Week 6 is officially underway, and we had a safety! The San Diego Chargers got a huge win on Thursday Night Football, defeating the Denver Broncos 21-13. The Chargers jumped out to an early lead, and put together a strong defensive effort for the win. If you are looking for an improved draft pick for the 49ers, you are pleased as the 1-4 Chargers improve to 2-4 with the win.
We can now begin the move to Sunday. The 49ers are traveling east to face the Buffalo Bills. It’s the 10:00 a.m. PT start that NFC West teams that so often creates problems. The big story of course is that Colin Kaepernick will be making his first start in nearly a year. It creates for some unpredictability in this matchup. The Bills are currently a nine-point favorite. From a point spread perspective, a cover is very possible for the 49ers. But can they get the outright upset?
Most folks think the 49ers lose this one, and quite a few score predictions are predicting the Bills cover. Buffalo is on a roll, having won three straight over Arizona, New England, and Los Angeles. The defense is playing well, and it’s safe to say we’ll want to keep an eye on LeSean McCoy against the 49ers front seven.
Here are some picks and predictions around the media. You can also offer up your own prediction below.
SB Nation: 2 out of 10
ESPN: 0 out of 10
CBS Sports: 1 out of 8
FOXSports.com: 1 out of 6
USA Today: Nobody out of 5
Elliott Harrison, NFL.com: Bills 27, 49ers 17
Greg Cote, Miami Herald: Bills 24, 49ers 13
Dennis Manoloff, The Plain Dealer: Bills 33, 49ers 13
Vinnie Iyer, Sporting News: Bills 24, 49ers 17
Neil Greenberg, Washington Post: Bills cover -8
Pro Football Talk: MDS Bills 20-7, Florio 31-21