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

Amid drama, 49ers beat Chiefs, 22-17

This week brought out some of the worst parts I’ve seen from the franchise and fan base. Gone are the times of honest discourse regarding the team. Now fans lash out at media members for doing simply their job; stating an opinion. Folks, you don’t have to agree with them, let alone listen. It seems […]

October 2014 by Andy Parker

49ers beat Eagles to return to .500

In a far cry from the first three games of the 2014 campaign, the San Francisco 49ers (2-2) owned the second half. They pitched a 13-0 shutout in the final thirty minutes, part of a 26-21 victory over the previously undefeated Philadelphia Eagles (3-1). The win also marked the first regular season victory for the […]

September 2014 by Andy Parker

49ers look to get back on track against Eagles

After two disappointing losses, all is not well, but certainly not lost in Niner Land. With the undefeated Philadelphia Eagles (3-0) coming into town, the San Francisco 49ers (1-2) will have a difficult task in front of them if they want to return to .500 football and get the season back on the right foot. […]

September 2014 by Andy Parker