1. Why Antoine Bethea Is San Francisco 49ers' First-Half MVP

    When identifying the San Francisco 49ers ’ first-half MVP, look no further than a 30-year-old safety playing his first season with the team...

    Joe Levitt Written by Joe Levitt about 9 months ago 3,023 reads 3 comments

  2. 5 Bold Predictions for San Francisco 49ers' Week 9 Matchup with Rams

    Making bold predictions for the San Francisco 49ers at the start of this 2014 NFL season required some pretty daring assertions. That is, if one were leaning toward positive forecasts for the Red and Gold...

    Joe Levitt Written by Joe Levitt about 9 months ago 9,661 reads 12 comments

  3. Why Vernon Davis Is No. 1 Key to San Francisco 49ers' Second-Half Success

    Among the multitude of personnel issues plaguing the San Francisco 49ers , the one that’s been the least documented is actually the most significant. Vernon Davis ...

    Joe Levitt Written by Joe Levitt about 10 months ago 5,309 reads 33 comments

  4. Dissecting Most Crucial Matchups in San Francisco 49ers' Week 7 Game vs. Broncos

    If a dissection of the most crucial matchups in the San Francisco 49ers ’ Week 7 game with the Denver Broncos were a mathematical equation, what would it look like? Keep ...

    Joe Levitt Written by Joe Levitt about 10 months ago 1,567 reads 4 comments

  5. Why San Francisco 49ers Avoid Trap Game Against Rams in Week 6

    Let’s just come out and say it: Will the San Francisco 49ers really face a trap game against the St...

    Joe Levitt Written by Joe Levitt about 10 months ago 5,947 reads 22 comments

  6. What to Expect from Frank Gore, San Francisco 49ers Offense in Week 5

    Unless a case of reverse psychology prevails, the San Francisco 49ers offense will flex its ground-oriented muscle in Week 5 against the Kansas City Chiefs ...

    Joe Levitt Written by Joe Levitt about 10 months ago 11,198 reads 19 comments

  7. Evaluating San Francisco 49ers' Injury Situation Entering Week 4

    The injury front has been a dark and dreary subject matter for the San Francisco 49ers through the first three weeks of this 2014 season...

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  8. Why San Francisco 49ers Must Lean on Frank Gore in Week 3

    Call it obvious, call it unoriginal—but the San Francisco 49ers must lean on Frank Gore come Week 3 of this young NFL season. We apologize in advance if you’re experiencing some football-related déjà vu right now...

    Joe Levitt Written by Joe Levitt about 11 months ago 8,557 reads 37 comments

  9. San Francisco 49ers: Why Week 2 Loss Falls on Coaching, Not Kaepernick

    If a hypothetical stranger were to say that San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick committed four turnovers in a Week 2 loss to the underdog Chicago Bears , what ...

    Joe Levitt Written by Joe Levitt about 11 months ago 7,642 reads 20 comments

  10. Why Corey Lemonier Is the San Francisco 49ers' X-Factor in Week 2

    The San Francisco 49ers ’ X-factor in Week 2 was one of the few players who found himself on the wrong end of the box score the Sunday prior. Here’s a hint: He plays linebacker, and his number comes outside of the 50s...

    Joe Levitt Written by Joe Levitt about 11 months ago 6,723 reads 28 comments

  11. San Francisco 49ers Create New Narrative with Win over Cowboys in Week 1

    The San Francisco 49ers reminded the world that sensational narratives aren ’t restricted to fictional love dramas between vampires, werewolves and high school teenagers...

    Joe Levitt Written by Joe Levitt about 11 months ago 6,990 reads 19 comments

  12. San Francisco 49ers 2014 Schedule: Game-by-Game Predictions

    The San Francisco 49ers hope for a reversal in both the 2013 NFC West and overall conference standings come the end of the 2014 NFL season...

    Joe Levitt Written by Joe Levitt about 11 months ago 10,625 reads 22 comments

  13. San Francisco 49ers: What We've Learned Through Week 2 of Preseason

    OK, San Francisco 49ers , what have you taught us through Week 2 of this 2014 preseason? Is it that through eight quarters of play, you have managed only three total points while ...

