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The first half of Thursday night’s 49ers-Rams game concluded with one of the most seldom seen plays in football — a free kick.  The Niners fair caught a St. Louis punt at their own 39-yard line with enough time left in the second quarter to run one play. Instead of taking a knee or trying for a Hail Mary into the end zone, coach Jim Harbaugh elected to evoke the obscure rule that allows a team to attempt an unopposed field goal from the spot of any fair catch.  A missed kick automatically turns the ball over to the other team, however, making this a rather undesirable option under most circumstances. Entering the game, San Francisco hadn’t attempted one since 1989, according to’s Mike Maiocco. No NFL kicker has successfully converted a free kick since Ray Wersching did so in 1976, and Phil Dawson failed to break that drought on Thursday, pulling his 71-yard attempt wide left.  Check it out in the GIF below, courtesy of SB Nation.  Filed under: Headlines, NFL, San Fra...

Who Will Replace the San Francisco 49ers’ Patrick Willis?

The San Francisco 49ers’ defense, weakened with the loss of Aldon Smith, may also be without the services of Patrick Willis as the team faces the St. Louis Rams at the Edward Jones Dome on Thursday night.  Thanks to a groin injury he suffered against the Indianapolis Colts, Willis is officially listed as questionable on the 49ers’ injury report.  If Willis cannot play, backup...

Patrick Willis, Vernon Davis will be a game time decision

According to Matt Maiocco of,  49ers linebacker Patrick Willis and tight end will be a game time decisions for tonight’s matchup with the Rams. San Francisco will make a decision on Davis after pregame warm ups.  Quarterback Colin Kaepernick better cross his fingers that Davis plays.  He desperately needs him on the field. Cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha is nursing...

Niners Quinton Patton will miss time with a broken foot

Today during a press conference, Jim Harbaugh announced that rookie wide receiver Quinton Patton will miss some time after getting injured in last nights win over the Rams. @NFL_ATL: 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh announces WR Quinton Patton will “miss some time” with a broken foot.

Willis, Asomugha inactive for 49ers

Linebacker Patrick Willis and cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha were inactive for the San Francisco 49ers against the St. Louis Rams. Running back Isaiah Pead was somewhat of a surprise scratch for the Rams on Thursday night, with Daryl Richardson returning from a left foot injury. Pead played most of the game last week and had not been on the injury list. Willis (groin) and Asomugha...

Breaking Bad Week 4: Stevan Ridley, Colin Kaepernick Struggling

Each week, I’ll take a look at some of the top fantasy players that have been struggling lately. This week, we’re talking about Colin Kaepernick, Stevan Ridley among others. I’ll go beyond the numbers to let you know why they are struggling, what they need to improve on and what the chances are your fantasy star picks up his play in the coming weeks. Quarterbacks Colin Kaepernick...

49ers regain footing, rout Rams

Colin Kaepernick threw two touchdown passes, Frank Gore had his first 100-yard game of the season and the San Francisco 49ers' defense stepped up without some of their stars in a 35-11 rout over the St. Louis Rams on Thursday night. Anquan Boldin had five catches for 90 yards and a touchdown, and Gore had 153 yards on 20 carries and a 34-yard score for San Francisco (2-2), which...

WATCH: 49ers S Donte Whitner makes great INT off tipped pass

Highlights are few and far between for the Thursday night game between the 49ers and Rams. Therefore you are now forced to enjoy this Donte Whitner interception of a Sam Bradford tipped pass. Yay! [GIFD Sports] Article found on: Next Impulse Sports

The 49ers won Thursday night, but still lost in handling Aldon Smith | The MMQB with Peter King

The 49ers won Thursday night, but still lost in handling Aldon Smith | The MMQB with Peter King:...

San Francisco 49ers at St. Louis Rams: 2013 Week 4 NFL Pick

San Francisco 49ers (1-2) at St. Louis Rams (1-2) I legitimately don’t understand this line. Yes, the 49ers haven’t looked good in the past two weeks, but neither have the Rams. Week 2, the Rams were down 21-0 in Atlanta before a combination of garbage time and Falcon injuries allowed them to get it within 7 by the time the game ended. Last week, they got blown out 31-7 in Dallas...

NFL Inactives: Week 4

49ers ILB Patrick Willis, CB Nnamdi Asomugha, QB B.J. Daniels, FB Owen Marecic, WR Chris Harper, WR Marlon Moore, G Joe Looney Rams RB Isaiah Pead, TE Mike McNeill, OT Rodger Saffold, OT Mike Person, C/G Barrett Jones, G Brandon Washington, DE William Hayes The post NFL Inactives: Week 4 appeared first on NFL Trade Rumors -.

49ers-Rams TNF Live Blog, First Half

In two weeks, the 49ers have gone from presumptive Super Bowl contender to being on the verge of having their season wrecked. And this week they find themselves traveling to face a division rival that, while less talented, the Niners couldn’t find a way to defeat in 2012.There are areas of concern on both sides of the ball with San Francisco but things are looking even more dire...

10 NFL Free Agent Signings That Rocked For 2013

Was the Randy Moss deal in 2007 the biggest steal in NFL history? If you ask Randy, or Tom Brady, the answer has to be a resounding yes! 23 touchdown catches make a fantastic case. Some free agent signings pay off big-time, while others only seem to benefit the bank account of the player striking gold in a new city. But one thing is sure- every year will see a slew of players cut...

Column: 49ers Must Rediscover Magic

The decision to play Aldon Smith against the Indianapolis Colts before sending him into rehab was questionable at best, though San Francisco coach Jim Harbaugh must have thought it was worth a shot.

Von Miller, Aldon Smith May Have To Wait For Big Contract Extensions

  Von Miller and Aldon Smith have not only affected their respective team’s ability to compete for a championship with their immature actions in the past two months, but they also may have slowed down the timeline for when they can cash in on a big money extension. In the wake of Miller being suspended six games for tampering with his drug test, and Smith dealing with alcohol...

Preview of Thursday Night of Football

By: Doug Jeffrey Sophomore slump is real huh? Let’s be real here…Colin Kaepernick, who earned a starting role in San Fran and contented for a Super Bowl not too long ago, has STUNK the last two weeks. Kaep has 0 TD’s and 4 INT’s. He’s had 227 passing yards for those two weeks combined, and 107 rushing yards. 107 rushing yards is not that bad, but if he’s not getting...
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