49ers 28, Rams 0

Well, that was surprising. Not the victory so much as the magnitude of it.

Chip Kelly and Blaine Gabbert, two NFL entities pretty much consigned to the scrap heap by league “experts” and “insiders,” stuck the old thumb in the eye to these know-it-alls. At least for one game.

The score indicates a total rout, but credit also has to be paid to the Rams offense, which was entirely MIA during the game, a well-oiled three-and-out machine. The 49er defense had something to do with that, stuffing RB Todd Gurley the entire game — a feat not many could foresee — but Rams’ QB Case Keenum was extremely helpful, too, making a strong case for “why is this turkey still in the league” honors.

The Rams’ supposedly dominant defense did not answer the call of duty until the third quarter, when it stuffed the 49ers. The Rams’ offense refused to contribute, though, and when the fourth quarter started with three big plays by Jeremy Kerley, Quinton Patton, and Vance McDonald which resulted in a TD and a 21-0 lead, this game was over and the Rams defense knew it.

Kerley, a recent acquisition from the Detroit left overs, was the star of the evening for the Niners with 7 catches for 61 yards. Carlos Hyde contributed 88 yards on the ground, making the offense a well-rounded effort.

This was the sixth straight season opening victory for the 49ers. Three of those were followed by a lot more victories and three of them were followed by a lot of defeats. So it’s probably premature to haul out the Super Bowl or Bust bandwagon.

The Rams, like Minnesota last year, did not look like a team prepared for action. Even worse, they did not look like a team ready to bust out of their self-described “7-9 bullshit.” Next week, they play Seattle at home, and another NFC West defeat could sink the Rams before they even get number one draft pick Jared Goff suited up on game day.

Next week, the Niners travel to North Carolina for a game against last year’s NFC best team the Panthers, led by QB Cam Newton, who is not in the same stratosphere as the Rams’ Keenum. Should the 49ers be competitive in this game, the year might not be quite so long and painful as it was expected to be. Should they actually win that game, the Bay Area would experience a “Whoa, Nelly!” moment.

OTOH, a loss similar to last year’s rout by the Steelers would empty out the prime seats at Levi’s stadium as quick as a Chip Kelly offense.




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63 comments on “49ers 28, Rams 0
  1. Phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    Loved the D, great job on making Gurley look sorta girly. That was a dominant performance we haven’t seen in awhile. 47 yards for him a vast improvement over last year’s 133. Our twin Ducks, Blair, Dial, Bowman et al shut that RB down and put the game in the shaky hands of Keenum and the rookie OC. Creative blitzing from O’Neil kept Keenum off balance or on his back. Next week against CAR will be a different story but I expect our run D to be effective. Newton is a beast that Keenum never will be so our pass D will get a tougher test. Ward, Brock, Reid played very well in new D schemes.

    Looks like our OL and RB Hyde will be highly rated this year injuries permitting. Kelly’s O is known for a good running game. And Gabbert got 4 first downs with his legs to keep us moving in the first half. He did enough to have us go 4/4 in the RZ.

    Let’s keep it up

  2. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Good win and solid effort by defense.
    I was thinking the same thing as Skeebs that the Niners are heading into a hornet’s nest in Carolina. Thery will face a motivated and pissed off team who doesn’t want to fall to 0-2.
    Same dynamics as last year’s game against the Steelers.
    This will be a real test.

  3. Grumpy GuyNo Gravatar says:

    Defense looked solid. Yes it was Case Keenum, and no it won’t be that way all season, but it gives hope for the future. Hard to say about the offense. The Rams laid down like the Lambs of old in this one. The next two road games will probably be less pleasant.

  4. winderNo Gravatar says:

    It was a fun game to watch and if the Rams play like that all year we are not cellar dwellers. What a great way to issue in the L.A Rams. You know not much was really expected so I’m not gonna worry about any upcoming games. We just gotta take em as they come and see what happens.

  5. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    From rams land:

    Jeff Fisher, Dave McGinnis, Mike Singeltary and Gregg Williams all have head coaching experience in the NFL. Between them, they have 31 years of Head Coaching Experience.

