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It has been another great start for the San Francisco 49ers, and they should be poised for another playoff run. While San Francisco was upset in Week 3 by the Minnesota Vikings, they bounced back in a big way in Week 4, in a dominating win over the New York Jets.
While the 49ers will never rank amongst the elite when it comes to passing, they are one of the toughest teams to stop because of their running game. A running attack led by Frank Gore, who shook of skeptics this season who used words like “old” and “worn-down” to describe him, has been powering his team to the top of the NFC. Alex Smith has been his usual self, making smart decisions while only making the deep pass when he needs to. His favorite target this year has been Michael Crabtree as the pair have connected 21 times for nearly 200 yards. While Crabtree has been a reliable target, TE Vernon Davis seems to find the end zone every week, continuing to build off his success from the 2011 playoffs. This is a strong 49ers...
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The defending NFC West champion San Francisco 49ers came out of nowhere last season to become one of the league's top teams, especially on defense. One of the main factors in their new-found dominance is a quartet of LBs (Patrick Willis, Navorro Bowman, Ahmad Brooks and Aldon Smith) who are arguably the best unit in the NFL. Willis and Bowman both made the First-Team All-Pro...
(Eds: Adds quotes, details.) The San Francisco 49ers figured they were in for a long term project when they selected Missouri defensive end Aldon Smith with the No. 6 pick in the 2011 draft.
They're happy to have been proven wrong.
At the time of the draft the team viewed Smith as an outside linebacker in defensive coordinator Vic Fangio's 3-4 scheme, despite the fact the...
Patrick Willis has established himself as one of the best defensive players in the NFL. And while the 49ers linebacker is physically gifted, it's what's inside of Willis that has brought him to new heights. Willis has been selected to the Pro Bowl in each of his first five NFL seasons after enjoying a standout college career at Ole Miss. Things haven't always been easy...
Greg Roman is giving the rest of the NFL something extra to think about it when it's time to play the San Francisco 49ers.
Roman doesn't like to call them trick plays, but the offensive coordinator's creative play selection last week sparked the 49ers to their most productive performance of the season during a 34-0 rout of the New York Jets.
Mixing in a collection of...
Not to jinx anything but the 49ers look healthier than theyve been since offseason workouts began in mid-April.
On Thursday, linebacker NaVorro Bowman was practicing for a second straight day in a black, no-contact jersey, apparently because of a shoulder strain. It does not appear to be hindering him, however, and that looked to be the case in this pass coverage against tight...
WHAT: Buffalo Bills at San Francisco 49ers, NFL Week Five. WHEN: 1 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 7. WHERE: Candlestick Park, San Francisco, Calif. SPREAD: 49ers -9.5 PREVIOUS RESULTS: The Bills lost to the New England Patriots, 52-28. The 49ers beat the New York Jets, 34-0. The Bills last played the 49ers in 2008, with San Francisco visiting Buffalo and leaving with a 10-3 win. BILLS ON OFFENSE...
Brandon Jacobs will be a game-day decision for the San Francisco 49ers as the running back believes he is ready to roll since suffering a knee injury in Week 2 of preseason.
Jacobs took a helmet to his left knee in an exhibition game at Houston but could make his regular-season debut with the 49ers on Sunday against the Buffalo Bills. He had full participation in practice this...
The San Francisco 49ers on Sunday face another passing offense and another mobile quarterback, two elements that have given them problems this year. Bills quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick has thrown 12 touchdowns this season, the most in the league through four weeks, and those 12 have come in just 72 completions. He is also a run threat and is somewhat similar in style to Minnesota...
The last time the Buffalo Bills entered Candlestick Park, the 2004 San Francisco 49ers started a struggling quarterback (not named Smith!) the day after Christmas on the way to a 2-14 season under then coach, Dennis Erickson.Drew Bledsoe played conservatively following a running game that pounded the Niners for 226 yards and a 41-7 score.Oh, how things change! In 2012, if you have...
After a tough loss to the New England Patriots last week, the Bills return to action on Sunday when they take on the San Francisco 49ers. Buffalo enters at 2-2 while the 49ers currently stand at 3-1. For the Bills to win, they’ll have to have one of their best performances of the season as they try to remain in first place in the AFC East.
Ryan Talbot: Bills 27-24
Donte Whitner, the former Buffalo Bills safety, knows all to well what losing to Tom Brady and the New England Patriots feels like.
According to SFGate.com, Whitner suggested the Bills’ problems went beyond their personnel when asked about Buffalo’s mindset after its 52-28 loss to the Patriots last week.
“Their backs are against the wall, knowing those guys,” said Whitner...
Neither linebacker Aldon Smith nor right tackle Anthony Davis drew fines from the league despite their unnecessary-roughness penalties in Sundays 34-0 win over the Jets.
Also avoiding financial persecution was safety Dashon Goldson, who delivered a fumble-forcing hit on tight end Dedrick Ellis knee.
Davis argued this week that he shouldnt have been called for an unnecesary...
Jason: 35 - 10, 49ers: Why couldn't the Ryder Cup have been this Sunday instead? This one has the potential to enter into the pantheon of All-Time Bills Road Game Debacles. Anticipating at least one San Francisco return for a TD, either defense or kick teams. Give the points.
Frank: 38-16, 49ers: If Buffalo is serious about showing folks they're legitimate...
Thankfully, it only comes around once every four years.
Presidential election? NBC's Summer Olympics coverage? Nope, I'm talking about Bills-49ers week. I dread it.
Here's the thing most of you probably don't know about me: I was actually a 49ers fan before I became a Bills fan. Joe Montana - the greatest, most clutch quarterback of all time...