49ers Rewind: Is Jimmy Garoppolo the sharpest he’s ever been?

Jimmy Garoppolo has played at a high level for the 49ers this season. In fact, no quarterback in the NFL has been able to match what Garoppolo has pulled off over the last eight weeks. During the last eight games dating back to San Francisco’s victory in Chicago, Garoppolo has posted a passer rating over 90 in each contest. Aaron Rodgers leads a quartet of quarterbacks including Ben Roethlisberger, Joe…

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49ers drive through Falcons on way to 31-13 victory: 5 Burning questions for week 15 answered

The San Francisco 49ers (8-6) solidified their spot in the NFC playoff race with a dominant 31-13 victory over the Atlanta Falcons (6-8) on Sunday at Levi’s Stadium. Behind an offense which marched up and down the field and a defense that held Atlanta scoreless on three possessions deep inside the red zone the 49ers pulled away in the third quarter.   Here are the answers to the five questions…

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49ers – Falcons Live Blog

This is the live blog for the San Francisco 49ers (7-6) week 15 matchup with the Atlanta Falcons from Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara. 3:54 49ers win 31-13. Will be back with you soon.  3:44 The 49ers defense gets another stop. Atlanta has come away with 0 points on three trips deep into the red zone today. Twice being turned away on the 1. 49ers 31 Falcons 13 3:34 The…

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Elijah Mitchell out, Azeez Al-Shaair doubtful for 49ers against Falcons

For the second week in a row, the San Francisco 49ers will be without rookie running back and leading rusher Elijah Mitchell. Mitchell suffered a concussion and a knee injury in the 49ers week 13 loss to Seattle and has been limited to working on a side field with a trainer during practice the last two weeks. In Mitchell’s absence, the 49ers will again turn to Jeff Wilson Jr. and…

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49ers can’t afford to look past Falcons: 5 Burning questions for week 15

The San Francisco 49ers (7-6) will host the Atlanta Falcons (6-7) Sunday at Levi’s Stadium in a matchup with playoff implications. A loss on Sunday would allow Atlanta to leapfrog the 49ers in the playoff standings and own the head-to-head tiebreaker advantage over them. Atlanta has been a much better road team, with five of their six wins this season coming away from home. The most recent matchup between the…

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The move that may have saved the 49ers season

Through the first 13 weeks of the 2021 season, the San Francisco 49ers have looked like two separate teams. After the first six games of the year, the 49ers sat with a 2-4 record, and it looked as though this might be another lost season. However, since losing to the Colts in a downpour San Francisco has turned their season around, going 5-2 over the next seven weeks. What changed?…

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Top three concerns for 49ers heading into week 15

Coming off a thrilling overtime victory over Cincinnati on Sunday, the San Francisco 49ers return to the practice field today to begin preparations for their week 15 matchup with the Atlanta Falcons. Here are the top three concerns facing the team this week: 1. Looking past Atlanta The last time the 49ers faced Atlanta was week 15 of the 2019 regular season. San Francisco was coming off an exciting come…

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Jimmy Garoppolo’s a goldfish

Say what you want about Jimmy Garoppolo, he’s a goldfish. If you are a fan of the hit show “Ted Lasso,” you probably recognize and understand the reference. In case you don’t, the show is about an American football coach who gets hired to coach a Premier League soccer team in England. During a particular stretch of the show, one of Ted’s players, Sam, is having a hard time moving…

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49ers Mailbag – Is there a way for Jimmy Garoppolo to return in 2022?

The San Francisco 49ers 26-23 victory over Cincinnati has set the team up for a second playoff run under Kyle Shanahan. It just so happens that Shanahan’s second trip to the playoffs could come when Jimmy Garoppolo stays healthy. Coincidence? When I requested comments for this week’s mailbag, it should come as no surprise that Garoppolo was one of the top names to pop up. @ovinator – Jimmy Garoppolo requires…

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49ers have a number of heroes in comeback win over Cincinnati; 5 Burning questions answered

The San Francisco 49ers took a big step in their drive to a playoff berth with a 26-23 overtime victory in Cincinnati. With the win San Francisco (7-6) moved past the Washington Football Team for the sixth spot in the NFC playoffs.  After having a very long list of scapegoats following their loss to Seattle last week, the 49ers come away from this victory with a long list of heroes….

