The San Francisco 49ers are looking very good for the 2018-2019 season. If the end of last year’s season is any indication of how they’ll play this year, things are looking bright for the Niners. We see at least a ten win season with deep prospects in the playoffs. Here’s how we break down the season:
Week 1 at Minnesota (WIN): This one will be a big test for the Niners as they face the experience of Kirk Cousins. We see an early first win for the Niners.
Week 2 vs Detroit (WIN): Detroit won’t have what it takes to etch out a road win.
Week 3 at Kansas City (Loss): Despite the departure of Alex Smith, the confines of Arrowhead are really difficult and Andy Reid will have a prepared team. Look for Garoppolo to suffer his first loss on the road.
Week 4 at Los Angeles Chargers (WIN): The Niners will once again make Los Angeles feel like a home game.
Week 5 vs. Arizona (WIN): The Cardinals will have a new coach and a new QB. We don’t think they will have enough time together to inflict damage against the Niners.
Week 6 at Green Bay (Loss): Weather will still likely be favorable but if Green Bay and Aaron Rodgers stay healthy, they will outperform the Niners in this Monday Night matchup.
Week 7 vs. Los Angeles Rams (WIN): This will be the matchup that will test the 49ers. We think they will split the series and will win the first at home on Sunday night on NBC.
Week 8 at Arizona (Win): The Niners haven’t done particularly well in the desert over the years but we think they will overcome a string of losses to best the Cardinals.
Week 9 vs Oakland (WIN): Despite coming off a short week with 4 days between games, the Niners will come prepared to Oakland. Gruden and company will need a few more seasons to button things up.
Week 10 vs New York Giants (WIN): With a long week of rest, the Niners will wait to steamroll the Giants. Look for the Niners to really showcase their talents.
Week 11: BYE
Week 12 at Tampa Bay (LOSS): Niners will come out sluggish after a week of rest and won’t have enough to overcome James Winson and the Buccaneers.
Week 13 at Seattle (WIN): Richard Sherman is all we have to say.
Week 14 vs Denver (WIN): The last time the Broncos won a big game in Levi’s was during Super Bowll 50! But they will not have the same power to beat the Niners in 2018.
Week 15 at Seattle (WIN): Richard Sherman will have a bone to pick and will get everyone on the Niners defense to join that fight.
Week 16 vs Chicago (WIN): Garoppolo got his first win as a Niners in Chicago last year. We think he’ll keep the tradition alive this year.
Week 17 at LA Rams (LOSS): With a playoff spot secured, we think the Niners will be in rest mode and suffer a minor loss for a 12-4 season.