Are 49ers ready to rise in 2010 to among NFL’s elite?

Question: When do you think the Niners are going to be Super Bowl contenders? @originalswagger   Answer: First things first. The 49ers are close to being contenders in the NFC West. They might even be considered the favorites to win the division in 2010 – especially if Kurt Warner decides to call it quits.   But are they close to being among the upper echelon teams in the NFL? Probably…

January 25, 2010

Niners give up home game to play Broncos in London

The 49ers will be spending Halloween in London.   The NFL announced this morning the 49ers will give up a game at Candlestick Park to face the Denver Broncos on Sunday, Oct. 31, at London‘s Wembley Stadium.   The game will televised by CBS, beginning at 10 a.m., Pacific time. (For those keeping score, that’s 5 p.m. in the U.K.)

January 15, 2010

Looking ahead to 49ers’ 2010 schedule

Is it too early for the 49ers to look toward next season? Sure, but that’s not going to stop us from peaking into the future. In 2010, the 49ers already know 14 of their 16 opponents.   Home games vs. New Orleans, Tampa Bay, Denver, Oakland, Arizona, St. Louis, Seattle and the team from the NFC East that finishes in the same position in the division standings.   Road games…

December 7, 2009

My 49ers’ forecast is open to second-guessing

Several weeks ago — I forget exactly when – you read my opinion here that the 49ers would win the NFC West and advance to the playoffs for the first time since 2002. Today, I looked at the standings and schedule. Then, I came to a conclusion: The 49ers better get to work in a hurry.

October 28, 2009