Both the San Francisco 49ers and Jacksonville Jaguars enter Sunday’s matchup at Wembley Stadium in London on rolls of different sorts.
The 49ers have won four straight games after starting out 1-2 on the season. Jacksonville is winless on the season, having lost their first seven games.
It’s a game the 49ers are expected to win pretty easily, especially when you consider that the Jags offense has been atrocious, averaging less 10.9 points a game, the worst in the NFL.
Only three times the whole season has Jacksonville topped double-digit points and in another three games, they have failed to score a touchdown.
The 49ers are rolling and picking up wins over teams they should be beating, St. Louis, Arizona, Tennessee and a complete thrashing of the Houston Texans back in Week 5.
San Francisco will be without receiver Mario Manningham, who although returned to practice this week, will be held out until after the bye week and should be ready for Week 10’s matchup with Carolina.
For Jacksonville, they have turned to survival mode, not so much for the season, but for their individual careers. Now is the time for players to show they belong in the NFL, and that’s what makes them dangerous- nothing to lose, everything to gain.
San Francisco is a heavy favorite and isn’t looking past the winless Jags, especially with the bye week coming up. The 49ers are getting healthier each day and are at the heels of the Seattle Seahawks for first place in the NFC West.