A look at today’s 49ers game vs. St. Louis; including: broadcast information, matchup to watch, three keys to the game and injury report.
S Recognizing that most of you are just now emerging from tryptophan– and cranberry sauce-induced stupors – I won’t test your attention spans. Instead, as you struggle into your stretch pants, here are some quick hits about the 49ers as they head into the last leg of the season.
Safety says NFL needs to review tackles that lead to fines
Colin Kaepernick and Co. took baby steps Monday, which meant the 49ers organization moved forward for the first time in a long time.
“Crabtree’s coming back (this) week, and hopefully, we get a few other guys back,” Harbaugh said after the 49ers’ 27-6 victory over the Redskins. “Because we need them all.”
It still looks ugly at times, but the 49ers’ deep passing game returns after a two-game absence. Colin Kaepernick has nice chemistry with Anquan Boldin and Vernon Davis. Add another steady target, and he’s golden.
This is not quite a 49ers full-circle experience, though the prime-time circumstances and emotions are more than a little familiar.
The San Francisco 49ers have been losing key players in their secondary all year yet their defense hasn't skipped a beat.
Jim Harbaugh is hardly the first coach to fall on his sword for an underperforming quarterback but his reaction to queries about Colin Kaepernick's recent struggles was perplexing.
From the on-screen score box to high-definition telecasts to the yellow first-down line, innovation has become a huge part of NFL viewing. It's about to take the next step.
Michael Crabtree was back at practice Thursday after working out on a side field with trainers last week. Coach Jim Harbaugh said the wide receiver’s performance this week will determine how soon Crabtree returns to the active roster and, eventually, to the playing field.
Tony Dungy and Marvin Harrison teamed up to win a Super Bowl together while with the Indianapolis Colts, and the head coach-wide receiver tandem took another step towards the Pro Football Hall of Fame on Wednesday.
Action backs up NFL’s stance that tackle was illegal
Safety Donte Whitner, who last month filed paperwork in Ohio to change his name to Donte Hitner, did not go through with the name change. Whitner’s application was scheduled to be considered in Cuyahoga County Probate Court on Tuesday. Instead, Whitner withdrew the application, according to court records.
Saints wide receivers Marques Colston, Robert Meachem, Lance Moore, Kenny Stills and Nick Toon all caught passes on Sunday. For the 49ers: Anquan Boldin caught six passes, Mario Manningham caught one and ... well, that was it for the San Francisco wide-receiving corps.
SANTA CLARA – Left guard Mike Iupati suffered a sprained MCL when teammate Frank Gore ran into the back of his left knee Sunday in New Orleans, according to a source with knowledge of the injury.
NEW ORLEANS Colin Kaepernick had one more touchdown pass than rival Drew Brees on Sunday, but for the second straight game finished with meager passing yards and had none of his 2012 magic at the end of the game.
A look at today's 49ers game vs. New Orleans; including: broadcast information, matchup to watch, three keys to the game and injury report.
The 49ers convert just two third-down situations and lose Vernon Davis to a concussion in the second quarter. The unit was struggling before that and certainly didn't have any firepower afterward. San Francisco finishes with 46 net passing yards.
SANTA CLARA Terrell Owens, the 49ers' honorary captain for Sunday's game, made one thing clear during a pregame sideline interview: He's not retired.