From the play up front of a physical line, to the lead blocking of fullback Bruce Miller, to the spirited running of halfback Frank Gore, the ground game has carried a San Francisco offense that ranks No. 1 in the NFL in rushing but is last in the league in passing.
Bruce Miller is a key to the 49ers rushing success but will get little attention as the fullback. A late-minute decision by both him and the 49ers are the reason he is probably in the NFL today, which is a good thing for both him and San Francisco.
Wideout Braylon Edwards is among the San Francisco 49ers who are beat up heading into a week during which they hope to clinch the NFC West and their first playoff berth since 2002.
There’s nothing fancy about the way the San Francisco 49ers are running away with the NFC West.
The San Francisco 49ers reached agreement Wednesday on a five-year contract with defensive lineman Ray McDonald, according to a person with knowledge of the negotiations.
The Niners added depth to their depleted backfield Saturday, taking Oklahoma State running back Kendall Hunter with the 115th overall pick in the fourth round of the NFL draft — the first of eight selections by San Francisco on the draft’s final day.