The San Francisco 49ers currently have the worst record in the NFL, coming into this game with a 1-7 mark. San Francisco has lost six straight games after beating the Detroit Lions in week two of the regular season. The Oakland Raiders are 1-6, but have lost their last three games since beating the Cleveland Browns earlier this season. The Raiders are in last place in the AFC West Division. The San Francisco 49ers are three-point favorites over the Raiders in this game.
Raiders Defense Comes Up Short
Oakland Raiders quarterback Derek Carr has thrown for a ton of yards this season, but has struggled with consistency. Carr has thrown for over 2,000 yards and ten touchdowns, but has also thrown eight interceptions. The Raiders have just two rushing touchdowns this season, and the lack of a consistent running game has hurt them since Marshawn Lynch went down with an injury.
Niners Lacking Offense Playmakers
Backup quarterback C.J. Beathard has played well at times this season, but there is a reason that he isn’t a starting quarterback. Beathard has completed just 60 percent of his passes this season, but has thrown eight touchdown passes. Matt Breida is averaging 5.8 yards per carry to lead the Niners running attack, but has found the end zone just twice this season. San Francisco will look to take advantage of a bad defense in this game.