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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...

NFL halfway awards: Russell Wilson AP's clear MVP favorite

Nov. 9, 2019 12:53 PM EST

DENVER (AP) — Von Miller swears he has seen the future of football in Lamar Jackson , who is revolutionizing the quarterback position in the NFL's 100th season. "He's so dynamic," Miller said. "He's showing you can win in this league with a running quarterback." Miller said if he had an MVP vote, he'd give...

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...

Seahawks-49ers Preview Capsule

Nov. 7, 2019 2:21 PM EST

SEATTLE (7-2) at SAN FRANCISCO (8-0) Monday, 8:15 p.m. ET, ESPN OPENING LINE — 49ers by 6 RECORD VS. SPREAD — Seahawks 4-5, 49ers 5-3 SERIES RECORD — Seahawks lead 25-16 LAST MEETING — 49ers beat Seahawks 26-23, Dec. 16, 2018 LAST WEEK — Seahawks beat Buccaneers 40-34 in OT;...

Carr, Garoppolo excel in prove-it years while some struggle

Nov. 7, 2019 1:14 AM EST

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — Derek Carr has silenced the questions of his long-term viability as the starting quarterback for the Raiders by looking once again like the quarterback who was one of the top young passers in the league back in 2016. Jimmy Garoppolo is proving why the San Francisco 49ers invested so...

With Allen, Broncos offense has the gambles Flacco craved

Nov. 4, 2019 3:57 PM EST

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — That's exactly what Joe Flacco was begging for from his play caller: Bravado. Aggression. Risks. Trickery. Only, Brandon Allen was the direct beneficiary, not Flacco. Rich Scangarello busted out all the elements expected of him when Broncos coach Vic Fangio plucked him off Kyle...

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...

Rolling 49ers meet inconsistent Cardinals on Thursday night

Oct. 30, 2019 6:26 PM EDT

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Cardinals cornerback Patrick Peterson remembers this version of the San Francisco 49ers. The nine-year veteran broke into the NFL back in 2011 with Arizona and during his early years, the games against division rival San Francisco were always a difficult task. The Niners won 36...

49ers look to end 8-game skid vs. NFC West rival Cardinals

Oct. 30, 2019 6:10 PM EDT

Jim Tomsula and Chip Kelly couldn't do it in their one season as head coach in San Francisco. Kyle Shanahan hasn't done it in two years with the 49ers. The past three coaches in San Francisco have combined to lose eight straight games against the NFC West rival Cardinals heading into the first meeting this year...