49ers Looking for an Upset Win in Denver

 

The very shorthanded San Francisco 49ers enter Sunday night’s matchup with the Denver Broncos on a three game winning streak. Being that they are very shorthanded, a four game winning streak is going to be difficult to pull off. Even at full strength winning a game in Denver versus the defending AFC Champions is a mighty task, but the 49ers go into Sunday evening missing several anchors of their defense. This is no way to enter a game versus Peyton Manning. Not to mention Wes Welker, Julius/Demariyus Thomas and the rest of Denver’s offense which is third in the NFL in points per game at 29.4. Couple this with the fact that Denver’s defense is second in the NFL in DVOA and it’s easy to see why this is going to be possibly the toughest game the 49ers play in the 2014 regular season.
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Video: CBS Sports Previews the Week 7 49ers at Broncos Matchup

San Francisco 49ers vs Denver Broncos

Pete Prisco and Pat Kirwan preview the NFL Week 7 matchup between the San Francisco 49ers and Denver Broncos.

49ers Take Their Show on the Road

The San Francisco 49ers 2014 season has begun in a eerily similar fashion to their 2013 campaign. After a sketchy 1-2 start that had many fingers placed firmly on the panic button, the 49ers have turned things around and are on a mini winning streak. Last season the 49ers travelled to St Louis for a primetime battle in week four. That victory was the first of a five game winning streak that propelled the team to a 12-4 record. This season, the 49ers make the trek to the midwest in week six, hoping to extend their current winning streak against a Rams team that currently sits at 1-3.
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Poll: Who Wins the NFC West Battle – Rams or 49ers

San Francisco 49ers vs St. Louis Rams


NFL Week Six Capsule – San Francisco vs St.Louis MNF

SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS (3-2) AT ST. LOUIS RAMS (1-3)

SERIES

49ERS RAMS
MON. RECORD 45-25 26-30
SERIES LEADER 63-62-3
STREAKS 2 of past 3
COACHES VS. OPP. Harbaugh: 4-1-1 Fisher: 3-4-1
LAST WEEK W 22-17 vs. Chiefs L 34-28 at Eagles
LAST GAME 12/1/13: Rams 13 at 49ers 23. San Francisco TE Vernon Davis has 82 receiving yards, including 17-yard TD catch. 49ers WR Anquan Boldin adds 9 receptions for 98 yards.
LAST GAME AT SITE 9/26/13: 49ers 35, Rams 11. San Francisco RB Frank Gore rushes for 153 yards & TD. Boldin catches 5 passes for 90 yards & TD. Davis adds 12-yard TD reception.
BROADCAST ESPN (7:30 PM CT): Mike Tirico, Jon Gruden, Lisa Salters (Field reporter). Westwood One: Kevin Harlan, Kurt Warner, Hub Arkush (Field reporter). SIRIUS: 88 (WW1), 93 (SF), 92 (StL). XM: 88 (WW1), 225 (SF), 226 (StL).

STATS

PASSING Kaepernick: 97-150-1113-7-4-91.3
  1. Davis: 97-143-1129-6-3-96.8
RUSHING Gore: 77-365 (3C)-4.7-1 Stacy: 53-223-4.2-1
RECEIVING Boldin: 25-303-12.1-0 Quick: 21-322-15.3-3
OFFENSE 352.0 392.8
TAKE/GIVE +5 (2C) -3
DEFENSE 282.8 (2L) 344.8
SACKS
  1. Smith: 3
Donald (R): 1
INTs Cox: 3 (T1L) 3 tied: 1
PUNTING Lee: 47.1 Hekker: 43.6
KICKING Dawson: 44 (3C) (11/11 PAT; 11/13 FG) Zuerlein: 30 (9/9 PAT; 7/8 FG)

