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  • By Jordan Elliott
    11 hrs ago 0 comments
    There are no two ways about it, the San Francisco 49ers' performance against the New England Patriots was about as well-rounded a win as you'll see in the National Football League. The 49ers gave the Patriots their worst home defeat of the Bill Belichick era, and did so by absolutely dominating on both sides of the ball. The 49ers came out firing from the opening kickoff, scoring a touchdown on their opening drive, which happened to be the first opening drive touchdown surrendered by the Patriots in their last 32 home games. The 49ers were able to generate nearly double the offensive yards the Patriots had, a testament to how locked in the 49ers were in all facets of the game. The offense averaged 7.4 yards per play, while the defense was able to hold the Patriots offense to...
  • By Jordan Elliott
    Oct 23, 2020 at 3:38 PM 0 comments
    As the San Francisco 49ers prepare to take on the New England Patriots, I'll provide five keys for a 49ers victory, as well as a final score prediction. The 49ers have more than 25 rushing attempts The 49ers are 3-0 this year when they exceed 25 rushing attempts, and 0-3 when they have fewer than 25. The return of wide receiver Deebo Samuel has given the offense an enormous boost in the run game, as he has been fantastic running jet sweeps and reverses and as a result has opened up running lanes for teammates as defenses have been forced to account for his pre-snap motioning. If they are able to eclipse the 25 rushing attempt threshold, it means they likely did not find themselves...
  • By Jordan Elliott
    Oct 19, 2020 at 5:54 PM 0 comments
    In what was the closest thing to a must win game as you can have this early in the season, the San Francisco 49ers reminded everyone why it's not time to write them off yet. On a primetime stage, the 49ers delivered a performance that sent a powerful message to the rest of the league, that message being this team is still very good and should be feared. The Los Angeles Rams came into this Week 6 matchup playing some of the best football in the league through the first 5 weeks, and the 49ers made them look like a middling team at best. The game plan devised by head coach Kyle Shanahan and his staff was nothing short of brilliant, and the execution by the players was absolutely phenomenal. The 49ers offense came out firing on all cylinders from the jump, putting together a...
  • By Jordan Elliott
    Oct 15, 2020 at 2:14 PM 3 comments
    Five weeks into the NFL season, the San Francisco 49ers find themselves digging a hole they might not be able to climb out of this season. Sitting at 2-3, and in last place in an increasingly competitive NFC West, the 49ers are on the verge of removing themselves from any kind of playoff discussion, let alone being a Super Bowl contender. Injuries have certainly played their part, but this 49er roster has been constructed with enough depth to give them a punchers chance regardless. Far more unsettling than the injuries, however, is the recent play of starting quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo, whom the 49ers paid a handsome sum (pun intended) to be their franchise signal caller in 2018. Outside of one good half against a...
  • By Jordan Elliott
    Oct 5, 2020 at 1:05 PM 3 comments
    It doesn't get much worse than losing at home to a winless team on national television. The 49ers, coming in as touchdown favorites, were outclassed in just about every facet of the game on Sunday night by a depleted Eagles squad. The offensive line couldn't block, the defense couldn't contain Carson Wentz, and the magic of backup quarterback Nick Mullens seems to have quickly run its course. The 49ers looked like a team that was lost, a stark comparison to the juggernaut that just reeled off two wins in a row while outscoring its opponents 66-22 in that span, all while missing several key starters on both sides of the ball. Now the 49ers find themselves in last place in the NFC West, and we are left to wonder, where did it go wrong? The identity of the 49ers'...
  • By Jordan Elliott
    Oct 2, 2020 at 9:12 AM 4 comments
    In a year already filled with heartbreak, the last thing San Francisco 49ers fans wanted to see was star tight end George Kittle hobbling off the field with an injury. Unfortunately, late in the second quarter of Week 1, that nightmare scenario became a reality. The injury Kittle sustained was diagnosed as a knee sprain, which forced Kittle to miss the next two games, and as a result, the offense was noticeably stagnant at times. Despite scoring over 30 points in each contest he was out, the absence of the offense's best player loomed large. All signs point to Kittle returning to the field for the 49ers' Week 4 matchup with the Philadelphia Eagles, and I'll tell you why him being on the field is more important than you think. Last year, the 49ers' success was...
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