Quarterback injuries derail 49ers offense in 31-7 loss to Eagles

For the second consecutive year the San Francisco 49ers season came to an end one step short of the Super Bowl. A 31-7 blowout loss sending them into an offseason which will be full of questions, particularly at the quarterback position. The game was over almost as soon as it began. Brock Purdy was forced to the sideline with an elbow injury at the end of San Francisco’s first possession…

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Ten takeaways from 49ers’ 31-7 loss to Philadelphia

The San Francisco 49ers season came to an end on Sunday with a 31-7 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia. Here are my ten takeaways from the loss: 1.) Throw the challenge flag! Kyle Shanahan said postgame that he was going to challenge the 29-yard catch by DeVonta Smith, which allowed Philadelphia to convert on fourth and three, but he didn’t see an angle to…

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49ers vs. Eagles Live Blog

This is the live blog for the NFC Championship Game between the San Francisco 49ers and Philadelphia Eagles from Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia. I will provide updates and analysis from the press box throughout the game. 10:30 49ers inactives: Elijah Mitchell, Drake Jackson, Ty Davis-Price, Nick Zakelj, Ross Dwelley, Ambry Thomas, Jimmy Garoppolo 10:45 Eagles inactives: Ian Book, Josiah Scott, Trey Sermon, Anthony Harris, Kyron Johnson, Josh Sills 10:50…

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49ers vs. Eagles; Five keys to victory for San Francisco

The San Francisco 49ers will look to punch ticket to the eighth Super Bowl in franchise history when they face off with the Philadelphia Eagles. The teams will face off in the NFC Championship Game on Sunday afternoon at Lincoln Financial Field in the City of Brotherly Love. San Francisco entered the playoffs as the second seed in the NFC giving them a pair of home games. The 49ers defeated…

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Kyle Shanahan addresses challenges of facing the Philadelphia defense

  The Philadelphia Eagles defense is phenomenal.   They make life miserable on opposing quarterbacks. Philadelphia finished 2022 with 70 sacks, the third most since they became an official stat in 1982.   In the NFC Divisional round against New York, the Eagles did not slow down sacking Giants quarterback Daniel Jones five times. Next on the hit list is Brock Purdy.   During his Thursday press conference Kyle Shanahan…

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How Brock Purdy can make history against Philadelphia

It’s not typical for quarterbacks to play well in their first trip to the playoffs, let alone a rookie quarterback. Purdy is a part of a small group, becoming just the fifth rookie quarterback to reach the conference championship game. On Sunday in Philadelphia, he will have the opportunity to be the first to reach the Super Bowl. John Lynch knows all about playing a rookie quarterback with a trip…

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49ers Film Review: Brock Purdy’s explosive performance against Dallas

Reports of Brock Purdy struggling against the Cowboys on Sunday have been greatly exaggerated. Purdy completed 19 of 29 passing attempts for 215 yards against Dallas, making him the first rookie since at least 1970 to throw for more than 200 yards in consecutive postseason games. An explosive pass play is one in which the offense gained at least 15 yards. The San Francisco offense had a total of nine…

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Handing out game balls from 49ers 19-12 win over Cowboys

On to Philadelphia. The 49ers will take on the Eagles next Sunday for the right to go to the Super Bowl in Glendale, Az. Sunday’s matchup will mark the sixth time San Francisco has played for the NFC title in the last twelve years. In a physical matchup featuring several stand out performances from several players, San Francisco outlasted the Dallas Cowboys to take to their twelfth consecutive victory by…

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49ers defeat Cowboys to advance to NFC Championship Game; Five burning questions answered

The San Francisco 49ers punched their ticket to the NFC Championship Game for the second year in a row and third under Kyle Shanahan after beating the Dallas Cowboys 19-12 in the NFC Divisional round on Sunday evening at Levi’s Stadium. Next up for San Francisco is the Philadelphia Eagles. The 49ers will take on the top seed in the NFC next Sunday at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia with…

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49ers – Cowboys NFC Divisional Live Blog

This is the live blog for the San Francisco 49ers NFC Divisional round playoff matchup with the Dallas Cowboys from Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara. I will provide updates and analysis from the press box throughout the game. 2:05 Here are the keys to a 49ers victory today. 2:11 49ers inactives: Jimmy Garoppolo, Ambry Thomas, Ty Davis-Price, Nick Zakelj, Tyler Kroft, Drake Jackson, Alex Barrett.  The 49ers have shown what…

