San Francisco 49ers Season Recap: Slow Start, Fast Finish Brings Expectations For 2018The 49ers started the season with nine straight losses, but they finished it with five straight wins. In between, the 49ers found their quarterback of the future.
49ers Team Grades: Jimmy Garoppolo Leads Niners To Fifth Straight Win In Convincing FashionThe season may be over, but the San Francisco 49ers head into the offseason with plenty of reasons to feel optimistic about the 2018 season with Jimmy Garoppolo at the helm.
49ers Week 16 Team Grades: SF Pulls Off Big Upset Over JacksonvilleThe San Francisco 49ers started the 2017 regular season with nine losses, and now they have a chance to finish the year with a five-game winning streak after a 44-33 victory over the AFC South champion Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday afternoon at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara.
49ers Week 12 Team Grades: Seattle Smothers SF In 24-13 Victory At Levi's StadiumComing off a bye week, the San Francisco 49ers stuck with rookie quarterback C.J. Beathard, and the results were not good in a lopsided loss to the division-rival Seattle Seahawks. Backup QB Jimmy Garoppolo made his 49ers debut late in the fourth quarter and led the S.F. offense to its final score of the game.
49ers Bye Week Headlines: SF Has Played Better Than Record ShowsAs the 49ers take a week off, with the future of the team at the quarterback position somewhat up in the air, it's clear the team is better than its 1-9 record in 2017 indicates.
49ers Week 10 Team Grades: SF Gets First Win In 2017 With Solid Performance Against NY GiantsThe San Francisco 49ers didn't play a perfect game on Sunday at Levi's Stadium, but against the hapless New York Giants, they didn't need to in order get the team's first win of the season. It was a great day, nonetheless, as the 49ers beat the Giants, 31-21, to head into the bye week on a high note.
49ers Team Grades: SF Drops To 0-9 With Uninspiring Performance Against ArizonaTo think this was a winnable game a week ago now seems foolish, as the 49ers remain winless after suffering another loss, this time at home to the mediocre Cardinals.
49ers Week 4 Team Grades: Defense Breaks Down In Overtime With Game On The LineThe 49ers took the lead in OT Sunday on the road against the Cardinals, but the home team scored the only TD of the game with just 38 seconds left to steal the victory.
49ers Week 3 Team Grades: Offense Wakes Up As Defense Struggles In Exciting Home LossThursday Night Football provided us with an exciting shootout, as the Rams escaped with a 41-39 victory at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara.
49ers Team Headlines: Long 2016 Season Means Busy Offseason AheadThe San Francisco 49ers have one more game in the 2016 NFL regular season, and then the task of rebuilding this roster will be front and center.
49ers Team Grades: Kaepernick Leads S.F. To Big Comeback Win Against RamsThe 2016 San Francisco 49ers finally rose off the mat to win and break their 13-game losing streak, and they have quarterback Colin Kaepernick to thank for it. Trailing by 14 in the final quarter on the road in Los Angeles against the Rams, Kaepernick led the 49ers on two long scoring drives to secure the 22-21 win. With the victory, San Francisco assured itself of at least a two-win season, avoiding the fate of becoming the first team in franchise history to win just once.
49ers Team Headlines: San Francisco's Last Realistic Chance To Avoid 1-15Considering a home matchup against the playoff-bound Seattle Seahawks in Week 17 is the final game of the 2016 NFL regular season, this Saturday's road trip to Los Angeles represents the final real chance the San Francisco 49ers have for a win this year.
49ers Team Grades: 49ers' Defense Helpless Against Falcons In 41-13 LossThe San Francisco 49ers lost their 13th straight game on Sunday, this time dropping a 41-13 decision on the road against the Atlanta Falcons.
49ers Team Grades: San Francisco Blows Two-TD Lead, Loses In OTWith a 17-3 halftime lead over the New York Jets, it looked as though the San Francisco 49ers were going to break an 11-game losing streak on Sunday at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara. Alas, a team that has forgotten how to win fell apart in the second half, allowing the Jets to tie the score and eventually win on overtime.
Carlos Hyde Rushes For Record 141 Yards In First Half Vs. JetsHyde absolutely gashed the Jets from the outset of the game and at one point averaged 20.5 yards per carry.