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    Peter Panacy has been writing about the 49ers since 2011 for outlets like Bleacher Report, Niner Noise, 49ers Webzone, and is occasionally heard as a guest on San Francisco's 95.7 FM The Game and the Niners' flagship station, KNBR 680. Feel free to follow him, or direct any inquiries to his Twitter account.

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  • By Peter Panacy
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    The San Francisco 49ers and New Orleans Saints both have a lot on the line for their Week 14 bout at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome, which includes a bid for the No. 1 overall seed in the NFC playoff picture. With both teams boasting 10-2 records, the Niners were looking to improve from their No. 5 overall seeding, which was the result of last week's loss against the Baltimore Ravens, as well as the Saints and Seattle Seahawks both winning their Week 13 matchups. Needless to say, the 49ers leading 28-27 after two quarters is somewhat reassuring, especially considering the early deficit head coach Kyle Shanahan's squad faced. New Orleans' offense took the field first on a drive which saw quarterback Drew Brees hit tight end Jared Cook for a 38-yard touchdown by...
  • By Peter Panacy
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    San Francisco 49ers tight end George Kittle joined with former Chicago Bears linebacker and Hall of Famer Brian Urlacher as part of the league's celebration of the NFL's 100th anniversary, and it went about as funny as one might have expected. Kittle chose Urlacher, one of his idols, to break down game tape of the two players. And the Niners tight end pointed out how an Old Spice commercial featuring Urlacher was one of the reasons why Kittle grew up idolizing the Bears' standout. One one particular interception against the Detroit Lions, however, Kittle pointed out how Urlacher wasn't exactly savvy with his return. "My first thing on this is your YAC (yards after catch) are not good," Kittle said jokingly. "No, I'm not a YAC guy,"...
  • By Peter Panacy
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    The San Francisco 49ers will get some reinforcements for their Week 14 bout on the road against the 10-2 New Orleans Saints, including left tackle Joe Staley. Staley has missed the last three contests with a broken finger, although him not being listed on head coach Kyle Shanahan's list of inactive players in New Orleans all but ensures Staley will suit up for the contest. San Francisco's inactives are as follows: WR Marquise Goodwin QB C.J. Beathard S Jaquiski Tartt WR Dante Pettis RB Jeff Wilson DT Jullian Taylor TE Levine Toilolo Running back Matt Breida is also expected to return after missing time with an ankle injury. Breida is averaging 5.0 yards per carry on the...
  • By Peter Panacy
    Dec 1, 2019 at 2:59 PM 2 comments
    The San Francisco 49ers did both a good job and bad job in Week 13 against Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson. Amid the 20-17 Niners loss at M&T Bank Stadium, which sees head coach Kyle Shanahan's squad fall to 10-2 on the season, San Francisco's top-ranked defense both showed its skill against the passing game, while also displaying the year-long troubles against the run game. Particularly versus mobile quarterbacks like Jackson. True, the rainy and windy conditions on Sunday were likely a factor. But Jackson going 14-of-23 for just 105 yards, a touchdown and a passer rating of 86.3 has to be viewed as something of a moral victory for defensive coordinator Robert Saleh's unit. This, considering Jackson's career-tying five-touchdown game...
  • By Peter Panacy
    Dec 1, 2019 at 2:17 PM 2 comments
    San Francisco 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo outdueled Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson in Week 13 amid the rainy, windy conditions at M&T Bank Stadium on Sunday. At least through the air. Both signal-callers tossed a touchdown, yet gave up a fumble, although Garoppolo managed to go 15-of-21 for 165 yards with a passer rating of 110.2. Jackson, meanwhile, was 14-of-23 for 105 yards with a 86.3 passer rating. The Niners ultimately lost this epic clash, though, falling 20-17 on a game-winning field goal by Ravens kicker Justin Tucker as time expired. And Jackson, whose dual-threat capabilities are a big reason why he's surging towards NFL MVP honors, were on full display, too. He rushed for 101 yards on 16 carries, proving again why...
  • By Peter Panacy
    Dec 1, 2019 at 1:48 PM 0 comments
    The San Francisco 49ers managed to do something few teams the Baltimore Ravens have faced this season have done well, make quarterback Lamar Jackson look relatively human. At least through the air, as the Niners held the likely 2019 NFL MVP to just 101 yards passing on a 14-of-23 mark with a touchdown. Jackson tossed five touchdowns in the Ravens' 45-6 beatdown of the Los Angeles Rams the week prior. Ultimately, San Francisco lost in Baltimore 20-17 on a last-second field goal by Ravens kicker Justin Tucker, falling to 10-2 in the process. And while Jackson didn't exactly beat the 49ers thoroughly through the air, he was more than a menace on the ground, picking up 101 yards on 16 carries for an average of 6.3 yards per rush, plus a...
