49ers Team Headlines: Torrey Smith Is San Francisco's 2016 Payton Award NomineeThe San Francisco 49ers are having a forgettable season this year, losers of 11 straight games. As the team prepares to host the New York Jets this Sunday, though, there is some good news for the team. Wide receiver Torrey Smith was announced as the Niners' nominee for the 2016 Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year, annually given to the NFL player best exemplifying a commitment to philanthropy and community involvement.
49ers' Boldin, Broncos' Miller Introduce Underwood-Hunt Grammy PerformanceA Super Bowl MVP and NFL Man of the Year Award recipient made an appearance at the 58th Grammy Awards Monday.
Super Bowl Quarterback Cam Newton Wins At NFL MVP Awards In SFCam Newton is now a Super Bowl quarterback with an MVP award. Offensive Player of the Year, too.
Team Grades: 49ers Finish Tough Season With Big Overtime Win Over RamsIt didn't mean anything, really, but the San Francisco 49ers finished their 2015 season with an overtime win at home over the visiting St. Louis Rams. Give credit to the special teams which blocked the Rams OT field-goal attempt before the offense responded with the game-winning FG. With a 5-11 record, the 49ers still finished last in the NFC West Division, but the team avoided its worst season in a decade with the Week 17 victory at Levi's Stadium—the site of Super Bowl 50 in five weeks.
Boldin Says He Wants To Return To 49ersIf Anquan Boldin makes one catch in Sunday's game in Detroit, he will become the 13th player in NFL history to reach 1,000.
The Worst Offenses In San Francisco 49ers History: Where Does 2015 Rank?When NFL fans across the world think of the San Francisco 49ers, they envision Joe Montana and Steve Young throwing passes to Jerry Rice.
Don't Let The Final Score Fool You, The 49ers Were Bad In Win Over BengalsThe San Francisco 49ers lost at home on Sunday to the Cincinnati Bengals by a score of 24-14, but the game wasn't that close. The Bengals led 24-0 late in the third quarter, and the 49ers turned the ball over four times on the day while committing a whopping 11 penalties overall.
Team Grades: Niners Take A Huge Step Backward Against BrownsHoping to build off momentum from their first road win of the week in Chicago last Sunday, the San Francisco 49ers faced the worst team in the league this week—and lost badly.
Injury Report: Injuries Continue To Hurt 49ers Lineup And Depth Late In SeasonAs if the San Francisco 49ers haven't had enough injuries issues in 2015, the problem keeps getting worse as the final four games of the season draw near. Heading into their matchup in Cleveland on Sunday, the 49ers may be without one of their defensive stalwarts while key offensive players are also nursing serious injuries. It seems as if 2016 can't come soon enough for the San Francisco organization.
Team Grades: 49ers Fight Hard At Home In Narrow Loss To CardinalsOnce again, the San Francisco 49ers played much better at home on the Levi's Stadium turf than they do on the road, but it wasn't enough to beat the NFC West-leading Arizona Cardinals.
Team Grades: 49ers Defense Doesn't Show Up In SeattleOnce they woke up, the San Francisco 49ers played a decent game on Sunday against the Seattle Seahawks on the road. Unfortunately, the 49ers were behind 20-0 before they started to compete.
Injury Report: 49ers To Take On Seahawks Without Boldin And HydeThe San Francisco 49ers got 168 yards from running back Carlos Hyde in Week 1 against the Minnesota Vikings, but in the eight games since then, the 49ers have gotten just 302 yards from the oft-injured Hyde. It now looks like San Francisco won't have their No. 1 running back for this Sunday's road contest against the Seattle Seahawks, due to a continuing and lingering foot injury. That will put the pressure on quarterback Blaine Gabbert to take on the Legion of Boom without much support.