After a season that saw them advance to the Super Bowl, the expectations for the San Francisco 49ers are sky-high heading into 2020. Leading for most of the game in that Super Bowl, the 49ers were unable to make the key plays down the stretch, allowing the opposing Kansas City Chiefs to come roaring back and ultimately win the game.
The NFC West is one of the most difficult divisions to predict. Last year, the fast rise of the 49ers took the league by storm, whereas in 2018 the Rams were able to maintain their dominant streak. Will there be another change at the top of the division? With the 2020 schedule set, there are some significant games each NFC West team will play. With that said, this is an eight-part series where our Scorecrow NFL analysts do an early prediction of the wins and losses of each team. We projected all 256 games and have the winners and losers of each division!
Every NFL season is full of surprises. Last year it was the emergence of Lamar Jackson and the Tennessee Titans making it to the AFC Championship game. After one of the craziest offseasons and drafts to date, this year is going to be full of surprises. Here we will look at five unthinkable things that could possibly happen this upcoming season.
The NFL draft is over, and now we are all left with no sports for the summer. Now, all we can do is analyze and debate whether teams had a good draft or not. In short, the Niners had a good draft. They were even able to trade a 2020 fifth-round pick and a 2021 third-round pick for starting left tackle Trent Williams. While the Niners didn’t have very many draft picks going into Thursday, they made the most of their five selections.
The 2019 season ended in disappointment for the San Francisco 49ers, losing in the Super Bowl to the Kansas City Chiefs. In the lead up to free agency, many wondered if the 49ers would stick with Jimmy Garoppolo or try to make a move for Tom Brady. In the end, the 49ers decided to back Garoppolo for at least one more season and believe they have the pieces in place to make another Super Bowl run.
The San Francisco 49ers got another first-round draft pick to add onto their 31st overall selection after trading star defensive tackle DeForest Buckner to the Indianapolis Colts for the 13th overall pick in this year’s draft. This opens up a world of opportunities for the Niners, who can now draft a premier player on day one. Their main and central need is at wide receiver especially after Emmanuel Sanders left in free agency to sign with the New Orleans Saints. Other draft needs are at defensive tackle, safety, and offensive line.
The San Francisco 49ers rookie class of last season performed to outstanding levels, with Nick Bosa winning Defensive Rookie of the Year. Deebo Samuel looking like a future go-to receiver for Jimmy Garoppolo with his versatility and his receiving skills. Jalen Hurd has yet to play a game but showed upside during the offseason. Justin Skule, who filled in admirably for Joe Staley and Mitch Wishnowsky, who averaged of 44.9 yards per punt. It was good enough for the Niners to be awarded the “Best Draft Class” award at the Combine this year. There is almost no way this draft class can live up to the power the last draft class had, but I’ll attempt to predict how the 49ers will make an attempt to change their future now.
It continues to be the case with the NFL, which is it’s all about the moment. A team can be in the Super Bowl one year and out of the playoffs the next. You can also have a situation like the San Francisco 49ers. Consider just a season ago the Niners would lose franchise quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo to a torn ACL, in week three against the Kansas City Chiefs and finish a dismal 4-12.
We recap the Super Bowl as the Kansas City Chiefs (who are from Kansas) put up 21 unanswered in the fourth quarter to defeat the 49ers 31-20. Now that the NFL is done with until closer to draft time, we turn our focus on baseball and the XFL, which will premiere this week.
Super Bowl LIV will be between two of the best teams in the league. The NFC is represented by the San Francisco 49ers, while the AFC is represented by the Kansas City Chiefs. Over the last two weeks, we have heard every talking head in the country give their take for this game. However, The Scorecrow family is here to give our takes for the big game tonight. 11 of our writers have come together to give a winner, a final score, and their reasoning why. Without further ado, let’s see what our experts have to say.
Well, we have made it sports fans, the end of another NFL season. Two teams remain and they will meet later today to decide a champion. Earlier in the season, both teams had some major injury worries. When Patrick Mahomes dislocated his knee, you could hear a collective gasp in the sports community. But he is back under center for the Kansas City Chiefs. Continue reading →
After playing 20 games and going through a grueling season full of injuries and comebacks, the Chiefs and 49ers are here, in America’s biggest game, and on America’s biggest stage. Here lie the legacies of two storied franchises. The Kansas City Chiefs are trying to win a Super Bowl for the first time in 50 years, while the Niners trying to return to glory after a 25 year absence. Both teams are trying to erase the past, which they’d both love to forget for different reasons. The Niners are trying to erase the taste of their Super Bowl 47 defeat, and the Chiefs are trying to erase the taste or 25 years of being one or two games away from glory.
Welcome to Super Bowl Sunday. There will be all kinds of money switching hands so good luck with all your bets. If your Super Bowl squares don’t hit or your favorite prop bet didn’t go as planned maybe your DFS roster will win you some money back.
We react to the very tragic news that Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna, were among nine people killed in a helicopter crash on Sunday. It’s the death of an icon, a legend, and for some people, a hero. There has never been the death of one single person that has shaken the world in our generation. Kobe brought so many people happiness throughout his life. He gave so many people so many memories. He changed the game when he was playing, he changed the game after he was playing, and he will forever change the game.
