Monday Night Football: Mullens To Start In First MNF AppearancePublished November 12, 2018 by Sol FH
After an incredible debut last week, can Mullens lead the 49ers to victory over the struggling Giants? Tune in tonight at 1:15 GMT.
Nick Mullens certainly had an incredible debut last week in the 49ers' 34-3 routing of the Oakland Raiders. Mullens went 16/22, with 262 yards, three touchdowns, and no interceptions. Beginners luck? Well, it could've been the fact that the 49ers were facing a tired and hurting Raiders defense, but, the Southern Miss Golden Eagle QB, who in 2015 set the schools records for both passing yardage and TD passes has skill that could lead the 49ers out of the rut they've been for the last few seasons.
There are many signs that show Mullens could very-well have yet another incredible night, as the Giants' defense will be some undrafted rookies and fringe veterans. The Giants are 1-7 this season and any greatness we saw from their QB, Eli Manning in the past has gone out the window for the last two seasons. It's not all because of him. Let's be clear that the Giants' Offensive Line has left Manning open to sacks, big hits, strips, and a lot more, which has caused turnovers and not a lot of points nor first downs.
Luckily for the Giants, they still have a shining star in Safety Landon Collins, who continues to light up the league. He will have a lot to deal with the Niners' Tight-end George Kittle, one of the best yardages after catch players in the league right now.
Bold Prediction and Odds
The Giants are in a lot of trouble. Winning only one game this season is bad enough, but playing away from home will only make things more difficult. Mullens will go to town tonight as he needs to continue to prove he is enough for the full-time job. Expect a big night from him with 300+ yards and 2-touchdowns. Tonight, it's all 49ers, and the prediction lies at 34-17.
bet365 Sports has also posted odds for the Niners, at 1.57, and, 2.55 for the Giants. These odds are more competitive that should be, as San Francisco has a lot more talent, momentum, and skill than that of New York, at least in football.