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The Latest: Afternoon of routs followed by close calls

Nov. 19, 2019 6:18 PM EST

The Latest on Week 11 in the NFL (all times EST): 8:10 p.m. An NFL afternoon of blowouts was followed by three nail-biting finishes. The AFC-leading New England Patriots were assured of their 19th consecutive winning season following a 17-10 win over the Philadelphia Eagles in a rematch of the 2018 Super Bowl....

49ers seek to bounce back from 1st loss when hosting Cards

Nov. 14, 2019 6:58 PM EST

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — After nothing but success the first eight games of the season, the San Francisco 49ers now are learning to deal with failure. The Niners' perfect season was derailed last week with an overtime loss to the Seattle Seahawks when San Francisco was unable to overcome a litany of...

Drops by 49ers receivers contribute to bad day for Garoppolo

Nov. 13, 2019 8:00 PM EST

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Jimmy Garoppolo followed up his best game of the season with his worst. While he made some questionable decisions, had some poor throws and committed three turnovers, Garoppolo didn't get much help at all from the San Francisco receivers, who dropped six passes, leading to the...

Plenty of blame to go around following 49ers' 1st loss

Nov. 12, 2019 7:53 PM EST

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — There were plenty of culprits when it came down to the end of San Francisco's first loss of the season. There were the several dropped passes by the receivers, some poor decision-making and ball security from Jimmy Garoppolo, a missed field goal by a fill-in kicker, questionable...

Mistakes doom 49ers and create tight NFC West race

Nov. 12, 2019 11:28 AM EST

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — San Francisco coach Kyle Shanahan easily could have played for a tie at the end of overtime and protected the 49ers' safe lead in their division. Instead, his decision to put the ball in Jimmy Garoppolo's hands backfired, giving the Seattle Seahawks plenty of time to rally for a...

TE George Kittle inactive for 49ers vs. Seahawks

Nov. 11, 2019 6:55 PM EST

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Star tight end George Kittle will miss the San Francisco 49ers game against the Seattle Seahawks with injuries to his knee and ankle. Kittle is listed as inactive Monday night after San Francisco activated tight end Garrett Celek from the physically unable to perform list earlier...

Niners TE George Kittle doubtful to play vs. Seahawks

Nov. 9, 2019 6:01 PM EST

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — San Francisco 49ers tight end George Kittle is doubtful to play Monday night against the Seattle Seahawks. Kittle hasn't practiced all week for the 49ers (8-0) because of injuries to his knee and ankle and is unlikely to play in the NFC West showdown against Seattle (7-2). Coach...

Seahawks-49ers rivalry on center stage after dormant stretch

Nov. 7, 2019 7:48 PM EST

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Trash talking between Richard Sherman and Michael Crabtree. Barbs traded between coaches Pete Carroll and Jim Harbaugh. Incredible plays from Russell Wilson and Colin Kaepernick. The once-fierce rivalry between the Seattle Seahawks and San Francisco had a bit of everything during...

Garoppolo looks to build off best game of season for 49ers

Nov. 7, 2019 6:33 PM EST

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — For most of the season, Jimmy Garoppolo hasn't been asked to carry too heavy a load at quarterback for the San Francisco 49ers thanks to a dominant defense and big-play running game. The fact that Garoppolo was able to step up last week when those two facets weren't performing as...

49ers reach midpoint at 8-0 just 2 years after 0-8 start

Nov. 1, 2019 4:33 PM EDT

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Two years to the day that Jimmy Garoppolo arrived in San Francisco to join an 0-8 team, he played perhaps his best game with the 49ers to improve the team to 8-0. It's been quite a remarkable turnaround in coach Kyle Shanahan's third year. With Garoppolo stabilizing the...