How the 49ers defensive line is showing improvement

The San Francisco 49ers defense has quietly put together a solid season. Through the first 11 games, they are allowing the sixth fewest yards per game in the league. During their current three-game winning streak that ranking jumps to second best. While the offensive time of possession has helped them to face fewer plays, the changes go deeper. Losing Dee Ford following their week seven loss to Indianapolis forced the…

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49ers Film Review: The worst and best of Jimmy Garoppolo against Minnesota

The play of Jimmy Garoppolo is a constant source of contention among 49ers fans. Last Sunday against Minnesota was no different. Despite struggling early on, Garoppolo was able to make a number of big throws throughout the contest to help San Francisco come out on top and move into the sixth seed in the NFC playoffs. Let’s look at Garoppolo’s worst and best throws from Sunday. The Bad 2nd and…

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49ers mailbag: Will we see Trey Lance against Seattle?

Riding a three-game winning streak, the San Francisco 49ers are the hottest team in the NFC. This has led to a great deal of optimism from the fan base, many of whom came up with several interesting questions to ponder for this week’s mailbag. How the 49ers deal with the rash of injuries suffered against Minnesota certainly was a central theme this week. I don’t see Lance getting into a…

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49ers Notes: Injuries sideline Fred Warner and Deebo Samuel for one to two weeks

As the first weekend of November ended the consensus about the San Francisco 49ers was that their 2021 season was going to be yet another failure. They had just been blown out at home by a Cardinals team missing several starters and there seemed to be little reason to believe they’d find a way to turn it around. Fast forward three weeks, the 49ers have won three in a row,…

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49ers sink Vikings to move into a playoff position

The San Francisco 49ers continued their resurgence on Sunday at Levi’s Stadium with a 33-26 victory or the Minnesota Vikings. With the victory, San Francisco moved into the sixth seed in the NFC playoff race and find themselves only one game behind the Los Angeles Rams for the fifth position. The win did not come without a cost, however. San Francisco lost their best offensive player, Deebo Samuel, to a…

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49ers – Vikings Live Blog

Welcome to the live blog for today’s matchup between the San Francisco 49ers (5-5) and Minnesota Vikings (5-5) from Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara. Follow along for updates and analysis throughout the game. 4:33 Kirk Cousins misses Justin Jefferson over the middle on 4th and 8. The 49ers are going to win 33-26 and move to the 6th seed in the NFC. 4:30 49ers chew up over seven minutes, but…

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Can the 49ers defense contain Dalvin Cook? 5 burning questions for 49ers vs. Vikings

  The San Francisco 49ers have some momentum and good vibes in their favor coming off a two-game win streak over the Los Angeles Rams and Jacksonville Jaguars. But the same can be said for their opponent on Sunday. The Minnesota Vikings also are celebrating victories over the Los Angeles Chargers and Green Bay Packers. The recent hot streaks for both teams have set up a must-see battle at Levi’s…

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A 49ers Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is a time to reflect on everything we have and are thankful for. To most sports fans, Thanksgiving also means turning on the television and watching football. Growing up in a sports-centric family, I can certainly relate to both. With the holiday upon us and San Francisco on a two-game win streak, what better time to reflect on what we are thankful for regarding the 49ers? I’m thankful for…

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49ers Film Review: Deebo Samuel and Brandon Aiyuk creating mismatches

The San Francisco 49ers improved to 5-5 for the season with a dominating 30-10 victory over the Jacksonville Jaguars at TIAA Bank Stadium. The win sets up a showdown with the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday as both teams fight to gain a position in the NFC playoffs. During their current two-game win streak, the 49ers offense has found its footing thanks to Deebo Samuel and Brandon Aiyuk. Kyle Shanahan’s decision…

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49ers mailbag; Can the San Francisco offense keep this up?

Things change quickly in the NFL. Two weeks ago, the San Francisco 49ers found themselves two games under .500 after an embarrassing loss to an Arizona Cardinals team missing many of its starters. In six days, the 49ers turned their entire outlook around with wins over the Los Angeles Rams and Jacksonville Jaguars. This  two-game win streak has placed them squarely in the fight for a spot in the NFC…

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49ers – Jaguars live blog

Welcome to the live blog for today’s matchup between the San Francisco 49ers (4-5) and Jacksonville Jaguars (2-7) from TIAA Bank Stadium in Jacksonville. Follow along for updates and analysis throughout the game. 12:55 49ers win 30-10. Will be back soon with the game story.  12:42 Aaron Banks makes his regular season debut with about three minutes left to play. The rookie right guard was drafted in the second round…

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Elijah Mitchell doubtful to play for 49ers on Sunday

The 49ers are likely to be without their leading rusher when they take on the Jacksonville Jaguars at TIAA Bank Stadium in Jacksonville on Sunday. Despite suffering a broken finger on his right hand in Monday night’s victory over Los Angeles, San Francisco had remained hopeful that Elijah Mitchell would be able to play on Sunday. That does not appear to be the case as the 49ers have listed Mitchell…

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49ers Report: Trying to avoid letdown, and Jimmy Garoppolo’s hot streak

One of the biggest questions surrounding the San Francisco 49ers (4-5) after beating the Los Angeles Rams 31-10 on Monday night has centered on their ability to keep the same focus and level of play moving forward. After all, they go from playing one of the better teams in the NFL to playing one of the worst in the Jacksonville Jaguars this week. Kyle Shanahan was asked about this Wednesday…

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49ers Film Review; How San Francisco’s versatility was too much to overcome

The game plan created by Kyle Shanahan for Monday night’s game against the Los Angeles Rams was a master class in position less football. What made it so was the simplicity of it all, which was set up by the versatility of players such as Deebo Samuel, Kyle Juszczyk, and Jeff Wilson Jr. During his Wednesday press conference, Kyle Shanahan was asked what this versatility can bring to the offense,…

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49ers mailbag; Can San Francisco keep the intensity up the rest of this season?

The San Francisco 49ers (4-5) strength and identity are running the football, and they finally committed to it against Los Angeles. In what felt like a must win game if the 49ers were going to keep their playoff chances alive, Kyle Shanahan was able to get his groove back. Elijah Mitchell led a rushing attack that saw the 49ers relentlessly challenge the Rams defense on the way to 156 yards…

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49ers – Rams live blog

This is the live blog for the 49ers Week 10 matchup with the Los Angeles Rams from Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara. I will provide updates and analysis throughout the game. 49ers win 31-10. Who didn’t see this one coming? I’ll be back with my game wrap shortly. 7:55 The 49ers defense comes up big once again in the red zone as Nick Bosa sacks Stafford on 3rd down to…

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