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As promised, NFLPA files collusion claim over guaranteed contracts

On October 18, NFL Players Association executive director DeMaurice Smith strongly hinted that a collusion claim was coming regarding the refusal of teams to give veteran players fully-guaranteed contracts. Within 48 hours after Smith’s remarks, the NFL made it known that the collusion bird had landed.Kalyn Kahler of TheAthletic.com reports that, in a memo dated [more]

Nick Bosa: Altitude was brutal, thankful 49ers practiced in Colorado last week

The 49ers spent last week in Colorado Springs so that they could practice at a higher altitude in advance of Monday night’s game in Mexico City.Estadio Azteca is 7,200 feet above sea level, which is higher than any NFL stadium and defensive end Nick Bosa called it “brutal” to play in the thin air after [more]

Jimmy Garoppolo: Monday was our best full game, but there’s still meat on the bone

49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo threw four touchdown passes on Monday night and the team ran for 159 yards to provide the kind of balance that led to a 38-10 rout of the Cardinals in Mexico City.Garoppolo’s play was the subject of praise from head coach Kyle Shanahan after the game and the quarterback said he [more]

Budda Baker: I don’t feel everyone played hard until the end of Monday night’s game

A disappointing Cardinals season hit another low point in Mexico City on Monday night.Running back James Conner cut the 49ers lead to 14-10 with a second quarter touchdown run, but the 49ers would go on to score 24 straight points as they cruised to a 38-10 win that left the Cardinals with a 4-7 record. [more]

Monday Night Football: 49ers blow out Cardinals 38-10 as Jimmy Garoppolo throws four TDs

The NFL has touted all the close games it has had this season. Monday night was not one of them.The 49ers dominated the Cardinals, winning 38-10 and leaving the scarlet red and metallic gold-clad fans in Mexico City happy. The 49ers moved to 6-4 and into first place in the NFC West with a tiebreaker [more]

Brandon Aiyuk’s second touchdown turns Monday Night Football into rout

The 49ers are pulling away now.Brandon Aiyuk scored his second touchdown of the night, catching a 13-yard touchdown pass from Jimmy Garoppolo with 28 seconds remaining in the third quarter. The 49ers lead 31-10.The Cardinals blitzed, and the 49ers beat it with a quick throw to Aiyuk, who broke the tackle of Marco Wilson on [more]

Monday Night Football: 49ers lead Cardinals 17-10 at halftime

The 49ers and Cardinals were pretty evenly matched in the first half. At halftime, San Francisco has 186 yards and Arizona 185, and both teams have 11 first downs.The difference was a Colt McCoy interception by Jimmie Ward, which gave the 49ers a short field.San Francisco leads 17-10 at halftime.49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo has completed [more]

Brandon Aiyuk gives 49ers 7-3 lead on Cardinals

49ers receiver Brandon Aiyuk scored his fifth touchdown of the season, matching his touchdown total from his 2020 and 2021. The 49ers receiver caught a 7-yard touchdown pass from Jimmy Garoppolo with 13:35 remaining in the second quarter. It has given the 49ers their first lead, 7-3, after the Cardinals got an early field goal.San [more]

Rondale Moore questionable with groin injury; Charvarius Ward returns

49ers cornerback Charvarius Ward missed two days of practice in Colorado as the team prepared for the altitude in Mexico City. He sought oxygen on the sideline after the first series.Ward also injured his groin, which had him questionable to return, but he is back in the game.He was injured while covering Stephen Anderson on [more]

Monday Night Football: Kyler Murray is inactive, but DeAndre Hopkins will play

Cardinals backup quarterback Colt McCoy will start for the second consecutive week in place of Kyler Murray. Murray is among the team’s inactives for Monday Night Football.Murray has not played since Week 9 against the Seahawks when he tweaked his hamstring.The Cardinals will have receiver DeAndre Hopkins, who was questionable to play with a hamstring [more]

Cardinals don’t activate Hollywood Brown for Monday night’s game

Wide receiver Hollywood Brown won’t be in the lineup for the Cardinals on Monday night in Mexico City.The Cardinals announced a couple of roster moves ahead of their game against the 49ers, but Brown remains on the injured reserve list. Brown was designated to return last week after missing four games with a foot injury.Brown [more]

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