Oakland and New York take the field Sunday with a lot of injury questions and concerns, as both teams fight to keep their slim playoff hopes alive.
Sure, the New York Giants started 0-6, but they’ve won their last two games now, and coming off a bye week, they’ll be ready to host Oakland.
Brandon Jacobs was suspended by the 49ers after his continued complaints on Twitter about his lack of playing time. There are two sides to every story and there was some validity to Jacobs’ grumblings, but his decision as to how to handle the situation gave the team the perfect chance to release him, so it’s almost a surprise that they chose to only suspend him.
In a key AFC match-up Monday night, the New England Patriots steam-rolled the Houston Texans 42-14.
The San Francisco 49ers have suspended running back Brandon Jacobs for the final three games following a series of posts on social media sites addressing his lack of playing time, including one during the weekend saying he was “on this team rotting away.”
49ers running back Brandon Jacobs posted advice on Twitter with a reference to never working “in a place where you hate your boss so much, you should always be happy at work.” The hash tag: “YouLiveAndYouLearn.”
The San Francisco 49ers have wrapped up the first half of their season, and they are right where they want to be. Much of their status is due to the elevation in play of both Michael Crabtree and Ahmad Brooks. The team also has Brandon Jacobs and Mario Manningham still ready to make their presence felt.
The match up to watch on Sunday will be Carlos Rogers vs. Victor Cruz. As with San Francisco and New York both are very talented and have developed a bit of a rivalry since Rogers mocked Cruz’s touchdown celebration. This will mark the 3rd time the two have faced each other with both winning a previous meeting. Whichever player gets the better of their opponent Sunday will give their team a great chance at winning the game.
The news this week around 49er camp is the naming of Patrick WIllis as NFC Defensive Player of the Week. However, he has had to share the headlines with Brandon Jacobs, who has announced that he is ready to get back on the field.
The 49ers are been lucky enough to stay healthy so far this year and may have Ted Ginn Jr. back as early as Sunday. The Vikings on the other hands have players missing on both sides of the ball and will have to upset the 49ers and do it short handed.