LOS ANGELES — All it took was a weekend getaway to their Southern California seaside home to refresh the 49ers. Now comes their bye week for true relaxation and rest, however not earlier than we unpack our social media baggage for this Week 9 mailbag:
Again 9 prediction? (@jscout31)
Sure, as soon as they make the bye week flip, a 49ers-friendly schedule awaits en path to the NFC West crown and, say, an 11-6 file. Up first is a tricky take a look at: Sunday night time, Nov. 13 towards L.A.’s different group, the Chargers, who take a 4-3 mark into this week’s bruising recreation at Atlanta. The 49ers then will apply within the Colorado Springs altitude earlier than a one-night stand in Mexico Metropolis on Monday, Nov. 21, towards the Cardinals (3-5).
A 3-game homestand follows – the Saints (3-5), the Dolphins (5-3), the Bucs (3-5) – earlier than probably their most significant recreation within the NFC West title chase: Thursday night time, Dec. 15 at Seattle (5-3). The closing stretch is towards the Commanders (4-4), a New Yr’s debut in Vegas (2-5) and a Jan. 8 house finale towards the Cardinals. After that: Tremendous Bowl or bust, proper?
In the event you may have both prime Frank Gore or Christian McCaffrey, who would you favor and why? (@RealPaulMadison)
It’s Niner blasphemy to select towards Gore, proper? He was remarkably sturdy (241 video games, 16 seasons) and productive (16,000 dashing yards, 100 general touchdowns). He by no means tried a cross, nonetheless, in his profession (2005-20). McCaffrey is extra versatile, extra explosive, however he confirmed Gore-like imaginative and prescient in slipping by means of holes throughout Sunday’s three-touchdown showcase. McCaffrey has produced 54 touchdowns in 66 video games. So, if you would like touchdowns, take CMC. If you’d like longevity, take Gore, until McCaffrey remains to be taking part in in 2037. Each are professional’s professionals.
How lengthy since we’ve had a dynamic working again like McCaffrey? (@ninerempire209)
First pay respect to Jeff Wilson Jr.’s grit, Elijah Mitchell’s blue-collar hustle (when wholesome), Raheem Mostert’s pace and others similar to Matt Breida, Carlos Hyde, and the aforementioned Gore. What your query is implying is a 1,000-1,000 rushing-receiving dynamo, and the 49ers had the unique one in Roger Craig in 1985. McCaffrey’s 2022 seven-game totals: 525 dashing yards, 326 receiving.
Does Jimmy Garoppolo elevate by way of composure when he performs towards the Rams? (@theBQ11)
He’s gained all eight of his regular-season begins towards them, finishing 69 p.c of his passes with 12 touchdowns and 7 interceptions. None of his 52 passes have been picked off by the Rams on this season’s sequence sweep. After Garoppolo’s first cross following halftime Sunday was dropped by Jalen Ramsey, all 12 different second-half passes have been accomplished. Garoppolo completed 21-of-25 for the very best completion proportion (84.0) by a 49ers’ quarterback on the highway in franchise historical past.
Who do you anticipate again from harm following the bye? (@damedolluh24)
It’s fairly the distinction roll, led by the likeliest to return earliest: Jauan Jennings, Deebo Samuel, Kyle Juszczyk, Elijah Mitchell, Dre Greenlaw, Azeez Al-Shaair, Arik Armstead, Jason Verrett, and, Javon Kinlaw, the latter of whom could not play till late November if in any respect the remainder of the season.
When did Deebo damage his hamstring and can Nov. 13 be sufficient time to recuperate from it? (@clembos)
Samuel apparently damage it taking part in a season-high 68 snaps towards the Chiefs. Shanahan stated there was “an out of doors probability” of Samuel dealing with the Rams, in order that doesn’t point out a Jimmie Ward-like month-long hamstring pull that Ward had in August. Samuel didn’t apply all week, however he appeared upbeat within the locker room, for what that’s price.
I don’t perceive how we will personal them within the common season however can’t within the NFC Championship? (@theresabaylee)
Sure, the 49ers have overwhelmed the Rams eight straight instances within the common season. Look, final season’s NFC Championship Recreation appears much more like an outlier as a result of the 49ers additionally dominated that recreation earlier than blowing a 10-point lead within the fourth quarter, although the Rams deserve full credit score for seizing the second.
Are nearly all of the SF followers at these (SoFi Stadium) video games from L.A. or are they making the journey from the Bay? (@mattyb4949)
The 49ers Devoted certainly travels impressively effectively. However the 49ers have lengthy had a foothold in Southern California. That sea of crimson jerseys additionally loudly escorted to 2019 49ers to a we’re-for-real win on the Coliseum. “Similar as typical. There was positively extra crimson,” Shanahan stated of Sunday’s crowd. “… As the sport began going, it positively began feeling like we have been at house.”
O-line performed nice! Are we buying and selling away anybody else? (@hardcore_fitness_x)
The commerce deadline is 1 p.m. right this moment, so the 49ers higher hurry in the event that they’re serious about any deal. I can’t envision them being within the export enterprise – memo to John Lynch: Don’t unload Jeff Wilson Jr. — they usually don’t have many draft picks left to commerce for one more reinforcement.