Colts have the horsepower to outrun 49ers on Sunday

Here is my Friday column previewing the 49ers-Colts game. Even if Indianapolis hadn’t traded for Trent Richardson on Wednesday, the 49ers still would have a tough time beating the Colts on Sunday. Look at the facts: The Colts ranked fifth in the NFL in rushing yards without Richardson. They average 5 yards per carry. To beat the 49ers, you have to run the ball well and that’s what the Colts…

September 20, 2013

Eric Branch: “Have NFL defenses figured out the 49ers offense?”

Eric Branch, the terrific beat writer for the Chronicle and good friend, just published an article with valuable analysis of the 49ers offense. I’d like to share it with you. Among the troubling trends Eric points out, the Niners have scored just one touchdown in the last three weeks out of 26 drives that started in their own territory. Also he includes this quote from Ravens D-lineman Cory Redding on…

December 1, 2011