Two Steps Forward & …. ???

When the season began, 49er fans had fairly low expectations for the team’s success this year. The focus was mainly on seeing an improved offense and a team that looked better and better as the year played out. St. Louis and Arizona were expected to battle for the division title, with the Seahawks and 49ers duking it out in the basement.

Four games into the season, those perceptions have been turned on their heads. The Rams are in the basement, the Seahawks and Cardinals are staggering in the middle, and the 49ers are sitting atop the division. In order to maintain this pretty picture, the 49ers need to beat the Tampa Bay Bucs Sunday at Candlestick.

The perception of this game has also changed from the beginning of the season. Most viewed this game on the schedule as a loss. After the stunning victory over the Eagles last week, this game is now seen as very winnable.

If the 49ers are up to the task this weekend, they will have accomplished the improbable feat of beating teams from the AFC North, NFC East, and NFC South in consecutive weeks. Not too shabby for a team few figured would be competitive this year.

The game itself will probably be a blue collar brawl between two teams that like to grind their way to victory. The scenario for this game is much the same as last year. The 49er were coming off two straight victories then, both last minute thrillers, and were expected to beat the Bucs and get back into the NFC division race. Instead, the 49ers were methodically crushed 21-0, the first home shut out loss since 1977, and the air went out of the 49er balloon but good.

The big queston for this game is whether the 49ers are for real or are just a team with some fluky success which will be exposed by the methodical, mano a mano Bucs. With the Bucs, you know what you’re getting — a team that plays hard for 60 minutes and doesn’t beat itself. The 49ers have yet to form a discernible image. They remain a work in progress.

The 2011 picture looks quite rosy for the 49ers now, but a loss to the Bucs would just about guarantee a loss again next week against the Lions, and the team would stagger into the Bye week with a 3-3 record. That might be good enough to hold a tenous lead in the NFC West, but it wouldn’t be good enough to get real excited about the team’s chances this year for excellence, or even a trip to the playoffs.

Right now, 49er fans are riding high on the “I can’t believe we beat the Eagles” cloud. You can be sure that happy cloud will dissipate in a hurry if the team lays an egg against the Bucs. Simply put, the 49ers should win this game. They are at home, the Bucs played a Monday Night game and are travelling cross country on a short week. The Bucs are a good team, but by no means a great team. There’s no excuse for the 49ers to lose.

So, four games into the season, and we’ve gone from passive interest to demanding a win. That’s progress and that’s the burden of expectations the 49ers have to assume and fulfill. Do they have it in them? We shall see Sunday.

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  1. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    I’m not expecting anything vesuvian this week, just a win. The way I see it, a win counts as one on the left side column whether by one or one hundred points.

  2. winderNo Gravatar says:

    Yeah, the Niners of recent years could rarely put a string of good games together. Lets hope that trend has changed.

  3. unca chuckNo Gravatar says:

    I don’t understand the love for the Bucs. They were flat awful on Monday night at home. They had somewhere inthe range of 12 holding penalties. They should have been down 21 points in the 2nd quarter. They couldn’t do anything offensively against a team decimated by injuries.
    I hope we DON’T try to grind it out with them. Get on top early, and then blitz the shit out of them. These are the kinds of games that the old regime would completely furk up becasue they THOUGHT they could grind it out. TB came out and got on top of the Niners and coasted behind their run game the rest of the day.
    This should be OUR strategy this time around. I don’t want Harbaugh to fall into the traps that Nolantary did. And that is to try and keep shit close until the end. THe 49ers need to come out showing 3-4 WR sets, and being aggressive. Don’t wait til you are down by 20 to get things going. It drove me muts when Singletary would do this repeatedly.
    For once, come out and try to catch a team flat-footed and hit ’em for 14 points before they can even catch their breath.

  4. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    I doubt whether any comparisons from Harbaugh to Singletary are even worth voicing, Chuck. Except to measure the light years difference between them.

  5. unca chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Well, I’ll believe it when I see it, Skeebs. If the Niners come out playing conservative, I won’t be very happy. Unless it works, of course. The problem being, I don’t think it will. Teams aren’t exactly changing their style of how they play us defensively. At leas not in the outset.

