1. 5 Things We Learned from the San Francisco 49ers Victory over Tampa Bay

    Sometimes, stats don’t mean a thing. Late in Sunday’s game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers , the 49ers had converted only two of seven third downs...

    Ted Johnson Written by Ted Johnson about almost 3 years ago 3,195 reads 19 comments

  2. Buccaneers vs. 49ers: 5 Reasons Why San Francisco Will Win

    Every season has a defining moment, and for a team like the San Francisco 49ers , that moment does not come in those joyous, memorable final seconds in their thrilling comeback win last week in Philadelphia ...

    Ted Johnson Written by Ted Johnson about almost 3 years ago 4,522 reads 23 comments

  3. San Francisco 49ers: 5 Reasons Team Is Headed Toward NFC West Title

    The 2011 NFL season is 25 percent completed, but already some elements have come clear about who is the best, the worst and the most surprising...

    Ted Johnson Written by Ted Johnson about almost 3 years ago 6,077 reads 16 comments

  4. 49ers vs. Eagles: 5 Things We Learned in San Francisco's 24-23 Victory

    It was the first back-to-back road victories on the East Coast since 2001; the first time they had back-to-back road wins since 2006. That right there should tell you something that the 2011 San Francisco 49ers are a little different...

    Ted Johnson Written by Ted Johnson about almost 3 years ago 5,285 reads 19 comments

  5. 49ers vs. Eagles: 5 Questions San Francisco Will Answer on Sunday

    Statisticians call it a limited sample, meaning not enough data. When it comes to the San Francisco 49ers , however, you have to say that what we’ve seen in three games so far ...

    Ted Johnson Written by Ted Johnson about almost 3 years ago 2,085 reads 7 comments

  6. 49ers vs. Eagles: 5 Ways San Francisco Can Contain Michael Vick

    With a bruised right hand, Michael Vick (in green) will be at less than full strength Sunday when the Eagles host the 49ers . Yet Vick remains one of the most dynamic players in the league...

    Ted Johnson Written by Ted Johnson about almost 3 years ago 3,059 reads 15 comments

  7. 49ers vs. Bengals: 5 Things We Learned from San Francisco's 13-8 Victory

    It hardly can be recommended for presenting at a coaching clinic. It had all the thrills of two sluggish heavyweight boxers standing in the middle of the ring intent on pounding each other into submission...

    Ted Johnson Written by Ted Johnson about almost 3 years ago 4,391 reads 11 comments

  8. Alex Smith vs. Colin Kaepernick: Who Is Best For 49ers vs. Cincinnati?

    Some San Francisco 49er fans feel they’re missing out. Examining the box scores from Week 2 reveals that rookie quarterbacks and second-year QBs are doing just fine in the NFL , thank you...

    Ted Johnson Written by Ted Johnson about 3 years ago 5,354 reads 58 comments

  9. Cowboys vs 49ers: 5 Things We Learned from San Francisco's 27-24 Overtime Loss

    You can blame Donte Whitner for jumping on the play fake from Tony Romo . It was the first offensive play for the Cowboys in overtime. The Cowboys were in a double tight end set...

    Ted Johnson Written by Ted Johnson about 3 years ago 4,439 reads 23 comments

  10. 49ers vs. Cowboys: 6 Things to Watch in Sunday's Crucial Game Against Dallas

    In terms of growth, the players and coaches on the San Francisco 49ers are still getting acquainted. It’s been eight weeks, you say, since the start of training camp, what ...

    Ted Johnson Written by Ted Johnson about 3 years ago 2,983 reads 6 comments

  11. 7 Reasons the San Francisco 49ers Will Beat the Dallas Cowboys

    It’s been a while since a Dallas vs. San Francisco game has meant anything. The Cowboys last played in San Francisco in 2005 (a 35-31 Cowboy win) and last played the 49ers in 2008, a 35-22 win in Dallas...

    Ted Johnson Written by Ted Johnson about 3 years ago 4,517 reads 15 comments

  12. Seahawks vs. 49ers: 5 Things We Learned in Sunday's 33-17 Contest

    The numbers from the Seattle-San Francisco game on Sunday certainly supported the common claim that the NFC West ranks as the weakest in the NFL . The Seahawks and 49ers combined for barely 400 yards in offense...

    Ted Johnson Written by Ted Johnson about 3 years ago 2,275 reads 6 comments

  13. San Francisco 49ers: 5 Reasons of Hope for NFC West Title

    Some of the numbers that came out of the San Francisco 49ers 2011 opener against the Seattle Seahawks suggested very little had changed. Total offense squeaked by the 200-yard mark...

