While former Atlanta Falcons offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan is one of the most respected offensive minds in all of football, the current head coach of the San Francisco 49ers is now in need of some improved results after winning just 10 games in his first two seasons with the rebuilding franchise.
After an uninspiring 6-10 mark In 2017, the Niners went a discouraging 4-12 last season and while Frisco’s progressions was probably slowed by the unexpected and ill-timed ACL tear from starting quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo, all of the team’s struggles can’t be blamed on the loss of their still-inexperienced signal-caller.
Now, with San Francisco hoping for a successful return from ‘Jimmy G’ the NFC West playoff hopefuls are desperate to start winning. Will Frisco finally take a step forward or will the upcoming 2019 campaign result in the franchise’s fifth consecutive losing season?
Will Shanahan survive if the 49ers don’t start playing better or is this the beginning of the end of an era that never quite got off the ground?
Thanks to the expert NFL predictions that you’re about to get on each and every game on San Francisco’s upcoming 2019 docket, you’re going to have a great idea of just how many games the 49ers will win this coming season.
San Francisco finished the 2018 season ranked 21st in scoring (21.4 ppg) and a discouraging 28th in points allowed (27.2 ppg). To address their offseason needs, the Niners drafted Ohio State defensive end Nick Bosa with the second overall pick before adding South Carolina wide receiver Deebo Samuel and Baylor wideout Jalen Hurd in the second and third rounds respectively.
The 49ers also added former Buccaneers linebacker Kwon Alexander, former Falcons running back Tevin Coleman and former Eagles wide receiver Jordan Matthews in free agency among others.
San Francisco 49ers 2019 NFL Season Win/Loss Total Odds & Betting Predictions
- San Francisco 49ers 2019 Win Total Odds: 8
- 2018 Wins: 4
Week 1 at Tampa Bay
The Buccaneers will almost certainly be better in 2019 than they were a year ago because of the hiring of no-nonsense head coach Bruce Arians. With that said, I like Tampa Bay to take care of business in their regular season and home opener. Loss. 0-1.
Week 2 at Cincinnati
I’m not expecting a whole lot out of Cincinnati in 2019, but I like the Bengals to hold it down at home in a game it looks like they should win. Loss. 0-2.
Week 3 vs Pittsburgh
Things won’t get any better now that the 48ers are back at home. Pittsburgh is basically the superior team on both sides of the ball. Loss. 0-3.
Week 4 BYE
Week 5 vs Cleveland
This week 5 matchup should be a fun-filled thriller between two teams with young and talented quarterbacks that are looking to improve. I like Frisco to take care of business out of sheer desperation and the fact that they’re playing at home. Win. 1-3.
Week 6 at LA Rams
Frisco suffered a 48-32 road loss against the Rams to cap off their 2018 season a year ago and I don’t see them coming close to getting the road upset in this Week 6 meeting either. Loss. 1-4.
Week 7 at Washington
The Skins were pretty decent in winning seven games a year ago despite losing starting quarterback Alex Smith to a season-ending injury. Washington has question marks at quarterback, but the Skins manage to take care of business in this one. Loss. 1-5.
Week 8 vs Carolina
I’m expecting Cam Newton and Carolina to bounce back in a big way in 2019 after their subpar 7-9 mark a year ago. The Panthers are the far better defensive team and this just looks like a matchup they should win despite being on the road against the Niners. Loss. 1-6.
Week 9 at Arizona
While everyone associated with the Niners will be ready to press the panic button by the time this matchup rolls around, I’m going to say that Arizona manages to hold it down at home in a shootout after sweeping Frisco a year ago. Loss. 1-7.
Week 10 vs Seattle
This looks like a game that Seattle should win, but they won’t. San Francisco will be completely and utterly desperate and they always seem to play the division rival Seahawks tough at least once per year. After getting the 26-23 overtime upset win at home in Week 15 last season, San Francisco manages to make it two straight at home over Russell Wilson and company. Win. 2-7.
Week 11 vs Arizona
Sheer desperation, combined with the fact that they’re playing at home will be the two driving forces that put San Francisco over the top in this Week 11 divisional date. I’m expecting to see a more cohesive Frisco team by this juncture of the season as well. Win. 3-7.
Week 12 vs Green Bay
The Niners fell to the Packers 33-30 at Lambeau Field in Week 6 last season and I’m going to say they repeat their feat despite being on the road this time around. Simply put, I’m expecting Aaron Rodgers to put on a show in this one against a Niners defense that just doesn’t look very scary on paper. Loss. 3-8.
Week 13 at Baltimore
Baltimore’s lockdown defense puts the clamps on Jimmy G and Lamar Jackson mostly avoids meeting Nick Bosa face-to-face. Loss. 3-9.
Week 14 at New Orleans
There’s no way the 49ers go down to the Big Easy and beat a focused Drew Brees and the high-scoring Saints with New Orleans’ almost assuredly locked in on their impending playoff positioning. Loss. 3-10.
Week 15 vs Atlanta
The Niners will be going all out to get this much-needed win but it’s not going to happen for the same reason they lose to New Orleans in Week 14. Atlanta will be focused on reaching the playoffs and they’ve got the edge at quarterback. Loss. 3-11.
Week 16 LA Rams
The Niners were blown out of the water in their 39-10 Week 7 home loss against the Rams a year ago and they’re going down in similar fashion in this Week 16 meeting as well. Loss. 3-12.
Week 17 at Seattle
The Niners got smacked senseless in their 43-16 Week 13 road loss against the Seahawks a year ago and with Seattle focused on reaching the playoffs in this contest, I’ve got Frisco going down again, like, really hard. Loss. 3-13.
With so much uncertainty, I just don’t see San Francisco having a very successful 2019 season. With that said, I clearly don’t see five wins for the 49ers in 2019. Bet the Under NFL betting enthusiasts.
2019 NFL Season Prediction: 3 Wins