Durkin: What To Watch For During Bears-RaidersFor the first time in three years, the Oakland Raiders are favorites on the road.
Dante Fowler Is Anxious To Make His NFL Dream Come TrueFowler is near the top of a talented group of edge rushers.
Durkin's Playbook: Breaking Down Vic Fangio's Defensive SchemeFangio's 3-4 base is predicated on physical and instinctive play up front.
49ers 2014 Season Marred By InjuriesAs the 49ers look back on this season, it will not be positive. The team almost had a losing record, and missed the playoffs after 3 straight NFC Championship games. However, the teams awful season has to do with injuries than anything else, and a problem that shouldn't haunt them next season.
Baffoe: Bears' Season Isn't Over … Unless They Lose SundayKeep the faith, but be ready to acknowledge the end could be near for the Bears.
Durkin: Know Your Opponent -- San Francisco 49ersInjury and suspension have left the 49ers defense shorthanded, but it's still stout.
Baffoe: Josh Gordon and NFL IndividualityMarijuana makes football feel less bad, but the The Shield won't tolerate it.
6 NFL 'Bros' Guaranteed To Be The Life Of The PartyLooking for your kindred party spirit? We've wrangled 6 NFL players who are sure to be the life of the party wherever they go.
Baffoe: I See Alonzo Spellman In Aldon SmithMaybe we should be quicker to help troubled 49ers pass rusher Aldon Smith than to criticize him.
Aldon Smith Out Indefinitely San Francisco linebacker Aldon Smith will miss Thursday night's game at St. Louis and perhaps sit out longer, 49ers CEO Jed York said Sunday.
49ers' Smith Arrested On Suspicion Of DUI San Francisco 49ers linebacker Aldon Smith was arrested Friday morning on suspicion of driving under the influence in San Jose, police said.
Silverman: Kaepernick, Defensive Speed Give 49ers The AdvantageKaepernick is a superb weapon who has the athleticism to do things that Flacco can’t. The 49ers also have the speed and the attack mentality on defense that the Ravens once did.
NFC All-Pro Selections - DefenseDefense wins championships. But these days it's a certain kind of defense. Check out our NFC all-pro defense to see who excels.