We're back for another week of the 2015 NFL season, which means another look at predictions surrounding the San Francisco 49ers. This week, they face the St. Louis Rams, kicking off on Sunday at 10:00 a.m. PT on FOX. The 49ers are anywhere from an eight-to-nine point underdog in this game, marking the first time they have been underdogs to the Rams since 2010.
Once again, it is time for more predictions for Thursday's game. I posted the Week 8 prediction contest thread, so you can get all of your picks in there, but we can focus on 49ers-specific picks in here. I did indeed pick the 49ers to win in the SB Nation picks, as well as our NN pick 'em league. I am not overly optimistic, but these are the Rams, and Jeff Fisher remains their head coach.
We're back with The Crowd's Line to crowd-source some predictions. Our friends at Turf Show Times are also voting, and the widget below pulls out the vote for each site, as well as the general crowd's line, and what Vegas is thinking.
We have a handful of picks from around the national media, and most think the 49ers lose. A couple are picking the 49ers, and some do think they can cover the spread, but most have the 49ers losing. As per usual, all five of the 49ers.com crew remain good employees and pick the 49ers to win. If one picked against the 49ers, I wonder if they would be called into their supervisor's office for a chat?
This is not remotely close to a complete list of media picks, so feel free to post links to any additional ones.
SB Nation: Going for the reverse jinx, I picked the Seahawks with everybody else
ESPN: None picking 49ers
CBS Sports: 2 of 8 picking 49ers
FOXSports.com: None picking 49ers
Greg Cote, Miami Herald: Rams 17, 49ers 13
Dennis Manoloff, The Plain Dealer: Rams 22, 49ers 18
Vinnie Iyer, Sporting News: Rams 23, 49ers 10
Pro Football Talk: MDS Rams 21, 49ers 7; Florio Rams 24, 49ers 13