Four days removed from the Mile High torching they received via the throwing arm of Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning, the 49ers will face yet another elite QB of the AFC West.
Heading into their final exhibition contest before the start of the regular season in Green Bay, the 49ers will host the San Diego Chargers, and likely quarterback Philip Rivers, today at Candlestick Park. Read More
The 49ers’ starting lineup is mostly set, but coach Jim Harbaugh has plenty he’s looking for his team to accomplish as San Francisco prepares for Thursday night’s preseason finale at home against San Diego. Read More
At times, the NFL preseason should be called the overreaction season. The 49ers were down 17-0 in the first quarter of Sunday’s game against the Denver Broncos? Someone call Chicken Little because the sky must be falling.
Alex Smith fumbles a snap from under center that Denver recovers? See, Smith’s hands ARE too small after all. Read More
Peyton Manning got the jump on the 49ers. The 49ers overtook him in the end, though.
David Akers kicked four of his five field goals in the second half and San Francisco withstood Peyton Manning’s first two touchdown passes since joining the Denver Broncos to give the 49ers a 29-24 exhibition victory on Sunday. Read More
SANTA CLARA — With training camp winding down, the 49ers are still sifting through some position battles after bringing in a slew of new faces on offense through free agency and the draft.
Alex Boone appears close to nailing down the starting right guard job, while the backup quarterback job remains tight and a deep group of wide receivers vie for playing time. Read More
Although Alex Smith has established himself as the 49ers’ starting quarterback, Friday’s preseason opener against Minnesota provides an opportunity for backup quarterback Colin Kaepernick to show he’s capable of performing when needed.
Kaepernick has been the team’s No. 2 quarterback in camp, and he has a clear idea of what he wants to demonstrate. Read More
The 49ers completed their first week of training camp without major issues or significant injuries. However, red-zone inefficiency on offense continued and a clear option at backup quarterback failed to emerge.The 49ers scored points in the red zone on 50 of their 54 drives inside the opponents’ 20 last season, but only 22 of those scores were touchdowns. The 40.7 touchdown-conversion rate ranked third-worst in the league. Read More
Wide receiver is a position where the 49ers needed an upgrade, as evidenced by the addition of veterans Randy Moss and Mario Manningham and rookie A.J. Jenkins, who was the team’s first-round draft choice. Read More
Despite the near-hysteria of the last two weeks, it seems that Peyton Manning never seriously thought of coming to the 49ers.Consider: Read More
Signing Peyton Manning would get 49ers fans very excited, but it could be a disastrous move.
History tells us that quarterbacks who have built a Hall of Fame résumé with one team, as Manning certainly has, usually can’t replicate their success with new teams.
The one exception in 60 years is Norm Van Brocklin, who went from the Rams to the Eagles and led Philadelphia to an NFL championship. Read More