This one appears to be another game that could be seen as a look-thru deal. The Niners have the Giants next week, and have to be gearing up for that one. I’m not really saying they looked past Minnesota, that was more of a scheme problem, but this one has the makings of a sleeper game that might sneak up on them. Ryan Fitzpatrick has done well at times, and has looked bad at times. Same with CJ Spiller and the running game. If you look at their opponents, though, you get a better idea. They’ve beaten bad teams (Cleve, Miami), and lost to NE (good) and the Jets (bad).
I don’t think Buffalo is that good, but Ryan is a good QB if you give him time as his league-leading 12 TDs attest. Pressure him and he throws picks, as his league-leading 7 picks shows. This game follows the formula of the Niners basic script. Stop the run, force the pass, pressure the QB, get some picks. Buff’s defense doesn’t appear to be all that. 100 points by the Jets and NE proves that. NE got 45 points in the 2nd half last week. I think tthe Niners won;t make the mistake of the Minn game, and come out focussing a little more on the run, and the mid range passing game as they did last week.
Still saying 28-10 Niners.