Found August 15, 2013 on The Victory Formation:
The NFC West has emerged from being the laughingstock of NFL divisions to what many would consider the best division. The division is highlighted by the defending NFC Champion San Francisco 49ers, and the emerging Seattle Seahawks. By the end of the 2012 season, the 49ers were a vastly different team from the one that started the season, but the winning results that coach Jim Harbaugh instilled remained. The Seahawks were mediocre for the first half of 2012, and then caught fire the second half of the year, and were tantalizingly close to making the NFC Championship game. The St. Louis Rams showed improvement under Jeff Fisher, but questions still remain about QB Sam Bradford. The Arizona Cardinals got off to a 4-0 start and then completely derailed, leading to the firing of coach Ken Whisenhunt. They’re hopeful that new coach Bruce Arians and new quarterback Carson Palmer can right the ship. 1. San Francisco 49ers 2012 Record: 11-4-1, NFC West Champs, NFC Champs Head Coach: Jim Harbaugh (3rd season San Francisco, 27-9-1 career) Key Additions: S Eric Reid, RB Marcus Lattimore, QB Colt McCoy, WR Anquan Boldin, DT Glenn Dorsey, CB Nnamdi Asomugha, K Phil Dawson Key Losses: QB [...]

49ers defense has warning for Smith

The 49ers face the Chiefs on Friday and cornerback Carlos Rogers says the team is looking forward to facing former teammate Alex Smith, saying, "Now we’ll get a chance to hit him."

NFL suspends Rams Jo-Lonn Dunbar for PED use

The NFL has announced that Rams linebacker Jo-Lonn Dunbar has been suspended for the first four games of the upcoming regular season for using performance enhancing drugs. NFL announced Rams LB Jo-Lonn Dunbar has been suspended first four games for violating the NFL policy on performance enhancing substances. — Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) August 14, 2013 Dunbar had 115 tackles...

Dunbar's PED suspension a blow to Rams defense

ST. LOUIS -- When asked about the NFL's slow yet steady march toward HGH testing on July 25, St. Louis Rams linebacker James Laurinaitis encouraged the punishment of cheaters. "Let's make this thing as clean as possible, because everybody wants an even playing field," he said at the time. "I do, at least. You want everybody to be the exact same, no advantages...

Video: Aldon Smith Highlights

Ran across these video highlights while on Twitter. Nice highlight package for the 49ers Aldon Smith. The post Video: Aldon Smith Highlights appeared first on .

San Francisco 49ers vs Kansas City Chiefs: What to watch for

As the San Francisco 49ers head into Kansas City to take on the Kansas City Chiefs there are plenty of things to look forward to regarding this game. The most notable is former Niner Quarterback Alex Smith playing against his former team for the first time. But, there’s more important things as far as the Niners are concerned. Here’s the things to watch regarding this preseason...

Youth all over at WR for Rams

St. Louis wide receiver Austin Pettis is still struggling with the old man tag. At age 25 and with two years' experience, Pettis is the grizzled veteran of the Rams' receiving corps, which is the youngest in the NFL. ''Never really thought of myself in that way because I'm still young,'' Pettis said. ''It's fun being a leader to some of the...

Colin Kaepernick: Mental Part Of My Game Is ‘Underestimated’

Colin Kaepernick took the NFL by storm last season after taking over for Alex Smith, and doesn’t appear to be easing up anytime sooner. Kaepernick brings the dynamic of speed, strength, a strong-arm, and excitement to the quarterback position.  Kaepernick told the Sporting News that his most important dynamic, “his mental approach to the game, is underestimated.” “I think...

49ers' Demarcus Dobbs suspended for first game of the regular season

The NFL announced on Wednesday that San Francisco 49ers defensive lineman Demarcus Dobbs has been suspended for one game (vs. Green Bay) for violating the league's policy on substance abuse, reports CBSSports.

Day 16: Staley Returns and 49ers Prep for KC

The 49ers were in shells again Wednesday, their last open practice before getting on a plane Thursday night for Kansas City to play their second preseason game. Left tackle Joe Staley returned to action for the first time in a week as the team had a relaxed but competitive practice heavy on 11-on-11 drills. Lawrence Okoye capped the day with a dance.

49ers named by Forbes as 10th most valuable NFL team

Whenever Forbes another list about the most valuable sports franchises it’s like whatever. We get to see how the rich got richer. We yell at our computer screens to see the Cowboys once again listed at the very top. None of it matters on the actual playing field. That said, hey, everybody, the 49ers are the 10th most valuable team in the NFL! Forbes came out with its latest NFL...

Rookie Reid a Hit in Camp

Hitting and tackling is not allowed during team drills for the San Francisco 49ers, so Eric Reid practices proper technique by driving his body through a makeshift punching bag with the other defensive backs.

49ers vs. Chiefs Preseason Game: 5 Things To Watch For

Week 2 of the NFL Preseason brings a few more snaps for the starters, and position battles begin to develop for the final spots on the roster. The San Francisco 49ers have played in the past two NFC Championship games, but you can still make the argument that they are starting a new chapter. This will be the first full season for starting quarterback Colin Kaepernick after he replaced...

49ers 15, Chiefs 13

Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith struggled against his former team, and backup San Francisco quarterback B.J. Daniels threw a late touchdown pass to give the 49ers a 15-13 victory over Kansas City in a preseason game Friday night. Phil Dawson hit all three of his field-goal attempts for the 49ers, two of them 55-yarders, while the Chiefs' Quintin Demps returned a kickoff 104 yards...

49′ers QB Colin Kaepernick & Redskins QB Robert Griffin III cover September issue of GQ

San Francisco 49ers breakout star Colin Kaepernick and Washington Redskin Robert Griffin III are featured on dueling covers for GQ magazine’s September NFL Kick Off issue. GQ chats with both QB darlings on topics like being underestimated, race and more. Check out a few excerpts from the interviews: Colin on being underestimated: “I think the biggest part of my game that...

49ers Anxious to Hit Alex Smith

  Alex Smith spent his first 8 seasons as a San Francisco 49er before losing the starting job to Colin Kaepernick and being traded to the Kansas City Chiefs in the offseason.  Now he’s set to face his former team in a preseason game on Friday.  Quarterbacks aren’t usually allowed to be touched at practice, so 49ers defensive players have never been able to get their hands...
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