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  • By Diego Del Barco and AJ Bolino on Thursday, December 5, 2013 at 2:09 PM
    If Michael Crabtree's 60-yard catch and run towards the end of the third quarter in last week's game against the St. Louis Rams didn't put a big fat smile on your face, then it's time to start questioning whether you're a real 49ers fan. Crabtree's first game of the season helped San Francisco put together one of their best offensive performances of the...
  • By Jack Hammer on Tuesday, December 3, 2013 at 9:24 PM
    On Sunday the 49ers will try to break a 2 game losing streak to the Seahawks. Looking back over the last two losses one thing became clear, they needed Alex Smith. Before you think I've lost my marbles, let me say that they don't actually need Smith on the field, just for Colin Kaepernick to play like him. Let me explain further. The Seahawks...
  • By D.C. Owens on Tuesday, December 3, 2013 at 6:23 PM
    As the 49ers enter the home stretch, the story of their season sharpens into focus. Years hence, Niner fans may well remember 2013 as a season of maddening consistency. In short, the Prospectors beat inferior teams and lose to elite squads. And they do so despite injuries, a quirky schedule, and Colin Kaepernick's ongoing travails. 49er losses...
  • By AJ Bolino and Diego Del Barco on Thursday, November 28, 2013 at 7:41 AM
    To say that this is what the 49ers needed would be euphemistic. After underperforming for two weeks in a row, they needed a statement win. A beatdown. On Monday night in Landover, that is exactly what they got. It wasn't always pretty. The run game was less than stellar. There were a few instances where pass protection fell apart. Colin...
  • By Jack Hammer on Wednesday, November 27, 2013 at 1:01 PM
    Those whispers. We heard them after the first two games of the season, and they are starting again. Is Frank Gore wearing down? He is 30 years old after all and doesn't look as explosive as he did in the past they say. His legs are shot, that he's only been able to average 1.5 yards per carry after contact these last two weeks proves that they reason. ...
  • By Al Sacco on Tuesday, November 26, 2013 at 7:44 AM
    How lopsided was the 49ers' 27-6 victory over the Washington Redskins? Just ask Mike Shanahan. "We went against an excellent football team that dominated us,"...
  • By Diego Del Barco and AJ Bolino on Thursday, November 21, 2013 at 7:53 AM
    Ouch. Literally...that is the only thought that a two game losing streak brings to mind. Ouch. For the second week in a row, the 49ers came up one play short against a very good team...and now seem destined for the 6th seed in the NFC playoff picture...provided that they can reverse their fortunes over the season's last 6 weeks, that is. This...
  • By Jack Hammer on Wednesday, November 20, 2013 at 9:47 AM
    For the second time in the 2013 season, the 49ers have lost 2 straight and the offense has struggled. Many fans have begun calling for Greg Roman to be fired. For them, it is his fault that the passing offense has averaged only slightly over 150 yards per game over the last 8 games. Those that don't blame Roman are blaming the front office for...
  • By Jeff Kaplan on Tuesday, November 19, 2013 at 6:36 AM
    "All I remember," said Drew Brees, as if he were trying to piece together the details of some long-repressed trauma, "is just getting clothes-lined in the chin and as I'm on the ground, I'm saying, 'That's got to be a flag.' " Well of course it's got to. I mean, what's the alternative? That Brees, one of the NFL's golden geese, on his...
  • By Al Sacco on Monday, November 18, 2013 at 10:51 AM
    The 49ers 23-20 loss to the New Orleans Saints all but assured that San Francisco will be playing for no higher than a fifth seed the rest of the season. At 6-4, they are simply too far behind the 10-1 Seattle Seahawks to make up the ground they would need to with only six games remaining. The worst part of the loss was that, despite playing terribly on...
  • By Diego Del Barco and AJ Bolino on Sunday, November 17, 2013 at 4:59 PM
    The 49ers just lost a tough game in New Orleans to the Saints. AJ and Diego certainly have a lot on their minds right now, but we imagine that so do our readers, so we will be taking your questions in the comments section and will try to respond most of your concerns/comments/suggestions in our upcoming post later this week. Looking forward to...
  • By Diego Del Barco and AJ Bolino on Thursday, November 14, 2013 at 1:47 PM
    Damn...that sucked, didn't it? For the second time this season, the 49ers were handed an unsightly defeat at home. More importantly, for the first time in the Harbaugh Era, the 49ers were beaten coming out of a bye week. Passes were dropped, uncharacteristic turnovers were committed and though the defense was sound, the 49er offense seemed completely out of...
  • By Jack Hammer on Thursday, November 14, 2013 at 9:08 AM
    Jim Harbaugh has been away from Stanford for almost 3 full seasons, yet his fingerprints are still all over the Cardinal football team. Watching a Cardinal game on any given Saturday is like watching the 49ers play in different uniforms. The plays, the personnel groups, the philosophy is the same. I bring this up as the 49ers prepare to take on the New...
  • By Jeff Kaplan on Tuesday, November 12, 2013 at 11:17 AM
    So.... What did you think of the Niners' first flight? Yes, it was bad. Catastrophic, in fact. Everything had been nearly perfect. We were hot, rested, and healthy at last. The Panthers were on a roll of their own, but there was just no way that we'd stop here. After winning all those games with one hand tied behind our back,...
  • By David Bonilla on Tuesday, November 12, 2013 at 9:59 AM
    After the team's 10-9 loss to the Carolina Panthers on Sunday, fans are looking at the 49ers season in one of two ways. One of those ways is as an optimist. It's just one loss and there is a lot of football left to play. The other is as a pessimist and viewing this as a mess of a season for the 49ers. Let's take a look at both views and when we are done,...
  • By Al Sacco on Monday, November 11, 2013 at 7:41 AM
    The 49ers had been on a roll. After reeling off five straight wins and scoring over 30 points in each of those games, there were plenty of good feelings to go around in San Francisco. A dominating running game and opportunistic defense had been setting the tone for the 49ers' success and took the emphasis off of a passing game that often looked...
  • By D.C. Owens on Friday, November 8, 2013 at 7:40 AM
    For many 49er fans 2013 has so far felt like both the best of times and worst of times, not necessarily in that order, as the team did a dipsy-doodle, first mimicking a possible team-in-decline, then rebounding with a five-game winning streak, albeit against inferior foes. Aside from positioning themselves for a second-season run – the London bridge...
  • By Diego Del Barco and AJ Bolino on Thursday, November 7, 2013 at 2:44 PM
    After compiling a 6-2 record in the first half of their season, the San Francisco 49ers will look to push their current winning streak to six games when they host the Carolina Panthers (5-3) this coming Sunday, who are riding a four-game winning streak themselves. Something's got to give. This matchup features two teams who so far look very...
  • By Jeff Kaplan on Sunday, November 3, 2013 at 8:04 AM
    When the Niners reached "the midway point," their official website posted "the 10 best plays of the season so far." Not surprisingly, each was a play from their winning streak, during which they've grounded-and-pounded five of the league's least-threatening teams. Each was perfectly fine to be sure, but none was the play that best encapsulates the streak,...
  • By AJ Bolino and Diego Del Barco on Thursday, October 31, 2013 at 5:13 AM
    Well kids, week 9 is upon us, and the 49ers are 6-2, getting healthier and headed into their bye week with more positive momentum than any 49er team in the last 15 years. While last Sunday's blowout was against a team that might not win a game this season, it should be noted that the 49ers did what they were supposed to: lay the wood on an inferior...