Monday Night Football
“This is a big game for the 49ers,” John Madden told the KCBS Radio morning crew. San Francisco can clinch a playoff spot with a victory. “I think it’s important for them to play well, to keep up the momentum they got from last week. One of the things is I don’t think they can get over-enthusiastic about this last game at Candlestick…”
Although the 49ers play their last regular season home game on Monday, the stadium will still host a number of events before it is demolished.
There will be no high-profile, prime time weeknight football games – neither Monday nor Thursday night – played at the new Levi’s Stadium for the 49ers inaugural season and possibly beyond.
Colin Kaepernick and the 49ers (6-4) will hope to find their way Monday night against the Washington Redskins (3-7), in an ESPN production airing on KPIX 5.
John Madden said officials should not have picked up the pass interference flag at the end of the Panthers-Patriots game Monday night, giving Carolina a 24-20 victory.
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.
The Seahawks’ anemic offense almost cost them the game against the Rams in St. Louis Monday night. But Seattle escaped with a 14-9 win to stay one game ahead of the 49ers in the NFC West. “I was really disappointed in Seattle,” John Madden told the KCBS Radio morning crew.
The Oakland A’s hit three home runs Monday to beat the Detroit Tigers and take a 2-1 lead in the Division Series. They can advance to the American League Championship Series with a win Tuesday afternoon.
Quarterback Robert Griffin III led the Washington Redskins back from a 14-0 deficit to defeat the Raiders 24-14 in Oakland Sunday, but John Madden told the KCBS Radio morning crew RG III is still not fully recovered from his knee injury and surgery last season.
On Monday night, Oakland Raiders quarterback Terrelle Pryor got rocked while on a designed quarterback draw, left the game for evaluation and was ultimately diagnosed with a concussion. Come Tuesday morning, Pryor didn’t “remember much” about the loss.