He got hurt the following week in a win over Miami and didn't get another chance as a starter until after he was traded to San Francisco midway through the 2017 season. Their three wins have come against teams with a combined 3-9 record who didn't play in the postseason previous year. Seattle's week three game against the New Orleans Saints netted them their first loss of the season as they fell 33-27 in a game that wasn't even that close. The NFL scheduled them for as many prime-time games as it could in 2018.
The Niners will take center stage of the football world Monday night when they host a team many are asking the same question about. The Saints improve to 2-0 since quarterback Drew Brees injured his thumb and they continue to sit atop the NFC South.
They played on Monday night twice last season, entering their Week 6 loss to the Packers with a 1-4 record. Both sets of running backs have tough on paper matchups this week, but Nick Chubb's volume is going to make him a play regardless. After they dismantled division rival Baltimore, however, Cleveland is once again being mentioned as a contender in the AFC.
The 49ers are 1 of just 3 remaining undefeated groups - however their 3 wins arrived towards the Buccaneers, Bengals and Steelers, who have a merged report of three-nine.
The Sabres are off to a good start, beating 3-1 Pittsburgh on the road and thrashing off New Jersey 7-2 at home.
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Last year, the Niners defense had just two interceptions - the fewest in National Football League history. Most teams are finding out exactly where they belong in the standings and the good separate themselves from the pack. Questions or not, that's a fine start.
The stats might not stand out (five touchdowns to four interceptions and a middle-of-the-pack quarterback rating), but 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo has played well enough.
The Browns suffered a devastating season opening loss against the Titans at home on September 8 with a final score of 43-13. For, after a lacklustre start to the season, Mayfield has given himself a stern talking to and pledged to minimise his initial mistakes.
That will have to change if Shanahan's team beats the Browns. Before their third prime-time appearance in five weeks, the Browns got back on track with a 40-25 victory over the Baltimore Ravens. Another road test aways this week for a team that is 2-2 against the spread.