49ers Team Headlines: Torrey Smith Is San Francisco's 2016 Payton Award NomineeThe San Francisco 49ers are having a forgettable season this year, losers of 11 straight games. As the team prepares to host the New York Jets this Sunday, though, there is some good news for the team. Wide receiver Torrey Smith was announced as the Niners' nominee for the 2016 Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year, annually given to the NFL player best exemplifying a commitment to philanthropy and community involvement.
Boldin Joining Lions Via Free AgencyAnquan Boldin is joining the Detroit Lions, according to messages on the free-agent receiver's Twitter account Tuesday.
Team Grades: 49ers Finish Tough Season With Big Overtime Win Over RamsIt didn't mean anything, really, but the San Francisco 49ers finished their 2015 season with an overtime win at home over the visiting St. Louis Rams. Give credit to the special teams which blocked the Rams OT field-goal attempt before the offense responded with the game-winning FG. With a 5-11 record, the 49ers still finished last in the NFC West Division, but the team avoided its worst season in a decade with the Week 17 victory at Levi's Stadium—the site of Super Bowl 50 in five weeks.
The Worst Offenses In San Francisco 49ers History: Where Does 2015 Rank?When NFL fans across the world think of the San Francisco 49ers, they envision Joe Montana and Steve Young throwing passes to Jerry Rice.
Don't Let The Final Score Fool You, 49ers Were Bad In Lost Over BengalsThe San Francisco 49ers lost at home on Sunday to the Cincinnati Bengals by a score of 24-14, but the game wasn't that close. The Bengals led 24-0 late in the third quarter, and the 49ers turned the ball over four times on the day while committing a whopping 11 penalties overall.
Team Grades: Niners Take A Huge Step Backward Against BrownsHoping to build off momentum from their first road win of the week in Chicago last Sunday, the San Francisco 49ers faced the worst team in the league this week—and lost badly.
Team Grades: 49ers Fight Hard At Home In Narrow Loss To CardinalsOnce again, the San Francisco 49ers played much better at home on the Levi's Stadium turf than they do on the road, but it wasn't enough to beat the NFC West-leading Arizona Cardinals.
Team Grades: 49ers Defense Doesn't Show Up In SeattleOnce they woke up, the San Francisco 49ers played a decent game on Sunday against the Seattle Seahawks on the road. Unfortunately, the 49ers were behind 20-0 before they started to compete.
Injury Report: 49ers To Take On Seahawks Without Boldin And HydeThe San Francisco 49ers got 168 yards from running back Carlos Hyde in Week 1 against the Minnesota Vikings, but in the eight games since then, the 49ers have gotten just 302 yards from the oft-injured Hyde. It now looks like San Francisco won't have their No. 1 running back for this Sunday's road contest against the Seattle Seahawks, due to a continuing and lingering foot injury. That will put the pressure on quarterback Blaine Gabbert to take on the Legion of Boom without much support.
49ers Really Need Boldin And Hyde To Heal During Bye WeekWith an extra week of preparation and rest before they head up to Seattle for a November 22 matchup against the hated Seahawks, the San Francisco 49ers are hoping that wide receiver Anquan Boldin and running back Carlos Hyde heal well enough to face the final seven games of the season with confidence. The 49ers offense is the worst in the NFL by almost any measurement, and without Boldin and Hyde, there's no chance it improves.
49ers Can Use Bye Week To Regroup After Disappointing 3-6 StartWith the surprising 17-16 home win over the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday in Blaine Gabbert's starting debut at Levi's Stadium, the San Francisco 49ers now get a week off.
Injury Report: Health Isn't Improving For Sinking 49ers In Week 9The San Francisco 49ers are going nowhere in 2015, and this week's organizational choices have demonstrated that. Adding more fuel to the "tanking" conversation is the long list of injured players that can't contribute on the field this week against the Atlanta Falcons at home. Six players were unable to workout on Thursday, and that includes key pieces like cornerback Kenneth Acker, wide receiver Anquan Boldin, offensive guard Alex Boone and running back Carlos Hyde.