5:16 PM EST, Mon December 05, 2022
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Aiyuk on Purdy: He’s super confident and that confidence bleeds into us

Aiyuk on Purdy: He’s super confident and that confidence bleeds into us

Photo by Michael Zagaris/San Francisco 49ers/ The 49ers players spoke highly about Purdy’s performance When it comes to postgame quotes, you catch players when they’re vulnerable, as the adrenaline from the game has yet to wear off. Here are some raw reactions from the 49ers players after Sunday’s victory over the Dolphins. Nowhere to run Arik Armstead played in 21 of the 46 possible snaps in his first action in two months. Armstead had a two-play sequence where he forced a holding call on the Dolphins' right guard, which brought back a long Raheem Mostert run....
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5 takeaways: This team was always destined to go as far as the defense would take them

5 takeaways: This team was always destined to go as far as the defense would take them

Photo by Michael Zagaris/San Francisco 49ers/ On a bittersweet Sunday afternoon, the 49ers beat the Miami Dolphins by double digits while losing their starting quarterback for the second time this season in the process. While rookie quarterback Brock Purdy filled in admirably in Garoppolo’s absence, it’s become clearer than ever. This teams ceiling was always going to be dictated by the defense Once again, the 49ers' defense put on an absolute clinic, this time against a top-five offense that entered this game scoring over 30 points in four consecutive games and...
4 hours ago
5 Winners and 1 loser from the 49ers victory over the Dolphins: A Kyle Shanahan gem

5 Winners and 1 loser from the 49ers victory over the Dolphins: A Kyle Shanahan gem

Jane Tyska/Digital First Media/East Bay Times via The defense wasn’t too shabby, either The Miami Dolphins had two plays on Sunday go for a combined 120 yards for two touchdowns. Unfortunately for the Dolphins, their other 43 plays on Sunday went for a combined 188 yards with four turnovers which led to their 33-17 loss to the 49ers. The 49ers moved to 8-4 and 5-1 at Levi’s Stadium on the season with the win but did lose Jimmy Garoppolo for the remainder of the season. However, Brock Purdy came in and played well in the win, earning him a spot as one of the...
6 hours ago
The Panthers are expected to release Baker Mayfield

The Panthers are expected to release Baker Mayfield

Photo by Mike Comer/ Would he be an upgrade for the 49ers? According to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, the Carolina Panthers are expected to release former starting quarterback Baker Mayfield, who the team traded for in the offseason. While Mayfield may seem like an upgrade on the surface, he’s been closer to miserable than competent this season for the Panthers in seven starts. He threw for over 200 yards twice, had as many touchdowns as interceptions, and rarely, if ever, made the plays needed for the Panthers' offense. Against the 49ers, Mayfield completed 55...
7 hours ago
Positional grades from the 49ers 33-17 win over the Dolphins

Positional grades from the 49ers 33-17 win over the Dolphins

Photo by Ezra Shaw/ Brock Purdy did enough and the 49ers defense delivered once again. The 49ers may have had their most impressive win of the season on Sunday, defeating the Dolphins 33-17 despite being forced to turn to their third-string quarterback on the second drive of the day. Here are position-by-position grades from the performance: Quarterbacks: C+ Before the comments go crazy, although it probably won’t make a difference, I try to keep these grades on leaguewide standards. Brock Purdy had an A+ performance given expectations for a rookie seventh-round pick...
9 hours ago
Deebo Samuel: I thought Miami had the best talent

Deebo Samuel: I thought Miami had the best talent

KNBR Is it petty? Maybe. Do I love it? Absolutely. Raheem Mostert tried to put the genie back in the lamp, but Deebo Samuel clearly did not forget his former teammate’s bulletin board material in the lead-up to the game: Deebo Samuel on Raheem Mostert’s comments earlier in the week:“I thought they had the best talent. Oh... my bad.” pic.twitter.com/5t5yTktHz8— KNBR (@KNBR) December 5, 2022 Why anyone would want to poke a bear like the 49ers, I have no idea, but clearly, Deebo didn’t forget. None of Mostert’s comments have aged particularly well....
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Golden Nuggets: At least it’s Victory Monday

Golden Nuggets: At least it’s Victory Monday

Your daily San Francisco 49ers news for Monday, December 5th, 2022 Hutchinson: Why the Jimmy Garoppolo injury cuts the 49ers so deep “His story isn’t over, but it has taken yet another brutal dive into the unknown. Without him, the 49ers will dive with him into that murk. San Francisco controls its own destiny, but it was once again reminded, unceremoniously, that life in the NFL if nothing if not brutal and unpredictable.” Barrows: 49ers wowed by Brock Purdy’s quick release, sharp mind and, most of all, guts (paywall) “I just go back to the preseason — the...
19 hours ago
Jimmy Garoppolo will have season-ending surgery; Josh Johnson signed to the practice squad

Jimmy Garoppolo will have season-ending surgery; Josh Johnson signed to the practice squad

