Good morning folks, and a happy Thursday to you. Tonight’s game should be a pretty good one, with both the New York Giants and Philadelphia Eagles a pair of talented, but struggling, teams looking to right the ship early on. As the only two teams to beat Tom Brady’s Patriots, both have arrived at sub-mediocrity from different directions - the New Jersey Football Giants have some top tier talent, but enough holes that the general expectations were fairly low. Meanwhile, the Eagles are extremely talented and on a campaign to defend their championship season of late. However, neither team has been very impressive, and tonight serves as a prime opportunity to figure things out.
As far as the 49ers go, this week’s Monday night game has pushed the typical schedule back by a day - while Wednesday is usually the day for injury reports to be published, it looks as though that’ll happen later today (along with their first practice of the week). During mid-week, the aforementioned injury report is generally the most important news available, and the thought holds particularly true with the rash of injuries the 49ers have had.
As of now, a few names to keep an eye on today are Reuben Foster (now dealing with a shoulder injury), Matt Breida (ankle), Dante Pettis (unlikely to be healed up this quickly, but the team is very thin at WR right now), and virtually the entire OL. Laken Tomlinson continues to remain the sole healthy offensive lineman, knock on wood, and it appears that Joshua Garnett has progressed enough to be involved with practices. Considering that his primary competition at RG, Mike Person, has also been a frequent flyer on the injury list, that should be a notable situation on which to keep tabs.
Kyle Juszczyk’s big week 5 | Garcia, 4th & 9
Donte Whitner: Solomon Thomas not a good fit for 49ers | Montero, KNBR
Greg Cosell impressed by Shanahan’s playcalling | KNBR Staff
CJ Beathard must cut down on turnovers | Wagoner, ESPN
49ers haven’t gotten much out of their first round picks | Madson, Ninerswire