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.
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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 […]