  • By Peter Panacy
    Dec 1, 2019 at 1:29 PM 2 comments
    The San Francisco 49ers lost a tough bout in Week 13 to the Baltimore Ravens, losing 20-17 on a game-winning field goal by Ravens kicker Justin Tucker and inevitably falling to 10-2 on the season. Yet the Niners had chances to win the game, and one of those came in the waning minutes of the fourth quarter. Facing a 4th-and-1 and Baltimore's 35-yard line, head coach Kyle Shanahan elected to call an over-the-middle pass play for quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo. Intended for tight end George Kittle, Ravens defensive lineman Chris Wormley batted the pass down at the line of scrimmage, forcing a turnover on downs in the process. Baltimore would then drive down into field-goal range, chewing up 6:28 of clock to win the game with Tucker's field goal. It was an...
  • By Peter Panacy
    Dec 1, 2019 at 1:00 PM 0 comments
    The San Francisco 49ers looked to pull off a road upset against the red-hot Baltimore Ravens in Week 13 amid the rainy and windy conditions at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore, and this contest had all the makings of a potential Super Bowl preview between two powerhouses. Ultimately, however, the Niners fall to 10-2 after losing in Baltimore...
  • By Peter Panacy
    Dec 1, 2019 at 11:28 AM 0 comments
    The 10-1 San Francisco 49ers looked to upend the 9-2 Baltimore Ravens at M&T Bank Stadium in Week 13 amid rainy and windy conditions, while facing a red-hot Baltimore quarterback, Lamar Jackson. The Niners started off on offense and managed to move into Ravens territory, thanks largely to a 30-yard completion from quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo to wide receiver Kendrick Bourne on 3rd-and-long. But facing a 4th-and-2 in that intermediate range before a field goal would have been a good idea, head coach Kyle Shanahan elected to go for it. Instead of a short play, Garoppolo went deep and found wide receiver Deebo Samuel for a 33-yard...
  • By Peter Panacy
    Dec 1, 2019 at 8:40 AM 0 comments
    The San Francisco 49ers will be shorthanded again for their high-profile Week 13 road matchup against the 9-2 Baltimore Ravens. EDGE Dee Ford and running back Matt Breida were ruled out prior to the game, per reports, with quad/hamstring and ankle injuries, respectively. So was offensive tackle Joe Staley (finger). And the Niners' Week 13 inactives ended up being as follows: DE Dee Ford WR Dante Pettis QB C.J. Beathard TE Levine Toilolo RB Matt Breida K Chase McLaughlin T Joe Staley Wide receiver Dante Pettis also suffered a knee injury during the week's practice. San...
  • By Peter Panacy
    Nov 24, 2019 at 10:30 PM 0 comments
    On Sunday night, the San Francisco 49ers just about out-everythinged the visiting Green Bay Packers, who were pushed two games behind the still-first place Niners in the NFC playoff picture. San Francisco got better quarterbacking from Jimmy Garoppolo than the Packers got from Aaron Rodgers, who tossed for just over 100 yards in the 37-8 49ers victory. The Niners defense managed five sacks on Rodgers, while Green Bay got to Garoppolo just three times. And in the battle between wide receivers Davante Adams of the Packers and Deebo Samuel of the 49ers, well, one might argue the Niners got the better end of that bout, too. Samuel managed only two catches in the game. But they were big ones, especially the...
  • By Peter Panacy
    Nov 24, 2019 at 10:10 PM 0 comments
    The San Francisco 49ers used five sacks to thwart Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers in front of a national audience on Sunday Night Football in Week 12. And while the defense was short EDGE Dee Ford, who missed the game with a hamstring injury, the Niners' other talented up-front defenders more than made up the difference, especially defensive end Arik Armstead. Armstead picked up two sacks in the game, making him the first 49ers player to reach double-digit sacks this season. "It was a dominant performance in a big-time game," Armstead told reporters after the 37-8 Niners victory. "It was a lot of fun." In addition to Armstead recording his two sacks, fellow defensive lineman Nick Bosa recorded his eighth sack, while...
  • By Peter Panacy
    Nov 24, 2019 at 9:57 PM 0 comments
    The San Francisco 49ers enjoyed a statement win in Week 12 over the Green Bay Packers on Sunday Night Football, coming away with a dominant and one-sided 37-8 victory over a Packers squad which trailed the Niners by a mere game in the NFC playoff picture before the contest. And cornerback Richard Sherman thought it was a statement game for the 49ers' franchise signal-caller, Jimmy Garoppolo, too. "Jimmy Garoppolo is our leader, and we will follow him into the darkest of dark," Sherman told reporters after the game. "We'll follow him into a dark alley, and I guarantee you won't touch him." Garoppolo outdueled Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers and then some, completing 70 percent of his passes for 253 yards and two touchdowns. On the flip...
