1. Ravens vs. 49ers: Final Grades, Analysis for San Francisco

    The Baltimore Ravens have beaten the San Francisco 49ers 34-31 in a heartbreaker, capturing their second Lombardi Trophy in Super Bowl XLVII and their coach, John Harbaugh once ...

    Michael Erler Written by Michael Erler about over 1 year ago 8,381 reads 50 comments

  2. Power Ranking the Greatest 49ers Teams in NFL History

    As we count down the days toward the 49ers ' long-awaited return to the Super Bowl, why not spend some time looking back fondly at the team's glorious history, to past championship ...

    Michael Erler Written by Michael Erler about over 1 year ago 9,022 reads 15 comments

  3. 7 Reasons This 49ers Team Is Better Than the Baltimore Ravens

    Lost in the hype of the "Har-Bowl" and all the soft-focus hysteria over Ray Lewis ' final game, there is the small matter of the San Francisco 49ers and Baltimore Ravens facing each other in less than two weeks for the NFL Championship...

    Michael Erler Written by Michael Erler about over 1 year ago 9,203 reads 39 comments

  4. 49ers vs. Falcons: Final Grades, Analysis for San Francisco

    And they've done it! The 49ers came back from an early 17-0 deficit on the road and have prevailed 28-24 at the Georgia Dome, shutting out the Falcons 14-0 in the second half to steal the game...

    Michael Erler Written by Michael Erler about over 1 year ago 11,583 reads 34 comments

  5. Packers vs. 49ers: Final Grades, Analysis for San Francisco

    The San Francisco 49ers flew past the Green Bay Packers 45-31, by and large thanks to the heroics of second-year quarterback Colin Kaepernick, who blitzed poor Dom Capers' defense ...

    Michael Erler Written by Michael Erler about over 1 year ago 10,469 reads 21 comments

  6. Cardinals vs. 49ers: Live Grades, Analysis for San Francisco

    The 10-4-1 San Francisco 49ers host their division rivals, the 5-10 Arizona Cardinals for their regular-season finale at Candlestick Park, in a game that will kick off at 1:25 p...

    Michael Erler Written by Michael Erler about over 1 year ago 9,965 reads 35 comments

  7. 49ers vs. Seahawks: Final Grades, Analysis for San Francisco

    In a game that surely left millions both confused and disappointed both by the result and the lack of drama, the 10-4-1 San Francisco 49ers got walloped by the surging 10-5 Seattle ...

    Michael Erler Written by Michael Erler about over 1 year ago 8,266 reads 78 comments

  8. 49ers vs. Patriots: Final Grades, Analysis for San Francisco

    The San Francisco 49ers won a stunning, crazy game 41-34 at New England that was a rout, then a massive gag-job, and then a solid road win all wrapped up in one to improve to 10-3-1 and clinch a playoff berth in the NFC...

    Michael Erler Written by Michael Erler about almost 2 years ago 13,594 reads 93 comments

  9. Dolphins vs. 49ers: Final Report Card, Player Grades for San Francisco

    Wowsers. Maybe THAT'S why Jim Harbaugh decided to go with Colin Kaepernick as his starting quarterback over Alex Smith...

    Michael Erler Written by Michael Erler about almost 2 years ago 8,578 reads 47 comments

  10. Jim Harbaugh Sends a Mixed Message by Sticking with Kaepernick at QB

    Let's begin with this, because it's important I put it out there for the record: I love everything about Colin Kaepernick as a player and a person. I love his composure, his maturity, his poise, and obviously, his skill set...

    Michael Erler Written by Michael Erler about almost 2 years ago 8,140 reads 199 comments

  11. 49ers vs. Rams: Final Grades, Analysis for San Francisco

    So much for the "hot hand" of Colin Kaepernick. The 49ers lose, in overtime, 16-13 and the cool nerves and bionic leg of Rams rookie Greg "Legatron" Zuerlien, who wins it with ...

    Michael Erler Written by Michael Erler about almost 2 years ago 6,551 reads 185 comments

  12. Kaepernick Passes Eye Test Better Than Smith, but Does He Actually Pass Better?

    Look, you can see why the quarterback picked in the first round of the 2005 draft had to be benched. The evidence was clear as day against the New York Giants . Bad interceptions...

    Michael Erler Written by Michael Erler about almost 2 years ago 176 reads 137 comments

  13. 49ers vs. Saints: Final Game Grades, Analysis for San Francisco

    The 49ers prevail on the road 31-21 to run their unbeaten streak to five games and their overall record to 8-2-1. They're now up 2...