    They have six winning seasons between all four of them.

  6. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    If I was Stan Kroenke, I’d hold off on that Fisher contract extension. Don’t want to lose the L.A. market before you even unpack your bags.

  7. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Deja vu. They have a lot of talent. We did not last year.

    Fisherball may have seen it’s last days. Every year it is the same. When is the plug pulled.

  8. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Reality check that Niners are between a 13 to 14 point underdog to Carolina next Sunday among the Vega$ sports books.

  9. Phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    Can anyone explain why the NFL prohibits special cleats memorializing 9/11 or decals supporting the murdered Dallas police officers? They say it is tampering with the uniform but are happy to add pink color trim to support breast cancer awareness so this is clearly a selective policy. Why not support 9/11 victims or the police especially in light of Johnnie’s protest of police violence?

    I do not understand this. Can anyone explain? Does the NFL really support the BLM and not our police? Does the NFL support Islamic terrorists but not their victims? Maybe the NFL is as dumb as some on here say it is. No wonder many have quit on pro football

  10. winderNo Gravatar says:

    Hell in a handbasket.

  11. Phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    I had been trying to post the above comment since last blog post of Skeebs but it wouldn’t go through until I deleted a certain word (The one following Johnnie “J—“). Curious.

    Now back to our regular programming.

    Yeah Niners will have their hands full this Sunday against CAR and their chippy QB. I read he was mouthing off after every play against DEN and that was when the hits started on him. But people want to say “He gets treated differently”. Maybe he should shut the F up. Naw never happen with this diva. So we should expect a full display of inflated ego, mockery and taunting out of this spoiled brat. Yeah he’s a talented spoiled brat at QB but one with the flaw of an enormously entitled ego. I expect our D will be looking to help Mr Newton learn a little humility…

  12. Phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    “Hell in a handbasket”.

    Would that be a ‘basket of deplorables’? I’m just asking lol.

    True I haven’t paid much attention to the policies of the NFL but now it has my attention as politics has steadily invaded our sporting realm. Sad!

    After three years of office politics destroying our favorite team I’m now starting to notice what the League is doing. I realize I’m behind the curve on this but over here it’s not a noticeable issue.

  13. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Basically comes down to First Amendment Rights and NFL Policy I guess Phil.
    They can control the uniform codes as they see fit.
    I posted similar concerns leading up to the opening games on Sunday.
    Both OBJ and Cruz were set to wear Patriotic cleats.
    Didn’t see anything regarding whether they did or, if so, whether any fines were made.

  14. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Looks as though they didn’t assess any fines to TN LB Avery Williamson at least –

    http://tinyurl.com/j8r7vgv

  15. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Reminds me of the Frank Gore ‘socks’ fine –
    Guy was nothing but a Pro’s Pro so he was an easy mark at the time apparently –
    The Goodell NFL is an absolute joke.

    http://tinyurl.com/au3x24q

  16. Phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    Don’t get me started on the refs NJ…ugh. It seems if there is any way they can rig the calls to make it a close game- they will. See = CAR vs DEN which adequately set the tone for the referring this season. Sigh…

  17. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Same here Phil – The NFL’s last position of control is the Officiating.
    I’ve called a corrupt system for years.
    To hear the League complain about the cost of additional camera angles is a joke.
    They make money with the ‘Rules’ they employ.
    Officiating is seen as a necessary ingredient to protect the ‘integrity’ of the game.
    I see it as way for them to control the outcome or, protecting the Vegas Line.

  18. Phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    I’ve come to agree with that too NJ, the gambling angle. The NFL must be mirroring the corruption in politics, business, religion so prevalent today. It’s rigged, the fix is in. The only way to beat the system is to have such a strong, dominant team that the fix itself is defeated. Otherwise we are merely tools of the powers that be and their will be done. UGH

  19. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    We’re supposed to buy the Dean Blandino Control Tower angle from NYC I guess?
    The same Blandino photographed as a participant on the Jerruh Jones Party Bus? Yep, same one.
    Same Officiating that totally rigged the outcome of the Wildcard Playoff game against Detroit too.
    Be prepared for the League to over-compensate for Cam this weekend against our boys.
    A little pay-back at our expense is something I’m prepared for anyway.
    Especially if it’s close enough to influence.
    They’ve had all sorts of time to rest up, while we’ll be traveling on about half the time they’ve had.
    See where it goes soon enough.

