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Saturday one-liners

A rejuvenation from RB LeSean McCoy makes the postseason seem realistic for the Bills. Look for more playing time from Dolphins rookie CB Bobby McCain on Sunday; coach Dan Campbell has “always been intrigued” by McCain. Patriots WR Brandon LaFell still has high hopes for the season, after having it derailed with an offseason injury.…

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ESPN’s QBR ranks Ryan Fitzpatrick ahead of Tom Brady

In 2011, when ESPN introduced its new statistic Total Quarterback Rating, it was declared the “one stat that measures the totality of a quarterback’s performance.” In 2015, that one stat says Ryan Fitzpatrick is better than Tom Brady: ESPN’s QBR rankings for this season have Fitzpatrick third in the NFL with a Total QBR of…

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Blaine Gabbert remains 49ers’ starter

Blaine Gabbert remains the San Francisco 49ers’ starting quarterback. Hours after 49ers coach Jim Tomsula declined to name his starting quarterback, the team announced that Gabbert will start when the 49ers return from their bye week and play at Seattle in Week 11. That’s not surprising. Although Gabbert was far from great in Sunday’s win…

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Jim Tomsula not talking about quarterback decision

The previously 2-6 49ers beat the previously 6-2 Falcons with previously second-string quarterback Blaine Gabbert starting. With the bye week coming and a trip to Seattle looming after that, 49ers coach Jim Tomsula won’t commit to a second straight start for Gabbert. Via Matt Maiocco of CSNBayArea.com, Tomsula said that he’ll speak with Gabbert and…

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Tomsula doesn’t name post-bye starter at quarterback

The decision to start Blaine Gabbert at quarterback against the Falcons on Sunday paid off with a victory for the 49ers. Gabbert went 15-of-25 for 185 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions in a 17-16 win that sent the Niners to their bye week on a winning note. Those notes haven’t been played all that…

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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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