The San Francisco 49ers hit a speed bump in Minnesota last week, but got rolling again Sunday with a whitewash of the Jets in New Jersey. Now at 3-1 for the season, San Fran now heads home for a three-game homestand, beginning with an inter-conference bout with the 2-2 Buffalo Bills this Sunday (4:25 pm ET, CBS).
San Francisco worked New York over like a superior boxer toying with an inferior opponent just for the exercise. The Niners led 10-0 at the half, added a Frank Gore TD in the third quarter, then put the Jets away in the fourth, returning a fumble for a score and tacking on 10 points after that in pitching a 34-0 shut-out.
The Niners piled up 245 yards on the ground Sunday, held the ball for almost 37 minutes and forced four New York turnovers.
So at 3-1 San Francisco sits in second place in the NFC West, one game behind the 4-0 Arizona Cardinals.
The Niners also continue to provide their financial backers with winning NFL picks. After going 12-3-1 ATS last year, San Fran is 3-1 ATS this year.
Statistically speaking the Niners rank third in the league in rushing, averaging 167 YPG on the ground, and fifth vs. the run, allowing just 80 YPG on the ground.
Having played three of their first four games on the road the 49ers now get to stay at home for almost the entire month of October. The fun begins with a game with the Bills.
Buffalo opened its season with a 48-28 loss to the Jets, then came home and capped Kansas City 35-17. The Bills then went to Cleveland and beat the Browns 24-14, but Sunday, at home vs. New England, Buffalo led 21-7 in the third quarter, only to give up 45 points from there on out in a 52-28 loss.
Many NFL betting outlets opened San Francisco at -10 for Sunday’s game vs. the Bills, but that number quickly dropped to -9 at most shops.