Browns vs. 49ers: photographers' favorite photos from Cleveland's loss

Browns vs. 49ers: photographers' favorite photos from Cleveland's loss

But hopefully they paint a picture of the game, as ugly as it was.

Originally a fourth-round draft pick of the Baltimore Ravens in 2013, the Harvard product spent the first four seasons of his career in Maryland before inking the largest contract for a fullback in league history with the Niners in 2017. Mayfield has not been able to replicate the success he had last season, as he's only thrown four touchdowns this year, compared to six interceptions.

"Our confidence isn't shaken at all after these last two weeks", safety Eric Weddle said after the game.

I also like San Francisco to win and cover at home, as that defense is going to be tough for the Browns to break down.

In an interview with NFL Network's Michael Silver, Sherman accused Mayfield of refusing to shake hands before the Browns' humiliating 31-3 loss to the 49ers on "Monday Night Football" and ripped the QB for his behavior.

Enthusiasm for the 49ers does seem to be returning to the Bay Area, after five seasons of turmoil that included three head coaching changes - from Jim Harbaugh to Jim Tomsula, to Chip Kelly, to Shanahan. It could be a backup rising up to take control of a team when a start player gets injured, like the way Teddy Bridgewater has in New Orleans. On offense, quarterback Jimmy Garappolo has gone 13 for 18 for 123 yards and two touchdowns. Garoppolo then connected with George Kittle for a 22-yard touchdown in the end zone.

No video game this week represents much more of litmus take a look at for both groups involved than Monday night's matchup in between the 49ers and Browns in Santa Clara, Calif.

After suffering a broken jaw against the Seahawks, linebacker Clay Matthews could be sidelined for at least a month, McVay said Friday. He is tied with the Rams' Clay Matthews for third place in the National Football League with six sacks. Mostert has as well, rushing for 5.9 YPC and 67 yards per game. That's what you've got in the D-Line.

He's got just four TD passes in five games. On Thursday, Weddle indicated that he, not Peters, was to blame for Metcalf's touchdown, and McVay said Friday that Peters was not at fault. "Just wanted to get payback". Jermaine Whitehead missed two tackles on the same Matt Breida run by doing nothing more than striking him with a shoulder.

In the opener against the Carolina Panthers, Henderson played two snaps on offense, carrying the ball once for no gain.

Forgive me for thinking this is a little smoke and mirrors, but also believing that the Niners have a chance to be a decent team. When you watch the tape and consider the way the Saints are picking up wins, how the Falcons can't get out of their own way, and how inconsistent the Panthers and Buccaneers are, the division looks to be a lock for New Orleans. The 49ers would like McGlinchey to hold up without help and a way to do that is try to wear down Garrett in the downhill running game.

San Francisco pass-rusher Nick Bosa would add insult to the annihilation just before halftime.

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