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49ers prep for Bears on Monday night

49ers prep for Bears on Monday night

sfgate.com nytimes.com Updated Nov 18, 2012
49ers prep for Bears on Monday night To brace his players for the challenge ahead, 49ers offensive coordinator Greg Roman provided a highlight reel featuring the turnovers created by the Bears' defense this season. Last season, the 49ers tied for the NF…
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  • Alex Smith must pass “contact” test

    Alex Smith must pass “contact” test

    profootballtalk.com Nov 18, 2012
    The ability of 49ers quarterback Alex Smith to return to game action on Monday night won’t be the slam dunk that many believed it would be. Smith received clearance several days ago to return to practice.  Cam Inman of BayAreaNewsGroup.com reports that
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  • Well, we're waiting: Cards, Rams need wins

    Well, we're waiting: Cards, Rams need wins

    ESPN.com Nov 18, 2012
    The Arizona Cardinals last won a game Sept. 30. The St. Louis Rams last won Oct. 4, when they defeated the Cardinals. The San Francisco 49ers and Seattle Seahawks have combined for seven victories since the Cardinals or Rams last won a game. Just throwi…
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Sports Columnists

  • Don Banks: Luck, Colts get an up-close lesson about what it takes to be el…

    Nov 18
    FOXBORO, Mass. -- By late Sunday night there was still no word yet on whether Andrew Luck's mother (or perhaps his father in this case) told him there'd be days like this. But no matter. By the time this one was over, it was well understood that a messa…
  • Don Banks: NFC East again a mess you can't take your eyes off of; more Sna…

    Nov 18
    FOXBORO, Mass. -- Musings, observations and the occasional insight from a wild, overtime-drenched Week 11 in the NFL...
  • John Clayton's Last Call

    Nov 18
    NFL fans were treated to a pre-Thanksgiving feast of close games, wild finishes and crazy offensive efforts, writes John Clayton.