Turn the Page

As The Doors once sang, “When the music’s over, turn out the lights.” With the 17-7 loss against the Seattle Seahawks (10-4), the San Francisco 49ers (7-7) have been eliminated from playoff contention and will not make the playoffs for the first time in the Jim Harbaugh era. The Niners played a good first half, […]

December 2014 by Andy Parker

Nothing to be thankful for

The San Francisco 49ers (7-5) were the turkey on Thanksgiving night. The offense was awful. They were shut out in the first half for the first time this season, failing to pass midfield. The second half wasn’t much better, but at least Phil Dawson was able to salvage some dignity, making a 40-yard field goal. […]

November 2014 by Andy Parker

The Good, the Bad, the Kaepernick

After his first game against the Chicago Bears, Colin Kaepernick not only took Alex Smith’s job, he also became a Bay Area star. He was thrust into the national spotlight after one sensational Monday Night Football performance, and as the 2012-13 season progressed, Kap lead the 49ers to the Super Bowl. Despite the loss, he […]

November 2014 by Andy Parker

Defense powers victory

The defense bailed them out today. Another lousy offensive performance, but when your defense forces five interceptions, you’re probably going to win. Such was the case at Met Life Stadium, where the San Francisco 49ers (6-4) held on to beat the New York Giants (3-7), 16-10. The offense was blanked, again, in the 4th quarter, […]

November 2014 by Andy Parker

49ers top Saints in OT, 27-24

With less than 2 minutes left in the 4th quarter, it looked hopeless. Drew Brees just connected with Jimmy Graham to put the New Orleans Saints (4-5) up 24-21. The San Francisco 49ers (5-4) were anemic offensively, and had to go the length of the field to get into field goal range. After three straight […]

November 2014 by Andy Parker

Have Faith, Faithful

“So you’re saying there’s a chance?” Yeah, but it won’t be easy. While the Bye Week seemed to come at the right time, coupled with a favorable matchup at home, the San Francisco 49ers fumbled away a loss to the St. Louis Rams (3-5), dropping their record to 4-4. Bottom line, they should’ve never lost […]

November 2014 by Andy Parker

Maybe there’s magic in the air

I assume many of you, like myself, were jumping for joy as the San Francisco Giants won their third World Series in five years. I also assume you’re wondering why I’m beginning a San Francisco 49ers (4-3) post with talk of a different sport. Simply put, magic is in the air in the City by […]

October 2014 by Andy Parker

49ers Down Dallas, 28-17

It was a solid start to the Quest for Six. Colin Kaepernick looked terrific. Carlos Hyde was a beast. Vernon Davis can still find the end zone. Anquan Boldin effortlessly converted first downs. Everything was clicking as the San Francisco 49ers defeated the Dallas Cowboys, 28-17, opening their season with a road win before the debut […]

September 2014 by Andy Parker

Rivalry Rekindled

Whether you’re talking about The Catch, the wars in the early 90s or Owens celebrating on the star, the San Francisco 49ers and Dallas Cowboys have a rivalry dating back to the 1970s. Sunday will not only mark the start of the 2014 regular season for both teams, but the 34th meeting between the two storied NFC franchises. […]

September 2014 by Andy Parker

49ers flop in first game at Levi’s Stadium

As I’ve previously written, don’t worry too much about wins and losses in the preseason. The results and records have no bearing on the regular campaign, but getting blown out in the first game at your new stadium is not how you want to start. Peyton Manning was dominant as the Denver Broncos steamrolled the […]

August 2014 by Andy Parker