A season of rebirth has come full circle for the 49ers, who are hosting the NFC Championship Game against the New York Giants on Sunday just one year after a six-win season. The Jim Harbaugh era has just begun and nobody knows how it ultimately will play out, but there's a sense the best is yet to come after a stunning turnaround season that almost defies description. And it's not done yet.
January 18, 2012
Which way does the thumb turn for the 49ers after their 20-10 victory over the Cleveland Browns, including an unbeaten October, RB Frank Gore charging past Roger Craig, a perfectly balanced offense, LB Ahmad Brooks bringing the heat, QB Alex Smith, Joe Staley and Isaac Sopoaga catching passes, S Dashon Goldson and DT Justin Smith getting screwed on mean hits and much, much more? Check inside.
October 30, 2011
The 49ers have another dreaded staph infection scare with the news that nose tackle Isaac Sopoaga has contracted such an infection. The 49ers are mum on injuries, so no one's sure the extent of the situation, but Sopoaga was listed as doubtful on Friday's official injury report and is not expected to play against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Sunday's battle of first-place teams at Candlestick Park.
October 7, 2011
Now that the 49ers are digging in for their first training camp of the Jim Harbaugh era, we take a look down the roster at eight key veteran players who are poised for a breakout in 2011 under the tutelage of the team's new coaching staff.
July 28, 2011