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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
    Oct 13, 2019 at 5:42 PM 1 comment
    The San Francisco 49ers may have been shorthanded, offensively, for their key Week 6 road matchup against their NFC West rivals, the Los Angeles Rams. And while the Niners offense took some time to move the ball at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, the defense certainly made a statement, holding the Rams to just seven points in what turned into a 20-7 victory for San Francisco. The Niners have improved to a perfect 5-0 record this season, and many should look at the team's defense as a No. 1 reason why. If the 49ers' lopsided 31-3 win over the Cleveland Browns on Monday Night Football in Week 5 wasn't convincing enough, holding the Rams to a mere 157 total yards certainly should. "It's business as usual," cornerback Richard Sherman told...
  • By Peter Panacy
    Oct 13, 2019 at 5:24 PM 0 comments
    The San Francisco 49ers trounced the Los Angeles Rams 20-7 at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum in Week 6, although the score isn't quite indicative of just how dominant the win was for head coach Kyle Shanahan and Co. More importantly, it was a dominant win for defensive coordinator Robert Saleh. Despite the current 3-3 record for the Rams, they entered this crucial NFC West bout with the No. 6 overall scoring defense and a pass offense which had more attempts (222) than any other team in the league prior to the week's...
  • By Peter Panacy
    Oct 13, 2019 at 4:59 PM 0 comments
    Quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo was far from perfect during the San Francisco 49ers' 20-7 statement win on the road over the Los Angeles Rams in Week 6. In total, Garoppolo went 24-of-33 for 243 yards with zero passing touchdowns against one interception, all for a passer rating of 80.7. While Garoppolo added a rush touchdown of his own during the game, it was the one pick which seemed to be problematic. At the 12:42 mark of the second quarter, and with the Niners on the Rams 1-yard line, Garoppolo attempted a fade pass intended for wide receiver Deebo Samuel, or so it appeared. But Rams cornerback Marcus Peters jumped in the way of the underthrown pass, picking it off and giving Los...
  • By Peter Panacy
    Oct 13, 2019 at 4:18 PM 1 comment
    The San Francisco 49ers endured what surely looked like their toughest challenge of the 2019 season to date: a Week 6 road matchup against the Los Angeles Rams. The Niners ended up winning the game 20-7, improving to a still-perfect 5-0 in this crucial NFC West bout. And by doing so, San Francisco stays in first place within the conference and the division --...
  • By Peter Panacy
    Oct 13, 2019 at 2:29 PM 0 comments
    The San Francisco 49ers opened up on offense to start their crucial Week 6 NFC West bout with the Los Angeles Rams, yet their opening drive petered out awfully quick, going 3-and-out, as quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo was sacked by Rams defensive tackle Aaron Donald. Donald quickly worked around rookie left tackle Justin Skule, which highlighted what was going to be a crucial matchup for an injury-plagued Niners team entering the contest. Skule, along with backup tackle Daniel Brunskill, were starting in place of injured tackles, Joe Staley and Mike McGlinchey, who are expected to be out for a few weeks. The Niners weren't able to run the ball effectively early, while the Rams were. Runs right towards the interior of San Francisco were particularly effective, as...
  • By Peter Panacy
    Oct 13, 2019 at 11:53 AM 0 comments
    Tight end George Kittle was a surprise addition to the San Francisco 49ers' Week 6 injury report, suffering a groin injury during Friday's practice sessions. Head coach Kyle Shanahan told reporters he expected Kittle to be available for the Niners' road bout against the Los Angeles Rams, although there were some doubts about just how healthy the 2018 Pro Bowler would be in the contest. Early indications from warmups, however, indicated Kittle would be more than just available. The San Jose Mercury News' Cam Inman reported Kittle was going through his regular pregame drills at...
  • By Peter Panacy
    Oct 13, 2019 at 11:44 AM 0 comments
    The San Francisco 49ers are dealing with a number of injuries leading into their Week 6 road contest against the 3-2 Los Angeles Rams. And a number of them found their way onto the team's inactive report, which is as follows: T Joe Staley T Mike McGlinchey FB Kyle Juszczyk QB CJ Beathard WR Jordan Matthews DL Jullian Taylor CB Ahkello Witherspoon The Niners will be without their two starting tackles, Staley and McGlinchey, meaning rookie lineman Justin Skule will get his third start of the year, while journeyman backup lineman Daniel Brunskill gets the start in McGlinchey's stead. Perhaps the biggest setback, though, is losing Juszczyk to a sprained knee, which should keep him out a...
