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Cliff Avril fined $9,115 for facemask

Seahawks defensive lineman Cliff Avril cost his team 15 yards Sunday against the 49ers. He cost himself $9,115. That’s what the league fined him this week for a facemask penalty. During Carlos Hyde‘s 27-yard run with seconds remaining in the first half, Avril inexplicably grabbed tight end George Kittle‘s facemask away from the play. It [more]

NFL Network’s Thursday night ratings are up over last year

The NFL’s television ratings have been a mixed bag early this season, but the league-owned network is getting good news. For the second week in a row, NFL Network’s Thursday Night Football ratings are up significantly from NFL Network’s games last season: Last night’s Rams-49ers game had 7.4 million viewers, while last week’s Texans-Bengals game [more]

Offensive pass interference may be a sudden point of emphasis

So why did officials kill the 49ers’ final drive with a tacky-tack offensive pass interference call on Thursday night? It’s possibly a result of the periodic reminders that the league office provides to game officials. As one source explained it to PFT, the league routinely sends clips and memos to game officials pointing out missed [more]

49ers: More than 60,000 attended Thursday night’s game

Despite photos suggesting a sparse crowd on Thursday night, the 49ers say that more than 60,000 attended the home game against the Rams. The team also distributed 97 percent of the 68,500 available tickets. So why the images of a largely empty venue? The game started during rush hour in the Bay Area, and the [more]

49ers mum about pass interference call, for now

Last night’s game turned on a questionable offensive pass interference call. When questioned about it after the game, various 49ers opted not to say anything controversial about the potential controversy. Said receiver Trent Taylor, who drew the flag, via Matt Maiocco of NBC Sports California: “I ran the route the way it was called, the [more]

Jaquiski Tartt, Kyle Juszcyzk, Brock Coyle all have concussions for 49ers

Safety Jaquiski Tartt, fullback Kyle Juszczyk and linebacker Brock Coyle each sustained concussion for the San Francisco 49ers in Thursday night’s loss to the Los Angeles Rams. Tartt and Coyle each left the game to be evaluated for head injuries before being ruled out for the remainder of the game. Tartt was accidentally kicked in [more]

Jared Goff starting to look like a No. 1 pick after best game of his career against 49ers

There wasn’t much to get excited about based on Jared Goff‘s seven starts as a rookie last season for the Los Angeles Rams. Seven starts, five touchdowns, seven interceptions and not a single victory to show for his troubles. But through the first three games of the 2017 season, Goff appears to have made significant [more]

Questionable interference call clouds stellar Thursday night game

It was one of the most competitive, intense, and unexpectedly entertaining Thursday night games since the NFL decided to turn short-week football into a franchise. And it ended with a questionable call that will make the 49ers and their fans justifiably salty for months to come. After a late fumble resulted in a late touchdown [more]

Rams hold off late 49ers rally to earn 41-39 victory

The Los Angeles Rams had to come up with one final defensive stop to thwart a furious rally from the San Francisco 49ers in Thursday night’s 41-39 victory in Santa Clara. Aaron Donald‘s sack of Brian Hoyer on fourth-and-20 enabled the Rams to hold on after a questionable offensive pass interference call against Trent Taylor [more]

Sammy Watkins leaves with head injury

Rams receiver Sammy Watkins headed to the locker room for further evaluation of a head injury. He was questionable to return. Watkins was sandwiched on his 13-yard touchdown catch in the fourth quarter and took a shot to the head. He had six catches for 106 yards and two touchdowns before leaving. Rams receiver Tavon [more]

Jaquiski Tartt leaves with head injury

The 49ers could hardly stand another injury at safety, but Jaquiski Tartt left in the third quarter to undergo a cognitive evaluation. The team listed him as questionable to return. Tartt (neck) and Jimmie Ward (hamstring) entered the game questionable, and Eric Reid (knee) was out. Tartt and Ward both started, but Tartt’s own teammate, [more]

John Sullivan leaves with groin injury; Lamarcus Joyner won’t return

The Rams lost center John Sullivan in the third quarter. The team announced Sullivan has a groin injury and is questionable to return. Sullivan had his groin wrapped and didn’t look like he would return as he sat on the sideline. Replays showed Sullivan initially injured himself on the first play from scrimmage in the [more]

Rams lead 49ers 24-13 at halftime as Todd Gurley scores three first-half TDs

The good news for the 49ers: They got their first touchdown of the season, and their 13 first-half points were more than they scored in their first two games combined. The bad news for the 49ers: Todd Gurley scored three touchdowns. The Rams led 24-13 at the half in a better-than-expected game. Gurley had touchdown [more]

Lamarcus Joyner injures hamstring

Rams safety Lamarcus Joyner injured his left hamstring on the first play from scrimmage in the second quarter. The Rams announced his return as questionable. Joyner was in coverage on Pierre Garcon when he pulled up without being touched. He immediately grabbed his left hamstring. He needed assistance off the field and then climbed on [more]

Carlos Hyde leaves in first quarter with hip injury, returns

49ers running back Carlos Hyde left in the first quarter with a left hip injury. Hyde returned for one play, converting a third down, before leaving again. The 49ers announced him questionable to return, though he continued to stand on the sideline with his helmet on. Hyde was off to a fast start with four [more]

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