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Lack of cameras on the goal line limits refs’ replay rulings

One of the most fundamental questions in football — whether the ball crossed the goal line — is often the subject of instant replay review. Too often, there’s simply no replay angle that can definitively answer that most fundamental of questions. That was the case on two different occasions in San Francisco on Sunday, as…

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Suggs fined only $8,268 for hit on Blount

One of the dirtiest plays in the NFL this season drew a surprisingly light fine from the NFL. Ravens linebacker Terrell Suggs was fined only $8,268 for his shot to the back of running back LeGarrette Blount’s legs during Sunday night’s loss to the Steelers. The official word from the NFL is that Suggs’s fine…

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PFT’s Week Ten picks

Two weeks ago, MDS enjoyed a five-game lead in the annual PFT picks contest.  Now?  Not. In Week Eight, I swept the two games on which we differed.  In Week Nine, the Cardinals, Patriots, and Steelers each came through, knocking the margin down to no margin at all. To his credit, MDS got a hole…

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Blandino says there’s no way to know if Kaepernick scored

Which came first, the ball crossing the goal line or Colin Kaepernick dropping the ball? That’s the question that decided Sunday’s Rams-49ers game, and it’s a question we’ll never know whether or not the referee answered correctly. That’s the word from NFL head of officiating Dean Blandino, who says there simply isn’t a replay angle…

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Kaepernick: I know I scored a touchdown, even if ref didn’t see it

Colin Kaepernick says his last play in the 49ers’ loss to the Rams on Sunday should have been ruled a touchdown, not a fumble. With seconds remaining and the 49ers trailing 13-10, Kaepernick tried to score a touchdown on a quarterback sneak. But the ball came loose, and when the officials unpiled the players, Rams…

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NFL morning after: Bruce Arians, coach of the year (again)

Here’s everything you need to know about Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians: In his first season as a head coach, in 2012, he was named the NFL coach of the year. In his second season as a head coach, in 2013, he got some coach of the year votes and would have been a very…

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Boger cites lack of indisputable evidence on two key calls in 49ers game

A couple of critical calls had plenty to do with San Francisco’s 13-10 loss to the Rams on Sunday.  One came at the end of the half, one came at the end of the game.  Both rulings weren’t overturned due to a lack of indisputable visual evidence. Via Matt Maiocco of CSNBayArea.com, referee Jerome Boger…

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Rams win as late Kaepernick fumble seals 49ers’ fate

The Rams’ defense was all over 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick today. And in the end, the Rams ripped the ball — and the game — from Kaepernick’s hands. With just seconds remaining and the Rams leading 13-10, the 49ers had the ball at the 1-yard line on third down. Kaepernick took the snap and attempted…

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Week Eight “Three and Out”

The dilemma has been resolved.  For now. The “Three and Out” series will continue, with three questions and answers for each of the Sunday games, every Sunday until no more Sundays remain in the 2014 regular season. Then, the dilemma will resurface in 2015.  Assuming I — and you — don’t completely forget about this…

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Week Seven power rankings

1. Dallas Cowboys (No. 2 last week; 6-1):  “Glory days, well they’ll pass you by.”  Maybe sooner than later.  But not yet. 2. Denver Broncos (No. 3; 5-1):  The Broncos are proving that they can play with the best the NFC West has to offer during the regular season, which bodes well for their ability…

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Monday morning one-liners

WR Sammy Watkins was the best thing about the Bills offense against the Vikings. Dolphins cornerbacks Brent Grimes and Cortland Finnegan had a strong day against the Bears. The Patriots’ shaky offensive line has gotten some assistance from veterans in recent weeks. Monday will be WR Percy Harvin’s first day of work with the Jets.…

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49ers center Daniel Kilgore breaks leg, season likely over

Along with being caught on the tracks as the train of football history rolled over them, the 49ers left last night with another injured starter. According to Matt Maiocco of CSNBayArea.com, center Daniel Kilgore suffered a fractured left leg, which will likely end his season. “It was upper ankle,” 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh said. “Looks…

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Sunday night wrap-up: Broncos can play defense too

Peyton Manning got to have his moment in the first half. But beyond the greatest touchdown-thrower in the history of the NFL, the Broncos are also building a defense that might give him a chance to add some more hardware to his trophy case as well. While the night will be remembered for Manning breaking…

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Manning feared he couldn’t coexist with Harbaugh

So why didn’t the 49ers’ evaluation of quarterback Peyton Manning become a full-blown pursuit and ultimate acquisition of Peyton Manning? Per a source with knowledge of the situation, Manning ultimately chose not to make the 49ers a finalist for his services.  Apart from Manning preferring to stay in the AFC, the wind and precipitation at…

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Sunday morning one-liners

Bills offensive coordinator Nathaniel Hackett says he pays no attention to outside criticism. The Dolphins need to stop coming up short in the red zone. What questions remain for the Patriots defense to answer? Some are already trying to predict where Jets coach Rex Ryan will head next. Ravens CB Jimmy Smith’s play is earning…

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