The visiting Miami Dolphins knew that they would have their hands full against the San Francisco 49ers. The game was close for most of the day, but due to another strong defensive performance by San Francisco, aided by one big Miami mistake, the 49ers were able to outlast their opponent and remain the second seed in the NFC playoff picture.
Frank Gore ran for a 1-yard touchdown, reached 1,000 yards rushing for the sixth time in his career, as the San Francisco 49ers beat the Miami Dolphins 27-13 on Sunday.
An injury report is rarely exciting, but this week 49ers should be hopeful that A.J. Jenkins may be called upon due to a (relatively) minor injury to Mario Manningham. If the rookie is not on the field at some point it will mean more snaps for Randy Moss, and indicate that Jenkins has not shown his coaches that he deserves to be playing.
The 49ers aren’t expected to have much trouble against the Dolphins at Candlestick Sunday. But John Madden told the KCBS morning crew there’s more to this game than putting another “W” in the win column.
After suffering just their 3rd loss of the season last week, its important for the 49ers to avoid a losing streak on Sunday. Standing in their way of getting back in the winning column will be the Miami Dolphins, who have played well in spots, but overall have not had a good season. This one does not appear to be close on paper, but the 49ers proved just last week that there are no easy victories.
Rookie quarterback LaMichael James may get his first chance to play Sunday when the 49ers meet the Dolphins at Candlestick.
The Atlanta Falcons edged the Dallas Cowboys 19-13 Sunday to stay undefeated at 8-0. The Falcons are the NFL’s only unbeaten team.
The 49ers dominated the Detroit Lions on both sides of the ball in a 27-19 victory at Candlestick Park Sunday.
Reggie Bush ran for 172 yards and two touchdowns Sunday, and the Miami Dolphins won a home opener for the first time since 2005 by beating the Raiders 35-13.
The 0-1 Raiders travel to Miami to face the 0-1 Dolphins Sunday. John Madden told the KCBS morning crew the Raiders need to take a lesson from the Green Bay Packers, who bounced back from their loss to the 49ers last weekend with a convincing win over the Chicago Bears.