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San Francisco 49ers 2016 Team Preview and Prediction

By Athlon Sports, 1 year 3 months ago
The 49ers’ coaching carousel continues to turn at an alarming rate, and a once-dominant franchise that has won five Super Bowls appears to have lost its way. San Francisco will have its third coach in three years, going from Jim Harbaugh to Jim Tomsula and now Chip Kelly, who brings his warp-speed offense to the 49ers after being fired by the Philadelphia Eagles. Harbaugh was shoved out...

2016 NFL Training Camp Dates and Locations

By Mark Ross, 1 year 3 months ago
The calendar has turned to July, which means it’s almost time for the NFL to get back to business. The regular season doesn’t start until Sept. 8, but teams will open training camp later this month, officially starting the path for what eventually will lead to Super Bowl LI in NRG Stadium in Houston on Feb. 5, 2017.   NFL fans will get the chance to see the 2016 edition of...

25 Greatest Tight Ends in NFL History

By J.P. Scott, 1 year 8 months ago
There was a time when the tight end position in the NFL served as a sixth lineman who could also run a route to catch the occasional pass. My how the times have changed. Today, tight ends are key cogs of high-powered offenses – often with entire packages designed to fit their individual skill sets. The extra emphasis placed on the position today causes us to look back at some of the...

Jerry Rice Talks Super Bowl, Food and Fashion

By Athlon Sports, 1 year 8 months ago
There’s a reason Jerry Rice, 53, is nicknamed the “G.O.A.T.” (Greatest of All-Time). Not only does he own nearly every receiving record, but he is also arguably the greatest player in Super Bowl history. In four career Super Bowl appearances, Rice posted 33 catches for 589 yards (17.9 ypc) and eight TDs — with three rings (all with the 49ers), one loss (with the Raiders)...

New San Francisco 49ers Head Coach Chip Kelly Has Major Decisions to Make

By Antwan Staley, 1 year 8 months ago
Four years ago, the San Francisco 49ers began a stretch of playing in three straight NFC Championship Games, from 2011-13. The past two seasons, the 49ers have been in a bit of turmoil. San Francisco parted ways with head coach Jim Harbaugh after the 2014 season after he finished with an 8-8 record and third in the NFC West. The team then promoted defensive line coach Jim Tomsula to head...

Cincinnati Bengals vs. San Francisco 49ers Preview and Prediction

By Rob McVey, 1 year 10 months ago
The Cincinnati Bengals (10-3) enter Week 15 a little worse for the wear following last week’s home loss to Pittsburgh. They will be without two of their biggest offensive weapons in quarterback Andy Dalton and tight end Tyler Eifert. Despite those losses, Marvin Lewis’ Bengals will look to get back on track, making the long journey west to face San Francisco. A victory would...

Why You Should Sit Matt Ryan and Other Start/Sit Fantasy Advice For Week 12

By Michael Horvath, 1 year 10 months ago
Thanksgiving Day was just the appetizer for Week 12 NFL and fantasy action. For the first time since Week 3 all 32 teams are in action, which means we still have 13 games to go between Sunday and Monday. Fantasy-wise, it also means that you should have a full roster of players at your disposal. This also can lead to some very tough decisions to make regarding your starting lineup. ...

Why You Should Start Eddie Lacy and Other Start/Sit Fantasy Advice for the Week 12 Thanksgiving Games

By Michael Horvath, 1 year 10 months ago
While there are plenty of things to be thankful for, one of them for football (and fantasy) fans is three games on Thanksgiving Day! And speaking of these three, oh-so-tasty matchups, what is a fantasy owner to do? While some decisions, like starting Aaron Rodgers vs. the Bears or Calvin Johnson vs. the Eagles, are along the lines of do you want that second helping of mashed potatoes or...

Fantasy Football 2015 Running Back Rankings: Week 12

By Michael Horvath, 1 year 10 months ago
Is it just me or is the NFL and fantasy season flying by? Can you believe that it’s Thanksgiving already? The really good news is that since we are now in Week 12, every team has had their bye. So that means from here on out we have a full schedule of all 32 teams playing. Which also means we finally have true position rankings. There are of course injury concerns to deal with,...

Week 9 NFL Fantasy All-Stud and All-Dud Teams

By Michael Horvath, 1 year 11 months ago
What an interesting week we just witnessed in the NFL and fantasy! Who had the Falcons losing to the 49ers and who had Devonta Freeman only getting 12 yards on 12 carries? Thank goodness he caught a touchdown! And what about the Titans beating the Saints? Who had Marcus Mariota coming back from an MCL injury to throw four touchdown passes? Man, the Saints’ defense is terrible! ...