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NFL Scouts Talk Anonymously About NFC West Teams

By Athlon Sports, 1 month 4 days ago
The Los Angeles Rams shocked everyone by winning the NFC West behind rookie head coach Sean McVay and are clearly the team to beat entering this season. San Francisco is looking to follow in the Rams' footsteps behind $137 million man Jimmy Garoppolo while Seattle and Arizona find themselves in unfamiliar territory after disappointing 2017 campaigns led to plenty of changes for both teams...

San Francisco 49ers Fantasy Football Team Names

By Athlon Sports, 1 month 1 week ago
What are the best fantasy football team names for San Francisco 49ers fans? 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 players....

Jimmy Garoppolo: 5 Fast Facts to Know

By Athlon Sports, 1 month 1 week ago
San Francisco 49ers QB Jimmy Garoppolo is one of the most intriguing players in the NFL. Tom Brady’s former backup already has two Super Bowl rings as a member of the New England Patriots. Garoppolo, 26, now has a fat new contract and is hoping to lead the 49ers back to the prominence the classic franchise enjoyed when Joe Montana and Steve Young were playing QB in the Bay Area. Garoppolo...

5 Best Moments of Dwight Clark's Football Life

By Aaron Tallent, 3 months 2 weeks ago
Dwight Clark died Monday of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) at the age of 61. The legendary San Francisco receiver will always be remembered for "The Catch," the leaping touchdown catch to beat the Dallas Cowboys 28-27 in the 1982 NFC Championship Game and put the 49ers in their first Super Bowl. He deserves his place in history for that play, but there were many great moments...

25 Greatest Tight Ends in NFL History

By J.P. Scott, 4 months 2 weeks 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...

Biggest 2018 NFL Draft Needs for NFC West Teams

By Nicholas Ian Allen, 5 months 2 weeks ago
There’s a new top team in the NFC West. Following years of relative dominance at the hands of the Seattle Seahawks, which included three division titles across the last four seasons, the Los Angeles Rams will hang a division championship banner for the first time since 2003. The Rams suffered a quick and disappointing exit in their first playoff appearance since 2004, getting upset by...

A History of Super Bowl Rematches

By Aaron Tallent, 7 months 3 weeks ago
It has been 13 years since the New England Patriots and Philadelphia Eagles met in Super Bowl XXXIX and the only player returning for the rematch is Tom Brady. Super Bowl LII will serve as the seventh rematch in the big game's history. Here is a brief rundown of the other six.   Super Bowl XIII Rematch: Pittsburgh Steelers 35, Dallas Cowboys 31 The Steelers and Cowboys...

5 Worst Coaching Encores in NFL History

By Aaron Tallent, 8 months 1 week ago
Jon Gruden is returning to an NFL sideline as head coach after a decade away, including eight-plus years as the color analyst for ESPN's "Monday Night Football." Only time will tell if his rejoining the Raiders will be a remarkable new chapter or a sad footnote in a great career. One thing’s for certain, there are plenty of great coaches whose encores were atrocious. Here are...

Jacksonville Jaguars vs. San Francisco 49ers Preview and Prediction

By Jake Rose, 9 months 4 hours ago
Despite having the exact opposite records as one another, the Jacksonville Jaguars and San Francisco 49ers are two of the hottest NFL teams heading into Week 16.   With last week’s 45-7 thrashing of the Texans, the Jaguars have already secured a spot in the playoffs and are now in search of their very first AFC South title since the league realigned in 2002 – and it’s...