The oddsmakers at MyBookie.ag now have San Francisco -3.5 for Monday's game.
"What's unbelievable, and annoying, was him not shaking hands at the beginning", Sherman said, via NFL.com. "In truth, we know this isn't the most talented roster we've ever seen, but they're going to win games because they're hungry, happy and fearless". The offseason hype machine turned Garoppolo into a mix of Joe Namath, John Elway and Superman.
Baker Mayfield was benched late in what was easily the worst game of his young National Football League career on Monday night, and the Cleveland Browns quarterback apparently helped motivate his opponent with the way he carried himself prior to kickoff.
It was an easy night for the 49ers, who defeated the Browns 31-3. The bookies like the 49ers at home, installing them as a 5-point favorite for this one. In doing so, they would have to take down the Packers.
Seattle's season started with a narrow 21-20 victory over the Cincinnati Bengals, who are now winless and in contention for the worst team in the NFL.
Sure, beating teams like the Buccaneers, Bengals, and the Steelers might not be a great resume to brag about, but San Francisco used to drop those games in the past. Upon signing a two-year deal with the 49ers, Coleman reunited with head coach Kyle Shanahan who was Coleman's offensive coordinator during his first two seasons in Atlanta.
The defense allowed a 37-yard run to star running back Nick Chubb on a funky play in which he was the up back and Odell Beckham Jr. was in the backfield. A 15-yard penalty for a face mask moved the ball down field for the 49ers. Also, they won their last two visits to Minneapolis back in July. Questions or not, that's a fine start. That setup Jimmy Garoppolo's 5-yard touchdown pass to Brieda extending their lead 14-0. Behind his blocking this year, the Niners have averaged 126.2 rushing yards per game. Few observers seem to regard the 49ers, even now, as being on even footing with the presumed heavyweights in their division, the Los Angeles Rams and Seattle Seahawks. Sherman has faced similar criticisms of his personality in the past, often carrying himself with the same confidence that can be perceived as arrogance that Mayfield does, painting a target on his back. Can he keep that going? This week Landry is in concussion protocol, but even if he doesn't play Monday, the Browns can look forward to getting some other weapons back. "We've gotten better as players and hopefully that will continue".
The real sizzle comes from the San Francisco defense, a marauding troupe of speedy, aggressive hunters who have restricted their opponents to an NFC-lowest 57 total points and shut down the Browns completely.
Cleveland Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield (6) is sacked by San Francisco 49ers middle linebacker Kwon Alexander, left, and K'Waun Williams during the first half of an NFL football game in Santa Clara, Calif., Monday, Oct. 7, 2019.