Found September 06, 2013 on
The NFL season is a grind filled with ups and downs where anything can happen at any given time. I however, can look into the future and although I would like to use my special talent for good, it only applies to San Francisco 49ers football. Before the season started I decided to take a peek and this is what will happen at the end of this NFL season.
Frank Gore will reach a milestone:
Being 30 and a running back in the NFL has never been a good combination but he will be the exception to the rule. Gore needs 1,161 rushing yards in order to become the 28th player in NFL history to surpass 10,000 yards and join Steven Jackson (and probably Adrian Peterson at season’s ends) as the only active players with that many yards. San Francisco’s league best offensive live will counter Gore’s age and propel him to cross that mark.
Colin Kaepernick will become elite:
By the end of the season Kaepernick will be part of the first tier quarterbacks in the NFL. He showed in the playoffs last year that he is not just a running quarterback and that he can beat you with his arm too. In games against the Falcons and the Ravens, Kaepernick did his damage from inside the pocket picking the defenses apart with his accuracy. This year he will be in the top 5 in total QBR and will be in the discussion for MVP.
Justin Smith will win DPOY:
It’s hard to imagine that a 33 year old defensive lineman that has played in the league for over 10 years can get any better, but other than Colin Kaepernick, Smith is the most important player on the team. Yes, the 49ers have their all-star linbacker core which features Patrick Willis and Aldon Smith, but when Justin Smith went down late last year, it drastically affected the 49ers defense and was a key component to Aldon Smith’s drop in production. With all those years under his belt, Justin Smith still anchors the best defense in the NFL and is the key cog to stopping the opposing teams running attack.
Quinton Patton will make a significant impact:
Earlier in the year the rookie out of Lousiana Tech was sent home after he arrived to the 49ers facilities too soon. He was eager to work out and showed it buy paying his way from Nashville to Santa Clara but was denied entry due to a violation of an NFL rule. Since then, Patton has shown that he is willing to put in the work to help out the team. In the preseason he showed good chemistry with Colin Kaepernick and ended up having a couple of touchdown receptions. At the moment, Kyle Williams and Marlon Moore are ahead of him in the depth chart but that won’t last very long, this kid is better than both of those guys and will make plays for the 49ers, especially down the middle of the football field.
The 49ers will win Superbowl XLVIII:
Of course I’m going to roll with the niners to go all the way this season. Yes, they have question marks at the wide receiver position and the loss of Dashon Goldson is an important one, but the 49ers also added depth this season especially on the defensive line by drafting Cornellious Carradine and Corey Lemonier. They are still going to be tops in the league in stopping the run and their offensive line will dominate the opposition. Look for Vernon Davis to have a bounce back year and be targeted a whole lot in the redzone. The game changer is none other than number 7 himself. This year he will establish himself as one of the better passers in the league and end the season on a winning note.
Houston Texans over Denver Broncos
San Francisco 49ers over Seattle Seahawks
49ers over Texans
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According to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network via NFL Around the League, Colin Kaepernick was “banned from running” during the preseason.
Colin Kaepernick was "banned from running" during the 49ers' preseason, per @RapSheet; our post coming soon on this one.
— NFL: AroundTheLeague (@NFL_ATL) September 8, 2013
I’m sure a big reason why the 49ers didn’t want...
And so it begins. The San Francisco 49ers start their season at home against the Green Bay Packers in a rematch of last years divisional playoff game where Colin Kaepernick ran for 181 yards in a 45-31 victory.
With a brand new season and the Superbowl loss still in mind the 49ers will try compete for a championship once more now that Kaepernick is undoubtedly the main man. The...
Matthews should have been ejected for throwing a punch, but either the refs missed it or didn’t want to throw out a marquee player.
Lot of pushing and shoving, but not much more.
Not a smart play by Matthews as it kept the drive alive and 49ers would go on to score a TD.
The San Francisco 49ers are set to unleash Colin Kaepernick today against the Packers after keeping him on a short leash all preseason.
According to Ian Rapoport, Kaepernick was banned from running the ball all preseason by Jim Harbaugh.
RT @NFL_ATL: 49ers will unleash Kaepernick today after banning the QB from running in preseason games, per @RapSheet http://t.co/8ESlWjG9UB
The Green Bay Packers and San Francisco 49ers brawled during Sunday’s season opener after Clay Matthews launched himself at Colin Kaepernick with a late hit in the second quarter. The Niners had a 3rd and 6 situation and Kaepernick didn’t find any receivers, so he decided to run to his left. He was by the […]
The Packers and 49ers opened up their seasons with a bang — and some punches — and a brawl for good measure.
The last time the two teams met, the Niners beat Green Bay in an NFC divisional game. Green Bay couldn’t figure out a way to stop Colin Kaepernick as San Francisco rolled to a 45-31 victory, but on Sunday afternoon, Clay Matthews wanted to show that some things had...
San Francisco 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh expressed concern on Wednesday that the Green Bay Packers defense may be targeting quarterback Colin Kaepernick in the Week 1 game between the teams on Sunday. Harbaugh is specifically worried about the ability of defenses to hit the opposing quarterback if the QB is carrying out a fake […]
A fight broke out between the 49ers and Packers after linebacker Clay Matthews Jr. clearly tackled Colin Kaepernick while he was out of bounds.
It was a cheap shot that set off a scuffle between both teams.
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After playing with the 49ers last season, FOX Sports 1 NFL analyst Randy Moss claims that Colin Kaepernick and Vernon Davis never built a rapport last season.
“From my time there last year, it didn’t seem Kaepernick and Vernon Davis had a rapport. They haven’t shown that yet,” Moss said via conference call, according to the San Jose Mercury News, via CSN Bay Area.
The 49ers kick off their defense of the NFC Championship Sunday with a tough test against the explosive Green Bay Packers. Inside we break down key matchups to watch aside from Colin Kaepernick and the read-option against Green Bay's defense.
GREEN BAY, Wis. -- It was clear that the Green Bay Packers did not want to think about last season's divisional-round playoff loss to the San Francisco 49ers. With the two teams matching up Sunday afternoon for the first time since the 49ers won 45-31 to end Green Bay's 2012 season, the Packers are acting like that game was a lifetime ago and are trying to avoid adding any...
The Green Bay Packers and San Francisco 49ers broke out in a fight following a late hit from Clay Matthews on Colin Kaepernick.
Vernon Davis defended his relationship with quarterback Colin Kaepernick in response to Randy Moss, who said the San Francisco 49ers stars did not have a good rapport. Moss, now an analyst with FOX Sports 1 after spending last season with the 49ers, said on a conference call Wednesday that Davis and Kaepernick did not have […]
Thoughts off the top of Bacardi’s Dome:
The Packers are in serious trouble for this game. As witnessed first hand last January, the Packers will struggle to defend San Francisco quarterback Colin Kaepernick. The Packers did nothing to upgrade their middle linebackers this offseason, and it’ll show against run option QBs like Kaep. Additionally, Green Bay’s best cornerback...