The 49ers-Seahawks game that could decide the NFC West is moving to prime time.
The NFL said Monday that San Francisco’s matchup with Seattle on Dec. 23 would be on NBC’s “Sunday Night Football.”
Starting in Week 11, the league’s flexible scheduling policy allows it to move a more appealing game to Sunday night. This is the first time this season a switch has been made. Read More
Niners coach Jim Harbaugh said Monday that linebacker Aldon Smith spoke with general manager Trent Baalke about what happened during the bye week while the player visited his former college, Missouri.
The 23-year-old Smith denied on Twitter a report last Thursday that he had been attacked earlier in the day outside a restaurant in Columbia, Mo., saying, “Didn’t get jumped — stop asking.” There was no formal police report filed. Read More
The fortunes of professional sports teams are fickle. Take the Bay Area, for example. The Giants are early into what appears to be another decade of success following the disappointment of 2011. The frugal A’s are in the midst of an unlikely playoff push following years of inadequacy. The Warriors, largely hapless since the 2006-07 “We Believe” season, have rebuilt virtually their entire program in the past year. Read More
Fans had a lot to celebrate after the 49ers’ NFC West-clinching victory Sunday — and they were given every opportunity to revel in the glory. Read More
The Gatorade bath found the back of coach Jim Harbaugh with less than two minutes left in the fourth quarter as the 49ers broke their playoff drought, beating the St. Louis Rams 26-0 to claim their first NFC West title since 2002.
“We’ve had some tough years here and to get the opportunity to play in the postseason ... it’s a blessing,” San Francisco running back Frank Gore said. Read More
Ah, those 49ers. They’re boring. They haven’t beaten anybody. Their secondary is vulnerable. Their quarterback doesn’t match up to Aaron Rodgers, Tom Brady or Drew Brees.
All they do is win. After Sunday’s 26-0 win over the offensively challenged St. Louis Rams, they stand at 10-2, the second-best record in the NFL, and they’ve won the NFC West. They must be doing something right. Read More
SAN FRANCISCO — Jim Harbaugh delivered exactly what the San Francisco 49ers hired him for back in January: a playoff berth and NFC West title in his first season running the show. So much for the lockout slowing him down. Read More
In sports, you win some and lose some. And this year, the 49ers have won — mostly. But despite having an affirmed grasp on the NFC West, coach Jim Harbaugh still hates to lose — even to older brother, and Baltimore Ravens coach, John. Thanksgiving Day’s 16-6 loss to Baltimore was only San Francisco’s second this season. And if one can simplify Harbaugh’s winning method, it’s that what’s next is more important than what just happened. Read More
Five keys to the 49ers' season
1. Smith takes control Read More