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25 Greatest Tight Ends in NFL History

By J.P. Scott, 4 months 3 days ago
It could be argued that no position has changed more in the NFL’s history than the tight end. Once primarily a sixth offensive lineman who would catch the occasional pass, tight ends have become key cogs on offense.   Some tight ends are so critical to a team’s passing attack in the current NFL that entire packages are designed to fit their individual skill sets. The extra...

Grading the NFL’s New Head Coaching Hires

By Antwan Staley, 4 months 2 weeks ago
It took until after the Super Bowl, but all six NFL head coaching vacancies have been filled. Of the six, Jacksonville’s Doug Marrone is the only “new” hire with any previous head coaching experience, meaning Buffalo, Denver, San Francisco and both Los Angeles teams (Chargers, Rams) are entrusting their teams to rookies.   While these six men will ultimately be measured...

San Francisco 49ers vs. Atlanta Falcons Preview and Prediction

By Jake Rose, 6 months 1 week ago
The Atlanta Falcons are finally living up to their potential. After the final two seasons of the Mike Smith era ended in a total of 10 wins, the Falcons showed signs of improvement last season under Dan Quinn going 8-8. But still, it seemed like Atlanta was better than it showed on the field. Enter the 2016 edition, which sits atop the NFC South at 8-5 with three games remaining. The Falcons...

New England Patriots vs. San Francisco 49ers Preview and Prediction

By Scott Whittum, 7 months 5 days ago
It’s homecoming weekend for Tom Brady as the Bay Area native will lead the New England Patriots out west to Levi’s Stadium to take on the San Francisco 49ers this afternoon. The Patriots should be an angry bunch after falling to the Seattle Seahawks last Sunday night 31-24 at Gillette Stadium in what was one of the better games of the 2016 NFL season to date.   Brady proved...

San Francisco 49ers vs. Arizona Cardinals Preview and Prediction

By Scott Whittum, 7 months 1 week ago
Arizona returns from a much-needed bye week, as the defending NFC West champions currently sit at 3-4-1 on the season. The Cardinals have been a roller-coaster ride of a team to watch as they have had flashes of brilliance along with some very inconsistent play on both sides of the ball.   Back on Oct. 6, Arizona knocked off San Francisco 33-21 at Levi’s Stadium as Drew Stanton...

New Orleans Saints vs. San Francisco 49ers Preview and Prediction

By John La Fleur, 7 months 2 weeks ago
The Saints (3-4) march into this contest, having won three of their last four games.  All four of those contests had close finishes. They have won or lost every game this season except for one by six points or fewer.   In contrast, the 49ers (2-6) are nose-diving toward one of the first picks in the next NFL draft. After shutting out the Rams in the season opener, they find...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. San Francisco 49ers Preview and Prediction

By Scott Whittum, 8 months 3 days ago
When Dirk Koetter took over as head coach of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers he talked about changing the culture within the organization. So far it has a been a bit of a challenge for Koetter to really get that rolling this season as the Buccaneers are 2-3 coming off of their bye week. Tampa Bay last played at Carolina in Week 4 on “Monday Night Football” and knocked off the Panthers 20-...

Arizona Cardinals vs. San Francisco 49ers Preview and Prediction

By Scott Whittum, 8 months 2 weeks ago
It’s a “win or loser leaves town” type of matchup this week on “Thursday Night Football” as the Arizona Cardinals travel to Levi’s Stadium to take on the San Francisco 49ers. Arizona is coming off of a disappointing 17-13 loss at home to NFC West rival Los Angeles to 1-3 on the season. Turnovers were the difference as the Cardinals gave the ball away five...

Dallas Cowboys vs. San Francisco 49ers Preview and Prediction

By Tom Bowles, 8 months 3 weeks ago
Cowboys. 49ers. Who can forget their historic NFC Championship Game matchups in the early 1990s? Troy Aikman vs. Steve Young, two Hall of Fame quarterbacks duelling in consecutive years. Hall of Fame running back Emmitt Smith on one side, G.O.A.T. Jerry Rice on the other. The Cowboys bested the 49ers in both matchups, the penultimate step in their journey to back-to-back Super Bowl victories....

San Francisco 49ers vs. Seattle Seahawks Preview and Prediction

By Scott Whittum, 9 months 1 day ago
After scoring just 15 points in their first two games offensively, the Seattle Seahawks head into their Week 3 showdown with the San Francisco 49ers with their backs against the wall. The 9-3 loss to the Los Angeles Rams took a big-time toll physically on this team and exacerbated the problems with the offensive line and the offense as a whole right now. Throw in a mix of untimely penalties...