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sfgate.com Updated Nov 17, 2012
Raiders must keep up with potent Saints The Raiders' defense has allowed 934 yards over the past two weeks - 7.5 yards a play - and as much as they try not to say it, their teammates on offense are thinking they need to win a shootout. Brees has thrown …Upvote Share Tweet
Raiders prove next-in-line doesn't applyRaiders prove next-in-line doesn't apply People loved and hated former Raiders coach Hue Jackson, but my biggest criticism had nothing to do with his overstated style. Jackson kept Kyle Boller as the backup quarterback last season even though he had no …Upvote Share Tweet
David Akers taking heat for slumpDavid 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…Upvote Share Tweet
Beer Of The Week: Stella Artois, Belgium's Allegedly French Beerdeadspin.com Nov 17, 2012Apparently 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…Upvote Share TweetSan Francisco 49ers quarterback Alex Smith practiced again on Saturday, however his availability is still uncertain for the game against the Chicago Bears.Upvote Share Tweet
Raiders live blog during Sunday’s game against New Orleans, 1 p.m.insidebayarea.com Nov 17, 2012Steve Corkran will moderate a live blog during the Raiders’ game Sunday against the Saints.Upvote Share Tweet
Matt Toeaina ruled out, Alshon Jeffrey probable for BearsChicago 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 prUpvote Share Tweet
Alex Smith practicing again today, looking likely to playAlex 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 practiceUpvote Share Tweet
Bucs pilfer defensive lineman from Niners’ practice squadThe 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”Upvote Share Tweet
MNF preview: 49ers catching a QB break?ESPN.com Nov 17, 2012The 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…Upvote Share Tweet
McDonald fined for hit on Bradford, Dunbar not fined for hit on Alex SmithA 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 causeUpvote Share TweetInjury might give Raiders' Mitchell shot In 2009, Raiders owner Al Davis stuck his hand deep in the NFL draft bin and took Mike Mitchell, a hard-hitting strong safety out of Ohio University, in the second round. [...] the 6-foot, 213-pound Mitchell has …Upvote Share TweetCNNSI.com Nov 17, 2012The Blue Jays struck again Friday, reaching a two-year deal with Melky Cabrera. But which player will they get? And what does this mean for the outfield market? Joe Lemire weighs in.Upvote Share Tweet
'Monday Night Football' PreviewNov 17Jon Gruden and Mike Tirico preview the Bears vs. 49ers at 8:30 p.m. ET on ESPN.