The 2020 NFL season has not been kind to the San Francisco medical team, and a tough-looking lineup of fixtures in November could see the franchise struggle to win another game this month.
Kyle Shanahan’s side are 4-4 after eight weeks of the campaign, but things could quickly despair ahead of meetings with the Green Bay Packers (at home), New Orleans Saints and Los Angeles Rams (both on the road). Quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo recently joined tight end George Kittle, running back Raheem Mostert and wide receiver Deebo Samuel on the treatment table, but CBS’ injury report shows that’s only the tip of the iceberg:
The injury bug continues to hit the 49ers as QB Jimmy Garoppolo (ankle) and TE George Kittle (foot) will be sidelined for several weeks.— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) November 2, 2020
They have amassed 1,701 Rec yds together, the 5th-most by a QB-TE combo since Kittle came into the NFL and Garoppolo joined the 49ers in 2017. pic.twitter.com/ZFFUgPrmat
Thankfully a November bye week should offer some reprieve, but their chances still look fairly grim in the short term. Sugarhouse NJ will only release one week of odds in advance, but backing the Packers, Saints and Rams to cover the spread in each of their games (assuming -110 odds) would return a parlay price of roughly +600.