Colin Kaepernick

Quarterback Colin Kaepernick #7 of the San Francisco 49ers walks out onto the field for the fourth quarter of their game against the Chicago Bears at Levi's Stadium on September 14, 2014 in Santa Clara, California. (Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Daily Madden: Penalties And Turnovers Ruin 49ers Game Plan

“You have a lead like that at home, there’s no way you should lose that game,” John Madden told the KCBS radio morning crew. “Turnovers and penalties will probably do it every time. When you have that lead at home and you have a pretty good defense and a pretty good running game, you have to be able to control that game.”

CONNECT WITH KCBS–09/15/2014

SANTA CLARA, CA - SEPTEMBER 14: Running back Matt Forte #22 of the Chicago Bears gets hit by free safety Eric Reid #35 of the San Francisco 49ers during the second quarter of their game at Levi's Stadium on September 14, 2014 in Santa Clara, California. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

Bears Spoil 49ers Home Opener With 28-20 Win

Jay Cutler passed for three fourth-quarter touchdowns after much of Chicago’s starting defense went down, and the Bears beat the San Francisco 49ers 28-20 Sunday night to spoil their Levi’s Stadium debut.

09/14/2014

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49ers Offense Needs More Consistency For Home Opener Against Bears

The San Francisco 49ers won their first game of the 2014 season, but they didn’t generate enough offense consistently on their own. Gifted four turnovers by the Dallas Cowboys, the 49ers didn’t score at all in the second half of the game. They’ll need to make sure they create their own opportunities in Week Two against the Chicago Bears at the Levi’s Stadium opener.

09/10/2014

Running back Frank Gore #21 of the San Francisco 49ers is tackled by outside linebacker Anthony Hitchens #59 of the Dallas Cowboys as he rushes the football during the second half of the NFL game at AT&T Stadium on September 7, 2014 in Arlington, Texas. The 49ers defeated the Cowboys 28-17. (Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Daily Madden: 49ers Versatility Is Key To Success

The 49er defense shined in San Francisco’s 28-17 victory over the Cowboys in Dallas Sunday. But John Madden says don’t forget about the offense.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–09/08/2014

San Francisco 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh talks with Colin Kaepernick #7 of the San Francisco 49ers on the sideline against the Dallas Cowboys in the first half at AT&T Stadium on September 7, 2014 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

49ers (For Now) Silence Critics, Hold Off Cowboys In Opener

All the problems that seemed to be facing the 49ers were worked out on the field. The offense looked fine, the defense stepped up and the result was a road win, that was far from a lock. f the 49ers can continue to improve, they will be back in the thick of things at the end of the season.

09/08/2014

49ers v Cowboys

49ers Open Season With 28-17 Win Over Dallas Cowboys

Colin Kaepernick looked ready to lead the San Francisco 49ers to another NFC championship game. Tony Romo looked rusty for the Dallas Cowboys.

09/07/2014

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Daily Madden: 49ers Will Be Challenged On Defense

The 49ers open their season against the Cowboys in Dallas Sunday. John Madden told the KCBS Radio morning crew he expects San Francisco to win, but is concerned they’ll be giving up more points this season.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–09/05/2014

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49ers And Cowboys Revisit Rivalry In 2014 Season Opener

The 49ers and Cowboys meet in Week 1, and the winner will be the team whose defense steps up. While the 49ers defense is top tier, they will be without some key players and going against an elite offense.

09/02/2014

Chris Culliver #29 of the San Francisco 49ers returning a kick off gets tackled by Shiloh Keo #31 of the Houston Texans during an NFL pre-season football game at Candlestick Park August 27, 2011 in San Francisco. (Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

49ers’ Kaepernick Not Worried About Offense Ahead Of Final Preseason Match Vs. Houston Texans On KPIX 5

49ers at Houston Texans, Friday at 5:00 pm on KPIX 5 HOUSTON (AP) — San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick will probably get one series Friday in the teams final preseason game against the Houston […]

08/28/2014

Quarterback Colin Kaepernick #7 of the San Francisco 49ers shakes hands with quarterback Russell Wilson #3 of the Seattle Seahawks after the Seahawks defeated the 49ers 23-17 during the 2014 NFC Championship at CenturyLink Field on January 19, 2014 in Seattle, Washington.  (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

9 People Who Liked What They Saw On The Kaepernick-Wilson Sports Illustrated Cover

For the second straight year, Colin Kaepernick is the coverboy of the Sports Illustrated NFL preview edition published on the West Coast, but unlike last year, the 2014 spread – with rival quarterback Russell Wilson – is turning as many heads as the swimsuit issue.

08/28/2014

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