1. Colin Kaepernick: Why 49ers QB's Running Ability Is a Double-Edged Sword

    In his first extended taste of NFL regular-season action, Colin Kaepernick wooed San Francisco 49ers fans with his dual-threat ability...

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  2. Projecting Odds for Every Playoff Seed for San Francisco 49ers

    The San Francisco 49ers may not be happy with their performance against the St. Louis Rams on Sunday, but a tie is undoubtedly better than a loss...

    Joseph Akeley Written by Joseph Akeley about over 1 year ago 3,737 reads 16 comments

  3. San Francisco 49ers: Breaking Down Road to the Playoffs

    At 6-2 and 1.5 games ahead in the NFC West, the San Francisco 49ers are in great position to march into the NFL playoffs. But one would be foolish to believe that a playoff spot is guaranteed...

    Joseph Akeley Written by Joseph Akeley about over 1 year ago 3,065 reads 7 comments

  4. The Good, Bad and Ugly of 49ers' First 8 Games of the Season

    With a two-game lead in the NFC West and the conference's best point differential, the San Francisco 49ers have experienced mostly good developments, so far, this season...

    Joseph Akeley Written by Joseph Akeley about almost 2 years ago 2,161 reads 2 comments

  5. San Francisco 49ers Midseason Report Card for Every Positional Unit

    We're about halfway through the 2012 NFL season, which means it's time for teams to check their midterm grades. Overall, the San Francisco 49ers have to be pleased with their report cards after seven games...

    Joseph Akeley Written by Joseph Akeley about almost 2 years ago 4,767 reads 20 comments

  6. San Francisco 49ers: Key Matchups and Prediction Against Seattle Seahawks

    The San Francisco 49ers dominated the NFC West a year ago, going 5-1 against the division. They will look to send a message to the Seattle Seahawks (4-2) and the rest of the division on Thursday night at Candlestick Park...

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  7. Realistic Moves San Francisco 49ers Could Make at Trade Deadline

    Even after getting blown out by the New York Giants , the San Francisco 49ers are in pretty good shape...

    Joseph Akeley Written by Joseph Akeley about almost 2 years ago 9,062 reads 5 comments

  8. Alex Smith: Is San Francisco 49ers Signal-Caller a Top-15 QB in NFL Today?

    Alex Smith might be the most polarizing starting quarterback in the NFL . The San Francisco 49ers signal-caller is often cited as the sole reason why Jim Harbaugh's squad will not win a Super Bowl this year...

    Joseph Akeley Written by Joseph Akeley about almost 2 years ago 7,234 reads 59 comments

  9. San Francisco 49ers Week 5: Stat Predictions for Key Players vs. Buffalo Bills

    After posting their most dominating victory of the season against the New York Jets , the San Francisco 49ers return home to face the Buffalo Bills , a team with a much more potent offense...

    Joseph Akeley Written by Joseph Akeley about almost 2 years ago 4,360 reads 17 comments

  10. Colin Kaepernick: Should QB Have Bigger Role in San Francisco 49ers Offense?

    Sometimes, I feel like we all undervalue what Alex Smith means to the San Francisco 49ers . He's certainly not a top-five quarterback in the NFL , and he had a mediocre game in San Francisco's 34-0 victory against the New York Jets on Sunday...

    Joseph Akeley Written by Joseph Akeley about almost 2 years ago 5,398 reads 74 comments

  11. San Francisco 49ers' Keys to Beating the New York Jets

    Two dominating wins against NFC playoff teams from a year ago, followed by a confounding loss to a big underdog...

    Joseph Akeley Written by Joseph Akeley about almost 2 years ago 1,064 reads 4 comments

  12. 5 Offseason Moves San Francisco 49ers Should Have Made

    Entering the 2012 NFL offseason, the San Francisco 49ers prioritized retaining every starter from their incredible defense, re-signing Alex Smith and adding a few weapons for him...