  • By Peter Panacy
    Oct 13, 2019 at 9:33 AM 0 comments
    The San Francisco 49ers look to stay undefeated as they visit the 3-2 Los Angeles Rams in Week 6. To keep their perfect record intact, the Niners will need these five X-factors to go in their favor. Week 6 figures to be the toughest challenge the San Francisco 49ers have faced this season, as they prepare for a road contest on a short week against their NFC West rivals, the Los Angeles Rams. The Niners enter this contest shorthanded, missing starting offensive tackles Joe Staley and Mike McGlinchey, fullback Kyle Juszczyk and cornerback Ahkello Witherspoon with various injuries. Tight end George Kittle is banged up with a groin injury, too. Yet the 3-2 Rams aren't entering this contest with a clean slate of health, either. Running back Todd Gurley...
  • By Peter Panacy
    Oct 7, 2019 at 9:37 PM 0 comments
    The San Francisco 49ers smashed the visiting Cleveland Browns 31-3 in front of a national audience on Monday Night Football in Week 5, all but embarrassing a team many thought could represent the AFC in the Super Bowl this season. Yet the Niners quietly entered the contest with a 3-0 record, coming off their bye week and looking forward to sending the Browns below the .500 mark following the contest. And that's what San Francisco did in decisive fashion, holding Cleveland to 180 all-purpose yards, a 1-of-11 mark on third downs and quarterback Baker Mayfield to 100 yards passing and a rating of 13.4. Yes, 13.4. According to right tackle Mike McGlinchey, speaking to reporters after the game, this decisive win in front of a...
  • By Peter Panacy
    Oct 7, 2019 at 9:17 PM 0 comments
    The San Francisco 49ers stayed relatively healthy during their Week 5 Monday Night Football win over the Cleveland Browns. But they did lose fullback Kyle Juszczyk to an apparent leg injury later in the second half after the Niners were up 21-3 after the first two quarters. Kyle Shanahan later confirmed Juszczyk suffered a knee sprain and would be evaluated on Tuesday. Kyle Shanahan recaps the MNF win #CLEvsSF https://t.co/kx0HMggGeF— San Francisco 49ers...
  • By Peter Panacy
    Oct 7, 2019 at 8:12 PM 1 comment
    The San Francisco 49ers made a statement in front of a national audience on Monday Night Football. Following their 31-3 win over the visiting Cleveland Browns in prime time, the Niners now find themselves 4-0 and remain one of only two undefeated teams (New England Patriots) this deep into the season. And what a win it was for head coach...
  • By Peter Panacy
    Oct 7, 2019 at 6:43 PM 0 comments
    Week 5's Monday Night Football contest was going to be vital for both the San Francisco 49ers and visiting Cleveland Browns, who each had something to prove during the prime-time bout. After one half, though, San Francisco has held all the cards. And a 21-3 lead going into halftime, too. The Browns tried to prove some trickery on the opening possession as wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr., not quarterback Baker Mayfield, completed the first pass for Cleveland. But that drive amounted to nothing, outside of a Kyle Shanahan-challenged third-down conversion attempt, which was ruled in San Francisco's favor. And on the Niners' opening play from scrimmage, all one needed to do was see running back Matt Breida rip off an...
  • By Peter Panacy
    Oct 7, 2019 at 5:39 PM 0 comments
    The San Francisco 49ers didn't have to wait long to take the lead over the visiting Cleveland Browns on Monday Night Football. After successfully overturning what would have been a third-down conversion by the Browns on the opening drive of the Week 5 prime-time contest, head coach Kyle Shanahan elected to go with running back Matt Breida on the Niners' opening offensive snap. The result? Nothing short of an 83-yard touchdown run: 22 to the...
  • By Peter Panacy
    Oct 7, 2019 at 4:02 PM 0 comments
    San Francisco 49ers running back Tevin Coleman, who was removed with a high-ankle sprain during the Niners' Week 1 opener against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and hasn't played since, is officially active for San Francisco's prime-time Monday Night Football bout against the visiting Cleveland Browns. Coleman's return creates something of a logjam for head coach Kyle Shanahan at the position, meaning one of his other tailbacks, Jeff Wilson Jr., will be inactive. Here are the 49ers' inactive players for Week 5: QB C.J. Beathard CB Ahkello Witherspoon RB Jeff Wilson OT Sam Young OT Joe Staley DT Jullian Taylor WR Jordan Matthews Matthews, whom the 49ers inked to a...
