1. San Francisco 49ers Role Players Who Will Become Starters in 2014

    Of the 22 starting spots on the San Francisco 49ers offense and defense, most will be filled by players who started last year. For example, Vernon Davis is not about to be unseated by Vance McDonald...

    Joseph Akeley Written by Joseph Akeley about 6 months ago 8,449 reads 16 comments

  2. 5 Cap-Friendly Moves San Francisco 49ers Should Make This Offseason

    Over the next couple of weeks, general manager Trent Baalke will have some tough decisions to make regarding the San Francisco 49ers ' 2014 roster...

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  3. How Top WRs in NFL Draft Would Fit in San Francisco 49ers Offense

    Even after inking Anquan Boldin to a two-year extension, the San Francisco 49ers could use another wide receiver to add to their aerial arsenal...

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  4. Examining the San Francisco 49ers' Super Bowl Window

    The San Francisco 49ers ' Super Bowl window has been a divisive topic of discussion this offseason. The Niners have been the victim of tough luck on the NFL biggest stages, ...

    Joseph Akeley Written by Joseph Akeley about 7 months ago 8,353 reads 44 comments

  5. Breaking Down San Francisco 49ers' Offseason Options for Their Secondary

    The San Francisco 49ers chose not to extend Donte Whitner or Tarell Brown, even though both have been valuable contributors over the last few seasons. Now, they're left with two tough decisions to make...

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  6. How Good Can Michael Crabtree Be If He Stays Healthy?

    2013 was a forgettable year for Michael Crabtree . The San Francisco 49ers wide receiver missed the first 11 games of the regular season...

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  7. Why NaVorro Bowman's Recovery Is Most Important Offseason Item for 49ers

    When NaVorro Bowman tore his ACL and MCL in his left knee in the NFC Championship Game, it felt like two seasons for the San Francisco 49ers were slipping away...

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  8. Ranking San Francisco 49ers Free Agents Based on Importance of Return

    Anquan Boldin, Donte Whitner and Phil Dawson were three of the San Francisco 49ers ' most consistent performers in 2013. And they all could become unrestricted free agents by March 11...

    Joseph Akeley Written by Joseph Akeley about 8 months ago 13,161 reads 44 comments

  9. Why San Francisco 49ers Can Afford to Not Re-Sign Anquan Boldin

    Atop the list of decisions the San Francisco 49ers have to make this offseason is whether to re-sign Anquan Boldin . The 11-year veteran was the 49ers' most productive receiver in 2013, catching 85 passes for 1,179 yards and seven touchdowns...

    Joseph Akeley Written by Joseph Akeley about 8 months ago 20,410 reads 79 comments

  10. After 2 Playoff Road Wins, Colin Kaepernick Looks Ready for Seattle Challenge

    During Sunday's NFC Championship Game, the Seattle Seahawks will not see the Colin Kaepernick they embarrassed in September at CenturyLink Field. They'll face the new-and-improved Kaepernick...

    Joseph Akeley Written by Joseph Akeley about 8 months ago 4,242 reads 51 comments

  11. San Francisco 49ers' Divisional Round Win Sets Up Battle of NFL's Best Defenses

    Spearheaded by a dominant second half, the San Francisco 49ers beat the Carolina Panthers 23-10 in the NFC divisional round on Sunday. The 49ers shut out the Panthers in the final 30 minutes...

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  12. Is Colin Kaepernick or Cam Newton Facing More Pressure for NFC Divisional Round?

    When the San Francisco 49ers and Carolina Panthers take the field on Sunday for their NFC divisional round clash, the players will be under more pressure than they've faced all season...

    Joseph Akeley Written by Joseph Akeley about 8 months ago 31,260 reads 39 comments

  13. 5 Things to Know for 49ers vs. Panthers Divisional Round Showdown

    The San Francisco 49ers and Carolina Panthers are practically mirror images of each other. Led by great defenses, sound running games and dual-threat quarterbacks, these two ...

