The 49ers finally have Michael Crabtree. After contract negotiations that went right through training camp, the preseason, and the first four games of the regular season, Michael Crabtree has signed a 6-year contract to play for the 49ers. Frankly, I never thought I would see this day. After the regular season started and Crabtree was missing out on real playing time, I thought he and his agent were actually stupid enough to sit out the season and re-enter the draft next year.
Crabtree is an offensive machine at wide receiver and should really open up the 49ers passing attack. Although the team is 3-1 in his absence, they’ve had trouble spreading out defenses. The experts didn’t think we’d do that well even with Crabtree, now that we’ve started so well without him and now he’s with us for the next 6 years… well, watch out. The 49ers are back!
We’re 1/4 of the way through the regular season, and the 49ers are one Brett Favre miracle away from being an undefeated team. The experts at ESPN still seem to think the 49ers are the mediocre team they saw last season, because they’ve got them ranked #12 in their weekly power rankings. Mike Singletary certainly doesn’t mind the lack of attention, because he’s trying his hardest to keep his team grounded despite the suddenly high expectations that comes with such a great start. The 49ers will face the 2-1 Falcons this week.
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The 49ers final home game of the regular season will come against the lowly Detroit Lions on December 17. The Lions were one of the worst teams in football history last season, failing to win even a single game. They won’t be much better this year, as they drafted a quarterback who doesn’t have any blocking or even a good crew of receivers to throw to. Maybe he’ll just throw the ball to himself. Matthew Stafford is not going to turn the Lions into winners, and at best he leads them to 2 wins this season, and this game won’t be one of them. The Lions are one of the oldest teams in football, despite the fact that they are perpetually rebuilding. How the heck do they manage that? Tickets for this game are reselling at about $25 – $50 apiece.
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The 49ers will host their only Monday Night Football game of the season when the defending NFC champion Arizona Cardinals come to town on December 14. The Cardinals may have gone to the Super Bowl last season, but let’s not forget they were just a 9-7 team in the regular season. The experts are predicting about the same from them this year, with those same experts predicting the 49ers will go 7-9. Do the math and you can figure out that one win over the Cards would make them both 8-8 teams, so the playoff implications for this game could be huge, in the NFC West and it will be in front of a nationally televised audience.
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The Jacksonville Jaguars will come to Candlestick for a non-conference game against the 49ers on November 29. This should be one of the few breaks in the 49ers home schedule, as the Jaguars are not looking like they’ll be a top team in the AFC this season. The experts I’ve read have them pegged at about 4-6 wins this year. The 49ers are a much better team and should have no problem dispatching a Jaguars team that will be playing outside of their warm Florida home. This will be one of many examples this season of the NFC displaying their dominance over the AFC.
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The 49ers will get a visit from the Chicago Bears for a rare Thursday night game on November 12. The Bears made one of the bigger moves in the offseason when they picked up Jay Cutler from the Broncos. Their offense should be much better than last season and some are even predicting that they’ll win the division over Brett Favre and the Vikings. I’m not sure if I’d go that far, but they certainly are a very good team that the Niners will have to play well against to get a victory. The Bears are also a team used to playing in adverse weather conditions, and strong winds are nothing new to them. This game is just one more example that demonstrates my belief that the 49ers have the hardest non-division schedule in football. Tickets are reselling for $50 to $100 for this game.
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Maybe it’s just me, but it seems like the 49ers have a really hard non-division schedule this season. After spending a month away from home, the Niners return to Candlestick to play the Tennessee Titans on November 8th. A lot of people seem to forget it was the Titans, not the Steelers, who came away as the top team in the AFC following the regular season last year. They are projecting to be a similar team this season, with many analysts predicting 10 to 12 wins from this squad. The 49ers will have their hands full for this game, but stranger things have happened in the winds of Candlestick.
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The 49ers will take on the Atlanta Falcons and their high-powered offense on October 11th at Candlestick Park. The Falcons have loads of talent at the key offensive positions, namely Michael Turner at running back and Matt Ryan at QB (in his sophomore season), and many experts have predicted they will be division winners in the NFC South this season. I still want to see how that offense plays in the swirling winds of Candlestick. Tickets for this game are selling in the $35 – $70 range.
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The 49ers second home game of the season will come in week 4 when they play the St. Louis Rams on October 4. The Rams are looking to be one of the bottom tier teams in the NFC this season, along with the Detroit Lions and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. ESPN football analyst John Clayton is predicting the Rams will win 4 games this season, and I highly doubt this is going to be one of them. We should be able to run up and down the field all over these guys. Tickets for this game are reselling on the light side — only $30 – $60 for the cheaper seats.
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The 49ers start their home schedule with a game against the Seattle Seahawks on September 20th (that would be week 2, for those of you following the NFL calendar). The Seahawks are a decent looking team this season despite some losses on the defense in the offseason. ESPN analyst John Clayton is predicting a 9-7 record for the Seahawks, good enough for a tie atop the NFC West. He’s picking the Niners to go 7-9, so let’s hope that pencil-necked geek doesn’t know what he’s talking about, as usual. Tickets for this game can still be found in the $50 to $100 range.