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GameDay: Poetic Justice For Niners In New Orleans

This wasn’t a pretty game from San Francisco’s perspective. But in the face of desperation, beauty is only skin deep.

11/09/2014

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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

Kicker Matt Prater #5 of the Denver Broncos attempts a point after kick as Britton Colquitt #4 holds the ball against the Philadelphia Eagles at Sports Authority Field Field at Mile High on September 29, 2013 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Dustin Bradford/Getty Images)

Fantasy Football: Top 10 NFL Kickers To Draft

Let’s not kid ourselves: a kicker is not going to win you a fantasy title. But in a tight match-up, you’ll take all the points you can get. All of these players are last-round selections, but you might as well have a strategy for crafting your kicker rankings.

08/15/2014

Kicker Phil Dawson #9 of the San Francisco 49ers kicks a 55-yard field goal against the Kansas City Chiefs during the first half on August 16, 2013 at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Peter Aiken/Getty Images)

Kicker Dawson Expected To Return For 49ers, ‘Hitner’ Appears Headed To Cleveland

Veteran kicker Phil Dawson says he’s returning to the San Francisco 49ers for the 2014 season.

03/11/2014

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - DECEMBER 08: Phil Dawson #9 of the San Francisco 49ers kicks a twenty two yard field goal against the Seattle Seahawks with thirty one seconds left in the fourth quarter at Candlestick Park on December 8, 2013 in San Francisco, California. The 49ers won the game 19-17. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

Phil Dawson And Defense Fuel 49er Victory

In a game that they had to win, San Francisco responded. They beat the best team in the NFC, (record-wise) and remain in control of their playoff destiny.

12/09/2013

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Kicking Game Is No Longer 49ers Achilles Heel

While the 49ers have had arguably the best punter in the game the past few seasons, the same can’t be said for their kicking game. Last year Special teams play hurt San Francisco during the regular season and again in Super Bowl. So far in 2013, the 49ers have shored up this weakness, and continue to strengthen their argument as the most complete team in the league.

10/23/2013

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49ers Rely On Rookie And Veteran To Fill Voids

The 49ers had two big holes to fill this offseason, with the departure of Dashon Goldson and the release of David Akers. It would be impossible to have any sustained success with question marks at both positions, but after the Week 1 performances of Phil Dawson and Eric Reid, it appears that the 49ers have found a short-term replacement for Akers, and long-term answer for Goldson.

09/11/2013

Kicker Phil Dawson #9 of the San Francisco 49ers kicks a 55-yard field goal against the Kansas City Chiefs during the first half on August 16, 2013 at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Peter Aiken/Getty Images)

Veteran Kicker Dawson Ready For Fresh Start With 49ers

Phil Dawson has been to Candlestick Park for numerous kicking workouts to try to learn the stadium’s tricky wind. He has hit it off with his teammates and begun to settle into life in the Bay Area—his first major move in more than a decade.

09/05/2013

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Fantasy Football: Top 12 Kickers To Draft

Here’s the deal with kickers. You’re not drafting one until the last round. Here’s our top 12 kickers to draft.

08/08/2013

Anquan Boldin at training camp. (Photo courtesy: San Francisco 49ers)

Boldin, Dawson Proving To Be Nice Acquisitions For Niners

You can watch new San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Anquan Boldin flash across the middle of the practice field, then turn to snag a Colin Kaepernick dart – just as Michael Crabtree did a year ago.

07/31/2013

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