The San Francisco 49ers will have themselves a test when they head to Kansas City to face the Chiefs on Sunday. If you don’t think they will have their hands full 49ers Richard Sherman Jersey
, you’re delusional. The Chiefs are coming off two of the most explosive games ever and will look to continue on against the 49ers. Yet, the 49ers might have a chance. A slim one, but if Garoppolo can get the ball out and get things going, then the 49ers might be able to match the Chiefs strike for strike. The defense may not be able to do much. We’ve seen what it can do—which is allow the Detroit Lions to run up 27 points on them. So this game is going to rest on Jimmy G, and while I’m still happy he’s the starting quarterback, he’s got a lot to do in this game. So this is going to be an offensive game, a big one. Unless the 49ers have enough tape to expose Patrick Mahomes, which is going to happen at some point. Just not Sunday. 49ers drop in USA TODAY power rankings despite win over Lions (Madson)Jerry Rice supports Hall of Famers’ cause but denies he’s a board member (Maiocco)Will 49ers use Matt Breida more? Is Solomon Thomas already a bust? (Biderman)Brent Jones believes core of a 49ers playoff team already is in place (Maiocco)Reuben Foster’s Return Should Help 49ers Defense (Williams)49ers snap count: Solomon Thomas improves with less playing time (Maiocco)NFL’s leading rusher Matt Breida making case for bigger work load (ESPN)49ers mailbag: ‘Where is the Jimmy G from last year?’ (Inman)Jimmy Garoppolo’s overcorrection after Week 1 interceptions nearly cost 49ers against Lions (Cohn)49ers have a CB question with Mahomes next up (Branch)What a horrible night to have a curse...NFL officials think the 49ers should pursue Nick Foles, C.J. Beathard says, ‘Wait just a moment’ A few hours before the San Francisco 49ers kicked off against the Los Angeles Chargers, ESPN’s Adam Schefter posted a report that had a curious comment in it.The basis of the article was that the 49ers were Cheap Dante Pettis Jersey
, “not interested in signing or trading for a high-profile quarterback because they don’t see a better option than backup C.J. Beathard.” A team source told Schefter the organization think Beathard is better than last season and will be productive in place of Jimmy Garoppolo. Not exactly a shocking statement.Mixed in with this was an odd report. Schefter had a source tell him that, “[s]ome within the league are hoping that the Niners, who have five prime-time games remaining on their schedule, will trade for Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Nick Foles.”The 49ers were given the max of five prime time games thanks to Garoppolo’s strong finish to the 2017 season. The hype was huge heading into this season, and even with a tough first four games on the schedule, most figured the 49ers would be a quality watch as Garoppolo grew more comfortable in Kyle Shanahan’s offense.The 49ers primetime schedule is packed, with four in five weeks starting in two weeks against the Green Bay Packers. The 49ers play at Green Bay on Monday Night Football, host the Los Angeles Rams on Sunday Night Football, travel to Arizona for a Sunday afternoon game, and then host the Oakland Raiders on Thursday Night Football and the New York Giants on Monday Night Football. They then have a Week 11 bye, and two weeks later travel to face the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday Night Football.Beathard came out on in Week 4 and looked really solid against the Los Angeles Chargers. The team lost 49ers Alfred Morris Jersey
, but he made some huge plays for them and had the 49ers in position to swing the upset. The Chargers defense is awful, but it was still a strong performance. And with the Cardinals coming to town this week, the 49ers have a strong chance of heading into their primetime slate with some decent momentum.I am mostly amused by the idea of NFL officials hoping a team adds another player to make them a little more watchable in primetime. It’s not surprising but it still cracks me up. Especially when the 49ers current quarterback goes out and puts together a solid effort. I doubt Beathard read the article before the game, but adding a little “nobody believes in me” to the mix is always helpful.Nick Foles stunned much of the world with his run after Carson Wentz got hurt. Wentz is back from his torn ACL, but only has two games under his belt. The Eagles would have to be pretty bowled over to trade their backup given the nature of Wentz’s injury and how recently he returned to game action.But even beyond that, I agree with the 49ers team source who told Schefter Beathard would look different this year after the full 2018 offseason learning and working in Shanahan’s system. If he can develop into even just a capable system quarterback, I think we’d all be pleased with that. It would give the 49ers a strong backup option when Garoppolo returns from his torn ACL, and maybe even someone they can deal for some value draft assets down the road.And in the meantime, he can stick it to NFL executives who think the 49ers need to find someone to improve ratings!