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

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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The San Francisco 49ers face the Jets Sunday morning, which means it’s prediction time once again.

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, “Garoppolo throws a slant route to Bourne for 7 yards” or “Tevin Coleman 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 Pittsburgh: 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.

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, “Garoppolo throws a slant route to Bourne for 7 yards” or “Tevin Coleman 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 Pittsburgh: If you do not think the 49ers will score a touchdown, then 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: Play-action pass to Kyle Juszczyk in the flats.

First defensive tackle: Nick Bosa tackles Frank Gore in the backfield

First touchdown: Dante Pettis catches a pass in the back of the end zone after the 49ers march down the field on their second drive.