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49ers have had the most impressive victory of their season. There is plenty to work on, namely the offensive line, but we now who the 2019 San Francisco 49ers are.
And they are out of excuses as to why they can’t win it all. Give me the Ravens.
Final Score: 37-8, 49ers
Nail in the coffin
Without Dee Ford, the 49ers let the Packers traverse the field and stopped them on 4th down. And then Kyle Shanahan ran the ball. He ran the ball again. And again. And again. And then he threw. And then he ran.
And Raheem Mostert has basically finished the Packers off.
37-8, 49ers. Thanks for playing Packers. Not even the refs can give you enough tries to win this.
Aaron Rodgers gets a gazillion tries for a touchdown, Jimmy Garoppolo gets two. Two plays and Garoppolo hits a deep (yes you read that right, deep—and beautiful) route for George Kittle for a touchdown.
It’s 30-8 and that play demonstrated a lot. I can’t begin to describe it. It’s hard for the Packers to win this game. Not when you respond like that.
It took the Packers over 10 minutes to score and the 49ers all of 30 seconds. Sorry, this one is over.
When you have a gazillion attempts at the goalline, any QB will get it in there. Rodgers is good because unlike many QBs, he gets those gazillion chances. After a roughness call on Sherman that should have forced fourth down, Rodgers hits the score and the 2-point conversion. The route is on. I said this ballgame was far from over.
Oh and while the refs are busy singling the 49ers out so Rodgers can be a legend, they are missing blocks in the back left and right. But, remember, Rodgers is amazing. 23-8, 49ers.
The 49ers closed out the half with a few GREAT Jimmy Garoppolo throws to get in field goal range and make another one. They start the second half with the ball and in the lead, 23-0.
Remember that part where I said the 49ers need to quit screwing around? Well they heeded my advice and a SWEET throw from Jimmy Garoppolo to Deebo Samuel makes it 20-0, 49ers. 49ers get the ball back at the half and it should be good as long as nothing crazy doesn’t happen in the next 43 seconds
And here’s Deebo being Deebo
And here’s me worshiping Deebo like all of you should:
The offense made it to the redzone, but stalled again and had to settle for a field goal. At least they got it 13-0 49ers.
The offensive line is a mess
If the 49ers could hold blocks and stop holding, they might be able to get some production. As it is, the offensive line is blowing assignments and not giving Jimmy Garoppolo any time to do anything. This is concerning because he could throw a pick before this gets any better.
The second quarter is halfway over and the offense has failed to get anywhere unless if the refs penalize the Packers for yards. That is not how you beat Aaron Rodgers. That’s how he beats you.
Another bad drive leads to a Mitch Wishnowsky punt and the 49ers defense starts on the 34-yard line.
The 49ers offense sustained another drive, but got stalled in the redzone. Luckily, Chase McLaughlin made the field goal. It’s 10-0, 49ers. It’s not a touchdown. We need touchdowns.
Turnover and score alert
So after making the Packers try 1st and 10 over after a unsportsmanlike penalty, Rodgers got sacked on 3rd down and lost hte ball. Picked up and recovered by Nick Bosa.
49ers punched it in on the very next play. SEND IT!
Here’s Bosa doing Bosa things
The 49ers have won the toss and deferred to the second half. Come on D.
And now the gauntlet begins. The San Francisco 49ers are out of the divisional brutality and into a game that could determine the NFC side of the playoffs as they host the Green Bay Packers. If there ever was a must-win game, this is definitely it as a loss could send the 49ers all the way into the wild card. This will be on Sunday Night Football with a 5:20 PM start time. Al Michaels and Cris Collinsworth will be calling it. We have not heard those two call a 49ers game since 2015 in a loss to the New York Giants.
The 49ers had a huge revelation on just how good they can be against the Cardinals, overcoming a 16-point deficit and winning the game thanks to the heroics of Jimmy Garoppolo. It was in no way perfect, as Garoppolo threw some unacceptable redzone passes, but he found a way to get the team in position to win, especially with a clutch touchdown pass to Jeff Wilson Jr. in the final minute.
The Packers are not the Cardinals and are sitting at 7-2. They came out with a huge bang riding on a great defense and the usual quarterback play of Aaron Rodgers. In recent weeks, that defense has regressed a bit and the Packers got outright embarassed against the Los Angeles Chargers a couple of weeks ago. They also narrowly beat the Carolina Panthers in Green Bay, a team the 49ers has their way with. The Packers return from a bye and had two weeks to prepare for this game. They also run a similar offense with Matt LaFleur coming in for his first year as a head coach. This could be a very fun game.
The last time these two met, the 49ers were without Jimmy Garoppolo and the rest of the roster was in a turnstyle of injuries. The Packers were not better, dealing with Mike McCarthy’s questionable coaching and their own injury issues. Regardless, Aaron Rodgers had some heroics late that made him even more elite and a legend, despite the fact the 49ers were one of the worst teams in 2018. The 49ers did the same thing to the Cardinals but no one cares. Such is life.
The 49ers go into this with a less injuries. So far the sure sideline-sitter is Joe Staley who had surgery on a broken finger and Dee Ford who will be out with a leg issue. Kicker Robbie Gould, and running back Matt Breida are also doubtful. On the flip side, wide receivers Emmanuel Sanders and Deebo Samuel, and tight end George Kittle should play.
The Packers are without guard Cole Madison (knee). Tight end Robert Toyan and running back Dan Vitale (knee) are questionable
Nuts and bolts
Location: Levi’s Stadium, Santa Clara, CA
Game time: Sunday, November 24, 5:20 P.M., PT
TV channel: NBC
Online streaming: fuboTV,NBC Sports
Radio: 810-AM, 107.7 (Greg Papa, Tim Ryan) | Full listings
Spanish Radio: KTRB 860-AM (Jesús Zárate, Carlos Ramirez)
Matchup history: Packers lead series 36-30-0
Announcers: Al Michaels, Cris Collinsworth
Enemy blog: Acme Packing Company
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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 31-3, WIN Week 6: @ Los Angeles Rams , 1:05 P.M., FOX, Sunday, October 13 20-1 WIN Week 7: @ Washington, 10:00 A.M., FOX, Sunday, October 20 9-0 WIN Week 8: vs. Carolina Panthers , 1:05 P.M., FOX, Sunday, October 27 51-13 WIN Week 9: @ Arizona Cardinals , 5:20 P.M., FOX, Thursday, October 31 28-25 WIN Week 10: vs. Seattle Seahawks, 5:15 P.M., ESPN, Monday, November 11 27-24 LOSS Week 11: vs. Arizona Cardinals, 1:05 P.M., FOX, Sunday, November 17 36-26 WIN
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