The first matchup between two 10-win teams on “Monday Night Football” since 1997 turned into a defensive battle that even the stadium got involved in as the 49ers earned a 20-3 win over the Pittsburgh Steelers.
The turning point was a sack by Aldon Smith and a fumble recovery by Justin Smith on the Pittsburgh 17-yard line with 11:30 left in the fourth quarter. Read More
It’s time for the 49ers to raise the stakes, reduce the margin of error and find the efficiency. When the Niners take the field against the Pittsburgh Steelers on Monday night, with a national prime-time audience looking on, they will have a stage that will provide them yet another chance to sharpen their ailing red-zone game. Read More
Jim Harbaugh was talking about criticism, conceding when the 49ers lose, there will be second-guessing.
“The whys for what happened,” he calls it. The worry is not what happened, but what didn’t happen, with the 49ers unable to get a victory.
“They’re the hunted now,” Harbaugh said of his Niners, after winning the division, surprising everyone — except maybe the Niners themselves — and compiling a record tied for second-best in the NFL. Read More
IPods, iPhones, Xboxes and other electronics are most likely to pop up on holiday shopping lists, but there’s another hot item that may surprise some shoppers this December: 49ers tickets. Read More
The 49ers will look back on their Thanksgiving and be thankful.
That’s because their Thanksgiving night loss gave them a preview of the NFL’s postseason, and provided a crystal clear look at what they’ll need to improve over the final five weeks of the regular season if they hope to win a Super Bowl.
Against the Baltimore Ravens, the atmosphere was bigger. The intensity ramped up. Read More
He was wearing a 49ers hat the other day, to which you would say, of course. But Alex Smith more often is seen in a Giants hat. Or on occasion, as a salute to his first love, a team of which he always will be a fan, the San Diego Padres.
“I’ve always worn something,” he said about his personal preference. Read More
Some get tattoos, while others tailgate and dress up. But when a 1972 Oldsmobile Cutlass drove past Chris Mejia while at work nearly 10 years ago, he knew exactly how he was going to showcase his 49ers pride. Read More
Brothers Jim and John Harbaugh go head to head in the first NFL game with sibling head coaches on each side of the field. The brothers have always liked to compete, and it can’t get much better than this. Read More
At last Sunday’s 49ers home win against the Arizona Cardinals, Bayview housing cops patrolled the parking lots and made a bust, according to Bayview station police.Around 3:50 p.m., cops spotted two feet sticking out of a vehicle parked in one of the dirt parking lots on Griffith Street. The suspect then got out of the car, looked both ways and began walking away quickly, police said.The cops knew the suspect, who has had previous run-ins with police. Read More
The 49ers are 9-1, second only to the Green Bay Packers’ perfect 10-0, and that’s an accurate summation of their season.
Coming out of the gate, the 49ers stumbled in their second game, an overtime loss to the Dallas Cowboys. Since then, they’ve met every challenge. To summarize:
- In Week 4, they mounted a second-half comeback behind Alex Smith in Philadelphia to beat the Eagles 24-23 with Justin Smith stripping the ball from an Eagles receiver to save the win. Read More