  20. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    All about the process of control for the The Billionaire Boys Club and their hired ‘insider’ Herr Goodell.
    Look what he did to Brady.
    He’s been given too much control.
    I agree with Mark Cuban’s assessment.
    Pigs get fat.
    Hogs get slaughtered.

    They can’t seem to get enough. Greed never does.

  21. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    I see these Officiating Crews as goon squads for the League.
    They have no incentive to improve it.
    Additional cameras would provide less ‘wiggle room’ for them.
    HDTV exposed them for what they are. Blind.
    Need to maintain control in Roger’s World.

  22. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Better to hire the scabs awhile back, as a way to really blacken the waters I guess.
    Worked for Seattle over GB didn’t it?
    What did they call it? Fail Mary?
    Then we’d all clamor for the status quo.
    Please! Give us back the other guys who sucked less?
    What a racket.

  23. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    I’d love for some Tech genius to hack the communications between Blandino and some Ref under the hood just to hear the rhetoric being exchanged.
    The perfect real life scenario to expose the ‘Man behind the curtain’ in Wizard of Oz terms.

  24. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    NJ

    You seem to forget the Packer loss to the Seahags was officiated by replacement officials.
    I have always maintained that officiating is a very difficult job
    and for the most part they get it right.

    Things just balance out in the long run. I ac never forget the 1983 NFC Championship Game against the Redskins.

    “The 49ers had just tied the score at 21-21 with 6 minutes 52 seconds remaining. The Redskins returned the ensuing kickoff to their 14-yard line and moved upfield. A 27-yard pass-interference penalty against Eric Wright gave them a first down on the 49ers’ 18.

    Three plays later, on third and 5 from the 13, the Redskins lined up with Art Monk on the outside and Charlie Brown in the slot. Joe Theismann passed incomplete to Monk, but there was a penalty flag on the play.

    ”Charlie Brown was just jogging,” Lott recalled, ”and I was jogging with him. The next thing I knew, a flag hit me in the back. I knew it wasn’t interference because he wasn’t throwing to Charlie and I knew I wasn’t holding. The referee said I was holding.

    ”From the way I jammed Charlie, maybe it looked like I was holding. After I jammed him, he just leaned on me and didn’t run his route. I don’t know if it was my great jam or his lean, but whatever it was it gave them a first down.”

    Four plays later, Mark Moseley of the Redskins kicked a 25-yard field goal, and the Redskins led. And 40 seconds later, the game was over.

    ”It was the low point of my life,” said Lott, normally a happy person. ”I blamed myself at the time, because while I thought the call was unfair, it was still on me. I could sit here all day and say it was the referee’s fault, but I don’t like to point my finger at other people.

    ”It took me a week or two to get over it. Then I realized there will be another game, another time. And now there’s another game.”

    Balance that with 2013 NFCCG with the Falcons where Bowman broke up a pass on 4th down defending Roddy White.
    This from what Navarro told Jim Trotter
    “make of it what u will, but bowman told me he indeed held white on the 4th-down play, or as he said, “there was some pulling and tugging.”
    ===
    Two calls made 30 years apart, one kept the Niners out of a Super Bowl and

    Have to say it depends what team you’re rooting for that influences whether you thought your team got hosed.

    If I thought these games were “rigged” like WWE I’d simply stop watching.

    If you think the Cowgirls under Jones have the officiating in their pockets you just need to talk to Dez Bryant and count the times the Cowgirls have been in the Super Bowl in the last 21 years would give you a zero.

  25. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Need some coffee

    this should read

    Two calls made 30 years apart, one kept the Niners out of a Super Bowl and one non call got them in.

