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  • By Peter Panacy
    October 6, 2017 at 8:10 PM
    The San Francisco 49ers visit the Indianapolis Colts in Week 5, and these four one-on-one matchups will play major roles in determining whether or not the Niners pull off their first victory of 2017. Week 5 might provide the first real chance for a San Francisco 49ers victory over a quarter of the way through 2017. The Niners...
  • By Justin Wong
    October 6, 2017 at 11:58 AM
    San Francisco 49ers (0–4) vs. Indianapolis Colts (1–3) After losing in overtime in a tough divisional matchup last week against the Cardinals, perhaps the 49ers finally get it right. They're playing a Colts team that just got destroyed against the Seahawks and is still without its franchise...
  • By Bret Rumbeck
    October 4, 2017 at 1:49 PM
    The San Francisco 49ers have played four weeks of agonizing football. It doesn't matter how close the 49ers came to winning; the fact remains that they've scored the second-fewest touchdowns in the league and complete less than 60-percent of their pass attempts. But, as in season's past, the 49ers have fantastic ability to kick field...
  • By Al Sacco
    October 2, 2017 at 10:54 AM
    As Brian Hoyer's final pass of the day resulted in yet another incompletion, I thought to myself, "What's the point?" Granted, the San Francisco 49ers were about to kick a field goal with 2:28 left in overtime to take a 15-12 lead over the Arizona Cardinals, but nothing about that advantage felt safe. Turns out, it wasn't, as the Cards marched downfield to...
  • By Bret Rumbeck
    October 1, 2017 at 6:47 AM
    There are countless life lessons I've taken from football, but one has always stuck with me: Potential in one hand and nothing in the other are the same things. That's a slightly different, G-rated version of the quote my high school coach said to our football team after a particularly brutal effort against Davis...
  • By AJ Bolino
    September 26, 2017 at 12:07 PM
    Last Friday night, Week Three of the NFL season became larger than football. It became larger than tackles, touchdowns, quarterback sacks or last minute gridiron heroics. The instant that the President chose to call NFL players "sons of bitches" for kneeling in protest during the National Anthem, the ideological extremes of an already fractured America...
  • By Justin Wong
    September 21, 2017 at 11:17 AM
    Los Angeles Rams (1–1) vs. San Francisco 49ers (0–2) 49ers' Kyle Shanahan and Rams' Sean McVay are two of the youngest head coaches in the NFL and now come full circle. They worked on the Washington Redskins' staff from 2010–2013. The Rams lead the NFC West with five offensive touchdowns...
  • By Bret Rumbeck
    September 21, 2017 at 6:02 AM
    This evening, the San Francisco 49ers take on their long-time rivals from Southern California. Each time the 49ers play the Los Angeles Rams, my intense dislike for the yellow and blue is jolted alive from a deep slumber. I think back to the hard-fought Monday Night Football battles, and the seasons when the teams battled for the NFC West...
  • By Peter Panacy
    September 18, 2017 at 12:37 PM
    The San Francisco 49ers have kicked off the 2017 regular season with a 0-2 record and have yet to discover any sort of offensive continuity, suggesting the Niners are right where many thought they would be at this point during the team's rebuild. Two weeks into the 2017 NFL season, the San Francisco 49ers are 0-2 and are one of just three...
  • By Anwar Jamison
    September 18, 2017 at 7:12 AM
    In the 49ers' 12-9 loss to the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday, free safety Jimmie Ward returned from his hamstring injury, and it didn't take long for him to get back to work. On 3rd-and-8, on Seattle's first possession of the game, quarterback Russell Wilson dumped the ball to running back C.J. Prosise who quickly got up field for a nine-yard gain and a first...
  • By Bret Rumbeck
    September 17, 2017 at 7:28 AM
    The San Francisco 49ers enter Dante's unmentioned level of Hell today. It's a soul-crushing colosseum of dark blue, neon green, and the number '12' flying on flags or sewn on jerseys. Fans entering the arena dress as comic book characters and blow their vocal cords out for no apparent reason. Welcome, my friends, to Century Link Field, home of...
  • By Chris Wilson
    September 16, 2017 at 4:22 PM
    For the first 11 minutes of the 2017 NFL season, the San Francisco 49ers looked like a new team -- until rookie linebacker Reuben Foster was carted off the field due to a leg injury. It took less than a quarter of regular-season football, but Foster has already become the new heart of the Niners' defense. Sunday's...
  • By Justin Wong
    September 15, 2017 at 1:00 PM
    San Francisco 49ers (0–1) vs. Seattle Seahawks (0–1) Kyle Shanahan gets his first division rival game on the road against the Seattle Seahawks. The Seahawks have won the last six matchups but are coming off a tough road game in which their offense scored zero touchdowns against the Green Bay...
  • By Bret Rumbeck
    September 12, 2017 at 11:15 AM
    The season was not supposed to start this way. I had prewritten an editorial on Saturday, assuming the San Francisco 49ers were going to fight for 60 minutes but ultimately lose to the Carolina Panthers on a last-second field goal. What a game! These mighty men are chock full of true grit, By Jove! There are fantastic possibilities of...
  • By David Bonilla
    September 11, 2017 at 2:53 PM
    During the first quarter of what would end up being a Week 1 loss to the Carolina Panthers, San Francisco 49ers general manager John Lynch sat in a Levi's Stadium suite with Adam Peters and other personnel staff. He had his fists clasped in frustration. Lynch may have even thrown out a colorful metaphor or two. After all, he had just witnessed one of his...
  • By Anwar Jamison
    September 11, 2017 at 12:44 PM
    The day after a disheartening opening day loss provides ample opportunity to go on and on about how the sky is falling, the team is even worse than we thought, the season is over, etc. That's a rather easy thing to do. Let's also remember the opening game the past two years when the 49ers played extremely well and blew out the Vikings and Rams by a combined...
  • By John Conforti
    September 11, 2017 at 8:30 AM
    In only eleven snaps on defense before leaving the game with an injury that wound up being far less serious than it looked, Reuben Foster was able to show everyone why he was considered the top linebacker prospect in the 2017 draft. He had accumulated three quick solo tackles and broke up another pass before leaving the game early with a lower leg...
  • By Justin Wong
    September 10, 2017 at 9:46 AM
    Carolina Panthers (0–0–0) vs. San Francisco 49ers (0–0–0) Kyle Shanahan makes his 49ers' coaching debut for the home opener against a once familiar foe in the NFC South as his team hosts the Carolina Panthers. Last season, the 49ers finished with an abysmal 2–14 record and look...
  • By D.C. Owens
    September 9, 2017 at 11:38 AM
    For the past several months the entire 49er organization has sought to waken the echoes of the team's illustrious past, by which they mean not the brief interregnum that Jim Harbaugh wedged into Jed York's otherwise dismal tenure, but, rather, the Bill Walsh era. They have sung the hosannas of bygone personnel decisions, made nice with former players from...
  • By Site Staff
    September 7, 2017 at 5:41 PM
    With the season opener just days away, we asked the 49ers Webzone staff to predict the number of wins for the San Francisco 49ers in 2017. The team is at the onset of a roster rehaul that has seen most of the players from a year ago ousted. Over half of the 49ers roster, which consists of 14 rookies, have three or fewer years of NFL...
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