1. 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 6 months ago 20,278 reads 79 comments

  2. 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 7 months ago 4,169 reads 51 comments

  3. 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...

    Joseph Akeley Written by Joseph Akeley about 7 months ago 98,870 reads 204 comments

  4. 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 7 months ago 31,156 reads 39 comments

  5. 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 7 months ago 7,052 reads 23 comments

  6. 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 7 months ago 10,437 reads 26 comments

  7. 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 7 months ago 15,264 reads 106 comments

  8. 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 8 months ago 4,695 reads 14 comments

  9. 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 8 months ago 1,463 reads 2 comments

  10. 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 8 months ago 9,024 reads 136 comments

  11. 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 8 months ago 2,194 reads 12 comments

  12. 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 8 months ago 2,683 reads 23 comments

  13. 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 9 months ago 4,454 reads 70 comments

  14. 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 9 months ago 10,301 reads 12 comments

  15. 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 9 months ago 11,303 reads 26 comments

  16. 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 9 months ago 7,557 reads 32 comments

  17. 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 10 months ago 5,426 reads 7 comments

  18. 5 Bold Predictions for San Francisco 49ers' Week 6 Matchup Against Cardinals

    Points will be at a premium when the San Francisco 49ers and Arizona Cardinals square off on Sunday. Both teams are coming off their best defensive performances of the season, ...

    Joseph Akeley Written by Joseph Akeley about 10 months ago 12,892 reads 24 comments

  19. San Francisco 49ers: Studs, Duds and Biggest Surprises at the Quarter Mark

    With 372 receiving yards and two touchdowns, Anquan Boldin has unquestionably been a stud for the San Francisco 49ers in 2013. But not all Niners, including the guy throwing Boldin the ball, have played up to or above expectations...

    Joseph Akeley Written by Joseph Akeley about 10 months ago 12,652 reads 25 comments

  20. 5 Bold Predictions for San Francisco 49ers' Week 4 Matchup Against St. Louis

    After two San Francisco 49ers blowout losses in which he didn't score a touchdown, Frank Gore is going to find pay dirt multiple times against the St. Louis Rams ...

    Joseph Akeley Written by Joseph Akeley about 10 months ago 16,613 reads 18 comments

  21. Full Week 3 Stat Predictions for San Francisco 49ers Offensive Players

    The San Francisco 49ers offense couldn't have been much worse on Sunday. The Seattle Seahawks held the Niners to 207 total yards and forced five turnovers en route to a 29-3 win...

    Joseph Akeley Written by Joseph Akeley about 11 months ago 6,266 reads 16 comments

  22. Full Week 2 Stat Predictions for San Francisco 49ers Offensive Players

    On Sunday, the San Francisco 49ers will be in hostile territory. CenturyLink Field, the home of the Seattle Seahawks , is known for having the loudest crowd noise in the NFL ...

    Joseph Akeley Written by Joseph Akeley about 11 months ago 5,692 reads 26 comments

  23. Biggest Questions Facing San Francisco 49ers in Week 1 Matchup with Packers

    The San Francisco 49ers are going to find out early in the season if they have any major issues, particularly on the defensive side of the ball...

    Joseph Akeley Written by Joseph Akeley about 11 months ago 8,155 reads 11 comments

  24. What to Expect from Every San Francisco 49ers Starter in 2013

    The San Francisco 49ers haven't had expectations this big since the mid-1990s. Coming off a loss in Super Bowl XLVII to the Baltimore Ravens , the 49ers will have to win it all to take the next step forward...

    Joseph Akeley Written by Joseph Akeley about 11 months ago 6,596 reads 13 comments

  25. Analyzing San Francisco 49ers' Biggest Potential Weaknesses for 2013-14 Season

    The San Francisco 49ers enter the 2013-14 season with Super Bowl expectations, yet that doesn't mean they lack weaknesses. That being said, their potential issues look more manageable than that of most other teams...

    Joseph Akeley Written by Joseph Akeley about 12 months ago 7,323 reads 16 comments