Thursday Night NFL 2021 Season Kickoff

The 2021 football season officially kicks off tonight as the Super Bowl champion Tampa Bay Buccaneers (how the fuck?) take on the hapless Dallas Cowboys. Dallas’ 2020 season looked a lot like ours as Dallas suffered a multitude of injuries, and yet almost ‘won’ the east despite going 6-10.

Ageless Tom Brady once again will try to defy time and lead a team to the promised land. Tom Terrific got the job done last year on the basis of a strong defense and his minimizing of mistakes. But as show over and over, pressure him, and he will make mistakes.

Not tonight though. Dallas has their matador defense intact and will give up points by the truckload. I see something like a 38-27 win for the Buccos.


On the Niner front, Jalen Hurt has lingering knee issues. in other words, same as it ever was. Looks like another stint on the IR for him. They will ‘re-evaluate’ him in 3 weeks. Not sure how much longer they will put up with his inability to get on the field during a regular season game. Emmanuel Moseley is a game-time decision and they are holding out hope he will be ready If not, Josh Norman, Demmodore Lenoir, and Ambry thomas all look to get some playing time. Shit, we’ve even brought back Dontae (king of the waive) Johnson. Hey he knows the system, he just can’t play it very well.

Kevin Givens and Javon Kinlaw were held out of practice, but just precautionary.

Brandon Aiyuk, Aaron Banks, Nick Bosa, Dee Ford, Dre Greenlaw, and Jason Verrett all returned and fully participated in practice.


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17 Responses to Thursday Night NFL 2021 Season Kickoff

  1. Winder says:

    I so fucking tired of worrying about injuries. Who knows what will be happening by Sunday.

  2. unca_chuck says:

    Welcome to today’s NFL. It’s fucking minue-to-minutes these days.

  3. NJ49ER says:

    Jalen Hurd….stay’n hurt.

  4. Irish Kevin says:

    The Dallas FG kicker, he might be looking for a new job.

  5. Irish Kevin says:

    I hope Kyle is paying attention, passing is getting it done, I hope the Niners don’t go all run heavy.

  6. unca_chuck says:

    There’s a time and place to run. A good run game gives a team a ton of protection on play action passes. Something Shanahan obviously digs. So you will see runs. Jet sweeps. Misdirection runs. Delayed draws. All kinds of runs. All I want to see is more play action on 1st down.

    There’s nothing wrong with controlling the ball.

    • Irish Kevin says:

      The Niners have lost 3 SB cause they had no passing game, Nolan, Singletary, all they did was run the ball. When did you see Joe or Steve hand off the ball to win a SB? NEVER

  7. unca_chuck says:

    Beyond that, TB has the #1 run defense in the league.

    Detroit’s run defense sucks to you will see heavy dose of it come Sunday.

    TIme and place.

  8. alleykat69 says:

    Dak has surprised some Looking sharp overall in the passing game.No surprise Zeke has struggled though, Be only averaged 65 yards a game last year, he’s on the decline..

  9. unca_chuck says:

    I ended up taking Prescott and CeeDee on my FF team (bbest available) and got 50 points out of them. Rooting for Dallas seems odd to me for some reason. I guess they can lose as long as Dak gets 400 yards.

  10. unca_chuck says:

    Truth be told, Prescott looked pretty damn good. Hard to say about Elliott. They didn’t ever really try to run against the TB D but they had so much success throwing. The NFC Least may have one decent team.

  11. Flavor says:

    goddamn Unca, can we get a game day thread?

  12. unca_chuck says:

    Game DAY!!!!!!!!!!

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