Year of the Underdog

The 49ers are the underdog in next Monday night’s game, just like they currently are for every game they play this year.

But season opening games are notoriously unpredictable and rarely an indication of how the rest of the year will play out. Last year, the Niners opened with a convincing defeat of the Vikings, then both teams went in exactly the opposite directions — the Vikings upward into the playoffs and the 49ers downward into the toilet.

Still, the game has some significance for both teams. The Rams need to impress the Los Angeles market that yawned them to St. Louis twenty some years ago, and they are fringe candidates to make the playoffs this year. A loss to the lowly 49ers would be a big blow to the team ego.

The Niners need a win to avoid opening the Chip Kelly era with three straight losses, and maybe more.

In that sense, the game is much more important to the Rams than the Niners. The 49ers are going to stink this year, no matter which way the ball bounces during the course of the season. The Rams have never even finished as high as 8-8 in the Jeff Fisher era, and this is the year they need mightily to do so.

LA gave up a ton of draft picks to move up and draft QB Jared Goff last April, but this number one pick will be dressed in street clothes as the 3rd string QB for this game, sitting behind the legendary Case Keenum and the slightly less legendary Sean Mannion. A bit embarrassing to the Rams, especially since the number two pick in that draft, Carson Wentz, will be the starter on opening day for Philadelphia.

This game has all the makings of a Todd Gurley vs. Carlos Hyde duke out. If either team puts the ball in the air — look out, it’s as likely to go the other way as the forward way.

At the moment, nobody knows how Kelly’s offense or DC Jim O’Neil‘s defense will perform this year. Next Monday night, we’ll begin to finally get some answers.

One final note: Readers have until midnight Saturday to register their predictions for the Niners record this coming year. Grumpy Guy and RTFirefly tied for the 2015 Prognostications crown and received pretty much nothing at all for their foresight. Their reign on Prognostications sidebar box will end this weekend. Cast your vote now or forever not regret it one whit.




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  1. winderNo Gravatar says:

    If Mike Davis and Kelvin Taylor can both pull rabbits out of their collective hats we might just make a game of it. Hyde is one hit away from taking another couple of weeks off. I don’t know who’s gonna throw to who but I can see this one as being a defensive battle, so to speak.
    3-13

  2. winderNo Gravatar says:

    Oops, I guess even if Taylor could pull rabbits out of his ___ he’s not gonna play in this one.

  3. Phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    Far be it from me to miss doing something I won’t regret. The Kelly Kids will blast out of the gate looking for all the world like the Oregon Ducks except on the scoreboard. Niners will prevail 7-6 in a brutal slugfest against old nemesis LA Rams on their way to a glorious 4-12 season.

  4. Grumpy GuyNo Gravatar says:

    I said 3-13 at the end of last season. Nothing I’ve seen so far has filled with any giddy optimism or reason to change my mind. Unfortunately.

    This is the team Jed has made and deserves, and the rest of us get to watch the dumpster fire.

  5. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    0-16, #1 2017 Draft

  6. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2016/09/07/kaepernick-says-hes-not-a-muslim-decries-rumors-fueled-by-islamophobia/

    Islam is not just a religion. Koran is written in the 1st person by a neanderthal warrior. Muslim brotherhood is actively undermining our political system.

    Kap is an idiot, along with the press that caters to his moronic views. Phuck the niners till they release idiot.

  7. Phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    But….”Islamophobia”. A hack political phrase if there ever was one. Pure manipulation. Do your job Kappy boy. And if that is not playing football but grandstanding in the public eye then you are fired.

    Who was it who first said York would keep this clown to torment us?

  8. Phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    Unlike dear old Chip the coach of Team USA Hockey has laid down the law on his players = Stand for the Anthem or you will be benched. Period. Known as the Fisher Principle after the Rams HC who took it a step further in saying “…or you will be kicked off the team”. But with our spineless “progressive” owner what we get is “Kap is cool”. Because political statements are why the Niners exist not winning football games.

    Goodell at least disagrees with using the NFL as a soapbox to cure the ills of society.

  9. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Skeebs I’ve been teetering between 4-12 & 6-10.
    I’ll split the difference.
    Put me in for 5-11.