  6. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    They’ve got to be thinking twice about blitzing us now. That worked pretty well in the past, but Smith is feasting on it this year.

  7. Del Mar DennisNo Gravatar says:

    Smith couldn’t feast on a Thanksgiving turkey if you handed him a knife and fork.

  8. unca chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Yeah and that Tony Romo, what a guy! Cooley was right . . .

  9. unca chuckNo Gravatar says:

    He couldn’t win a game with a 24 point lead.

  10. Del Mar DennisNo Gravatar says:

    It’s because of Tony Romo that the Niners aren’t 4-0. How soon you forget.
    Your wife needs to hurry home and whip you back into shape. I can picture Chuck, home alone, practicing his “it’s good to be the king” line.

  11. unca chuckNo Gravatar says:

    It’s because of Tony Romo that Dallas isn’t 4-0 either. Tony given, Tony taketh away.

    Take a look at the QB leaders.

  12. winderNo Gravatar says:

    Fark Tony Romo.

  13. Grumpy GuyNo Gravatar says:

    To be fair to Romo, the whole Dallas team is the Tin Man squad. No heart. Perennially talented, but chokers at the end.

  14. winderNo Gravatar says:

    What I really want to know is how come my no-playin Yahoo insider league team can’t win a Gdamn game?

  15. Del Mar DennisNo Gravatar says:

    Dallas has a bye this week which of course means Tony Romo can’t start for my fantasy teams. I’m going through withdrawals. It’s worse than having the DTs.

  16. Del Mar DennisNo Gravatar says:

    Winder, have ya played Rob yet? He’ll fix ya right up. Rob’s fantasy medicine. πŸ˜€

  17. Del Mar DennisNo Gravatar says:

    I see you’re playing the Alien Coyotes this week. That’s like having a bye. Pat hasn’t been around since the season started. I hope he’s OK. I sent him an e-mail.

  18. winderNo Gravatar says:

    Hey rob, Where u at? lol.

  19. winderNo Gravatar says:

    Actually, me and rob have played and it was a good one 206 -207 something like that. I do believe I got him on that one but that’s in our espn league.

  20. winderNo Gravatar says:

    Anyway, I am really pulling for RJF this week. He is gonna have a hellova test with Blount. I really want to see Dobbs in action too, we just may have a real sleeper in him. Needless to say that this team is bringing more enjoyment to me than I have had with them in a long-long time.

  21. Del Mar DennisNo Gravatar says:

    Did he? He replied to my fantasy invite and re-signed to play again this year. His posts have stopped the same time the year started. That’s why I’m a little concerned. It’s one thing not to keep up with your fantasy team. It’s another thing to disappear from the blog(s) completely.

  22. unca chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Maybe Pat’s really DJLoo. He vanishes for months at a time.

  23. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    I’ve got a six pack of Lobotomy Bock! 10% ABV. It is a Southern German Dopplebock, whatever that is. It is getting cold now!

  24. unca chuckNo Gravatar says:

    What was the shit from Germany? EKU 28?
    28% alcohol? Nasty foul shit, but 2 of those . . .

  25. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    Whatever, I’m drinkng Widmer Bros Drifter Pale Ale while listening to unca talk out his ass. Nothing new. One thing is for sure, I drink and talk out my ass, unca always talks out his ass.

  26. Del Mar DennisNo Gravatar says:

    Hey, Berger. If I told you I was either — A) An Alex Smith fan or B) A lifelong Democrat. Never mind, that’s a fargin trick question. There is NO answer. Just have another drink and p/u the phone when I call you in a second…

  27. Del Mar DennisNo Gravatar says:

    I just made Berger laugh like he’s never done before.
    Why did I make him laugh? I told ’em Tony Romo is better than Alex Smith. Let the laughter ensure…
    Berger thinks I’m the funniest guy he’s ever met. I agree. I’m one funny mofo πŸ˜€

  28. Del Mar DennisNo Gravatar says:

    But I still love the big lug…
    But guess what? Tony Romo is still better. πŸ˜›

  29. Del Mar DennisNo Gravatar says:

    I have one question for my fellow Republican?
    Who’s gonna be our nominee this year?
    Something tells me I’ll be voting for Reagan again…

  30. Del Mar DennisNo Gravatar says:

    One last comment…hey, Rob! NASCAR is running in KC this week. Remember when Joe played in KC? Forget that shit. Give me a winning driver. I kinda like Biffle this week. And he just so happens to drive the #16 car. #16 in KC? Go Joe, Go Biff!