  • By Peter Panacy
    Oct 7, 2019 at 9:08 AM 1 comment
    The San Francisco 49ers look to stay as one of only two undefeated teams after Week 5, playing host to the Cleveland Browns on Monday Night Football. Some game-day storylines, everyone? Following the Kansas City Chiefs' Sunday Night Football loss to the Indianapolis Colts, only two teams -- the New England Patriots and San Francisco 49ers -- remain undefeated. The 3-0 Niners are coming off their early bye week, which should afford head coach Kyle Shanahan's squad some extra rest and preparation for its own prime-time bout against the 2-2 Cleveland Browns on Monday Night Football to round out Week 5's slate of games. The contest should be a decisive one for both teams. For San Francisco, it affords the luxury of beating a team many thought...
  • By Peter Panacy
    Sep 23, 2019 at 12:15 PM 0 comments
    It's no secret San Francisco 49ers tight end George Kittle is a massive fan of professional wrestling. During one of his 2018 postgame press conferences at Levi's Stadium, Kittle was already decked out in WWE gear for a wrestling event taking place that evening over at the nearby SAP Center in San Jose. As it turns out, Kittle is developing his own fanbase from the WWE, too. Following the Niners' 24-20 Week 3 win over the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday, Kittle celebrated with a well-known quote among wrestling fans, albeit changed slightly to include the 49ers: "Can you smell what the NINERS are...
  • By Peter Panacy
    Sep 22, 2019 at 7:21 PM 1 comment
    The San Francisco 49ers somehow managed to keep the Pittsburgh Steelers winless through three weeks in 2019, winning the Levi's Stadium home opener 24-20 despite turning the ball over five times. And here are some notable takeaways for the Niners. In all honesty, the San Francisco 49ers should have lost their Week 3 bout against the Pittsburgh Steelers. Teams committing five turnovers typically don't win games, even against the worst of competition. But somehow, the Niners managed to upend the Steelers 24-20 on Sunday at Levi's Stadium. This, after San Francisco turned the ball over those five times, including four in the first half. Despite those turnovers in quarters one and two, the 49ers defense still managed to hold its own, keeping the game in range with...
  • By Peter Panacy
    Sep 22, 2019 at 6:41 PM 1 comment
    Second-year wide receiver Dante Pettis saw just two snaps when the San Francisco 49ers opened up their 2019 campaign against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The Niners won that game, then went on to win in dominant fashion over the Cincinnati Bengals in Week 2. Yet Pettis wasn't much of a factor in Cincinnati either, stemming largely from two key factors: San Francisco's budding-if-still-unproven depth at wide receiver, along with more than a handful of reports head coach Kyle Shanahan wasn't pleased with Pettis' efforts in his second year at the pro level. Early on, as the 49ers were hosting the winless Pittsburgh Steelers in Week 3, things looked as if Pettis would still be under the microscope for all the wrong reasons. Quarterback Jimmy...
  • By Peter Panacy
    Sep 22, 2019 at 5:57 PM 0 comments
    The San Francisco 49ers did not do a good job of protecting the ball in Week 3 against the visiting Pittsburgh Steelers, ultimately coughing up five turnovers, yet still finding a way to pull off an ugly 24-20 victory. And now, the Niners find themselves 3-0 for the first time since 1998. It could have been much worse, though. Quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo tossed two interceptions, and he also fumbled twice, losing one of them on a handoff to running back Raheem Mostert. Mostert also lost another fumble, too, while wide receiver Richie James fumbled. Garoppolo also missed on a number of passes, as his receiving targets had issues holding onto the ball early in the game. Still, the Niners figured out a way to win. Even though Pittsburgh managed to take...
  • By Peter Panacy
    Sep 22, 2019 at 4:23 PM 1 comment
    The San Francisco 49ers offense probably wanted to forget what happened over its first-half efforts in Week 3 against the visiting Pittsburgh Steelers. For when an offense turns the ball over four times in two quarters, and five times overall, that team almost...
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