In the NFL, it would seem that with a 16-game season, teams don’t have this luxury. Two losses in a row and you have blown one-eighth of your season.
The 49ers had perhaps the most impressive opening game of the season because they went into Green Bay and shut down the league’s best QB in Aaron Rodgers. And the G-Men will still be one of the top defensive teams in the league this year.
The better teams will get by in the first month of the season on talent and strategy. But the overall quality of play will not be good. It certainly won’t be anything close to what it will be in October and beyond.
Tom Coughlin, Bill Belichick and Mike McCarthy can feel secure in their position as head coaches in the NFL. Rex Ryan? Andy Reid? Not so much.
Former Giants’ wide receiver Mario Manningham agreed to a two-year deal with the San Francisco 49ers on Saturday, adding to a talented receiving corps which could lure Peyton Manning.
Neil Keefe watched the NFC Championship with his roommates and wrote down his thoughts during it. Here’s his retro recap of the Giants’ 20-17 overtime win over the 49ers.
“You hate to be the last guy that had the ball, to give it away in that fashion and to lose a game of this magnitude,” said Kyle Williams.
They do keep working, this team. And that ethic has brought them yet another opportunity for pro football’s ultimate reward.
The biggest player during Sunday’s NFC Championship game just may end up being the weather.
Any cold-weather garments Vernon Davis owns are getting tossed aside. Forget about traveling to Green Bay, the Giants are coming to town.
The San Francisco 49ers won a thriller over the New Orleans Saints to advance to the NFC Championship game where they’ll face the winner of the Giants and Packers.
The Baltimore Ravens defense played a big part in their 16-6 Thanksgiving night victory over the San Francisco 49ers. Even without Ray Lewis, they totaled a franchise record nine sacks.
Welcome to the NFL’s version of hockey’s neutral-zone trap: The San Francisco 49ers rely on a power running game spelled by a short-pass attack, a rugged rushing defense and a very strong dose of special teams.
Miami Dolphins coach Tony Sparano is worried about his job security, and no wonder.
It’s official: Braylon Edwards is no longer an option for the Jets. The San Francisco 49ers signed Edwards to a $3.5 million, one-year contract Thursday.