  10. Phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    Should be an interesting broadcast team Monday night with Chris Berman and especially Steve Young calling the plays. Young has said he’s very interested in seeing how Chip’s O works. “Do the Niners have a QB who can process everything going on in the fast tempo O?” He said Chip’s O is similar to the WCO in that it tried to speed the plays up and to simplify the plays at the same time. I hope the feed I get has those two

  11. Phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    Why are people on the blogs still discussing the Team ACL strategy when it’s a proven loser? Isn’t this an accepted fact pretty much everywhere? I guess some still want to beat this dead horse tho. Balkey is getting nervous this strategy is not effective when a team is not on top and needs every pick to be of service NOW. Time to dump this approach

  12. Mr FletchNo Gravatar says:

    Decloaking from Lurker Nebula to predict 4-12. I have no idea which 4, but I don’t see this team as interesting enough to even be historically bad.

  13. Phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    “Decloaking from the Lurker Nebula”. Good one Mr Fletch. Me too 4-12 as I’ve been saying for a while now.

  14. Phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    Broncs and Panthers coming in loud and clear. Seimien looking okay but the rookie RB fumbles on his first carry. Von Miller he’s pretty good. His compliment of T Brown means a lot

  15. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Watching the game tonight.
    Panthers are our second week opponent and have to travel to East coast.
    Niners have a short week to prepare and Panthers have 10 days to prep.

  16. winderNo Gravatar says:

    My guess is we’re toast.

  17. Phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    Yup the Panthers are smoking the Broncs so do we really think we can win? If our players do that’s great, they need to have confidence in a long season. But realistically?

    I would rather beat SEA but that’s a topic for another week. Let’s start with the Rams.

  18. Phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    Panthers kicker blows the last play SO let’s do it to ’em again and make CAR 0-2. Then I woke up

  19. SpitbloodNo Gravatar says:

    LMAO. Bullit says that the 49ers are in trouble because it’s a short week against the Panthers and the 49ers have to travel across the country. Is this guy for real? The 49ers are going to get their asses handed to him because they really, really suck … and the Panthers are top five in the NFL.

    If the 49ers had a month to prepare and the game was in California, the 49ers would still lose by 24 pts. Bullit sniffs glue.

  20. Phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    You sound jealous of us 49er fans. Is it hard on you to be on the outside hating on your former team? Maybe ripping on fans is fun for you? Bullit is a fan and should be gloomy and negative?

    You might try lightening up

  21. SpitbloodNo Gravatar says:

    Jealous? Phil? Are you stupid? The 49ers are the worst team in the NFL with an owner who isn’t going anywhere. The only thing I’m jealous of are people who live near NFL teams with great ownership. But even that is wavering because the NFL is a rigged ticket.

    Now that Colin Kaepernick is getting the support he deserves, the morons like people on this blog who are completely blind, seem really quiet. Knee-jerk reactions like those who blasted Kaep early make people look stupid after calmer heads prevail. Unfortunately for everyone on this blog, you’re all old and white – which probably means racist, privileged and alcoholic.

  22. winderNo Gravatar says:

    Stay down spit, stand up for your BLM rights. Don’t let all those old white men off the hook. Kappy is still a terrible QB. I don’t think anyone really cares about his beliefs or the support that he’s getting. The only reason it’s still around is the media needs something to do.

  23. Phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    Important to get this first game to keep morale up on the team and quiet the boo birds. We are going to see the full Kelly arsenal of plays on the O. Enough vanilla of the preseason on O and on D. The Rams are going to get some surprises and we will move the chains.

    Death to LA, death to the trolls those negative nancies. To the garbage with them!

  24. Phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    Speaking of garbage I was over at the other site catching up on their thoughts and saw quite a few posts from “V” evidently. Poster calling himself Bullygoatv ranting against just about everyone including Chuck, Skeebers, Yorks, etc etc. Full blown hysteria oozing out of that one. My my my. Didn’t actually read all that BS as we have enough right here which I also don’t waste my time reading. For some it’s ‘garbage out and garbage out’. Take the garbage OUT!

    I guess it is a stressful time with the season getting underway, just ask Bruce Miller. Speaking of whom he should plead the CTE defense as in his violent actions being caused by CTE. After all this sport of ours is conducive to injuries. It is plausible that Miller snapped due to football related brain damage.

  25. SpitbloodNo Gravatar says:

    Winder – You’re drinking the koolaid. You can’t see straight, or see for yourself. You’ve been influenced by Skeebers and others on these blogs whose love for Alex Smith taints the reality of Kaepernick. Forget about Kaep’s awesome stand against the right wing of old dude American crazies. Let’s just talk facts.

