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  • By Peter Panacy
    Dec 16, 2018 at 6:55 PM
    The San Francisco 49ers finally ended a 10-game losing streak to the Seattle Seahawks, beating their NFC West division rivals 26-23 in an overtime thriller. Let's grade it out by position. The San Francisco 49ers no longer have to worry about answering questions regarding their elongated losing streak to their NFC West division rivals, the Seattle Seahawks, who will have to wait until Week 16 to clinch a playoff berth this season. Meanwhile, the Niners got their fourth win of the year after beating the Seahawks 26-23 on a game-winning overtime field goal by kicker Robbie Gould amid an increasingly wet field at Levi's Stadium on Sunday. Head coach Kyle Shanahan's squad looked nothing like the group that was embarrassed 43-16 two weeks ago up in...
  • By Peter Panacy
    Dec 16, 2018 at 6:12 PM
    For most of 2018, San Francisco 49ers cornerback Richard Sherman downplayed the ability to play the Seattle Seahawks, saying it was "just another game" on many occasions. After the Niners beat the Seahawks 26-23 in Week 15, however, the game took on a bit more meaning for the veteran defensive back. The San Francisco 49ers no longer are riding a losing streak to their NFC West division rivals, the Seattle Seahawks. This, after the Niners pulled off a thrilling 26-23 win in overtime at Levi's Stadium in Week 15. And while he might not have said so before the game, the win...
  • By Peter Panacy
    Dec 16, 2018 at 4:25 PM
    Two weeks made a huge difference for the San Francisco 49ers. After suffering an embarrassing 43-16 loss to the Seattle Seahawks back in Week 13, the Niners managed to stage their own impressive home effort two weeks later at Levi's Stadium, beating their NFC West division rivals 26-23 in an overtime...
  • By Peter Panacy
    Dec 16, 2018 at 2:24 PM
    The San Francisco 49ers avoided falling behind by a huge first-half margin to their division rival Seattle Seahawks, who dominated the Niners 43-16 when these two teams met two weeks ago at CenturyLink Field. Despite giving up a touchdown to Seahawks wide receiver Doug Baldwin on Seattle's opening possession, the Niners defense managed to hold quarterback Russell Wilson and Co. to 216 all-purpose yards in the first half en route to a 17-13 lead for San Francisco. Seven of those points came off an impressive 97-yard kickoff return for a touchdown by Richie James following the Seattle...
  • By Peter Panacy
    Dec 16, 2018 at 1:25 PM
    The San Francisco 49ers were bit by the injury bug early in Week 15 with the Seattle Seahawks in town, losing cornerback Ahkello Witherspoon to a knee injury just before the halfway mark of the first quarter. With the Seahawks driving, Witherspoon attempted a tackle on running back Chris Carson at the 49ers' 5-yard line and went down awkwardly just out of bounds. Trainers came over to tend to him, eventually helping him up and walking him to the locker room. Witherspoon has been listed as questionable to return, although it seems much more on the doubtful side given the look of his knee injury. Update: Witherspoon has been ruled out and will not return to the game. Three plays later, Seahawks...
  • By Peter Panacy
    Dec 16, 2018 at 11:38 AM
    It looks like the San Francisco 49ers will have to keep rookie safety Marcell Harris in the starting lineup, as veteran safety Jaquiski Tartt will miss his second straight game in Week 15 versus the Seattle Seahawks. The San Francisco 49ers will get yet another longer look at rookie defensive back Marcell Harris in Week 15, as he'll likely wind up assuming the strong safety spot in the place of the injured Jaquiski Tartt, who is out for the second straight game with a shoulder injury and finds himself yet again on the Niners' inactive list. Harris, who missed three tackles back in Week 13 versus the Seattle Seahawks, came on much stronger last week when the Denver Broncos were in town, making a number of open-field tackles on crucial third- and fourth-down...
  • By Peter Panacy
    Dec 16, 2018 at 7:45 AM
    The San Francisco 49ers have another chance to play spoiler, this time in Week 15 as the playoff-hopeful Seattle Seahawks come to town looking to continue their elongated win streak over their NFC West division rivals. The last time the San Francisco 49ers beat the Seattle Seahawks was back in December of 2013 -- a time when a Niners-Hawks game was must-watch television. Since then, the 49ers have fallen on hard times while, at 8-5, Seattle is a mere one win away from securing a playoff berth again. Two weeks ago, the Seahawks drubbed the Niners 43-16 in a completely lopsided game at CenturyLink Field in Seattle. The quick turnaround is interesting, yet another loss would mean the 49ers and their fans will have to endure yet another year of hearing about that...
