49ers Team Grades: San Francisco Defenseless Against New Orleans In 41-23 LossThe game at Levi's Stadium on Sunday between the San Francisco 49ers and the New Orleans Saints went down just as most suspected: The great Saints offense shredded the poor 49ers defense, and on the other side of the ball, the bad San Francisco offense couldn't do enough against the ugly New Orleans defense.
WATCH: Colin Kaepernick Connects With Vance McDonald For 65-Yard TDThe TD grab was the sixth of McDonald's career and his third of the season.
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.
Team Grades: 49ers Fight Hard At Home In Narrow Loss To CardinalsOnce again, the San Francisco 49ers played much better at home on the Levi's Stadium turf than they do on the road, but it wasn't enough to beat the NFC West-leading Arizona Cardinals.
49ers Really Need Boldin And Hyde To Heal During Bye WeekWith an extra week of preparation and rest before they head up to Seattle for a November 22 matchup against the hated Seahawks, the San Francisco 49ers are hoping that wide receiver Anquan Boldin and running back Carlos Hyde heal well enough to face the final seven games of the season with confidence. The 49ers offense is the worst in the NFL by almost any measurement, and without Boldin and Hyde, there's no chance it improves.
Injury Report: 49ers Look Healthy For Sunday Night FootballAfter having a few too many injuries in recent weeks, the San Francisco 49ers are much healthier heading into their Sunday Night Football matchup with the New York Giants on the road. Only five players have reported football injuries, although each is deemed questionable for the Week 5 game.
Injury Report: 49ers Need Everyone Healthy To Beat Packers This SundayRemember when the San Francisco 49ers had such a short injury report? We knew it wouldn't last. In the modern NFL, someone is always getting hurt. It's the nature of the sport.
Injury Report: 49ers Have Several Injury Concerns Before Big Road Game In ArizonaOne week after having a single player on the injury report, the San Francisco 49ers approach their Week 3 road contest against the Arizona Cardinals with seven players on the weekly list. Good health doesn't last forever in the NFL, and the 49ers will need all the bodies they can get on Sunday against the NFC West division leaders.
49ers Rookie Vance McDonald Continues To Make StridesVance McDonald has been fortunate to spend his rookie summer as the understudy to veteran San Francisco tight end Vernon Davis, who has been eager to take McDonald on as a little brother and teammate, to guide him through the rigors of training camp and the regular season.
49ers Select TE McDonald With 55th Pick Of DraftThe San Francisco 49ers have filled another big need, trading up to select Rice tight end Vance McDonald with the 55th selection of the NFL draft. The 6-foot-4, 262-pound McDonald caught 119 passes for 1,504 yards and 15 touchdowns in college.