Thursday Night Football Preview - Oakland Raiders @ San Francisco 49ers

Nov 1 2018

By: Nabeela Damji

Thursday, November 1, 2018

Two.

That’s the number of wins by both the Oakland Raiders and the San Francisco 49ers.

COMBINED.

This game is going to be good *insert sarcasm*

The Raiders are in San Francisco to play the 49ers for one last Bay Area matchup, before the Raiders pack up and move to Las Vegas.

Both teams, along with the New York Giants, are the front-runners to claim the No 1 pick in the 2019 draft.

The Raiders have an established QB in Derek Carr, who is completed 72 percent of his passes, but only has 10 TD’s on the season.  His eight interceptions and 17 sacks are troubling for the Raiders offense. 

The Niners, on the other hand, are going with Nick Mullens after C.J Beathard injured his thumb and wrist during the last week’s loss to the Cardinals. Mullens, who was on the roster last season, has never taken an NFL snap, and what a better way to do it than against the Raiders.

Heading into this week, the Niners offense ranks 22nd in the league, but Matt Breida, who is currently 10th in the league in rushing means the Niners are effective on the ground averaging 133.6 rushing yards per game.  There’s also second year TE George Kittle, who leads San Francisco in both receptions and receiving yards with 37 and 584 respectively.

Oakland, leads the series 7-6 with the home team winning the last three meetings.