Monday night’s game against the Chicago Bears — who were 7-2 coming into the game — was supposed to be a measuring stick for a 49ers team that has been inconsistent at times this season.
They passed that test with flying colors, rolling on offense and defense on their way to a 32-7 victory that was never in doubt. Up next: a surging New Orleans Saints team that gave San Francisco all they could handle in the playoffs a season ago. Read More
Jeff Fisher and his St. Louis Rams consider the 49ers the blueprint for what so many NFL teams would love to be.
From a multifaceted, creative offense and dominant, shut-down defense to spot on special teams, and a coach who motivates in his own unique way to make a group go, the 49ers sure look to be rolling right toward another special January playoff run. Read More
Frank Gore looks at his three 100-yard rushing performances, four touchdowns and overall stellar output in the season’s first half and is quick to praise an unheralded offensive line that plays such an integral part in helping him do it.
Helping San Francisco’s entire offense shine, too. These big boys block all over the field, every which way — even if it means taking on a speedy, more athletic defensive back. Read More
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — The San Francisco 49ers are everything Rex Ryan wishes his New York Jets were.
San Francisco used a solid running game, a smothering defense, a little bit of the wildcat-style offense and even blocked a punt to cruise to a 34-0 victory Sunday. 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
Frank Gore doesn’t much believe in being overworked.
While the 49ers went to great lengths to expand their depth chart behind Gore, the team’s leading rusher with 1,211 yards last season, it is not in the prideful 29-year-old’s job description or genetic fiber to hand the ball off. Read More
Frank Gore entered the game only 22 yards short of breaking the 49ers’ team record for career rushing yards, held by Hall of Famer Joe Perry with 7,344.
On the second play of the second quarter, Gore picked up yards 21 and 22 on a two-yard run and wrote the record books as the team’s all-time leading rusher. As Gore game off the field, the crowd of 69,732 gave him a standing ovation. 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
Frank Gore is the San Francisco 49ers' new career rushing leader.Gore ran for a 2-yard gain early in the second quarter Sunday against St. Louis to give him 7,345 career yards rushing, moving him past late Hall of Famer Joe Perry (7,344) for most in franchise history. 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