Offseason Forecast: San Francisco 49ers
The 49ers are in the midst of a major offseason makeover. But questions surround San Francisco about its direction. Can new coach Jim Tomsula and Colin Kaepernick right the ship?
Colin Kaepernick struggles; Niners' playoff hopes dim
Colin Kaepernick struggled again for the 49ers on Thursday night in a pivotal loss to the Seahawks. Has Kaepernick regressed and are the Niners behind the eight ball in terms of trying to crack the postseason?
Injuries: Sammy Watkins, Fred Jackson questionable
The Buffalo Bills could be sans two playmakers for Sunday's pivotal clash against the Chiefs as Sammy Watkins and Fred Jackson both are questionable. Here's the latest on the Week 10 injury report.
Stevie Johnson not frustrated by lack of playing time
Stevie Johnson has been productive for the San Francisco 49ers this season, but remains buried at No. 4 on the depth chart. The wideout said he's not frustrated because the players in front of him aren't weak.
Tre Mason, Bryce Brown to see uptick in playing time?
Opportunity is knocking for running backs Tre Mason and Bryce Brown, Chris Wesseling writes. Find out who else is due for an uptick in playing time in the Week 8 Snap Report.
NFL Power Rankings, Week 7: Dallas Cowboys vault into top five
How high do the Dallas Cowboys fly in the latest edition of the Power Rankings? How low do the Pittsburgh Steelers go? Elliot Harrison reassesses the NFL pecking order heading into Week 7.
San Francisco 49ers at best when things look bleak
Like their coach Jim Harbaugh, this San Francisco 49ers team appears to revel in drama. Anquan Boldin and his teammates seem to play their best when things look dark, like on "Monday Night Football."
Colin Kaepernick throws for 300 in win over Rams
On the strength of Colin Kaepernick's third career game over 300 passing yards, the San Francisco 49ers went into St. Louis and handed the Rams a 31-17 loss Monday night.
Niners spoil Alex Smith's return to San Francisco
Frank Gore and the San Francisco 49ers spoiled Alex Smith's return to the Bay Area, as the Niners beat the Chiefs at Levi's Stadium.
San Francisco 49ers season preview: Defense slipping?
The San Francisco 49ers still boast productive starters in Patrick Willis and Frank Gore. But are they deep enough to keep up with the division-rival Seattle Seahawks on both sides of the ball?
Stevie Johnson trying to lock down No. 3 receiver role
The 49ers traded for Stevie Johnson with the expectation that he was going to be the No. 3 receiver. However, Johnson is still competing for the role and acknowledged he's no longer a featured part of the offense.
Thirteen things you need to know from training camp
The Indianapolis Colts have been hit hard by injuries in this summer's "war of attrition." Chris Wesseling tells you what else you need to know from Friday's training camp action.
Michael Crabtree (hamstring) out 1-2 weeks for 49ers
Jim Harbaugh revealed Friday that Michael Crabtree is "working through something" and could miss a week or two of practices. Will the 49ers be without his fellow receiver Brandon Lloyd as well?
Brandon Lloyd: Season away from NFL was a 'relief'
Brandon Lloyd signed with the San Francisco 49ers in April after a season away from the NFL. Surprisingly, the past year was "kind of a relief" for the wide receiver. Does he have a shot at a roster spot?
Making the Leap, No. 14: Texans' DeAndre Hopkins
DeAndre Hopkins of the Texans finished second among rookie wide receivers in a roller-coaster 2013 season. Chris Wesseling examines his breakout potential in Bill O'Brien's offense.
Jim Harbaugh predicts 'breakout' year for Kaepernick
San Francisco 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh is expecting big things from quarterback Colin Kaepernick. Could the new offensive acquisitions be the reason why?
Stevie Johnson on 49ers' WRs: 'Now, we're all ones'
The 49ers spent last season struggling with depth at receiver. That shouldn't be a problem in 2014, with the newly acquired Stevie Johnson saying: "The defense has gotta pick their poison."
Bruce Ellington picked 106th by San Francisco 49ers
South Carolina's Bruce Ellington was drafted by the 49ers in the fourth round (106th overall). Ellington, cousin of Cardinals running back Andre Ellington, adds some speed to the Niners' receiving corps.