    Ted Johnson Written by Ted Johnson about 3 years ago 5,280 reads 6 comments

  14. San Francisco 49ers: 6 Reasons Matchup vs. Seahawks Is Season's Most Important

    The San Francisco 49ers went into the 2010 season as the predominant NFC West favorite, and beyond that they were a “team to watch...

    Ted Johnson Written by Ted Johnson about 3 years ago 1,233 reads 16 comments

  15. San Francisco 49ers: 5 Reasons the Frank Gore Extension Was Worth It

    Matt Maiocco of Comcast Sports Bay Area broke out some interesting details about Frank Gore ’s new contract extension that was signed last week. Maiocco contends that the deal presents very little risk to the San Francisco 49ers ...

    Ted Johnson Written by Ted Johnson about 3 years ago 1,811 reads 9 comments

  16. San Francisco 49ers: 5 Areas of 2011 Preseason Intrigue

    The 20-17 win over the San Diego Chargers capped the San Francisco 49ers ’ 2011 preseason that could be called an up-and-down experience. Well, really, it was down-then-up run through four games...

    Ted Johnson Written by Ted Johnson about 3 years ago 1,718 reads 4 comments

  17. Frank Gore: 5 Reasons Why New Deal Means New Era for San Francisco 49ers

    The deal is reportedly worth $21 million over three years, with nearly two-thirds ($13.5 million) guaranteed. It’s about a 40 percent increase on an annual basis over the $4...

    Ted Johnson Written by Ted Johnson about 3 years ago 3,117 reads 6 comments

  18. 6 San Francisco 49ers Who Need To Show Serious Improvement to Avoid Being Cut

    Three games into the preseason, now is the time to step up. With the final preseason game looming Thursday, and behind that the final roster cuts on Saturday from 80 to 53 for the ...

    Ted Johnson Written by Ted Johnson about 3 years ago 3,033 reads 7 comments

  19. San Francisco 49ers Cuts: Tracking Players Dropped from the 2011 Roster

    From a full complement of 90 starting in camp, the San Francisco 49ers cut their roster to 80 on Tuesday, then down to the 53 on Saturday. The big surprise: Quarterback Josh McCown...

    Ted Johnson Written by Ted Johnson about 3 years ago 2,146 reads 2 comments

  20. 5 Predictions About the San Francisco 49ers' Secondary

    A rather cursory glance at the final NFL statistics did much to explain why a team as talented as the San Francisco 49ers failed to make the 2010 playoffs despite playing in arguably the weakest division the league has seen in years...

    Ted Johnson Written by Ted Johnson about 3 years ago 1,053 reads 2 comments

  21. 6 Questions the San Francisco 49ers Need to Answer Before Week 1

    Already, there are murmurs. Those who watch the San Francisco 49ers regularly have noticed something that seems to be floating under the radar of NFL observers...

    Ted Johnson Written by Ted Johnson about 3 years ago 2,438 reads 7 comments

  22. 6 Things That Stood out in the San Francisco 49ers Training Camp

    The word is out: The San Francisco 49ers are operating at a different pace this year. Workouts during training camp at the team’s headquarters in Santa Clara carried on at ...

    Ted Johnson Written by Ted Johnson about 3 years ago 1,230 reads 3 comments

  23. 4 Predictions About the San Francisco 49ers' Secondary

    In light of the San Francisco 49ers finishing 24 th in pass defense last year, thanks in part to a secondary that regularly gave up big plays, improvement in this area is a crucial element for success in 2011...

    Ted Johnson Written by Ted Johnson about 3 years ago 3,570 reads 3 comments

  24. 5 Questions the San Francisco 49ers Need to Answer Before Week 1

    Needless to say, it was an inauspicious debut for the San Francisco 49ers on Aug. 12, a 24-3 preseason loss to the New Orleans Saints. And yet it means nothing...

    Ted Johnson Written by Ted Johnson about 3 years ago 3,155 reads 13 comments

  25. 5 Oakland Raiders Give Strong Insight For Promising 2011 NFL Season

    NAPA, Calif.— It’s still August, and the start of the 2011 NFL season still seems very far in the distance. But expectations are rising for the Oakland Raiders . They finished 2010 with an 8-8 record, and already it’s forgotten...

    Ted Johnson Written by Ted Johnson about 3 years ago 2,134 reads 7 comments