Another week, another game where the San Francisco 49ers are favored. They’ve been favored in every game this season. Against the Green Bay Packers, the Niners open up as three-point favorites. That’s the lowest spread of the season, and we can expect close games for the rest of the season.
As for this matchup against the Packers, the 49ers will have to be able to run the ball, something they haven’t been able to do the past three games. Baldy tells us his reason for the Niners struggles below:
Green Bay is ranked at the bottom of the league in the majority of rushing stats. This has to be the game where San Francisco gets its running game back on track.
On defense, the Packers are going to move the ball, especially early. We’ve seen the 49ers defense struggle at first. It’ll come down to the adjustments San Francisco makes as the game goes along, as well as holding Aaron Rodgers to three instead of seven. We’ll get into more matchups as the week goes along, but the 49ers defense is the best in the league at keeping offenses out of the red zone. Green Bay is second at converting touchdowns.
A healthy 49ers’ team should beat the Packers. They’re not healthy, but nobody is at this point. Kittle’s health will be imperative to the team’s success. Not having Dee Ford, despite him only playing 46% of the snaps, could prove costly against a team that relies heavily on drop-back passes.
My question to you is not having Ford or not having Matt Breida a bigger loss against the Packers?
Bigger LOSS versus Green Bay
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