  31. Del Mar DennisNo Gravatar says:

    Shit. Joe wasn’t #16 in KC, that was Lenny Dawson’s number. Joe was #19. I don’t even think there’s a 19 car. Shit. I’m rolling with the #16. Go Greg Biffle!

  32. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    Del- I’m going to start getting involved soon. If I had to vote today it would be Cain. But that is so uneducated it is not worth even talking about.

  33. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    Obama has absolutely made me say I don’t care these days. I would not move out of the country if he gets elected. But if I see a trend, good-bye liberals, I’d rather find some pace to live with winners. It just makes more sense.

  34. robNo Gravatar says:

    don’t count this game as a sure win guys ! josh freeman is a tuff matchup problem for us !

  35. robNo Gravatar says:

    the bucs are not pretty or the most talented team , but they’re scrappy and look pretty damm good at times !

    i’m hoping the short week and west coast trip/start time get to em’ !

  36. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    rob- Sell some trees, I’m trying to call you.

  37. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Al Davis has died.

  38. bullitNo Gravatar says:


    your are correct story confirmed by ESPN

    Never liked his methods or team but I realize how important he was to Bay Area football and the NFL as an innovator and pioneer.

    Now I wonder how the Raiders will be run?

  39. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    How long should we wait before making any more jokes about Al? Is ten seconds too short?

  40. Del Mar DennisNo Gravatar says:

    Think of all the money the mortuary will save on embalming fluid.
    Al’s had his fill for the past ten years.

  41. Del Mar DennisNo Gravatar says:

    Skeebers, your ten seconds are now officially up.

  42. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    Maybe Mike Shanahan finally gets paid by the Raiders.

  43. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    He is no longer Undead Al.

  44. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Will the Davis family keep the team? If sold, are they going South again?
    Do you believe that famous people die in groupings of 3. Steve Jobs, Al Davis and ???

  45. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    Al had two of my favorite sayings. “Just win, baby” and “The quarterback has to go down and he has to go down hard”. Except he didn’t say hard, it was more like “haad”.

  46. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    bullit- Is Arnold the pig still alive? Maybe it is his time?

  47. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    β€œDuring this indescribably difficult time, let us all reflect upon what it means to be a Raider β€” let us all reflect upon how privileged we are to be Raiders β€” and let us all be Raiders.” – Amy Trask
    Bruhahahahahahaaaaaa! I guess she wants everybody to suck today.

  48. unca chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Well, the new Raider saying is, “Win one for the undead”

  49. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Things are going to change bigtime for the Raiduhs.
    No more wacky drafts and the need for speed.
    It’ll be interesting to see who becomes the face of the team.

  50. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    You know, from my 10:58post, I think Al said the QB “must” go down, not “has to” go down.

  51. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    bullit- RIP for your Longhorns. What happened?

  52. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    The face of the Raiders is going to be a moving van taking them back to LA.

  53. robNo Gravatar says:

    you know , even tho he was a raider (and hung around a little too long) al davis will be missed !
    too bad

  54. robNo Gravatar says:

    well maybe we should be sorry he won’t be the raiders GM anymore !

    maybe they won’t have as many awesomely bad draft picks like jamarcus russel and heyward bey (sp?)

  55. bullitNo Gravatar says:


    When you start inexperience at QB
    OU is loaded with seniors it’s called blowout. Their D scored 3 TDs. Stoops hates Texas. He kept Landry Jones in until the 6 min mark in the 4th. he was still throwing 80% of the time.
    Payback is a bitch cuz next year
    they’ll lose a lot of players including Landry Jones.
    Mack Brown put his faith in Garret Gilbert and got burned. Now Gilbert is transferring out.
    Next Year.

  56. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    It could be worse. My team, USC, is on probation.

