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Despite being listed as questionable on the San Francisco 49ers injury report, it is becoming more apparent that TE Vernon Davis will not be playing in the Niners season finale against the Arizona Cardinals. Davis suffered a concussion last week in the San Francisco game against the Seattle Seahawks and likely will not suit up against the Cardinals.
Speaking to reporters on Friday, Davis did not sound upbeat about the possibility of returning this week. Davis has still not been medically cleared to return to action on Sunday.
The Niners likely will not need Davis in the lineup in order to dispatch with the Arizona Cardinals, but the club will need him back in the lineup as the playoffs start next week. The 49ers have lost WR Mario Manningham for the year with a knee injury and have moved Randy Moss into the number two receiver slot in their offense. Moss has not been a major factor in the 49ers passing attack this season.
Davis too, has struggled to make an impact on the field this ...
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During an interview with the media, 49ers tight end Vernon Davis didn’t sound very optimistic that he’ll play in tomorrow’s game against the Cardinals.
At various points during Friday’s interview, Davis said he felt “OK” and “all right” and acknowledged “taking it easy” during practice. He sounded not at all like a player expecting to return to action.
San Francisco 49ers tight end Vernon Davis (concussion) is active Sunday against the Cardinals.Fantasy Spin:Fantasy owners should look elsewhere. The 49ers tight end has just five catches on 10 targets over his last five games.
With David Akers missing two field goals during Sunday’s win over the Cardinals, 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh acknowledged that they’re going to “evaluate” their kicking situation. “I don’t know if we have to,” Harbaugh said when asked about possibly changing kickers. “We’ll evaluate the position. It’s his job to make the field goals.” As much as people don’t...
As Jim Harbaugh sent his players into a mandatory three-day break to ''rest their minds, rest their bodies,'' San Francisco's coach and his staff began playoff preparations for the NFC divisional round in less than two weeks.
Specifically, the two-time reigning NFC West champions will focus much of their efforts on the Washington Redskins - the one team among...
While defensive end Justin Smith is doubtful to play today
against the Arizona Cardinals, tight end Vernon Davis is questionable after
being cleared to return to practice earlier in the week, reports Gregg Rosenthal of NFL.com.
Niners defensive tackle Justin Smith (triceps) says he’ll
be ready to play next week, but he's doubtful for Sunday's regular-season finale
First off thank you Minnesota Vikings. They got the 49ers the No.2 seed and a playoff bye. The Vikings needed to win to make playoffs but more importantly that win gave the 49ers a much needed bye.
Now onto the 49ers game. The 49ers needed the win over the Cardinals to win the West and it started off slow, but they got clicking on all sides of the ball and beat the Cardinals 27-13...
Just two months ago, the San Francisco 49ers grabbed control of the NFC West from the Arizona Cardinals behind Alex Smith's near perfect performance on a Monday night in the desert.
Oh, how much has changed since.
The slow and steady Smith has been replaced by Colin Kaepernick, a high-risk, high-reward quarterback who coach Jim Harbaugh is counting on to lead the suddenly fragile...
Last week: 1 (-5)
Net points per drive: 0.70 (5th)
DVOA: 30.8% (4th)
Weighted DVOA: 26.8 (5th)
LG Mike Iupati: Allowed 1 quarterback hurry on 43 pass block snaps, run blocked for 18 yards on 2 attempts
RG Alex Boone: Allowed 1 quarterback hurry on 43 pass block snaps, run blocked for 6 yards on 1 attempt
RT Anthony Davis: Did not allow a pressure on 43 pass block...
The NFC West belongs to the San Francisco 49ers once again. The Niners cruised past the Cardinals, while the playoff-bound Seahawks topped the Rams.
San Francisco 49ers defensive tackle Justin Smith is listed as doubtful to play this Sunday against the Arizona Cardinals. Smith has a partially torn triceps, an injury he sustained two weeks ago against the New England Patriots. Smith told the Sacramento Bee on Friday that that will play if the 49ers have a playoff game next week. He will likely miss his second straight game...
Just two months ago, the 49ers grabbed control of the NFC West from the Arizona Cardinals behind Alex Smith's near perfect performance on a Monday night in the desert. Oh, how much has changed since.
SAN FRANCISCO -- The San Francisco 49ers held a pair of celebrations Sunday at Candlestick Park. After beating the Arizona Cardinals 27-13 and capturing their second straight NFC West title, the 49ers celebrated on the field. Then minutes later in their locker room, the 49ers watched on television as Minnesota beat Green Bay 37-34 with a last-second field goal, giving the 49ers...
Arizona Cardinals (5-10) at San Francisco 49ers (10-4-1)
It’s usually a smart thing to take well coached teams off a loss. They’re generally extra focused in a bounce back game the following week. Bill Belichick is 35-20 ATS off a loss since 2000. Mike McCarthy is 22-13 ATS in that spot since 2006. Mike Tomlin is 17-13 ATS in that spot since 2007. Sean Payton is 20-12 ATS in...