The biggest on-field reason the 49ers made it to the bye week with a 5-1 record is their stifling run defense. With one of the best front-sevens in the NFL, the 49ers have neutralized each opponent's top running back.
The 49ers' turnaround from a year ago has been dramatic, but this team was not built overnight. Insider Matt Maiocco looks at the current players acquired by S.F. from the Terry Donahue era to the present.
Defensive coordinator Vic Fangio called it the best defensive performance he's ever witnessed. Coach Jim Harbaugh concurred. Matt Maiocco goes player-by-player from the big Week 6 win in Detroit.
It was the defensive effort that made Jim Harbaugh gush after the win, but the offense came up big when the 49ers needed them. Here's Matt Maiocco's comprehensive review.
When you were watching the 49ers-Lions game, did you think Jim Harbaugh made a mistake by challenging Brandon Pettigrew's touchdown? Turns out he knew what he was doing all along.
If you watched the 49ers-Lions game yesterday, you saw a lot of referee Mike Carey. Thankfully for the 49ers, his crew got the last call right.
Despite the ugly and controversial events at the end of the game, the Detroit Lions managed to give San Francisco credit for its 25-19 win in Week 6.
The 49ers got huge contributions Sunday from rookie outside linebackerdefensive end Aldon Smith and cornerback Chris Culliver in the team's 25-19 victory over the Detroit Lions at Ford Field.
Parys Haralson and Adam Snyder sustained injuries that forced them out of the 49ers' lineup Sunday, but neither is expected to miss much time and their backups did just fine in their absence.
A skirmish broke out following the 49ers' 25-19 win over the Lions Sunday, when head coaches Jim Harbaugh and Jim Schwartz exchanged words on the field.
Despite committing 11 penalties in the first half, David Akers' 55-yard field goal as time expired gave the 49ers a 12-10 halftime lead.
With Braylon Edwards nursing a knee injury, and Joshua Morgan out for the remainder of the season, Ted Ginn Jr. will make his first start at WR. Who else is inactive for the 49ers?
WR Joshua Morgan sustained a fractured right lower leg against the Bucs, effectively ending his season. He has a message to all of the 49er faithful...
After a week of uncertainty, the 49ers list of player who will be inactive against the Lions is down to three, meaning Mike Iupati, Isaac Sopoaga and Shawntae Spencer will be ready.