49ers vs. Broncos 2010 NFL Picks, NFL Predictions & Vegas Odds: The San Francisco 49ers (1-6) and Denver Broncos (2-5) travel to London, England to play a non-conference NFL picks match-up in week eight of the NFL predictions season, but making a trans-Atlantic flight to another continent might not be far enough away for both of these teams to escape their disastrous NFL picks seasons this year. The Vegas odds makers had to pick someone to win so they have chosen the 49ers as -2½(-110) point NFL predictions favorite in Wembley Stadium.
The 49ers might have sunk to a new low last week as they lost to the winless Carolina Panthers 23-20. This week, San Francisco goes in a different direction with Troy Smith at quarterback replacing Alex Smith who is out with a shoulder strain. Frank Gore has gained over 100 yards on the ground this NFL picks season and, after watching Darren McFadden gouge the Broncos last week, he should be licking his chops. After scoring touchdowns in consecutive NFL picks contests, receiver Michael Crabtree had an off game last week but needs to show since tight end Vernon Davis is questionable. Defensively, their inability to consistently rush the passer or get the big turnover has hurt the 49ers who are ranked in the middle of the pack in yards allowed.
While the 49ers are reeling, the Broncos are nothing short of a train wreck this NFL predictions season. The team has lost three consecutive NFL picks contests, including last week’s mauling by the Oakland Raiders, at home, no less, 59-14. Everything that could have gone wrong, did go wrong, and the Raiders never put their foot off the gas. McFadden rushed for 165 yards and had 4 touchdowns, the offense picked-up more than 500 yards, and the Broncos committed three turnovers. Denver still cannot defend the run or run the ball, at all. Kyle Orton and Brandon Lloyd have been bright spots offensively but even they have tailed-off as of late. If the Broncos’ players have any self-respect, they will come out and play hard. In a neutral site NFL picks conteszt in London, though, expect a low energy atmosphere and perhaps a sloppy game for teams jumping as many as four time zones. The 49ers cover the Vegas spread in a week 8 NFL picks battle everyone in America is glad they do not have to pay to watch.
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