Colin Kaepernick threw for 201 yards and a touchdown, Frank Gore ran for 107 yards and the San Francisco 49ers converted a fake punt to beat the Kansas City Chiefs 22-17 on Sunday.
The San Francisco 49ers won their first game of the 2014 season, but they didn’t generate enough offense consistently on their own. Gifted four turnovers by the Dallas Cowboys, the 49ers didn’t score at all in the second half of the game. They’ll need to make sure they create their own opportunities in Week Two against the Chicago Bears at the Levi’s Stadium opener.
Phil Dawson converted 49 of his 50 pregame kicks, even a pair of 58-yard field goals going from each direction. That’s about as accurate as San Francisco’s veteran place kicker has been in recent years. […]
Let’s not kid ourselves: a kicker is not going to win you a fantasy title. But in a tight match-up, you’ll take all the points you can get. All of these players are last-round selections, but you might as well have a strategy for crafting your kicker rankings.
Grant opened the show discussing the Kings’ win over the Blazers last night at Sleep Train Arena. Callers talked about the NFL playoffs, the Kings’ defense, and this Sunday’s matchup between the 49ers and Panthers. […]
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.
While the 49ers have had arguably the best punter in the game the past few seasons, the same can’t be said for their kicking game. Last year Special teams play hurt San Francisco during the regular season and again in Super Bowl. So far in 2013, the 49ers have shored up this weakness, and continue to strengthen their argument as the most complete team in the league.
The 49ers had two big holes to fill this offseason, with the departure of Dashon Goldson and the release of David Akers. It would be impossible to have any sustained success with question marks at both positions, but after the Week 1 performances of Phil Dawson and Eric Reid, it appears that the 49ers have found a short-term replacement for Akers, and long-term answer for Goldson.
Here’s the deal with kickers. You’re not drafting one until the last round. Here’s our top 12 kickers to draft.
Former 49ers kicker and CSN Bay Area 49ers analyst Joe Nedney joined Jason Ross to talk of the signing of veteran kicker Phil Dawson. He talks about some of his concerns with Dawson’s age and […]