Week 15 grades: The Niners man up, beat the Steelers 20-3

Here are my Week 15 grades for the 11-3 Niners. Alex Smith: A-. His stat line doesn’t blow your mind, but he made a few perfect throws to close out the game. Here’s the stat line: 18 for 31 (57%), 187 yards, 1 TD, 86.4 rating. The defense was playing with such dominance that all Smith had to do was make a few big throws and not turn the ball…

December 20, 2011

Live Blog: 49ers vs. Steelers

This is the live blog for the 49ers Week 15 Monday night game against the Pittsburgh Steelers. I’ll be updating this frequently from my friend’s house in the Oakland Hills. I’m not at the game because the entire Cohn Zohn got salmonella last night and I have a 102 degree fever, plus the power’s out in my neighborhood. I thought I’d be late starting this blog, but Candlestick Park had a…

December 19, 2011

Week 15 NFL picks: Why the Niners will beat the Steelers 9-6.

Here are my Week 15 NFL picks. 49ers vs. Steelers: 49ers 9-6. The Steelers should struggle to score points. They won’t be able to run the ball – not against this front seven. So they’re going to pass, their offensive line is mediocre at best, and one of their best linemen, center Maurkice Pouncey, has a high ankle sprain and he’s questionable for Monday night. Justin Smith, Aldon Smith, Ray…

December 17, 2011