After 4th Straight Loss, 49ers Find Things To Build OnQuarterback Colin Kaepernick found a groove in the second half and succeeded several times throwing into traffic to go without an interception, while Anquan Boldin went over 100 yards receiving and Carlos Hyde nearly ran for 100 in a balanced offensive attack.
Kaepernick Under Fire After Worst NFL Effort Of His CareerEveryone is piling on Colin Kaepernick this week after the San Francisco 49ers quarterback played like a chump on Sunday in a loss at Arizona.
Kaepernick Blocks Out Chatter About Last Week, Prepares For PackersAs far as Colin Kaepernick being angry, frustrated, or whatever other emotion might come to mind, he doesn't have time to dwell on any failures -- however magnified the mistakes might be.
Tomsula Backs Kaepernick After Loss To CardinalsComing off two straight blowout losses, San Francisco 49ers head coach Jim Tomsula remained in the corner of his starting quarterback.
Team Grades: 49ers Get Throttled By Cardinals On Way To 'F' PerformanceWe knew it might get ugly for the San Francisco 49ers against the Arizona Cardinals on the road Sunday, but we didn't think it would be that bad. The Cards jumped out to a 14-0 lead before their offense ever took the field, thanks to 49ers turnovers, and it was all downhill from there. Arizona returned two interceptions for touchdowns and registered a safety for the first time in franchise history since 1949. Yes, it was a historic day for the 49ers and their opponent.
49ers Need To Establish Identity This Week In Tough Road Test Against CardinalsThe first two weeks of the NFL season have produced opposite results for the San Francisco 49ers, and in Week 3, the team faces a stiff challenge on the road against the Arizona Cardinals.
Tomsula Takes Blame For 49ers' Lopsided Loss Against SteelersThis was one of the bad ones for Jim Tomsula in his Pittsburgh homecoming as his San Francisco 49ers took a 43-18 beating just six days after a commanding season-opening win against Minnesota when much went right.
Strong Running Game, Stout Defense Could Be Hallmarks Of 49ers SeasonComing off a stunning performance in a 20-3 win over the Minnesota Vikings at home in Monday Night Football's doubleheader in Week 1, the San Francisco 49ers seem to have rebuilt themselves a little bit in the transition from Jim Harbaugh to Jim Tomsula. As the team prepares to take the show on the road for Week 2 in Pittsburgh, it's clear that running back Carlos Hyde will be the focus of the offense, and the defense is every bit as feisty as it was during the deep playoff runs of 2011-13.
Team Grades: 49ers Defense Better Than Anyone Expected In Monday Night WinFor all the changes in personnel and the unfavorable matchups against the Minnesota Vikings, the San Francisco 49ers defense really played like it was 2011 on Monday night in the season-opening game. The passing game still has miles to go, but running back Carlos Hyde demonstrated he's more than capable of replacing Frank Gore in the lineup. Overall, it was a great night for the 49ers as they started the 2015 NFL season with a surprisingly easy victory.
49ers Begin Tomsula Era With Win Over VikingsCarlos Hyde ran for a 10-yard score late in the first half by spinning away from a defender and diving into the end zone untouched on a rare nice play in a game full of ugly ones, and added another 17-yard TD run as the San Francisco 49ers beat the Minnesota Vikings 20-3 on Monday night to win coach Jim Tomsula's debut.
Injury Report: 49ers Have Few Injury Concerns Heading Into Monday Night OpenerEvery NFL team should start the season this healthy: The San Francisco 49ers have one injury concern heading into the regular-season opener on Monday night against the Minnesota Vikings at Levi's Stadium. Cornerback Tramaine Brock—nominally the team's No. 1 corner in what is an otherwise weak secondary—has a hamstring issue, and he is listed as questionable for the game. The Niners front seven will look very strange to fans of the team, in terms of personnel changes, so Brock's presence in the defensive backfield is a big one for San Francisco.
49ers Post-Harbaugh Era Begins With A Lot Of Doubt And UncertaintyAfter almost-unmatched success during the first three years of former coach Jim Harbaugh's tenure in San Francisco, the 49ers crashed a bit last year, finishing 8-8. Now, with Harbaugh gone, the season ahead has many questions. The 49ers roster has lost much talent, especially on the defensive side of the ball, and there are questions about the future of the franchise as new coach Jim Tomsula faces a tough season ahead. Super Bowl 50 will be at Levi's Stadium, but San Francisco is a serious long shot to be playing in the game itself.