Tag Archives: 49ers

Friday’s injury status report: Ray McDonald doubtful for Sunday

Here is what Friday’s status report looks like. 49ers: Doubtful: DT Ray McDonald (hamstring) Questionable: RB Moran Noris (fibula) Probable: CB Tramaine Brock (hand), WR Michael Crabtree (foot), CB Chris Culliver (shoulder), WR Braylon Edwards (knee), S Dashon Goldson (knee), CB Shawntae Spencer (toe) Redskins: Out: RB Tashard Choice (hamstring), WR Santana Moss (hand) Questionable: […]

Live blog: 49ers vs. Browns

SAN FRANCISCO — This is the live blog for the Niners week 8 home game against the Cleveland Browns. I will update this frequently from the Candlestick Park press box. 11:52 The 49ers’ inactive players are Scott Tolzien, Brett Swain, Tramaine Brock, Moran Norris, Daniel Kilgore, Mike Person and Ian Williams. So, Braylon Edwards is […]

Wednesday’s injury report

SANTA CLARA — Here’s what Wednesday’s injury report looks like. 49ers: Did Not Participate in Practice: RB Moran Norris (fibula). Limited Participation in Practice: CB Tramaine Brock (hand), WR Michael Crabtree (foot), CB Chris Culliver (shoulder), WR Braylon Edwards (knee), C Jonathan Goodwin (concussion). Full Participation in Practice: CB Shawntae Spencer (toe). Browns: Did Not […]

The lowdown on the 49ers quarterback meetings

Here for your pleasure and enlightenment, and because it’s a Bye Week and nothing’s going on, I wrote a piece about what happens in quarterback meetings, focusing on 49ers quarterback meetings. The article follows. SANTA CLARA — What happens in an NFL quarterback meeting? And specifically, what happens in a 49ers quarterback meeting? You’ve probably […]

Could the Niners beat the Packers or the Patriots?

Last week I ranked all 32 teams from best to worst. I ranked the 49ers fifth overall, but even that was too low. This week, I’m ranking only the top three teams because I say the Niners are the third best team in the NFL. ESPN says they’re the fourth best team, one spot behind […]

Week 6 grades: The Niners comeback and beat the Lions in Detroit 25-19.

Here are my week 6 grades for the 5-1 49ers. Alex Smith: B+. He played an efficient first half and an awful second half, but he made the touchdown throw on the fourth and goal at the end of the game and that’s all that really matters. The fumble on the first offensive play was […]

Live blog: 49ers vs. Lions

This is the live blog for the 49ers week 6 road game against the Detroit Lions. I’ll be updating this frequently from my living room. 8:48 The Niners inactives are Scott Tolzien, Braylon Edwards, Tramaine Brock, Moran Norris, Daniel Kilgore, Mike Person, Ian Williams. That means Demarcus Dobb and new WR Brett Swain are active […]

Week 5 grades: Niners annihilate the Bucs 48-3

Here are my week 5 grades for the 49ers. Quarterbacks: A. Here’s Alex Smith’s stat line: He completed 11 of 19 throws for 170 yards, 3 TDs and QB rating of 127.2. His first TD throw – the long one down the seam to Delanie Walker on the Niners first drive – was perfect. His […]

The Niners have an 89.1% chance to make the playoffs.

As you may remember, Football Outsiders correctly predicted a 6-10 record for the 49ers in 2010. After the week 1 win this year against the Seahawks, they gave the Niners a 55.6 percent chance to make the playoffs. Now, after the Niners’  3-1 start to 2011, Football Outsiders gives them an 89.1 percent chance to […]