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NFL morning after: Andrew Luck brings the Colts back to life

If Indianapolis hadn’t been completely left for dead after Monday night’s loss in Carolina, that was a function not of people actually believing in the Colts, but of the rest of the AFC South being terrible: Yes, we thought, maybe the Colts can still win their division. But they might do it as a 6-10…

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Cam Newton tears down Packers banner, says had to “protect this house”

Cam Newton wanted to make sure everyone knew whose house it was. So when he saw a Packers banner hanging over the rail in pregame warm-ups, he tore it down, and took it back with him to the locker room. Then, he and his Panthers teammates proved their home was their castle, beating the Packers 37-29…

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Blaine Gabbert-led 49ers upset the Falcons

Who would have thought a Blaine Gabbert-led 49ers team could beat the Falcons? Gabbert apparently did. A confident-looking Gabbert led the 49ers’ offense effectively today in San Francisco, engineering an impressive 17-16 win over the favored Falcons. Gabbert’s numbers only looked OK, but he was better than the numbers suggest, as the 49ers’ receivers dropped…

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Blaine Gabbert comes alive with two first-half touchdown passes

The Blaine Gabbert Era in San Francisco is off to a fine start. Gabbert, who replaced Colin Kaepernick as the 49ers’ starting quarterback this week, played very well in the first half today against the Falcons. Gabbert completed 10 of 16 passes for 115 yards, with two touchdowns, no interceptions and no sacks. Those two…

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Jim Harbaugh tweaks 49ers over uncovered receiver gaffe

Last Sunday in St. Louis, 49ers receiver Torrey Smith was uncovered on a play inside the San Francisco five. Quarterback Colin Kaepernick didn’t change the play from a run to pass — and absorbed plenty of criticism for it. This Sunday, former 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh addressed the situation, without naming names. “We just train…

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Sunday morning one-liners

Stephon Gilmore has been a mentor to Bills rookie CB Ronald Darby. The Dolphins need to be better on third downs. Slowing TE Jordan Reed will be a priority for the Patriots defense on Sunday. The Jets promoted S Rontez Miles from the practice squad. The Ravens’ website was able to find 15 highlights from…

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Kaepernick doesn’t understand Tomsula’s “breathe” comment

San Francisco quarterback Colin Kaepernick and coach Jim Tomsula aren’t on the same page about Tomsula’s decision to bench Kaepernick this week. Tomsula explained that he made the decision to sit Kaepernick down in favor of Blaine Gabbert because he thinks Kaepernick needs to “step back and breathe.” But Kaepernick thinks that explanation rings hollow.…

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Geep Chryst compares Blaine Gabbert to Alex Smith

When Colin Kaepernick became the starting quarterback of the 49ers in 2012, he took over the job from Alex Smith. Smith was drafted first overall in 2005 by the Niners and struggled for several years as injuries and constant changes to the offensive coaching staff kept him from thriving. Smith finally broke through under Jim…

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When could Kaepernick be back?

49ers coach Jim Tomsula has said quarterback Colin Kaepernick was benched in order to give him a chance to “step back and breathe.” Which strongly implies that, at some point, Kaepernick will be back. With no other quarterbacks on the roster other than Kaepernick and Blaine Gabbert, Kaepernick could be back soon — if Gabbert…

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PFT’s Week Nine picks

We had our best showing of the season last week, with 12-2 records and a lingering tie through eight frames of a 17-round fight. This week, MDS and yours truly disagree on two games of the 13-contest slate. All picks, along with the reasoning for them, appear below. For the year, we’re tied at 80-39, a 67.2-percent…

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Blaine Gabbert: It’s fun to play ball again

When 49ers coach Jim Tomsula discussed his decision to bench quarterback Colin Kaepernick for this week’s game against the Falcons, he described it as a chance for Kaepernick to “step back and breathe” after eight games that have left the team in need of resuscitation. Blaine Gabbert will take over at quarterback this Sunday, but…

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Vernon Davis has been “dreaming” about playing with Peyton Manning since college

On Tuesday night, a phony quote emerged attributing to Broncos tight end Vernon Davis the notion that his trade from Colin Kaepernick and the 49ers to Peyton Manning and the Broncos was like crashing a Honda Civic and having the insurance company replace it with a Ferrari. On Wednesday, Davis provided actual comments that were…

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Tomsula: I benched Kaepernick so he can “step back and breathe”

San Francisco coach Jim Tomsula says he benched Colin Kaepernick this week in the hopes that some time on the sideline will help his long-term growth. “I want Colin to step back and breathe and look at things through a different lens,” Tomsula said today. Tomsula declined to commit to a quarterback beyond Sunday’s game…

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Peyton’s claim that he doesn’t hear critics isn’t credible

Yeah, this one is a couple of days old. But it still bugs me, even after I’ve had a chance to talk about it several times on PFT Live on NBC Sports Radio. After Sunday’s impressive 29-10 win over the Packers, quarterback Peyton Manning was asked whether his 21-for-29-340-yards-no-touchdowns-and-one-pick performance was satisfying because it will…

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ProFootballTalk: Colin Kaepernick era ends in San Francisco

With the Niners in last place Colin Kaepernick has been shown the bench against Atlanta, but is the team better off with Blaine Gabbert? Rodney Harrison says the decision is a sign of the team starting over.

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