Sporting Information’ NFL predictions for the 2020 season have been made with the understanding that the professional soccer panorama virtually certainly can be impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic not directly via the autumn and winter.
So predictions relating to how all groups together with the defending NFC champion 49ers will end within the 2020 NFL standings and past are extra of a crap shoot than regular. We now have no alternative however to function with the roster and schedule data we have now of all 32 groups heading into what can be an odd season.
Based mostly on NFL senior author Vinnie Iyer’s recreation picks for all the 2020 season, SN is projecting a little bit of a drop-off for San Francisco after it tore via the NFC playoff discipline final season on the heels of a 13-Three common season. The query is how far the 49ers will fall, and the place they will land within the postseason a yr after their heartbreaking Tremendous Bowl loss to the Chiefs.
Beneath are Iyer’s predictions for the 49ers in 2020, plus how Vegas oddsmakers view their possibilities to win a Tremendous Bowl.
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SN’s full 2020 standings projections & playoff picks
49ers document prediction for 2020
Report: 9-7Division: No. 2 in NFC WestPlayoffs: No. 7 seed in NFC
Iyer’s take: The 49ers edged the Seahawks for the NFC West and No. 1 seed final season. This four-game regression will nonetheless get them into the playoffs as a wild card with the roles reversed.
Name this a light model of a Tremendous Bowl hangover, with just a few key personnel adjustments and accidents giving them just a few extra questions than they’d on the finish of final season.
Haislop’s take: A regression from a 13-Three common season could be pure for any group on this league, so it is honest to count on the 49ers to slide. Not serving to their case are some tough highway video games in New Orleans (once more) and Dallas. The back-to-back New York video games towards the start of the season can be a problem logistically out of the gate, particularly amid the virus.
Nonetheless, this can be a group that in all probability could be the defending Tremendous Bowl champion had Patrick Mahomes not gone nuts within the fourth quarter. And out of doors of the DeForest Buckner commerce, San Francisco did not expertise many important short-term losses to its roster within the offseason. There is no motive to consider the 49ers cannot contend once more in 2020.
49ers odds for 2020 win whole, Tremendous Bowl
In line with the Tremendous Bowl odds at Sports activities Insider, solely the Ravens and the Chiefs (+650) have higher possibilities to win Tremendous Bowl 55 than the 49ers do at +1000.
These odds additionally make the 49ers the favorites to repeat as NFC champions, barely forward of the Saints, Buccaneers, Cowboys, Eagles, Seahawks and Packers.
Sports activities Insider additionally lists San Francisco as the favourite to win the NFC West over Seattle with a big rise within the odds for Los Angeles and Arizona.
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49ers schedule 2020
Assuming the 2020 NFL schedule stays intact with none pandemic-related changes, the 49ers will play the fourth hardest schedule within the NFL based mostly on opponents’ 2019 successful share.
Naturally for a high-profile group coming off a Tremendous Bowl run, San Francisco has 4 prime-time video games on its schedule and will find yourself with extra relying on the NFL’s schedule tweaks late within the season.
Beneath is the 49ers’ full schedule for the 2020 season.
Dec. 26 or Dec. 27