49ers win; push Giants into 2nd pick

By | December 3, 2017

49ers win; push Giants into 2nd pick … San Francisco kicked a last-second FG to defeat Chicago 15-14 in Jimmy Garopoolo’s 1st start for the 49ers. That was win #2 for San Francisco and will push them back into the 3rd pick when the full updated ‘if the draft were held today’ selection order for the 2018 draft is released after tomorrow Monday nighter, while the Giants, who lost 24-17 in Oakland in Eli Manning’s first non-start in for what seems like for ever – its actually just over 13 years – will move up to #2. The Giants are also 2-10, but have a somewhat weaker strength of schedule figure than the 49ers. Meanwhile, Cleveland inched ever closer to clinching the #1 overall pick after losing to the Chargers in LA. At the same time, the 4th and 5th picks are still too close to call; Denver and Indianapolis are 3-9, but there is almost no statistically significant difference in their SOS numbers. Chicago, another 3-9 team, but with a stronger strength of schedule, will have the 6th pick for at least another week, while Houston and Tampa Bay will have the 7th and 8th picks respectively. As usual, the full, updated selection order for the opening round of the upcoming draft will be posted after tomorrow night’s game.