The 49ers have had quite the schedule: The Carolina Panthers and three division games. That considered, it’s a bit understanding how they’ve lost four in a row.
Enter: The Colts. This really is a nice way to see where the 49ers are. If they can’t beat the Colts, or at least stay in this game, then I’d really be worried. The Colts have Frank Gore, T.Y. Hilton, and that’s about it. Now that all the division games are over with, we can see how the 49ers do against other opponents, especially the Colts. Because if there’s one thing the 49ers have in common with the Colts, it’s that they aren’t very good.
I do think the 49ers will win this game, but I’ve been burned in predictions before. Onto the links.
DeForest Buckner has officially become a player to plan around (KNBR)
Jeff Garcia has some advice for 49ers quarterback Brian Hoyer (Brown)
Wyche and Rice: The 49ers’ last game before the 1987 strike (Branch)
Breaking down K'Waun Williams' contract extension with the 49ers (ESPN)
Shanahan: 'We have to figure out how to finish one' (Maiocco)
13,256: Perspective on Frank Gore’s rushing total (Branch)
Who wins: Gore vs. Bowman, Colts vs. 49ers? (Inman)
But will he last? Inside the 49ers draft that landed Frank Gore (Barrows)
Kyle Shanahan hopes Reuben Foster can return Week 6 in Washington (Biderman)
49ers Foster, Reid on mend; more extensions on horizon (Inman)