San Francisco 49ers Season In Review: Tough Going For Tomsula And KaepernickThe 2015 San Francisco 49ers didn't stand much of a chance, considering how much talent the defense lost from the previous season. Injuries didn't help, nor did the ineffectiveness of starting quarterback Colin Kaepernick.
Dawson Kicks 23-Yard Winning Field Goal, 49ers Beat RamsJim Tomsula kept the focus on his players until the very end, just as he has strived to do all season long. Then, after smiling in his last news conference as 49ers head coach, he was fired less than 90 minutes later Sunday night.
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.
Team Grades: 49ers Start Strong In Motown But Fade In Second HalfThe San Francisco 49ers scored a touchdown in the first quarter Sunday against the Detroit Lions, the first time the S.F. offense had managed an early TD all season. When the 49ers tied the score with 40 seconds left in the first half, things looked good for San Francisco. But it wasn't to be, as Detroit shut out the 49ers in the second half on the way to a 32-17 victory at Ford Field.
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.
Struggles Of 49ers In 2015 Bring Back Dark Memories Of A Decade AgoThe San Francisco 49ers went through some dark days in the 2000s, posting a four-year mark of 18-46 under two different coaches.
49ers Veterans Try To Keep Team Together Down The StretchAhmad Brooks sees no need for a chat with 49ers coach Jim Tomsula after the linebacker's suggestion that San Francisco overlooked Cleveland last week and might have been "big-headed."
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.
Is Blaine Gabbert Good Enough To Lead The 49ers In 2016?Since installing QB Blaine Gabbert as the starter last month, the San Francisco 49ers have posted a 2-2 record after a 2-6 start to the season. The defense is holding its own, even on the road now, and Gabbert certainly has played well enough to win games.
Blaine Gabbert Keeps Getting Better By The Week For 49ersJim Tomsula took notice during Blaine Gabbert's days as a backup quarterback for San Francisco how he arrived to work each morning at 6 a.m., cup of coffee in hand, ready to study film.
Team Grades: 49ers Show Up On The Road In 26-20 Overtime WinThe San Francisco 49ers won their first road game of the year Sunday in Chicago, beating the Bears in overtime on a long pass play from Blaine Gabbert to Torrey Smith.