Three touchdown passes, one incomplete pass.
Not a bad night for Alex Smith, and it could have been better, considering that the one incomplete pass was dropped by a wide-open receiver.
The San Francisco quarterback completed 18 of 19 passes for 232 yards and three touchdowns — two to Michael Crabtree and one to Randy Moss — to help San Francisco flatten the Arizona Cardinals 24-3 on Monday night. Read More
The pass rusher in Aldon Smith is getting a little more excited than usual this week.
That’s a feeling spreading throughout the San Francisco defense as the 49ers prepare for Monday night’s game against the Arizona Cardinals, the only NFC West team to beat the Niners during coach Jim Harbaugh’s two seasons here. Read More
49ers coach Jim Harbaugh declined to comment further on Monday after saying that he reached out to the NFL on Friday to voice concerns he had that the Seattle Seahawks got away with several defensive holding or illegal contact penalties that were not called during the 49ers’ 13-6 victory on Thursday night. Read More
Last October, the 49ers were all alone in first place and already on their way to winning the NFC West title in commanding fashion in coach Jim Harbaugh’s first season.
That’s hardly the case this year as they prepare for their division opener at home tonight against the Seattle Seahawks: There’s a three-way tie at the top among 4-2 teams Arizona, San Francisco and Seattle. Read More
The National Football League has chosen San Francisco as one of two finalists to host the 2016 or 2017 Super Bowl — although the game would be played 50 miles south of The City at the 49ers’ new home in Santa Clara.
Still, Mayor Ed Lee applauded Tuesday’s announcement and said that hundreds of millions of dollars could be pumped into the region if San Francisco is selected. Read More
Jim Harbaugh didn’t spend any time wallowing Monday after the most lopsided loss in his two seasons as coach of the 49ers.
He has only three days to prepare his team for Thursday’s key NFC West game against Seattle, which is tied with the 49ers and Arizona Cardinals at 4-2, and he might have to do it without the services of Pro Bowl offensive tackle Joe Staley. Read More
Jim Harbaugh had no shortage of words before his 49ers faced the New York Giants again. After the Niners had been smashed more than they ever had in his tenure, the second-year coach kept his comments to a minimum.
“It wasn’t a great day for any of us,” he said.
Alex Smith threw three interceptions in his worst start in almost three years, and the 49ers fell 26-3 to the Giants on Sunday at Candlestick Park in a rematch of last season’s NFC Championship Game. Read More
Alex Smith, Carlos Rogers and Kyle Williams acknowledge what some of their other San Francisco teammates might not: Today’s rematch with the New York Giants absolutely means a little more to the 49ers.
The Giants ended San Francisco’s season in frustrating fashion nearly 10 months ago — with a Super Bowl berth on the line. Read More
Niners fans are no longer booing Alex Smith and calling for his backup.
“Seems like a long time ago, longer than two years ago, for sure,” Smith said Wednesday when reminded of some of those lower points in his career.
Things are going so well these days the quarterback got the chance to meet President Barack Obama this week — and the president had been keeping tabs on his team’s progress to boot. Read More
Kyle Williams circled this week’s game against the New York Giants as soon as the NFL schedule was released in April.
He and his 49ers teammates have some unfinished business against the Super Bowl champions.
Williams’ two turnovers on punt returns played a key role in helping the Giants win last season’s NFC
Championship Game 20-17 in overtime, costing San Francisco a trip to the Super Bowl. Read More