Little mistakes keep adding up to big losses for 49ers

The 49ers have a lot of issues and they start at the top. While many argue over who should start at quarterback each week, the biggest issue facing the 49ers is a lack of execution. That falls squarely on Kyle Shanahan. After each loss during San Francisco’s current four-game losing streak, players have talked about the small mistakes that have made a difference in the offense. Kyle Shanahan was asked…

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Jimmy Garoppolo to start against Chicago

Jimmy Garoppolo will start for the 49ers when they travel to play the Chicago Bears on Sunday. Kyle Shanahan made that announcement during a conference call with Bay Area media Monday afternoon. Garoppolo had his worst performance of the season in Sunday night’s 30-18 loss to the Indianapolis Colts, completing less than 60% of his passes. The issues that have plagued the 49ers offense throughout their current four-game losing streak…

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49ers continue making same mistakes on way to fourth straight loss

The 49ers dropped their fourth straight game with a 30-18 loss to the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday night at Levi’s Stadium. With the loss, San Francisco now is 2-4 on the season. As has been the case throughout this four-game losing streak, the 49ers were done in by an offense that would go cold for long stretches, mental errors, and a defense that gives up chunks of yardage through penalties….

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49ers – Colts live blog

This is the live blog for the 49ers Week 7 matchup with the Indianapolis Colts. I will provide updates and analysis throughout the game. 3:42 The rain isn’t that bad at the moment, however the wind is really whipping out of the South. Rain is expected to pick up right around game time.  3:46 Carson Wentz just wrapped up his pregame warmup. He was throwing for the last 20 minutes….

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5 questions the 49ers must answer against Indianapolis

Coming off their bye week, the San Francisco 49ers will look to end their three-game losing streak when they host the India napolis Colts on Sunday night. This marks the return of former 49ers defensive tackle DeForest Buckner to Santa Clara for the first time since he was traded following the 2019 season. Here are the five questions I am looking for answers to during this game. 1. Can the…

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Javon Kinlaw may be headed to Injured Reserve

49ers Transcript: Head Coach Kyle Shanahan – October 22, 2021 Opening comments: “Alright, the injuries for this week: [DL] Maurice Hurst is out. [DT] Javon Kinlaw is out, [QB] Trey Lance is out, [T] Trent Williams is doubtful and [LB] Marcell Harris is questionable.” What exactly happened with Maurice Hurst yesterday at practice? “He hurt his calf, pretty bad injury. Just like these calf injuries have been in the past….

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The 49ers tried to lowball DeForest Buckner, and lost

The San Francisco 49ers never offered DeForest Bucker close to the 4 year, $84 million contract that he eventually signed with the Indianapolis Colts. That information came directly from Buckner during a conference call with Bay Area media Wednesday morning. The trade of Buckner and the contract that followed has become a topic again this week as the former 49ers defensive tackle gets ready to make his return to the…

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The biggest mistake made by the 49ers this season

The biggest mistake made by the 49ers this year came long before the team ever took the field. As the team gets set to return to practice after having last week off, one of the biggest questions they need to answer is how to get their offense together. After a solid start in the opening game of the season in Detroit, the 49ers’ offense has looked disjointed and out of…

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Can the 49ers overcome history?

If the 49ers are going to reach the playoffs this season, they will need to do something the organization has not accomplished since 1972: overcome a 2-3 record to start the season. Since that season, the worst start that resulted in a playoff birth came in 1985. The defending Super Bowl champions started that season 3-2, but losses to Chicago and Detroit would see them fall to 3-4 after the…

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49ers Rewind; Too many runs for Trey Lance

The San Francisco 49ers (2-3) received a stellar effort from their defense only to see an inept offensive performance result in a 17-10 loss to the Arizona Cardinals. The 49ers fell to 2-3 and will go into their bye on a three-game losing streak. Let’s take a look back at some of the key plays from Sunday’s game. 1. Overutilizing Trey Lance in the run game. Here are all of…

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Trey Lance suffers sprained knee; Three takeaways from 49ers third loss in a row

