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  1. Upon Further Review: 49ers Week 14

    Bill Williamson

    SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- A review of four hot issues from the San Francisco 49ers' 19-17 win over Seattle: Gore comes through: In the previous three games, the San Francisco 49ers' ground game struggled. Sunday, though, it helped fuel the win over t...

    Blog | December 09, 2013
  2. Phil Dawson giving 49ers what they need

    Bill Williamson

    SANTA CLARA, Calif. - Phil Dawson missed both of his field-goal attempts when the San Francisco 49ers played at St. Louis in Week 4. That was the last time he missed. Dawson will head into the 49ers' home game against the Rams on Sunday on a bi...

    Blog | November 27, 2013
  3. Phil Dawson gets kudos from Willis

    Bill Williamson

    One of the San Francisco 49ers' more under-the-radar -- but perhaps most influential -- move this offseason was adding kicker Phil Dawson. Dawson signed a one-year deal with the 49ers to replace David Akers, who was released after being erratic la...

    Blog | September 04, 2013
  4. Kicking numbers with Jay Feely on alert

    Mike Sando

    The Arizona Cardinals have signed former Miami Dolphins kicker Dan Carpenter after coach Bruce Arians used the word "unacceptable" to describe the 30-yard try Jay Feely missed during the team's most recent exhibition game. Feely connected from 22,...

    Blog | August 21, 2013
  5. BBAO: Lions' David Akers is back

    Kevin Seifert

    We're Black and Blue All Over: There was never a kicking controversy in Detroit, not as long as veteran David Akers could demonstrate he had moved past an injury-plagued 2012 season for the San Francisco 49ers. That moment appeared to take place M...

    Blog | August 20, 2013
  6. Kicking picture with Hauschka re-signed

    Mike Sando

    The Seattle Seahawks have announced Steven Hauschka's re-signing with the team. The veteran kicker could still face competition in training camp from a drafted rookie, rookie free agent or even from another veteran. 2008-2012 Field Goal Per...

    Blog | April 19, 2013
  7. David Akers officially signs with Detroit Lions

    The Detroit Lions officially signed kicker David Akers on Tuesday and bid farewell to Jason Hanson.

    Story | Conversation | April 09, 2013
  8. David Akers: In decline or on rebound?

    Kevin Seifert

    The Detroit Lions signed veteran place-kicker David Akers on Friday night, and to me it's fair to ask if the Lions will hand him the 2013 job outright or pit him in a competition before deciding who will replace the retired Jason Hanson. Akers is ...

    Blog | April 05, 2013
  9. Inside the numbers on 49ers' Phil Dawson

    Mike Sando

    Phil Dawson's contract agreement with the San Francisco 49ers, announced by Dawson via Twitter, gives the team a veteran kicker to replace David Akers. Dawson has made 14 of 15 tries from 50-plus yards over the past two seasons. He has made 13 of ...

    Blog | March 19, 2013
  10. How do contracts work? Glad you asked

    Mike Sando

    David from Sacramento is looking for a primer on how NFL contracts work as teams head toward free agency and mandatory compliance with the $123.9 million salary cap. "I hear teams releasing players to stay/get under the cap, but what happens to th...

    Blog | March 07, 2013
  11. Sizing up options for 49ers at kicker

    Mike Sando

    Rookie kickers have made 86.7 percent of field goal attempts over the past five seasons. Veteran kickers have made 83 percent over the same period. That is something to keep in mind when wondering what veteran kicker the San Francisco 49ers might ...

    Blog | March 07, 2013
  12. Reflections as 49ers part with David Akers

    Mike Sando

    Concerns over recent performance issues gave the San Francisco 49ers reason to consider releasing kicker David Akers. The ability to clear $3 million in needed salary-cap room at the same time made Akers' release inevitable. "The 49ers would li...

    Blog | March 06, 2013
  13. David Akers released by San Francisco 49ers

    On top of the NFL one season, out the door the next.

    Story | Conversation | March 06, 2013
  14. Silver linings: 49ers vs. Ravens

    Mike Sando

    Thanks to those who reminded me to produce a "Silver linings" file following the Super Bowl. It's taken most of the week, but here goes. The facts: The San Francisco 49ers suffered a 34-31 defeat to the Baltimore Ravens in Super Bowl XLVII. The...

    Blog | February 08, 2013
  15. Quick age snapshot for Moss and 49ers

    Mike Sando

    Randy Moss indicated during Super Bowl week that he would like to continue playing in 2013. The San Francisco 49ers will have to decide whether they want Moss and several other older players to play for them in the future. The 49ers have 10 pla...

    Blog | February 04, 2013
  16. NFL - The winner of the 2013 Super Bowl Prop Bet Contest

    Chad Millman

    Chad Millman discusses the variety of entries for his fifth annual Super Bowl Prop Bet Contest and chooses a winner.

    Blog | Conversation | February 01, 2013