History looms massive for the 49ers once they return from an early bye to host the Cleveland Browns in San Francisco on Monday Night Football.
At 3-0, the 49ers have made their greatest begin to the season in 21 years and will transfer to 4-Zero for the primary time since 1990, once they raced to a 10-Zero begin led by Joe Montana and Jerry Rice.
Looking that far forward could also be unwise for San Francisco, however optimism within the Bay Area is rightly rising after a promising begin. The 49ers started the season as a 5/1 shot to win a primary NFC West title since 2012 however are actually second-favorite at 2/1, simply behind the Los Angeles Rams.
The Rams misplaced 30-29 in Seattle on Thursday Night Football, sliding to 3-2, whereas the Seahawks improved to 4-1 and blew the division large open.
The 49ers’ blistering begin to the season is much more exceptional contemplating Jimmy Garoppolo is but to rediscover the shape he confirmed earlier than rupturing his ACL final season.
The former New England patriots quarterback has accomplished 58 of his 84 passes to date this season, throwing for 739 yards, 5 touchdowns and 4 interceptions.
While the figures could also be comparatively modest, Garoppolo might grow to be solely the sixth quarterback since 1990 to win 12 of his first 14 house begins within the NFL.
His Browns counterpart, Baker Mayfield, has additionally endured a troublesome begin to the season. The second-year quarterback has accomplished 82 of his 139 passes, throwing for 1,147 yards, 4 touchdowns and 6 interceptions.
Mayfield has struggled behind a porous offensive line however there have been indicators of enchancment in Week 4, as he handed for 342 yards and a landing because the Browns gained 40-25 in Baltimore and at last lived as much as the hype.
During the offseason, a lot was manufactured from the offensive weapons the Browns have surrounded Mayfield with—particularly Odell Beckham Jr.
Cleveland, nonetheless, started the season with two losses within the first three video games, each of which got here at house—in opposition to Tennessee in Week 1 and in opposition to the Los Angeles Rams in Week 3.
The win in Baltimore final week provided a glimpse of what the Browns can do and, extra importantly, moved Cleveland joint-top of the AFC North alongside the Ravens at 2-2.
“We know how good we can be,” Mayfield was quoted as saying by the Associated Press.
“That’s the frustrating part about how we started. We just need to do our job and that’s what guys did this week. Here’s all you need to know ahead of Monday.”
When and the place is the sport?
The San Francisco 49ers host the Cleveland Browns at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, California, on Monday, October 7.
Kick-off is scheduled for 8:15 p.m. ET.
The recreation will likely be broadcast nationally by ESPN.
A reside stream will likely be out there by way of ESPN’s digital platform, WatchESPN and the ESPN app.
The 49ers sit at 3-Zero and return to motion after a bye in Week 4, whereas the Browns are 2-2 after profitable 40-25 in Baltimore.
Cleveland has the higher hand within the collection, which it leads 18-9. The Browns have gained 4 of the previous 5 conferences in opposition to the 49ers, together with the final matchup between the 2—a 24-10 in Cleveland in December 2015.
San Francisco final hosted the Browns in October 2011, profitable 20-10.
According to Oddschecker, the 49ers are 3.5-point favourite and are 19/20 favourite to win and canopy the unfold, whereas the Browns are 41/25 underdogs.
The over/beneath bar by way of factors scored is ready at 33.