How the 49ers will win on Monday night

I’m sure you’ve heard the quote, “there are three types of lies — lies, damn lies, and statistics,” at some point. For years stats have been used to start and end sports arguments. Here is a new one for you, there is not a better predictor of wins and losses for the 49ers than this stat: turnover margin. Since the start of last season, the 49ers are 1-7 when they…

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Niners Nuggets: 49ers defense is dominating

The San Francisco 49ers returned to the practice field Thursday afternoon in Santa Clara as they begin preparations for an important game against the Los Angeles Rams. The winner of Monday’s matchup will leave with lead in the NFC West. Injury Update Daniel Brunskill returned to practice on Thursday after missing time with a hamstring injury. He has played every position along the offensive line since joining the 49ers in…

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49ers Mailbag: Is it time to panic?

The San Francisco 49ers are coming off one of a disappointing 11-10 loss to Denver. For the second time in only three weeks the 49ers offense was able to generate only 10 points. It was the worst performance by a San Francisco offense with this type of talent since Jim Druckenmiller was forced to start in place of Steve Young against St. Louis in 1997. At least Druckenmiller was able…

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49ers Film Review: Key plays from loss to Denver

The 49ers offensive performance during their 11-10 loss to the Denver Broncos on Sunday night was one of the worst in recent memory. The ineptitude of the offense wasted another brilliant performance from the San Francisco defense. Through the first three weeks of the season DeMeco Ryan’s group has allowed only 28 points, yet they are 1-2. During his conference call with the media on Monday, Kyle Shanahan was asked…

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Overreaction Monday: Jimmy Garoppolo was brutal in 49ers loss to Denver

Every Monday during the NFL season is filled with fans and media pundits’ overreactions. Someone must be blamed. Especially when your defense allows only nine points in an 11-10 loss. Instead of focusing on the overreactions, let’s look at why the 49ers lost a game they had no business losing. Jimmy Garoppolo Garoppolo’s performance doesn’t seem that bad if you look at the box score. He threw for 211 yards,…

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Strong defensive effort wasted in 49ers loss to Denver: 5 burning questions answered

The San Francisco 49ers offense turned the clock back to 1946 during their 11-10 loss to Denver on Sunday night. The loss drops San Francisco to 1-2 on the season. Facing a Denver defense which had allowed only 487 yards combined over the first two weeks, the 49ers offense looked on point early in the first quarter. On their second possession of the game, San Francisco opened with a 20-yard…

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49ers – Broncos Live Blog

This is the live blog for the 49ers week three matchup against the Denver Broncos from Empower Field at Mile High in Denver. I will provide updates and analysis from the tool shed throughout the game. 4:22 Inactive for the 49ers: Arik Armstead, Daniel Brunskill, Ty Davis-Price, Tyler Kroft, Kemoko Turay, Nick Zakelj. Armstead did not practice this week, and Turay was excused earlier today to tend to a personal…

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Steve Young: Can Jimmy Garoppolo be 49ers 10-year guy?

Kyle Shanahan thought he was done with Jimmy Garoppolo. The 49ers head coach spent all offseason talking about moving on from the veteran signal-caller in favor of Trey Lance. Shoulder surgery for Garoppolo on the eve of the NFL Scouting Combine shut down trade talks. San Francisco could have released the quarterback but chose not to. As training camp progressed and no trade partner emerged, general manager John Lynch broached…

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Can the 49er defense contain Russell Wilson? 5 Burning questions against Denver

The San Francisco 49ers travel to Denver for a Sunday night tilt against the Broncos. While the 49ers come into this game holding an 8-7 series record, San Francisco has won only twice in six trips to the Mile High City. Sunday’s matchup at Empower Field and Mile High features a pair of 1-1 teams that run the ball well on offense and can make life miserable for opposing quarterbacks….

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For 49ers, it’s now Super Bowl or bust

For the 2022 49ers, anything less than a Super Bowl victory will be a failure. San Francisco came into this season with a roster regarded by many as the best in the NFL. The only question was whether new starting quarterback Trey Lance would be up to the task. The quarterback question no longer exists.  Jimmy Garoppolo takes over for the remainder of this season. The 49ers have enjoyed great…

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Niners Nuggets: 49ers retaining their core, and an All-Pro returns to Practice

The San Francisco 49ers saved roughly $11.5 million by signing quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo to a restructured contract at the end of August. The team has since utilized that savings to re-sign members of its core. Last week the team extended punter Michell Wishnowsky with a new four-year deal. San Francisco followed that up on Monday when they announced the signing of Dre Greenlaw to a two-year extension through the 2024 season….

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Overreaction Monday: Is Kyle Shanahan to blame for Trey Lance injury?

Every Monday during the NFL season is filled with fans and media pundits’ overreactions. Someone must be blamed, especially when you lose your franchise quarterback for the season to a broken ankle. Here are some of the best overreactions I’ve encountered in the aftermath of the 49ers 27-7 victory over Seattle on Sunday. Kyle Shanahan is to blame for the injury to Trey Lance! If you are in this camp,…

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49ers lose Trey Lance for season in victory over Seattle; 5 burning questions answered

The San Francisco 49ers did what they needed on Sunday to defeat the Seattle Seahawks 27-7 at Levi’s Stadium. After dropping the season opener in Chicago, the 49ers lost their starting quarterback on the second offensive possession against Seattle. The injury occurred on the fifth offensive play of the second offensive possession for San Francisco. It was second and eight from the Seahawks 21 when Kyle Shanahan called a zone…

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49ers – Seahawks Live Blog

This is the live blog for the 49ers 2022 home opener against the Seattle Seahawks at Levi’s Stadium. I will provide updates and analysis from the press box throughout the game. 11:18 There is a steady wind coming out of the south, but no rain. 11:32 The 49ers did not elevate any practice squad players this week. Looks like Danny Gray is in line to make his regular season debut….

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49ers extend Mitch Wishnowsky

The San Francisco 49ers announced on Friday they have signed punter Mitch Wishnowsky to a four-year extension through the 2026 season. Wishnowsky was in the final year of his rookie contract. According to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network, the new deal has a max value of $13 million and will pay the 49ers punter just under $3 million per year. Wishnowsky was originally selected by the 49ers in the fourth round of the…

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