1. 49ers by the Numbers: 2013 Stats San Francisco Must Improve in 2014

    Embrace your inner stat-crazed geek, 49ers fans—it’s analysis time for the 2013 numbers that San Francisco must improve upon in 2014...

    Joe Levitt Written by Joe Levitt about 4 months ago 5,777 reads 25 comments

  2. Can the 49ers Quell Jim Harbaugh Situation by Giving Him a Contract Extension?

    In a perfect world, San Francisco 49ers team brass and head coach Jim Harbaugh operate strictly within the business of winning football games...

    Joe Levitt Written by Joe Levitt about 5 months ago 2,816 reads 26 comments

  3. Why San Francisco 49ers Must Finally Draft True No. 1 Wideout or Shutdown Corner

    Let’s face it—the 49ers successfully draft top-flight wideouts and/or cornerbacks about as often as tornadoes hit the city of San Francisco. A weather index rate of 3...

    Joe Levitt Written by Joe Levitt about 5 months ago 17,718 reads 219 comments

  4. How San Francisco 49ers Can Replace NaVorro Bowman's Production in His Absence

    The San Francisco 49ers must discover life beyond NaVorro Bowman, including the security he provided via his defensive production. Offense one year, defense the next—the 49ers will once again be bereft of a marquee player...

    Joe Levitt Written by Joe Levitt about 5 months ago 8,123 reads 19 comments

  5. San Francisco 49ers: Is Vance McDonald the Right Complement to Vernon Davis?

    The San Francisco 49ers harbored big intentions for the big-bodied Vance McDonald when they drafted him 55th overall in the 2013 NFL draft...

    Joe Levitt Written by Joe Levitt about 5 months ago 6,415 reads 36 comments

  6. San Francisco 49ers: 8 Free-Agent Cornerbacks, Wide Receivers Who Fit SF's Style

    Ask the San Francisco 49ers brass if cornerbacks and wide receivers are their top free-agent targets and they’d likely answer in the affirmative. Well, perhaps if you spike their coffee with sodium pentothal ...

    Joe Levitt Written by Joe Levitt about 5 months ago 25,619 reads 61 comments

  7. San Francisco 49ers: Analyzing ESPN's Latest First-Round Draft Projections

    The adversarial, yet lauded draft pundits at ESPN Insider released their latest first-round projections for the San Francisco 49ers . And the difference between the two predicted selections at No...

    Joe Levitt Written by Joe Levitt about 6 months ago 7,152 reads 5 comments

  8. Why San Francisco 49ers Must Re-Sign Phil Dawson in 2014

    What if we said that one of the San Francisco 49ers ' top priorities is re-signing Phil Dawson this offseason? Loath to admit as so many fans likely are, reliable place-kicking has been a necessity for the 49ers over the past few seasons...

    Joe Levitt Written by Joe Levitt about 6 months ago 3,974 reads 21 comments

  9. San Francisco 49ers: 4 Reasons Why Niners Would Have Won Super Bowl XLVIII

    Risk of sounding like sour grapes aside, the San Francisco 49ers would have won Super Bowl XLVIII . They would have beaten the Denver Broncos convincingly and earned the franchise’s sixth Lombardi Trophy...

    Joe Levitt Written by Joe Levitt about 6 months ago 8,538 reads 70 comments

  10. San Francisco 49ers: Examining 6 Best Player Contracts

    Like any NFL team, the San Francisco 49ers ’ “best contracts” amount to franchise-making players with future-sustaining deals...

    Joe Levitt Written by Joe Levitt about 6 months ago 13,458 reads 17 comments

  11. San Francisco 49ers: Why Future Success Hinges on 2014 Offseason

    The San Francisco 49ers ’ past, present and football future have all come to a head at the start of this 2014 offseason. Extensive regular-season success followed by close-but-no-cigar playoff moments comprise San Francisco’s past...

    Joe Levitt Written by Joe Levitt about 6 months ago 9,846 reads 38 comments

  12. San Francisco 49ers: 10 Best Free-Agent Acquisitions in Team History

    Not so long ago, the San Francisco 49ers solidified their legendary history with help from some illustrious free-agent acquisitions...

    Joe Levitt Written by Joe Levitt about 6 months ago 7,067 reads 23 comments

  13. San Francisco 49ers: Dissecting Top 6 Matchups vs. Seahawks in NFC Championship

    It’s NFC Championship Game time, which means the San Francisco 49ers and Seattle Seahawks will resume their heated rivalry for the third time this season...

