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Frank Gore Blew Up Lance Briggs: Bears-49ers, In One GIF

Frank Gore Blew Up Lance Briggs: Bears-49ers, In One GIF

deadspin.com ESPN.com Updated Nov 19, 2012
San Francisco 32, Chicago 7: In his first career start, Colin Kaepernick out-dueled Jason Campbell and it was not even close. Kaepernick had 243 yards and two touchdowns to Campbell's 107 yards, one touchdown and two interceptions. The usually sticky-fi…
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  • Colin Kaepernick, Aldon Smith lead 49ers to blowout win over Be…

    Colin Kaepernick, Aldon Smith lead 49ers to blowout win over Bears

    It was quite the starting debut for San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick. Kaepernick and pass rusher Aldon Smith put on a show Monday night as the 49ers throttled the Chicago Bears in a 32-7 victory. Kaepernick, starting in place of a concus…
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  • James Carpenter still not cleared to return to practice

    James Carpenter still not cleared to return to practice

    profootballtalk.com Nov 19, 2012
    Seattle Seahawks guard James Carpenter has yet to be cleared to return to practice nearly three weeks after being with a concussion. Carpenter had not been cleared to return when the Seahawks reconvened following their bye week for a practice on Monday.…
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  • Brandon Jacobs, both starting quarterbacks inactive tonight

    Brandon Jacobs, both starting quarterbacks inactive tonight

    profootballtalk.com Nov 19, 2012
    If Brandon Jacobs really does hate his boss, another game warming the bench is unlikely to change that. Jacobs, the 49ers running back who still hasn’t played this season, is inactive once again for tonight’s game against the Bears. As expected, both
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  • Jay Cutler, Alex Smith headline Bears, 49ers inactive lists

    Jay Cutler, Alex Smith headline Bears, 49ers inactive lists

    Concussions will keep quarterbacks Jay Cutler and Alex Smith out of Monday night's Chicago Bears-San Francisco 49ers game. Both starters were injured last Sunday and have not been cleared to return to the lineup. Jason Campbell will start in place of Cu…
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  • With Smith out, 49ers' Tolzien a snap away

    With Smith out, 49ers' Tolzien a snap away

    ESPN.com Nov 19, 2012
    SAN FRANCISCO -- A few thoughts after the San Francisco 49ers named Alex Smith, LaMichael James, Brandon Jacobs, A.J. Jenkins, Joe Looney, Trenton Robinson and Ian Williams inactive for Monday night: We knew Smith would not play. Seeing his name on the …
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  • Setting 'MNF' scene from Candlestick Park

    Setting 'MNF' scene from Candlestick Park

    ESPN.com Nov 19, 2012
    SAN FRANCISCO -- It's sunny and 66 degrees here at Candlestick Park, where the San Francisco 49ers and Chicago Bears will be kicking off Monday night. The parking lots are alive with 49ers fans and a few wearing Bears gear. I'm in the pressbox and can s…
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  • The Cardinals' Quarterbacking Situation Is Really, Really Hopel…

    The Cardinals' Quarterbacking Situation Is Really, Really Hopeless

    deadspin.com Nov 19, 2012
    Ah, 2011. I remember it like it was just last year. The powerfully frisky Cardinals clawed and pecked their way to 8-8 with a 7-2 finish. They beat the Eagles in Philly. They beat the Cowboys. They beat the Niners. They started woefully, but they finish…
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  • No decision on Cardinals quarterback yet

    No decision on Cardinals quarterback yet

    Cardinals coach Ken Whisenhunt feels good about his decision to cut back on safety Adrian Wilson’s playing time, but that hasn’t pushed him to pull the trigger on a call about his starting quarterback for this week’s game against the Rams. Darren Ur
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  • Not your typical NFL cheerleader video

    Not your typical NFL cheerleader video

    ESPN.com Nov 19, 2012
    Megan Welter is a company commander of a U.S. Army Reserve unit and a veteran of the war in Iraq. She is also a cheerleader for the Arizona Cardinals. The team profiled her recently. Check out the video. It's a pretty cool story.
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  • Rams' sagging D in NFC West perspective

    Rams' sagging D in NFC West perspective

    ESPN.com Nov 19, 2012
    Quarterbacks aren't quite everything in the NFL. Football remains a team sport. Offensive shortcoming aside, the St. Louis Rams' defense deserves its share of the blame for a 27-13 defeat to the New York Jets in Week 11. 2012 NFC West Defenses Since Wee…
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  • Rams-Cardinals reflections as Wells returns

    Rams-Cardinals reflections as Wells returns

    ESPN.com Nov 19, 2012
    Fourth-year running back Beanie Wells had 76 yards rushing through three games this season when a toe injury landed him on the Arizona Cardinals' injury list. The team plans to activate Wells this week, just in time to face the St. Louis Rams at Univers…
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  • Week 11 NFL Splash Plays: Cards flip might be the play of the s…

    Week 11 NFL Splash Plays: Cards flip might be the play of the season

    yahoo.com Nov 19, 2012
    Cardinals grab a fumble return on a heady play If this isn't the play of the season, it's certainly the flip of the year -- Arizona Cardinals cornerback Greg Toler rushing to pop the ball back inbounds on a Jason Snelling fumble. Sadly, the Cards couldn…
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  • Sizing up the early NFC playoff standings

    Sizing up the early NFC playoff standings

    ESPN.com Nov 19, 2012
    The NFC playoff picture is taking shape heading into the final six weeks of the season. 2012 Remaining Schedules Seattle is one of the leading wild-card contenders at present, but the Seahawks could still win the NFC West and its automatic berth. The te…
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  • Peter King: QBs make their mark on eventful Week 11, for both g…

    Peter King: QBs make their mark on eventful Week 11, for both good and bad

    CNNSI.com Nov 19, 2012
    Josh Freeman wasn't perfect, but on Sunday he looked a lot like a recent Super Bowl winner, Peter King writes. He was just one QB who had an impact, good or bad, on Week 11.
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  • Around the NFC West: Rams are a riddle

    Around the NFC West: Rams are a riddle

    ESPN.com Nov 19, 2012
    The New York Jets played better than the St. Louis Rams and deserved to win Sunday. We can't leave it at that, of course. But there is risk in reading too much into outcomes. The NFL proves week after week that results are temporary. If the Rams win imp…
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  • Video - San Francisco 49ers LB Aldon Smith says 49ers have best defense 00:50

    San Francisco 49ers LB Aldon Smith says 49ers have best defense

    Nov 19
    San Francisco 49ers LB Aldon Smith speaks to Michelle Beisner about the 49ers defense and the nice night by QB Colin Kaepernick.
  • Video - Chicago Bears vs. San Francisco 49ers highlights 03:54

    Chicago Bears vs. San Francisco 49ers highlights

    Nov 19
    The San Francisco 49ers receive a stellar performance from QB Colin Kaepernick and an impressive showing from their defense to defeat the Chicago Bears 32-7 on Monday night.
  • Video - 49ers Lead Bears At The Half 00:37

    49ers Lead Bears At The Half

    Nov 19
    Tune to ESPN for live action.
  • Video - E:60 - Vernon Davis Feature 13:20

    E:60 - Vernon Davis Feature

    Nov 19
    It is easy to define 49ers WR Vernon Davis by his physical skills. But that is not what makes him unique. What truly sets Vernon Davis a part, is an irresistible blend of curiosity and naked emotion. E:60 delves into the many sides of Vernon Davis.

Sports Columnists

  • Peter King: QBs make their mark on eventful Week 11, for both good and bad

    Nov 19
    Eleven main characters from an eventful Week 11 that had its share of drama.