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ST. LOUIS – A few thoughts on the San Francisco 49ers’ 35-11 win over the St. Louis Rams: What it means: The 49ers are not dead. Give this club a ton of credit. The 49ers entered this game on a short week in a bad way. They were outscored 56-10 in the p…Share Tweet
St. Louis Rams rookie safety T.J. McDonald was carted off the field with 10 minutes left in the third quarter after suffering an injury to his right leg. On a first down carry from San Francisco 49ers running back Frank Gore, McDonald was attempting to …Share TweetThe San Francisco 49ers receiving corps is already woefully short-handed without Michael Crabtree and Mario Manningham in the lineup. Now they’re down another receiver for Colin Kaepernick to work with against the St. Louis Rams. Rookie Quinton Patton l…Share TweetThe man who was fatally stabbed during a confrontation after a Dodgers-Giants game in San Francisco was the son of a Dodgers security guard, the team said Thursday.Share TweetSo NFL commissioner Roger Goodell says the league’s protocol regarding concussions served its purpose with regard to Terrelle Pryor. The whole issue of whether the Pryor situation was handled correctly was overblown because the league can’t possibly be …Share Tweet
Free-kick excitement at end of half falls short with Phil Dawson’s failed attemptDo you know the NFL's free-kick rule? If you were watching the end of the first half of Thursday's game between the San Francisco 49ers and St. Louis Rams, you got a tutorial. You just didn't see history being made.The rule is an obscure one. Any team t…Share TweetIt took two games and more than 15 minutes of a third, but the 49ers suddenly look like the 49ers again. The switch flipped when the Niners decided to rely on Frank Gore and Anquan Boldin. Both players had huge roles — and each scored a touchdown — in h…Share Tweet
Finnegan questionable to return with a thigh injuryIt’s been a rough first half for Rams cornerback Cortland Finnegan. Burned by 49ers receiver Anquan Boldin for a long gain on the only touchdown drive of the game, Finnegan has now exited with a thigh injury. According to Jim Thomas of the St. Louis Pos…Share Tweet
Rams lead latest Thursday Night snoozefestMore and more people are coming to the conclusion that Thursday Night Football is missing a couple of words in the title. Like “not.” And “very.” And “good.” The latest short-week snoozefest comes from the 49ers and Rams. The home team leads after one q…Share TweetAs the 49ers embark on their first game without linebacker Aldon Smith, who has taken an indefinite leave of absence due to substance abuse rehab, one question that keeps coming up is whether the team could have and should have benched Smith on Sunday a…Share TweetThe 49ers will have tight end Vernon Davis tonight against the Rams. But they won’t have linebacker Patrick Willis. Davis is officially active and Willis is officially inactive for Thursday Night Football. Both had been listed as questionable on this we…Share TweetALAMEDA, Calif. -- Terrelle Pryor and Matt Flynn obviously have different skill sets. So it stands to reason that the Raiders’ offense would have a totally different look Sunday if Pryor is not cleared from his concussion and Flynn becomes the 16th diff…Share TweetSARASOTA, Fla. -- Only one person besides Cardinals safety Rashad Johnson may know how effective he could be without the tip of his left middle finger: Ronnie Lott. Lott, the former San Francisco 49ers safety, decided to have the tip of his left pinky f…Share TweetThe Raiders don’t know yet whether or not Terrelle Pryor will recover in time from his concussion to start against Washington on Sunday, but the answer will be available on local television. Scott Bair of CSNBayArea.com reports that the team has sold al…Share TweetEARTH CITY, Mo. – Three things to keep an eye on as the St. Louis Rams host the San Francisco 49ers on Thursday night at 8:25 ET. Containing Kaepernick: While San Francisco quarterback Colin Kaepernick was running wild on most of the NFL last season, th…Share Tweet
Do Jaguars have what it takes to go 0-16 this season?CNNSI.com Sep 26, 2013We know the Jaguars are bad. But could they be the second team in league history to go 0-16?Share TweetCNNSI.com Sep 26, 2013The Pats have jumped to 3-0 amid an easy schedule. That ends in Atlanta. Plus, more Week 4 picks.Share TweetThe NFLPA is concerned about the way the Raiders handled quarterback Terrelle Pryor after Pryor suffered a concussion against the Broncos on Monday night, but he isn’t the only player who has remained in a game after suffering a concussion this season. …Share Tweet
Rams-49ers: Matchup BreakdownEARTH CITY, Mo. – Thursday’s game between the St. Louis Rams and San Francisco 49ers has plenty of intriguing matchups. Here are three to keep an eye on when the teams kick it off at 8:25 p.m. ET at the Edward Jones Dome. Rams front seven vs. 49ers runn…Share Tweet
Man wearing Dodgers gear dies from knife wounds after fight among fans near AT&T Park on Wednesday nightA man who apparently was part of a group of baseball fans died from stab wounds following a fight near AT&T Park after the San Francisco Giants-Los Angeles Dodgers game Wednesday night. Police said the man who died, 24-year-old Jonathan Denver, was …Share Tweet
49ers linebacker Aldon Smith fired warning shot before he was stabbed during 2012 partySan Francisco 49ers linebacker Aldon Smith seemingly did everything – except dial 9-1-1 – to break up an out-of-control party at his home last year. Instead, Smith allegedly fired a weapon to get everyone to leave before he was eventually stabbed and tw…Share Tweet
Nolasco's woes continue in last start before playoffsMLB.com Sep 26, 2013Ricky Nolasco ran his string of dud starts to three Wednesday night in the Dodgers' 6-4 loss to the Giants, creating added intrigue about his playoff role.Share Tweet
The Sports Guy's Thursday NFL Pickgrantland.com Sep 26, 2013RAMS (+3.5) over 49ers The Niners have been outscored 56-10 in the past two weeks. They stuck their best defensive player (Aldon Smith) in rehab aft...Share Tweet
Confronting adversitySep 26San Francisco 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh lost back-to-back for the first time in his NFL career, lost star players to injury and rehab, and no longer has his team playing in dominant fashion. How will the coach face adversity?
Scar: The loyal and sad Raider fanSep 26The Oakland Raiders haven't been satisfying their fans, but that doesn't stop "Scar" from staying loyal and proud.
Keys to game: Niners at RamsSep 26Marshall Faulk sits down with St. Louis Rams cornerback Cortland Finnegan to take an X's-and-O's look at how the Rams' defense was successfully able to handle the dynamic San Francisco 49ers offense last season.
Countdown Daily Prediction: WSH-OAKSep 26The NFL Live crew makes their picks for Washington at Oakland.