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49ers-Lions Injury Report: Marquise Goodwin sits out with thigh injury

49ers-Lions Injury Report: Marquise Goodwin sits out with thigh injury

SANTA CLARA – The 49ers opened their week of preparation to face the Detroit Lions on Sunday with a lot of question marks.

Wide receiver Marquise Goodwin had a deep thigh contusion and will likely be listed as questionable for the game, along with guards Mike Person (foot) and Joshua Garnett (toe), and linebacker Malcolm Smith (hamstring). None of those players practiced in pads on Wednesday. Goodwin, Person and Garnett sustained injury in the season opener againt the Minnesota Vikings, while Smith has not played since the first preseason game.

“They’ll be day-to-day,” 49ers coach Kyle Shanhan said. “Hopefully, they’ll have a chance this Sunday.”

In addition, safety Adrian Colbert did not practice on Wednesday due to a hamstring injury.

The 49ers placed linebacker Brock Coyle on injured reserve on Wednesday. Coyle sustained a concussion in the fourth quarter Sunday against the Vikings. Shanahan said Coyle also sustained a compression facture of the fourth thoracic vertebra, which is located in the upper region of the middle back. Players on injured reserve must spend a minimum of eight weeks on injured reserve before becoming eligible to return to action.

“He will recover at some time this year, but we know it’s going to be at least six weeks before he can have a chance to play football,” Shanahan said.

Wednesday’s Injury Report

49ERS
Did not practice
S Adrian Colbert (hamstring)
G Joshua Garnett (toe)
WR Marquise Goodwin (quadricep)
G Mike Person (foot)
LB Malcolm Smith (hamstring)
T Joe Staley (not injury related – vet day)

Limited practice
OL Erik Magnuson (hamstring)
S Jaquiski Tartt (shoulder)
CB K'Waun Williams (rib)
CB Ahkello Witherspoon (ankle)

LIONS
Did not practice
T Andrew Donnal (knee)
G T.J. Lang (back)

Limited practice
DE Ezekiel Ansah (shoulder)

Full participation
RB LeGarrette Blount (shoulder)
QB Matthew Stafford (shin)

This Sunday, be sure to watch 49ers Pregame Live at 12 p.m. and 49ers Postgame Live immediately after the game on NBC Sports Bay Area and live streaming on the NBC Sports app. Greg Papa, Donte Whitner, Jeff Garcia, Matt Maiocco and Laura Britt will have everything you need to know from the 49ers’ home opener.

Twitter compares Sean McVay to Jeff Fisher after Rams' loss to 49ers

Twitter compares Sean McVay to Jeff Fisher after Rams' loss to 49ers

Things aren't going well down in Southern California.

After opening the season 3-0, the defending NFC champion Rams now have lost three straight, the latest of which was a 20-7 defeat at the hands of the 5-0 49ers on Sunday.

The Rams scored on their opening possession, but Sean McVay's offense was stymied after that. With star running back Todd Gurley out with a quadriceps injury, Jared Goff was tasked with leading the Rams to a much-needed win. But the Cal product turned in one of his worst games as professional, throwing for only 78 yards in the loss. 

With the Rams back to .500 and the offense looking inept, Twitter got the pitchforks out to drag McVay by comparing him to his predecessor Jeff Fisher.

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People might want to pump the brakes on the McVay slander. The Rams' offensive line has been atrocious this season and the 49ers were able to take advantage of that weakness and make life tough for Goff and the passing game. Gurley's absence and overall physical decline have had a massive impact on the Rams' offense, and McVay has yet to adjust. The lack of offensive innovation this season is concerning for the Rams. The 49ers sniffed out everything they were trying to do in putting together a statement win on the road against the two-time defending NFC West champions.

At 5-0, head coach Kyle Shanahan and defensive coordinator Robert Saleh have the 49ers firing on all cylinders. Without both their starting tackles, the 49ers had every reason to take a shorthanded loss in Week 6. But instead, they dominated the Rams and staked their claim as the class of the NFC West. 

49ers fans loudly, proudly take over LA Coliseum during win over Rams

49ers fans loudly, proudly take over LA Coliseum during win over Rams

Did the 49ers and Rams play in Santa Clara or Los Angeles on Sunday?

It was hard to tell, based on how loud 49ers fans were at LA Memorial Coliseum.

The Faithful flocked to sunny southern California for the NFC West showdown, and they made their presence known during San Francisco's 20-7 win over the defending conference champs. So much so that they caught many 49ers players' attention.

After the game, a few players took to social media to thank 49ers fans for taking over the Rams' home.

Even 49ers general manager John Lynch had to acknowledge the atmosphere the fans created in LA.

49ers fans have good reason to be hyped. Their team is 5-0 for the first time since 1990, and is one of two remaining undefeated teams in the NFL (Patriots).

The 49ers were expected to be better than they were last year, but no one could have predicted a start to the season like this.

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Now, as NBC Sports Bay Area's Matt Maiocco writes, it's reasonable to believe the 49ers are among the NFL's elite teams.

The next task for 49ers fans is to take over FedEx Field in Landover, Md., next Sunday.