  26. Phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    Even spitwad agreed with this = The refs called the CAR-DEN game in favor of giving Carolina a chance to win it in the end with a field goal. True there were a few non-calls on dubious hits on Cam but my theory that the refs call as many games as possible to be close, exciting endings was validated. NJ said there may be an additional motivation = ‘adjusting’ the score to cover the spread. I recall Walsh complaining about the influence of Las Vegas in setting the odds for games. Does anyone remember this? He was quite incensed but more at the gamblers than the refs.

  27. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Broncos safety Darian Stewart has been fined $18,231 and LB Brandon Marshall $24,309 for their “dubious” helmet to helmet hits on Newton last week.

  28. winderNo Gravatar says:

    bullit- Ever since that ’83 game I knew the fix was in. I still haven’t gotten over it yet either. That ring should be ours. All a fan can hope for is that the refs want your team to win.

  29. winderNo Gravatar says:

    phil- I really don’t know what ‘hell in a handbasket’ really means. My dad used to say it. I always thought it was an easy method of moving some pretty bad stuff.

  30. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Booyah! Shades of Jimmie “hat” Raye.

    http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2016/09/14/49ers-say-they-knew-what-was-coming-from-rams-offense/

    Where did Borhas come from. Seems Fish has a reputation and cannot find competent OC’s that want to work with him.

  31. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Why post this. Both Bears OT’s Suck in pass pro. Can a 2nd for AD happen to protect the Cutler investment.

    http://www.windycitygridiron.com/2016/9/14/12905008/chicago-bears-sackwatch-2016-week-1-vs-houston-texans-xs-os-playbook-breakdown

  32. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    http://insidethepylon.com/nfl/front-office/2016/09/13/offensive-line-values-the-blind-spot-in-blindside-protection/

    Charles Leno Jr., Chicago Bears

    The Bears undoubtedly envy their division rival’s success over the past decade or two, and they’ve decided to emulate the Packers with a late-round left tackle of their own. Leno is an undersized tackle – stop me if you’ve heard this before – at 6’4”, but he does boast above-average arm length at 34 ⅜ inches. Chicago plugged in the seventh-round rookie when veteran Jermon Bushrod missed time with a concussion and shoulder injury early in the 2015 season, and the 24-year-old ended up starting 14 games. He didn’t necessarily play well – Bleacher Report ranked him the #32 left tackle, and PFF sizes up Chicago’s offensive line as third-worst entering the season – but his cost-controlled deal lets the Bears invest elsewhere, such as on right tackle Bobby Massie and the recently-inked guard Sitton.

    Michael Oher, Carolina Panthers

    The Panthers bought low on Oher, whose career was on life support after the Tennessee Titans cut him one injury-plagued season into a four-year contract. The 6’5”, 309-pounder played on the right side in his one year in Nashville and his final seasons with the Baltimore Ravens, but shifted back to the blind side to replace Byron Bell in Carolina. Oher is in the final season of a two-year, $7M deal and recently signed a three-year, $21.6M extension to keep him in black and blue through 2019.

  33. winderNo Gravatar says:

    Dude- No one cares about the Bears.

  34. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Winder, go back to mingling with the left wing sheep. Big opening for a trade. The reason for the post, that simple.

  35. Phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    So there is ‘justice’ = what the refs don’t call the league sometimes will address? Fine with me. And in keeping with the publicity sensitive nature of the league office when Daddy of Cam complains that Cam gets treated differently than other players the league will act. Which is what happened. Shades of LeBron vs the Dubs.

    Cam is a spoiled brat who ran his mouth all game is what I heard. Good he got hammered if true.

  36. winderNo Gravatar says:

    Lol, only in your mind dude.

  37. Phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    “Handbasket”. Not sure how you get to Hell in a handbasket either Winder. It’s a funny expression, no? Agree with your interpretation = an easy way for bad things to happen. Like the pussification of the NFL, ie, pandering to BLM violent racist types for example.

  38. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Conspiracy theories aside you would think that Goodell would lay off the Pats because Kraft was one of Goodells biggest supporters until the lastb few years when they have finally suspended Brady after 2 years taking away a quarter of his season.

