49ers Film Review: Diving into San Francisco’s redzone issues

The 49ers offense has moved the ball up and down the field in 2022. Unfortunately for San Francisco games are decided by points, not yards. In their win over the Los Angeles Chargers on Sunday night, the 49ers offense was able to manage just 22 points. This just happens to match their points per game average for the season. Afterwards Kyle Shanahan was asked why his team isn’t clicking. “Not…

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Elijah Mitchell impresses in return; 5 Burning questions answered in 49ers 22-16 win over Chargers

The San Francisco 49ers (5-4) struggled early before fixing their mistakes and coming from behind for a 22-16 win over the Los Angeles Chargers (5-4) Sunday night at Levi’s Stadium. Here are the answers to the five questions I asked prior to the game. 1.) Will Jimmy Garoppolo keep up the strong play? YES Jimmy Garoppolo has played at a very high level the last two games. Against the Chargers…

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49ers – Chargers Sunday Night Football Live Blog

This is the live blog for the 49ers (4-4) week 10 matchup with the Los Angeles Chargers (5-3) from Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara. I will provide updates and analysis from the press box throughout the game. 3:55 Inactive for the 49ers: Arik Armstead, Samson Ebukam, Ty Davis-Price, Curtis Robinson, Kemoko Turay, Nick Zakelj 4:00 The 49ers are looking for a statement win to open the second half. A win…

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5 Keys to a 49ers victory over the Chargers

The San Francisco 49ers (4-4) will look to open the second half of their season strong when they take on the Los Angeles Chargers (5-3) Sunday night at Levi’s Stadium. San Francisco comes into Sunday as the seventh seed in the NFC playoff race and finds themselves needing a win to keep pace with division leader Seattle. They have struggled coming out of the BYE under Kyle Shanahan, managing a…

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Jason Verrett tears achilles

Brutal. That is the best way to describe the latest injury update out of San Francisco. Jason Verrett suffered a torn achilles tendon during practice on Wednesday according to the 49ers and will be out for the season. The team announced today that CB Jason Verrett tore his achilles tendon in practice yesterday and is out for the season. Prayers up for JV ❤️🙏 pic.twitter.com/URBqHhBMg8 — San Francisco 49ers (@49ers)…

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Three things the 49ers must do in the second half

Despite coming into the season with one of the most talented rosters in the NFL, the 49ers sit at 4-4 at the halfway point of their season. The team has returned from its BYE week and is ready to kickoff the second half on Sunday night against the Los Angeles Chargers. To make the playoffs and reach their goal of a Super Bowl championship San Francisco will need to improve…

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49ers Midseason Awards: MVP goes to….

The 49ers return to the practice field after taking most of last week off for their bye. Before the second half gets rolling later this week, let’s hand out the midseason awards for the offense and defense. Offensive MVP: Brandon Aiyuk San Francisco’s offense struggled with penalties and dropped passes throughout the first half. Those issues are a bit reason why the Niners offense ranks only 19th in points scored….

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49ers First Half Grades: Defense and Special Teams

The 49ers reached the midpoint of their season. That, coupled with the team having its bye this week, makes this a perfect time to reflect on the first half of the season. Here are the defensive grades for the first half. Defensive Line: A+ Led by Nick Bosa, the 49ers defensive line has been one of the most dominant in all of football.  While Bosa’s 8.5 sacks are tied for…

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49ers First Half Grades: Offense

The 49ers reached the midpoint of their season. That coupled with the team having its bye this week makes it’s this a perfect time to reflect on the first half of the season. Here are their grades for the first half. Quarterback: B Trey Lance struggled in a season opening loss at Chicago. He missed a wide-open Tyler Kroft for a touchdown early in the game. In the second half…

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49ers film review: How Christian McCaffrey impacts the passing game

The 49ers performance against Los Angeles on Sunday was their best of the season. Kyle Shanahan had the offense moving throughout the game. They were able to overcome a few mistakes and produce their highest scoring output of the season. The impact of Christian McCaffrey was clear, and Shanahan did an excellent job of setting Jimmy Garoppolo up for success. On the defensive side, DeMeco Ryans’ group was able to…

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49ers trade Jeff Wilson Jr. to Miami

The addition of Christian McCaffrey less than two weeks ago created a potential logjam in the 49ers backfield. It appears they have made a trade to clear it up. According to Adam Schefter of ESPN, San Francisco is sending running back Jeff Wilson Jr. to Miami. In exchange for Wilson, the 49ers will receive a 2023 fifth-round draft pick from the Dolphins. The Positive John Lynch and Kyle Shanahan turned…

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Overreaction Monday: Christian McCaffrey is an upgrade over Deebo Samuel

Every game during the NFL season is followed up with overreactions from with fans and media pundits. If the home team loses there’s blame that must be levied, and after wins everything is rosy. After struggling early, the San Francisco 49ers dominated the Los Angeles Rams in the second half, sweeping the season series for the fourth year in a row. The 31-14 win allowed the 49ers to keep pace…

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Christian McCaffrey powers 49ers offense past Rams 31-14; 5 burning questions answered

The San Francisco 49ers (4-4) completed the regular season sweep of the Los Angeles Rams (3-4) for the fourth season in a row with a 31-14 victory Sunday afternoon at SoFi Stadium. Despite the final score, this one wasn’t easy for the 49ers. The first half played out much like the previous two weeks. In losses to Atlanta and Kansas City, San Francisco’s defense struggled to get off the field,…

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49ers – Rams Live Blog

This is the live blog for the 49ers week 7 matchup with the Los Angeles Rams from SoFi Stadium in Inglewood. I will provide updates and analysis from the press box throughout the game. 12:00 49ers inactives today: Kyle Juszczyk, Arik Armstead, Deebo Samuel, Dre Greenlaw, Jauan Jennings, Jason Verrett, Kemoko Turay 12:40 The 49ers have four tight ends active today with Tyler Kroft returning to the lineup and only…

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Can the 49ers overcome loss of Deebo Samuel? 5 burning questions for 49ers against Los Angeles

  The San Francisco 49ers (3-4) will look to bounce back from an embarrassing 44-23 loss to Kansas City when they take on the Los Angeles Rams (3-3) Sunday afternoon at SoFi Stadium. Just as it was when these teams matched up in week four, this is a big game for the 49ers. Seattle currently is a game ahead of the rest of the teams in the NFC West. A…

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In Jimmy we trust?

The 49ers offense is stuck in neutral. Through the first seven weeks of the season Kyle Shanahan’s group is on pace to match the point total of the 2017 squad, only 20.7 per game. While there are several issues holding the Niners offense back, the conversation tends to come back around to the quarterback. During his weekly radio appearance with the Tolbert and Copes Show on KNBR, Steve Young was…

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49ers activate Jason Verrett ahead of key NFC West showdown

Reinforcements may be on the way for the 49ers defense. The team announced today that cornerback Jason Verrett has been activated from the Reserve/Physically Unable to Perform List. Whether Verrett will be available for Sunday remains to be seen. Regardless, San Francisco needs a victory over Los Angeles to keep pace with the rest of the NFC West. Kyle Shanahan was noncommittal when asked about the plans for Verrett. “We aren’t ruling out…

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Five reasons the 49ers are underperforming

Coming into this season the 49ers roster was considered one of the most talented in the league. However, it hasn’t translated onto the field and San Francisco finds itself a game below .500 through seven weeks. Here’s why. The 49ers defense is overrated! At first glance some of you are likely thinking this is blasphemous. Let me explain. Over the first five weeks the Niners defense faced teams with either…

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