  • By Peter Panacy
    Dec 9, 2018 at 6:23 PM
    The San Francisco 49ers managed to upset the surging Denver Broncos in Week 14, walking away with a 20-14 victory thanks to tight end George Kittle's record-breaking performance. It's not likely the now-6-7 Denver Broncos are heading to the playoffs this season. Not after the San Francisco 49ers pulled off a 20-14 upset over a team that had won three games in a row, albeit without some offensive playmaking help after losing wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders to a season-ending Achilles injury earlier this week. Instead, Niners tight end George Kittle ended up being the star, breaking former 49ers tight end Vernon Davis' single-season franchise record for receiving yards among tight ends. Davis recorded 965 back in 2009, and Kittle needed 73 to break that...
  • By Peter Panacy
    Dec 9, 2018 at 5:39 PM
    San Francisco 49ers tight end George Kittle had a historic performance against the Denver Broncos in Week 14, setting a new franchise record and barely missing out on an all-NFL record too. When second-year tight end George Kittle took the field in Week 14, he knew he had a chance to set a new record for San Francisco 49ers tight ends. If he managed just 73 yards, he would surpass former Niners tight end Vernon Davis for the most single-season receiving yards by a tight end. Davis, who set the record back in 2009 with...
  • By Peter Panacy
    Dec 9, 2018 at 4:23 PM
    The San Francisco 49ers managed to pull off win No. 3 on the season, riding a historic effort by tight end George Kittle to upset the visiting Denver Broncos 20-14 at Levi's Stadium in Week 14. Before Week 14 of the 2018 season, no San Francisco 49ers tight end ever reached 1,000 receiving yards on a season. Now-Washington Redskins tight end Vernon Davis...
  • By Peter Panacy
    Dec 9, 2018 at 2:38 PM
    The San Francisco 49ers will take a 20-0 lead over the visiting Denver Broncos into halftime, thanks largely to an effective Niners defense and a record-setting day by tight end George Kittle. While it's pretty impressive the San Francisco 49ers are up 20-0 at halftime in Week 14 over the 6-6 Denver Broncos, who are desperately clinging to playoff hopes, the most impressive part of the Niners' efforts have been those of second-year tight end George Kittle. Kittle entered the contest with 893 receiving yards this season, needing just 73 to set a new single-season franchise record for receiving yards among tight ends and 107 to become the first 49ers pass catcher to reach 1,000 receiving yards since wide receiver Anquan Boldin did it back in...
  • By Peter Panacy
    Dec 9, 2018 at 1:48 PM
    San Francisco 49ers tight end George Kittle set a new record during the team's Week 14 home contest against the Denver Broncos. With 28 seconds remaining in the first quarter, Kittle hauled in a pass from quarterback Nick Mullens and ran it 52 yards before being tackled by Broncos safety Justin Simmons: George Kittle sets a franchise single-season record for total receiving yards by a tight end on this 52-yard play. #49ers...
  • By Peter Panacy
    Dec 9, 2018 at 11:38 AM
    The San Francisco 49ers will be down a number of would-be starters in Week 14 as they prepare to host the 6-6 Denver Broncos at Levi's Stadium Sunday. Running back Matt Breida (ankle), wide receiver Pierre Garçon (knee) and safety Jaquiski Tartt (shoulder), who were all ruled out for the game, open up additional looks for a number of other key players during the game. With Breida unavailable, the Niners ground game shifts focus to undrafted rookie Jeff Wilson, who'll likely get the start versus Denver. Wilson rushed for 61 yards and also hauled in 73 yards on eight catches during San Francisco's 43-16 loss to the Seattle Seahawks last week. He's looking to carve...
