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49ers not happy refs re-spotted the ball on last drive Monday night

The 49ers’ last chance to come from behind and beat the Giants on Monday night was dealt a blow when a costly offside penalty was called on San Francisco’s offense. And the 49ers are unhappy with the officials for the way that penalty came about. The penalty came with 32 seconds left, when offensive lineman [more]

Jim Harbaugh: Frank Gore is my favorite player of all time I’ve ever coached

Jim Harbaugh has coached a lot of football through the years, but one player he coached stands above the rest: Frank Gore. Harbaugh, the current Michigan coach who was Gore’s coach on the 49ers from 2011 to 2014, was talking about Michigan’s running game at his press conference in Ann Arbor this week when he [more]

Kyle Shanahan: Nick Mullens is our starter until I say different

Nick Mullens apparently has won the 49ers quarterback job, at least until Jimmy Garoppolo returns next season. Or until coach Kyle Shanahan decides otherwise. “Nick Mullens is our starter until I say different,” Shanahan said Tuesday, via Eric Branch of the San Francisco Chronicle. Mullens completed 27 of 39 passes for 250 yards with a [more]

Eli Manning is happy to get a break from the negativity

The Giants had gone a long time without winning. On Monday night, they finally did again. And quarterback Eli Manning was happy to change the narrative in New York. “That was big,” Manning told reporters after the 27-23 victory. “That was big, and we’ve been good at the two-minute drive this year. Unfortunately, we’ve been [more]

Kyle Shanahan “extremely disappointed” in blown opportunity to get third win

The 49ers seemed to be on track to pick up their third win of the season. And then things fell apart for the home team, resulting in loss number eight. So what went wrong? “It was a number of plays,” coach Kyle Shanahan told reporters after the 27-23 loss. “Extremely disappointed. I thought we put [more]

Giants’ win gives 1-8 Raiders a clear path to the first overall pick

Monday night’s game between the Giants and 49ers was a big win for the Raiders. The Giants’ win over the 49ers gives the Raiders, at 1-8, a clear path toward the first overall pick in the draft: If the Raiders lose their seven remaining games, they’ll have the first pick regardless of what any other [more]

Eli Manning leads comeback, tosses three TDs in Giants 27-23 win over 49ers

Sterling Shepard hauled in a 3-yard touchdown pass from Eli Manning with 53 seconds left to play to lift the New York Giants to a 27-23 victory over the San Francisco 49ers on Monday night. After a 30-yard field goal from Robbie Gould gave the 49ers a three-point lead with 2:46 left to play, Manning [more]

Matt Breida scores second touchdown to give 49ers 20-10 lead

The last time the Giants had the ball, they drove down the field to tie the game at 10-10. New York hasn’t seen it since and trails 20-10. The 49ers got a field goal with two seconds left in the first half and took the second-half kickoff and marched 60 yards in 11 plays. Matt [more]

49ers lead Giants 13-10 at halftime

Nick Mullens isn’t playing the Raiders defense, but for a second consecutive week, the 49ers quarterback is showing he just might have a future in this league. He has led the 49ers to three scoring drives, including one at the end of the first half to give San Francisco a 13-10 lead at intermission. Mullens [more]

Matt Breida’s touchdown puts 49ers back on top

Tight end George Kittle had catches of 18 and 22 yards and running back Matt Breida did the rest on the 49ers’ first touchdown drive of the night. Breida’s 3-yard touchdown run has the 49ers back on top of the Giants, 10-7, with 13:05 remaining in the second quarter. The 49ers used eight plays to [more]

Odell Beckham gives Giants 7-3 lead

Odell Beckham Jr. dropped an Eli Manning pass on the Giants’ first play from scrimmage. He had no problem with a touchdown catch later in the first quarter. Beckham’s 10-yard touchdown pass from Manning with 2:43 remaining in the first quarter has given the Giants a 7-3 lead. The three-play, 12-yard drive was set up [more]

Kyle Lauletta among Giants’ inactives

Kyle Lauletta might play for the Giants before the season is finished, but it won’t be tonight. The third-string quarterback again is among the team’s inactives. The Giants confirmed Jamon Brown will start at right guard. The team’s other inactives besides Lauletta are defensive back Tony Lippett, safety Kamrin Moore, defensive tackle R.J. McIntosh, center [more]

49ers cut Tyvis Powell to make room for Matthew Dayes

The 49ers did indeed keep third quarterback Tom Savage on the 53-player roster, choosing instead to waive defensive back Tyvis Powell to make room for running back Matthew Dayes. Dayes, 24, will serve as the team’s third running back behind Matt Breida and Alfred Morris tonight against the Giants. Powell, 24, appeared in five games [more]

49ers promote Matthew Dayes

The 49ers plan to promote running back Matthew Dayes from the practice squad, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports. Dayes, 24, will serve as the team’s third running back behind Matt Breida and Alfred Morris, according to Matt Maiocco of NBC Sports Bay Area. The 49ers also considered promoting Jeff Wilson from the practice squad. It [more]

NFC playoff picture: Rams running away with the NFC West

The Rams’ win over the Seahawks on Sunday just about wrapped up the NFC West. Although Los Angeles hasn’t actually clinched the division, the Rams now have a 4.5-game lead and the head-to-head tiebreaker. There’s no realistic path to the division title for the Seahawks. However, the Rams actually don’t control their own destiny for [more]

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