Two games left with a trip to the Superbowl for the victors. It has been an interesting playoff season so far and today’s games figure to have some excitement for sure. I looked at the AFC injury news earlier today and in this article, I will take a look at the injury information for the Green Bay Packers and the San Francisco 49ers.
Both teams enter championship weekend relatively healthy with most everyone expected to participate as both teams try to achieve the ultimate prize a ticket to the Super Bowl. Continue reading →
The San Francisco 49ers will host the Green Bay Packers on Sunday at 6:40pm ET this Sunday. It will be a battle of the top two seeds in the NFC. They have met six times in the playoffs, the last being in 2012 when Colin Kaepernick was celebrating a 45-31 Niners win. Let’s take a look at the keys to victory for each team.
Championship Sunday. In my honest opinion, the best football day of the year. The Super Bowl is the most anticipated and obviously my favorite game of the year, but the fact that we get to enjoy the early part of the day, maybe even sleep in a little, and then get to watch two fantastic football games, that takes the cake for me.
After 19 weeks of football, we are down to the final four. The six seed Tennessee Titans and two seed Kansas City Chiefs will battle to represent the AFC while the one seed San Francisco 49ers and two seed Green Bay Packers will battle to represent the NFC in Super Bowl 54. Both games are rematches from the regular season with the Titans and 49ers pulling out the victory. Will the outcomes be the same Sunday? We shall see.
Wild card weekend definitely lived up to its name. Now we are on to the Divisional Round. This week I will take a look at the injury status of the four teams who were on a bye last week. If you still want to read about the injuries status of the teams who thrilled us you can check it out – NFCAFC
The new additions to the playoff madness this week include The Baltimore Ravens, the Kansas City Chiefs, the San Francisco 49ers, and the Green Bay Packers. So without further adieu, let’s take a look at the injury status of these four teams. Continue reading →
The playoffs are a brutal time, your roster can be plagued by injuries, the players are tired, and the coaches are wary after five long months of football. A playoff bye does wonders for teams, first of all, it gives the team time to recuperate after at the very least seven straight weeks of football. It gives time for injured players to come back and it gives time to prepare and have a home playoff game in the divisional round. Most of all, it gives the players time to study film about the potential team they’ll be facing. Let’stake a look at the four teams who got a bye and why it is critical for them.
This is a special slate as it is the only Saturday this season with NFL regular season games on. There are three games on this slate. The first game is going to be an offensive masterpiece with the Houston Texans going into Tampa Bay to face the Buccaneers. The second game is going to be a defensive masterpiece with the Buffalo Bills heading into Foxboro to take on the New England Patriots. Last but not least the third game is an NFC West battle between the Los Angeles Rams and the San Francisco 49ers. Below are my top players and game predictions for all three games.
If you were booted from season-long fantasy football playoffs last week, have no fear. DFS doesn’t care whether you lost last week or not. That’s the beauty of it. With that said, welcome. For those of you returning readers that have been grinding it out all season, you know the drill. Let’s get it cracking with some money plays for Week 15. Continue reading →
The NFC West has been absolutely wild this year, with three teams in playoff contention, and two being in contention for the top seed in the NFC. It’s been a wild ride so far, so in this article, I’ll go over the three teams and their chances of firstly winning the NFC West division and lastly winning the Super Bowl. Continue reading →
Two NFC powerhouses Traded blows in a brilliant night of football. Elsewhere, the Steelers and the Chiefs kept up their challenge in the AFC playoff picture. There is no better place to start this week’s NFL Week 14 Notebook than a shootout in the NFC. Continue reading →
It’s week 14 and that means we have four weeks left in the 2019 NFL regular season. A handful of teams have been eliminated from the playoffs while a few can lock up playoff spots tomorrow. There are several games this week with serious playoff implications including the Sunday night game between the Seattle Seahawks and Los Angles Rams. With so many critical games this weekend, expect a lot of entertaining games with close outcomes.
It’s officially playoff time – unless you’re still in one of those really antiquated leagues that play through week 17. No matter the case, this column has two focuses – weeks 14 and 15. If you get to week 16, it’s a whole new game. Continue reading →
The NFL playoff race took another turn in the AFC after the Patriots fell for their second defeat. Elsewhere, a competitive NFC playoff picture makes for an exciting end to the regular season. The Miami Dolphins and Cincinnati Bengals rocked Week 13 in the NFL. Carson Wentz received a lot of grief on social media after the Dolphins beat the Eagles. The Jets had the chance to win four straight, but it wasn’t to be. Andy Dalton led the Bengals to their first win of the season. My NFL Week 13 Notebook starts with a big upset before moving on to a monster clash in Baltimore.
