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Predict the 49ers’ first offensive play, tackle, and touchdown versus the Rams

Prediction time! What will the 49ers run as their first offensive play? What 49ers defender will secure the first tackle. How will the 49ers score their first touchdown?

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It’s not often your season is decided by one game, but if the 49ers drop their fourth home game in as many tries tonight against the Rams, it’s safe to say we can pull the plug. It’d take a miracle comeback for the Niners if they fall to 2-4 and 0-2 in their division. You’d think the 49ers are tired of the talk about them getting embarrassed the past two weeks and come out with a type of aggression we haven’t seen all season.

The predictions will include:

1. The first offensive play the 49ers will run/attempt to execute,

2. The first player on defense (not special teams) who will make a tackle, and

3. How the team’s first touchdown will be scored (if you think one will be scored).

Here are the ground rules for the predictions.

Offensive Play Prediction Guidelines: Try to be as specific as you can on what you think the 49ers’ first offensive play will be. Don’t just say “pass play” or “run play.” Instead, say, “Mullens throws a slant route to Bourne for 7 yards” or “Jerick McKinnon runs right side and picks up three yards.” You can also predict incompletions, interceptions, fumbles, touchdowns, and even a safety if you really think that will happen on the first offensive play!

Defensive Tackle Prediction Guidelines: Predicting the first defensive play is much more obscure, so this one is a simpler category — project who you think will make the team’s first tackle that does not come on special teams or a returned interception/fumble.

First Touchdown Against the Rams

If you do not think the 49ers will score a touchdown, say “no touchdowns” as your answer. Otherwise, predict how you think the 49ers’ first offensive touchdown will be scored, along with the person(s) who will score. You can predict it to be on offense, defense, or special teams. If you predict a passing touchdown, name both the quarterback and the receiver.

Here is the template you can copy+paste for your comments:

First Offensive Play:

First Defensive Tackle:

First Touchdown:

Here are my predictions.

First Offensive Play: Mid zone to the left to Raheem Mostert

First Defensive Tackle: Fred Warner tackles Cam Akers for a two-yard gain.

First Touchdown: McKinnon scores on an 11-yard screen pass.