49ers Team Headlines: Five-Year Decline Of Defense In San FranciscoIn 2011, the San Francisco 49ers defense gave up just 14.3 points per game in the regular season, as the team went 13-3 and hosted the NFC Championship Game. In every season since then, however, the 49ers have gotten a little less intimidating on defense to the point that the San Francisco defense is the worst in the NFL in 2016. The team is giving up 31.3 points per game this year, which is a big reason for a nine-game losing streak that has the 49ers headed toward their worst season since 2004.
49ers Studs And Duds: Kerley, Reid Bright Spots In A Dim San Francisco SeasonThe San Francisco 49ers are 1-6 after eight weeks of NFL play, and coming out of the bye week, the prospects aren't good for too many more victories in 2016. However, the 49ers have some players that are doing really well this season, despite the overall six-game losing streak and the sinking hopes in San Francisco.
San Francisco 49ers Team Headlines: How Many More Games Will The 49ers Win This Season?This is a frequently asked question during the San Francisco 49ers' bye week as the team has lost six games in a row after a Week 1 upset victory at home over the Los Angeles Rams. How many wins does the team have left in its schedule? After losing those six straight by more than 100 points combined, it doesn't look good for San Francisco the rest of the way.
Injury Report: 49ers Face Bills On Road With Defensive Injury Woes AplentyThis season hasn't gotten off to the start the San Francisco 49ers had hoped for, and with all the attention focused on a QB change this week, it's been easy to overlook the injury problems facing the 49ers defense.
San Francisco 49ers Season In Review: Tough Going For Tomsula And KaepernickThe 2015 San Francisco 49ers didn't stand much of a chance, considering how much talent the defense lost from the previous season. Injuries didn't help, nor did the ineffectiveness of starting quarterback Colin Kaepernick.
Injury Report: 49ers Defense Will Be Without Wilhoite Again This SundayAfter missing workouts on both Wednesday and Thursday with his ankle injury, San Francisco 49ers linebacker and tackling machine Michael Wilhoite looks like he will miss another game this weekend as the team heads to Detroit to take on the Lions at Ford Field.
Injury Report: Injuries Continue To Hurt 49ers Lineup And Depth Late In SeasonAs if the San Francisco 49ers haven't had enough injuries issues in 2015, the problem keeps getting worse as the final four games of the season draw near. Heading into their matchup in Cleveland on Sunday, the 49ers may be without one of their defensive stalwarts while key offensive players are also nursing serious injuries. It seems as if 2016 can't come soon enough for the San Francisco organization.
Injury Report: 49ers Head To Chicago With Banged-Up LinebackersThe Chicago Bears have a couple of dynamic running backs ready to take advantage of the San Francisco 49ers defensive injury woes, which include three linebackers that were limited in workouts on Thursday. Otherwise, the 49ers have no new major injury concerns as they head to the Midwest to face off against the Bears on Sunday at Soldier Field. Instead, the team can focus on winning its first road game of the 2015 regular season.
Injury Report: 49ers Have Few Injury Worries For SundayThe 3-7 San Francisco 49ers host the 8-2 Arizona Cardinals on Sunday at Levi's Stadium, and they do so with no new injury concerns. Some of the same players are still nicked up, of course, and running back Carlos Hyde remains questionable for the Week 12 matchup.
5 Things The 49ers Have To Be Thankful For This SeasonEven though it's been a season of turmoil for the San Francisco 49ers, there are still many things the organization has to be thankful for this Thanksgiving. As the teams and fans enjoy the holiday on Thursday, they should keep in mind their good fortune in relation to other NFL teams.
Injury Report: 49ers To Take On Seahawks Without Boldin And HydeThe San Francisco 49ers got 168 yards from running back Carlos Hyde in Week 1 against the Minnesota Vikings, but in the eight games since then, the 49ers have gotten just 302 yards from the oft-injured Hyde. It now looks like San Francisco won't have their No. 1 running back for this Sunday's road contest against the Seattle Seahawks, due to a continuing and lingering foot injury. That will put the pressure on quarterback Blaine Gabbert to take on the Legion of Boom without much support.
Injury Report: Health Isn't Improving For Sinking 49ers In Week 9The San Francisco 49ers are going nowhere in 2015, and this week's organizational choices have demonstrated that. Adding more fuel to the "tanking" conversation is the long list of injured players that can't contribute on the field this week against the Atlanta Falcons at home. Six players were unable to workout on Thursday, and that includes key pieces like cornerback Kenneth Acker, wide receiver Anquan Boldin, offensive guard Alex Boone and running back Carlos Hyde.