Thursday web roundup: San Francisco 49ers

Thursday web roundup: San Francisco 49ers

After big investments, 49ers’ defensive dividends yet to pay off
SANTA CLARA, Calif. — The San Francisco 49ers have invested heavily in their defense over the past four years. Four games into the 2016 season, the …

Why the 49ers Should Play Safety Eric Reid at Linebacker
The San Francisco 49ers are going to be hard-pressed to replace linebacker NaVorro Bowman but could alleviate the issue by moving safety Eric Reid into …

Can Chip, 49ers coaches save overmatched defense?
The San Francisco 49ers defense was easy to run against last week after NaVorro Bowman went down with an injury. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner).

3 questions and a prediction: Arizona at San Francisco …
On the plus side, Stanton will face a middle-of-the-road 49ers pass defense that … nine teams have allowed more yards per carry (4.3) than San Francisco has.

Aaron Lynch Returning to Nice Matchup in Week 5
After a four-week suspension, Aaron Lynch returns to boost the 49ers’ pass rush on … Brooks leads the 49ers with two of San Francisco’s sacks this season.

ESPN prognosticators still like the Cardinals over the 49ers
The lack of Carson Palmer hasn’t persuaded ESPN’s experts from unanimously picking the Cardinals to beat the San Francisco 49ers on Thursday …

Four Downs: Predictions for 49ers vs. Cardinals on TNF
Our 49ers.com writers are back to break down four pressing topics for the San Francisco 49ers second game in five days, a Week 5 divisional matchup against …