  57. Del Mar DennisNo Gravatar says:

    Rob, please check both of your FF teams. You have about three byes in each, and Brandon Jacobs looks to be out for tomorrow. That’s the RB I traded to you.
    “Sorry about that chief.” πŸ˜€

  58. Del Mar DennisNo Gravatar says:

    No need for Berger to check his team. He just needs to keep these words in mind when we square off tomorrow: open + can = whoop ass.

  59. bullitNo Gravatar says:


    I hate Lane Kiffin. He’s a scumbag just like Pete Carroll.
    No class the way Kiffin left Tennessee. He basically screwed them and left town like a carpetbagger.

  60. Del Mar DennisNo Gravatar says:

    That press conference that Al Davis held when he fired Kiffin was a doozy. He was using that overhead projector like he was teaching high school calculus. Al opened a can of whoop ass on Lane that day. That’s for sure.

  61. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    One thing Al Davis did which is disagree is when he fired someone he made it personal. After he was done with his coach he wouldn’t pay him what he was owed and he would air the dirty laundry in public. It started with Shanahan
    and when it happened it might have been a sign he should let younger men do the job with his advice. He couldn’t let go up to the end.

  62. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    OOPS! Meant to say what I disagree with in first sentence.

  63. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Call me Kooky but….
    I’m thinking along the lines of ‘Weekend at Bernies’ for Al Davis.
    He should at least be around for the Home Games no?
    R.I.P. Al

  64. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    They could still wheel him into the booth. He would look the same as ever. The only difference would be that he would be Dead Al instead of Undead Al! Well, I guess one other difference is he could no longer phone the coach on the sideline to demand certain play calling.

  65. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    bullit- Let us see how Kiffen recruits D-linemen. Then I’ll tell you if I like him.
    One thing about Texas, they destroyed, or are destroying, their conference with their network. Greed, greed, greed. They should go Independent if they want to do that shit.

  66. Del Mar DennisNo Gravatar says:

    Berger, Phil Fan posted this link over at Chuck’s. I thought you’d get a kick out of it. It seems it pays to be “right” in the NFL.

  67. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Something else I’m beginning to lean towards is the thought of going after QB Josh Johnson in FA next year.
    Totally forgot he’s a FA after this Season. Seeing as we don’t suck enough for Luck right now, he could be a viable answer and, fits CK’s style of play very well.
    Hoping as we are, to continue on our winning ways right now, having a later Rd pick is inevitable.
    Grabbing another OLB a S and maybe CB would be needed commodities as well.

  68. bullitNo Gravatar says:


    When Harbaugh says he’s like a son to him then it seems likely.
    Tolzein is intriguing. From what little I have seen he has natural QB instincts like being able to feel the rush, things that can’t be taught.
    It all depends how this season plays out. If we make the playoffs I can see them signing Alex Smith to at least a 3 year deal and we’re married to him again. Harbaugh will have to figure out if Smith can take us further than the first round playoff.
    If not cut your ties and look elsewhere as that’s his ceiling and that’s not good enough.

  69. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Game Day and my prediction
    Niners win 23-13 as D saves day again.

  70. bullitNo Gravatar says:


    So far the Longhorn Network is a clusterph+ck because 98% of major carriers Direct TV, Comcast and Dish have not signed on.
    Games that were on Pay per View are no longer available.
    I have seen the content on You Tube and it is fabulous if you are a Horns fan.
    No access now is frustrating and maddening.

  71. robNo Gravatar says:

    gameday !

  72. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    bullit- I have no problem with UT having a network, but I don’t think it works in a conference environment. The Pac-12 rejected the 4 team package of TT,UT, OU and OSU because of the Longhorn Network. Just my opinion, I think the Pac-12 was wise.

  73. Del Mar DennisNo Gravatar says:

    Bullit is talking a 3-year extension for Alex Smith. You really know how to ruin a guy’s Sunday morning. I just poured my coffee down the drain and started with the hard stuff. Thank you for contributing to my demise.