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49ers – Bengals Live Blog

This is the live blog for the San Francisco 49ers week 14 matchup with the Cincinnati Bengals from Paul Brown Stadium in the “Chili Capital of America.” 5:05 Big win for the 49ers’ playoff hopes. Will be back soon with my five burning questions answered. 4:49 The 49ers drive down and Jimmy Garoppolo hits Brandon Aiyuk who makes a terrific dive into the endzone to give San Francisco the win….

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Steve Young: 49ers are telling us Trey Lance is not ready

Steve Young had a busy week. The former 49ers quarterback spoke on a couple of occasions regarding rookie Trey Lance. Here is what Young told Matt Maiocco of NBC Sports Bay Area this week on the 49ers Talk podcast about his view of how the 49ers have handled Lance: “One of the big issues is Trey was supposed to come in and challenge Jimmy, and that has not happened. People…

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Will Jimmy Garoppolo make enough plays? 5 burning questions for 49ers -Bengals

The San Francisco 49ers will look to rebound from last week’s disappointing loss when they travel to Cincinnati to face the Bengals at Paul Brown Stadium on Sunday. The 49ers currently cling to the final position in the NFC playoffs and a victory over another playoff caliber team on the road would increase their margin for error. Here are five questions to watch for on Sunday. 1. Can the 49ers…

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49ers injury report: Elijah Mitchell out for Cincinnati

The San Francisco 49ers will be without their leading rusher on Sunday. Head coach Kyle Shanahan announced that rookie running back Elijah Mitchell will not play against Cincinnati. Mitchell suffered a concussion last week against Seattle and has also been dealing with knee irritation this week. Joining Mitchell on the sidelines Sunday will be defensive lineman Maurice Hurst, running back Trenton Cannon, linebacker Dre Greenlaw and cornerback Emmanuel Moseley. While…

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Steve Young gives thoughts on how Trey Lance can avoid “wasted year”

Waiting for the opportunity to showcase your talents can be tough. Just ask Steve Young. The former 49ers quarterback was forced to sit behind Joe Montana throughout most of his first four seasons after being traded from Tampa Bay to San Francisco. In a wide-ranging discussion during Young’s weekly show on KNBR Wednesday evening, the Hall of Famer was asked what advice he would give 49ers rookie quarterback Trey Lance….

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49ers dealing with running back injuries as they move on to Cincinnati

Imagine running as fast as you can into a cement wall. Now imagine doing that multiple times over a three-hour period. That’s the life of a running back in the NFL, and the San Francisco 49ers have dealt with injuries at the position throughout this season. The injuries started piling up in the season opener when Raheem Mostert was lost for the season, and every halfback on the roster has…

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49ers Film Review: Five offensive plays that led to loss in Seattle

The list of mistakes made by the San Francisco 49ers in dropping their second game of the season to Seattle on Sunday probably resembles some of those being received up at the North Pole this time of year. With that being the case, this week’s film review will focus on the five most critical errors made by the San Francisco offense. Let’s start off with everyone’s favorite scapegoat, Jimmy Garoppolo….

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49ers Mailbag- Would Trey Lance have made a difference against Seattle?

With the 49ers dropping a tight contest against Seattle on Sunday and falling to 6-6 on the season, it was expected that this week’s mailbag questions would be lively. The readers didn’t disappoint. As you could expect, the play of Jimmy Garoppolo was on the top of their minds. David @110926Dave – So many things the Niners did wrong. With that said, would Trey Lance have made a difference? Let…

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49ers – Seahawks Live Blog

This is the live blog for the San Francisco 49ers week 13 matchup with NFC West rival Seattle Seahawks from Lumen Field in Seattle. 4:44 Carlos Dunlap blew up Tom Compton for a sack/safety in the 3rd quarter, and Carlos Dunlap blew up Tom Compton to bat down the pass and secure the win for Seattle. Seattle 30 49ers 23 4:28 49ers driving at the two-minute warning. Jimmy Garoppolo hits…

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