49ers Team Grades: San Francisco Offense Fails Miserably In Cold Loss To ChicagoThe San Francisco 49ers lost on the road to the Chicago Bears, 26-6, on a day when the once-proud organization quarterback tradition took a major hit. The 49ers totaled just six yards net passing in the loss, resulting in a franchise record no team with Head Coach Chip Kelly should be setting.
49ers Week 13 Injury Report: San Francisco Still Suffering From Injuries, But Getting HealthierThe San Francisco 49ers have a bad defense this season, and part of the problem has been a lot of injuries. Not only did the 49ers lose the heart and soul of the defense (NaVorro Bowman) earlier this year to a season-ending injury, but linebacker Aaron Lynch has been absent for most of the season due to suspension and injury. The S.F. organization has not been able to fill this void, and Lynch is still questionable for Sunday's game in Chicago.
49ers Team Headlines: Niners Looking Historically Bad Season In The FaceWith only two legitimately winnable games left on the schedule, it's almost a certainty this season will be remembered for all the wrong reasons.
Jason Ross: NFL's Best/Worst Of Week 12Every Tuesday on the Lo-Down, Damien Barling, Ken Rudulph and I discuss our winners and losers of the past week in the NFL. Well, here are mine for the wild week that was week 12 of the NFL:
Top 3 Quarterback Prospects For San Francisco In 2017 DraftNow that the college football regular season is all but wrapped up, let's take a look at the college quarterbacks who could be called in the first round by the Niners.
49ers Opponent Profile: These Bears Are Not The Monsters Of The Midway Of OldThe San Francisco 49ers are 1-10 as they prepare to travel to Chicago this weekend to face the 2-9 Bears, and it is some relief to see a team on the schedule that is struggling just as much as the 49ers have been.
49ers Search For Positives Following 10th Straight LossEver since the season opener, the results for the San Francisco 49ers haven't changed each week: 10 straight losses for the worst skid in franchise history.
49ers Team Grades: Once Again, Kaepernick & Co. Come Up Just Short In 31-24 LossThe San Francisco 49ers have been a very different team in the last three weeks. Yes, they lost again on Sunday, this time in Miami to the Dolphins by a 31-24 score. But this was the second loss by a touchdown or less in the last three weeks.
49ers Week 12 Injury Report: Lynch And Ward Questionable For Dolphins Game On SundayThe San Francisco 49ers have the worst defense in the NFL this season, both in points allowed and yards allowed. However, the team may get a boost on Sunday in Miami against the Dolphins, as linebacker Aaron Lynch could be ready to return from a month-long absence due to an ankle injury. Also, defensive back Jimmie Ward is questionable after experiencing concussion-like symptoms against the New England Patriots last week. The 49ers defense will need all the help it can get on Sunday in Miami.
49ers Team Headlines: Five-Year Decline Of Defense In San FranciscoIn 2011, the San Francisco 49ers defense gave up just 14.3 points per game in the regular season, as the team went 13-3 and hosted the NFC Championship Game. In every season since then, however, the 49ers have gotten a little less intimidating on defense to the point that the San Francisco defense is the worst in the NFL in 2016. The team is giving up 31.3 points per game this year, which is a big reason for a nine-game losing streak that has the 49ers headed toward their worst season since 2004.
49ers Week 11 Injury Report: Defense Still Wounded As Brady And Patriots Come CallingFew defenses embrace the challenge of facing quarterback Tom Brady and the New England Patriots offense, especially when injuries have depleted the starting lineup and the backup units. But that's the case for the San Francisco 49ers this weekend as they host the Pats at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara. The 49ers have the worst defense in the NFL, and with several defensive players still injured and on the mend, it's not the best time to face Brady and all his offensive weapons.
49ers Opponent Profile: Patriots Coming To Bay Area Focused After LossThe New England Patriots are rolling along this season, as usual. With a 7-2 record, the Pats are on top of the AFC East Division like they usually are. Coming off a Sunday night loss at home to the Seattle Seahawks, the entire New England roster is going to be focused on beating the San Francisco 49ers at Levi's Stadium this upcoming weekend.