SF 49ers: Revisiting win/loss predictions in light of Week 2 injuries

Jimmy Garoppolo #10 of the SF 49ers (Photo by Michael Zagaris/San Francisco 49ers/Getty Images)
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Nick Bosa, SF 49ers
Nick Bosa #97 of the San Francisco 49ers (Photo by Sarah Stier/Getty Images) /

With the injuries piling up for the SF 49ers and opponents beginning to show themselves more, Niner Noise revisits the schedule to predict a final outcome.

To say that fans of the SF 49ers are tired of hearing injury news at this point would be a bit of an understatement.

The Niners lost both edge rusher Nick Bosa and defensive tackle Solomon Thomas to torn ACLs within three plays of one another during Sunday’s win over the New York Jets and feared the worst-case scenario for quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo‘s high-ankle sprain, not to mention the week-to-week nature of knee ailments for running backs Raheem Mostert and Tevin Coleman.

This was on top of already missing wide receiver Deebo Samuel (foot) for the first three weeks, cornerback Richard Sherman (calf) missing at least Weeks 2 through 4, and All-Pro tight end George Kittle‘s knee sprain keeping him out for one game, so far.

So, yes. It sort of seems like the injuries are just piling on top of one another, putting the outcome of this season in serious doubt, especially for those who were looking forward to another trip to the Super Bowl, this time with a chance to win it all.

But in spite of all the losses, all hope is not one of them, as the Niners are sitting at 1-1 and there remain 14 games on their slate for the year, not to mention a midseason bye week to help retool and prepare for what is hopefully another long playoff run.

Sure, the rest the NFC West teams are all off to 2-0 starts, but a lot can happen over the course of the next 15 weeks and nobody should be counting the SF 49ers out just yet. The blows they’ve taken are difficult, but they are ones the team can overcome.

With that said, and in light of all the injuries, let’s revisit the win/loss prediction from the offseason and see if San Francisco will still be in contention for one of those expanded playoff spots come the end of the season.