1. NFL Playoffs: Can 49ers Defense Stop Saints' Secret Weapon?

    Brees, Brees, Brees. That's all we're hearing about the New Orleans Saints . And if I were the Saints, that's the way I'd want it...

    Scott Dailey Written by Scott Dailey about over 2 years ago 3,008 reads 34 comments

  2. 49ers vs. Saints: 5 Ways Alex Smith Can Succeed

    With the New Orleans Saints ' lopsided margin of victory on Saturday, it was a bit hard to remember that New Orleans trailed 14-10 at halftime...

    Scott Dailey Written by Scott Dailey about over 2 years ago 1,585 reads 16 comments

  3. San Francisco 49ers Playoff Outlook: Feast Day with the Saints

    If you happen to be Catholic, this Sunday marks the Feast of the Epiphany, commemorating the arrival of the three wise men in Bethlehem...

    Scott Dailey Written by Scott Dailey about over 2 years ago 1,879 reads 10 comments

  4. Fiesta Bowl 2012: Even with Stanford Loss, a Great Fan Experience

    It was a great weekend, right up to the final play in regulation in the Fiesta Bowl. Yes, Jordan Williamson missed the field goal. It happens. He's a freshman, and he'll kick lots more field goals before his Stanford career is done...

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  5. Keep or Cut? Making the Call on Every 49ers 2012 Free Agent

    When the euphoria of the current season is over, the 49ers ' front office will have no fewer than 15 hard business decisions to make...

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  6. Why Home-Field Advantage Is Vital for San Francisco 49ers' Postseason Run

    Dwight Clark and Everson Walls know a few things about home-field advantage. As recounted by Gary Myers in his vivid 2009 book, The Catch , 58 seconds remained in the NFC championship game on January 10, 1982...

    Scott Dailey Written by Scott Dailey about over 2 years ago 1,346 reads 0 comments

  7. San Francisco 49ers Playoff Scenario: Is Frank Gore Enough If Alex Smith Fails?

    Here’s a playoff nightmare for 49ers fans: Opponents get hip to the 49ers’ pass routes, the offensive line can’t hold on, and quarterback Alex Smith has to ...

    Scott Dailey Written by Scott Dailey about over 2 years ago 1,836 reads 16 comments

  8. Ghosts of Super Bowls Past: Why 49ers QB Alex Smith Is in Good Company

    Nobody's mentioning San Francisco 49ers quarterback Alex Smith in the same breath as former 49ers Super Bowl heroes Joe Montana and Steve Young...

    Scott Dailey Written by Scott Dailey about over 2 years ago 5,576 reads 37 comments

  9. Why Jim Harbaugh Should Rest San Francisco 49ers' Starters in Week 17

    As I write this on Friday, I’m indulging in something I can guarantee the 49ers are not doing—looking past the Seattle Seahawks ...

    Scott Dailey Written by Scott Dailey about over 2 years ago 1,461 reads 11 comments

  10. Can the San Francisco 49ers Stop Rookie Sensation Doug Baldwin?

    A year ago, Stanford wide receiver Doug Baldwin had just finished final exams. He was also preparing to meet Virginia Tech in the Orange Bowl. And later, undrafted by the NFL, perhaps preparing for life after football...

    Scott Dailey Written by Scott Dailey about over 2 years ago 724 reads 2 comments

  11. San Francisco 49ers: Who Contributed Most to Win over Steelers?

    Yes, this was a game where the 49ers finally beat the red-zone blues (well, sort of). But with fewer than 300 yards of total offense (less than Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger ...

    Scott Dailey Written by Scott Dailey about over 2 years ago 235 reads 0 comments

  12. Steelers vs. 49ers: Live Score, Video and Analysis for Monday Night Football

    Scott Dailey Written by Scott Dailey about over 2 years ago 8,457 reads 17 comments

  13. Goodwin, Sopoaga, Staley: 3 Niners Receivers Who Need More Throws

    The San Francisco 49ers ' best play against the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday never made it into the book. On fourth down from the Arizona 33, the Niners lined up for an apparent field-goal try...

    Scott Dailey Written by Scott Dailey about over 2 years ago 807 reads 3 comments

  14. San Francisco 49ers: 4 Trades Away from Greatness?

    The San Francisco 49ers ’ ugly loss to the Arizona Cardinals reminded us that the team is still a work in progress...

    Scott Dailey Written by Scott Dailey about over 2 years ago 3,483 reads 15 comments

  15. David Akers: San Francisco 49ers Kicker's New Meaning for “My Left Foot”

    Close is only good enough in horseshoes and hand grenades—and the San Francisco 49ers offense. That’s bad news for teams that think they’ve shut down the 49ers, only to watch Pro-Bowl placekicker David Akers jog onto the field...

    Scott Dailey Written by Scott Dailey about over 2 years ago 1,377 reads 4 comments

  16. San Francisco 49ers: Can They Really Win with Alex Smith at Quarterback?

    One of my favorite Cole Porter songs is, “At Long Last Love” (and the best arrangement is on the “Ella Loves Cole” album with Ella Fitzgerald, circa 1972)...

    Scott Dailey Written by Scott Dailey about over 2 years ago 1,042 reads 15 comments

  17. San Francisco 49ers: Should Backup Quarterback Colin Kaepernick Be Traded?

    Former San Francisco 49ers backup quarterback Steve Bono used to tell a great story about his son. When he was about four years old, he saw that his dad went off to play football ...

    Scott Dailey Written by Scott Dailey about over 2 years ago 3,209 reads 12 comments

  18. Rams vs. 49ers: Live Score, Video and Analysis

    The San Francisco 49ers and the St. Louis Rams face off at Candlestick Park today. The 9-2 49ers can clinch the NFC West title with a win, while the feisty Rams, even at 2-9, hope to make the Niners pop the champagne corks on another day...

    Scott Dailey Written by Scott Dailey about over 2 years ago 1,832 reads 15 comments

  19. St. Louis Rams vs. San Francisco 49ers: 7 Reasons the Niners Will Win

    The 9-2 San Francisco 49ers can wrap up the NFC West this Sunday with a win over the 2-9 St. Louis Rams (or through losses by the Seattle Seahawks and Arizona Cardinals ). Both San Francisco and St...

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  20. San Francisco 49ers: 5 Reasons Kendall Hunter Needs More Touches

    The San Francisco 49ers have a potent weapon that’s being under-used—rookie running back Kendall Hunter out of Oklahoma State...

    Scott Dailey Written by Scott Dailey about over 2 years ago 1,161 reads 8 comments

  21. San Francisco 49ers: Why Frank Gore and Six Others Deserve Your Pro Bowl Vote

    Plenty of people are buzzing about the “surprising” San Francisco 49ers , whose 9-1 record ranks them second only to the perfect Green Bay Packers ...

    Scott Dailey Written by Scott Dailey about almost 3 years ago 1,004 reads 4 comments