By KENT ELOLA
December is here and San Francisco 49ers fans finally have a reason to be excited about watching a game! Why exactly the team was waiting so long to unveil quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo I’m not sure, but now that he’s made his debut with a late-game touchdown pass against Seattle last Sunday, I expect the Jimmy G era to be in full effect from here on out.
It seems the team might have not only been protecting Garoppolo, but also ensuring it got another Top 5 pick in next April’s draft. Though the win-loss record of 1-10 is quite ugly (especially for those of us who grew up in the Joe Montana-Steve Young Golden Age), the Niners are finally showing some signs of hope for The Faithful.
I think Kyle Shanahan will prove to be a good choice as head coach once he can assemble some offensive weapons. People are (rightfully) gushing over Los Angeles Rams’ 31-year old phenom coach Sean McVay immediately turning that franchise from a perennial doormat into a serious playoff contender. But remember, McVay was blessed with a No. 1 overall quarterback (Jared Goff), an elite running back (Todd Gurley) and some big time playmakers at wide receiver in Sammy Watkins, Tavon Austin and Cooper Kupp.
Shanahan? Well he got Brian Hoyer and C.J. Beathard. No matter how brilliant the play designs and calls are, you need elite level athletes to execute them in order to succeed in the NFL. But at least Garapolo appears to be a step in the right direction and gives the Niners a legitimate shot to win — especially this week against Chicago and floundering rookie QB Mitch Trubisky (who the Bears got in a trade in which San Francisco GM John Lynch absolutely fleeced them). Speaking of winning, here at Kent Elola Sports we just cannot stop!
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Clients always ask me “how does this weekend look?” and the truth of the matter is I’m always optimistic as I can certainly find value with a full slate of games to choose from. But this weekend looks better than ever. The lineup of college games — beginning with USC-Stanford Friday Night in the Pac-12 championship game — features a bunch of teams I’ve watched and played on or against all season long. From the Ohio State-Wisconsin clash to the Clemson-Miami ACC battle, I absolutely LOVE the games on the college side as well as the pros this week!
The NFL has seen the contenders separate from the pack. In the AFC it’s pretty clear that anything other than a New England-Pittsburgh Championship Game would require a major upset in the divisional round. With Kansas City fading (look out for those LA Chargers!), the Raiders acting more like thugs than a serious football team, and the Bills, Jaguars, Titans and Ravens not having the talent to make a serious run, it looks like Big Ben vs. Tommy Brady again come January.
While the NFC probably has the best team in football with the 10-1 Philadelphia Eagles, the road to the Super Bowl will be much more difficult on that side of the bracket as the conference has reasserted itself as the clear power side of the league. Minnesota is 9-2, has a defense that can travel and has sneaky good skill position players including the best wide receive you probably haven’t heard of in Adam Thielen.
The Saints and Panthers are both 8-3 and square off Sunday in the Superdome with the winner taking sole possession of first place in the NFC South. But don’t count out the suddenly surging Atlanta Falcons — I told you to keep an eye on them several weeks back! — who have now won 3 in a row, to put themselves in a wild card position at 7-4. Atlanta still has two games left with the Saints and one each against the Vikings and Panthers. So it won’t be easy, but if Atlanta continues to win it will find itself right in the mix come January.
Philadelphia has already locked up the NFC East but the West is still up for grabs with the Rams (8-3) holding a slim one-game lead over banged-up Seattle (7-4). But the Seahawks already won in Los Angeles and host the Rams in the coming weeks, so that division (and the home playoff game that comes with it) is still up for grabs.
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