  • By Peter Panacy
    Nov 24, 2019 at 8:19 PM 1 comment
    So much for the increasingly obsolete narrative the San Francisco 49ers "haven't played anybody" in 2019. The Niners now find themselves 10-1 after knocking off the now-8-3 Green Bay Packers 37-8 in front of a national audience on Sunday Night Football, ensuring they'd stay atop the NFC playoff picture as the No. 1 seed and doing so in dominant...
  • By Peter Panacy
    Nov 24, 2019 at 6:55 PM 0 comments
    The San Francisco 49ers couldn't have asked for a much better start during their Week 12 Sunday Night Football bout against the Green Bay Packers. In a game with significant playoff implications, the Niners could either hold onto the No. 1 overall seed in the NFC or fall all the way to No. 5 with a Packers win. And after two quarters of play, the 49ers hold a 23-0 lead. San Francisco started off on defense. And while Green Bay managed to pick up a first down, wide receiver Davante Adams was hit with a 15-yard taunting penalty, which pushed quarterback Aaron Rodgers and Co. backwards. Shortly thereafter, linebacker Fred Warner sacked Rodgers and helped force the ball loose. EDGE Nick Bosa...
  • By Peter Panacy
    Nov 24, 2019 at 4:02 PM 1 comment
    Wide receiver Marquise Goodwin seems to have lost the bid to fellow wideout Dante Pettis to be active for the San Francisco 49ers' Sunday Night Football matchup against the Green Bay Packers in Week 12. According to NBC Sports Bay Area's Jennifer Lee Chan (h/t Niners Wire's Kyle Madson), the Niners were going to make either Goodwin or Pettis inactive for Week 12. Pettis, who appeared only late during the Niners' Week 11 victory over the Arizona Cardinals, will have a chance to resurrect his scuffling second year against the Packers. Goodwin, meanwhile, has been scantly a factor in head coach Kyle Shanahan's offense this season. The reasons are many, including tragic...
  • By Peter Panacy
    Nov 24, 2019 at 3:05 PM 1 comment
    The San Francisco 49ers have one of their toughest challenges of the season in Week 12, hosting the 8-2 Green Bay Packers on Sunday Night Football in a bout which could ultimately determine the No. 1 seed in the NFC playoff picture. That's the top thing on the line for head coach Kyle Shanahan and Co., of course. But there are also a number of other achievements the Niners can reach during tonight's prime-time bout. Wide receiver Deebo Samuel managed back-to-back 100-yard games against the Seattle Seahawks and Arizona Cardinals over the last two weeks. The 49ers' Round 2 NFL Draft pick from this year has emerged as a quality target for quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo. And despite Samuel being listed as questionable for the game with a shoulder injury, the...
  • By Peter Panacy
    Nov 17, 2019 at 7:14 PM 4 comments
    The San Francisco 49ers used some of their other pass-catching weapons to come from behind against the Arizona Cardinals in Week 11, pulling off the 36-26 victory at Levi's Stadium on Sunday. Absent among the playmakers, however, was second-year wide receiver Dante Pettis. According to the San Francisco Chronicle's Eric Branch, Pettis didn't see a single snap during Sunday's contest against the Cardinals. None on offense and none on special teams, meaning it's pretty apparent where Pettis is fitting in with head coach Kyle Shanahan right...
  • By Peter Panacy
    Nov 17, 2019 at 7:00 PM 0 comments
    The San Francisco 49ers improved to 9-1 following their 36-26 come-from-behind win over the visiting Arizona Cardinals on Sunday. And while the Niners relied on a number of various elements to stage their Week 11 comeback, perhaps no other group was under more scrutiny during and after the game than their wide receivers. This group has been under pressure to deliver all season long, and the many disappointments ultimately highlighted why San Francisco traded for veteran wideout Emmanuel Sanders just before the 2019 deadline. But Sanders wasn't available for most of the Niners' loss against the Seahawks, which led to head coach Kyle Shanahan's other pass catchers trying to shoulder the load. The official accounts vary, as far as the number of drops in...
  • By Peter Panacy
    Nov 17, 2019 at 6:39 PM 1 comment
    The San Francisco 49ers got a career-type of game from quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo, who tossed four touchdowns for the second time both this season and in his career, during their Week 11 36-26 home win over the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday. And the Niners also got a career-best game from rookie wide receiver Deebo Samuel, who had 134 receiving yards on eight catches. Both these players' performances were instrumental in San Francisco picking up its ninth victory. Yet fill-in tight end Ross Dwelley was arguably the most important, as his two touchdown grabs proved to be essential difference makers. Especially Dwelley's second, which opened up the Niners' scoring in the second half...
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