The San Francisco 49ers lost 17-10 yesterday to the Arizona Cardinals, and now are 2-3 as they take a three-game losing streak into their bye week. In addition, Trey Lance suffered a sprained left knee and could miss one to two weeks. Now that some time has passed, here are my three takeaways from the game: 1. Kyle Shanahan needs to find the identity of his offense. The way Kyle…

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Mistakes and missed opportunities lead to 49ers loss in Arizona

The San Francisco 49ers (2-3) received a stellar effort from their defense only to see an inept offensive performance result in a 17-10 loss to the Arizona Cardinals. The 49ers will go into their bye on a three-game losing streak. Despite outgaining Arizona, the 49ers would be held to only 10 points, their lowest total since being held by Washington to 9 points in a game played during a downpour…

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49ers – Cardinals live blog

This is the live blog for the 49ers Week 5 NFC West matchup against the Arizona Cardinals in Glendale, Arizona. I will provide updates and analysis throughout the game. 12:03 49ers inactives – QB Jimmy Garoppolo, WR Jauan Jennings, CB K’Waun Williams, CB Ambry Thomas, CB Buster Skrine OL Aaron Banks, DL Zach Kerr 12:51 Jennings being inactive is the only surprise. There’s a chance we see Travis Benjamin replace…

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Trey Lance to make his first start. Five burning questions for 49ers against Arizona

The San Francisco 49ers will try to prevent their 2021 season from spiraling out of control when they seek to stop a two-game losing streak this Sunday in Glendale against the Arizona Cardinals, and they will be doing so with Trey Lance making the start at quarterback. Here are five questions to keep an eye on. 1. How will Trey Lance handle his first NFL start? The rookie quarterback will…

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Trey Lance named starter. What does that mean to the 49ers offense?

Rookie quarterback Trey Lance, the third overall pick in the 2021 draft, will make the first start of his NFL career on Sunday against the Arizona Cardinals.  So, what does this mean for 49ers offense? While there will be some tweaks, the offense will look very similar to what we’ve seen since Shanahan took over in 2017. There are a number of concepts that have been a part of the…

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How Kaepernick’s rise in 2012 season could help Kyle Shanahan with 49ers’ quarterback decision

In their 75th season, the San Francisco 49ers are honoring their past with commemorative shirts, exhibits in the team museum, and wearing throwback jerseys matching those worn by the team in 1955 and 1994. Another throwback for the team this year has been controversy at the quarterback position. This one isn’t Joe versus Steve, those two went on to be enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame. The 2021…

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Jimmy Garoppolo creates confusion about his calf injury

The San Francisco 49ers’ communication breakdowns during the early part of the season appear not to be limited to the field. When quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo left Sunday’s game against Seattle, a calf injury was the reason that was given. On Monday, head coach Kyle Shanahan said that Garoppolo had a calf contusion and the quarterback would be reevaluated in the next two days. It appeared to be positive news. Garoppolo…

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49ers sign replacement for injured Robbie Gould

The San Francisco 49ers today announced they have signed K Joey Slye to a one-year deal. In order to make room on the roster, the team placed K Robbie Gould on the Injured Reserve List. Gould suffered a strained groin during warmups prior to Sunday’s game against Seattle. Punter Mitch Wishnowsky would be pressed into action and miss a 41-yard attempt in the second quarter. Slye (5-11, 213) originally entered…

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Injuries to Jimmy Garoppolo and Trent Williams not as bad as feared

The 49ers feared the worst when left tackle Trent Williams went down in the fourth quarter with a shoulder injury. On Monday the team received good news on Williams’ injury, it was not as bad as first expected and a key part of their offensive line is currently listed as day-to-day. Williams wasn’t the only 49ers player to receive positive injury news on Monday. The calf injury sustained by quarterback…

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Trey Lance replaces Jimmy Garoppolo; Missed opportunities cost 49ers in 28-21 defeat

The 49ers fell into last place in the NFC West with a 28-21 loss to the Seattle Seahawks at Levi’s Stadium on Sunday. San Francisco had a number of opportunities to bury Seattle in the first half, but an interception and missed field goal would keep the Seahawks in the game until Russell Wilson could get his feet underneath him. When Seattle took possession of the ball with 4:48 left…

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