What was once expected to be a great Week 9 “Thursday Night Football” between two NFC contenders game might turn into a one-sided affair.
The 49ers (4-4) have already lost more games midway through this season than they did the entire 2019 regular season. A lot of that has been because of injuries, which have continued to pile up. On Thursday, they’ll be without quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo (ankle), tight end George Kittle (foot), running back Raheem Mostert (ankle), wide receiver Deebo Samuel (hamstring) and running back Tevin Coleman (knee) as they go up agaist the Packers (5-2).
It will be up to Garoppolo’s backup, Nick Mullens, to figure out how to lead a rag-tag San Francisco offense against a struggling Green Bay defense that’s coming off a loss to the Vikings on Sunday.
It won’t be much easier for the 49ers on the defensive side, either: Edge rusher Nick Bosa (knee) is out for the season and cornerback Richard Sherman (calf) isn’t expected to return until Week 12 at the earliest. That should give Aaron Rodgers and the Packers’ offense a pretty big edge.
Davante Adams has emerged as one of, if not the best wide receiver in the NFL. He’s second in the league with 100.4 receiving yards per game and tied for first with seven touchdown catches despite having played in just five games. If Rodgers and Adams can replicate recent performances, then they’ll have a good shot at overcoming the Packers’ lack of depth at running back this week.
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49ers vs. Packers start time
- Date: Thursday, Nov. 5
- Kickoff time: 8:20 p.m. ET
- TV channel: Fox, NFL Network
- Live stream: fuboTV | DAZN (in Canada)
All “Thursday Night Football” games throughout the 2020 NFL season will start at 8:20 p.m. ET, now with more TV options thanks to the addition of the broadcast to Fox in Week 5.
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