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San Francisco 49ers tight end George Kittle (85) eludes New England Patriots defensive back J.C. Jackson (27) after catching a pass in the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

49ers preparing for rare silence in Seattle without fans

Oct. 30, 2020 2:08 AM EDT

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — The loud piped in noise at practice, silent counts and other preparations that usually accompany a trip to Seattle aren’t necessary this year for the San Francisco 49ers. With the Seahawks one of the teams that still isn’t allowing fans in the stadium because of the...

New England Patriots quarterback Cam Newton (1) scrambles away from San Francisco 49ers defenders Jamar Taylor, left, and Kerry Hyder Jr. (92) in the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

Latest loss reveals just how deep Patriots' problems run

Oct. 26, 2020 4:38 PM EDT

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — The Patriots were hoping the problems that surfaced during their Week 6 loss to Denver were simply an aberration, a momentary setback rooted in the outbreak of coronavirus in their locker room and the lack of practice time that followed. It turns out their issues may run much...

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo passes against the New England Patriots in the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

Garoppolo shines in return to NE; Niners crush Patriots 33-6

Oct. 25, 2020 8:45 PM EDT

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Jimmy Garoppolo was once considered to be the man in waiting to take over at quarterback in New England for Tom Brady. Now he’s the guy who helped hand the Patriots their worst home loss under Bill Belichick. Jeff Wilson Jr. rushed for a career-high three touchdowns and 112...

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo (10) throws a pass during the first half of an NFL football game against the New York Jets, Sunday, Sept. 20, 2020, in East Rutherford, N.J. Garoppolo will face his former Patriots teammates for the first time on Sunday, Oct. 25. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun)

Garoppolo, 49ers hope to add to Patriots' recent woes

Oct. 22, 2020 6:30 PM EDT

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — When Jimmy Garoppolo arrived as a rookie quarterback in New England in 2014, it didn’t take long for his teammates to give Tom Brady’s new backup a nickname. “What a lot of us used to call him is a ‘gamer,’” Patriots veteran safety Devin...

This combination photo shows Justin Bieber, from left, Dua Lipa and Demi Lovato who will take part in various planned events urging Americans to vote. (AP Photo)

Celebrities unite to various get-out-the-vote efforts

Oct. 22, 2020 2:55 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — In the final days before the U.S. election, celebrities from Kerry Washington to Billie Jean King and Danai Gurira are urging Americans to vote. Here are some of the free, nonpartisan efforts: — Stars like Demi Lovato, Justin Bieber, Amy Schumer, Chelsea Handler, Mark Ruffalo, Dua...

49ers' Garoppolo returns to New England to face former team

Oct. 22, 2020 11:23 AM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (3-3) at NEW ENGLAND (2-3) Sunday, 4:25 p.m. EDT, CBS OPENING LINE — Patriots by 5 RECORD VS. SPREAD — 49ers 3-3; Patriots 2-3 SERIES RECORD — 49ers lead 8-5 LAST MEETING — Patriots beat 49ers 30-17 on Nov. 20, 2016 in San Francisco LAST WEEK — 49ers beat Rams...

San Francisco 49ers running back Raheem Mostert, center, is tackled by Los Angeles Rams defenders during the first half of an NFL football game in Santa Clara, Calif., Sunday, Oct. 18, 2020. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar)

Rams humbled by Niners; flaws exposed on both sides of ball

Oct. 19, 2020 9:02 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Sean McVay's Los Angeles Rams have always been a fairly resilient bunch that manage to rebound from setbacks with renewed passion and no lack of faith in their fundamental principles. They'll need that resilience after opening NFC West play with a thrashing that opened questions about...

San Francisco 49ers tight end George Kittle (85) celebrates after scoring against the Los Angeles Rams during the first half of an NFL football game in Santa Clara, Calif., Sunday, Oct. 18, 2020. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar)

49ers go back to old formula to end skid

Oct. 19, 2020 7:42 PM EDT

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — The formula the San Francisco 49ers used to get back on the winning track against the Los Angeles Rams was a familiar one. Strong pass defense, a solid running game and a passing game that relied on quick passes and big plays after the catch. It all added up to a 24-16 victory...

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo (10) passes between Los Angeles Rams defensive end Aaron Donald (99) and nose tackle Sebastian Joseph-Day (69) during the first half of an NFL football game in Santa Clara, Calif., Sunday, Oct. 18, 2020. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar)

Jimmy Garoppolo throws 3 TD passes, 49ers beat Rams 24-16

Oct. 19, 2020 12:36 AM EDT

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Jimmy Garoppolo and the San Francisco 49ers bounced back from a lopsided loss and showed the banged-up defending NFC champions aren't ready to pack it in quite yet. Garoppolo threw three TD passes in the first half and Jason Verrett’s first interception in more than four...

Miami Dolphins defensive end Zach Sieler, left, sacks San Francisco 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo during the first half of an NFL football game in Santa Clara, Calif., Sunday, Oct. 11, 2020. (AP Photo/Jed Jacobsohn)

Garoppolo's ankle feeling better headed into game vs. Rams

Oct. 16, 2020 7:10 PM EDT

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Jimmy Garoppolo’s sprained right ankle felt much better this week in practice, making the San Francisco 49ers confident their quarterback can bounce back from a rough performance last week that got him pulled at halftime. Garoppolo initially injured the ankle in a Week 2...