preseason football, but we've got a game day meant for the hard core folks like us. The San Francisco 49ers travel to face the Baltimore Ravens in a rematch of Super Bowl XLVII, and certainly the least intense of the Harbowls.
There is less "preview" content for this game than you'll normally see during the regular season because this is less about the matchup, and more about the 49ers players. The Ravens have their own interesting storylines, but we are here to see how the 49ers roster battles are impacted. The 49ers have a month to figure out their opening 53-man roster. Thus far they've had a couple weeks of practice that will play a big role in the decision-making process. Tonight's game is the next step, and it continues on from there.
For tonight's game, there won't be an "inactive" list before the game, but we've got a good idea of who probably will not be playing. They break down as follows:
PUP: LB NaVorro Bowman (knee), NT Ian Williams (lower leg), TE Garrett Celek (back), DL Kaleb Ramsey (NA)
NFI: RB Marcus Lattimore (knee/hamstring), FB Trey Millard (knee), CB Keith Reaser (knee) and G Brandon Thomas (knee)
Additionally, we know Alex Boone will not be in attendance due to his contract dispute.
There are also going to be players who do not play due to a variety of injuries. Players almost certain to not play tonight include Michael Crabtree, LaMichael James, Anthony Davis, Brandon Lloyd, Justin Smith, Ray McDonald, and Tramaine Brock. That list includes guys who either have not practiced in training camp, and guys who have not practiced for several days in a row. Chris Culliver might be a question mark, having sat out Monday's practice, but odds are pretty good he plays.
Among healthy players, Frank Gore is the most likely not to play. Greg Roman would not confirm one way or the other, but odds seem pretty good that he does not play.
Game Time: 4:30 p.m. PT
TV: KPIX (CBS-5); NFL Network
Announcers: CBS: Ted Robinson, Tim Ryan, Dennis O'Donnell; NFLN: Ari Wolfe, Kurt Warner
The Bay Area will get the game on channel 5, but the game will also broadcast elsewhere in California, Oregon and Nevada. Our friends at 506sports.com do a fantastic job breaking down where you can watch a given game.
KPIX (CBS/5 - San Francisco)
KOVR (CBS/13 - Sacramento)
KION (CBS/46 - Monterey CA)
KSBY (NBC/6 - San Luis Obispo CA)
KFRE (CW/59 - Fresno)
KERO (ABC/23 - Bakersfield CA)
KLAS (CBS/8 - Las Vegas)
KOLO (ABC/8 - Reno NV)
KCVU (FOX/30 - Chico CA)
KBVU (FOX/29 - Eureka CA)
KMVU (FOX/26 - Medford OR)
KVAL (CBS/13 - Eugene OR)
KTVZ (NBC/21 - Bend OR)
Live Online Stream: If you are not in one of these markets your next best option will be NFL.com/preseasonlive. For $20, you can watch all the preseason games live, or on replay. There are also illegal streams online, but I cannot promote them, and please do not post them in the comments of this post.
NFL Network Replay: August 10 3:00 p.m. PT, August 13 5:00 p.m.
49ers Radio Network: KGO 810 & The Bone 107.7 FM - Rich Cellini, Keena Turner
Spanish Radio: KTRB 680 - Erwin Higueros, Jesus Zarate
49ers Radio Affiliate Network
Enemy blog: Baltimore Beatdown
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Week 1: at Baltimore Ravens (Aug. 7, 4:30 p.m., CBS, NFL Network)
Week 2: vs. Denver Broncos (Aug. 17, 1 p.m., CBS, NFL Network)
Week 3: vs. San Diego Chargers (Aug. 24, 1 p.m., FOX)
Week 4: at Houston Texans (Aug. 28, 5 p.m., CBS)