    Joseph Akeley Written by Joseph Akeley about almost 2 years ago 6,782 reads 33 comments

  13. San Francisco 49ers vs. Minnesota Vikings: Key Matchups and Prediction

    Randy Moss ' return to the Metrodome may be the most talked about storyline heading into Sunday's tilt between the San Francisco 49ers and Minnesota Vikings , but his performance will have little effect on the game's outcome...

    Joseph Akeley Written by Joseph Akeley about almost 2 years ago 3,443 reads 2 comments

  14. NFL Playoffs Prediction: Post-Week 2 Edition

    Before the season started, I predicted the Kansas City Chiefs were going to run away with the AFC West. Obviously, now my prediction doesn't look so hot. In fact, some of you may be laughing at me right this moment...

    Joseph Akeley Written by Joseph Akeley about almost 2 years ago 537 reads 0 comments

  15. NFL Week 2 Predictions: 3 Underdogs Guaranteed to Win

    Early in any NFL season, there are several teams that get severely overrated by the public. In Week 1, a few teams were exposed. For example, many believed the New Orleans Saints would easily cover the 8...

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  16. San Francisco 49ers vs Detroit Lions: Keys to the Game for 49ers and Prediction

    The last time the San Francisco 49ers and Detroit Lions met, Alex Smith had an awful game. Clearly bothered by the athletic defensive line of the Lions, Smith averaged just 3.9 yards per pass attempt and had two turnovers...

    Joseph Akeley Written by Joseph Akeley about almost 2 years ago 1,263 reads 10 comments

  17. Azarenka to Take Over No. 1 Ranking from Sharapova

    Victoria Azarenka will take over the No. 1 ranking from Maria Sharapova next week after Agnieszka Radwanska failed to win the Wimbledon title.....

    Joseph Akeley Written by Joseph Akeley about 2 years ago 15 reads 0 comments

  18. Federer Ranks Alongside Pele, Ali, Says Murray

    Wimbledon champion Roger Federer deserves to be ranked alongside Pele and Muhammad Ali as one of the greatest sportsmen the world has ever seen, according to beaten finalist Andy Murray ...

    Joseph Akeley Written by Joseph Akeley about 2 years ago 36 reads 0 comments

  19. Federer Hasn't Decided Whether to Carry Swiss Flag

    Roger Federer has not decided whether to accept an offer to carry Switzerland's flag during the opening ceremonies for the London Olympics. Federer says he might give the honor to someone else...

    Joseph Akeley Written by Joseph Akeley about 2 years ago 35 reads 0 comments

  20. Marray Helps End 76-Year Doubles Drought for Britain

    One 76-year Wimbledon wait came to end for Britain on Saturday -- in men's doubles. Jonathan Marray of Britain and Frederik Nielsen of Denmark beat Robert Lindstedt of Sweden and Horia Tecau of Romania 4-6, 6-4, 7-6 (5), 6-7 (5), 6-3 on Centre Court...

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  21. Concrete Elbow by Steve Tignor: Keeping Tabs on Murray

    Wimbledon is over, but there’s no way it could end here without one last Keeping Tabs for the road. One last, sad, Keeping Tabs for the road.....

    Joseph Akeley Written by Joseph Akeley about 2 years ago 21 reads 0 comments

  22. Roger Federer Is Officially the No. 1 Player in Tennis

    It's generally not nice to call people liars. But if you said you saw this coming after Roger Federer failed to convert two match points against Novak Djokovic at last year's US Open then you, my friend, are a liar...

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  23. Roddick, Venus Creep Closer to End

    If you've never seen Venus and Serena Williams play doubles together, it is a beautiful thing. There is something about the body language, the togetherness, the love. But on Wednesday at Wimbledon, it was painful...

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  24. Serena Jokes About Selling Serve at Champs Dinner

    For the low, low price of a million dollars, Serena Williams ' record-setting serve can be yours. OK, not really, of course...

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  25. Chad Ochocinco Turns to Old Coach to Find Receiver He Once Was

    If there was no Charlie Collins there would be no Chad Johnson, or should we say no Chad Ochocinco. To Collins, an established football coach who met the Miami Dolphins' newest receiver ...

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