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Defense, Defense, Defense!

It’s blah, blah, blah week while we wait for next Sunday’s Super Bowl game. While it’s nice that the Niners and Chiefs are doing the yapping, and not some other team from the East Coast, it’s still a lot of

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Gloat Sandwich

The 49ers and Packers had a pretty good rivalry in the late ’90s, albeit a bit one sided. Brett Farve had their number and knocked them out of the playoffs in 1995, 1996, and 1997. The Niners finally beat him in

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Let’s Go Get A Ring

Okay, here we are again. Back in the playoffs, number one seed, and as good a chance as any team to advance to the Super Bowl. Not exactly what any of us envisioned at the start of the season, but

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Win and In

At one point early in the season, Jimmy Garoppolo had thrown for 7 TDs and 5 interceptions. Not heart warming numbers. Since then, he’s gone 19 and 6. Numbers almost exactly recorded by the QB in New England who’s had 20

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Home Stretch

The number one seed in the playoffs went bye-bye this past weekend. At least for now. But it brings back into focus the only goal that seemed reasonable when the season started – making the playoffs at all. The 49ers

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Game of the Year?

You’d have to go back to the early nineties to find the last time the 49ers started a season 10-1. They did so in 1990 and squared off with the Giants, who were also 10-1. The Niners won that one

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The Gauntlet

After three straight games against squirty QBs, the 49er front seven is probably relieved to face a normal pocket passer – even if it is the so-called top QB in the game. Aaron Rodgers can run a bit, but it isn’t

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Prove It or Lose It

Hey, look! We’ve got ourselves a MUST WIN GAME! Hahaha. We haven’t had one of these in quite awhile. But, let’s face it, if the 49ers can’t beat the Seahawks here at home, they’re not likely to in Seattle. And

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Rubber Meets the Road

Before getting injured, Cam Newton led Carolina to an 0-2 record. Then Kyle Allen took over and the Panthers won four straight. Newton is reportedly more or less healthy now, but HC Ron Rivera will apparently roll the dice this weekend with Allen. The

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King of the Hill

It’s not the heartbreak of psoriasis, but 49er fans are going to have to dust off their ability to absorb a “disappointing loss” once again. When your team is dog meat for almost five years, there’s no such thing as

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Once and Future Past

In the previous century, the Rams and 49ers had an in-state rivalry that spanned 46 years. That all ended in 1995 when the clueless new owner of the Rams, Georgia Frontiere, moved the team to St. Louis. End of the rivalry.

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Upstart Bragging Rights

The Browns and 49ers haven’t been of much interest for a good while to NFL followers (except as sarcastic or comedic examples of poorly run franchises). But this year, both teams are the darlings of the expert prognosticators that glut

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Beware the Curse of the Three

If the 49ers were a long established contender, this Sunday might be considered a “trap game.” But the current team is still trying to prove it belongs, so it’s unlikely they will be taking any team lightly this year. Every

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Sustainable Growth?

When the 2019 schedule came out, it looked like the 49ers had a real shot at opening the season with three straight losses – maybe even five. The first two games were in the Eastern time zone, where the team

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Let’s See What We Got

The 2019 NFL season is at last upon us. The 49ers did a good (or lucky) job of negotiating the roster cut down weekend, not losing anybody they wanted. Of course, it helped that nobody else wanted any of the

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Wild Card Weekend

Two games on Wild Card weekend will determine the matchups for the Divisional round. In the AFC, it’s the Colts vs Texans game. If the Texans win, they go to New England and the winner of the Chargers vs Ravens

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Last Call For 2018

The 49ers have not won a road game all year. It would be a shame to ruin such a pristine swing and a miss by somehow eking out a victory against the Rams this Sunday in Los Angeles. After all,

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Bring Your Gum Wads

The Chicago Bears come to town this weekend, fresh from clinching the NFC North division. They would be more tempted to mail this game in if not for the falling fortunes of the Rams which have suddenly made the last

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Once More With Gusto

The Seahawks come to town next Sunday for an encore performance of “Kick my butt!” It’s doubtful the 49ers will be as generous this time around as they were two weeks ago in Seattle, when they gifted the Seahawks with

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Trending Up Meets Trending Down

The Broncos were left for dead last month. Their record was 3-6. Now it’s 6-6, after dispatching the Chargers and Steelers, and they might just slip into the playoffs if they keep on winning. Imagine their delight to find the

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Bend Over, Here It Comes Again

The 49ers make their annual trek to Seattle this weekend for their annual trouncing by the Seahawks. This will be the seventh consecutive year of embarrassment and futility up north. At the beginning of the season, it looked like things

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A Long Way From 1990

Okay, two wins in nine tries. We can build on this! Maybe. Nick Mullens will get a chance to prove or disprove that he was a one-shot wonder against the Raiders when he goes up against the free-falling New York

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2020 Schedule
9-13: AZ
9-20: @ NYJ
9-27: @ NYG

10-4: PHI (SNF)
10-11: MIA
10-18: LA RAMS (SNF)
10-25: @ NE

11-1: @ SEA
11-5: GB (TNF)
11-15: @ NO

BYE

11-29: @LAR

12-7: BUF (MNF)
12-13: WAS
12-20: @ DAL (SNF)
12-26: or 27 @ AZ

1-3: SEA

2020 Draft Class
1. DT Javon Kinlaw, South Carolina
1. WR Brandon Aiyuk, Arizona State
5. OL Colton McKivitz, West Virginia
6. TE Charlie Woerner, Georgia
7. WR Jauan Jennings, Tennessee
 
2019 Prognostications

Closest to the Pin:
   Bakkentom: 10-6
   Bullit: 10-6

Grumpy: 9-7
Skeebers: 8-8
Mr Fletch: 7-9
NJ49er: 7-9
Winder: 7-9

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