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Cundiff gets his kicks at Candlestick

Cundiff gets his kicks at Candlestick

sfgate.com ESPN.com Updated Jan 7, 2013
Cundiff gets his kicks at Candlestick What happened at empty, quiet Candlestick Park on Monday could play a role in what happens at jam-packed, boisterous Candlestick on Saturday. Five days ahead of their NFC divisional playoff game against Green Bay, t…
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  • Harbaugh says Kaepernick has “savant-like” understanding of pl…

    Harbaugh says Kaepernick has “savant-like” understanding of playoff prep

    profootballtalk.com Jan 7, 2013
    With the 49ers preparing for a playoff game that they won a year ago against the team they beat to start the current season, it’s becoming harder to overlook the fact that the quarterback who led San Fran to victory against the Saints in January 2012 an
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  • Harbaugh says there’s a “leader in the clubhouse” at kicker

    Harbaugh says there’s a “leader in the clubhouse” at kicker

    profootballtalk.com Jan 7, 2013
    The 49ers sent both their kickers to Candlestick Park Monday, to continue the competition that will determine who kicks against the Packers Saturday. And while 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh said he had a hunch which way he was leaning, he didn’t divulge whic
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  • Seahawks vs. 49ers for SB: What are odds?

    Seahawks vs. 49ers for SB: What are odds?

    ESPN.com Jan 7, 2013
    Greetings. The mind wanders during a six-hour flight across the country. More than once during the trip home I envisioned the Seattle Seahawks and San Francisco 49ers playing one another in the NFC Championship Game. Imagine what that one would do for t…
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  • Patrick Willis may play more of a role for 49ers this time

    Patrick Willis may play more of a role for 49ers this time

    profootballtalk.com Jan 7, 2013
    The Packers are a different offense than the first time they played the 49ers. And that may actually help the 49ers this time through. As Matt Barrows of the Sacramento Bee points out, because Green Bay spent much of the opener spreading the field with …
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  • No injuries “of serious nature” for Packers

    No injuries “of serious nature” for Packers

    profootballtalk.com Jan 7, 2013
    The Packers had a couple of offensive starters leave Saturday night’s win over the Vikings before the game was complete, but it doesn’t sound like there’s much worry about either player’s status for next weekend’s game against the 49ers. Tight e
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  • Reports: Tom Gamble not sure thing for Jets G.M.

    Reports: Tom Gamble not sure thing for Jets G.M.

    profootballtalk.com Jan 7, 2013
    On Sunday, there were reports that indicated 49ers exec Tom Gamble was poised to become the next general manager of the Jets. That may come to pass, but multiple reports from New York put Gamble’s hiring as less of a sure thing than it seemed during the
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  • 49ers, Packers have changed since Week 1

    49ers, Packers have changed since Week 1

    sfgate.com Jan 7, 2013
    49ers, Packers have changed since Week 1 [...] Packers running back DuJuan Harris, a few months removed from selling cars, is an integral part of Green Bay's offense. [...] 49ers placekicker David Akers soon could enter unemployment after he entered the…
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