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2016 Game by Game Predictions for the 49ers

The 2016 season for the San Francisco 49ers will be the ultimate test. They will be coming off a horrendous season, which the entire organization would like to forget, one that cost Coach Jim Tomsula his job. Quarterback Colin Kaepaenick looked like he had never played a single day in the NFL in his life. It was a totally forgettable season in which they struggled at all aspects of the game.

With the offseason hiring of new Coach Chip Kelly, the 49ers are looking to turn things around in 2016. I am going to make predictions on how they will fare in the upcoming season. Vegas says they win 5.5 games and have the second worst odds of winning the Super Bowl.  So, he has a tall task ahead of him.

The schedule Gods were not on their side. They do open at home against the Rams. The excitement of opening day, with a new coach will propel them to a victory.

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The next two games are away against powerhouses Carolina and Seattle, those will be losses, another loss will follow against Dallas. Cam Newton, Russell Wilson, Tony Romo? Need I say more? Carolina will play with a chip on their shoulders all season after their Super Bowl loss, and destroy everyone in their path. If the Seahawks play the way they are capable of, they will win a ton of games. Dallas is just Dallas, unpredictable and dangerous.

Game five will be another loss against Carson Palmer, Bruce Arians and the Cardinals. Their offense will dominate.

Next up are Buffalo and Tampa Bay, I’m predicting a win against Buffalo and a loss against Sophomore QB Jameis Winston.

They will go into the bye and try to prepare for what’s coming. New Orelans, Arizona, and New England. These will all be losses. The only close game will be against the inconsistent Saints. Drew Brees will throw for 600 yards and have 4 fourth quarter touchdowns. Arizona will again dominate them with their offense and Tom Brady will blow them out of the water.

They will go to the sun and sand of Miami and get a win. The Dolphins will also be repeating another horrible season. Good Jay Cutler will show up in Chicago in week thirteen, and they will lose to the Bears on the road. They will return home and play the Jets, another loss. The Jets are good and will keep getting better.

They will win against Atlanta, the Falcons will continue on their downward spiral. Week sixteen will be another win against the Rams. The close out the season against Seattle, another loss. They will finish the 2016 campaign 5-11. The difficult schedule will get the best of them.

For them to have any success, other teams will have to falter. Colin Kaepernick will have to bounce back from the worst season of his career. With a little luck and a miracle here and there, they may rack up a few more wins. 2016 will be an uphill battle, most likely one too difficult to win. Faithful and die hard fans and the tradition will remain. Maybe it’s a rebuilding year? Maybe free agency pays off? Time will tell.

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Greatest 49ers of All-Time

The San Francisco 49ers were one of the greatest football teams ever. Their greatest years were coached by the late great Bill Walsh. Some of the most influential and most recognizable names in the game of football are from the 49ers and they reside in immortality in the National Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio. Here I will present the greatest 49er players of all-time.

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1. Jerry Rice

This was a close one when you think Joe Montana should be there. But, Rice was not only the greatest 49er ever to play on the team, he could be the best player to ever play the wide receiver position and maybe the best to play the game, period. He played alongside Joe Montana and Steve Young, and he holds football records that more than likely will never be broken by anyone. He is in the NFL Hall of Fame and is one of the greatest ambassadors of the game.

2. Joe Montana

The greatest quarterback ever to play the game. Some would argue that Tom Brady or Terry Bradshaw could be since they too won four Super Bowls, but Joe went four times and won all four. He is the greatest 49er quarterback ever, and fans all over the country make the case to be the greatest quarterback ever to play in the NFL.

3. Ronnie Lott

One of the toughest and hardest hitting defensive football players I have ever seen. His hits on offensive players could be heard in the stands. He was one of the most feared defensive players ever to hit the field. Lott started out on defense as a cornerback for a few years and then moved to safety. Legendary player.

4. Steve Young

The second best 49er quarterback behind Joe Montana. He started his career in Tampa Bay and then went to San Francisco where his career blossomed after the departure of Montana. He himself went to the Super Bowl and won, but he was always in the shadow of #16. A very athletic quarterback, but his career was cut a little short due to the number of concussions he endured.

5. Roger Craig

Roger Craig won three Super Bowls while with the 49ers. How is it he is not in the Hall of Fame? He was a fast and bruising running back whose was famous for his high knee running. He could not only run around a defender he could run through them as well. Probably the greatest running never to get into the hallowed halls of Canton.