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49ers DST holds Chiefs in check
|by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com|
|(10/6/14) The 49ers defense held an opponent under 20 points for the first time since the season opener in Week 5, a 22-17 win over the Chiefs.
The 49ers held the Chiefs to just 265 yards of total offense on 50 plays, though the Chiefs did score on both of their red zone trips. San Francisco forced one turnover in the game, and failed to record a single sack of quarterback Alex Smith.
The 49ers DST got the job done Sunday without the benefit of big plays. They will look to keep rolling in Week 6, with a matchup against the Rams on the way Monday.
49ers allow 17 second-half points in Week 3 loss
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
|(9/21/14) The 49ers defense allowed 17 second-half points Sunday, and the Cardinals stormed back for a 23-14 win Week 3. Arizona finished with 338 yards, which included 84 rushing yards.
San Francisco held Arizona to a pair of first-half field goals before rookie wide receiver John Brown had touchdown catches of 21 and 24 yards in the third quarter to put Arizona ahead.
The 49ers did force a fumble of wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald in the red zone in the fourth quarter. However, they recorded no sacks and no interceptions in the loss.
San Francisco is back in action Week 4 vs. Philadelphia.
San Francisco DST has a field day with Tony Romo
|by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com|
|(9/7/14) The 49ers DST had a field day with Tony Romo and the Cowboys Week 1.
San Francisco wasted no time picking up points. On the Cowboys first drive of the game, the 49ers forced a fumble and ran it back for a touchdown. They nearly scored again on Dallas' third drive. Tony Romo threw an interception to Eric Reid. Reid nearly brought it back all the way, but was taken down at the 2-yard line.
The team more than made up for that miss over the course of the game. San Francisco managed to pick off Romo two more times. They also picked up three sacks.
While the performance was mostly dominant, the 49ers proved to be somewhat vulnerable in the run game. DeMarco Murray managed 118 yards on 22 carries.
The 49ers DST will take on the Bears Week 2.
49ers DST to be tested Week 1
|by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com|
|(9/4/14) The 49ers DST will get a big test Week 1 against the Cowboys.
San Francisco is dealing with some big losses on defense heading into the season. Glenn Dorsey and NaVorro Bowman are both sidelined with injuries, Aldon Smith is currently suspended and the team lost three members of the secondary during free agency. While the unit has been strong in the past, that’s a lot to overcome.
It doesn’t help that the club is taking on the Cowboys Week 1. Because Dallas’ defense was so bad last season, the offense had to compensate by getting into shootouts each week. They were successful, as Fantasy defenses averaged 5.06 Fantasy points per game when facing the Cowboys. That was the second lowest figure in the league.
More of the same is expected from Dallas this season, which means the 49ers could have their hands full Week 1. It’s tough to carry two defenses early in the year, but there’s just too much going on here to recommend San Francisco as a strong Fantasy start.
49ers surrenders costly touchdown late in title game
|by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com|
|(1/19/14) The 49ers gave up a costly fourth quarter touchdown, which proved to be the difference in Sunday's NFC Championship game against the Seahawks in Seattle.|
With the Niners up 17-13, Aldon Smith jumped offside on a 4th-and-7, which gave Seattle a free play, and Russell Wilson hooked up with Jermaine Kearse, who made a leaping catch over Carlos Rogers in the end zone with 13:52 remaining in the game. The defense also had a tough time keeping Marshawn Lynch in check, who gashed San Francisco's defense for 109 yards and a touchdown on 22 carries.
The defense recovered a fumble, forced four sacks but allowed 308 yards of total offense in a 23-17 defeat. The 49ers also received bad news, as left guard Mike Iupati suffered a broken ankle and NaVorro Bowman torn his ACL in his left knee, according to Comcast SportsNet Bay Area.