  74. bullitNo Gravatar says:


    THe reality is IF the 49er go to the playoffs and how far they get will determine if you know ho gets a new contract and comes back. That’s the elephant in the room. If Harbaugh thinks Smith is Steve Deberg then he’ll go in a different direction.
    Still a long ways to go.

    Here’s a stupid joke to put a grin on your mug.

    Hear how much the pirate was selling his corn for?

    a buck an ear.

    Aargh! Shiver me timbers! Buccaneers walk the plank today to Davy Jones Locker. It’s Fleet Week afterall!

  75. robNo Gravatar says:

    bad news tukuafu is hurt and out for the year !

    hope he can come back next year !

  76. robNo Gravatar says:

    BULLIT ” how far they get will determine if you know ho gets a new contract ”
    WOW ! you da man ! you even got your ho’s under contract !


  77. robNo Gravatar says:

    my joke was why is the tampa payroll so low ?

    they only pay em two dollars !

    they’re a buc-an-ear !

  78. robNo Gravatar says:

    get it ? they cost one dollar per ear !

    GROAN !

    DEL i say we sign smith to a lifetime contract !

  79. Del Mar DennisNo Gravatar says:

    Rob, go check your FF teams. You got a bunch of players with byes.
    I’ll give you a lifetime contract alright.

  80. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    That is why I’ve called them the expensive corn from time to time. A buck an ear.

  81. robNo Gravatar says:

    more bad news b edawrds is still out ! dammit ! when do we get him back ? imo he would be a big help to our passing attack !

    i saw that !

  82. Del Mar DennisNo Gravatar says:

    Rob, I told ya. Edwards won’t be back until after the bye vs the Browns.

  83. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    AZ down 28-0 in the first quarter! Yegads!

  84. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Kolb with an int and a fumble.

  85. Del Mar DennisNo Gravatar says:

    Kolb literally has butter fingers. He’s lost at least one fumble in each and every game this year. Of course he’s my b/u fantasy QB. These damn bye weeks are killers. I need Tony Romo back.
    Hey, check out old Curtis Peter Paul and Mary painter. Not too shabby. But we drafted Nate Davis instead. Where is he today? Odds are a picture of a giraffe and a burnt sienna Crayola are present.

  86. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Niners need to take care of business at their end first.
    It would be so sweet if at the end of the day they had a three game cushion although Seattle is not cooperating at this point.

    How many of you guys have NFL Red Zone? It’s a beautiful thing being able to see all the game’s scoring plays usually as they happen.

  87. Del Mar DennisNo Gravatar says:

    This is my 3rd yr with the NFL Red Zone. It’s a beautiful thing.

  88. Del Mar DennisNo Gravatar says:

    If they Eagles fall to 1-4 today coupled with the Phillies recent loss to the Cards in the NLDS, those Philly fans are gonna burn the city of Brotherly Love down to a crisp.

  89. robNo Gravatar says:

    we are going to win today !

  90. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Wow. This offense is just rolling. We haven’t seen this kind of dominant play in many, many years.

  91. Grumpy GuyNo Gravatar says:

    Since Mooch at least, Skeebs.

    I’m an Alex Skeptic, but not much to say today. He’s having a really good game. Even more surprising, our secondary is baffling Freeman.

  92. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    The whole team is just swaggering right now.

  93. Grumpy GuyNo Gravatar says:

    So much for flying under the radar.

  94. robNo Gravatar says:

    OH MAN ! boy can i swagger !

  95. robNo Gravatar says:

    jhre 2wrfuqcut2u

  96. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Two game lead maintained over
    Seattle who seems to be out competition in the NFC West. Tavaris Jackson went out of game with starined pectoral muscle. They have a bye next week.
    Put a fork in the Cards, they’re done. So are Rams because their next 3 games are brutal.

  97. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Harbaugh saying Morgan’s injury might not be as serious as it seemed. That would be great news.

  98. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    Except last year’s finale vs the Cards, this was the best play calling I’ve seen from a 49er coach in years. Big difference though, that Cards team was bad, this Bucs team is good.

  99. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    You rarely see a team dominate a game for the entire 60 minutes. But that’s what the 9ers did today. Awesome.

