49ers look to down Da Bears

Coming off a strong showing on the road against the Dallas Cowboys, the San Francisco 49ers are hoping to improve to 2-0 when they take on the Chicago Bears in the regular season debut of Levi’s Stadium (Sunday, 5:30 PST, NBC). The two combatants had near polar opposite outings in Week 1. The Niners were […]

September 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

Sacked

For Aldon Smith, this one hurts. For the 49er Faithful, this one hurts. For the team, this one hurts. One of the preeminent pass rushers in the league is gone until Week 11 against the New York Giants. Smith, so gifted on the field, but so troubled away from it, is now paying a steep […]

August 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

49ers fall 23-3. Who cares?

If you’re at all like me, you don’t put too much stock in the preseason. The records are meaningless. More often than not, guys who won’t play when it does matter grace the field more than the regular season starters. There are a ton of kinks still to be worked out. Such was the case […]

August 2014 by Andy Parker

3rd & 3

Candlestick Park saw its final game this past weekend, an exhibition flag football contest between San Francisco 49ers legends and other NFL greats, but three plays, known simply by one name, will live on forever. The Catch, volumes 1-3, all lifted the Faithful, a city, a team and will live on in football lore. And, despite their […]

July 2014 by Andy Parker

As The World Turns

  I think Vince Lombardi adequately encapsulated what happened this past week at the San Francisco 49ers mandatory minicamp this week. Holdouts, highlights and Harbaugh, oh my! Oh, and an Eric Wright retirement. This isn’t football, this is a soap opera. If you’ve paid any attention to Niner news in the last week, you know […]

June 2014 by Andy Parker

49ers Lock Up Kaepernick, Pressure Falls to Harbaugh

It appears Teddy KGB is the new financial advisor in the San Francisco 49ers front office. The team ended all speculation over whether or not they would extend their quarterback’s contract, signing him to a huge six-year extension with a record $61 million guaranteed. The deal locks Kaepernick in through 2020 and vaults him into […]

June 2014 by Andy Parker

Is Brandon Lloyd the Odd Man Out?

Despite being signed to a one-year deal last month, the acquisition of Stevie Johnson, emergence of Quinton Patton and selection of Bruce Ellington could mean Brandon Lloyd may not even make the San Francisco 49ers roster. Before the draft, the Niners only had a few weak spots, wideout included. At the time, Lloyd seemed like […]

May 2014 by Andy Parker