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  • By AJ Bolino on Wednesday, September 17, 2014 at 10:21 PM
    In what might be the most disheartening loss of the Jim Harbaugh era, the 49ers came completely unglued against a team that they should have beaten by 3 scores. Penalties, turnovers and generally sloppy play cost the 49ers a chance to keep pace with the Arizona Cardinals atop the NFC West...a missed chance that could haunt them later in the...
  • By Jeff Kaplan on Tuesday, September 16, 2014 at 6:30 AM
    Did I ever tell you about my first (and only) Niner game at Candlestick Park? I lived 2,000 miles away, so seeing a game required a special trip. And though NorCal is one of this country's most worthy vacation spots, I was never quite willing to make the (mostly financial) commitment. Finally, I got the kick in the pants I needed. A family...
  • By Jack Hammer on Sunday, September 14, 2014 at 3:49 PM
    Welcome to the live blog for the San Francisco 49ers week 2 game against the Chicago Bears. I will be updating with information leading up to and throughout the game. 3:48 - It looks like the turf may be an issue. Large chunks have already begun to come up. 3:51 - Per Adam Schefter, Chicago Bears wide receiver Brandon Marshall will...
  • By Jack Hammer on Thursday, September 11, 2014 at 7:38 PM
    When the San Francisco 49ers take on the Chicago Bears on Sunday night in the first regular season game ever at Levi's Stadium, they will have history on their side. The Bears have not won a game on the road against the 49ers since the season that saw the birth of "The Fridge" in 1985. Among those losses is a 32-7 thumping the 49ers put on the Bears in...
  • By Diego Del Barco on Thursday, September 11, 2014 at 12:59 PM
    The San Francisco 49ers better be holding a royal flush in their hands because all actions by the team seem to indicate they're all in with Ray McDonald. It is impossible to discuss McDonald's situation without addressing the ongoing investigation in the Ray Rice domestic violence issue, even if Jed York recently stated in an interview with...
  • By AJ Bolino on Wednesday, September 10, 2014 at 9:41 PM
    Well, that went much better than expected, didn't it? In a game that wasn't nearly as close as the score, the 49ers punched the Cowboys in the mouth early and refused to relent late. The 49ers overcame injuries, missing starters and a few very interesting calls to put the game away. Final score: 49ers 28, Cowboys 17. This week, we'll be looking back at the...
  • By Jack Hammer on Wednesday, September 10, 2014 at 6:39 PM
    The San Francisco 49ers opened up the 2014 season with a dominating 28-17 victory over the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday. The 49ers jumped out to a 21-3 lead by the end of the first quarter and cruised the rest of the way. It is always good to start the season with a win, but what did we really learn about the team? The first thing we learned was...
  • By Jeff Kaplan on Tuesday, September 9, 2014 at 1:07 PM
    Naturally, I spoke too soon. When I wrote on the eve of training camp that all the offseason "noise" was gone, I couldn't have known that the worst was ahead. After a preseason that was drab by even preseason standards, the noise got almost deafening. Desperately seeking to make amends for fumbling the Ray Rice scandal, Roger Goodell lowered...
  • By Jesse Dumas on Monday, September 8, 2014 at 9:54 PM
    Obviously there was a lot written and said about whether or not Ray McDonald should play against the Cowboys in the days leading up to road-opener. The 49ers front office, the only voice that really mattered in that argument, ultimately decided that he should. As we all know, the decision didn't not work out for them, but especially in light of...
  • By Stewart M. Cockrell on Monday, September 8, 2014 at 1:34 PM
    All of that preseason talk of the demise of the 49ers might have just been a bit premature don't you think? True, we only have a small one week sample to look at and the matchup was favorable, but the 49ers were clearly the better team on Sunday. A few thoughts can be offered after re-digesting the game, which should give fans a bit more...
  • By Jack Hammer on Sunday, September 7, 2014 at 8:31 AM
    NFC: 49ers Seahawks Cardinals Saints Eagles Packers AFC: Broncos Patriots Ravens Colts Chargers Dolphins Who do you see in the playoffs in...
  • By Jack Hammer on Friday, September 5, 2014 at 11:48 AM
    The San Francisco 49ers will look to start their march towards another deep postseason run on Sunday when they open up the 2014 season against the Dallas Cowboys. The 49ers are coming off a regular season that saw them post 12 wins and a wildcard berth in the NFC playoffs. The Super Bowl drive ultimately fell 6 inches...
  • By D.C. Owens on Friday, September 5, 2014 at 6:57 AM
    In the all-encompassing spirit of Texas Football, where the game itself sometimes plays second fiddle to the surrounding hoopla: AT&T Stadium The letters "AT&T" stand for "Arlington, Texas, Texas." That's right, the Cowboys claim "Texas" as their country, not the USA. Most Texans do not claim allegiance to the...
  • By AJ Bolino on Wednesday, September 3, 2014 at 7:39 PM
    When the 49ers take the field this Sunday against the Dallas Cowboys, the beleaguered 49er faithful will finally be able to put behind them a preseason that featured far more bad than good, and almost as much ugly as bad. The product on the field has been less than stellar, save for a few bright spots...and the product off the field has spent entirely too...
  • By D.C. Owens on Tuesday, September 2, 2014 at 6:50 PM
    Imagine, as a thought experiment, the following bit of historic revisionism: 2011 – The 49ers hire Jim Harbaugh, and the new coaching staff, by efficiently melding the existing talent with an influx of youngsters, improves the team's record from 6-10 to 8-8. 2012 – The 49ers, despite switching quarterbacks mid-season,...
  • By Jack Hammer on Sunday, August 31, 2014 at 11:42 AM
    The San Francisco 49ers had quite the offseason. They had four players arrested and two others involved in an investigation into a suspicious incident and with each the 49ers have given the same boilerplate statement, only the name of the player being changed. Through all of this, one voice has been missing leading to the question: Where's Jed...
  • By Jack Hammer on Friday, August 29, 2014 at 8:46 AM
    Now that the preseason is officially behind us let's get ready for the 2014 season. We'll use this open thread for a discussion of the team as cut-down day approaches. Any and all football related questions are fair game. A few questions to kick it off: Which rookie(s) are you most excited to see in the regular...
  • By Jack Hammer on Thursday, August 28, 2014 at 9:02 PM
    The San Francisco 49ers finished their preseason slate Thursday night with a 40-13 victory over the Houston Texans. Let's take a look at the bad and the good. Bad: Jack Hammer – I need to start with an apology for not being able to host the live blog as...
  • By Stewart M. Cockrell on Wednesday, August 27, 2014 at 3:57 PM
    The growing dilemma of Alex Boone seems to be a central story line of the offseason and as the 49ers near the end of training camp there has been no real progress made. There were reports that a contract offer was made to Boone that would have made him one of the top 15 paid guards, but this was rejected. Meanwhile, Pro-bowl guard Mike Iupati is entering a...
  • By Jack Hammer on Tuesday, August 26, 2014 at 2:08 PM
    The San Francisco 49ers have averaged 12 wins per season since 2011. Each year has featured several games that defined the season. In 2011 it was come from behind wins early on in Philadelphia and Detroit. In 2012 there was the Thursday night victory over Seattle, Colin Kaepernick's debut against Chicago, and a stunning defeat of New England in Foxboro....