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Even after the first loss of the season, 49ers fans had 98% confidence in their team before they head to the Chicago Bears as 4 point favorites, according to DraftKings Sportsbook. We’ve seen San Francisco lose four in a row, and it feels like they’re finding new ways to lose. Then, turnovers and pass interference calls were the chief reasons the Niners fell to the Colts. Now, the confidence in the team is the lowest it’s been in three years at 27%:
The Colts are a feisty team that has a chance to win its division. The same cannot be said for the Bears. Chicago is your ideal “get right” game. Saturday morning, the Bears announced head coach Matt Nagy won’t be at the game. Chicago will also be without their best player in Khalil Mack.
As for the national questions, 53% of fans believe Deshaun Watson won’t be traded before the deadline Tuesday. Roger Goodell doubled down this week, saying Watson wouldn’t be placed on the Commissioners Exempt List.
During the past 15 years, players have gone on there for far less than Watson’s alleged charges. It blows my mind that the national media fails to mention Watson’s cases whenever they mention his trade prospects. It’s getting swept under the rug, which I suppose is as NFL as it gets.
The second national question posed asked if there’s an elite team in the AFC. Before the season, I picked Buffalo to come out of the AFC. Their roster is loaded. It was ugly in Week 1, but the Bills look as expected. I know they just got smoked by the Bengals, but I still think the Ravens qualify as “elite.”
The final question of the week:
I’d lean yes. In the heat of the moment, I know how much that ball is worth, so I’d hold out. Why? Why not is the better question?
The fan who gave Brady’s ball back received two signed jerseys and helmet from Brady; one signed Mike Evans jersey and game cleats, $1,000 to the Bucs team store, two season tickets for the rest of this season, and all of ‘22. Plus, one Bitcoin.
That’s why you keep the ball.