In all but three contests this season, the 49ers have bested opponents with a peculiar — yet familiar — combination.
The 2000 Super Bowl champ Baltimore Ravens continue to serve as evidence that a low-scoring team can still win via stout defensive play. And where San Francisco has struggled at times offensively, its defense, to put it bluntly, has been dominant. Read More
The NFL season the Bay Area wondered if they would ever see has arrived.The gloom has been lifted. The joy has returned. The playoffs are certain for the Niners, probable for the Raiders. Read More
A difference-maker? Is Patrick Willis serious? Hang on, let me get this straight: The 49ers’ All-Pro linebacker made an outstanding observation on his team’s foolhardy pursuit of never-was QB David Carr in an attempt to “upgrade” the position, and then buttresses his argument with a plea for ... Michael Vick?
Vick — a difference-maker? Really?
License-plate maker, maybe. But difference-maker, no way. Read More
Two-time Pro Bowl 49er linebacker Patrick Wilils will be helping customers pack boxes today. Willis will be at the FedEx office at
1597 Sloat Blvd. from 10:30 a.m. to noon, interacting with customers and autographing NFL merchandise. Customers also will have a chance to win tickets to the upcoming Super Bowl in Miami. FedEx expects to ship 50 million packages during the week of Dec. 14.
I’m not trying to be a wise guy, but the 49ers’ 2-0 start runs deeper than their record.
And goes beyond their head coach, who deserves plenty of credit for bringing a sense of order to the franchise that has suffered through a dysfunctional decade of disappointment. Read More
Patrick Willis, 2007 NFL Rookie of the Year and two-time Pro Bowl linebacker, had an interception and 13 tackles in the 49ers’ season-
opening win against the Arizona Cardinals. On Tuesday, Willis was at Ubisoft Entertainment in The City to promote one of his other passions: video games. The software company, which has an office on Third Street, and Willis teamed up to announce the release of “Assassin’s Creed II.” Read More