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Keeping an eye on the competition: NFC West
A complete breakdown of who the Rams, Cardinals, and Seahawks selected in the 2013 NFL Draft.
Rachal rejoins NFC West , signs with Cardinals
The 49ers effectively ended Chilo Rachal's career with the Bears last season. This year, they could face the former teammate more often.
Is Palmer a fit with 49ers?
If the Raiders do part ways with Carson Palmer, one of the NFC West teams appears to be a likely destination. Would the veteran QB succeed in a backup role in San Francisco?
49ers sign safety Craig Dahl to three-year deal
The 49ers have a brand new safety, and it's one with in-depth knowledge of the team's NFC West opponent from St. Louis.
49ers shouldn't be reluctant to trade Smith within division
Should the 49ers ship Alex Smith to the AFC? Matt Maiocco argues San Francisco shouldn't hesitate to deal him within the NFC West .
Here come the big boys
card weekend is over, with nary an upset. Moving on are division winners Green Bay, Houston and Baltimore, along with NFC West runner-up Seattle and the only rookie quarterback still standing: Russell Wilson. Ahead are some daunting challenges as
Billy Cundiff practices alongside David Akers
struggling veteran David Akers as coach Jim Harbaugh closely watched. Cundiff signed a one-year contract Tuesday with the NFC West champion Niners (11-4-1) to compete with Akers as Harbaugh and his staff determine who will handle the kicking duties
49ers sign kicker Cundiff to compete with Akers
organization.'' The team had yet to make a formal announcement Tuesday, but coach Jim Harbaugh said a day earlier that the NFC West champion Niners (11-4-1), off this week as the NFC's No. 2 seed, planned to try out kickers because of Akers' prolonged
Matt & Mindi: Bye allows 49ers to get healthy
Matt Maiocco and Mindi Bach talk about the 49ers' win over the Cardinals, their NFC West title and the No. 2 seed in the NFC playoffs.
Maiocco's Instant Replay: 49ers win NFC West , earn No. 2 seed
The 49er won the NFC West for a second consecutive year with a 27-13 win over Arizona, and earned the No. 2 seed in the playoffs following the Packers' 37-34 loss to the Minnesota Vikings.