    Michael Erler Written by Michael Erler about almost 2 years ago 11,176 reads 81 comments

  14. Bears vs. 49ers: Final Grades, Analysis for San Francisco

    It's a final, with the 49ers dominating the Bears at home 32-7 to run their record to 7-2-1 and their... uh... unbeaten streak to four games...

    Michael Erler Written by Michael Erler about almost 2 years ago 7,285 reads 20 comments

  15. Rams vs 49ers: Final Grades, Analysis for San Francisco

    If ever there was a deserved tie in the NFL , this is it, as it's hard to think of a ballgame where both teams played so equally, for better and worse, with the Niners and Rams ...

    Michael Erler Written by Michael Erler about almost 2 years ago 5,292 reads 50 comments

  16. 49ers vs Cardinals: Final Game Grades, Analysis for San Francisco

    It's all over, as the 49ers easily stomped on their division rival Cardinals 24-3 to run their record to 6-2, while Arizona dropped their fourth straight to fall to 4-4...

    Michael Erler Written by Michael Erler about almost 2 years ago 7,483 reads 15 comments

  17. 49ers Predictable Only in Their Unpredictability, and Why That's Bad News

    Chances are, if you're reading this, that you root for the San Francisco Giants, a phenomenally weird baseball club that just happens to be, depending on when you read this, two, ...

    Michael Erler Written by Michael Erler about almost 2 years ago 1,661 reads 13 comments

  18. Giants vs. 49ers: Final Game Grades, Analysis for San Francisco

    The 49ers hold on for a 13-6 win over Seattle after some goofiness at the end, where coach Jim Harbaugh declined a safety after LB Aldon Smith was chop-blocked in the end zone, because ...

    Michael Erler Written by Michael Erler about almost 2 years ago 5,790 reads 19 comments

  19. 49ers Looking to Do Their Part Against Seahawks on Angst-Ridden Thursday

    I know how you're feeling, 49ers fan. You're nervous, agitated, a bit scared. There's this nagging doubt creeping in, a persistent knock on the back door of your mind that refuses ...

    Michael Erler Written by Michael Erler about almost 2 years ago 863 reads 9 comments

  20. Bills vs. 49ers: Final Game Grades, Analysis for San Francisco

    While the 49ers dropped an overtime heartbreaker to the Giants last January in the NFC Championship Game, the rematch was a downer of a different kind, as the defending champion ...

    Michael Erler Written by Michael Erler about almost 2 years ago 5,632 reads 72 comments

  21. Amped-Up Harbaugh, 49ers Must Brace Themselves for a Giant Ambush

    There are three things to remember going into Sunday's 49ers tilt, where they'll face the New York Giants in a much-anticipated rematch of last season's NFC championship game: ...

    Michael Erler Written by Michael Erler about almost 2 years ago 4,194 reads 14 comments

  22. Bills vs. 49ers: Final Game Grades, Analysis for San Francisco

    It's a 45-3 final as the 49ers scored touchdowns on their final five possessions, with the last one a run by Anthony Dixon, and accumulated 621 yards of offense, going past the 300-yard mark both rushing and passing in their humiliation of the Bills ..

    Michael Erler Written by Michael Erler about almost 2 years ago 9,829 reads 19 comments

  23. 49ers Hoping for Another Disappointing Blowout Win Behind Awful Highly-Rated QB

    How did you decide to be a 49ers fan? How old were you when you made the conscious decision to root for them, to live and die with them on fall and winter Sundays, to forsake ...

    Michael Erler Written by Michael Erler about almost 2 years ago 3,387 reads 16 comments

  24. 49ers vs. Jets: Final Game Grades, Analysis for San Francisco

    The 49ers are 3-1, having beaten the Jets 34-0, dominating in every facet of the game except the "forward pass" and completing their first road shutout since Jan. 6, 1991 at New Orleans , when they won 38-0...

    Michael Erler Written by Michael Erler about almost 2 years ago 7,928 reads 49 comments

  25. 49ers Looking to Get Well Against Revis-Less M-E-S-S, Mess, Mess, Mess

    You ever wonder about the origins of the saying, "There but for the grace of God, go I?" Many make the mistake of thinking it's from the Bible, but it was actually uttered by an English preacher by the name of John Bradford, who was born in 1510 ...

    Michael Erler Written by Michael Erler about almost 2 years ago 1,093 reads 7 comments