In a move that surprises no one, the 49ers’ game against the Rams that was scheduled for Sunday Night Football on October 21st has been moved up to the afternoon. The NFL moved a more likely enjoyable game in its place. The Kansas City Chiefs and Cincinnati Bengals will now face off on Sunday night in place of the 49ers game. The NFL was hoping to have the 49ers competing in the NFC West with Jimmy Garoppolo and Kyle Shanahan against Jared Goff and Sean McVay. But after Jimmy went down for the season, it was only a matter of time that the decision was made to move their game. An undefeated team versus a one win team was not what the NFL was looking for when they made the schedule.
The 49ers still have 4 more primetime games, but they are likely to lose the December 2nd Sunday Night game against the Seattle Seahawks unless they have a quick turnaround in their play. They still have their other 3 primetime games that they can’t lose because Monday and Thursday night games cannot be changed. The nation will be able to see the injury depleted 49ers at least 3 times whether they want to or not.
On Tuesday, the 49ers made a few roster moves. They released DB Dexter McCoil and WR Frank Stephens from the practice squad. They signed RB Matthew Dayes, OL Najee Toran, and DB Tyvis Powell to the practice squad.
Looking for players at all positions | Looking for backups (Inman)
Trade Sherman? (Inman)
Makes sense for SNF | Moving the Rams-49ers game out of SNF (Florio)
Will probably lose one more | Losing the primetime slot (Inman)
QBs are staying away from him. But they are torching the others | Sherman having a good season so far (Gayle)
Out of Sunday Night Football (49ers staff)
TOs and sacks | Some eye-opening stats (Madson)
Practice squad moves (49ers staff)
Time to look at who the 49ers should eye for the draft | Draft season (Call)
He’s allowed only 1 reception all year | Richard Sherman still has it (Linsey)
Added 3 players to practice squad (Madson)
He has not been an issue for the defense | Sherman’s numbers (Madson)
Bottom of the power rankings (Madson)
Will they get it?| In position to get #1 pick (Madson)
Big lose for the 49ers and SNF | Losing Jimmy G helped 49ers lose SNF (Biderman)
They will likely lose one more | Lost one of their primetime games (Branch)
6 TOs so far | CJ’s turnovers (Madson)
Down QB1, RB1, RB2, and so many others | Injuries piling up (Almquist)
Addressing the pass rush (Biderman)
Insider podcast (Maiocco)