Quarterback Brock Purdy and the San Francisco 49ers have appeared like the most effective groups in soccer through the first seven weeks of the 2023 NFL season.
The Niners are 5-2 straight up (SU), 4-3 towards the unfold (ATS) and at the moment sit second on the Tremendous Bowl oddsboard at +500, placing them behind the Kansas Metropolis Chiefs.
However now that Purdy is reportedly in concussion protocol, that stellar begin may very well be in jeopardy.
The current information in regards to the beginning QB’s well being has additionally impacted the purpose unfold for the crew’s Week 8 matchup towards Cincinnati.
Based on BetMGM’s John Ewing, after the Purdy concussion information broke, the road for the Niners-Bengals contest moved from San Francisco -5.5 to San Francisco -3.
Beginning instead of the concussed Brock — whose MVP odds at the moment sit at +1800 — is Sam Darnold. Backup Darnold was the third-overall decide in 2018 and is taking part in for his third crew within the NFL.
This implies oddsmakers contemplate Purdy 2.5 factors extra precious to the unfold than Darnold.
Sarcastically, it was simply this week that First Factor’s First co-host Nick Wright mentioned, “I need to see [Brock Purdy] do extra,” on his What’s Wright? Podcast.
However with Purdy out towards the Bengals, Wright will not get his want, a minimum of not in Week 8.
Regardless of Purdy being out this week, San Francisco continues to be the odds-on favourite to win the NFC West at -650 and is a slight favourite to win the NFC at +230. The Philadelphia Eagles are a detailed second on the oddsboard to win the convention at +250.
Will the 49ers handle to get the win and canopy towards the Bengals with their backup QB?
Keep tuned to FOX Sports activities because the story unfolds!
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