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
Quit the giggling. There’s work left to be done. When the 49ers, holders of the NFL’s second-best record take the field this afternoon, they’ll find themselves facing a new challenge. They’re supposed to beat the Arizona Cardinals, the first of five seemingly easy affairs left on their schedule. Read More
There are similarities between the 1981 49ers and this year’s team, especially the fact that the success of both teams was totally unexpected.
But the reaction of their fans has been quite different.
In 1981, as the team began piling victory upon victory — especially the 45-14 dismantling of the Dallas Cowboys in the sixth game of the season — fans grew very excited. I went to a couple of 49ers Booster Club meetings and they were positively giddy. Read More
Vic Fangio, the 49ers defensive coordinator, said last week that he hasn’t seen another NFL team running Bill Walsh’s offense. He’s right, despite all the talk about the West Coast offense. And, the 49ers under Jim Harbaugh don’t run it, either. Read More
Critics take note: As the Alex Smith redemption tour makes its way to the nation’s capital Sunday for the 49ers-Redskins game, San Francisco’s once favorite whipping boy is now the NFL’s eighth-rated passer. Who’da thunk it? Read More
It’s a whole different ballgame.
From here, the 49ers must prove they can play with expectations tapping them on their shoulders.
The scene in Santa Clara has shifted 180 degrees. Seven weeks ago, the Cleveland Browns were supposed to be the up-and-coming franchise, and a big challenge for the 49ers. Now, the 49ers are considered shoo-ins to win this afternoon. Read More
Why has Jim Harbaugh been able to turn the 49ers around?
Part of it is lineage. Harbaugh’s father was a coach, and both Jim and his brother, John, are now successful NFL head coaches. The 49ers’ game in Baltimore with the Ravens, coached by John Harbaugh, should be a lulu, which is why the NFL has scheduled it for Thanksgiving Day. Read More
Maybe they should rename it bye-bye week. NFL teams have been getting their break, and many subsequently have been breaking down. That sobering thought was presented Wednesday at Ninerville by Alex Smith, who along with his teammates is coming off a bye. Read More
And on the seventh weekend of the NFL season, the 49ers rested.
The 49ers’ body of work so far has been so off the charts, it defies anybody from saying they saw it coming.
The No. 2 defense in the league. Sweeping three games played in the Eastern Time Zone. A 2½-game lead in the division. Frank Gore looking as good as new. Alex Smith looking better than new. Read More