San Francisco 49ers
- Super Bowl Championships: 5
- Last Super Bowl Championship: Super Bowl 29
- Claim to Fame: The 49ers were the first team to win five Super Bowls
- Claim to Shame: Have only recorded three winning seasons since 2003
The San Francisco 49ers were the first team to land on the west coast in 1946. Like many things in California, the Niners were characterized by style and excitement.
After successful seasons in the late 1940s, the 49ers were granted admission into the National Football League in 1950.
While many consider San Francisco to be one of the most dominant teams of the latter century, they never won an NFL Championship prior to the 1980s.
Enter Joe Montana, problem solved. The 49ers drafted Montana in 1979 after the Dallas Cowboys passed on him. Two seasons later, San Francisco had its first Super Bowl and we had a golden memory of “The Catch.”
In 1985, the 49ers selected Jerry Rice who, well… you know his story: all-time leader in touchdowns, receptions, receiving yards… we could go on and on. Rice would help the Niners win four more Super Bowls, including three with Montana and one with Steve Young.
Fast forward to the present, and the 49ers have been fairly irrelevant in recent years. Finishing third in the NFC West last year at 4-12, the 2019 Niners are looking to get a season of decent quarterback play for the first time in years. Prized 2017 addition Jimmy Garoppolo lost most of the 2018 season due to a knee injury. But he’s healthy now and has hopefully learned his lesson about sliding and/or running out of bounds when he takes off.
Garoppolo has one of the best tight ends in the league at his disposal in George Kittel, and will be hoping to build instant chemistry with rookie Deebo Samuel. If the high-pedigree players on defense (Nick Bosa, Deforest Buckner, Dee Ford, Kwon Alexander) can be at least a sum of their parts, that side of the ball should be better than its 23rd-ranked DVOA from last year.
Basically, this team has the potential to be playoff caliber, but that would require not-insignificant improvement in almost every area of the game.
|Passing YPG Allowed||1||138.1|
|Rushing YPG Allowed||14||102.9|
|Kwon Alexander||Pectoral||IR||Alexander has a torn pectoral muscle and is on the injured reserve list. Lasted Updated: 11/05/2019|
|Arik Armstead||Throat||questionable||Armstead left the previous game due to a throat injury, and it is undetermined if he will suit up against the Seahawks on Monday. Lasted Updated: 11/05/2019|
|Matt Breida||Ankle||questionable||Breida has an ankle injury, and it is unclear if he will play Monday against the Seahawks. Lasted Updated: 11/07/2019|
|Garrett Celek||Back||IR||Celek is healing from offseason back surgery and has been placed on the PUP list. It has yet to be determined if he will make his season debut Monday versus the Seahawks. Lasted Updated: 11/05/2019|
|Shon Coleman||Ankle||IR||Coleman has been added to the injured reserve list after having surgery to repair a dislocated ankle and fractured fibula. Lasted Updated: 08/12/2019|
|Dee Ford||Quadricep||questionable||Ford is dealing with a quadriceps injury, and it is unknown if he will be active Monday versus the Seahawks. Lasted Updated: 11/07/2019|
|Robbie Gould||Quadricep||doubtful||Gould is suffering from a quadriceps injury and is not expected to be available for Monday's battle against the Seahawks. Lasted Updated: 11/07/2019|
|Tim Harris||Groin||IR||Harris has been ticketed for the injured reserve list with a groin injury. Lasted Updated: 08/26/2019|
|Jalen Hurd||Back||IR||Hurd has landed on injured reserve due to a broken back. Lasted Updated: 10/03/2019|
|Kyle Juszczyk||Knee||probable||Juszczyk sustained an MLC injury in his left knee but is expected to return Monday to face the Seahawks. Lasted Updated: 11/06/2019|
|George Kittle||Knee||questionable||Kittle is battling injuries to his left knee and his ankle. It is unknown if he will line up against the Seahawks on Monday. Lasted Updated: 11/07/2019|
|Mike McGlinchey||Knee||out||McGlinchey is projected to be out of the lineup for four to six weeks after having a knee scope. Lasted Updated: 10/09/2019|
|Jerick McKinnon||Knee||IR||McKinnon has hit the injured reserve list after experiencing complications in the same knee that he previously tore his ACL. Lasted Updated: 09/01/2019|
|Raheem Mostert||Knee||questionable||Mostert is nursing a knee injury, and it is uncertain if it will hinder his availability against the Seahawks on Monday. Lasted Updated: 11/07/2019|
|Shawn Poindexter||Knee||IR||Poindexter has hit the injured reserve list with a knee injury. Lasted Updated: 09/01/2019|
|Joe Staley||Shin||probable||Staley suffered a broken left fibula, but he is likely to return to the lineup Monday against the Seahawks. Lasted Updated: 11/06/2019|
|Kentavius Street||Knee||IR||Street had a knee scope performed and has wound up on the injured reserve list without a definitive timetable for return. Lasted Updated: 09/01/2019|
|Trent Taylor||Foot||IR||Taylor has hit the injured reserve list due to surgery to repair a Jones fracture in his foot, and it is expected that he will miss eight weeks. Lasted Updated: 09/21/2019|
|Levine Toilolo||Groin||questionable||Toilolo is hampered by a groin injury, and it is undetermined if he will participate in Monday's contest versus the Seahawks. Lasted Updated: 11/07/2019|
|Jason Verrett||Knee||IR||Verrett is on injured reserve due to a knee injury and is without a timetable for return. Lasted Updated: 10/03/2019|
|Ahkello Witherspoon||Foot||questionable||Witherspoon has been out of action due to a foot sprain, and it is unknown if he will rejoin the lineup against the Seahawks on Monday. Lasted Updated: 11/05/2019|