In the final regular season game at Candlestick Park, the San Francisco 49ers will go for their 225th all-time win at the ‘Stick as they go up against the Atlanta Falcons. The Niners and all of the 49ers Faithful will give Candlestick Park a proper send off in front of a national TV audience on Monday Night Football.
It is fitting the 49ers are closing out Candlestick Park against a division rival, well, at least a former division rival. The Falcons and 49ers played in the NFC West from 1970-2001, when the rivalry was its most heated. During that span, San Francisco dominated Atlanta with an overall record of 39-24-1. All told, the 49ers and Falcons played 33 games at Candlestick Park, with the 49ers winning 23 of the contests. The last time the two teams faced off was in last season’s NFC Championship Game. As an aside, the Falcons are one of the least penalized teams in the NFL since 2009 so that will be something to watch this Monday night.
This will be the fourth game in history between the 49ers and Falcons played on Monday Night Football. Candlestick Park’s final regular season game will be the first played in San Francisco between the two teams on Monday Night Football.
San Francisco’s 204 regular season wins at Candlestick Park are the most by a team in it’s home stadium in NFL history.
Game Day Information
Atlanta Falcons (4-10) vs. San Francisco 49ers (10-4)
Where: Candlestick Park (Bill Walsh Field), San Francisco
Kickoff: 5:40 PM (PT)
Weather (predicated at kickoff): 56-degrees, Clear, 64% Humidity, 3 mph winds coming from the North.
Odds: San Francisco-13; over/under 45 points
TV: ESPN, KPIX 5 (SF Bay Area)
Play-By-Play: Mike Tirico
Color Analyst: Jon Gruden
Sideline Reporter: Lisa Salters
Online: WatchESPN.com or on the Watch ESPN App
49ERS RADIO NETWORK
KGO 680 AM & The Bone 107.7 FM
Play-By-Play: Ted Robinson
Color Analyst: Eric Davis
Play-By-Play: Erwin Higueros
Color Analyst: Jesus Zarate
WESTWOOD ONE (National)
Play-By-Play: Kevin Harlan
Color Analyst: Dan Fouts
Sideline Reporter: Tim Ryan
San Francisco will likely be without wide receiver Mario Manningham and guard Mike Iupati.
Manningham sat out practice on Thursday, was limited on Friday and did not participate on Saturday, the final Niners practice before the game. He is dealing with an illness and knee injury. Since the receiver has come off the injured list, he has gone through each week limited at different practices. But Mario would end up playing each week. However, MNF is not looking good for Manningham after he was listed as DNP twice on the injury report.
As in previous weeks, Mike Iupati was limited at all practices and is questionable. I doubt we will see Mike return to action to the O-line because the Niners look to be taking their time with his knee as he recovers. The knee is a vital lifeline of any offensive lineman in the NFL.
The Falcons will be without wide receiver Darius Johnson because of an ankle injury. Safety Zeke Motta will miss the game because of a hand and neck injury.
Here are the full reports for both teams:
Questionable: G Mike Iupati (knee), WR Mario Manningham (illness, knee), TE Vance McDonald (ankle), LB Dan Skuta (foot)
Probable:LB Navorro Bowman (wrist), CB Tarell Brown (ribs), WR Michael Crabtree (ankle, wrist), C Jonathan Goodwin (not injury related), RB Frank Gore (ankle, knee), DT Justin Smith (shoulder)
Out: WR Darius Johnson (ankle), S Zeke Motta (hand, neck)
Questionable: TE Tony Gonzalez (toe), RB Antone Smith (knee), LB Sean Weatherspoon (knee)
Probable: S Thomas DeCoud (concussion)
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