    Joe Levitt Written by Joe Levitt about 12 months ago 6,317 reads 41 comments

  14. San Francisco 49ers' Rookie Progress Reports for Preseason Week 1

    The San Francisco 49ers are fortunate that Week 1 of their 2014 preseason ended in a much different fashion than it began...

    Joe Levitt Written by Joe Levitt about 12 months ago 14,730 reads 33 comments

  15. San Francisco 49ers: 5 Players Facing Make-or-Break Training Camps

    Welcome to the San Francisco 49ers ’ latest installment of offseason predicaments. Well, make that for teams across the NFL . Players won’t admit it, but training camps are one of the more difficult portions of the offseason...

    Joe Levitt Written by Joe Levitt about 1 year ago 6,699 reads 7 comments

  16. How Much Should the San Francisco 49ers Expect from Justin Smith in 2014?

    When it comes to San Francisco 49ers defensive tackle Justin Smith , assigning expectations and actively monitoring them during the season would amount to a rather unnecessary undertaking...

    Joe Levitt Written by Joe Levitt about 1 year ago 3,774 reads 14 comments

  17. Vernon Davis: How Much Should San Francisco 49ers Really Expect from Him in '14?

    San Francisco 49ers tight end Vernon Davis registered arguably the most prolific season of his career in 2013. With Colin Kaepernick at quarterback, he matched personal bests in touchdowns (13) and yards per reception (16...

    Joe Levitt Written by Joe Levitt about 1 year ago 7,267 reads 26 comments

  18. San Francisco 49ers' 5 Biggest Question Marks Ahead of Training Camp

    Last week we endeavored an investigation into the San Francisco 49ers that assigned fact or fiction to reports over some of the team’s biggest offseason question marks...

    Joe Levitt Written by Joe Levitt about 1 year ago 12,813 reads 11 comments

  19. San Francisco 49ers: Fact or Fiction for Biggest Offseason Question Marks

    Let’s face it, discerning in late-June whether the San Francisco 49ers ’ biggest offseason question marks are fact or fiction is a subjective undertaking...

    Joe Levitt Written by Joe Levitt about 1 year ago 8,538 reads 26 comments

  20. Ranking San Francisco 49ers Most Irreplaceable Players

    The curious thing about ranking players on a stacked, Super Bowl contender like the San Francisco 49ers , is that being the best might not qualify you as the most irreplaceable and vice versa ...

    Joe Levitt Written by Joe Levitt about 1 year ago 13,064 reads 52 comments

  21. San Francisco 49ers: 4 Bold (and Slightly Less Bold) Predictions for 2014

    Welcome, San Francisco 49ers faithful, to the NFL dead season where bold—and slightly less bold—predictions reign supreme...

    Joe Levitt Written by Joe Levitt about 1 year ago 15,770 reads 77 comments

  22. San Francisco 49ers: Ranking Strength of Every Positional Unit

    The San Francisco 49ers are easily the deepest team in the NFL . Thus, ranking the strength of their positional units becomes an exercise in relativity of the best kind...

    Joe Levitt Written by Joe Levitt about 1 year ago 13,293 reads 52 comments

  23. Why Colin Kaepernick's Contract Won't Cripple San Francisco 49ers' Future

    Believe it— Colin Kaepernick ’s new six-year, $126 million contract won’t cripple the San Francisco 49ers ’ future...

    Joe Levitt Written by Joe Levitt about 1 year ago 5,841 reads 28 comments

  24. Why San Francisco 49ers Offensive Line Is the Best in the NFL

    The San Francisco 49ers have the best offensive line in the NFL —and it’s not even close. They’re All-Pro quality, formidable in all blocking assignments and deep at every position across the line...

    Joe Levitt Written by Joe Levitt about 1 year ago 9,086 reads 32 comments

  25. San Francisco 49ers: Projecting Most Heated Roster Battles This Offseason

    Projecting the San Francisco 49ers ' most heated roster battles this offseason would normally inspire some raised eyebrows...

    Joe Levitt Written by Joe Levitt about 1 year ago 15,121 reads 53 comments