  100. bigtimNo Gravatar says:

    impressive win for the team, total team victory.
    wow what a fun game to watch it looked like the teams of the past performing like they did today,Harbaugh is proving to the players, buy into what I am teaching you and we will win games, its becoming a reality

  101. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Darryl Johnston said something very telling. He said through film study that as the season has gone along the spacing of the Oline and blockers has become more
    pronounced and that has made the running game go. Before they were all bunched up whereas now there are lanes and creases. They ought to put Moran on IR so he gets paid. No reason for him to come back.

  102. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Bad news KNBR just said Morgan has a fractured right ankle.

  103. Del Mar DennisNo Gravatar says:

    Latest news on Morgan is not good: fractured ankle.
    Better hope Edwards remains healthy after the bye…

  104. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    We get to scout our next opponent again on Monday Night Football.
    Lions will also have a short week.

  105. Del Mar DennisNo Gravatar says:

    And I get beat to the injury news faster than a speeding Bullit.
    Did you know? Sylvester Stallone, who lobbied hard for the leading role was denied by Marlon Brando, who had casting approval? Yes siree Bob. Say hello to Christopher Reeve.
    So much for, “yo, Lois!” and “yo, Lex Luthor!”

  106. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Del Philly deserves every ounce of SMACK we can dish out. They’re nothing but paper champions and trust me, I’m loving the beat down they’re getting out here.
    Philly SUCKS.

  107. Del Mar DennisNo Gravatar says:

    NoFear, “Superman,” (1978), was made one year prior to ‘Apocalypse.  
    But Brando was well on his way to rehab, Weight Watchers and kissing Larry King on CNN. “The horror. The horror. The horror. The horr…The hor…”

  108. robNo Gravatar says:

    omfg when was the last time we kicked asss like that !

    we are getting the most out of our talent for a change ! imho harbaugh is the real deal !

  109. robNo Gravatar says:

    who here besides me thinks that first TD pass from smith to walker was the best throw alex smith has ever made !
    wotta throw !
    that kid played like a champ today ! he did better than even i thought he could !

  110. Del Mar DennisNo Gravatar says:

    That being said. If I had a vote, I’d give Brando the nod as the best actor of all-time. “I coulda been somebody…” Cinema doesn’t get any better than that scene in the taxi cab…

  111. Del Mar DennisNo Gravatar says:

    Ya know, now that the names are starting to run through my mind…Bogey, Grant, Sir Laurence, Al, Jack, Bobby D., Jimmy Stewart, James Cagney…
    Nope. It’s still Brando. Just ask, “Stella!”

  112. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    I really thought Al Pacino was
    spectacular in “Scent of a Woman”
    As I’ve grown older I’ve learned to appreciate John Wayne especially in “She Wore A Yellow Ribbon”, “True Grit” and “The Searchers”.
    If you’ve never seen “The Freshman” make it a must see.
    Brando reprises Don Coreleone in it.
    Dennis left out Burt Lancaster and Paul Newman from his list of greats.

  113. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    New post is up.

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2020 Schedule
9-13: L Cardinals 24, 49ers 20
9-20: W 49ers 31, Jets 13
9-27: W 49ers 36, Giants 9

10-4: L Eagles 25, 49ers 20
10-11: L Dolphins 43, 49ers 17
10-18: W 49ers 24, Rams 16
10-25: W 49ers 33, Patriots 6

11-1: L Seahawks 37, 49ers 27
11-5: L Packers 34, 49ers 17
11-15: L Saints 27, 49ers 13


11-29: W 49ers 23, Rams 20

12-7: L Bills 34, 49ers 24
12-13: L Washington 23, 49ers 15
12-20: L Cowboys 41, 49ers 33
12-26: W 49ers 20, Cardinals 12

1-3: L Seahawks 26, 49ers 23

2020 Draft Class
1. DT Javon Kinlaw, South Carolina
1. WR Brandon Aiyuk, Arizona State
5. OL Colton McKivitz, West Virginia
6. TE Charlie Woerner, Georgia
7. WR Jauan Jennings, Tennessee
2020 Prognostications (Mulligan Version)
Bullit: 6-10
NJ49er: 6-10

Skeebers: 7-9
Winder: 4-12

Grumpy: DNP