Modern NFL makes it harder for D to lead way to title

Football 01/02/19, 12:37

From Pittsburgh's Steel Curtain in the 1970s to Chicago's Monsters of the Midway in the '80s to Seattle's Legion of Boom more recently, dominant defenses have often been the story of the NFL postseason.High-powered offenses might generate the highlights, the fantasy points and victories in the regular season. But more ...

Melee in Bears-49ers game leads to 3 ejections

Football 12/23/18, 21:21

The Chicago Bears weren't about to let a late hit on quarterback Mitchell Trubisky go unanswered, and Richard Sherman wasn't going to let the Bears retaliate against San Francisco teammate Marcell Harris without a fight.When the melee ended following Harris' late hit in Sunday's 14-9 win for the Bears over ...

49ers QB Nick Mullens shows he belongs in NFL

Football 12/17/18, 19:20

No matter what happens when Jimmy Garoppolo is healthy again and steps back in as starting quarterback for the San Francisco 49ers, Nick Mullens has proven there's a place for him somewhere in the NFL.The former undrafted free agent out of Southern Mississippi who wasn't even deemed worthy enough to ...

No Penny, but Seahawks expect Baldwin back vs. 49ers

Football 12/14/18, 18:28

The Seattle Seahawks will be without one of their three running backs Sunday after rookie Rashaad Penny was ruled out with a knee injury.Penny, linebacker K.J. Wright and safety Maurice Alexander were all listed as out Friday. Another trio of key players was listed as questionable for the game in ...

49ers CB Richard Sherman irks former Seahawks teammates

Football 12/13/18, 19:09

When Richard Sherman downplayed Seattle's success by describing the Seahawks as a "middle of the road" team a few weeks ago, his former teammates took offense.Heading into the rematch this week between Sherman's new team, the San Francisco 49ers, and his old one, former teammate Frank Clark had a stern ...

Sherman’s return to Seattle mostly uneventful in 49ers loss

Football 12/02/18, 22:02

For most of the past 10 years, Richard Sherman and Doug Baldwin were inseparable. College teammates at Stanford. Pros together in Seattle.The first time facing each other as opponents in the pros was going to be noteworthy, no matter how much Sherman tried to downplay the significance before and after."It ...

Sherman returns with 49ers as Seahawks surge toward playoffs

Football 11/29/18, 17:04

The decision to part with Richard Sherman — along with several other impact veterans — was supposed to be part of the cumulative reason the Seattle Seahawks would finally take a step back. This was going to be the rebuild season, even if no one with the Seahawks ever wanted ...

Sherman says 49ers handled Foster situation best they could

Football 11/25/18, 20:15

The San Francisco 49ers remained supportive of Reuben Foster until the linebacker gave the team no choice but to sever ties with him.That was the prevailing sentiment in the locker room after Sunday's 27-9 loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers."It's what they had to do. I think the organization has ...

49ers, Raiders alter schedules due to smoke from wildfire

Sports 11/09/18, 20:06

The San Francisco 49ers shifted workout times Friday as smoke from a massive Northern California wildfire affected the air quality in the Bay Area.With the air quality rated at levels considered unhealthy, the 49ers worked out earlier so they could get off the field before conditions worsened.The team has been ...

Niners give Packers 2nd chance late after flag on Sherman

Football 10/16/18, 01:39

The San Francisco 49ers turned the ball over three times but still had a chance to hold off the Green Bay Packers.Then an illegal contact penalty on cornerback Richard Sherman with 43 seconds left wiped out a sack of Aaron Rodgers on third-and-15.No way were the Green Bay Packers going ...

Crosby hits FG as time expires, Packers beat 49ers 33-30

Football 10/15/18, 23:47

Mason Crosby kicked a 27-yard field goal as time expired to cap an 81-yard drive set up by Kevin King's interception with 1:07 left, and the Green Bay Packers outlasted the San Francisco 49ers for a 33-30 win on Monday night.The drive was extended after 49ers cornerback Richard Sherman was ...

Sherman-Rodgers matchup highlights 49ers vs. Packers

Football 10/14/18, 12:20

As two of the best players at their position in their generation, San Francisco cornerback Richard Sherman and Green Bay quarterback Aaron Rodgers have formed a relationship built on deep respect.They have nothing but praise for each other's games and will exchange texts after one of them does something special. ...

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