Who knew at the beginning of the season, that the San Francisco 49ers, a team who went 4-12 last year and looked doomed, would be in the division lead in the NFC West and at 10-1 nonetheless. Meanwhile in Baltimore, the Ravens have put together a super bowl caliber team led by the leading MVP candidate quarterback Lamar Jackson, who has led them to a 9-2 record and the first place spot in the AFC North. In today’s article, i will cover who I think will win the all-important game and give my reasoning. Continue reading →
Week 12 of the NFL produced several unpredictable results. There were rare wins for the Redskins, Jets, and Buccaneers. Two NFC powerhouses dominated Sunday’s headlines. Baltimore made a big statement on Monday night. Continue reading →
Back in 2013, James Dudko at Bleacher Report started a conversation about the efficiency rating of certain offensive personnel sets, and whether or not teams that favored one particular set had more efficient and productive offenses.
The NFL season is in Week 12 and at this point, we can see the teams that are contending for a SuperBowl and those just trying to get into the playoffs. The New England Patriots with Tom Brady and Bill Belichick are still atop the mountain, but this year they have some worthy challengers to their throne. Continue reading →
We are less than two weeks away from Thanksgiving and that means the playoff races are heating up. With the Seattle Seahawks defeating the San Francisco 49ers on Monday night, there are no more undefeated teams left in the NFL. The Seahawks are on a bye this week while the 49ers are the biggest favorites of the week at -10.5 against the Arizona Cardinals. With several close matchups this week, including one in Mexico City, expect a lot of entertaining football tomorrow.
As week ten becomes a distant memory and a Thursday night matchup between the Pittsburgh Steelers and Cleveland Browns looms on the horizon, let’s take a look at some of the best rookie performances from the past weekend. We saw several offensive skill position players flash while some defensive rookies proved the critics wrong. Who were the top dogs last week? Who has the best odds this weekend? Find out in this week’s edition of the NFL Rookie Rankings. As always let us start with a couple of honorable mentions. Continue reading →
This was a great weekend of football. The NFL week opened up with a great Raiders-Chargers game and closed with one of the best games ever. College football provided some great games as well, headlined by the LSU-Alabama matchup. After the incredible weekend, here is where everyone in the NFL stands. Continue reading →
Focus turns to the NFL playoff picture in this week’s edition of Woz’s NFL Notebook. The Baltimore Ravens dominated last week’s edition, and they are my team-of-the-week, but we start this week in the NFC. The NFL playoff picture is fascinating and there are many permutations. Teams with aspirations of playing football in January are fighting for every inch on the field. Continue reading →
This is the best Monday Night Football game so far this year. The undefeated San Francisco 49ers face off against their divisional rival Seattle Seahawks. The Seahawks are 7-2 and need to win this game if they want to win the division. The 49ers can take a three-game lead in the division and be in control of there own destiny for the top seed in the NFC with a victory. Here are my top players for tonight’s game.
The 2019 NFL season seems like it just started, yet we are more than halfway through the regular season. The playoffs are just around the corner as teams are fighting for division titles and wild card spots. Week 10 offered betters five divisional matchups, including the Thursday night game between the Los Angles Chargers and Oakland Raiders. Despite being 2.5-3.5 point underdogs, the Raiders got the outright victory 26-24. With four more divisional games tomorrow, expect plenty of close games this week.
Week 10 is tough because there are six teams on their bye, so fantasy owners will likely be missing one key piece from their rosters. The most interesting storyline of the week will be the return of Patrick Mahomes. Can he regain his MVP form? Let’s navigate through this challenging week – on to the rankings!
We get another divisional battle on Thursday Night. The red hot San Francisco 49ers go into Arizona to face the Cardinals. The 49ers are still undefeated at 7-0. The Cardinals are 3-4-1 under first-year coach Kliff Kingsbury. Here are my top players and game predictions for tonight’s game.
Happy Halloween everyone! The NFL trade deadline was Tuesday and several players got moved. One of the players moved was Kenyan Drake, who will play tonight for the Arizona Cardinals. Last week’s Thursday night game was boring and I expect tonight’s game to be similar. The Cardinals are coming off a 31-9 loss to the New Orleans Saints, while the San Francisco 49ers destroyed the Carolina Panthers 51-13. Even at home, the Cardinals are massive underdogs and this game will be hard to watch, so be smart and enjoy your Halloween doing something else.
We have passed the half-way point of the season – it’s time to buck up and finish your season strong! Last week featured a couple of smash performances by Tevin Coleman and Aaron Jones. We also saw Mike Evans erupt against the Titans. This week features a bounce-back spot for a star running back who has struggled this season. On to Week 9! Continue reading →
The 7-0 San Francisco 49ers continue on the rich vein of form, and rookie Nick Bosa once again showed why he was a top draft pick. Bosa had an unbelievable game with three sacks in yesterday’s 51-13 demolition over the 4-3 Carolina Panthers. The league’s basement teams are still losing, and the Cincinnati Bengals may win the right for the first overall draft pick.
Welcome in. Hopefully, everyone had a great week and is ready to have an even better Sunday. Hopefully, last week you were able to construct a nice winning lineup based on some of the plays mentioned in last week’s article. However, you aren’t here to reminisce about last week. Continue reading →
All my plays are based on DraftKings pricing. Its also important to note that when I list a player as a fade, I do not mean I will have 0% of them, but I will be way under the field as far as exposure goes, and likely will not play them on single entry lineups.