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Golden Nuggets: Going for one

Your San Francisco 49ers links for Sunday, October 8th 2017

Arizona Cardinals v San Francisco 49ers Photo by Don Feria/Getty Images

I’ll just once again reiterate what I said the last couple days.

1: The San Francisco 49ers are trying to win a game tomorrow and I think they will.

2: They won’t bench Hoyer unless he’s injured.

As for the win, I do think it’s possible. The Indianapolis Colts have their own sort of trouble to deal with, and I think that’s perfect for the 49ers to come in and get a ‘W’. Frank Gore will have some fun with the team, I do think he’ll get close to, but won’t crack a bill. 96 yards is my prediction. Besides Gore and receiver T.Y. Hilton, the Colts don’t have much of anything. I’d venture to say the 49ers may have a better core group than that team (though that may be a stretch). But that game is no gimmie. The 49ers won’t be winning if they give up a field in penalties and if Brian Hoyer’s receivers drop balls.

Which brings me to number two—Hoyer isn’t going anywhere. Simple as that. Unless he throws 5 pick sixes on consecutive drives, there’s no way they are going to let backup C.J. Beathard hit the field. Face it everyone, it’s the season of Hoyer.

Onto the links:

Five reasons the 49ers will get their first win by beating Colts (Cohn)

The 49ers’ new mantra: Get the job done ‘in the moment of truth’ (Branch)

Why the 49ers should beat the Colts (Biderman)

49ers pleased with Carlos Hyde’s hard work in a contract year (Pro Football Talk)

49ers Mailbag: When will Beathard get his chance? (Maiocco)

49ers receiver Pierre Garcon heads back to Indy, reflects on lessons from Peyton Manning (Brown)

49ers need offense that's 'close' to break through against Colts (ESPN)

Fast facts: 49ers at Colts (Inman)

How Frank Gore matches up against 49ers, plus some deep thoughts on defense (Barrows)