San Francisco’s Road to Super Bowl XLVIII is through Seattle

It’s not the Superbowl but for many fans, this week’s NFC Championship game is just as important.  A good deal of us knew that the 49er’s road to earning a 6th ring this season would most likely have to be through the Seahawks, one way or another.  This division rivalry has been relevant for a […]

January 2014 by Phill Real

The Real MC: Michael Crabtree

When Michael Crabtree held out after being selected 10th overall in the 2009 draft by the San Francisco 49er’s, some questioned how he would translate coming into the NFL.  Many were frustrated with the rookie, and critics were even calling him a diva.  However, I can remember one man who said he was worth the […]

January 2014 by Phill Real

Anquan Emboldens 49er’s Offense

Back in 2003 Anquan Boldin made his NFL debut for the Arizona Cardinals and set a league record for most receiving yards by a rookie in his first game (217).  Since then he has become a highly respected veteran.  Boldin has always been known for his ability to come down with difficult receptions in clutch […]

December 2013 by Phill Real

49ers Face Falcons in Candlestick Finale

In all likelihood, Monday night’s matchup between the San Francisco 49ers and the Atlanta Falcons will be the final game played at Candlestick Park, home to the Niners since 1971. While the preseason hype for this game would lead you to believe this could be a showdown for the number one seed in the NFC and […]

December 2013 by Andy Parker

Defense Dominates in 23-7 Win

On a day when the offense struggled to finish drives, the defense stepped up and thoroughly dominated the Cardinals to lead the 49ers to a 23-7 win. The defense forced five turnovers and held Arizona to 52 yards in the first half. Patrick Willis led the way with an interception and a forced fumble. Donte […]

November 2011 by 49ers360

Friday’s Final Thoughts

Injury Concerns Tarell Brown injured his knee during the week and is questionable for Sunday’s game. Frank Gore and Ray McDonald are also listed as questionable, but are expected to play. Kevin Kolb has still been limited in practice and is unlikely to play. Joey Porter and Kerry Rhodes have been ruled out. . He […]

November 2011 by 49ers360

Opponent Preview: Arizona Cardinals

3-6 isn’t where the Cardinals expected to be at this point, but back to back wins without Kevin Kolb have them playing with a confidence they haven’t had all year. The offense is ranked 22nd in the league averaging 20.3 points a game. Kevin Kolb has missed the last two games and is very questionable […]

November 2011 by 49ers360

49ers Make Statement in 27-20 Win Over Giants

Some called it a statement game. Others called it a measuring stick game. However you want to label it, the 49ers showed that they belong among the NFL’s best. It also turned out to be a statement game for Alex Smith who carried the offense without Frank Gore, who had no rushing yards and missed […]

November 2011 by 49ers360

Friday’s Final Thoughts

Injury Concerns Ray McDonald is the only major injury concern for the 49ers. He suffered a hamstring injury against Cleveland and missed the game vs. Washington. The Giants will be without Ahmad Bradshaw and possibly Hakeem Nicks, who is a game time decision. Pass Protection Alex Smith has been very solid this season partly because […]

November 2011 by 49ers360

Opponent Preview: New York Giants

The Giants are 6-2 and have a two game lead in the NFC East, but a closer look reveals a team that is very inconsistent. Solid wins over New England, Buffalo, and Philadelphia are offset by double digit losses to Washington and Seattle. Despite the losses of Steve Smith and Kevin Boss in free agency […]

November 2011 by 49ers360