Justin Smith, a veteran of 12 NFL seasons, may not be willing to give his left arm in the quest for professional football’s greatest prize. But he’s willing to put a brace on it.
“It’s a love-hate relationship right now,” San Francisco’s premier defensive end said of the brace holding his partially torn left triceps together, as he and the 49ers head into Sunday’s NFC Championship Game in Atlanta.
“But it’s one of those things and it’s doing its job.” Read More
Despite all those gaudy statistics and impressive physical skills, Colin Kaepernick faced plenty of questions coming out of Nevada about whether he was the product of a gimmicky college offense that would have no chance of working in the pros.
On the big stage of the NFL playoffs, Kaepernick is demonstrating just what he and that pistol offense are capable of against the toughest competition. Read More
Nevada athletic officials are trying to capitalize on “Kap” mania.
Ex-Wolf Pack quarterback Colin Kaepernick has the 49ers one win away from their first Super Bowl since 1995. And university officials are hoping the man who is fast becoming one of the school’s most famous alums will help them sell some football tickets next season. Read More
Colin Kaepernick could revolutionize the quarterback position in pro football. His speed is more explosive than that of most NFL tailbacks, and he slings the ball downfield with the velocity of a ninth-inning closer. Last week, Kaepernick looked like the super-quarterback that coaches had once dreamed Randall Cunningham, Daunte Culpepper and Michael Vick would become. Read More
If we learned anything after 16 regular-season games and last week’s divisional playoff round, the 49ers will be making travel arrangements for New Orleans and Super Bowl XLVII about 3:30 p.m. Sunday.
While San Francisco still has to beat the Atlanta Falcons in the NFC Championship Game at the Georgia Dome on Sunday, it’s a mere formality at this point. Read More
Running back Frank Gore arrived for work Monday ready to push through another tough week of game preparation and do everything he can to keep his team playing right into February.
The 49ers are one win from the place they’ve planned to be all along: the Super Bowl.
“Mainly, we’re going to plow ahead,” coach Jim Harbaugh said Monday. “We’re going to continue our work ethic and humility.”
The NFC West champion and No. 2-seeded Niners will hit the road Friday for Atlanta to face the top-seeded Falcons in the NFC title game Sunday. Read More
Move over, Tim Tebow. Kaepernicking is all the craze now.
In the wake of the 49ers’ 45-31 victory over the Green Bay Packers in Saturday night’s NFC divisional playoff, 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick’s touchdown celebration of flexing his right arm and kissing his bicep has taken off on social media.
Several 49ers fans have posted pictures of themselves in the act at home, in bars, on the street, at work or just about any other place they frequent. Some even positioned their toddlers or dogs in the position. Others made online videos. Read More
Colin Kaepernick vindicated coach Jim Harbaugh’s controversial quarterback swap with his record-setting performance against the Green Bay Packers.
After eight weeks of acrimony in the press, on social media sites and among fans, the 49ers find themselves back in the NFC Championship Game, where their season ended a year ago. Read More
Colin Kaepernick ran himself into the NFL record book Saturday and along the way he carried the 49ers to their second straight NFC Championship Game appearance.
In his first postseason start, Kaepernick set a league record for most rushing yards by a quarterback in a playoff game, propelling the 49ers to a 45-31 shredding of the Green Bay Packers at Candlestick Park. The 49ers will meet the winner of today’s game between the Seattle Seahawks and the Atlanta Falcons next Sunday. Read More
Niners wide receiver Michael Crabtree said after the regular-season finale that he wanted to make up for his lack of production in last year’s playoffs, when he totaled just 28 yards on four catches over two games.
The young wideout made good on his promise as he was Colin Kaepernick’s favorite target throughout the 45-31 NFC divisional playoff win over the Green Bay Packers. Crabtree hauled in nine passes for 119 yards and a pair of scores, accounting for 45 percent of the team’s 263 receiving yards. Read More