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How 49ers can reach championship game; Five burning questions for San Francsico vs Dallas

The San Francisco 49ers and Dallas Cowboys are set to face off Sunday afternoon at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara with a trip to the NFC Championship Game on the line.  Sunday will mark the ninth postseason meeting between the two organizations, tied for most in NFL history. San Francisco defeated Dallas last year in the Wild Card round, but the Cowboys hold the advantage in the series having won…

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Why Dallas will provide tough challenge for 49ers defense

The 49ers defense has been exceptional for most of this season; however, their performance two weeks ago in Las Vegas may be a harbinger of what’s to come on Sunday against the Dallas Cowboys. In their week 17 matchup with the Raiders, San Francisco allowed 34 points and 500 yards of total offense. Those totals were the most given up by the 49ers defense since the Kansas City Chiefs ran…

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Brock Purdy: Good or a product of the system?

Is Brock Purdy a good quarterback or simply the product of a good system? This question has begun floating around various social media platforms following the 49ers blowout win over Seattle. A game in which the rookie quarterback put together the best playoff performance by a San Francisco quarterback in nearly a decade. His 332 yards passing trail only Joe Montana for most in 49ers postseason history.  More than one…

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49ers Mailbag: Are the Cowboys better than last year?

The 49ers are set to square off against the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday afternoon at Levi’s Stadium. It is no surprise that this week’s mailbag was full of questions about the Wild Card win over Seattle and the upcoming matchup with Dallas. Frank Guzman, @fguz78 – “Nick Bosa had zero recorded QB pressures against Seattle. Did Seattle figure out a way to limit Bosa and can we expect Dallas to…

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Tampa Bay or Dallas? Who 49ers fans should cheer for tonight and why

The 49ers 41-23 win over Seattle on Saturday afternoon sent them to the NFC Divisional round. San Francisco will face the winner of tonight’s game between Tampa Bay and Dallas next Sunday at Levi’s Stadium. Here is a quick look at the potential matchups: Tampa Bay Buccaneers San Francisco blew out the Buccaneers at Levi’s Stadium in week 14. Tampa Bay was playing without both of its starting safeties, Vita…

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Brock Purdy leads 49ers to dominating win over Seattle; Five burning questions answered

The San Francisco 49ers blew out the Seattle Seahawks 41-23 at Levi’s Stadium to advance into the second round of the NFC Playoffs. Except for the second quarter, it was all 49ers. San Francisco opened the game with scores on its first two offensive possessions to take a ten point. The Seahawks responded with a pair of touchdown scores in to take a 14-13 lead. After the 49ers kicked a…

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49ers – Seahawks NFC Wild Card Live Blog

This is the live blog for the San Francisco 49ers (13-4) Wild Card playoff matchup with the Seattle Seahawks (9-8) from Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara. I will provide updates and analysis throughout the game. 11:42 My five keys for the 49ers begin with Brock Purdy being ready for the moment.  12:00 49ers inactives: Jimmy Garoppolo, Ambry Thomas, Ty Davis-Price, Nick Zakelj, Ross Dwelley, Tevin Coleman, Drake Jackson. With Davis-Price…

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Is Brock Purdy ready for the moment? Five burning questions for 49ers vs Seattle

The San Francisco 49ers open their quest to reach the Super Bowl for the eighth time in franchise history Saturday afternoon when they face their NFC West rival Seattle Seahawks at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara.   San Francisco swept the regular season series with Seattle, winning 27-7 at Levi’s Stadium in week two and clinching the NFC West with a 21-13 victory in week 15 at Seattle. San Francisco…

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Five reasons for 49ers success heading into the playoffs

The 49ers finished the 2022 regular season on a ten game winning streak, the longest the franchise has seen since 1997. Their 13-4 record marks the third time they have won at least 10 games under the guidance of Kyle Shanahan and John Lynch. With the playoffs starting on Saturday, here are five reasons they find themselves among the favorites to reach the Super Bowl. Interior offensive line Changes along…

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Weather doesn’t bother Purdy; Observations from 49ers NFC Wild Card practice

The 49ers held their second practice Wednesday afternoon as they prepare to face the Seattle Seahawks in the opening game of Super Wild Card weekend. Here is what stood out. The weather A light drizzle at the beginning of practice turned into hard rain with wind making it come down sideways. Considering forecasts call for over half an inch of rain to hit Santa Clara on Saturday this should help…

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