    Joseph Akeley Written by Joseph Akeley about 8 months ago 7,094 reads 23 comments

  14. Breaking Down San Francisco 49ers' Biggest Offseason Needs

    The San Francisco 49ers don't have many glaring needs, but they have several position groups that need to be upgraded or replenished with youth. Among those position groups are wide receiver and cornerback...

    Joseph Akeley Written by Joseph Akeley about 9 months ago 10,465 reads 26 comments

  15. Why the Arizona Cardinals Are the Perfect Final Test for the San Francisco 49ers

    The San Francisco 49ers clinched a playoff spot on Monday night, but now is not the time to celebrate. With a win against the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday, the Niners could secure the No...

    Joseph Akeley Written by Joseph Akeley about 9 months ago 15,301 reads 106 comments

  16. Colin Kaepernick Raising His Level of Play at Just the Right Time

    The vultures were circling above Colin Kaepernick . The San Francisco 49ers were 6-4, coming off two straight losses in which the third-year quarterback played poorly...

    Joseph Akeley Written by Joseph Akeley about 9 months ago 4,850 reads 14 comments

  17. San Francisco 49ers' Keys to Victory in Week 15

    Entering Week 15, the San Francisco 49ers are in the driver's seat to secure a playoff berth. But before they start to clear their schedules for January football, they need to focus on their next opponent, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers...

    Joseph Akeley Written by Joseph Akeley about 9 months ago 1,494 reads 2 comments

  18. Why Jim Harbaugh Badly Needs a Win Against Pete Carroll, Seattle Seahawks

    Jim Harbaugh would never publicly admit it, but he needs this game. His San Francisco 49ers have lost two straight to Pete Carroll's Seattle Seahawks . And the combined score of those games was 71-16...

    Joseph Akeley Written by Joseph Akeley about 9 months ago 9,094 reads 136 comments

  19. San Francisco 49ers Sporting Championship Defense at Perfect Time in Season

    The San Francisco 49ers defense was better than it's been all season against the Washington Redskins on Monday night...

    Joseph Akeley Written by Joseph Akeley about 10 months ago 2,229 reads 12 comments

  20. San Francisco 49ers X-Factors in Week 12 Matchup with Washington Redskins

    The San Francisco 49ers (6-4) are struggling. Losers of two straight, they need a lift from a few of their most inconsistent players...

    Joseph Akeley Written by Joseph Akeley about 10 months ago 2,750 reads 23 comments

  21. What to Expect from Colin Kaepernick, San Francisco 49ers Offense in Week 11

    What happened to the San Francisco 49ers offense in Week 10 against the Carolina Panthers ? Call it great Carolina defense, poor San Francisco offense or a lot of both, but the ...

    Joseph Akeley Written by Joseph Akeley about 10 months ago 4,495 reads 70 comments

  22. How Mario Manningham, Michael Crabtree Can Open Up 49ers Passing Attack

    The 6-2 San Francisco 49ers enter the second half of the regular season with plenty of room to improve their passing attack, which ranks last in the NFL in yards per game. The return of Mario Manningham is just what the doctor ordered...

    Joseph Akeley Written by Joseph Akeley about 10 months ago 10,351 reads 12 comments

  23. Adjustments San Francisco 49ers Must Make Following Bye Week

    The San Francisco 49ers did a lot of things well in the first half of the season, and they got results to show for it. At 6-2, the Niners have the fifth-best record in the NFL ...

    Joseph Akeley Written by Joseph Akeley about 11 months ago 11,347 reads 26 comments

  24. Colin Kaepernick Has Plenty of Time to Turn Around Slow Start to Season

    The San Francisco 49ers have scored more than 30 points in their last four games—all wins—and yet even during the winning streak, Colin Kaepernick hasn't been exceptional...

    Joseph Akeley Written by Joseph Akeley about 11 months ago 7,576 reads 32 comments

  25. Over/Under Stat Predictions for San Francisco 49ers vs. Tennessee Titans

    San Francisco 49ers stars Colin Kaepernick and Vernon Davis will be up against a very good Tennessee Titans defense on Sunday...

    Joseph Akeley Written by Joseph Akeley about 11 months ago 5,471 reads 7 comments