    1.) It’s a fact that Colin Kaepernick beat out Alex Smith who’s a pretty decent qb in KC.
    2.) It’s a fact that Colin Kaepernick took the 49ers to the Super Bowl in 2012.
    3.) It’s a fact that Colin Kaepernick took the 49ers to the NFC Championship in 2013.
    4.) It’s a fact that Jim Tomsula was a one year coach.
    5.) It’s a fact that Chip Kelly was fired by the Eagles.

    Now your simple minded response will be “Yeah, Spit, and it’s a fact that Kaepernick got beat out by Gabbert two years in a row, and he sucks.”

    That’s certainly true, but I’ve thought and will still say Colin Kaepernick is mailing it in on Jed York and the 49ers because York sucks and Kaep both wants to get paid for 2012 and 2013 (he earned it) and doesn’t want to risk injury for Jed York. It just so happens that Blaine Gabbert is the qb.

    Do you know what will settle this? Kaep going somewhere else and thriving. Then Skeebers and the rest of his Alex Smith lovin’ friends will be exposed as bias. And Winder, you’ll be exposed as a sheep that followed the flock.

  26. winderNo Gravatar says:

    Lol, whatever. Your logic makes no sense. He’ll make a lot more money if he plays good. He mailing it in because that’s all he can do at this point. This really is a ‘what have you done for us lately’ and for the last couple years he hasn’t done much. But keep on wearing that tin foil hat, it’s entertaining.

  27. SpitbloodNo Gravatar says:

    The hard part about what I just wrote is that Kaep may never get hired by another team again. He’s a lightning rod of controversy. If I was Kaep, I’d do exactly what he’s doing…. “I’m injured.” Then I’d stand up for social injustice and if the NFL didn’t want to give me another job on another team after the 49ers cut me, I’d retire from the game 40 million dollars richer.

    It’s actually beautiful what Kaep’s doing if you think about it. He’s getting paid to sit on the bench and do nothing. He’s making the NFL pay him for 2012 and 2013. And while the NFL is paying him for 2012 and 2013, he’s pissing off the NFL owners by creating controversy on a team with one of the NFL’s weakest owner who isn’t going to be able to do crap about it. It’s beautiful.

    And so what if this is Kaep’s last year in the NFL? A.) The NFL sucks. Did anyone watch the Panthers / Broncos? Games are rigged by the refs so you have close games at the end. The Gano missed field goal was only possible because of about ten penalties the refs called in favor of the Panthers during their final drive with under two minutes to play. B.) There are a ton of players under the radar taking their first big paycheck and then retiring after. Anyone see that Jerod Mayo retired? 29 years old. Prime of his life. Retired real quiet, too. I wonder why? C.) Kaep’s got 40 million, before taxes. You can live comfortably off that for the rest of your life. D.) And if it’s just the game Kaep loves, Canada’s game is probably better…. how can it not be? The NFL sucks.

  28. SpitbloodNo Gravatar says:

    Winder – You couldn’t be dumber. “He’ll make a lot more money if he plays good.” You’re right about this on the surface. But dig deeper. To “play good,” Kaep needs good players and coaches around him. How’d things turnout for Sam Bradford and Nick Foles with the Eagles and Chip Kelly? Do you think Jim Tomsula pulled Kaep aside and offered him Sage quarterbacking wisdom? Was it like Walsh telling Montana to roll right, look for Freddy, then Clark and if neither are there to simply throw it away? Where’s Tomsula now? Where will Chip be in 3 years?

    And that’s just the coaches…. Kaep drops back to pass and four D line slip past…. shit, I don’t even know players on the 49ers’ O line anymore…. four crappy 49er O linemen. But Kaep escapes and throws to …. shit I don’t who the 49er skill players are anymore. Vance McDonald? Is that guy still on the team? Boldin? Is he around. Patton…. he’s there. Kaep drops back to pass and is heavily rushed by six huge D linemen who slip past the Baalke picks and Kaep escapes them looking for ….Patton and McDonald? Jesus. Is that even worth it? No thank you. I’d sit on the bench and collect my millions, too. And morons want to spin that Kaep’s no good, kinda like the Eagles smearing DeShaun Jackson before he left for Washington, let ’em. Who cares? The Wizard of Oz behind the curtain is getting exposed anyway. The NFL sucks.

