49ers 20, Broncos 14

Every dog has its day and Sunday the 49ers had their second WTF Dog Day of the year. The first was against the Raiders and this was against the Broncos. And both of them  were engineered by Nick Mullens, who has most definitely yanked the backup QB job from CJ Beathard‘s fumble prone fingers.

Of course, he got quite a bit of help from emerging superstar TE George Kittle, who caught seven passes for 210 yards in the first half! The Broncos must have decided at half time that maybe somebody should cover this guy, who was wide open during his rampage. When Kittle was shut out in the second half, a mere five yards shy of Shannon Sharpe‘s NFL record for TEs, the Niners also were shut out.

Kittle did become the first 49er TE to gain over a thousand yards in one season, surpassing Vernon Davis‘s 900+ yards. If he keeps this up, he’ll go down as the greatest TE in team history.

The Broncos came into the game with the supposedly better defense, but it was the no-name Niners that pitched a shutout in the first half. Why the porous 49er defense suddenly became potent is a mystery. They had rookies playing all over the place and doing very well. DJ Reed played nickel corner and led the team with 12 tackles and a sack. Marcell Harris filled in at strong safety and had seven tackles. Of course, Denver was without its number one WR, Emmanuel Sanders, and their other WRs were even more of the nobody variety than the Niner nobodies.

The loss put an end to any notions Denver had of sneaking into the playoffs this year. And it might have cost HC Vance Joseph his job. Not that we care a fig about that, even though he probably has a wife and maybe some kids and they’ll all be uprooted now and forced to live on a position coach’s salary somewhere else in the league while disappearing permanently from the public radar screen.

It’s tempting to think the Niners are poised for another hope inducing late season run of victories, like the five in a row Jimmy Garoppolo had last year, but one look at the upcoming schedule gives some pause to that delusion. Seattle comes to town next week, followed by the Bears (who beat the Rams Sunday), and finally the Rams to end the season. The Rams might be in a position to mail in the final game, but neither the Bears nor Seahawks will.

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17 comments on “49ers 20, Broncos 14
  1. robNo Gravatar says:

    RIP Tony York

  2. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    No surprise: Raiders fire GM Reggie McKenzie.

  3. NoFearNo Gravatar says:

    The PC bullies group known as the “fraidy cats” is moving quickly to ban the Bears v Rams game film as too mean to be viewed by humans. While an ad hoc group of coaches claims they’ve studied the film and there’s nothing “offensive” on it at all.

    Mike Singletary is saving this Bears v Rams game film and labeling it, “We hit ’em in the mouth… again and again!”.

    Thank you Vic Fangio and Kyle Shanahan. Too much crow to eat in one day.

    George Kittle, making linebackers and safeties forget why they play the game.

    The Niners weren’t absolutely putrid yesterday.

  4. bullitNo Gravatar says:


    They interviewed Gruden and Mark Davis after the game and they denied that Reggie was gone. So who are you gonna believe?

  5. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    If you are watching MNF The Seahags are wearing their chattreuse Grinch uniforms tonight. BUTT UGLY. Just another marketing ploy to make $$$

  6. Grumpy GuyNo Gravatar says:

    LMAO Those really ARE ugly. They look like the Joker’s henchmen from a bad Batman cartoon.

  7. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    ARI finished above us last year so the only difference in this year’s schedule is our NYG and TB versus their’s WASH and ATL.

    We need ours to lose and their’s to win. WASH lost their QB1 and QB and ATL has a terrible D with injuries. TB has a better D now that the DL has come back from injuries. NYG is winning late in season.

    Really looks like ARI will beat us in the tank derby. If we win another meaningless game we likely drop to #3 or lower.

    Just really hard to be fans of a team that continually screws up like this.

  8. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    I did not realize Josh Allen Kentucky is 6’5″ 260. So for an elite edge in a 4-3 the candidates are Bosa, Clelin Ferrell, and Josh Allen. The others are 3-4 OLB’s with smaller size. Our scouts and coaching staff need to scrutinize obviously.

    Dee Ford 6’2″ 252 to me is a 3-4 OLB only. Buzz about his FA availability. I would pass.

    Here is a reference article on this and Armstead.


  9. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Would make Solomon Thomas and BDN available for direct trades for draft picks if 3rd or better, or as juicers to help get us a 1st or 2nd.

  10. bullitNo Gravatar says:


  11. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    BDN = Mullens (Big Dick Nick)

    In 1984 Bachelor Party movie with Tom Hanks a scene at male stripper club where Big Dick Nick served a plate of hot dogs to the ladies.

  12. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    A Long Way from 1990 Skeebs article has this at bottom

    November 11, 2018 at 6:19 pm
    BDN origin?

    Best Answer
    Bachelor Party w/ Tom Hanks

    The girls go to a male strip club. Tom Hanks and his pals sneak in the back and get this guy “Nick the Dick” to put his member in the bun. He takes the tray to the girls and she asks “Is this the footlong?” he replies “And then some”. She then starts tugging on it until she realizes what it is. But she doens’t let go!

    bakkentomNo Gravatar says:
    November 11, 2018 at 6:42 pm

    Here is the scene with Big Dick Nick serving the ladies.

    bakkentomNo Gravatar says:
    November 11, 2018 at 7:07 pm
    This has better audio


  13. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    NN has good article with great comments on Ahkello Witherspoon. I said previously to let the young press corner CB’s season over the offseason and absorb coaching and attitude changes. Need to stress D front seven in this draft.


  14. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    One perspective as who are the busts in the NFL
    # positions stand out WR, QB and CB
    No Niners on the list
    That’s why WRs are so hard to evaluate.

    Some of us on this board wanted Kevin White and Devante Parker as first round picks. Dodging bullets.

  15. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    New post is up.

2021 Schedules
09/12: W 49ers 41, Lions 33
09/19: W 49ers 17, Eagles 11
09/26: L Packers 30, 49ers 28
10/03: L Seahawks 28, 49ers 21
10/10: L Cardinals 17, 49ers 10
10/17 BYE
10/24: L Colts 30, 49ers 18
10/31: W 49ers 33, Bears 22
11/07: L Cardinals 31, 49ers 17
11/15: W 49ers 31, Rams 10L
11/21: W 49ers 30, Jaguars 10
11/28: W 49ers 34, Vikings 26
12/05: L Seahawks 30, 49ers 23 12/12 · 10:00 AMCIN
12/19 · 1:05 PM v ATL
12/23 · 5:20 PM v TEN
01/02 · 1:05 PM v HOU
01/09 · 1:25 PM @ LAR

2021 Draft Class
1. QB Trey Lance, North Dakota State
2. OG Aaron Banks, Notre Dame
3. RB Trey Sermon, Ohio State
3. CB Ambry Thomas, Michigan
5. OG/OT Jaylon Moore, Western Michigan
5. CB Deommodore Lenoir, Oregon
5. S Talanoa Hufanga, USC
6. RB Elijah Mitchell, Louisiana
2021 Prognostications
Bullit: 12-5
Grumpy: 13-4
NJ49er: 11-6
Skeebers: 14-3
Winder: 12-5
Rob: 17-0
Spitblood: 0-17