Frank Gore ran for a pair of second-half touchdowns and the 49ers rebounded from a 17-0 deficit to beat the Atlanta Falcons 28-24 in the NFC championship game Sunday, sending San Francisco to the Super Bowl for the first time since 1995.
The top-seeded Falcons (14-4) tried to pull out another season-saving drive at the end, but Matt Ryan's fourth-down pass for Roddy White with 1:13 remaining was knocked down by San Francisco linebacker NaVorro Bowman. Read More
Over the past week, the 49ers have gone from a team many so-called experts were predicting to lose in their playoff opener against the Green Bay Packers to the national media’s new darling. 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.” Read More
Neil Patrick Harris is featured in a new Super Bowl ad, with the “Feb. 3, 2013” date of the game printed onto eye black on his face in what some are interpreting as an allusion to Tim Tebow, who has been known to do the same thing with Bible verses. Read More
The Green Bay Packers beat the Chicago Bears 21-13 on Sunday to secure a place in the playoffs, while the Atlanta Falcons showed they will be a force to be reckoned with in the postseason by smashing the New York Giants 34-0.
The Giants’ first shutout since 1996 blew the race for the top spot in the NFC East wide open, with the Washington Redskins and Dallas Cowboys joining New York in a three-way tie at 8-6. Read More
The 49ers are a model organization, which is the biggest reason to believe they’ll be serious contenders for a Super Bowl slot in the second half of the season.
The front office, mainly general manager Trent Baalke, prepared well for this season, keeping the team mostly together and improving it with free agent signings. The result is a roster so deep that good players are inactive, waiting their turn. Read More
On Oct. 16, we learned that our fair city is a finalist to host the 2016 Super Bowl. The other finalist is Miami, and our campaign to win is in full swing. While the headline at sfsuperbowl.com says, “Bring the Bowl to the Bay” it’s abundantly clear that “the Bay” means “San Francisco.” Although the stadium for the 49ers is being built in Santa Clara, that city’s mayor, Jamie Matthews, has been rather subdued compared to our jubilant Mayor Ed Lee. 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
The 49ers didn’t need to paint the Mona Lisa to beat the New York Jets on the road Sunday. They just needed to return to the formula that worked so well last season: run the ball, stop the run and win the so-called “turnover battle.”
Tape of this week’s 34-0 blowout win won’t be shipped off to the Louvre any time soon. But it was a textbook example of how coach Jim Harbaugh likes to win football games. Read More
They were only 2-0, and already pegged as Super Bowl favorites.
But San Francisco’s humbling pummeling last weekend in Minnesota illustrated precisely why the Lombardi Trophy isn’t awarded a mere two weeks into an NFL season.
“I think when you come off a loss,” 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh said, “you wanna get back to work and make darn sure it doesn’t happen again.” Read More