While the 49ers have spent time preparing for the Falcons and Giants, there is no doubt which potential opponent is drawing the most attention. Coach Jim Harbaugh was surprisingly candid about it on Wednesday.
Matt Maiocco spoke with Jed York on Chronicle Live and learned that the young 49ers president and CEO was told by Bill Walsh that losing members of the coaching staff is part of running a good organization.
On Tuesday, Greg Roman said the Penn State job is the kind of position that would be a job in which he could retire. Although he is a finalist to become the next Nittany Lions head coach, his sole focus is with the 49ers.
The 49ers do plan on improving their quarterback situation next season, but they don't believe they have to make any big acquisitions for that to happen.
After a stretch when the 49ers managed TDs on just 3 of 18 red zone trips, Jim Harbaugh decided to pit the first team offense against the first team defense in practice. That will continue this week.
49ers offensive coordinator Greg Roman is among the candidates for the Penn State head-coaching opening, as first reported by the Big Ten Network.
Jim Harbaugh said this to quarterback Alex Smith: 'Hey, we're going to want you to come back here next year.'
We now know who the 49ers will play next season, and where. Insider Matt Maiocco breaks down the NFL's formula in determining the 2012 matchups.
The 49ers made history after their win over the Rams in the regular-season finale on Sunday when they set two and tied one NFL single-season record.
Pro Bowl linebacker Patrick Willis returned to action against the Rams, but said his feet felt heavy after recording four tackles in the season finale.
The 49ers will face either the New Orleans Saints or the winner of the Atlanta-New York Giants game at Candlestick Park in the divisional round of the NFC playoffs on Jan. 14 at 1:30 p.m., the NFL announced Sunday night.
After allowing the Rams to come back and get within a touchdown, Jim Harbaugh was more feisty than usual after the 49ers' hold-on-for-dear-life 34-27 victory over the St. Louis Rams on Sunday.
Defensive lineman Justin Smith aggravated a left knee injury Sunday, and 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh thought his day was over. But when the 49ers needed the defense to step up, Smith stepped out on the field.
The 49ers fell behind 7-0 early, stormed back to take a 34-13 lead, and held off a late surge to win in St. Louis 34-27. With the win, the 49ers earned the No. 2 seed a first-round bye in the NFC playoffs.
Linebacker Patrick Willis will return to the starting lineup for the 49ers on Sunday against the St. Louis Rams after missing three games with a right hamstring strain. However, Ted Ginn Jr. and Kyle Williams are inactive.