Can the 49ers overcome history?

If the 49ers are going to reach the playoffs this season, they will need to do something the organization has not accomplished since 1972: overcome a 2-3 record to start the season. Since that season, the worst start that resulted in a playoff birth came in 1985. The defending Super Bowl champions started that season 3-2, but losses to Chicago and Detroit would see them fall to 3-4 after the…

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49ers Rewind; Too many runs for Trey Lance

The San Francisco 49ers (2-3) received a stellar effort from their defense only to see an inept offensive performance result in a 17-10 loss to the Arizona Cardinals. The 49ers fell to 2-3 and will go into their bye on a three-game losing streak. Let’s take a look back at some of the key plays from Sunday’s game. 1. Overutilizing Trey Lance in the run game. Here are all of…

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Trey Lance suffers sprained knee; Three takeaways from 49ers third loss in a row

The San Francisco 49ers lost 17-10 yesterday to the Arizona Cardinals, and now are 2-3 as they take a three-game losing streak into their bye week. In addition, Trey Lance suffered a sprained left knee and could miss one to two weeks. Now that some time has passed, here are my three takeaways from the game: 1. Kyle Shanahan needs to find the identity of his offense. The way Kyle…

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Mistakes and missed opportunities lead to 49ers loss in Arizona

The San Francisco 49ers (2-3) received a stellar effort from their defense only to see an inept offensive performance result in a 17-10 loss to the Arizona Cardinals. The 49ers will go into their bye on a three-game losing streak. Despite outgaining Arizona, the 49ers would be held to only 10 points, their lowest total since being held by Washington to 9 points in a game played during a downpour…

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49ers – Cardinals live blog

This is the live blog for the 49ers Week 5 NFC West matchup against the Arizona Cardinals in Glendale, Arizona. I will provide updates and analysis throughout the game. 12:03 49ers inactives – QB Jimmy Garoppolo, WR Jauan Jennings, CB K’Waun Williams, CB Ambry Thomas, CB Buster Skrine OL Aaron Banks, DL Zach Kerr 12:51 Jennings being inactive is the only surprise. There’s a chance we see Travis Benjamin replace…

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Trey Lance to make his first start. Five burning questions for 49ers against Arizona

The San Francisco 49ers will try to prevent their 2021 season from spiraling out of control when they seek to stop a two-game losing streak this Sunday in Glendale against the Arizona Cardinals, and they will be doing so with Trey Lance making the start at quarterback. Here are five questions to keep an eye on. 1. How will Trey Lance handle his first NFL start? The rookie quarterback will…

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Trey Lance named starter. What does that mean to the 49ers offense?

Rookie quarterback Trey Lance, the third overall pick in the 2021 draft, will make the first start of his NFL career on Sunday against the Arizona Cardinals.  So, what does this mean for 49ers offense? While there will be some tweaks, the offense will look very similar to what we’ve seen since Shanahan took over in 2017. There are a number of concepts that have been a part of the…

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How Kaepernick’s rise in 2012 season could help Kyle Shanahan with 49ers’ quarterback decision

In their 75th season, the San Francisco 49ers are honoring their past with commemorative shirts, exhibits in the team museum, and wearing throwback jerseys matching those worn by the team in 1955 and 1994. Another throwback for the team this year has been controversy at the quarterback position. This one isn’t Joe versus Steve, those two went on to be enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame. The 2021…

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Jimmy Garoppolo creates confusion about his calf injury

The San Francisco 49ers’ communication breakdowns during the early part of the season appear not to be limited to the field. When quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo left Sunday’s game against Seattle, a calf injury was the reason that was given. On Monday, head coach Kyle Shanahan said that Garoppolo had a calf contusion and the quarterback would be reevaluated in the next two days. It appeared to be positive news. Garoppolo…

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49ers sign replacement for injured Robbie Gould

The San Francisco 49ers today announced they have signed K Joey Slye to a one-year deal. In order to make room on the roster, the team placed K Robbie Gould on the Injured Reserve List. Gould suffered a strained groin during warmups prior to Sunday’s game against Seattle. Punter Mitch Wishnowsky would be pressed into action and miss a 41-yard attempt in the second quarter. Slye (5-11, 213) originally entered…

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Injuries to Jimmy Garoppolo and Trent Williams not as bad as feared

The 49ers feared the worst when left tackle Trent Williams went down in the fourth quarter with a shoulder injury. On Monday the team received good news on Williams’ injury, it was not as bad as first expected and a key part of their offensive line is currently listed as day-to-day. Williams wasn’t the only 49ers player to receive positive injury news on Monday. The calf injury sustained by quarterback…

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Trey Lance replaces Jimmy Garoppolo; Missed opportunities cost 49ers in 28-21 defeat

The 49ers fell into last place in the NFC West with a 28-21 loss to the Seattle Seahawks at Levi’s Stadium on Sunday. San Francisco had a number of opportunities to bury Seattle in the first half, but an interception and missed field goal would keep the Seahawks in the game until Russell Wilson could get his feet underneath him. When Seattle took possession of the ball with 4:48 left…

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49ers – Seahawks live blog

This is the live blog for the 49ers week 4 game against their NFC West rival Seattle Seahawks. I will provide updates and analysis throughout the game. 11:39 49ers inactives: RB Elijah Mitchell, CB K’Waun Williams, CB Josh Norman, OL Aaron Banks, DL Zach Kerr Rookie cornerback Ambry Thomas will be active for the first time since week one against Detroit. 11:47 Seahawks inactives:  WR Dee Eskridge, LB Benson Mayowa,…

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Can the 49ers’ defense contain Russell Wilson? And four other burning questions for Sunday’s game

On Sunday, the 2-1 San Francisco 49ers will look to shake off their first loss of the season when they host their NFC West division rival Seattle Seahawks. Seattle is 1-2 after dropping their Week 2 and Week 3 games against the Tennessee Titans and Minnesota Vikings. The NFC West is among the toughest divisions in the NFL and with the loser falling into the division basement, both teams will…

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“All rookie quarterbacks should sit”

In the wake of San Francisco’s first loss of the season on Sunday night to Green Bay making a change at the quarterback position has been a heated topic on the talk shows and among 49ers fans. With the topic of rookie quarterbacks playing, Quincy Avery of QB Takeover shared his thoughts on Thursday, “I’ve always said all rookie QBs should sit. The juice just ain’t worth the squeeze playing…

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Plenty of blame to go around following 49ers’ first loss of 2021

There is plenty of blame to go around after the 49ers’ 30-28 loss on Sunday night to Green Bay. Now that some time has passed since the game concluded and emotions have cooled a bit, let’s take a look at how the 49ers lost and why it shouldn’t have been a surprise. The philosophy of the San Francisco front office has been to build the defense from the front back….

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49ers lose to Packers on final play; 5 burning questions answered

The San Francisco 49ers lost their home opener for to the Green Bay Packers 30-28. For the second week in a row the 49ers offense couldn’t get in gear until the end of the first half, but unlike last week when they were able to come back against Philadelphia, Aaron Rodgers and the Packers offense made them pay. By the time San Francisco scored at the end of the first…

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49ers – Packers live blog

This is the live blog for the 49ers Week 3 home opener against the Green Bay Packers. I will provide updates and analysis throughout the game. 4:05 49ers inactives: CB Dre Kirkpatrick, CB Ambry Thomas, CB Elijah Mitchell, G Aaron Banks 4:07 Packers inactives: CB Kevin King, S Vernon Scott, LB Ladarius Hamilton, G Elgton Jenkins 5:00 The 49ers will have their third starting running back in as many games…

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