    Joe Levitt Written by Joe Levitt about 6 months ago 4,505 reads 14 comments

  14. 49ers vs. Panthers: San Francisco's Playoff Mettle Keys Move to NFC Title Game

    In a matchup of Varsity vs. Junior Varsity-like proportions, the San Francisco 49ers showed off their playoff mettle in a 23-10 win over the Carolina Panthers ...

    Joe Levitt Written by Joe Levitt about 6 months ago 89,921 reads 29 comments

  15. San Francisco 49ers: 6 Best Options to Bolster Wide Receiver This Offseason

    Like any offseason projection for a playoff team, San Francisco 49ers fans surely have little interest in “options” that might “bolster” the wide receiver position...

    Joe Levitt Written by Joe Levitt about 7 months ago 7,485 reads 41 comments

  16. 49ers vs. Panthers: Why Vernon Davis Will Get Final Redemption for San Francisco

    When the San Francisco 49ers square off with the Carolina Panthers on Sunday, Vernon Davis will feel like a new man. So new, in fact, that he’ll have access to motivation previously unavailable this season...

    Joe Levitt Written by Joe Levitt about 7 months ago 3,928 reads 24 comments

  17. Why Colin Kaepernick Is San Francisco 49ers' MVP in Wild Card Win over Packers

    Call it easy, call it obvious, but quarterback Colin Kaepernick was the San Francisco 49ers ' MVP in their 23-20 Wild Card win over the Green Bay Packers . He won with his arm...

    Joe Levitt Written by Joe Levitt about 7 months ago 5,231 reads 39 comments

  18. 49ers vs. Packers: Why Colin Kaepernick Will Earn 3rd Win over Aaron Rodgers

    Come Wild Card Weekend, San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick will square off with Aaron Rodgers of the Green Bay Packers for the third time. And like the previous two head-to-heads, Kaepernick will have the advantage...

    Joe Levitt Written by Joe Levitt about 7 months ago 11,741 reads 41 comments

  19. San Francisco 49ers: Breaking Down Salary Cap Situation Ahead of the Offseason

    Unpleasant business endeavor or not, the San Francisco 49ers ' front office will start breaking down the team’s salary cap before the offseason even begins...

    Joe Levitt Written by Joe Levitt about 7 months ago 13,333 reads 41 comments

  20. NFL Pro Bowl 2014: Analyzing San Francisco 49ers' League-Leading 8 Selections

    The 2014 Pro Bowl voters awarded the San Francisco 49ers with an NFL -leading eight selections to football’s annual all-star showcase...

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  21. San Francisco 49ers: 5 Bold Predictions for Week 17 Matchup with Cardinals

    San Francisco 49ers …Week 17…shot at a No. 1 playoff seed—welcome to the season of bold predictions for a NFL Super Bowl contender...

    Joe Levitt Written by Joe Levitt about 7 months ago 14,259 reads 98 comments

  22. How 49ers Have Evolved Since 2012 Championship Meeting with Falcons

    The San Francisco 49ers have evolved in both good ways and bad since their 2012 NFC Championship meeting with the Atlanta Falcons . Thankfully, it has been more of the former and much less of the latter—at least as of Week 16 in 2013...

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  23. 5 Teams the San Francisco 49ers Should Hope to Avoid in the Playoffs

    Admit it—even the rough-and-tough, blue-collar San Francisco 49ers can hope to avoid certain teams in the playoffs. Can they—yes. Should they? Well, that’s an affirmative too...

    Joe Levitt Written by Joe Levitt about 8 months ago 12,822 reads 120 comments

  24. San Francisco 49ers: Why Pass Rush, Pass Protection Are Keys Against Seahawks

    For a team that applies and surrenders quarterback pressure in equal amounts, the San Francisco 49ers must hope their pass rush and pass protection achieve equal measures of success against the Seattle Seahawks ...

    Joe Levitt Written by Joe Levitt about 8 months ago 3,551 reads 48 comments

  25. Dissecting Most Crucial Matchups in the San Francisco 49ers' Week 13 Contest

    In just two months' time, the San Francisco 49ers ’ most crucial matchups with a familiar foe have changed dramatically. The 49ers last played the St. Louis Rams in a Week 4 divisional tussle that proved quite the one-sided affair...

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