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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49ers Mailbag: The differences between Brock Purdy and Jimmy Garoppolo

A ten-game win streak to finish the regular season is outstanding. Getting six of those wins with your third string quarterback is nearly unheard of. The unbelievable performance of Brock Purdy, the final player taken in the draft has been one of the more amazing stories in the NFL this season. In fact, it’s been so good that I have limited this week’s mailbag to just one question. Ryan Hensley,…

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Brock Purdy leads 49ers to tenth win in a row; Five burning questions answered

The San Francisco 49ers blasted the Arizona Cardinals 38-13 on Sunday at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara. With the victory San Francisco (13-4) locked up the second seed in the NFC. They will host either Seattle or Green Bay in the first round of the playoffs. Arizona (4-13) struck first when David Blough hit A.J. Green with a 77-yard touchdown strike on the second play of the game. San Francisco…

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49ers – Cardinals Live Blog

This is the live blog for the San Francisco 49ers (12-4) week 18 matchup against the Arizona Cardinals (4-12) from Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara. I will provide updates and analysis from the press box throughout the game. 12:00 49ers Inactives: Jimmy Garoppolo, Kevin Givens, Ambry Thomas, Aaron Banks, Dre Greenlaw, Drake Jackson, Ross Dwelley Elijah Mitchell, Deebo Samuel and Christian McCaffrey are all active today.  12:08 Cardinals Inactives: Zach…

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Final tuneup for Brock Purdy; Five burning questions for 49ers vs Cardinals

  The San Francisco 49ers will look to earn the top seed in the NFC Playoffs when they face the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara. San Francisco currently holds the second seed and a win coupled with a loss by Philadelphia to the New York Giants would give them home field advantage and a bye in the first round of the playoffs. The 49ers also…

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49ers should not let off the gas now

The San Francisco 49ers head into the final week of the regular season with at least one home playoff game secured. A win on Sunday against Arizona would guarantee the 49ers the second seed in the NFC, assuring them of a home game if they were to advance out of the Wild Card round. The 49ers also have an outside shot earning home field advantage and a first-round bye. For…

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Power ranking the 49ers potential playoff opponents

The 49ers will be home for their first game of the playoffs. Everything beyond that is still in question. Depending on how the final week of the regular season plays out San Francisco could find itself anywhere from the one to three seed in the NFC. This leaves every team in the NFC playoff picture as a potential opponent. Here is my power ranking based on how each team matches…

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49ers Film Review: Explosive plays continue to fuel San Francisco offense

The addition of Christian McCaffrey at the trade deadline and strong play from Brock Purdy has opened up the 49ers offense. After managing at least 30 points only three times over its first eleven games, San Francisco has now scored over 30 in four of its last five. The Niners offense generated several explosive plays throughout their thrilling 37-34 win over Las Vegas on Sunday. First Quarter: Third and three,…

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49ers Mailbag: Time to bench Deommodore Lenoir?

The San Francisco 49ers have won nine in a row for the first time since 1997. During their 37-34 win over Las Vegas the San Francisco defense wasn’t its normal self, leading several to question their play with the playoffs looming. The rough patches overshadow that the 49ers defense came up with its ninth turnover on downs during the win streak, fourth inside their own ten. In addition, they forced…

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49ers take down Raiders 37-34; Five burning questions answered.

The San Francisco 49ers took down the Las Vegas Raiders 37-34 in a wild back and forth affair on New Year’s Day at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas. In a game that featured several big plays from both teams it was the 49ers defense that made the deciding play. On the opening possession of overtime, Tashaun Gipson intercepted Raiders quarterback Jarrett Stidham and returned the ball down to the Raiders…

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49ers – Raiders Live Blog

This is the live blog for the San Francisco 49ers (11-4) week 17 matchup against the Las Vegas Raiders (6-9) from Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas. I will provide updates and analysis throughout the game. 11:40 Happy New Year’s everyone. Thank you for the support and following along all season. 49ers inactives: Jimmy Garoppolo, Kevin Givens, Deebo Samuel, Akeem Spence, Kemoko Turay, Nick Zakelj Turay was elevated from the practice…

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A record setting performance for Nick Bosa? Five burning questions for 49ers vs Raiders

The San Francisco 49ers will look to extend their current eight game win streak when they face the Las Vegas Raiders on New Year’s Day at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas. San Francisco could move into the second seed in the NFC playoffs with a win and loss by Minnesota to Green Bay. The Raiders appear to have begun preparations for 2023. Out of the playoff race with a 6-9…

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Comparing Trey Lance and Brock Purdy

Trey Lance and Brock Purdy have each played 262 snaps at quarterback for the 49ers. Here are their numbers. Trey Lance (Passing): 56-102, 54.9%, 797 yards, 5 touchdowns, 3 interceptions, 33 first downs, 6 sacks, (-24 yards), 6.57 yards after catch/completion, 7.66 air yards per completion. (Rushing): 54 attempts, 235 yards, 1 touchdown, 15 first downs (Third down conversions): 19-52, 36.5% Notes: Trey Lance was the third player selected in…

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Five reasons the 49ers have won eight straight

The 49ers are the hottest team in the NFL winning eight in a row. In the process they captured the NFC West championship. San Francisco was only 3-4 prior to the start of the of this winning streak. Here are the five reasons behind the dramatic turnaround. 1.) Quarterback play Whether it’s Jimmy Garoppolo or Brock Purdy the 49ers have received terrific play from the quarterback position throughout this eight-game…

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49ers Film Review: Defense sets offense up for breakout second half

The 49ers put up 37 points on Saturday against Washington. The offensive output was impressive, but it came with a lot of help from a defense which gave San Francisco terrific field position throughout the second half. Here is a look at how the offense and defense played together to create a dominating win over a tough opponent. Goal line stop Third and Goal, 49ers 1 After going three and…

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