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  • By Diego Del Barco on Monday, January 6, 2014 at 9:57 PM
    While the NFL playoffs have the full attention of our nation, this is also the time of the year when the NFL draft starts to get a lot of (l)ink(s) . It seems like every day news break regarding underclassmen entering the draft early, which seniors will be attending All-Star games like the Senior Bowl and East-West Shrine Game, and draftkniks and evaluators...
  • By Jack Hammer on Monday, January 6, 2014 at 4:27 PM
    With their 23-20 victory in the NFC Wild Card game on Sunday, the 49ers bounced the Packers out of the playoffs for the second straight season. The 49ers rode the arm and legs of Colin Kaepernick, and a strong effort from their defense to the win and a rematch next Sunday in Carolina with the Panthers. Colin Kaepernick's performance on the...
  • By Jack Hammer on Friday, January 3, 2014 at 9:35 AM
    On Sunday, the 12-4 49ers will take on the 8-7-1 Packers in the Wild Card round at Lambeau Field. This will be the seventeenth time since the NFL realigned in 2002 in which a team with a lower record than the opponent will host a playoff game. The 49ers ride the strength of a six game win streak into the game, along with three straight...
  • By Jack Hammer on Thursday, January 2, 2014 at 9:48 AM
    A lot of attention has been paid to the 49ers pass defense this week and with good reason. They have given up over 900 yards and 6 touchdowns over the last 3 weeks, and with Aaron Rodgers coming up this can't be good. Jim Harbaugh is fond of telling reporters to not grab onto the low hanging fruit, so I decided to climb up the tree and give it...
  • By Jeff Kaplan on Tuesday, December 31, 2013 at 2:15 PM
    Trust me here, I hate to do this. Usually the question's absurd, unfairly detached from the moment's context. But as we begin this playoff season, it just might be the only way—to gain some crucial perspective, on what just might be the most scrutinized 12-win team of all time. We're going to play "If I had told you." Again,...
  • By Jack Hammer on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 11:07 AM
    With their 23-20 win yesterday over the Arizona Cardinals, the 49ers finished the 2013 regular season with 1 more victory than a year ago and wrapped up the 5th seed in the NFC playoffs. After building up a 17-0 first quarter lead, the 49ers stumbled through the second and third quarters, blowing good drives with a missed field goal, and failed...
  • By Al Sacco on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 7:53 AM
    When trying to understand what the 49ers passing offense was in the 2013 regular season, the numbers show a team that minimized it's chances through the air and stuck to it's power running game to help move the chains. San Francisco attempted the fewest passes of any team in the...
  • By Jack Hammer on Friday, December 27, 2013 at 9:23 AM
    On Sunday, the 49ers will be in the Valley of the Sun to take on the Arizona Cardinals in a battle between two of the hottest teams in the NFL. The Cardinals come into this game having won seven of their last eight, including an upset win over the Seattle Seahawks a week ago. On the other side of the field, the 49ers bring a five game winning streak with...
  • By Jack Hammer on Tuesday, December 24, 2013 at 11:20 AM
    After eight season of futility, the 49ers have locked up a playoff berth for the third straight season. As we get ready for the final week of the 2013 regular season let's take a look at 3 common myth's about the 49ers offense. 1) "The 49ers have play clock issues" While it is true that the 49ers...
  • By Jack Hammer on Tuesday, December 24, 2013 at 9:18 AM
    In what is likely the final game at Candlestick Park, the 49ers sent the old lady out in style. Despite dominating most of the second half, the 49ers defense found themselves backed up in their red zone after a successful onside kick by the Falcons. Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan tried to fit a short pass to his receiver against an all out blitz and Tramaine...
  • By Jack Hammer on Monday, December 23, 2013 at 10:12 AM
    Tonight the 49ers host the Atlanta Falcons in what is most likely the final sporting event at Candlestick Park. The celebratory mood of the game has been tempered a bit with yesterday's win in Seattle by the Cardinals. While the Cardinal victory keeps alive the 49ers hopes of winning the NFC West it also makes tonights game a must win for the 49ers to...
  • By Jack Hammer on Friday, December 20, 2013 at 10:34 AM
    The 49ers offense suffered a big blow during it's 33-14 victory last Sunday against Tampa Bay when starting fullback Bruce Miller was lost for the season with a fractured scapula. Miller had been playing at a Pro Bowl level in 2013 and was heavily involved in the offense participating in 59% of the snaps. In addition to being the fullback, Miller had also...
  • By Diego Del Barco and AJ Bolino on Wednesday, December 18, 2013 at 11:52 PM
    If that was a trap game, here's hoping that the next two are trap games as well. San Francisco went into Raymond James Stadium facing a team that had won four of their last five games and took care of them in dominant fashion, initially with their defense, followed by a few sparks on offense, with the special teams unit putting on the finishing touches ......
  • By Jack Hammer on Tuesday, December 17, 2013 at 8:49 PM
    Barring a miracle, Candlestick Park will host its final major sporting event on Monday night. When the teams walk off the field and the lights go dark, all that will be left are the memories of great teams, great games, triumph and heartbreak. Like many, I am excited to see the team move into their sparkling new stadium in Santa Clara, but that...
  • By Jack Hammer on Monday, December 16, 2013 at 9:01 AM
    Making their only early morning East Coast start of the year, the 49ers dominated the Buccaneers on their way to a 33-14 win Sunday. The game was never really in doubt as the 49ers raced to a 17-0 lead in the first half before giving up a touchdown drive at the end of the half. The 49ers defense was absolutely dominant in this win. They gave...
  • By Al Sacco on Monday, December 16, 2013 at 7:37 AM
    The 33-14 victory over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers has me thinking about where this team came from and where they are now. Sure, the 49ers are close to securing a Wild Card berth in the NFC. Maybe more importantly, the team could be hitting it's...
  • By Jack Hammer on Friday, December 13, 2013 at 10:04 AM
    The 49ers travel to Tampa Bay to take on the 4-9 Buccaneers on Sunday. Six weeks ago, this game looked like a cakewalk as the Bucs sat with a record of 0-8. However, that has changed. Tampa Bay has begun to turn things around, winning 4 out of their last 5 games. The 49ers are still fighting for a playoff spot and can clinch one this week with a win coupled...
  • By Diego Del Barco and AJ Bolino on Thursday, December 12, 2013 at 12:32 PM
    Since December of last year it almost seemed as if the Seattle Seahawks had put some sort of hex on the San Francisco 49ers. No matter what happened, no matter what they tried, no matter how hard they played things just seems to break badly for the 49ers when these two teams would square off. It was ugly. It was disheartening. Worst of all...it was fuel for...
  • By Jeff Kaplan on Tuesday, December 10, 2013 at 4:50 PM
    See, I told you. Told me what, exactly? After week two, you were moaning about the "talent gap" between us and Seattle. You complained that the Seahawks were "simply better, and they'd beat us at the Clink, at the ‘Stick, or on the moon." And I told you that you were overreacting. I told you that by December we'd...
  • By Jack Hammer on Tuesday, December 10, 2013 at 8:53 AM
    The 49ers earned their biggest win of the 2013 season on Sunday, yet if you listened to the postgame show on the radio or read any number of fan message boards you probably would have been hard pressed to think that was the case. Instead of celebrating the win, fans were busy complaining about the 49ers offensive coordinator. The 49ers offense...