  • By Peter Panacy
    Dec 9, 2018 at 7:32 AM
    The San Francisco 49ers have a chance to play spoiler against the playoff-hopeful Denver Broncos at Levi's Stadium in Week 14, and here are some key storylines to watch for the Niners during this contest. At 6-6, the Denver Broncos are desperately clinging to the hopes of squeaking into the playoff picture at season's end. The 2-10 San Francisco 49ers, however, can throw a proverbial "monkey wrench" into those plans. Coming off an embarrassing 43-16 loss to the Seattle Seahawks last week, head coach Kyle Shanahan is still rolling with quarterback Nick Mullens under center. Mullens' life should be somewhat easier, as wide receiver Marquise Goodwin is poised...
  • By Peter Panacy
    Dec 2, 2018 at 5:49 PM
    The San Francisco 49ers lost in ugly fashion to the Seattle Seahawks in Week 13, losing 43-16 in a game marked by more mistakes and poor play on both sides of the ball. The San Francisco 49ers have now lost 10 games in a season for the fourth year in a row after falling 43-16 to the Seattle Seahawks in Week 13. And that score makes the game sound closer than it actually was, particularly after head coach Kyle Shanahan's squad fell behind 20-3 in the first half. Despite some comeback attempts in the second half, the Niners still committed a lot of mistakes on both sides of the ball. And with a roster full of holes and dealing with a slew of injuries, those gaffes would end up being problematic for a team not equipped to absorb them. Let's try to...
  • By Peter Panacy
    Dec 2, 2018 at 5:45 PM
    In Week 13, cornerback Richard Sherman made his much-anticipated return to CenturyLink Field as the San Francisco 49ers fell to the Seattle Seahawks 43-16. Yet Sherman was hesitant to overplay the context of the situation. Veteran cornerback Richard Sherman probably wanted to have a bigger impact against his former squad in Week 13, as the San Francisco 49ers traveled to take on the Seattle Seahawks at CenturyLink Field -- the place where the three-time Pro Bowler so often tormented the Niners before joining them as a free agent earlier this year. Or at least have his new team pull off a road upset against its NFC West division rivals. The 49ers fell in embarrassing fashion to the Seahawks, losing 43-16 in a game marked by more defensive miscues,...
  • By Peter Panacy
    Dec 2, 2018 at 5:29 PM
    The San Francisco 49ers committed a lot of mistakes during their Week 13 loss to the Seattle Seahawks, falling to 2-10 after their embarrassing 43-16 defeat at CenturyLink Field. And while the Niners lost three turnovers during the game, head coach Kyle Shanahan didn't feel one of them should have been called the way it was. At the 9:47 mark of the second quarter and with the 49ers in the red zone, running back Jeff Wilson was able to carry the ball all the way to the Seahawks' 5-yard line. While he was going down,...
  • By Peter Panacy
    Dec 2, 2018 at 4:41 PM
    The San Francisco 49ers looked as if they had no business going on the road to take on the Seattle Seahawks in Week 13, losing 43-16 in a game where the score made it look closer than it actually was. If the San Francisco 49ers' 27-9 loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers last week was a low point for head coach Kyle Shanahan in 2018, the Niners' 43-16...
  • By Peter Panacy
    Dec 2, 2018 at 2:55 PM
    The Seattle Seahawks got out to a quick-and-easy 20-3 lead over the visiting San Francisco 49ers, taking advantage of some blown coverages and defensive miscues. Here's your first-half recap. The San Francisco 49ers haven't beaten the Seahawks in Seattle since 2011, and that figured to be the case with head coach Kyle Shanahan's squad entering its Week 13 NFC West bout as 10-point underdogs, according to Odds Shark. Despite the slim chances the Niners had to pull off the win, the bigger story was cornerback Richard Sherman returning to face his former squad and many of his former teammates. During early warmups, Sherman did some drills with Seahawks...
  • By Peter Panacy
    Dec 2, 2018 at 12:04 PM
    The San Francisco 49ers will still be without two of their top wide receivers on Sunday versus the Seattle Seahawks, Marquise Goodwin and Pierre Garçon. Garçon has been dealing with a knee injury, which held him out of the Niners' Week 12 loss on the road versus the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Meanwhile, Goodwin is dealing with a personal issue and also missed last week's contest. "He's going through some serious things that have happened," head coach Kyle Shanahan said, regarding Goodwin, to reporters earlier this week. "I'd like to let him tell them and not me. Unless he tells me he wants me to. But, family concerns and things like that. Real stuff, and he's having a real tough time with it which is understandably so." Goodwin and...
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