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Jimmy Garoppolo named NFC offensive player of the week

The 49ers dropped out of the lead in the NFC West and the NFC as a whole after their Week 13 loss to the Ravens, but they’re back on top after Week 14 and quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo had a lot to do with that. Garoppolo was 26-of-35 for 349 yards, four touchdowns and an interception [more]

Emmanuel Sanders “motivates every wideout” on 49ers

The 49ers traded for wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders in order to give their receiving corps a boost and it appears that’s happening in multiple ways. Sanders has 28 catches for 407 yards and three touchdowns in seven games since coming to the 49ers in a trade with the Broncos. Wide receiver Kendrick Bourne said that [more]

49ers place Marquise Goodwin on injured reserve

The 49ers have placed receiver Marquise Goodwin on injured reserve, Field Yates of ESPN reports. Goodwin has chronic knee and foot injuries. He played nine games with six starts this season but had only one special teams snap in Week 13 and was inactive Sunday. Goodwin has not seen action on offense since Week 11. [more]

Five teams can clinch playoff berths in Week 15

Three teams have booked passage to the playoffs and five more can join them before Week 15 comes to an end. Two of those teams play in the AFC East. Per the NFL, both the Patriots and Bills will wrap up playoff spots if they win this weekend. The Patriots will be in Cincinnati and [more]

NFC playoff picture: The 49ers get back on top

There was no change to the six teams in playoff position in the NFC during Week 14, but there was a change to the way they stack up. The 49ers are back in the top seed by virtue of beating the Saints while the Seahawks stumbled to a loss in Los Angeles. The Packers beat [more]

Report: Odell Beckham told other players “come get me” in October

Remember the vague possibility that the Browns could have traded receiver Odell Beckham Jr. before the October 29 deadline? Beckham apparently wanted it to be more than a vague possibility. Sunday’s report from Jay Glazer of FOX indicating that Beckham has told other players and coaches to “come get me” didn’t specify time frames or [more]

49ers lose Weston Richburg for year, Richard Sherman for weeks

The 49ers got a win in New Orleans on Sunday, but the 48-46 shootout took a toll on them physically. 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan provided updates on players who were injured in the game and the good news was that a couple of them are out for a matter of weeks rather than the [more]

Richard Sherman had MRI on hamstring Monday

49ers cornerback Richard Sherman may need another round of the Mr. Miyagi treatment this week. Head coach Kyle Shanahan cited the character from The Karate Kid to explain how the team was working to get Sherman on the field despite a knee injury last week. It worked, but Sherman came out of the 48-46 win [more]

49ers-Saints outcome raises questions about each team’s defense

Last year, when the Rams beat the Chiefs in a 54-51 barnburner, there was gnashing of teeth about the gashing of the defenses, with cries that one game had set football back by decades. Yesterday, when the 49ers outlasted the Saints at the buzzer of a 48-46 college basketball game, few were offended by the [more]

Week in Florida helped 49ers develop even tighter bond

For the second time this year, the 49ers spent a week away from home between a pair of games on the other side of the country. For the first time this year, receiver Emmanuel Sanders was part of that road trip. “It was really good for team bonding,” 49ers receiver Emmanuel Sanders told PFT by [more]

Drew Brees: “Would have been nice to have” Jared Cook all game

The Saints didn’t get much from tight end Jared Cook in Sunday’s game against the 49ers, but what they got was pretty helpful. Cook caught two passes for 64 yards and two touchdowns in the first quarter. He took a shot to the head on the second touchdown and suffered a concussion that knocked him [more]

Home-field advantage in NFC may not be as important this year

As the 49ers, Seahawks, and Saints jostle for the top seed in the NFC and postseason home-field advantage in the playoffs, maybe they should be careful what they wish for. With Sunday’s 48-46 I-thought-the-AFL-folded matchup between San Francisco and New Orleans, the opening round of the round robin between the Saints, Seahawks, and 49ers concluded. [more]

George Kittle: My mindset is don’t let one guy tackle you

The 49ers won Sunday’s game in New Orleans with a field goal as time expired and the biggest play of the final drive came when Jimmy Garoppolo hit tight end George Kittle with a short pass. C.J. Gardner-Johnson dove at Kittle’s feet and missed and Kittle turned upfield for a good gain before being met [more]

49ers win shootout with Saints 48-46 to move to 11-2

Forty-six was not enough. The Saints scored a go-ahead touchdown with 53 seconds remaining, the fourth lead change of the day, and had the 49ers on the ropes with a fourth-and-two with 39 seconds remaining. But New Orleans missed on two two-point conversions, including one after their final touchdown, and the 49ers kicked the game-winning [more]

Weston Richburg carted off with knee, ankle injuries

The 49ers won’t have center Weston Richburg for the rest of Sunday’s game. His return this season appears in doubt, too, as he was carted off in the third quarter with knee and ankle injuries. Richburg’s feet got tangled with right guard Mike Person and he lost his footing at the snap. His right leg [more]

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