1. San Francisco 49ers: 5 Players Who Will Cause 2012 Roster Changes

    Already you can hear the grinding among the foundations of NFL teams. That’s the sound of the league grinding toward a defense-first philosophy...

    Ted Johnson Written by Ted Johnson about over 2 years ago 12,609 reads 10 comments

  2. San Francisco 49ers Review: Handing out Best and Worst Awards of 2011-12

    It was an amazing ride. And to put it in perspective, I go back to July when, during training camp, a talk with Matt Barrows of the Sacramento Bee sort of set the outlook for the 49ers ...

    Ted Johnson Written by Ted Johnson about over 2 years ago 2,015 reads 4 comments

  3. Giants vs. 49ers: 5 Things We Learned in San Francisco's 20-17 Overtime Loss

    Well, in a way the Giants out-49er’d the 49ers . In the first half, thanks to eight catches and 125 receiving yards by Victor Cruz, the Giants had a 10-7 lead and control of the game...

    Ted Johnson Written by Ted Johnson about over 2 years ago 6,571 reads 34 comments

  4. Giants vs 49ers: 6 Keys to a San Francisco Win in NFC Championship Game

    Looking back on the Nov. 13 regular-season matchup in San Francisco, there are plenty of turning points the New York Giants can say got away, and the result was a 27-20 loss...

    Ted Johnson Written by Ted Johnson about over 2 years ago 3,569 reads 4 comments

  5. Saints-49ers: 4 Reflections from San Francisco's Epic 36-32 Victory

    Like a spring break student overlooking in the hotel room after a long night of partying, sometimes the only thing to do is keep going. No need to worry about the consequences, the epic nature of the previous day brings on a sense of singularity...

    Ted Johnson Written by Ted Johnson about over 2 years ago 2,849 reads 4 comments

  6. Saints-49ers: 5 Things We Learned in San Francisco's 36-32 Victory

    Well, we can now call Alex by his new name, "Joe." The sizzle of the 49ers ’ victory hangs in the air like so much cordite after an extraordinary fireworks display...

    Ted Johnson Written by Ted Johnson about over 2 years ago 10,382 reads 25 comments

  7. Saints vs. 49ers: 5 Factors That Add Up to a San Francisco Victory

    This is a game where it appears that the 49ers are overmatched. But the longer I look at it, the more I come to believe that this is a game in which the competitiveness of Jim Harbaugh will come to full bloom...

    Ted Johnson Written by Ted Johnson about over 2 years ago 5,420 reads 24 comments

  8. NFL Playoffs: 6 Factors the 49ers Must Control to Beat the Saints

    Several numbers from New Orleans’ 45-28 victory over Detroit last week scream for attention, and they aren’t the 626 yards in offense...

    Ted Johnson Written by Ted Johnson about over 2 years ago 959 reads 4 comments

  9. 10 Best Postseason Wins in San Francisco 49ers History

    In light of the impressive playoff wins this past weekend (Tebow Mania!), it’s important to remember that so many great games occur early in the NFL playoffs that ultimately fade in the haze of history...

    Ted Johnson Written by Ted Johnson about over 2 years ago 1,375 reads 6 comments

  10. San Francisco 49ers: 6 Players They Must Lean on During 2012 NFL Playoff Run

    Coach Jim Harbaugh has said that his coaching staff will study all three possible NFC playoff teams that have a chance to play the San Francisco 49ers in next week’s divisional playoff game...

    Ted Johnson Written by Ted Johnson about over 2 years ago 1,279 reads 5 comments

  11. 2012 NFL Mock Draft: 5 Draft Day Possibilities to Make 49ers Super Bowl Champs

    OK, we’re giddy out here. Not really thinking straight. For starters, we haven’t even put away the newspaper clippings and web articles from July and August that bemoaned the state of the 49ers ...

    Ted Johnson Written by Ted Johnson about over 2 years ago 13,427 reads 14 comments

  12. 49ers vs. Rams: 6 Things We Learned from San Francisco's 34-27 Victory

    Come to think of it, there was no way that the Niners make it easy. It hasn’t been their style. Not in their mojo. Up 34-13 with less than seven minutes in the game and with the league’s best defense, it was finally a time to relax...

    Ted Johnson Written by Ted Johnson about over 2 years ago 4,224 reads 8 comments

  13. How the San Francisco 49ers Compare with Every NFC Playoff Team

    All things considered, Week 17 plays out this way in the NFC. The Packers have the No. 1 seed, and the 49ers head to St...

