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49ers compete for NFC West title

by Jessica Blough

Center Editor

The San Francisco 49ers are currently in the middle of their 2015 season. The season began on Sept. 14, when they played the Minnesota Vikings at their home field, Levi’s Stadium. Carlos Hyde scored two touchdowns for the 49ers, one in the second quarter and another in the fourth. The 49ers beat the Vikings 20-3, and fans looked forward to a season full of victories. However, the losses started to pile up.

 
San Francisco took on the Pittsburgh Steelers at Pittsburgh on Sept. 20. The Niners scored 2 touchdowns in the fourth quarter and gained a total of 18 points, but they could not compete with the Steelers’ 6 touchdowns and 43 points. The team then headed to Arizona to face the Cardinals for its next game. Once again, the 49ers suffered a hard defeat, scoring only one touchdown to match the Cardinals’ six. The final score was 7-47.

 
Unperturbed, the 49ers headed home on Oct. 4 to face the Green Bay Packers. The team fought hard, but only managed to score one field goal the entire game. The Packers scored two touchdowns, in the first and fourth quarter, and posted a 17-3 win over the Niners. The 49ers then headed to the East Coast to face off against the New York Giants. This game was closer than any other this season, but the Giants just edged out the 49ers 27-30. Anquan Boldin, Garrett Celek, and Carlos Hyde each scored a touchdown for the Niners.

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The 49ers returned home to face the Baltimore Ravens on Oct. 18, where they won their second game of the season. The team beat the Ravens 25-20, scoring just two touchdowns. Torrey Smith scored in the second quarter, and Quinton Patton scored in the fourth. Kicker Phil Dawson gained a total of 13 points for the Niners. The Ravens’ two touchdowns and six kicked points could not compete.

 
San Francisco faced their long-term West Coast rival, the Seattle Seahawks, on Oct. 22 and suffered a devastating loss. On its home field, the team only managed to score one field goal the entire game. The Seahawks pulled away with two scoring touchdowns and two field goals. The game ended with a score of 3-20. The loss to such a hated team crushed Niner fans. The 49ers then headed to St. Louis to face off against the Rams on Nov. 1. The Niners lost 6-27, scoring two field goals in the first two quarters. Miraculously, the team scored a win against the Atlanta Falcons, 17-16. The Niners had a bye on Nov. 10.

 
The Niners continue to fight for the NFC West title. They are currently ranked fourth in their division, with 3 wins and 6 losses. Next, San Francisco faces the Seahawks again on Nov. 22 at 1:25, this time in Seattle.

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