Judging by all the normal factors, the New York Giants should cream the 49ers in prime time. But they won’t.
Despite their record, the 49ers on Monday night must respect the New York Giants’ offense, even though it hasn’t produced.
Shanahan is much more invested in Beathard than Mullens. This reflects a basic fact about the 49ers and the NFL in general. Mullens was undrafted. Beathard was a third-round pick in 2017.
Here are the 49ers midseason grades, starting with their offense. Grades for defense, special teams and coaches will arrive Tuesday.
Pitman High School inducted former 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick into their Hall of Fame on Saturday. Kaepernick did not attend the induction. His family attended on his behalf.
Quarterback Nick Mullens most likely will start for the 49ers a week from Monday against the New York Giants. But it’s not yet official.
It’s the dueling chokers. The 49ers and the Raiders. They will face off Thursday night at Levi’s Stadium to determine which team will choke the least.
The 49ers blew a 12-point fourth-quarter lead Sunday to the Arizona Cardinals. None of the 49ers’ best offensive players produced during the fourth quarter. None of them closed.