    One thing they should institute but haven’t is to review all personal fouls simply because of the impact on games because there are often times penalties on both sides that the zebras miss. They always catch the guy retaliating and not the guy that instigated it.

  39. Phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    Was it a ‘conspiracy theory’ when Walsh bitched about Vegas placing low odds on the Niners winning games? Yes? Or No? Why did he do that apart from disliking the lack of respect from the gamblers? You tell me…

  40. Phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    Big money corrupting sports, business, religion, politics, elections is not a theory. It is a well documented fact despite the “theory” lol that this does not exist in the NFL. Sorry kool-aid is not on my diet.

  41. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Bullit the point I attempted to make is simple.
    For all the ‘integrity’ emphasized on League endeavors, Officiating is treated like an afterthought.
    If integrity was so important, they’d get younger, perhaps healthier Officials and, employ them in a non-League affiliated manner on a full time basis.
    They invite ineptitude by making it a part time, 2nd career option, for guys that don’t make it their primary livelihood.

    HDTV exposed their flaws. Granted, tough game to see with the naked eye and all but, you can’t allow situations like Blandino or anyone else, being exposed to conflicts of interest while crowing about integrity.
    They should be separate entities entirely.
    The League has too much influence on the product they’re attempting to sell as fair competition.

    Additional cameras would clear up those limitations of the naked eye judgement calls that often turn games.
    Constant rules changes, IMO, allow for speculation of collusion as well.
    Sure, CTE and other associated head injuries are important matters but, allowing cheap shots to sway a game isn’t an option either.

    Handing out fines after the fact is chickensh!t politics.
    Same as an apology for missing a call that cost 1 team a W.
    It serves as ammunition to question what integrity actual means.

  42. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    You can look at scheduling as another’thumb on the scales’ as well.
    Too many ways by which the League can put one team, or another, in a favorable situation to alter the balance of ‘fair competition’.
    It’s all about the balance of power and, who has the upper hand.

  43. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Phil, maybe I wasn’t paying attention but I really don’t remember Walsh complaining on the Vega$ odds. Can you refresh my memory? Generally a head coach is prohibited from talking about gambling odds but hey prove me wrong and help jog my memory.
    Would think that would’ve been great for all Niner fans to make more money if they believed in the team.
    If I saw that the oddsmakers put my team which was Super Bowl caliber at say 12-1, there would be money to be made.

  44. Phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    So NJ you are sayin’ it’s NOT all just conspiracy theories? Is there any individual or group who is not trying to get an advantage for themselves? Okay maybe Saint Theresa.

    Old geezer refs, inadequate replays/poor technology, manipulated scheduling- and these are just problems on the field not theories. There are many more NFL related issues too that the league is happy to manipulate. Kool-aide off. Even tho these affect the purity of this sport.

  45. Phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    Bullit are you saying money/gamblers do not influence the outcome of some games?

  46. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    It’s just a host of issues for me Phil.
    Too many questions involving the coziness of Ownership and the Commissioner.
    Don’t stand on the Shield and cry for integrity when so much is open to scrutiny, regarding the manipulations applied through Officiating.

    Hey, it’s entertainment after all, with lots of revenue involved, especially from gambling interests.
    Call it what it is.
    A Cash Cow wrapped in a cloak called Sports competition.
    The ‘conspiracy’ might simply be defined as conflicts of interest.

  47. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    The WWE is loosely defined as a Sport too I suppose?

  48. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Phil

    Show me concrete evidence and I’ll stop watching.
    Perhaps I’m naïve to believe officiating involves opinions and judgement and officials in all sports make mistakes.

    Ifd you know the fix is in and it’s predetermined who’s going to win then why bother watching?

    If you have no concrete proof then you start sounding like a Raiduh fan who thinks everything is stacked against their team and still they have won 3 Super Bowls.

