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49ers' memorable challenge: Tom Brady

49ers' memorable challenge: Tom Brady

sfgate.com ESPN.com Updated Dec 12, 2012
49ers' memorable challenge: Tom Brady Defensive tackle Justin Smith, linebacker Ahmad Brooks and safety Donte Whitner are the only other defensive starters to face Brady, whose lone career appearance against the 49ers was in the final game of the 2004 s…
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  • NFC West penalty watch: Receivers clean

    NFC West penalty watch: Receivers clean

    ESPN.com Dec 12, 2012
    San Francisco 49ers wide receivers had eight penalties last season. They have one through Week 14 this season. The single penalty for 49ers receivers jumped out when I sorted NFC West penalties by team and position for the latest "penalty watch&quo…
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  • Randy Moss: Colin Kaepernick gave me my first dislocated finger

    Randy Moss: Colin Kaepernick gave me my first dislocated finger

    profootballtalk.com Dec 12, 2012
    Randy Moss has caught 975 passes in his NFL career, but he had never caught a ball thrown as hard as the one 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick hit him with in Kaepernick’s first start. Moss said today that he suffered a finger dislocation in the 49ersâ
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  • Any evidence of Brandon Jacobs being removed by 49ers

    Any evidence of Brandon Jacobs being removed by 49ers

    profootballtalk.com Dec 12, 2012
    The 49ers had already suspended disgruntled running back Brandon Jacobs, now they’re in the process of erasing him from the record. They’ve already given his locker to just-signed linebacker Eric Bakhtiari, taking away a reminder that he was ever ther
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  • NaVorro Bowman joins PFT on NBC Sports Network

    NaVorro Bowman joins PFT on NBC Sports Network

    profootballtalk.com Dec 12, 2012
    The 49ers travel to New England this week for a Sunday night matchup that some will call a potential Super Bowl preview. Will 49ers linebacker NaVorro Bowman be one of those people? You can find out when he joins Erik Kuselias on Wednesday’s edition of
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  • 49ers place Demarcus Dobbs on injured reserve

    49ers place Demarcus Dobbs on injured reserve

    profootballtalk.com Dec 12, 2012
    The San Francisco 49ers lost special teams standout Demarcus Dobbs for the rest of the season as a knee injury suffered against the Miami Dolphins on Sunday landed him on injured reserve. With Dobbs being placed on injured reserve, the 49ers had two ope…
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  • Niners Put Special Teams Ace Demarcus Dobbs on IR

    Niners Put Special Teams Ace Demarcus Dobbs on IR

    49ersgab.com Dec 12, 2012
    The 49ers placed defensive end Demarcus Dobbs on injured reserve Tuesday after the special teams standout injured his right knee Sunday against the Dolphins The team had wanted to replace Dobbs with former Eagles linebacker Matt McCoy. However, McCoy di…
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  • Video - Blogger Blitz: 49ers at Patriots 01:47

    Blogger Blitz: 49ers at Patriots

    Dec 12
    NFC West blogger Mike Sando previews this week's game between the 49ers and Patriots
  • Video - Countdown Daily AccuScore: SF-NE 01:06

    Countdown Daily AccuScore: SF-NE

    Dec 12
    Prim Siripipat goes inside the numbers for the 49ers-Patriots
  • Video - Boston Hot Button: Are the Patriots Super Bowl Favorites? 06:16

    Boston Hot Button: Are the Patriots Super Bowl Favorites?

    Dec 12
    Steven A. Smith and Skip Bayless debate whether the New England Patriots should be considered Super Bowl favorites.

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  • Rashard Mendenhall, Pittsburgh Steelers running back, skipped team's most …

    Dec 12
    Pittsburgh Steelers running back Rashard Mendenhall's one-game team suspension is for not attending last Sunday's game against the San Diego Chargers, according to a multiple sources.