Chiefs 38, 49ers 27

The 49ers season swirled down the toilet Sunday afternoon against the Kansas City Chiefs when late in the game QB Jimmy Garoppolo recklessly went for a couple more yards instead of stepping out of bounds. As he planted his left leg to propel himself forward into the brick wall that awaited him, his ACL shredded and he’s now out for the season.

Nothing against CJ Beathard, who’s a tough, likable kid, but the team’s playoff hopes have just gone from faint to ain’t. The Niners are a mediocre team that needed a QB who could lift them up and beyond their collective mehness, and Beathard is not currently a guy who can do that. Especially with two of the team’s three stars on offense — Garoppolo and RB Jerick McKinnon — now sitting out the season with ACL injuries.

At the start of the year, the Niners had a decent starting group and really bad depth, in the secondary and the O-line, especially. That lack of depth was painfully on display Sunday. At one point, the entire starting secondary was out of action while the Chiefs scored 35 points in the first half, not punting even once. Five drives, five TDs. 35-10 at the half and game over. A 17-3 second half edge by the 49ers made the final score respectable, but not much more.

The O-line gave up another four sacks and the team piled up 14 penalties for 147 yards. Both stats contributed handsomely to the butt-kicking, with first round pick RT Mike McGlinchey giving up back to back sacks on the Niners’ final drive.

Bad luck seems to have a gila monster grip on the franchise these days. Or maybe it’s karma. The team hasn’t had a winning season since Jim Harbaugh was run out of town and it doesn’t look like that will change now this year, either.

Elsewhere, it was another wacky weekend in the NFL:

  • Lions 26-10 over the Patriots
  • Redskins 31-17 over the Packers
  • Bills 27-6 over the Vikings

Things should begin to settle down beginning next week, as the good teams get serious and the bad teams get exposed. It doesn’t look like the 49ers will be on the former side of that future.

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15 comments on “Chiefs 38, 49ers 27
  1. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Talk radio has a suggestion that they trade a 7th round pick for 3rd string QB RG3 on the Ravens.

    This would be a desperate attempt to salvage the season unless Lynch/Shanahan thinks they can win with Beathard.

    Could this be the curse of Jim Harbaugh?

  2. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    The Niners are 9 point underdogs against the Bolts this week.
    Jimmy G was worth 5 pts in the spread? Chargers are also 1-2
    and have the worst home field advantage in the league.
    Vega$ odds for winning Super Bowl went from 60-1 to 200-1

  3. winderNo Gravatar says:

    If it wasn’t for bad luck we would have no luck at all. I like CJ but he just doesn’t have the IT factor. Given our porous OLine he will probably be the next casualty.

  4. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    If you want to look at the bright side (if there is such a thing)…

    It looked for a moment yesterday that the Niner had lost Breida and Foster to injury.

    The call on Juszczyk for a offensive PI was fiction and should have been defensive holding

  5. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    “Richard Sherman will be out 2-3 weeks with a calf strain, after his MRI.”

  6. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Kind of a wimpy injury, IMOH.

  7. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    “Reuben Foster had six missed tackles, according to @PFF, after missing just 10 tackles all of last season.”

    I guess he spent too much time at the beach during his two week suspension.

  8. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Niners are bring in Tom Savage ex QB for Texans for a workout.

    It also has been suggested that they try signing Breshaun Breeland ex Redskin who would help the secondary.

    Seems more than likely that Jimmy Ward and Armstead are not deserving to be re-signed. Armstead is doing his Brooks impersonation jumping offsides twice in a game. Ward is not a corner and not a safety. Another wasted Baalke pick.

  9. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Here is the list of veteran QBs mentioned by Shanahan ay his presser

    “The group of quarterbacks expected to work out for the 49ers includes veteran free-agents Kellen Clemens, T.J. Yates and Tom Savage. Shanahan said the team has also reached out to Matt Moore but he said he was not sure if Moore would attend the workout.”

    Shanahan also shot down any notion of Kap returning both from a scheme standpoint and also for the drama and distractions that Kap would bring.

  10. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Holy Crap! If you’re watching MNF you won’t believe this play from
    Vance McDonald

    Very Gronk like fierce TD run

  11. winderNo Gravatar says:

    Since expectations are a non-factor like last year we can only hope to see some competitive football. We will also be able to evaluate our players with a little more scrutiny. Other organizations had all off-season to figure out how to attack us and it looks like they did a fairly good job of it. The Glow of last year is definitely gone.

  12. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    In for workouts today per Kaplan

    “#49ers worked out several players including QBs Kyle Allen, Kellen Clemens, Matt Simms, Tom Savage, T.J. Yates, Landry Jones, E.J. Manuel and Ss Kelcie McCray and Eddie Pleasant.”

    Nobody signed so far

  13. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    The Rams will be without their starting CBs against the Vikes tomorrow. Aqib Talib has been placed on IR and Marcus Peters is doubtful with a calf injury (Sherman???) Should be interesting

  14. 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