After scoring 10 points in the past two games combined, the 49er offense finally woke up. Frank Gore and Anquan Boldin lead the way as San Francisco snapped their first losing streak under Jim Harbaugh, exacting revenge on a St. Louis team that had the 49ers number last season.
Colin Kaepernick threw two touchdown passes, Frank Gore had his first 100-yard game of the season and the San Francisco 49ers’ defense stepped up without some of their stars in a 35-11 rout over the St. Louis Rams on Thursday night.
While noting the 49ers lost to two very good teams in the Seahawks and Colts the last two weeks, Madden said those games exposed another 49er weakness.
The 49ers and Seahawks met Sunday night, and for the second straight meeting, the Seattle defense was the difference. This game featured the two top dogs of the NFC West, and the Seahawks sent a message not only to the defending division winner, but one to the entire NFL.
Green Bay linebacker Clay Matthews was fined $15,000 for a hit on San Francisco quarterback Colin Kaepernick during the teams’ season opener.
The NFL’s best, and newest rivalry will be renewed Sunday Night when the San Francisco 49ers and Seattle Seahawks meet at Century Link Field. The NFC West foes will look to make a statement at the others expense, in what is arguably a battle of the NFL’s two best teams.
The San Francisco 49ers beat the Green Bay Packers 34-28 Sunday based largely on a strong passing game. “Green Bay had the whole off-season to work on what they were going to do against the 49ers,” John Madden told the KCBS Radio morning crew.
The 49ers and Packers are expected to be two of the last teams standing this season, and they showed why in Sunday’s game. The two waged war for four quarters, with each team holding a lead in the 4th, before San Francisco was able to take control and hold off Green Bay to earn the win.
The 49ers made a key offseason move when they traded for Anquan Boldin. The star wide receiver for the Baltimore Ravens haunted 49er fans everywhere during the Super Bowl, now he is their best receiving bet on the field.
You can watch new San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Anquan Boldin flash across the middle of the practice field, then turn to snag a Colin Kaepernick dart – just as Michael Crabtree did a year ago.