  49. Phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    Got a good laugh from reading Blog X whose owner spent several paragraphs defending pink trim on NFL unis because of…income? Didn’t follow too closely as the other half of the issue I raised = cleats memorializing 9/11 being dissed and threatened by NFL office- was not addressed by Dear Leader. Sadly he is in agreement with the NFL office looks like. No money in Patriotism I guess??

    Pitiful

  50. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    We watch for what is perceived to be fair competition Bullit.
    Can’t stand seeing a good game turned into a mixed bag of Official misconduct.
    Yes, they’re human and all.
    But, to be fair, fines or apologies after the fact, do nothing but call the integrity issues into question.
    Go back to OBJ and Josh Norman last year.
    No room in the game for that sort of conduct to continue, play after play, without someone applying the appropriate officiating in real time.
    Too much room for interpretation from crew to crew.
    Cheapens the game IMO.

  51. Phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    Do you believe big money which corrupts elections, business, religion, politics has NO influence in sports? Yes or no? Have a nice rainbow then

  52. Phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    It’s sad NJ to see these obvious issues be unaddressed by the NFL. Yes it undermines trust that this is a level playing field we can believe is neutral. Instead many of us have justified cynicism that there are other agendas at work. I assume the league doesn’t give a shit because of other benefits to them like slightly lower costs, controlling the outcome/narratives, and of course huge gambling payoffs.

    It is a truism that power corrupts and the NFL is no exception

  53. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    I laugh at the notion that adding extra cameras is too costly Phil.
    Either you want to eliminate mistakes or, you simply look for an excuse not to.
    With all the money this game generates, extra cameras being too expensive is about as ludicrous an argument as they can make.
    Simply invites guys like me to ask WTF is the REAL reason not to get it right?
    The ‘cynics line’ is getting longer by the season with Goodell it seems.

  54. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Big money owns all sports as in the NFL it takes a net worth of a billion dollars to own a franchise.
    So yes big money has an influence but I do believe that it’s an even playing field for the most part.

    If anyone believes it’s fixed from the very beginning then why bother watching?

  55. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    That’s a question many people are asking these days Bullit.
    If the product being advertised isn’t holding up to scrutiny, something has to give eventually.
    Hence the reason for a guy like Mark Cuban to suggest the ‘pigs get fat, hogs get slaughtered’ cliché.
    Sooner or later fans will question whether it’s a level playing field or some contrived entertainment like the WWE.

  56. Phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    Why watch a fixed game, that’s a good question. As Winder said elsewhere “To see if the refs will favor your team”. Lol. I applaud the cynicism right there. But seriously the best way to beat the rigged system is to build such a strong team that wins so convincingly so consistently that the refs/outside money can not rig the outcome convincingly. Think 1984 Niners and others. But even the “invincible” Panthers got outplayed and outsmarted last SB so there are no guarantees in just being strong.

    I watch to see if we are good enough, strong enough to win it all this year despite to refs. Most times the answer is NO so every victory should be relished even with a flawed team. And weaknesses should not be ignored based on hope as we saw many do last year.

  57. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    In the Goodell NFL, Parity = Parody.

  58. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    New post is up.

2017 Schedule
Sept. 10: vs. Carolina, 1:25 p.m.
Sept. 17: at Seattle, 1:25 p.m.
Sept. 21: vs. L.A. Rams, 5:25 p.m.
Oct. 1: at Arizona, 1:05 p.m.
Oct. 8: at Indianapolis, 10 a.m.
Oct. 15: at Washington, 10 a.m.
Oct. 22: vs. Dallas, 1:05 p.m.
Oct. 29: at Philadelphia, 10 a.m.
Nov. 5: vs. Arizona, 1:05 p.m.
Nov. 12: vs. N.Y. Giants, 1:25 p.m.
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
 
2016 Prognostications
Closest To The Pin
  Grumpy: 3-13
  Spitblood: 3-13
  Winder: 3-13
Bakkentom: 0-16
Bullit: 5-11
Chuck: 8-8, 7-9, 9-7, 10-6
Mr Fletch: 4-12
NJ49er: 5-11
Phil Fan: 4-12
Rob: 9-7
RTFirefly: 7-9
Skeebers: 6-10

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