It’s 31-3 after Gould hit his first attempt after missing the first three tries. Pettis dropped a touchdown, though.
It’s 28-3 after 9-play, 90-yard drive. Shanahan can’t be stopped.
21-3 after Tevin Coleman goes untouched from 19-yards out.
The Browns had a nine-play, 51-yard drive that resulted in a field goal. 14-3, Niners.
After the first quarter, it’s 14-0 49ers. They should have scored on two other possessions, but failed to do so.
The San Francisco 49ers are back from their bye and ready to hit their first primetime game of the season! It’s time to keep this winning thing going as they host the Cleveland Browns. It is, without a doubt, the most important game they have on the schedule thus far to establish themselves as a threat in the NFL. Things get going this evening on Monday Night Football with the game airing on ESPN. Joe Tessitore will be calling the game with Booger McFarland on color. Lisa Salters will be on the sideline.
The 49ers started sloppy against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Week 1, but they quickly turned things around in Week 2 with a convincing win over the Cincinnati Bengals. Even if that was a bad Bengals team, the fact it was a blowout in Cincinnati makes it impressive any way you look at it. Then the 49ers took on a 0-2 Pittsburgh Steelers squad and committed five turnovers. That should have guaranteed a loss, but the defense kept the offense from scoring on several of those turnovers and Jimmy Garoppolo arrived when it mattered throwing a game-clenching dart and making frost form on the field from the ice in his veins.
The 49ers now are undefeated and it’s not about the record, but about legitimacy. They are the only undefeated team left in the NFC and one of two teams left undefeated in the NFL. The Browns are not the last three teams the 49ers have faced. They are a playoff contender and, by some accounts, America’s team. They had a bye to heal up with some injuries over the preseason and the start of the regular season and now return for a prime time matchup. If the 49ers win, they win their 49th Monday Night Football.
The Browns have come a long way since running the table in reverse two years ago. Baker Mayfield and Odell Beckham Jr. have rounded up the air game while Nick Chubb has proven to be devastating on the ground. Cover OBJ and Jarvis Landry can come in and gash a defense. Let’s not forget the Browns defensive line which is one of the best in the league. To have any chance the 49ers need to limit their mistakes and not have another 5-turnover game like they did against the Steelers, if that happens they will be laughed out of their own stadium.
The 49ers will be without tackle Joe Staley and cornerback Ahkello Witherspoon. First round pick, defensive end Nick Bosa was not listed on the report for the first time in 2019. running back Tevin Coleman is questionable, but expected to play as is defensive end Dee Ford.
The Browns will be without tackle Kendall Lamm. Jarvis Landry was questionable, but cleared concussion protocol. Cornerbacks Denzel Ward and Greedy Williams also have a chance of not suiting up this eveing, we will keep an eye on this one.
Nuts and bolts
Location: Levi’s Stadium, Santa Clara CA
Game time: Monday, October 7, 5:15 P.M., PT
TV channel: ESPN
Online streaming: fuboTV, Watch ESPN
Radio: 810-AM, 107.7 (Greg Papa, Tim Ryan) | Full listings
Spanish Radio: KTRB 860-AM (Jesús Zárate, Carlos Ramirez)
Matchup history: Browns lead all-time series 12-7
Announcers: Joe Tessitore,Booger McFarland, Lisa Salters
Enemy blog: Dawgs by Nature
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Regular season schedule
Week 1: @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 1:25 P.M., FOX, Sunday, September 8 31-17 WIN Week 2: @ Cincinnati Bengals, 10:00 A.M., FOX, Sunday, September 15 41-17 WIN Week 3: vs. Pittsburgh Steelers , 1:25 P.M., CBS, Sunday, September 22, 24-20 WIN Week 4: Bye week
Week 5: vs. Cleveland Browns 5:15 P.M., ESPN, Monday, October 7
Week 6: @ Los Angeles Rams, 1:05 P.M., FOX, Sunday, October 13
Week 7: @ Washington, 10:00 A.M., FOX, Sunday, October 20
Week 8: vs. Carolina Panthers, 1:05 P.M., FOX, Sunday, October 27
Week 9: @ Arizona Cardinals, 5:20 P.M., FOX, Thursday, October 31
Week 10: vs. Seattle Seahawks, 5:15 P.M., ESPN, Monday, November 11
Week 11: vs. Arizona Cardinals, 1:05 P.M., FOX, Sunday, November 17
Week 12: vs. Green Bay Packers, 1:25 P.M., FOX, Sunday, November 24
Week 13: @ Baltimore Ravens, 10:00 A.M., FOX, Sunday, December 1
Week 14: @ New Orleans Saints 10:00 A.M., FOX, Sunday, December 8
Week 15: vs. Atlanta Falcons, 1:25 P.M., FOX, Sunday, December 15
Week 16: vs. Los Angeles Rams, TBD, Saturday OR Sunday, December 21/22
Week 17: @ Seattle Seahawks, 1:25 P.M., FOX, Sunday, December 29