    The point is, Winder, you moron: Kaep gets paid if he plays well but the 49ers don’t have the supporting cast of coaches or players for Kaep (or any other 49er qb) to play well. Surely you’ve heard it’s a team game? Surely that’s logical to you?

  29. Phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    Spit Johnnie One Note isn’t going anywhere. Now that the GM is soon to be promoted upstairs where he can’t do any more damage to our personnel and morale, York and the 2nd string QB are a match made in heaven. They have discovered each other and found they have so much in common. Mind you this has nothing to do with football but with their mutual goals and ambitions. Namely in the post-football world of Politics. York fancies himself as having a future as a mover and shaker in California politics per his own admission. Kappy boy has found a whole new world to conquer in his interest in ‘social justice’. Due in part to the social activism of his Muslim fiance the BLM fan.

    You see grasshopper, these two are made for each other now that Marathe and Balkey (not to mention that guy 49 Wins) are out of the way and football is less important to both. York has his stadium and Kap is on the bench but not out of the spotlight for long since this new career opportunity has arisen. The fame, the relevance, the spotlight! for both. What a great team they have in the making. Mark old Phil’s words, these two will walk hand in hand into a wonderful future of social importance. Football is the least of it my friend.

  30. Phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    York loves Kap, Chip loves Kap and so do several fans including you. He will get his money and then some charting new territory as the highest paid backup/QB insurance policy. I can easily see this situation outlasting Kelly’s regime here and possibly to the end of Kap’s current deal. The social relevance factor will play a large part in York keeping him around. For Kelly it will be a seasoned QB on the roster as insurance in case…Gabbert.

  31. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    The optimist in me says 5-11 which is a step down from last season. It also means a draft pick out of the top 3 which means top QBs will be gone by the time this team drafts.

    This cycle of mediocrity just amplifies Baalke’s failures even last year squandering a 3rd round pick on Redmond when this team neede immediate help.

    As stated previously Baalke won’t even put a QB on the practice squad which would be beneficial to develop a QB who would know Kelly’s system for future years. IMO Baalke has his head up his ass when it comes to WRs and QBs.

  32. winderNo Gravatar says:

    spit you continue to amaze me with your stupidity. By your reasoning it’s everyone else’s fault except for Kappy. All the coaches and players are to blame for Kappy’s play on the field. Poor kid how’s he supposed to play with everyone out to get him?

  33. SpitbloodNo Gravatar says:

    So, Winder…. what you’re saying is the 49ers were good last year and good this year. Got it.

  34. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Anthony Davis is starting where he left off, up to his shenanigans. Could this be like adding a quart of nitro to the dumpster fire? Hopefully not but you’ll always wonder about this guy.

    http://www.csnbayarea.com/49ers/anthony-davis-absence-practice-not-injury-related/

  35. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Notice in the article above that the Niners have added an American Flag to their helmet.
    Will Kap wear it on his helmet based on his demonstration against what it stands for? Is that even an option?

    This just won’t end and remains a huge distraction.

  36. Phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    With AD all over the place (?) good thing we have Tiller and Garnett available. Hard to count on him to be serious about his career tho.

  37. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    The fact is Kap could be had by any team for a mere 4th round pick.

    The entire NFL says no, Kap is not worth giving up a 4th round pick.

    That’s the only fact that matters now, not talking points.

  38. Phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    I think kaepernick stays as a potential future starter per Kelly and York. The money is outrageous but likely worth it to York as Johnnie supports York’s real motivation = involvement in politics. Birds of a feather. He has gone from a backup QB to a political celebrity petted by Obama.

    Football-wise CK is no big deal as he never grows beyond his limitations. We know this.Kelly doesn’t. York doesn’t care. He sees the value elsewhere and is willing to pay. My guess

  39. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    KICK Kap is Coach Killer.

    Enough examples now. Getting negative pushback from coaches. Kap is like a special needs student, a mental gimp. Too much attention by a coaching staff to make up for his lack of football IQ.

  40. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Quinton Dial posted this

    https://www.instagram.com/p/BKN8XuphA1c/

    Not everyone is aligned with Kap

  41. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Kaep lucks out, (in a way), by being scheduled on 9/12 too Bullit.
    How fortunate for the NFL.
    The 4-letter Network has already made a point of announcing their intentions to televise the National Anthem on MNF.
    Hmmm…. I Wonder why?
    Ratings whores.

