The million dollar ATS question in tonight’s bloodbath between the Bears & 49ers is how Kyle Orton will respond now that the job is his. After last week and watching Sexy “Mini-Me” Rexy get absolutely destroyed by Seattle’s 1st team defense against the NFL’s 32nd ranked O-Line (and 32nd is being generous), I expect the Bears not to do much more than run the ball and execute a few dump-offs. Even if the Grizzly Adams-looking Orton can find some time, I still can’t see who the hell he’s gonna throw-to outside of the TEs.
Considering Mike Nolan’s crew roughed-up the Packers in San Francisco 34-6 last week sacking the Favre-less QBs 6 times and recovering 3 fumbles, I expect the collection of youngsters to once again run circles around Lovie’s oversized turnstiles.
As for the 49ers offense, Joe Montana…I mean J.T. O’Sullivan & Alex Smith have been battling all camp, but with Mike Martz bringing-in the nappy-haired O’Sullivan from Detroit, he looks like the opening day starter. Regardless, the competition is still considered open, probably leading to some solid play-calling from the O-Coordinator in tonight’s match-up. In addition, the offensive line has been very impressive through two preseason games only allowing two sacks thus far.
Throw-in an underrated group of WRs (Issac Bruce, Bryant Johnson, Ashley Lelie, & Arnaz Battle) some experienced RBs (Frank Gore, DeShaun Foster, & Michael Robinson), and the explosive Vernon Davis, and I expect the 49ers to win straight-up tonight. (SF +3)
Final Score: 49ERS 31 BEARS 24