Team Grades: Raiders Fall In 'Trap Game' As Bears Upset OaklandRiding a two-game win streak, the Raiders went into the Windy City feeling a little too comfortable against a winless Bears team and paid the price with a heartbreaking 20-22 defeat.
Raiders Grades: Oakland Records Historic Road Win Over BrownsWith one swing of the bat, Jack Del Rio accomplished something the Oakland Raiders organization hadn’t been able to do in a very long time.
Team Grades: Led By QB Derek Carr, Raiders Upset Ravens, 37-33 In Week 2Going in as seven-point underdogs, the Oakland Raiders stunned the visiting Baltimore Ravens to the tune of 37-33, powered by a fourth-quarter comeback by second-year quarterback Derek Carr.
Team Grades: 49ers Defense Better Than Anyone Expected In Monday Night WinFor all the changes in personnel and the unfavorable matchups against the Minnesota Vikings, the San Francisco 49ers defense really played like it was 2011 on Monday night in the season-opening game. The passing game still has miles to go, but running back Carlos Hyde demonstrated he's more than capable of replacing Frank Gore in the lineup. Overall, it was a great night for the 49ers as they started the 2015 NFL season with a surprisingly easy victory.
Team Grades: Lions Season Ends In DallasThe Detroit Lions had a lead in their playoff game against the Dallas Cowboys, but couldn't hold on for the win.
Team Grades: Steelers Fall To Ravens, 30-17The Pittsburgh Steelers watched their 2014 hopes slip away as the Baltimore Ravens took advantage of mistakes and won the wild card playoff game, 30-17.
Team Grades: 49ers Start Strong, Stumble Late In Overtime Loss To ChargersThe 49ers added another bad loss to their 2014 season. This time they blew a huge lead, losing at home and extending the teams losing streak. San Francisco played well enough to win, but not for the entire game and it cost them another win.
Team Grades: 49ers Unable To Prevent Peyton Manning From Making History, Lose Big To BroncosThe 49ers played one of the AFC's best and lost big. They played an elite team and didn't play well, so San Francisco was blown out. However, it's just one loss and one that is no surprise at the end of the day.
Grades: 49ers Start Slow, End Fast In 31-17 Win Over RamsAfter falling behind early, the 49ers responded and beat the St. Louis Rams. The offense, defense and special teams all got involved in this latest win.
Team Grades: 49ers Good But Not Great, Beat Chiefs In ThrillerThe 49ers won their second straight game against a good Kansas City team due to ball control. They ran the ball to set up the pass and relied on field goals to outlast a game Chiefs' squad.
Team Grades: 49ers Start Strong, Stumble Late And Lose To CardinalsSan Francisco raced to the early lead than watched their opponent come back take the lead and snuff any attempt of a 49er comeback. The end result being a 23-14 Cardinal victory and a 49er team under .500.
49ers (For Now) Silence Critics, Hold Off Cowboys In OpenerAll the problems that seemed to be facing the 49ers were worked out on the field. The offense looked fine, the defense stepped up and the result was a road win, that was far from a lock. f the 49ers can continue to improve, they will be back in the thick of things at the end of the season.