1. 49ers vs. Cardinals: What Are Experts Saying About San Francisco?

    The San Francisco 49ers have a key divisional matchup in the desert against the Arizona Cardinals this Sunday, and that has the experts out in force with their predictions and analyses...

    Bryan Knowles Written by Bryan Knowles about 1 day ago 11,735 reads 41 comments

  2. San Francisco 49ers: How QB Drew Stanton Could Change the Arizona Cardinals Game

    The Arizona Cardinals played the San Francisco 49ers close twice last season. Their first encounter in San Francisco was competitive until the middle of the fourth quarter, and the rematch in Arizona came down to a field goal as time expired ...

    Bryan Knowles Written by Bryan Knowles about 2 days ago 5,290 reads 26 comments

  3. San Francisco 49ers: Taking Advantage of the Arizona Cardinals' Offensive Line

    When the San Francisco 49ers played the Arizona Cardinals last season, there might as well have been a cardboard cutout playing left tackle for Arizona...

    Bryan Knowles Written by Bryan Knowles about 3 days ago 4,420 reads 11 comments

  4. San Francisco 49ers: CB Jimmie Ward's Bad Night Covering Brandon Marshall

    Here’s a pro tip for teams playing the Chicago Bears for the rest of the season: Don’t have a pair of rookies covering Brandon Marshall . It doesn’t work out very well...

    Bryan Knowles Written by Bryan Knowles about 4 days ago 1,060 reads 0 comments

  5. San Francisco 49ers: Self-Inflicted Penalties Ruin Levi's Stadium Opener

    The San Francisco 49ers shot themselves in the foot repeatedly on Sunday night, resulting in a 28-20 loss to the Chicago Bears ...

    Bryan Knowles Written by Bryan Knowles about 5 days ago 4,425 reads 51 comments

  6. San Francisco 49ers: Will the San Francisco 49ers Beat the Chicago Bears?

    The San Francisco 49ers return home to open their new stadium triumphant. After dispatching the Dallas Cowboys somewhere in the second quarter of their 28-17 win, the 49ers next face the Chicago Bears on Sunday night...

    Bryan Knowles Written by Bryan Knowles about 8 days ago 3,377 reads 7 comments

  7. San Francisco 49ers: How Frank Gore and Company Can Run on the Chicago Bears

    If you happen to live in the Chicago area, you will have witnessed some intense gnashing of teeth recently in the wake of the Chicago Bears ’ loss to the Buffalo Bills ...

    Bryan Knowles Written by Bryan Knowles about 9 days ago 7,921 reads 15 comments

  8. San Francisco 49ers: How to Stop Brandon Marshall and Alshon Jeffery

    The last time the San Francisco 49ers took on the Chicago Bears , in 2012, the Bears were a very different team. Jay Cutler missed the game after suffering a concussion the week before, leaving Jason Campbell starting in his place...

    Bryan Knowles Written by Bryan Knowles about 10 days ago 14,017 reads 73 comments

  9. San Francisco 49ers: Fully Healthy, Justin Smith Is Back in All-Pro Form

    Justin Smith has been dealing with nagging injuries for the better part of two years. He tore his triceps in 2012 in the run up to the Super Bowl and had a shoulder injury that slowed him down in most of 2013...

    Bryan Knowles Written by Bryan Knowles about 11 days ago 1,211 reads 1 comments

  10. Reactions to San Francisco 49ers' Demolition of the Dallas Cowboys in Week 1

    The San Francisco 49ers had a message they wanted to send to all those who felt their preseason struggles boded poorly for the season ahead...

    Bryan Knowles Written by Bryan Knowles about 12 days ago 1,237 reads 1 comments

  11. San Francisco 49ers: Keys to Victory or Defeat Against the Dallas Cowboys

    The San Francisco 49ers open their regular season on the road against the Dallas Cowboys at AT&T Stadium. The oddsmakers have made the 49ers roughly 4...

    Bryan Knowles Written by Bryan Knowles about 15 days ago 5,257 reads 9 comments

  12. San Francisco 49ers: Ranking the Schedule from Easiest to Hardest

    The 2014 NFL season kicks off Thursday night! Are you excited? I sure am. Not only does this mean the San Francisco 49ers will start their regular season this Sunday against ...

    Bryan Knowles Written by Bryan Knowles about 16 days ago 10,731 reads 18 comments

  13. San Francisco 49ers: Will Aldon Smith's Suspension Crush Their Playoff Chances?

    Nine games is a long time for the San Francisco 49ers to be without Aldon Smith. When the suspension came down on Aug...

