The most underrated players on the Oakland Raiders and San Francisco 49ers are both linebackers, according to a veteran NFL columnist – each a solid contributor to a linebacking corps that are among the league’s best.
The NFL revealed Friday that the Chiefs and 49ers each had eight players voted into the Pro Bowl, including running backs Jamaal Charles of Kansas City and Frank Gore of San Francisco.
The 49ers and Falcons both have a few players on this week’s injury report, but nothing major. When the two play Monday Night injuries will not be a deciding factor meaning the team that plays better will win.
No pregame injuries will come into play when the 49ers and Buccaneers meet Sunday. They are both as healthy as they could hope to be this late in the season, which is great for a San Francisco team playing in another important game.
The pivotal game between the 49ers and Seahawks will be without a few key players. As a whole though, both teams are relatively healthy and have to be pleased heading into this important rematch.
Despite the long list of names on the 49ers injury report, the fact remains that they are getting healthier. The Rams, on the other hand have a few players getting over concussions that may not be available Sunday.
While injuries may affect the Monday Night Game between the 49ers and Redskins, it won’t be significant. There are only 3 starters in real danger of missing the game, and each side has the depth to fill the void.
While no 49er has been ruled out yet, both the 49ers and Titans appear as though they will be without at least one of their key run stoppers. Other defensive players have also been limited in practice, and as a result, both teams should look to rush the ball early and often.
Mike Iupati could receive a lucrative extension with the 49ers this off-season, as dominant offensive line play has been instrumental in the San Francisco 49ers back-to-back trips to the NFC Championship.
Right guard Alex Boone arrives for work most days and swears at left guard Mike Iupati. From Boone, it’s always considered a term of endearment directed at his 49ers offensive linemates.