The San Francisco 49ers used a late Phil Dawson field goal to squeak out a victory against the Seahawks this past Sunday 19-17. It was a game that displayed two physical defenses and two smash-mouth offenses going toe to toe in battle of skill, will and hatred for one another. The Seahawks had destroyed the 49ers in their two previous meetings, and at this point in the season they...
The Buccaneers’ defense saw lots of success this past week. The unit forced four interceptions and recorded seven sacks — their best defensive outing of the season. But rather than talk about how well they have played, Gerald McCoy talked about how they have their eyes set on San Francisco this week. We’re playing well, we’ve just got to keep doing what we’re doing and...
RB Rankings – Week 15
published on December 11th
1. LeSean McCoy (PHI)
2. Jamaal Charles (KC)
3. Alfred Morris (WAS)
4. Knowshon Moreno (DEN)
5. Matt Forte (CHI)
6. Marshawn Lynch (SEA)
7. Shane Vereen (NE)
8. DeMarco Murray (DAL)
9. Maurice Jones-Drew (JAC)
10. Le’Veon Bell (PIT)
11. Steven Jackson (ATL)
12. Pierre Thomas (NO)
13. Ryan Mathews (SD...
This rivalry takes another turn every day, and it’s a story in itself.
Fans of both the 49ers and Seahawks have been all over Social Media with back and forth banter, talking trash after the 49ers beat the ‘Hawks at Candlestick.
There has been many memes, videos and blog posts made from the two sides going at it.
Seahawks fans and players have had some clever ways of getting...
The San Francisco 49ers expected nothing less than to be playing solid football down the stretch with a chance to lock up a playoff spot, but by no means do they believe they're a finished product despite a win over one of the NFL's top teams.
The defending NFC champions can secure a postseason berth with a road win Sunday and a little help, though the surging Tampa Bay...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago
Running back Frank Gore said the 49ers need to maintain their balanced approach as they make their postseason push.
After three straight games with less than 50 rushing yards, Gore topped that total with a single carry in Sunday's 19-17 win against the Seahawks when he raced 51 yards on a fourth-quarter run to set up Phil Dawson's game-winning field goal.
In case you missed the game of the week on Sunday, the 49ers and Seahawks put on quite the show. The 49ers ended up winning the game, 19-17 in a tough defensive battle. The series between the two heated rivals split for the season at a win a piece. They’ll likely face each other in the playoffs again, however, as both teams are getting back to full strength following a slew of...
If you are a Seattle Seahawks fan, there couldn't be a better treat than watching the 'Hawks clinch the NFC West on the two-time division title owner San Francisco 49ers' home field. That scenario was set up for Seattle on Sunday, but they could not finish the job, losing 19-17 on a late field goal by Phil Dawson.
You had to figure San Francisco was going to win this...
Offensive coordinator Greg Roman saved the special ''G'' play for Frank Gore to pull out at just the right time.
Behind at home to their fiercest division rival, the 49ers needed a big gain from their go-to running back.
Gore's misdirection 51-yard burst set up a go-ahead 22-yard field goal by Phil Dawson with 26 seconds remaining, and two-time defending champion...
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3 days ago
The San Francisco 49ers found a way to get things done against the Seattle Seahawks. They managed to score 19 points which is the most points that they have scored against the Seahawks since 2011. This game was a must win game for the 49ers as they are stuck in a race for the final wildcard spot. The Philadelphia Eagles and Arizona Cardinals won their games earlier in the day. They...
Frank Gore saw a huge hole with the clock ticking down and his team trailing, and went for it with everything he had.
Maybe not a season-saving 51-yard burst, but darn close to it.
The San Francisco 49ers are far from ready to hand over their two-year division reign -- and certainly not on their home field, where they rarely lose against the NFC West.
Phil Dawson kicked a 22-yard...
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4 days ago
Seattle came to town looking to win the West at the Stick. The 49ers were 14-0-1 against NFC West opponents the last 15 games and the Seahawks haven’t won at the Stick since 2007.
After 60 minutes of football the Seahawks left without the West and another loss at the Stick. I want to thank the 49ers for allowing us the fans one last NFC West win before heading to the new stadium...