  42. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Dying to see the backlash of potential ‘uniform violations’ (if handed out), to guys like OBJ and Victor Cruz, if they go into game action today with their plans to wear ‘Patriotic’ cleats too.
    The soapbox of NFL viewership is a tough spot for the League and, as we know, they don’t often get it right.
    Gotta wonder if they’re going to bring any pressure on the 4-letter Network plans regarding the ‘Anthem’?

  43. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    OBJ and Cruz vs Williamson of the Titans –
    Let’s see what happens…

    http://tinyurl.com/zgnuc8x

    http://tinyurl.com/jhty84t

  44. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Wentz off to a good start. Of course, he’s playing the Browns.

  45. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    No worries Skeebs.
    Once Wentz starts playing like a rookie, they’ll crucify him in Philly.

  46. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    City of Brotherly Love and all.

  47. winderNo Gravatar says:

    I wonder if anyone will flip em the bird when they do the flyovers. I really doubt that they would today. Anyway, I am glad to be an American even if our political system is totally screwed.

  48. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Holtzman from ESPN –

    Dolphins RB Arian Foster just told me he plans to take a knee and raise his fist during the national anthem today in Seattle. He said some of his teammates will join him. Foster said Dolphins players met on Friday and agreed to make their own decision on how to handle today’s anthem.

  49. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Browns lost a major cog in their D, Desmond Bryant, for the year. Under Ray Horton with a healthy Phil Taylor they had a good D.

    Now Horton is back. Pass rush nonexistent?

  50. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    http://www.espn.com/nfl/game?gameId=400874511

    Cutlets versus Texans D. No excuses and alter playcalling to compensate for a bad oline.

    Know one thing. Bears will humble us.

  51. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Same with SD WR Keenan Allen I’m reading.
    Non-contact knee injury, also carted off.

  52. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Looks like A. Davis would rather collect his money as a backup tackle than a starting guard.

  53. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    What the f is wrong with that other blog.

    Many 9-7’s from over there. Even chuck backed off his 10-6 to 8-8. Am still 0-16.

  54. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    I like the way you are thinking.
    So cap # of $4.2 MM for AD (salary cap and dead money cap), and $15.9 MM for Kap makes a cool $20 MM for a couple of backups…

    Nice Baalke.

    by A Manimal

    Above comment from NN. The big waste of salary cap is Kap. But if leftie Jed still has a hard on for cheapness, a trade of AD to the Bears for a 2nd might be negotiated. Bob Massie sucks in pass pro.

  55. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Bears have bad LT, RT, and no depth. They gained Sitton to pair with Kyle Long. Cody Whitehair needs lots of help to master C between those two.

    Strike while the iron is hot. Cutler is old and FO needs to shore up that pathetic oline to allow him to hit their WR’s. Deal AD NOW!!!!!! for a 2nd or better.

  56. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    From Grant Cohn’s preview week 1 column:

    49ers’ depleted defensive line.

    Last season, the 49ers faced running back Todd Gurley once. Their top-four defensive linemen — Ian Williams, Quinton Dial, Glenn Dorsey and Arik Armstead — all were healthy. None of them could stop Gurley, who rushed for 133 yards and a touchdown.

    This season, Dial already has a sprained knee, Armstead has an injured shoulder, Dorsey is recovering from a torn ACL and Williams is out for the season with a broken ankle. The other three didn’t participate in 11-on-11 team drills during practice this week and may not play Monday night.

    If they Niners couldn’t stop Gurley when they were healthy last season, how can they expect to stop him now? They’ll need a big game from DeForest Buckner, the rookie first-round pick who seems to be the Niners’ healthiest defensive player on their line.

  57. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Need a picture of Mo with the caption “do you miss me yet”.

    Looks like we draft a Dontari Poe type with the 1st next year. Trent needs another year to complete the D, starting with Eric Reid in the 2013 draft. The two Ducks weren’t picked for run D.

    We are purposely tanking this season. So get a 2nd for AD.

  58. Phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    Yeah Gurley is going to be a problem. But I think we will hold him under 133 yds with Dial Armstead Buckner Dorsey in there even if dinged. These guys need to get healthy or its a long year as we know teams will be testing our Run D all year.

