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Harbaugh says Smith's outlook 'positive' Updated Nov 12, 2012
Harbaugh says Smith's outlook 'positive' Asked to speculate on the severity of Alex Smith's concussion, head coach Jim Harbaugh noted his lack of a medical degree Monday. Harbaugh didn't offer a prediction on the availability of his starting quarterback…
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  • 49ers' Kaepernick is loaded for Bears Nov 12, 2012
    49ers' Kaepernick is loaded for Bears San Francisco Chronicle Copyright 2012 San Francisco Chronicle. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Updated 10:05 p.m., Monday, November 12, 2012 Kaepernic…
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  • Concussed Smith threw TD with blurred vision Nov 12, 2012
    San Francisco 49ers quarterback Alex Smith threw a 14-yard touchdown pass in the second quarter of Sunday's 24-24 tie against the Rams while playing with blurred vision before coming out with a concussion.
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  • Jim Harbaugh: 49ers prepared all week for Rams’ fake punts

    It’s not often that an NFL team successfully executes two fake punts in one game, but that’s what the Rams did to the 49ers on Sunday. That’s particularly galling to 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh because he says his team spent much of the last week of pr
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  • At Least Two Players Had No Idea Rams-49ers Could End In A Tie Nov 12, 2012
    A tie! Nothing brings more joy to fans of novelty, more consternation to playoff-scenario-figure-outers, or more mercy to viewers than a tie. The first in the NFL since 2008, the second in a decade, the 24-24 final score of yesterday's St. Louis-San Fra…
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  • Harbaugh says Alex Smith is doing well

    Next Monday night’s game between the Bears and the 49ers features a pair of quarterbacks who may miss the game due to concussions. One of those quarterbacks could be moving closer to playing. 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh told reporters that Alex Smith “sl
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  • QBR ranks: Sam Bradford answers call Nov 12, 2012
    SAN FRANCISCO -- Sam Bradford showed Sunday what he can do when armed with a talented receiver he trusts implicitly. The St. Louis Rams' third-year quarterback completed 11 of 12 passes when targeting Danny Amendola during a 24-24 tie against the San Fr…
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  • PFT Live: 49ers talk with Matt Maiocco, Bears talk with John Mullin Nov 12, 2012
    Another Sunday is in the books and another Monday spent making sense of everything that went down is underway. PFT Live will jump on that train Monday by looking at two of the NFC’s leading lights who wound up with unhappy results and concussed quarterb
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  • So, how far back is Seattle in NFC West? Nov 12, 2012
    SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- The NFC West standings are tougher to calculate after the St. Louis Rams and San Francisco 49ers played to a 24-24 tie Sunday. The 49ers lead the division at 6-2-1. The Seattle Seahawks are second at 6-4 (.600), followed by the Ar…
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  • Peter King: Lots to like in Week 11, but one weird game stands above the rest Nov 12, 2012
    How to describe the NFL's first tie in four years? Bizarre. But through the odd plays, big mistakes and bad calls, one lesson in particular stands out, Peter King writes of Week 10.
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  • Rams-49ers tie left players and coaches confused Nov 12, 2012
    You’d think with all the static Donovan McNabb heard for not knowing the overtime rules, the message would have gotten out. But after yesterday’s 24-24 tie between the Rams and 49ers, there were still folks unsure why it ended. For 49ers safety Dashon
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  • Around the NFC West: Rams' fakes for real Nov 12, 2012
    The most painful moment for the 2011 St. Louis Rams, by far, came when the San Francisco 49ers beat them with a fake field goal for a touchdown in the Edward Jones Dome. It was not the play that cost coach Steve Spagnuolo his job, but it did punctuate a…
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  • 49ers and Rams players fail the test when asked about overtime rules Nov 12, 2012
    OK, Donovan McNabb -- you're off the hook. In November of 2008, the Philadelphia Eagles and Cincinnati Bengals played to a 13-13 tie, and McNabb, then the Eagles' quarterback, took a great deal of heat for not knowing the rules of overtime. "I've n…
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  • 49ers report card, Nov. 11 Nov 12, 2012
    49ers report card, Nov. 11 The final five possessions resulted in two touchdowns, a field goal, a missed field-goal try and a punt. Where were these guys for the Rams' first two drives, which featured two touchdowns, 159 yards and countless defenders bo…
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  • 49ers beaten to the punch Nov 12, 2012
    49ers beaten to the punch True, this wasn't supposed to be a fair fight, but no one expected that St. Louis would play the role of bully against a defense that arrived leading the NFL by allowing only 12.9 points per game. Trailing by two touchdowns, 49…
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  • Video - Jim Harbaugh On Alex Smith's Concussion 01:10

    Jim Harbaugh On Alex Smith's Concussion

    Nov 12
    Jim Harbaugh on Alex Smith's concussion and what is next for the 49ers.
  • Video - NFL Live OT: It's A Tie 01:48

    NFL Live OT: It's A Tie

    Nov 12
    Trey Wingo and Eric Mangini discuss the tie game between the Rams and 49ers.
  • Video - Cutler Concussed In Loss To Texans 02:07

    Cutler Concussed In Loss To Texans

    Nov 12
    Jeff Dickerson and Michael Wright discuss Jay Cutler's concussion in the Bears' loss to the Texans.
  • Video - GameDay: St. Louis Rams vs. San Francisco 49ers highlights 03:46

    GameDay: St. Louis Rams vs. San Francisco 49ers highlights

    Nov 12
    Catch the highlights from San Francisco as neither the 49ers nor St. Louis Rams walked out with a victory.