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  • By Jeff Kaplan on Saturday, October 25, 2014 at 3:50 PM
    Oh, I was tempted to say it, of course. After we overwhelmed the Rams, I wanted to join the cavalcade. After all, Colin Kaepernick had thrown for nearly 350 yards—not to mention three beautiful scores—and when we open things up and go pass-first, I'm usually leading the cavalcade. Add the fact that our largely...
  • By Jack Hammer on Friday, October 24, 2014 at 2:12 PM
    When a local media member asked 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh what kind of work the 49ers coaching staff needed to get done during their bye this week the answer was simple, "Preparation for upcoming opponents and self-scout and there will be players that will come in and we'll be available to those players." Let's focus on what the 49ers might...
  • By Brandon Graham on Thursday, October 23, 2014 at 9:19 AM
    I've always hated the bye week. I know it sounds selfish, but I don't care. Greed is good. I suppose it stems from childhood, long before fantasy leagues invaded my life, but one week without watching the 49ers has always made for a lackluster Sunday. The players can have their rest and recuperation. I guess...
  • By Jack Hammer on Tuesday, October 21, 2014 at 1:39 PM
    "Just gotta execute." Anyone listening to a Colin Kaepernick interview since he became the starting quarterback knows that this is a common phrase he uses when asked about why the 49ers struggle in certain areas. It's a response that many don't like to hear, but is right on the money. Football is a simple game that many try to make...
  • By Jack Hammer on Sunday, October 19, 2014 at 10:10 PM
    The San Francisco 49ers saw their record on the season fall to 4-3 as the Denver Broncos handed them the third worse defeat of the Jim Harbaugh era. For the second week in a row the 49ers saw their opponent race out to a quick 14-0 lead, but unlike the week before they would not be able to catch up to the defending AFC Champions. With the loss...
  • By Jack Hammer on Friday, October 17, 2014 at 5:09 PM
    The San Francisco 49ers are set to take on the defending AFC champion Denver Broncos on Sunday night. The 49ers come into the game with a 4-2 record, and are coming off a very physical Monday night contest that saw them lose Patrick Willis, Jimmie Ward and Mike Iupati. As a result, rookie inside linebacker Chris Borland will be making his first NFL start...
  • By Jesse Dumas on Thursday, October 16, 2014 at 7:53 PM
    As the voices around the league start to subside in their assertions that Jim Harbaugh is on his way out after this season, the team has again taken on a familiar winning edge. Sitting at 4 wins and 2 losses a month and a half into the season with significant pieces missing on both sides of the ball is a decent situation to be sitting in. However, the...
  • By Jack Hammer on Thursday, October 16, 2014 at 9:48 AM
    When the San Francisco 49ers defense came onto the field to start the second half on Monday night in St Louis their offense had just spotted them to a three point lead. There was only one small problem. Three All-Pro linebackers were missing. Aldon Smith and Navorro Bowman have been missing all season, but now Patrick Willis was out too. This brought rookie...
  • By AJ Bolino on Wednesday, October 15, 2014 at 9:25 PM
    Monday night's game went off a lot like the script of a Rocky movie. The Rams came out swinging and the 49ers were on the ropes. Then, when all hope seemed lost, Colin Kaepernick landed an overhand right by way of an 80 yard TD strike to Brandon Lloyd with just seconds left in the first half. That strike changed the complexion of the game...and set in...
  • By D.C. Owens on Tuesday, October 14, 2014 at 6:33 PM
    Coming into 2014, many thought the 49ers would struggle during the early part of the season while integrating new starters and waiting for the wounded/suspended to return. It's easy to pick against the consensus. Some folks make a living at it. Only, this time, the consensus seems right. The 49ers have struggled, and yet they remain within striking distance...
  • By Jack Hammer on Tuesday, October 14, 2014 at 9:12 AM
    The San Francisco 49ers started slow but finished fast on Monday night to defeat the St Louis Rams 31-17 and move to 4-2 on the season. The Rams built a quick 14-0 lead in the first quarter, but from that point on it was all 49ers as they outscored St Louis 31-3 from the second quarter on. The game turned on a sequence late in the second...
  • By Jack Hammer on Monday, October 13, 2014 at 11:33 AM
    Tonight the San Francisco 49ers take on the St Louis Rams in a clash of NFC West rivals. The 49ers come into the game with a 3-2 record and an opportunity to overtake the Seattle Seahawks for second place in the division. Despite the St Louis Rams bringing a 1-3 record into the 49ers need to be ready to play. St Louis head coach Jeff Fisher has...
  • By Jack Hammer on Thursday, October 9, 2014 at 2:52 PM
    The San Francisco 49ers offensive line has been widely regarded as one of the best in the NFL since Jim Harbaugh took over in 2011. That has definitely been true when it comes to run blocking, but pass blocking has been a different story of late. Through the first five weeks of the season ProFootballFocus has the 49ers ranked 27th in pass...
  • By AJ Bolino on Thursday, October 9, 2014 at 2:00 AM
    The "showdown" between Colin Kaepernick and his predecessor, former 49er lightning rod Alex Smith, turned out to be more of a grind than a shootout. And that's exactly how the 49ers wanted it. The result may not have been as lopsided as many in 49erland would have hoped...but the little things came together in a way that they normally haven't this season....
  • By Jeff Kaplan on Tuesday, October 7, 2014 at 11:56 AM
    Hey, man, it was great to see you. There you were, the latest ex-Niner to QB the Chiefs. No, you weren't Joe Montana—though Colin Kaepernick wasn't Steve Young either—but there was still some serious history here. And as soon as you started driving the field, dinking and dunking as only you can, it all seemed to come flooding...
  • By Jack Hammer on Tuesday, October 7, 2014 at 11:52 AM
    When De'Anthony Thomas took a swing pass from Alex Smith 17 yards for a touchdown on the Kansas City Chiefs opening drive of the second half on Sunday there was reason for 49ers fans to be concerned. Up to that point in the game the Chiefs had scored on 3 of their first 5 offensive possessions and rolled up 228 yards of offense. So what...
  • By Jack Hammer on Monday, October 6, 2014 at 12:07 PM
    The 49ers defeated the Kansas City Chiefs in using a formula that has become all too familiar since 2011. With a strong rushing attack, clutch passing and timely defense the 49ers improved to 3-2 on the season with the 22-17 victory. The win, coupled with an Arizona Cardinals loss in Denver cut the 49ers deficit to only one and a half games in the NFC...
  • By Jack Hammer on Saturday, October 4, 2014 at 5:52 PM
    The San Francisco 49ers are set to do battle on Sunday against the Kansas City Chiefs. The 49ers come into the game with a 2-2 record having defeated previously unbeaten Philadelphia a week ago in a contest that saw the defense hold an Eagle offense that came in averaging over 30 points per game scoreless. Like the 49ers, the Chiefs come...
  • By Diego Del Barco and AJ Bolino on Wednesday, October 1, 2014 at 11:26 PM
    Well kids, as first quarters go this one could have been better ... and worse. We are now four games into the season and the San Francisco 49ers sit at 2-2. In this week's installment of UFR, AJ welcomes back Diego to reflect on the 49ers first quarter of the season and discuss whether Jim Harbaugh's squad is a contender or pretender in the NFL, which...
  • By Jeff Kaplan on Tuesday, September 30, 2014 at 1:12 PM
    There was just no doubt what would happen here. Having gifted the Eagles with three non-offensive touchdowns, we'd battled back to take the lead. Our O had looked good, our run-game especially, but the comeback belonged to a truly amazing show by our D. Facing a timely mix of rush and coverage, the Eagles' O hadn't crossed midfield. ...