CHRIS BORLAND NEWS

49ers rookies shine in big roles, out of necessity

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) Seattle Seahawks, meet Chris Borland and Carlos Hyde. Aaron Lynch and Marcus Martin. Those are just a few of the new faces on the San Francisco 49ers since Seattle last saw them in the NFC championship game in January, an impressive list of talented rookies called into action right away. Many have been by necessity, given the loss of star linebacker Patrick...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

49ers Already Talking About the Seahawks Matchup

It didn’t take long after the San Francisco 49ers closed the door on their Week 12 victory before they were being asked about their upcoming Thanksgiving night matchup against the division rival Seattle Seahawks. After coach Jim Harbaugh declared that his coaching staff would be working Sunday night to prepare for this week’s game, some 49ers players shared their comments (via...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Top 5 Defensive Rookie of the Year candidates

With the NFL getting close to the last quarter of the season, it is time to look at the players who have stepped their game up as rookies this season. Rookies aren’t always expected to have a huge impact that first year, but generally there are a few standout players. Below are a few players to keep an eye on as this season closes out and we begin to see how much these guys have...
Via Down and Distance
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Power Ranking Top NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year Candidates

A bit earlier, we checked in on the top Offensive Rookie of the Year candidates. And while that side of the ball has been super impressive for first-year players, there have been dominating performances from more than a handful of rookies on defense. From Khalil Mack’s awesome all-around performance in Oakland to Aaron Donald standing out among defensive linemen, here is our look...
Via Sportsnaut
4 days ago  |  Discuss

San Francisco 49ers LB Chris Borland Will Soon Be the Front-Runner for Defensive Rookie of the Year

Winning an award like Defensive Rookie of the Year is a pretty big deal. It's important enough that a player's performance in each and every game is important in  the decision making process. So then why will a guy that has only played in four and a half game this season--49ers linebacker Chris Borland-- by the eventual front-runner?Have you seen this guy play?via Bleacher...
Via FatManWriting
6 days ago  |  Discuss

NFL Players of the Week: Week 11

Want to know who we thought was instrumental to their team’s offensive attack? Which player had the most disruptive defensive performance? What rookie appears to be as advertised? Or even who laid an egg in any given week? Check back every week as we bring you our Point Blank offensive, defensive and rookie players of the week (and we’re even throwing in a bust of the week just...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Redskins-49ers Preview

The San Francisco 49ers are no strangers to reports of locker room unrest, but two takeaway-fueled road victories have the focus for Jim Harbaugh's club squarely on the suddenly more realistic prospect of a fourth straight playoff appearance. There will be no January football for the Washington Redskins, whose internal dissension is becoming difficult to ignore. Back home for...
Via AP on Fox
7 days ago  |  Discuss

49ers linebacker Chris Borland is this years Kiko Alonso

The third-round rookie has racked up 47 tackles over the past three games. In Sunday’s victory over the Giants, he became the first 49ers linebacker since Ken Norton Jr. in 1995 to record two interceptions in the same game. Despite starting just four games, Borland is second only to Luke Kuechly in Pro Football Focus’ […] The post 49ers linebacker Chris Borland is this years...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

15 amazing stats from Week 11

Numbers and statistics are unquestionably a huge part of football. With that in mind, Athlon Sports rounded up the most intriguing, important,...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Ahmad Brooks benched himself during 49ers game

San Francisco 49ers linebacker Ahmad Brooks, who helped seal the team’s win against the New Orleans Saints in Week 10, apparently isn’t happy with his role. The underrated outside linebacker reportedly benched himself against the New York Giants on Sunday (via Fox Sports). A source told FOX Sports that Brooks was upset with the coaches’ decision to take reps away from...
Via Sportsnaut
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Defense leads 49ers over Giants, Offense lacking

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) The San Francisco 49ers have the defense to make a run at a Super Bowl. Colin Kaepernick and the offense just have to catch up. Rookie Chris Borland capped a late gutsy goal-line stand with his second interception of the game and the 49ers beat the reeling Giants 16-10 on Sunday in a game in which New York threatened to win ugly but ultimately lost its...
Via AP on Fox
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Eli Manning throws 5 INTs as 49ers outlast Giants

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- San Francisco rookie linebacker Chris Borland intercepted a fourth-down pass by Eli Manning at the 49ers 2 with 4:43 to play capping a goal-line stand in a 16-10 victory Sunday that sent the error-plagued New York Giants to their fifth straight loss. Borland had two of the 49ers' five interceptions as the Niners (6-4) survived a game in which a big advantage...
Via AP on Fox
10 days ago  |  Discuss

49ers' D leads 16-10 win over Giants with 5 INTs

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) San Francisco rookie linebacker Chris Borland intercepted a fourth-down pass by Eli Manning at the 49ers 2 with 4:43 to play capping a goal-line stand in a 16-10 victory Sunday that sent the error-plagued New York Giants to their fifth straight loss. Borland had two of the 49ers' five interceptions as the Niners (6-4) survived a game in which a big...
Via AP on Fox
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Vic Fangio on Losing Patrick Willis: ‘You Just Don’t Replace a Guy Like That’

