Found September 26, 2013 on The Victory Formation:
Thursday, September 26 San Francisco (1-2) at St. Louis (1-2), San Francisco favored by 3 For the first time in the Jim Harbaugh era the 49ers are facing really adversity. They are under .500 for the first time since Harbaugh…Read more →

Frank Gore upset with losing, not Jim Harbaugh

We reported this past Sunday that 49ers running back Frank Gore had some choice words for head coach Jim Harbaugh after they were manhandled by the Colts in their own stadium. Gore made it clear today that he wasn’t frustrated with Harbaugh or his role with the offense, but rather that they’ve lost two straight games. “I’m cool with Harbaugh,” Gore said on Tuesday, per...

Preview: Rams have issues, 49ers have more, and both need a win

The problems the St. Louis Rams are having on the field might pale in comparison to the overall issues surrounding the San Francisco 49ers. Mired in their first losing stretch under coach Jim Harbaugh and minus at least one key player, the visiting 49ers look to avoid a third consecutive defeat Thursday night against a Rams team that gave them plenty of trouble in 2012. In two...

When Was The Last Time You Saw A Free Kick In Football?

There’s a little known rule in the NFL in which a team is allowed to attempt a free kick after calling for a fair catch after a punt or a kickoff.  Jim Harbaugh and the San Francisoc 49ers took advantage of said rule Thursday night against the Rams, attempting a 71 yard field goal to wind down the first half.  Phil Dawson missed wide left as the Rams return man made the catch...

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.

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.

San Francisco 49ers Week 4 Preview: St. Louis Rams

Surely you have read about all the adversity the San Francisco 49ers are facing in tonight’s tilt with their division rivals, the St. Louis Rams. Undoubtedly you have read that the 49ers are at a pivotal point in their season, that a loss here could doom the season, and you may have possibly wondered aloud whether Jim Harbaugh can overcome the first hint of adversity, outside...

Quinton Patton expected to miss a lot of time with a broken foot

49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh told reporters that rookie Quinton Patton  is “going to miss some time,” after breaking his foot during their big win over the Rams on Thursday night. This is the last thing the 49ers need as they continue to look for their young receivers to step up in the absence of Mario Manningham Michael Crabtree. It’s been obvious over the past few weeks...

Slow starts from Rams, 49ers put a damper on potential grudge match

ST. LOUIS -- If you're trying to work yourself into a frenzy for this, do yourself a favor and stop. Whatever seed of a rivalry the St. Louis Rams and San Francisco 49ers planted last year has been neglected in 2013. It needs water fast before it dries up and dies. "It's a division opponent," Rams coach Jeff Fisher says. "It's a big challenge for us on...

Joe Staley expected to be fine after injury scare

49ers offensive lineman scared everyone last night after he went down screaming in pain as if he suffered a very serious injury.  He then got up and walked off the field. After the game,  head coach Jim Harbaugh said that Staley is expected to be fine. Harbaugh said #49ers "dodged a bullet" with potential Joe Staley injury. He said Staley would walk it off. — Matt Barrows...

Against the Spread: San Francisco 49ers at St. Louis Rams

The San Francisco 49ers travel to St. Louis this evening to take on the Rams in what has shaped up to be a very important early season divisional matchup. Both teams find themselves 1-2 after three weeks and looking up at the Seattle Seahawks. If Seattle wins Sunday in Houston, the loser of tonight’s game will be three games out of the divisional lead. The Niners have never lost...

Column: Crucial time for 49ers to rediscover magic

(Eds: With AP Photos.) By TIM DAHLBERG AP Sports Columnist 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. Losing a star defensive player on a 2-1 team, after all, is a lot easier than losing him from a 1-2 team. And 2-1 is where...
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