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David Akers taking heat for slump

David Akers taking heat for slump

sfgate.com Updated Nov 17, 2012
David Akers taking heat for slump After 13-plus seasons and 432 field-goal attempts, David Akers apparently forgot an unfortunate part of his job description last week: Yes, NFL kickers, like baseball closers, have thankless jobs. After missing a 41-yar…
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  • Beer Of The Week: Stella Artois, Belgium's Allegedly French Bee…

    Beer Of The Week: Stella Artois, Belgium's Allegedly French Beer

    deadspin.com Nov 17, 2012
    Apparently Stella Artois used to be advertised in the U.K. under the slogan "reassuringly expensive." Without knowing the relative merits of price and quality across the pond, I can only rejoice that such a snotty tagline has gone the way of d…
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  • Niners QB Smith practices, but is still uncertain

    Niners QB Smith practices, but is still uncertain

    ESPN.com sfgate.com Nov 17, 2012
    San Francisco 49ers quarterback Alex Smith practiced again on Saturday, however his availability is still uncertain for the game against the Chicago Bears.
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  • Matt Toeaina ruled out, Alshon Jeffrey probable for Bears

    Matt Toeaina ruled out, Alshon Jeffrey probable for Bears

    profootballtalk.com Nov 17, 2012
    Chicago Bears defensive tackle Matt Toeaina joins quarterback Jay Cutler and defensive end Shea McClellin as players officially ruled out for Monday night’s game against the San Francisco 49ers. Toeaina was ruled out on Saturday after being unable to pr
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  • Alex Smith practicing again today, looking likely to play

    Alex Smith practicing again today, looking likely to play

    profootballtalk.com Nov 17, 2012
    Alex Smith is practicing in a black “non-contact” jersey today, which doesn’t make his return for Monday’s game a certainty, but does give a strong hint the 49ers will activate him. Smith has been limited all week, but his involvement in practice
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  • Bucs pilfer defensive lineman from Niners’ practice squad

    Bucs pilfer defensive lineman from Niners’ practice squad

    profootballtalk.com Nov 17, 2012
    The man who recruited Matthew Masifilo to Stanford gave him a job with the 49ers.  And now Masifilo has been recruited elsewhere by another former college coach. The Buccaneers and Greg Schiano have signed the first-year defensive tackle from the 49ers”
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  • MNF preview: 49ers catching a QB break?

    MNF preview: 49ers catching a QB break?

    ESPN.com Nov 17, 2012
    The San Francisco 49ers won't have to face Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler on "Monday Night Football" in Week 11. They'll draw backup Jason Campbell instead. This would seem to increase the 49ers' chances for victory, but based on what? C…
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  • McDonald fined for hit on Bradford, Dunbar not fined for hit on…

    McDonald fined for hit on Bradford, Dunbar not fined for hit on Alex Smith

    profootballtalk.com Nov 17, 2012
    A defensive player was fined for a hit on a quarterback in Sunday’s Rams-49ers tie, but it wasn’t the player who knocked a quarterback out of the game. Rams linebacker Jo-Lonn Dunbar was not fined for the hit on 49ers quarterback Alex Smith that cause
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  • Video - 'Monday Night Football' Preview 01:16

    'Monday Night Football' Preview

    Nov 17
    Jon Gruden and Mike Tirico preview the Bears vs. 49ers at 8:30 p.m. ET on ESPN.