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PFT’s Week 11 picks

Last week, MDS and I disagreed on six games. We split. Split was the operative word overall, since we both went 7-7 for the week. Which isn’t good. Will we be any better in Week 11? See for yourself and chime in if you want. I still lead MDS by four games. Which is horrible…

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Wednesday morning one-liners

Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski leads the entire NFL — not just tight ends, but wide receivers too — with 21.6 yards per catch. Buffalo’s Lorenzo Alexander has 10 sacks this season. He entered this season with nine sacks in a nine-year career. Dolphins RB Jay Ajayi averages an NFL-high 5.71 yards per carry. Jets QB…

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Five players to meet with members of Congress on issues related to race

49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick’s decision not to stand for the national anthem led to a lot of discussion around the NFL about issues related to race and police brutality and what players can do to take a more active role in addressing them. That effort is going to go to Washington D.C. on Wednesday. Lions…

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Dirk Koetter “disappointed” in Mike Evans’ anthem protest

Buccaneers wide receiver Mike Evans created a bit of a controversy when he decided to protest an election he may not have participated in when he sat for the national anthem because of his disappointment over Donald Trump’s election. And that put Bucs coach Dirk Koetter in the uncomfortable position of talking about Evans while…

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NFL morning after: Kill the “quarterback win”

One of the smarter aspects of baseball analysis in recent years has been the de-emphasis of wins and losses in evaluating pitchers. To suggest that one pitcher “wins” a game and another pitcher “loses” a game, even though many other players are involved in whether a game is won or lost, is silly. Brian Kenny,…

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Cardinals let off the gas, survive 49ers on late field goal

Chandler Catanzaro’s third field goal of the day provided the winning points on the final play as the Cardinals survived the 49ers Sunday, 23-20. Colin Kaepernick’s touchdown run tied the game with 1:55 left. The Cardinals then drove 69 yards in 12 plays to set up the winning kick, a 34-yarder. Cardinals quarterback Carson Palmer…

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49ers doing just enough to hang around

Chandler Catanzaro of the Cardinals kicked a field goal on the final play of the first half to extend his team’s lead to 20-10 over the 49ers. Cardinals running back David Johnson has a rushing touchdown and a receiving touchdown. But the 49ers responded after trailing 14-0 early in the second quarter and have at…

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Colin Kaepernick on not voting: Result of election changes nothing

Colin Kaepernick admitted he wasn’t voting, but when asked to expound on that decision, said he didn’t think it mattered which candidate won the presidential election. But he’s already made it clear he didn’t agree with Donald Trump, who criticized his national anthem protest months before the election. Via¬†Josh Weinfuss of ESPN.com, Kaepernick said during…

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Thursday morning one-liners

For all the other injuries, Bills C Eric Wood’s absence will be tough to overcome. The Dolphins are expecting big things from a couple of their rookies. Patriots CB Malcolm Butler isn’t dwelling on that one play he made one time against the Seahawks. Jets QB Ryan Fitzpatrick “definitely optimistic” about playing this week. The…

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Colin Kaepernick didn’t vote

Colin Kaepernick began a national dialogue on issues of race and police brutality when he sat for the national anthem. But when it came time to have a say in America’s direction, Kaepernick punted. Kaepernick, the 49ers quarterback who is an outspoken critic of racial injustice, confirmed to reporters on Tuesday that he didn’t vote.…

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NFL morning after: It’s time for Jared Goff

Fans in Los Angeles began chanting for rookie quarterback Jared Goff early in the Rams’ loss to the Panthers on Sunday, and who could blame them? The Rams gave up a bounty of draft picks to make Goff the future of their franchise in Southern California, and yet Goff stood on the sideline and watched…

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In an offensive battle, Saints have more firepower than 49ers

In a high-scoring passing battle, no one should be surprised that Saints quarterback Drew Brees outplayed 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick. But it was a little surprising that at least for part of the game, it was close. Kaepernick had his best game in years, overcoming an ugly interception early to finish with 398 passing yards.…

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Could Nick Foles take the starting job from Alex Smith?

Four years ago this month, then-49ers quarterback Alex Smith suffered a concussion. It opened the door for second-year second-rounder Colin Kaepernick, who seized the job and never looked back — at least not until a year or so after Smith had been traded to the Chiefs. Now in his fourth season as the starter in…

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PFT’s Week Nine picks

Last week, I took out the broom. And whacked MDS over the head with it. The three disagreements (Lions-Texans, Seahawks-Saints, Raiders-Bucs) went my way, stretching a two-game lead to five. For the week, I was 11-2 and MDS was 9-5. This week, we disagree on three more games. If I sweep this week, it’s over.…

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49ers believe Colin Kaepernick will “continue to get better”

Colin Kaepernick has started the last two games at quarterback for the 49ers and the results haven’t shown any improvement over what they were getting from Blaine Gabbert or what they got from Kaepernick in the eight starts he made during the 2015 season. Kaepernick completed 59 percent of his passes in those games and…

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