Fresh off a bye week, the San Francisco 49ers remain in first place of the NFC West with a 1.5 game lead over the Seattle Seahawks, who defeated the Minnesota Vikings 30-20 at home on Sunday.
The 49ers, themselves, will play a third consecutive division game in Week 10 when the St. Louis Rams visit Candlestick Park.
While the Rams are alone in last place in the NFC West at 3-5, Sunday’s game remains pivotal for both teams. Since 2000, 29 teams have reached the halfway point of their season with a .500 or below winning percentage and proceeded to the playoffs, including at least one in each season.
The 49ers aim to make sure the Rams aren’t the 30th team to make the group.
San Francisco is coming off a strong showing in Week 8, a 24-3 win over Arizona that featured impressive quarterback play from Alex Smith.
The NFC’s Week 8 Offensive Player of the Week’s performance was reviewed in greater detail by Sports Illustrated’s Peter King, who believes the 49ers remain Super Bowl contenders heading into the second half of 2012.
“I really like what I’ve seen out of him this year, mostly,” King wrote about Smith, who is second in the NFL with a 69.4 completion percentage. “He’s as accurate an intermediate passer as I’ve seen this season. I think he’s going to be asset, not a question mark, as the 49ers make a Super Bowl push.”
Tags: Aldon Smith, Alex Smith, Carlos Rogers, Chris Culliver, Eric Davis, Randy Moss, Tarell Brown, Ted Robinson
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The voice of the San Francisco 49ers Ted Robinson was profiled in a 49ers.com feature story earlier today along with his broadcasting partner Eric Davis. Robinson, however, played double-duty for 49ers.com on Friday, also joining us for our latest Niner Talk podcast.
The respected broadcaster discussed his bright spots of the first half of the season, naming third-year guard Mike Iupati and second-year cornerback Chris Culliver as his two most unsung players of the first half for the 49ers.
Tags: Chris Culliver, Colin Kaepernick, Eric Davis, Isaac Sopoaga, Michael Crabtree, Mike Iupati, Ted Ginn Jr., Ted Robinson, Will Tukuafu
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Want to get even more insight on the 49ers matchups each week? Send in your questions for 49ers broadcaster Ted Robinson on our Twitter page or in the comments section of this blog. We will select a few of the questions and you can check out 49ers.com before the game for your answers!
All you have to do is include #TeddyFootball in your tweet and ask a question that pertains to that week’s game. Robinson will answer his first set of questions before the 49ers play the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday so start sending in your questions.
You can also follow Ted on his personal Twitter page!
Tags: Ted Robinson
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With the 49ers 2010 State of the Franchise event just a day away – make sure you’re involved – even if you’re unable to attend!
You can log on to 49ers.com to watch the live webcast which begins at 7:00 p.m. PT on July 27, or if you’re away from a computer, get your live updates by following the San Francisco 49ers on Twitter.
Tags: Jed York, Ted Robinson, Trent Baalke
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