If Hyde is able to maintain the levels of athleticism with which he performed on Monday night, he will be on the fast track to becoming one of San Francisco’s elite players.
Peter Panacy is a featured columnist covering the San Francisco 49ers for Bleacher Report.
This Week 2 bout kicks off at 1 p.m. ET. The over/beneath is 45 factors. Pittsburgh has some gaps on defense and will be without Le’Veon Bell again this week but Big Ben is more then capable of leading his team to victory and on home field the Niners know it. Brown has at least five catches in 33 consecutive games and seven-plus catches in 12 consecutive games – both National Football League records.
The Steelers (0-1), meanwhile, will be out to send him out of Pittsburgh with his first career loss.
OLD LEGS: Steelers running back DeAngelo Williams looked pretty fresh for a 32-year-old supposedly in the twilight of his career. The Steelers need to stay disciplined as well as aggressive on the pass rush and avoid making it easy for Kaepernick by providing him lanes to scramble through when the mood strikes. Since his premiere season with the Steelers in 2004, Roethlisberger has accumulated 39,408 yards and 3,183 completions. All that miscommunication that occurred in New England was predictable. He was the oldest Week 1 beginning operating again, and having three additional days relaxation ought to assist maintain him recent for yet one more begin. Tomsula said he saw Bush on Tuesday and “he looked good“.
Predictions: Carlos Hyde will have another triple digit game on the ground with a pair of touchdowns, but it won’t be enough to win. Hyde exploded for 168 yards and two touchdowns against the Vikings.
Hyde took management within the second half after Reggie Bush left the sport with a calf damage. It’s unknown if he’ll be capable of play on Sunday.
Celebrating injuries might be OK if it’s good news for Jarryd Hayne.
He wasn’t Dan Marino or Terry Bradshaw during his 2015 debut, but Colin Kaepernick did show signs of becoming a more complete quarterback.
However, San Francisco’s next opponent is not so easily fooled. Perhaps, they’ve already adjusted to a game without Jim Harbaugh as head coach and are now meshed, with Coach Jim Tomsula’s style of play.
Regardless of dropping gamers like Justin Smith, Chris Borland, Aldon Smith and Patrick Willis, the 49ers surrendered fewer factors than any workforce in Week 1. That would force the 49ers, who controlled the line of scrimmage defensively against the Vikings, holding Adrian Peterson to 31 yards on 10 carries, to go to their nickel or dime packages, something the Steelers did last week against the Patriots.
Teddy Bridgewater continues to be an uncertainty at quarterback, and San Francisco will face one of many league’s prime passers on Sunday.