While a lot can happen before now and the end of the season, the playoffs are still very much in reach for the 49ers. Those who question San Francisco’s post-season chances are hanging their hat on the recent report from numberFire, giving them a 36.3 percent chance of making the playoffs. What is surprising is how anyone can agree with that.
The Packers, Bears and Lions are tied at 5-3 in the NFC North with the Bears and Lions facing off Sunday.
Wallace replaced Rodgers after he suffered a shoulder injury in the first quarter. The Bears beat the Packers 27-20, and Madden expects the Packers to continue to struggle without Rodgers, who could be out several weeks.
Washington quarterback Robert Griffin III ran 11 times for a season-high 84 yards in the Redskins 45-41 victory over Chicago Sunday. RG III also completed 18 of 29 passes for 298 yards and two touchdowns.
Quarterback Nick Foles, who led the Eagles to victory over the Buccaneers last Sunday, may start against the Cowboys this Sunday as Michael Vick continues to nurse a hamstring injury.
“Pryor is always a threat. He’s making some big throws, and I think that gives them a chance,” John Madden told the KCBS Radio morning crew.
Raiders quarterback Terrelle Pryor is the scheduled starter against the Chargers Sunday night after sitting out a game following a concussion. But he might be missing injured running back Darren McFadden.
In a stunning early-season move, the Cleveland Browns traded running back Trent Richardson to the Indianapolis Colts, a year after picking him in the first round.
In their search for a backup to Colin Kaepernick, the San Francisco 49ers signed a fifth quarterback, former Cleveland QB and Sacramento native Seneca Wallace. “He does have experience and probably experience doing some of the things that the 49ers are doing with Kaepernick,” John Madden told the KCBS Radio morning crew.
The Chicago Bears signed D.J. Williams to replace Brian Urlacher at middle linebacker this season. Williams, a nine-year veteran, has been a highly productive player since being taken in the first round of the 2004 draft.