NOTES

49ERS: Have won past 6 on MNF, outscoring opp. 164-49…QB COLIN KAEPERNICK went 2-0 with 113.4 rating last year vs.StL. Is 3-0 on MNF with 6 TDs, 0 INTs & 126.8 rating. Has 100+ rating in all 3…RB FRANK GORE aims for 5th in row vs. StL with TD. Has 15 rush TDs in past 14 meetings…WR MICHAEL CRABTREE aims for 4th MNF game in row with 100+ yards or TD. TE VERNON DAVIS aims for 3rd in row vs. StL with TD. Since 2009 (incl. playoffs), is 2nd in NFL with 53 rec. TDs. WR STEVIE JOHNSON aims for 3rd in row with TD catch. WR ANQUAN BOLDIN has 97 catches & 1,326 yards in career vs. StL, his most vs. opp. Has 5 TDs in past 4 on MNF…In 10/4/09 meeting, LB PATRICK WILLIS had 2.5 sacks & 23-yard INT-TD. Is only player in team history with 2.5+ sacks & INT-TD in game. Since entering NFL in 2007, is only player with 20+ sacks (20.5), 15+ FF (16) & 8+ INTs (8). DT JUSTIN SMITH has 3.5 sacks in past 3 on MNF…RAMS: QB AUSTIN DAVIS has 300+ yards & 3+ TDs in past 2 starts. QB SHAUN HILL played 3 seasons with SF (2007-09). Played 18 games with 16 starts (10 wins) & had 87.3 rating…RB ZAC STACY rushed for 134 yards in only MNF game (10/28/13 vs. Sea.). Had 4 100-yard rush games in past 7 at home…WR BRIAN QUICK had career-high 2 TDs last week. Has 3 TDs in past 2. Had TD catch in last meeting. WR KENNY BRITT had TD last week. WR-PR TAVON AUSTIN has 6 career TDs (4 rec., 1 rush, 1 PR)…DE ROBERT QUINN had sack in last home meeting. Has 4 sacks in 3 career MNF games. Has 20 sacks in past 21. Since entering NFL in 2012, CB JANORIS JENKINS has 4 INT-TDs, tied for most in NFL. Since entering NFL in 2009, LB JAMES LAURINAITIS is only player with 12+ sacks (12) & 9+ INTs (9).

49ers Face Familiar Foe

Fresh off of last week’s way too close for comfort victory over the Eagles, the San Francisco 49ers have a chance to start a winning streak on Sunday at Levi’s Stadium versus the Kansas City Chiefs. Being at .500 at the quarter pole of the season if all well and good, especially after dropping two in a row, but is the Super Bowl is the goal, then winning home games is a must. After facing an undefeated Eagles squad last week, the schedule does not get any easier, with the Chiefs rolling into Santa Clara fresh off of an annihilation of the unusually vulnerable Patriots. It’s time for the 49ers to build some momentum before heading out on the road for four of their next five games.
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Chiefs at 49ers Wednesday Injury Report

KANSAS CITY CHIEFS

Practice Report

DID NOT PARTICIPATE IN PRACTICE

Wednesday

WR Donnie Avery (groin), S Eric Berry (ankle)

LIMITED PARTICIPATION IN PRACTICE

Wednesday

RB Jamaal Charles (ankle), LB Tamba Hali (knee), CB Sean Smith (groin)

FULL PARTICIPATION IN PRACTICE

Wednesday

CB Christopher Owens (thumb), RB De’Anthony Thomas (hamstring), LB Frank Zombo (hamstring)

SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS

Practice Report

Wednesday

Practice Not Complete

Eagles at 49ers NFL Week Four Inactives

Eagles: QB Matt Barkley, WR Josh Huff, DB Jaylen Watkins, C Jason Kelce, OL Kevin Graf, LB Mychal Kendricks, DE Taylor Hart.

49ers:
QB Josh Johnson, WR Quinton Patton, CB Tramaine Brock, OL Dillon Farrell, C Marcus Martin, TE Vance McDonald, DT Tank Carradine.