Photo by Ezra Shaw/ Shanahan said the team will add somebody postgame The mood was somber in the 49ers locker room and during the postgame as the team did their best to manage their emotions after the loss of quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo. Kyle Shanahan Garoppolo will miss the rest of the season and undergo surgery on his foot after “he broke a few things.” Shanahan said the 49ers would need to add another quarterback with Garoppolo out: “We know we gotta bring in someone else in at least.” Shanahan continued: “We’ll see going forward, but we got a resilient...
21 hours ago
49ers beat the Dolphins empathically 33-17 as Mr. Irrelevant leads the way

49ers beat the Dolphins empathically 33-17 as Mr. Irrelevant leads the way

Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/ What a game. It’s not possible for the 49ers to play a normal game, is it? San Francisco gave up a touchdown on the first play from scrimmage to Trent Sherfield as he raced 75 yards for a score. Great teams answer a scoring drive with one of their own. Jimmy Garoppolo, in what would be his only drive, led the offense to a field goal. Jimmy would leave the game with what we thought was an ankle injury. San Francisco later ruled it a foot injury. We’ll have more updates on Jimmy’s status, but Levi’s Stadium was lifeless as nobody...
21 hours ago
So, that happened! Let’s talk about it!

So, that happened! Let’s talk about it!

Photo by Ezra Shaw/ Join us live now on the Niners Nation YouTube page! The 49ers defense was always going to have to carry them, and that was doubly true today. With Jimmy Garoppolo down in the first quarter, the DeMeco Ryans’ unit simply refused to lose. After giving up a 75 yard touchdown on the game’s first play, the defense rose up and carried the team to victory. For the fifth straight game, the 49ers held an opponent to 17 points or fewer. The defense forced four turnovers, and scored a touchdown on a Nick Bosa strip sack. It was a masterpiece in defensive...
22 hours ago
49ers vs. Dolphins 4th quarter thread: More points, preferably.

49ers vs. Dolphins 4th quarter thread: More points, preferably.

Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/ The 49ers are rolling defensively The 49ers controlled the third quarter and have Tua in hell as we head to the fourth. Tua looks frazzled. Pressure is getting to him and nothing is working. He’s thrown a pair of interceptions, and the majority of his throws have been off. This is not and cannot be an MVP candidate. It’s almost as if competition matters. The 49ers offense had a short field, but couldn’t turn that into a touchdown. They haven’t had much of an issue moving the ball, despite having their third-string quarterback. And,...
23 hours ago
49ers vs. Dolphins third quarter thread: That was a Purdy way to end the half

49ers vs. Dolphins third quarter thread: That was a Purdy way to end the half

Photo by Ezra Shaw/ And the 49ers get the ball to start the second half The second quarter wasn’t nearly as riveting as the first quarter. But, then again, how could it be? There were multiple punts and an arm punt, you could say, but there were no touchdowns between two of the most high-powered offenses in the NFL. That is, until the final drive of the half. An 11-play drive, marching 76 yards in a two-minute situation with your third-string QB, who didn’t get a chance to practice with the starters all week. That’s as good as it gets for the 49ers. Jauan...
Dec 4, 2022
49ers vs. Dolphins second quarter thread: Things are getting Purdy interesting

49ers vs. Dolphins second quarter thread: Things are getting Purdy interesting

Photo by Michael Zagaris/San Francisco 49ers/ This quarter had a little bit of everything In what was one of the wildest first quarters in recent memory, the Dolphins scored a touchdown on the first play from scrimmage as Trent Sherfield, 49ers legend, outran Tashaun Gipson. The 49ers answered with a scoring drive of their own after a 47-yard field goal was good from Robbie Gould from 47 yards out. However, the drive stalled after a sack and incompletion. The Dolphins went three and out on their next two drives. Miami is currently at midfield on its fourth drive. Tua is...
Dec 4, 2022
49ers QB Jimmy Garoppolo questionable after being carted to locker room

49ers QB Jimmy Garoppolo questionable after being carted to locker room

Photo by Ezra Shaw/ The 49ers are on their third quarterback of the season after Jimmy G went to the locker room. 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo is questionable to return against the Dolphins after suffering a left ankle injury on San Francisco’s first drive of the game. Garoppolo was sacked on the final play of the drive and had his ankle was pinned by a Dolphins defender. Garoppolo immediately went into the medical tent on the sideline and was carted to the locker room after limping on the sideline. While Garoppolo has not been ruled out, the chances of a return...
Dec 4, 2022
49ers vs. Dolphins first quarter thread: Fireworks, early

49ers vs. Dolphins first quarter thread: Fireworks, early

Photo by Ezra Shaw/ As expected We’re a few minutes away from kickoff. There’s a good bit of aqua scattered in the stands, and I think we can all agree that it’s a hideous color. We’ve heard trash talk this week from both sides, but this game will come down to whether the Dolphins can block the 49ers' vaunted pass rush. Arik Armstead is back, and he’ll join Nick Bosa, Charles Omenihu, and Samson Ebukam as they attempt to make life miserable for Tua and a Miami offense. The 49ers offense will need to separate from man coverage, and Jimmy will need to put the...