CB Richard Sherman Detroit Lions Hoodie , RB Jerick McKinnon, C Weston Richburg, LB Jeremiah Attaochu, G Jonathan Cooper, OL Mike Person, RB Alfred Morris, LB Korey Toomer Cheap Customized Detroit Lions Jerseys , T Mike McGlinchey, WR Dante Pettis, LB Fred Warner, WR Richie James Jr., DL Jullian Taylor.Key losses: RB Carlos Hyde, S Eric Reid, CB Dontae Johnson www.thelionsfootballauthentic.com , DE Elvis Dumervil, C Daniel Kilgore, T Trent Brown, LB Eli Harold, G Brandon Fusco,Strengths: QB Jimmy Garoppolo. Track record short with just seven NFL starts. Garoppolo won all of them and earned $137.5 million contract in offseason. Thrived last season while learning offense on fly. Completed 67.4 percent of passes with 8.8 yard per attempt, seven TDs Detroit Lions T-Shirt , five INTs and 96.2 rating. His 308.4 yards passing per game in five starts would have led league had he played full season.Weaknesses: Niners did little to upgrade pass rush despite only 30 sacks last season. Dumervil cut after leading team with 6 1/2 sacks and San Francisco didn't draft any edge rushers. Main offseason addition was Attaochu, who had 10 sacks in four seasons for Chargers. Key to improving rush will be better season from 2017 No. 3 overall pick Solomon Thomas and more production from DeForest Buckner. Niners experimenting with Buckner on outside at times to create better matchups.Fantasy Players To Watch: WR Marquise Goodwin. Goodwin showed he's more than speed receiver last season. Smashed career highs with 56 catches, 962 yards in first season with 49ers. Played even better with Garoppolo at QB. Goodwin ranked in top six in catches (29) and yards (384) during Garoppolo's five starts. Carrying that over to full season could make him one of top receivers in league.Vegas Says: Super Bowl 28-1. Over/under wins 8.Expectations: After 21 wins under four coaches past four seasons, Niners poised to get back into contention. Coach Kyle Shanahan and GM John Lynch began turnaround last season despite 0-9 start. Process accelerated as soon as Garoppolo arrived from New England, leading five straight wins to end year. Roster still has question marks with no proven every-down running back, lack of pass rush and unknowns in secondary. But if Sherman can bounce back from Achilles tendon surgery and regain top form and LB Reuben Foster stays healthy and out of trouble, defense could be improved enough for playoff run. Drew Brees will likely be the man of the hour tonight as he looks to make NFL history. Brees finds himself only 201 yards away from passing legendary quarterback Peyton Manning for the most career passing yards ever by a player. As CBS Sports’ Kevin Skiver pointed out Detroit Lions Hats , Brees has passed for at least 200 yards in a whopping 92 percent of his home starts as the quarterback of the New Orleans Saints, so it’s a safe bet that Brees reaches that mark tonight. Reports state that the NFL and the Saints will pause the game if/when Brees breaks the record to commemorate. For Lions fans, think of the brief game break when Calvin Johnson broke the receiving record against the Atlanta Falcons. Heading into tonight’s matchup against Washington, the Saints are favored by six points with the over/under set at 52.5 points. The Monday Night Football game will be broadcast on ESPN as per usual, and thus available through the WatchESPN app on compatible devices. Kickoff is at 8:15 PM.Who’ve you got in this matchup? Can Washington’s defense slow down Brees enough to keep him from breaking the record? Can Adrian Peterson’s aging legs keep on churning against the Saints defense? Let us know your answers to those and more in the comments section below.
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