Team Grades: Despite Little To Play For, 49ers Look Impressive In Win Over CardinalsIn the regular season finale the 49ers looked good. The offense showed up, the defense held strong, and the special teams chipped in as they beat a Cardinal team that entered the game with a chance to earn home field advantage throughout the playoffs.
Frank Gore Will Eye History Sunday And Try To Join Elite CompanyThere is still one thing for the 49ers to play for this season. Frank Gore is very close to another 1,000 yard season, which will not only put him in an elite group, but will help show that he is still one of the best backs in the NFL.
Team Grades: 49ers Do Very Little Right In Loss To RaidersThe 49ers have hit rock bottom. While they are still in the playoff hunt, they dealt themselves a crippling blow losing to the Oakland Raiders. The team lost this one as a unit with the offense, defense and special teams all failing to show up.
Opponent Profile: Battle Of The Bay Has Added Harbaugh IntrigueRumors are flying that the San Francisco 49ers might trade Head Coach Jim Harbaugh to the Oakland Raiders, and that's just the icing on the cake for this Bay Area rivalry. The 49ers need a win to keep their playoff hopes alive, and the Silver & Black just need something to forget that beating they just took from the St. Louis Rams. The Sunday game at the Coliseum promises to be quite interesting.
Team Grades: While Offensive Woes Continues, 49ers’ Defense Strong In 3rd Straight WinIt was again ugly, but another win nevertheless for the 49ers. The defense gets the game ball again as they are the reason San Francisco won their 3rd straight game.
Opponent Profile: 49ers Host The Redskins Team That Is Struggling But Still DangerousThe 49ers return home this week to take on the Washington Redskins. The Redskins are coming off a tough loss and despite a losing record is not a team that San Francisco can overlook.
Team Grades: 49er Defense Saves The Day In Nail Biter Against New York GiantsThe 49ers went on the road for the second straight week, and earned their second straight win. It took a last stand by the defense, but it was important for San Francisco to win this game, and they did due to the play of their defense and running game.
Opponent Profile: San Francisco 49ers Can’t Underestimate Reeling New York GiantsThe 49ers go on the road for the second straight week, but this time the opponent should not be quite as difficult. If they can play as well as they did a week ago the 49ers will beat the Giants this week and keep their winning streak intact.
Team Grades: 49ers Get High Marks Across The Board In Overtime Win Over SaintsThe 49ers knew that this week was going to be a tough test. The Saints were on a roll and at home, but San Francisco played well in all phases and survived an overtime thriller.
Team Grades: 49ers With Lackluster Performance Lose Heartbreaker To RamsSan Francisco had a chance late, but couldn't get the job done, losing to St. Louis. It was the same story after a 49er loss where most of the team played a role. This time around though it was no fault of the defense.
Team Grades: 49ers Unable To Prevent Peyton Manning From Making History, Lose Big To BroncosThe 49ers played one of the AFC's best and lost big. They played an elite team and didn't play well, so San Francisco was blown out. However, it's just one loss and one that is no surprise at the end of the day.
Team Grades: 49ers Change it Up - Start Slow, End Fast Beating Rams In NFC West ShowdownAfter falling behind early, the 49ers responded and beat the St. Louis Rams. The offense, defense and special teams all got involved in this latest win.