    Ted Johnson Written by Ted Johnson about over 2 years ago 1,942 reads 1 comments

  14. Why the 49ers Should Consider a Long-Term Deal with Alex Smith, and Why Not

    Every team is a mosaic. What the San Francisco 49ers has become in the last 12 months since Jim Harbaugh and a new staff took control is a credit to their ability to analyze the ...

    Ted Johnson Written by Ted Johnson about over 2 years ago 6,302 reads 12 comments

  15. 5 Things We Learned from San Francisco's 19-17 Win over Seattle

    Special teams had been so much of the 49ers' success. Then Heath Farwell ended that feeling with one block of an Andy Lee punt...

    Ted Johnson Written by Ted Johnson about over 2 years ago 6,065 reads 15 comments

  16. 4 Reasons Why Home-Field Advantage Means More for the San Francisco 49ers

    Saturday’s game in Seattle will be crucial to the 49ers ' chances for securing the No. 2 seed in the NFC playoffs. It appears to be an advantage of enormous proportions in that it would keep the 49ers out of New Orleans...

    Ted Johnson Written by Ted Johnson about almost 3 years ago 3,990 reads 3 comments

  17. 4 Reasons San Francisco 49ers Fans Should Be Concerned Heading into Seattle

    Further proof that a 16-game NFL season induces evolution faster than any force on Earth can be seen in the Seattle Seahawks . This is a team that started the season 0-2 with less-than-inspiring efforts in San Francisco and then Pittsburgh ...

    Ted Johnson Written by Ted Johnson about almost 3 years ago 1,243 reads 10 comments

  18. Steelers vs. 49ers: 5 Things We Learned from San Francisco's 20-3 Win

    After the game, in his press conference, Jim Harbaugh praised the play of Alex Smith . It should be said that the 49ers ’ 20-3 win over Pittsburgh presented to the world ...

    Ted Johnson Written by Ted Johnson about almost 3 years ago 7,894 reads 26 comments

  19. 5 Things We Need to See from the San Francisco 49ers on Monday Night Football

    Consider Monday night’s game against the Steelers to be San Francisco’s end-of-semester test, one whose outcome will have a great deal of impact on the final grade...

    Ted Johnson Written by Ted Johnson about almost 3 years ago 3,687 reads 23 comments

  20. Pros and Cons of Giving San Francisco 49ers QB Alex Smith a Big Extension

    Certain games serve as pivot points for an entire organization, and the front office of the San Francisco 49ers know that Sunday’s 21-19 loss in Arizona is worth a meeting to assess...

    Ted Johnson Written by Ted Johnson about almost 3 years ago 3,677 reads 31 comments

  21. 49ers-Cardinals: 5 Things We Learned in San Francisco's 21-19 Loss

    It was a weird game right from the start. But then, what did the 49ers expect? The Cardinal defense has been rejuvenated. Active, smart and hard-hitting, it did well to cram the middle...

    Ted Johnson Written by Ted Johnson about almost 3 years ago 5,164 reads 15 comments

  22. The Most Obvious Weakness of Every NFL Offense

    The 2011 season is three-quarters done. There are no more surprises. What you see is what really is. The best are there for a reason, and the ineffective and the unlucky have to pay the price...

    Ted Johnson Written by Ted Johnson about almost 3 years ago 19,582 reads 15 comments

  23. 49ers vs. Cardinals: 5 Playoff Scenarios in Play with a San Francisco Win

    With the NFC West title now secure, the San Francisco 49ers head to Phoenix to battle the Cardinals , who have won four of their last five...

    Ted Johnson Written by Ted Johnson about almost 3 years ago 4,420 reads 10 comments

  24. NFL Playoff Picture: 4 Areas San Francisco 49ers Need To Improve for Postseason

    San Francisco’s first NFC West title since 2002 certainly is cause for celebration. According to coach Jim Harbaugh, it lasted for, oh, six hours. Back to work. Every season is a reality unto itself...

    Ted Johnson Written by Ted Johnson about almost 3 years ago 8,425 reads 15 comments

  25. Rams vs. 49ers: 5 Things We Learned in San Francisco's 26-0 Win

    During the first half on Sunday, the avid 49er fan might have questioned whether Jim Harbaugh and Co. realize that they have the NFC West title in the bag, yet they don’t want the fans getting overly confident...

    Ted Johnson Written by Ted Johnson about almost 3 years ago 5,385 reads 14 comments