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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…Upvote Share TweetSaints next for struggling Raiders Raiders head coach Dennis Allen said he and his staff will do everything they can to prevent a negative mind-set from taking hold. After being gashed for 278 yards on the ground by Tampa Bay, the Raiders shored up the …Upvote Share Tweet
49ers' Kaepernick is loaded for Bears49ers' 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 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.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…Upvote Share TweetAs the Lions continue to play musical chairs in the secondary, they’ve made yet another move at cornerback. Pat Lee, who started seven games at cornerback for the Raiders this year but was surprisingly cut on Saturday, has been claimed off waivers by thUpvote Share Tweet
Concussed Smith threw TD with blurred visionSan 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.Upvote Share Tweet
Coach Allen not making ‘wholesale’ changes; Goethel out for seasoninsidebayarea.com Nov 12, 2012Several teams around the league have responded to subpar play this season by making changes among their assistant coaches. Raiders coach Dennis Allen doesn’t see the need to go that route. Allen said Monday in his weekly news conference that the evaluatUpvote Share TweetIt’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 prUpvote Share Tweet
At Least Two Players Had No Idea Rams-49ers Could End In A Tiedeadspin.com Nov 12, 2012A 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…Upvote Share TweetNext 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 “slUpvote Share TweetSAN 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…Upvote Share Tweet
PFT Live: 49ers talk with Matt Maiocco, Bears talk with John MullinAnother 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 quarterbUpvote Share Tweet
So, how far back is Seattle in NFC West?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…Upvote Share TweetCNNSI.com Nov 12, 2012How 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.Upvote Share TweetYou’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 DashonUpvote Share TweetThe 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…Upvote Share Tweet
49ers and Rams players fail the test when asked about overtime rulesyahoo.com Nov 12, 2012OK, 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…Upvote Share Tweet
Photo: Pablo Sandoval supports the 49ersyahoo.com Nov 12, 2012After helping bring a second world championship in the past three seasons to the city of San Francisco, it appears World Series MVP Pablo Sandoval is making the rounds at Bay Area sporting events hoping to spread that Giants magic around a little bit. J…Upvote Share TweetRaiders report card, Nov. 11 Guard Mike Brisiel continued to struggle, stepping on Carson Palmer's foot on a fourth-down play and committing three penalties. [...] it's easy to play run defense if you don't cover anybody. Phillip Adams muffed a punt and…Upvote Share Tweet
49ers beaten to the punch49ers 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…Upvote Share Tweet
Countdown Daily Hot Topics: Week 10Nov 12Eric Allen answers your facebook questions
NFL Live OT: It's A TieNov 12Trey Wingo and Eric Mangini discuss the tie game between the Rams and 49ers.
Jim Harbaugh On Alex Smith's ConcussionNov 12Jim Harbaugh on Alex Smith's concussion and what is next for the 49ers.
Cutler Concussed In Loss To TexansNov 12Jeff Dickerson and Michael Wright discuss Jay Cutler's concussion in the Bears' loss to the Texans.
East Side -- Mike D'Antoni was right call for Los Angeles LakersNov 12Fans may not like it at first, but Mike D'Antoni is the coach Los Angeles Lakers need
Adande: Phil Jackson was Lakers' manNov 12Despite high price, Phil Jackson's history of success was worth it for L.A. Lakers
Peter King: Lots to like in Week 10, but one weird game stands above the r…Nov 12Tie Trivia as we wrap up another week in the playoff race to determine who'll square off in New Orleans:
Don Banks: Texans prove they're ready for the elementsNov 12CHICAGO -- Covering a Ravens-Texans game last month on a beautiful sun-splashed Sunday afternoon in Houston, I couldn't help but notice the powers that be elected to keep the roof at Reliant Stadium closed, even though the weather couldn't have been muc…