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San Francisco 49ers: Game-by-Game Predictions for 2020

By Scott Whittum, 3 weeks 5 days ago
Head coach Kyle Shanahan and the San Francisco 49ers are champing at the bit to get back on the field in 2020 more than any other NFL team. The last time we saw the 49ers, they let Super Bowl LIV slip away in a 31-20 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs.   Now, the question has to be asked if the Niners can avoid the dreaded Super Bowl hangover after losing in such heartbreaking...

This Day in Sports History: August 20

By Aaron Tallent, 1 month 1 week ago
The history of sports is both vast and rich, thanks to the existence of so many different ones and the longevity associated with them. With so much history to cull through, Athlon Sports wanted to offer the opportunity to look back and see what memorable things happened or milestones were reached on a specific date.   With that in mind, August 20 is a day in which America's most...

NFL Scouts Talk Anonymously About NFC West Teams

By Athlon Sports, 1 month 1 week ago
For the second straight season, the NFC West represented the conference in the Super Bowl but failed to bring home the Lombardi Trophy. Now San Francisco will try to avoid the same path that the Los Angeles Rams took, from playing in the Super Bowl two years ago to missing the playoffs last season.   The 49ers aren't the only team with Super Bowl aspirations entering 2020 as Seattle,...

10 Most Memorable Masks in Sports History

By Aaron Tallent, 1 month 2 weeks ago
Masks have become a part of every aspect of our lives during the COVID-19 pandemic, including sports. In the past, players outside of football only wore masks if they were injured and needed a little more protection. Today, many players are sporting masks, with some doing it with more style than others. As we accept this new norm, here is a look back at the most memorable masks in sports history...

This Day in Sports History: August 13

By Aaron Tallent, 1 month 2 weeks ago
The history of sports is both vast and rich, thanks to the existence of so many different ones and the longevity associated with them. With so much history to cull through, Athlon Sports wanted to offer the opportunity to look back and see what memorable things happened or milestones were reached on a specific date.   With that in mind, August 13 is a day in which an elbow injury in...

San Francisco 49ers: 2020 Preseason Predictions and Preview

By Athlon Sports, 1 month 3 weeks ago
The NFC champion 49ers wanted to get the whole gang back together. They didn't quite do that. But they didn't do badly given their offseason salary cap crunch. The 49ers will return 18 of 22 starters from last year's 13-3 team that had a 10-point lead over the Chiefs midway through the fourth quarter of their 31-20 loss in Super Bowl LIV.   They traded All-Pro defensive tackle...

5 Best Dual-Threat Quarterbacks in NFL History

By Aaron Tallent, 3 months 23 hours ago
Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson had the best dual-threat quarterback season of all time (and one of the best for his position period), rushing for 1,206 yards and throwing for 3,127 yards. It was little surprise that he was the unanimous choice for NFL MVP. He hasn't gotten over the hump in the postseason just yet (0-2), but Jackson's record-setting season has helped usher in...

Fantasy Football Team Names for Every NFL Team

By Athlon Sports, 3 months 1 week ago
Finding a great fantasy football team name in 2020 can be a chore. That's why it's best to leave it to the experts. We rounded up a list of the best and even slightly vulgar fantasy football team names and have them linked below alphabetically by NFL team. So if you're a fan of the Cowboys or really hate the Patriots, or if you just want to tell your league that you drafted Julio...

San Francisco 49ers Fantasy Football Team Names (2020)

By Athlon Sports, 3 months 1 week ago
What are the best fantasy football team names for San Francisco 49ers fans in 2020? Look no further. Whether you're looking for great, funny, clever, old, new or stupid fantasy football team names to match your favorite team — the San Francisco 49ers — we've got it right here.   The best fantasy football team names are often created by looking at the team's top...

10 Current NFL Players Who Could Make Great Coaches

By Aaron Tallent, 4 months 1 week ago
Indianapolis Colts quarterback Philip Rivers was recently named head coach of St. Michael Catholic High School in Fairhope, Alabama. Rivers, who signed a one-year deal with the Colts after 16 seasons with the Chargers, will not begin his new role until his NFL career is over.   Given his lengthy NFL career that's included eight Pro Bowls, one would imagine that Rivers has a great deal...