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, and it was once one of five. They have two MNF games, one Thursday Night Football game, and at one point had two Sunday Night Football games. Last week, however, the NFL announced the 49ers were flexed out of their Week 7 SNF game against the Los Angeles Rams. They face the Seattle Seahawks in Week 13 SNF San Francisco 49ers Hats
, and odds are good that gets flexed out as well. The prime time games were made with the 2018 roster in mind, but that roster is decimated due to injuries. The most significant, and the reason for the flexing is the loss of quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo. He led the team to five straight wins to close out the 2017 season, making the team media darlings in the process. The loss of one and likely a second SNF game didn’t sit well with the team. It is a vote of no confidence that anyone will watch the injury-riddled 49ers, led by C.J. Beathard. Tight end George Kittle was asked about this decision and gave what is probably the most awesome response: When asked how he felt about being kicked out San Francisco 49ers Hoodie
, Kittle responded, “You can talk to Coach Shanahan about that.” Shanahan did have some thoughts on the matter.He was asked about being pulled on Saturday:The 49ers/Packers matchup was originally seen as a really fun game with Jimmy Garoppolo squaring off against Aaron Rodgers in a potential re-birth of the 90s rivalry. I myself said they would be very similar in the progression of their rebuilds and predicted whoever won would be who had the ball last. That’s just not the case now. The Packers have have their own issues—injury or otherwise—and they are going into a game against a 49ers team that has lost a lot of firepower over the weeks.Hopefully C.J. Beathard and company can show that the 49ers can still put on a good game in prime time. The San Francisco 49ers will be favorites once again when they host the New York Giants for Week 10 Monday Night Football. Coming off a big win over the Oakland Raiders, the 49ers are a 2.5-point favorite at the Westgate SuperBook and a field goal favorite at several online sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.The line could be something to watch over the next couple days. The 49ers have not announced their starting quarterback, but reports from Ian Rapoport and Jay Glazer both have the 49ers expected to start Nick Mullens when they host the Giants. Mullens started in place of C.J. Beathard after the latter suffered wrist and thumb injuries.Beathard is likely good to go physically, but Mullens put together a monster effort this past Thursday. In light of how this season is going Cheap Customized San Francisco 49ers Jerseys
, it would be hard to justify not giving Mullens a second chance.One big question is what it might mean for the line. The lookahead line prior to TNF had the 49ers as a two-point favorite. The official line is a point higher, but one has to wonder how much people are ready to bet on Mullens & Co. I don’t expect a big change in the numbers, but it will be something to track as the week progresses.