San Francisco 49ers' Elijah Mitchell goes from sixth-round pick to Adrian Peterson comparisons

SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- At 6-foot-5, 320 pounds and with the strength to match, San Francisco 49ers left tackle Trent Williams isn't easily moved. Which is why his short list of running backs who have left a lasting, physical impact on him consists of two: future Hall of Famer Adrian Peterson and 49ers rookie Elijah Mitchell. That Peterson, who accidentally decleated Williams when he was a freshman at the University of Oklahoma, is one of those names is no surprise.
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49ers must be happy they couldn’t draft Jets QB Zach Wilson

The 49ers should probably be thankful they never had the chance to grab Jets quarterback Zach Wilson in the 2021 NFL Draft, and he’s now struggling mightily. For quite some time last offseason and even before, there was a strong notion the San Francisco 49ers would ultimately become a much better team with former BYU quarterback Zach Wilson in the fold.
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Jimmy Garoppolo trade might net 49ers a high draft pick

It’s no secret the 49ers plan to move Jimmy Garoppolo at some point in the near future, and recent speculation suggests an increase in compensation. He hasn’t been the prime reason why the surging San Francisco 49ers have won three games in a row and four of their last five after 12 weeks this season.

5 things 49ers must do to make playoffs this season

After scuffling early, the 49ers have turned their 2021 campaign around and are poised for a playoff berth, but they still have to accomplish these things. 2021 is proving to be a case study on why the NFL is a week-to-week league, and the San Francisco 49ers have epitomized this to a pretty exceptional level.
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Where the 49ers sit in the NFC Playoff race heading into Week 13

The NFL playoff picture will change weekly during the next five weeks. Some teams at the bottom will shuffle in and out, while the teams at the top will also have their version of musical chairs. After Week 12 in the NFC, there was no change to the top five seeds, according to the NFL’s official page.

The Ugly Truth: Vikings Don’t Deserve the Playoffs

Viewers reluctantly tuning into the 3-7 Seahawks versus the 4-6 Football Team game probably weren’t aware that the game carried substantial playoff implications. Washington now holds the final playoff spot in the NFC after Monday night. The Vikings playoff hopes are still alive at 5-6, but is that really worth celebrating? Minnesota fans will go through the motions of sulking for a few days before justifying the loss. They will reiterate the team’s ability to stay competitive in every game this year and layout all the scenarios that lead to a Vikings playoff birth. No matter how you dice it up, the ultra-talented Minnesota Vikings are 5-6; and, in this writer’s opinion, the ugly truth is the Vikings don’t deserve the playoffs. Here’s why.

Davidson rolls by rival Charlotte, win Battle of the Hornets’ Nest

CHARLOTTE — Hyunjung Lee had a career night, and the Davidson Wildcats beat cross-county rival Charlotte 75-58 Tuesday night in the annual Battle for the Hornets’ Nest Trophy in Halton Arena. It’s Davidson’s seventh win over the 49ers in the last nine meetings and the Wildcats’ fourth win in a...

49ers in Five: Azeez Al-Shaair says the team won’t underestimate the Seahawks

The 49ers are getting a lot of messages from the universe that the Seattle Seahawks aren’t going to be a problem for them. First, the league flexed their game out of Sunday Night Football and into the late afternoon window. Then, Seattle fell flat on their face against Washington on Monday night. But if you’re worried about the Niners reading their own press clippings this week and laying yet another egg in Seattle, let this quote from Azeez Al-Shaair on KNBR allay your fears.

49ers staying hot, climbing NFL power rankings in Week 13

The 49ers, winners of three games in a row and victors over the Vikings, have steadily improved in their NFL power rankings standings entering Week 13. Don’t look now, but the San Francisco 49ers are getting hot at precisely the right time. Or look now. Because you should. The Niners...

San Francisco 49ers WR Deebo Samuel, LB Fred Warner out 1-2 weeks, coach Kyle Shanahan says

SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- The San Francisco 49ers breathed a collective sigh of relief Monday after receiving important injury news on two of their best players. Niners coach Kyle Shanahan said Monday that receiver Deebo Samuel and linebacker Fred Warner suffered groin and hamstring strains, respectively, in San Francisco's 34-26 victory Sunday over the Minnesota Vikings.

Week 13 fantasy football studs, duds and sleepers: Antonio Gibson, RB1 again?

Week 13 of the 2021 NFL season is about to kick off on Thursday with the Dallas Cowboys and New Orleans Saints facing off. As always, we’re here to help with your weekly decisions with our fantasy lineup advice. Each week, we give you the studs (players with plus matchups due to the defense they’re facing or their team situation), duds (players with tougher matchups or who are in muddled roster situations at the moment) and sleepers (a player you might consider starting who could be in for a big week).

The 49ers’ Unsung Hero Channels Hall of Famer Barry Sanders for Inspiration for His Budding NFL Career

The San Francisco 49ers‘ identity is pretty simple. They deploy a punishing rushing attack and play physical defense. The running game is rolling right now, but a surprising name has led the charge. Elijah Mitchell was an unknown coming into the NFL, but he’s already making a name for himself in the 49ers’ offense. The rookie owes a lot of his skills to hours of watching Barry Sanders highlights over the years.

Ex-Vikings LB Calls Out ‘Punk A**’ Niners CB Josh Norman

Members of the Minnesota Vikings, both past and present, had a lot to say after losing to the San Francisco 49ers in Week 12. Perhaps the strongest words came from former Vikings linebacker Ben Leber, who criticized Niners defensive back Josh Norman for a physical altercation with Minnesota wideout Adam Thielen.