The San Francisco 49ers had a rough day on Sunday, but there is certainly a positive to take away from it. The team’s loss dropped them to 1-6, which keeps them up near the top of the 2017 NFL Draft board.
Just as important for the 49ers, the New York Jets beat the Baltimore Ravens to improve to 2-5. They were one of four teams with only one win, so they drop a little back of the remaining teams. The 49ers remain tied with the Chicago Bears and Carolina Panthers. The Bears dropped to 1-6 with a Thursday Night Football loss to the Green Bay Packers. The Carolina Panthers are on a bye this week and are 1-5.
The Cleveland Browns remain at the top of the draft board following a 31-17 loss to the Cincinnati Bengals. The Browns could very well lose all of their remaining games. They host the New York Jets in Week 8 and the San Diego Chargers in Week 16. They travel to face the Baltimore Ravens in Week 10. Maybe an upset or two in there?
San Francisco 49ers
Carolina Panthers (1-5)
New York Jets (2-5)
New Orleans Saints
Here’s a quick look at next week’s schedule and some pertinent teams around the 49ers in the draft order. The 49ers have a bye.
Jaguars (2-4) @ Titans (3-4)
Seahawks (4-1) @ Saints (2-4)
Jets (2-5) @ Browns (0-7)
Cardinals (3-3) @ Panthers (1-5)
Vikings (5-1) @ Bears (1-6)