(Eds: With AP Photos.) By TIM DAHLBERG AP Sports Columnist It was the kind of a game deserving of the burgeoning rivalry, a chippy affair very much in doubt until Frank Gore ripped off a run that saved some self-respect if not the season for the San Francisco 49ers.
Allowing the Seattle Seahawks to embarrass them once this season was bad enough. Allowing them to celebrate winning...
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4 days ago
The 49ers earned a hard-fought victory over the division-rival Seahawks Sunday, squeaking out a come-from-behind 19-17 win at a chilly Candlestick Park. Frank Gore's 51-yard run in the waning moments brought helped San Francisco regain its collective confidence after two-straight lopsided losses to Seattle.
The San Francisco 49ers (8-4) will try to send a message with a victory against their bitter rival and NFC leading Seattle Seahawks (11-1) Sunday Afternoon on FOX.
In the last two meetings, both in Seattle, the 49ers have been outscored 71-16, Frank Gore has been held to 44 yards rushing , and Colin Kaepernick has thrown only one touchdown and four interceptions against that fantastic...
As recent as three seasons ago, the NFC West was the laughingstock of the NFL. All four teams finished with losing marks, with the Seahawks "winning" the division with seven victories.
San Francisco exemplified this dreadfulness. A loaded defense was negated by head coach Mike Singletary, who proved unqualified and inept for the position. Worse, former No. 1 overall pick...
Only one team has clinched a playoff berth thus far and it is Pete Carroll's Seahawks. The eight wins at home were a given (Spoiler alert to the Cardinals and Rams in Week 16 and 17), but the quality win over Carolina and dominance within the division is what stands out the most.
San Francisco is riding a two-game winning streak and the defense has allowed fewer than 14 points...
The NFL’s best rivalry resumes when the Seattle Seahawks and San Francisco 49er’s hit the field on Sunday. One prediction that is not bold in the least bit is that these two teams won’t be exchanging Christmas cards. Both teams and fan bases do not like each other and no matter what side people are on this is a battle of good versus evil.This rivalry is like Rocky vs. Drago...
Here are my top 50 running backs for Week 14 (standard-scoring leagues).
This countdown doesn't lean on a particular stat. Its merely an educated best guess of which rushers will tally the best combination of total yards and touchdowns for the NFL's 14th weekend.
Top 50 Running Backs
1. Jamaal Charles @ Washington
2. Matt Forte vs. Dallas
3. LeSean McCoy vs. Detroit...
San Francisco running back Frank Gore was limited in practice while dealing with an apparent ankle injury, but is active for the game against the Rams.Fantasy Spin:Gore played less than his normal workload in the 49ers Monday night win over Washington due to the ankle, but should be ready for normal usage versus St. Louis on Sunday.
What role had lack of conditioning played in the Packers plummeting run defense?
Remember when the Packers actually had a good run defense? It seems like forever ago, but as recently as October, the Packers turned into a brick wall against the likes of Frank Gore, Reggie Bush and others.
Those days are long gone now, and there are many reasons why the Packers run defense has gone...
San Francisco 49ers running back Frank Gore is probable for Week 13′s match-up against the St. Louis Rams.
Gore has been dealing with an ankle injury for a few weeks and limited in practice this week. Even with the missed practice time Gore figures to be used heavily against the Rams.
In 11 games this season Gore has 779 yards rushing (4.1 avg) with seven touchdowns...
Start Frank Gore against the Rams. I’m nor sure Gore should be sitting regardless of matchup, but against a struggling Rams run-stuff, Gore should continue to roll. St. Louis has allowed over 1,700 yards and 13 TDs to opposing RBs this season.
Start Andre Brown against the Redskins. Brandon Jacobs has been ruled out which makes Brown the Giant’s only option in the backfield....
The St. Louis Rams haven't had a winning season since 2003 and haven't made the playoffs since 2004. The next two weeks will likely determine whether those two long streaks will continue into the 2014 campaign.
There are five games left in the Rams' regular season schedule and St. Louis is lucky enough to go on the road for three of them -- at San Francisco and Arizona...
Here are 20 whimsical factoids some positive, some negative to digest before the SundayMonday slate of Week 13 games:
1. The remarkably consistent Frank Gore seems like a lock for top-five numbers, among tailbacks. Of his last seven meaningful games against the Rams (Week 17 cameos don't count), he's averaging 114 total yards and 1.14 TDs per outing.