    Bryan Knowles Written by Bryan Knowles about 17 days ago 13,524 reads 35 comments

  14. San Francisco 49ers: After Ray McDonald's Arrest, Is There a Discipline Problem?

    When Ray McDonald was arrested on domestic violence charges on Sunday morning, it was the tenth arrest of a San Francisco 49er player since Jim Harbaugh took over the team in Jan...

    Bryan Knowles Written by Bryan Knowles about 18 days ago 11,348 reads 50 comments

  15. Biggest Surprises and Snubs from the San Francisco 49ers' Roster Cuts

    Cuts have come and cuts have gone, and the San Francisco 49ers are down to their initial 53-man roster...

    Bryan Knowles Written by Bryan Knowles about 19 days ago 13,674 reads 14 comments

  16. San Francisco 49ers: Did Josh Johnson Outplay Blaine Gabbert by Enough?

    If it wasn ’t for monetary concerns, the backup quarterback slot for the San Francisco 49ers would be a no-brainer. Josh Johnson has outplayed Blaine Gabbert this preseason, no ifs, ands or buts...

    Bryan Knowles Written by Bryan Knowles about 22 days ago 9,629 reads 50 comments

  17. San Francisco 49ers: Evaluating the Depth Chart Before the 53-Man Cut

    The San Francisco 49ers got down to their 75-man roster on Tuesday. They waived seven players, including Jewel Hampton; released David Reed, moved four players to the NFI list, ...

    Bryan Knowles Written by Bryan Knowles about 23 days ago 8,543 reads 9 comments

  18. San Francisco 49ers' Biggest Preseason Disappointments So Far

    Yesterday, we looked at some of the San Francisco 49ers who had done a better than expected job in the preseason—players who had increased their odds to make the practice squad, main roster or starting lineup...

    Bryan Knowles Written by Bryan Knowles about 24 days ago 11,599 reads 18 comments

  19. San Francisco 49ers' Biggest Preseason Successes So Far

    With the fourth preseason game little more than a dress rehearsal, the San Francisco 49ers have most of the data they’ll need to make their cuts...

    Bryan Knowles Written by Bryan Knowles about 25 days ago 7,214 reads 26 comments

  20. San Francisco 49ers: The Good and the Bad of the Starting Offense's Performances

    With Sunday’s performance against the San Diego Chargers in the books, it looks like the San Francisco 49ers might go the entire preseason without a touchdown from their starting offense...

    Bryan Knowles Written by Bryan Knowles about 26 days ago 6,957 reads 20 comments

  21. San Francisco 49ers: What to Watch for Against the San Diego Chargers

    The San Francisco 49ers line up for their third preseason game against the San Diego Chargers on Sunday. The first two games haven’t gone particularly well, but that’s due, in large part, to the absence of starters...

    Bryan Knowles Written by Bryan Knowles about 29 days ago 6,397 reads 28 comments

  22. San Francisco 49ers: Should You Worry over Phil Dawson's Missed Field Goals?

    Phil Dawson missed two field goals! Everyone panic! In all seriousness, the fact that Dawson’s first two field-goal attempts ever at Levi’s Stadium were no good, and ...

    Bryan Knowles Written by Bryan Knowles about 1 month ago 5,480 reads 8 comments

  23. San Francisco 49ers: Should Blaine Gabbert or Josh Johnson Be the Backup QB?

    The San Francisco 49ers seem to have a backup-quarterback problem. None of Blaine Gabbert, Josh Johnson or McLeod Bethel-Thompson have lit the world on fire during the first two preseason games...

    Bryan Knowles Written by Bryan Knowles about 1 month ago 7,294 reads 52 comments

  24. San Francisco 49ers: Should You Panic over the Poor Start to the Preseason?

    It’s safe to say the San Francisco 49ers haven’t had the most inspiring of preseasons. The 49ers followed up a 23-3 loss to the Baltimore Ravens with a 34-0 drubbing ...

    Bryan Knowles Written by Bryan Knowles about 1 month ago 13,215 reads 67 comments

  25. Breaking Down the San Francisco 49ers' Likely Opening Game Starting Lineup

    The 2014 San Francisco 49ers will have several notable changes from the 2013 edition. On opening day last season against the Green Bay Packers , the 49ers saw Kyle Williams and Marlon Moore in the second and third wide receiver positions...

    Bryan Knowles Written by Bryan Knowles about 1 month ago 12,196 reads 19 comments