The 49ers office was bustling this offseason with the acquisition of a few notable players. The team knew to continue the success created last season, new offensive additions would be needed, and the 49ers definitely acquired some helpful additions.
Running it in…
The addition of running back Brandon Jacobs to an already successful backfield will prove to be helpful during the long season. Jacobs gives the 49ers an opportunity to rest power horse RB Frank Gore and use Jacobs for third and short conversions, something the Niners struggled with last season. Jacobs signed a one year deal with the Niners and will hopefully be able to bring a balance to the workload in the backfield.
It’s that time of the year again when the weather becomes cooler, Starbucks serves their tastiest drinks, and most importantly, football season is back! The question I must ask, a question made most popular by Hank Williams Jr., are you ready for some football? I know I am.
It was a long offseason filled with a lot of controversy, from the Saints bounty program to the Referee lockout, and things have yet to cool down. Luckily the attention has moved from these debates to the things that really matter, like football Sunday’s. Waking up Sunday morning and watching football till Sunday night is the American Dream during this time of the year and boy does it sure feel great to have it back!
Does defense really win championships? Well I’d say this Niners defense is capable of carrying them all the way to the Super Bowl. After one of the most exciting playoff games I’ve ever watched, the Niners are one victory away from the Super Bowl. The Niners will play the winner of the Green Bay Packers and New York Giants game. Either way, we’re ready for them! (I’m hoping it’s the Giants at the Stick!)
A roaring Vernon Davis celebrates after a huge victory (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
The San Francisco 49ers are simply unstoppable, beating down the New York Giants in a 27-20 victory
Delanie Walker #46 of the San Francisco 49ers (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
The Niners move to 8-1 and hold a commanding lead in the NFL West. This victory came without the help of star running back, Frank Gore, who went down with a knee injury. Gore’s five-game 100 yard rushing streak may have ended this game, but the 49ers are still rolling. This was a major victory for San Francisco and proved that their season hasn’t been some miraculous fluke. Newsflash haters: the Niners are here to stay! Offensive help came from David Akers who kicked four field goals to help San Francisco stay on top. Akers had three first half field goals from 36, 52 and 39 yards. Neither team had many rushing yards, the Giants with a total of 93 and the Niners total of 77. The Niners defense intercepted Eli Manning twice, and this marked its 31st consecutive game without allowing a 100-yard rusher. With Gore out of the picture, quarter back Alex Smith went to work, completing 19 of 30 passes for 242 yards and a touchdown. He connected with at least four different receivers at three completions a piece, including game leading receiver Delanie Walker who had six receptions for 69 yards. Next week the 49ers take on the Arizona Cardinals at the Stick. Can’t wait! ..I’ll be there watching!
The Niners win sixth straight against Washington Redskins, now 7-1
The San Francisco 49ers keep rolling with their sixth straight win and a dominate lead in the NFC West. Once again, the defense showed up and helped achieve victory by forcing three turnovers and not allowing a touchdown until the final minutes of the game. They only allowed Washington to get 52 yards on the ground and have not given up a rushing touchdown this season. Running back Frank Gore ran for a franchise record fifth straight 100-yard game, with 107 yards on 19 carries. Kicker David Akers put four through the uprights to help the offense against a tough Redskins defense. In the second quarter the Niners stuck it to them with a 30 yard touchdown pass from Alex Smith to rookie fullback Bruce Miller. Alex Smith completed 17 of 24 passes for 200 yards.
Every week the Niners come out and prove they are here to stay. And every week I find myself writing about how their current win streak hasn’t been accomplished since 10+ years. This weeks win that marks their longest win streak since 1997 and they are 4-0 on the road for the first time since 1992. I don’t hear the critics talking now, saying how their wins were a fluke. The true test will come next week when the 49ers face off against Eli Manning and the New York Giants. It will be a tough game but us Faithfuls believe we will come out on top!
The 49ers beat the Cleveland Browns at home 20-10, moving to 6-1.
Another impressive game by 49er running back Frank Gore helped the Niners achieve their fifth straight victory. Gore ran for 134 yards and one touchdown, his fourth straight 125-plus yard game. He moved into second place, passing up Roger Craig on the 49ers career rushing list. The Niners recovered a fumble during the Browns first drive of the game on their 20-yard line. Four plays later Frank Gore marched into the end zone with a 4-yard run, marking his fourth consecutive game with a touchdown. Wide receiver Michael Crabtree also helped the Niner offense with a 2-yard touchdown reception, his first touchdown of the season. Quarterback Alex Smith went 15/24 with 174 yards passing. The Niner defense did their role as usual, with a fumble recovery and one interception. The 49ers led 17-3 at the half. After a scoreless third quarter, the Browns got their first touchdown with a 45-yard reception from Josh Cribbs. The Niners put the nail in the coffin with a 26-yard field goal from David Akers with less than two minutes left in the game.
They currently lead the division, and by the looks of the rest of their schedule, have a good chance to make the playoffs for the first time in eight years. This is the Niners first 6-1 start since 1998…were talking the days of Jerry Rice and Steve Young! Next week the 49ers will play away against the Washington Redskins.
The Oakland Raiders had a bye in week 8.
49ers 25-19 victory over the Detroit Lions overshadowed by coaches scuffle.
The Niners win again on the road and break the Lions undefeated record, both teams are now 5-1. The Niners are 5-1 for the first time since 1998, and that accomplishment can be greatly attributed to new head coach Jim Harbaugh. After the game, Harbaugh was pumped about the victory and how much his team has been able to accomplish this season…but maybe he was a little too jacked up. He celebrated with fist pumps and jumps all the way across the field to shake Lion’s head coach Jim Schwartz’ hand. Harbaugh gave Schwartz a firm shake followed by a hard pat on his back and was off to continue his celebration. Schwartz took offense to this gesture and chased after Harbaugh as they made their way to the tunnel. By looking at the game stats you wouldn’t believe that the Niners were the victors, being called for 15 penalties for 120 yard and two turnovers, while the Lions had no turnovers and only six penalties. But one again the 49er defense was unbeatable. Rookie linebacker Aldon Smith has really brought a lot to this team this season and has helped an already strong defense grow stronger.
This post may be a little late, but were gonna talk about week one of the NFL season as well as week two! …Let’s see how our Bay Area teams did…
SF 49ers: Week one of the NFL season started out great for the 49ers. Their 33-17 win over the Seattle Seahawks was an exciting way to start the season, but unfortunately the final score didn’t completely reflect the game. Ted Ginn Jr. was a huge asset the first weekend scoring on kickoff-return and punt-return, which has never been done in the same game on the opening weekend of the NFL season. Without these huge plays on special teams, the score may have been a lot closer.
Week two for the Niners was not as eventful, losing 27-24 to the Dallas Cowboys in overtime. It seemed as though the Niners caught a break when they were leading the game and Tony Romo was out with an injury. But Romo was not out for long and helped the Cowboys come back and tie the game to send it into overtime. The Niners failed to score on their first possession and the game was put away with a Dallas field goal. Even though I’m a 49er Faithful, I gotta give it up to Romo who played with a cracked rib and a punctured lung…beast mode?! Continue reading