  59. winderNo Gravatar says:

    We’re gonna need some 1st downs so they’re not gassed by the 2nd quarter. I am curious to see how we run our offense, I have no faith in Gabbert, or Kap. I just don’t see us doing very well at all. This is a game we might win though just because the Rams QB’s don’t scare anyone.

  60. Phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    Harold calling Trent Dilfer an idiot for saying Johnnie’s little rebellion is causing ‘friction’ is a perfect example of that friction Harold wants to deny. On top of our FO, personnel and ownership troubles we now have “friction” between players as not all think disrespecting our Flag/Anthem is the way to go. This has spread to all teams with weak leadership in the NFL. Naturally the divider in chief applauds this. It is so much easier for a person like Johnnie the J to divide rather than unite people. This passes for “leadership” in these troubled times.

  61. Phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    Winder that’s true = the Rams QBs are as bad as ours! We have a chance if our O can stay on the field and let our D rest up.

  62. Phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    Remind me never to play golf with Chuck. Lord how he changes his score. I’ve heard of taking a mulligan but 3 of them? I had to laugh when I saw that one Skeebs.

  63. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Rams oline I believe is healthy. Gregg Robinson LT disappoints in pass pro but deadly in run blocks. Their RT is listed as Limited in the injury report. Assume IOL is healthy and not IR’d.

    Gurley will have a big day. Our run D sucks and will lose the match ups in the trenches.

    0-16 express train starts Monday.

  64. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Wow, one of these gif’s had Josh Sitton OG completely stonewalling Buckner. Bears need LT and RT bad.

    What will TB do with our high priced OT backup.

    http://www.windycitygridiron.com/2016/9/8/12839324/chicago-bears-josh-sitton-is-so-done-packers-xs-os-playbook-breakdown-scheme

  65. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Will Browns take Kap now? Give him away for no draft picks and get some cap relief. Will they consider more than the minimum salary for idiot?

    http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2016/09/12/browns-place-rg3-on-injured-reserve/

  66. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Niners promote WR Chris Harp[er from practice squad. Release RB Dejuan Harris.

  67. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Per Maiocco

    49ers inactives
    QB Christian Ponder
    CB Keith Reaser (ankle)
    CB Chris Davis (hamstring)
    G Joshua Garnett
    T John Theus
    DL Glenn Dorsey (knee)
    DL Taylor Hart

    Rams inactives
    QB Jared Goff
    WR Pharoh Cooper
    CB E.J. Gaines
    DB Steven Williams
    T Pace Murphy
    WR Nelson Spruce
    DE Matt Longacre

  68. winderNo Gravatar says:

    Good F-ing win tonight.

  69. Phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    Yeah it was. Good first effort esp by the D. Despite the predictions of doom that Gurley would gash us “for more than 133 yards” he got 47. Granted the Rams OC was piss poor as was their QB. Bakkentom is our first scratch off the Prognostication board.
    Loser!

  70. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    New post is up.

2017 Schedule
Sept. 10: vs Carolina: L 3-23
Sept. 17: at Seattle: 9-12
Sept. 21: vs. L.A. Rams: L 39-41
Oct. 1: at Arizona: L 15-18
Oct. 8: at Indianapolis: L 23-26
Oct. 15: at Washington: L 24-26
Oct. 22: vs. Dallas: L 10-40
Oct. 29: at Philadelphia: L 10-33
Nov. 5: vs. Arizona: L 10-20
Nov. 12: vs. N.Y. Giants: W 31-21
Week 11 — Bye
Nov. 26: vs. Seattle, 1:05 p.m.
Dec. 3: at Chicago, 10 a.m.
Dec. 10: at Houston, 10 a.m.
Dec. 17: vs. Tennessee, 1:25 p.m.
Dec. 24: vs. Jacksonville, 1:05 p.m.
Dec. 31: at L.A. Rams, 1:25 p.m.
 
2017 Draft Class
1. DE Solomon Thomas
1. ILB Reuben Foster
3. CB Ahkello Witherspoon
3. QB C.J. Beathard
4. RB Joe Williams
5. TE George Kittle
5. WR Trent Taylor
6. DT D.J. Jones
6. LB Pita Taumoepenu
7. CB Adrian Colbert
 
2017 Prognostications
Bullit: 5-11
Chuck: 9-7
Grumpy: 4-12
Mr Fletch: 5-11
NJ49er: 6-10
Rob: 9-7
RTFirefly: 5-11
Skeebers: 6-10
Winder: 4-12

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