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The 49ers fire defensive coordinator Steve Wilks after their Super Bowl loss

Feb. 14, 2024 16:59 PM EST

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — The San Francisco 49ers fired defensive coordinator Steve Wilks on Wednesday, three days after losing the Super Bowl to the Kansas City Chiefs. Coach Kyle Shanahan announced the decision to move on after one season with Wilks in charge of the defense....

Shanahan bristles at the notion his 49ers can't win big games following another Super Bowl loss

Feb. 13, 2024 17:54 PM EST

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Kyle Shanahan has heard the criticism that, for all his great accomplishments as head coach of the San Francisco 49ers, he is unable to win the big game. Those calls grew louder after a second Super Bowl loss in five seasons and Shanahan is as eager as...

Analysis: No team has returned to Super Bowl for shot at a three-peat but don't count out the Chiefs

Feb. 13, 2024 12:15 PM EST

Travis Kelce is at his best on the Super Bowl stage once all the confetti canons have fired and the Lombardi Trophy is smudged by so many fingerprints and smooches. That's when he finally gets to glare into the camera, narrow his eyes into a you'd-better-believe-it stare and warn all...

49ers coach Kyle Shanahan experiences third Super Bowl heartbreak

Feb. 12, 2024 00:48 AM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Coach Kyle Shanahan's third trip to the Super Bowl ended up just like his first two — a major disappointment after another blown late lead. The San Francisco 49ers coach has developed an offense that teams around the league try to mimic and has a vast coaching...

49ers' decision to take the ball first in Super Bowl overtime will be debated for a while

Feb. 12, 2024 00:33 AM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — It used to be one of the easiest decisions in football: If you win the toss in overtime, you take the ball. The rules are different now, however, and that choice by San Francisco in the Super Bowl will be debated all offseason. The 49ers took the...

49ers' Jauan Jennings becomes 2nd player with a TD pass and catch in a Super Bowl

Feb. 12, 2024 00:31 AM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Jauan Jennings' historic Super Bowl milestone will turn into only a footnote after his San Francisco 49ers lost the game. It doesn't make what the backup receiver did any less impressive. Jennings threw a touchdown pass to Christian McCaffrey on a...

Super Bowl Live Updates | 49ers are Super Bowl favorites in 2025

Feb. 11, 2024 23:49 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Live updates from the Super Bowl in Las Vegas: 49ers are Super Bowl favorites in 2025 Despite a crushing Super Bowl loss, the 49ers are favorites to be next year’s NFL champions. San Francisco has +450 odds to get its record-tying...

NFL legacies on the line in 49ers-Chiefs Super Bowl rematch for coaches and quarterbacks

Feb. 11, 2024 12:08 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Kyle Shanahan can finally get past the Super Bowl hurdle and shed the label of a big-game coaching dud. Brock Purdy can go from being Mr. Irrelevant to Super Bowl champion. For Kansas City's Patrick Mahomes and Andy Reid, a win in the Super Bowl on Sunday against...

Chiefs and 49ers have high-profile offenses, but defense should decide the Super Bowl winner

Feb. 10, 2024 15:55 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Chiefs go as far as Patrick Mahomes takes them. The 49ers have Christian McCaffrey, Deebo Samuel, George Kittle and a star-studded group surrounding Brock Purdy. This Super Bowl will come down to the other side of the ball. Defense wins the Vince...

49ers Pregame Routine: Nick Bosa makes big impact on San Francisco with weekly speeches

Feb. 10, 2024 06:05 AM EST

HENDERSON, Nev. (AP) — Nick Bosa has been making a high-profile impact for the San Francisco 49ers on Sundays ever since entering the league as the No. 2 overall pick in 2019. Bosa also has been making more hidden — but still important — contributions every Saturday the past...