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Penalties, Turnovers Doom 49ers, Spoil Opening Of Levi’s Stadium

It’s hard to win when you play like the 49ers did Sunday Night. When you get called for 13 penalties and commit 4 turnovers its hard to win in the NFL. They still outplayed Chicago and had a chance late to win, but fell short.

09/15/2014

SEATTLE, WA - JANUARY 11: Linebacker Heath Farwell #55 of the Seattle Seahawks runs out of the tunnel with the 12th Man flag before taking on the New Orleans Saints during the NFC Divisional Playoff Game at CenturyLink Field on January 11, 2014 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

Three Keys To A Seattle Seahawks NFC Title

Seattle and San Francisco have each won their home game against each other. With the rubber match taking place at CenturyLink Field, which game will be played? The blowout 29-3 Seattle win in Week 2 or the 19-17 gritty win by the 49ers in Week 14?

01/15/2014

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - NOVEMBER 10: Colin Kaepernick #7 of the San Francisco 49ers is pressured by Thomas Davis #58 and Luke Kuechly #59 of the Carolina Panthers at Candlestick Park on November 10, 2013 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

49ers Don’t Want Revenge On Panthers, They Just Want To Win

The San Francisco 49ers are preparing to face off with the Carolina Panthers for the second time this season, but there is a lot more on the line this time.

01/07/2014

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - SEPTEMBER 08: Randall Cobb #18 of the Green Bay Packers stretches across the goal line for a touchdown while being pulled down by Carlos Rogers #22 of the San Francisco 49ers in the first quarter at Candlestick Park on September 8, 2013 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

49ers, Packers Renew Rivalry In Opening Round Of Playoffs

Two of the NFL’s most decorated franchises will meet this Sunday when the Packers and 49ers meet in a NFC Wild Card matchup. The winner will move on in the playoffs, while the loser will face a disappointing end to a season that started with much higher aspirations.

12/30/2013

GLENDALE, AZ - DECEMBER 29: Wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald #11 of the Arizona Cardinals is tackled by free safety Eric Reid #35 of the San Francisco 49ers after a reception during the fourth quarter of the NFL game at the University of Phoenix Stadium on December 29, 2013 in Glendale, Arizona. The 49ers defeated the Cardinals 23-20. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

49ers Defense Holds Off Arizona Cardinals In Season Finale

In their final game of the regular season, the 49ers beat a Cardinal team that was playing for their playoff lives. In a game that they had to win, Arizona put up a valiant effort, but could not beat a San Francisco team that enter the playoffs on a 6 game winning streak.

12/30/2013

GREEN BAY, WI - DECEMBER 08: Matt Ryan #2 of the Atlanta Falcons passes against the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field on December 8, 2013 in Green Bay, Wisconsin. The Packers defeated the Falcons 22-21. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Atlanta Falcons Have Perfect Stage To Exact Revenge On San Francisco 49ers

While the rematch from last year’s NFC Championship Game will not quite live up to the hype that was expected when the season started, it’s still a very interesting match-up. Both teams have plenty to play for and will do everything they can to leave the field Monday with win.

12/17/2013

TAMPA, FL - DECEMBER 15: Quarterback Colin Kaepernick #7 of the San Francisco 49ers yells after running for a first down in the 4th quarter against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers December 15, 2013 at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida. The 49ers won 33 - 14. (Photo by Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)

Team Grades: 49ers Don’t Back Down Against Scrappy Buccaneers

It was obvious after each team’s opening drives that the best team on the field in Tampa Bay was the visitor. While it was a one possession game late, San Francisco dominated their opponent from start to finish, getting a little something from everyone on the way to their 10th win of the season.

12/16/2013

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - DECEMBER 08: Phil Dawson #9 of the San Francisco 49ers kicks a twenty two yard field goal against the Seattle Seahawks with thirty one seconds left in the fourth quarter at Candlestick Park on December 8, 2013 in San Francisco, California. The 49ers won the game 19-17. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

Phil Dawson And Defense Fuel 49er Victory

In a game that they had to win, San Francisco responded. They beat the best team in the NFC, (record-wise) and remain in control of their playoff destiny.

12/09/2013

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - DECEMBER 01: Patrick Willis #52 of the San Francisco 49ers sacks quarterback Kellen Clemens #10 of the St. Louis Rams during the fourth quarter at Candlestick Park on December 1, 2013 in San Francisco, California. The 49ers won the game 23-13. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

49ers Team Grades: Defense Impressive In Win Over St. Louis Rams

The 49ers swept their season series against the Rams due to the play of the defense. While all phases of the team chipped in, it was the San Francisco defense that ensured that they maintain control of their playoff destiny as the 49ers won their second straight game.

12/02/2013

ST. LOUIS, MO - NOVEMBER 24: Benny Cunningham #36 of the St. Louis Rams rushes in the third quarter against the Chicago Bears at the Edward Jones Dome on November 24, 2013 in St. Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Michael Thomas/Getty Images)ST. LOUIS, MO - NOVEMBER 24: Benny Cunningham #36 of the St. Louis Rams rushes in the third quarter against the Chicago Bears at the Edward Jones Dome on November 24, 2013 in St. Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Michael Thomas/Getty Images)

Concussions Plague Rams While 49ers Injury Report Shows A Team Slowly Getting Healthy

Despite the long list of names on the 49ers injury report, the fact remains that they are getting healthier. The Rams, on the other hand have a few players getting over concussions that may not be available Sunday.

11/29/2013

ST. LOUIS, MO - NOVEMBER 24: Kellen Clemens #10 of the St. Louis Rams looks to pass the ball against the Chicago Bears at the Edward Jones Dome on November 24, 2013 in St. Louis, Missouri. The Rams beat the Bears 42-21. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)

To Extend Winning Streak 49ers Will Have To Beat Much Improved Rams

If San Francisco hopes to avoid their 5th loss this season, they are going to have to beat a St. Louis team that has improved its level of play since their week 4 match-up. While this is far from an easy win, the 49ers are at home, seem to have their offense on the right track, and should sweep the season series against their division rival.

11/27/2013

NEW ORLEANS, LA - NOVEMBER 17: Robert Meachem #17 of the New Orleans Saints runs the ball past Donte Whitner #31 of the San Francisco 49ers at Mercedes-Benz Superdome on November 17, 2013 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images)

49ers Lose Second Straight On Last Second Field Goal

For the second time in two weeks the 49ers lost a game in which they have to feel that they should have won. While they played admirably, the bottom line is that San Francisco needs to get back to their winning ways if they hope to make it back to the playoffs.

11/18/2013

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