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.
Team Grades: 49ers Finish Tough Season With Big Overtime Win Over RamsIt didn't mean anything, really, but the San Francisco 49ers finished their 2015 season with an overtime win at home over the visiting St. Louis Rams. Give credit to the special teams which blocked the Rams OT field-goal attempt before the offense responded with the game-winning FG. With a 5-11 record, the 49ers still finished last in the NFC West Division, but the team avoided its worst season in a decade with the Week 17 victory at Levi's Stadium—the site of Super Bowl 50 in five weeks.
Team Grades: 49ers Start Strong In Motown But Fade In Second HalfThe San Francisco 49ers scored a touchdown in the first quarter Sunday against the Detroit Lions, the first time the S.F. offense had managed an early TD all season. When the 49ers tied the score with 40 seconds left in the first half, things looked good for San Francisco. But it wasn't to be, as Detroit shut out the 49ers in the second half on the way to a 32-17 victory at Ford Field.