Justin Smith batted down Eli Manning’s pass in the waning seconds of the New York quarterback’s comeback try, stopping the Giants for a 27-20 victory Sunday in a matchup of NFC division leaders.
Alex Smith was in a few precarious positions in his first game under Jim Harbaugh: throwing blocks, diving for a touchdown and getting a bear hug from the new San Francisco 49ers coach.
Ted Ginn Jr. returned a kickoff and a punt for touchdowns in a minute’s span late in the fourth quarter, and the San Francisco 49ers gave Jim Harbaugh a 33-17 victory over the Seattle Seahawks in his much-hyped NFL debut and renewed coaching rivalry with Pete Carroll.
The San Francisco 49ers still are in learning mode as they prepare for Sunday’s season opener, and nobody really knows what to expect from the team’s new offense, except for the offensive catalyst.
Jim Harbaugh has gone against conventional wisdom since the moment he arrived at San Francisco 49ers headquarters.
The San Francisco 49ers have cut ties with cornerback Nate Clements.
San Francisco 49ers tight end Vernon Davis believes the NFL lockout has been good for Alex Smith but he said the veteran quarterback is “on his last straw” with the team.
The Bay Area economic impact of the NFL lockout is a tale of two cities. San Francisco stands to lose millions of dollars, while Oakland could actually come out ahead.
The San Francisco 49ers would welcome back quarterback Alex Smith and said it’s up to the 2005 first overall pick to decide if he wants to return.
The San Francisco 49ers were given permission Tuesday to talk to Oakland Raiders offensive coordinator Hue Jackson about their head coach opening.