Team Grades: 49ers Better At Home But Still Not Good Enough Against PackersThe San Francisco 49ers embarrassed themselves in Weeks 2 and 3 on the road, but back home for Week 4, they played much better against the best quarterback in the NFL.
At 40, Phil Dawson Enjoys Role As Mentor To Rookie Punter
49ers Kicker Phil Dawson Still Going Strong At 40
49ers Coach Jim Tomsula Will Guide Players On Social Media
Fake Punt Helps 49ers Beat Chiefs 22-17 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.
49ers Offense Needs More Consistency For Home Opener Against BearsThe 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.
49ers' K Dawson Doubts Ability At Levi's Stadium
Fantasy Football: Top 10 NFL Kickers To DraftLet’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.
The Grant Napear Show - January 8, 2014
Phil Dawson And Defense Fuel 49er VictoryIn 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.
Kicking Game Is No Longer 49ers Achilles HeelWhile 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.
49ers Rely On Rookie And Veteran To Fill Voids 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.