As good as rookie Chris Borland has been, he’s no Patrick Willis. Nobody understands that better than the San Francisco 49ers defensive mastermind/coordinator Vic Fangio. “Well it’s extremely difficult,” explained Fangio on the task of stepping in for the the six-time All-Pro. “Patrick’s got tremendous talent in all phases of defensive football both versus the run and...
Via BaySportsNet
11 days ago  |  Discuss

San Francisco at New York Giants: 5 Things to Know

The San Francisco 49ers will take on The New York Giants for the 38th time on Sunday. Out of the past 37 meetings The Giants have won 19, and in 1986 they won with an impressive score of 49-3 where Phil Simms beat out Joe Montana and Jerry Rice. Now with Eli Manning at the helm here are five things to know about Sunday's game.1. Colin Kaepernick's Passer RatingThere's...
Via Football Nation
12 days ago  |  Discuss

NFL Players of the Week: Week 10

Want to know who we thought was instrumental to their team’s offensive attack? Which player had the most disruptive defensive performance? What rookie appears to be as advertised? Or even who laid an egg in any given week? Check back every week as we bring you our Point Blank offensive, defensive and rookie players of the week (and we’re even throwing in a bust of the week just...
Via Universal Takeover Sports Network
13 days ago  |  Discuss

49ers-Giants Capsule

SAN FRANCISCO (5-4) at NEW YORK GIANTS (3-6) Sunday, 1 p.m. ET, Fox OPENING LINE -49ers by 3 RECORD VS. SPREAD - San Francisco 3-5-1, New York 3-6 SERIES RECORD - Giants lead 19-18 LAST MEETING -Giants beat 49ers 26-3, Oct. 14, 2012 LAST WEEK - 49ers beat Saints 27-24, OT; Giants lost to Seahawks 38-17 AP PRO32 RANKING - 49ers No. 11, Giants No. 24 49ERS OFFENSE - OVERALL (17), RUSH...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

Front Office Insider: Rookie wide receivers making history this season

A deep rookie wide receiver class has possibly turned historic. Whether it's the new points of emphasis in officiating, pass catchers polishing their skills sooner than ever or the game being played more on the perimeter, this year's rookie class has produced at a rate never seen before. Twelve first-year wide receivers have at least 20 receptions. And 14 have at least 200...
Via Fox Sports
14 days ago  |  Discuss

BREAKING: Patrick Willis likely to have toe surgery

San Francisco 49ers Pro Bowl linebacker Patrick Willis missed his third consecutive game on Sunday with turf toe. He is likely to have season ending surgery on his toe. Following up on @JayGlazer scoop from Sunday, sources tell @FOXSports1 49ers LB Patrick Willis (toe) likely to get season-ending surgery. — Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) November 11, 2014 Willis injured his toe...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

RECAP: 49ers avenge last season’s loss to Saints, win on the road in OT thriller

Last season, Ahmad Brooks sacked Drew Brees and caused a fumble, but Brooks was penalized on the play for an illegal hit and the New Orleans Saints hit a game winning field goal. This year, Brooks broke through the line and caused a fumble on the New Orleans 17 yard line that was recovered by Chris Borland. There were no flags this time and the 49ers were able to kick a game winning...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

Defense Saves San Francisco 49ers In 27-24 Win Over New Orleans Saints

The offense vanished again in the second half, but the defense bailed the San Francisco 49ers out in overtime, as the team escaped the Superdome with a 27-24 win. With the score knotted at 24 in overtime, Ahmad Brooks forced a fumble as he sacked Drew Brees, and rookie linebacker Chris Borland dove to the turf to recover the ball. Phil Dawson then stepped onto the field and connected...
Via BaySportsNet
17 days ago  |  Discuss

RECAP: Kaepernick fumbles at the goal line, 49ers fall to Rams

This was a very embarrassing loss for the 49ers (4-4) at home. The team completely deserves to be 4-4 right now it is making it seem like after each loss that Jim Harbaugh is one step closer to his way out of San Francisco. I was pretty pissed to be honest watching this game and seeing no offensive production, so lets just get into these awards. MVP – Chris Borland In place of...
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23 days ago  |  Discuss

San Francisco 49ers Rookie LB Chris Borland Slams Rams RB Tre Mason for One of 18 Tackles

For the last couple seasons the defense has been the real power behind the success of the San Francisco 49ers, but this season thanks to suspensions and injuries the team has had to scramble to get the right guys in to position. One guy getting a shot to make an impression is rookie Chris Borland.In his second start he certainly made an impression--especially on Rams running back...
Via FatManWriting
23 days ago  |  Discuss

49ers rookie LB steps in for Willis vs. Broncos

DENVER (AP) San Francisco 49ers rookie Chris Borland will start at inside linebacker with Patrick Willis inactive for Sunday night's game against Denver. Willis is out with a strained toe he suffered Monday in a win over St. Louis. The 49ers also will go with Perrish Cox at cornerback with Chris Culliver sidelined by hamstring and shoulder ailments. On offense, Joe Looney takes...
Via AP on Fox
October 19, 2014  |  Discuss

49ers rookie Chris Borland gets first start

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) San Francisco linebacker Dan Skuta described rookie linebacker Chris Borland's playing style in one word: ''nifty.'' ''You know, the way he slides around blocks,'' Skuta said. ''He sidesteps and weaves his way around but he can also be physical when the need arises. He's been a good player.'' Borland...
Via AP on Fox
October 17, 2014  |  Discuss
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