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Clowney trying to focus on present with Seahawks, not future

Nov. 21, 2019 7:37 PM EST

RENTON, Wash. (AP) — When the Seattle Seahawks were last on the field nearly two weeks ago, Jadeveon Clowney was their best player. He was disruptive in every way possible — rushing the passer, stopping the run and generally causing headaches for the San Francisco 49ers. And yet, Clowney...

Opponents focusing on stopping 49ers running game

Nov. 21, 2019 6:58 PM EST

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Nobody has been able to do much to stop the San Francisco 49ers this season but apparently opponents are now deciding that taking away the run is the way to go. Opposing defenses have been loading the box the past few weeks to attack the 49ers’ second-ranked rushing attack...

Lots of familiarity between coaches when Packers visit 49ers

Nov. 21, 2019 6:37 PM EST

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — When Green Bay coach Matt LaFleur started preparing to face San Francisco's stellar defense, he sent out a text message trying to get some inside information. "Hey, would you give me a call? I have a couple of questions about your defense," LaFleur said he messaged 49ers...

Eagles took Nick Foles because Seahawks chose Russell Wilson

Nov. 21, 2019 6:29 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Russell Wilson nearly ended up in Philadelphia instead of Nick Foles. Former Eagles coach Andy Reid wanted to select Wilson in the 2012 NFL draft but Seattle Seahawks general manager John Schneider beat him to it. So Reid took Foles 13 picks later. Both quarterbacks ended up winning...

Defense has been weak link in Cardinals rebuild

Nov. 21, 2019 5:08 PM EST

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — The Cardinals locker room was a jovial place on Tuesday afternoon, with players rushing through their post-practice routine so they could embark on a five-day break away from football. Arizona safety Budda Baker hopes he and his defensive teammates have fun before coming back to the...

Seahawks-Eagles Preview Capsule

Nov. 21, 2019 1:18 PM EST

SEATTLE (8-2 at PHILADELPHIA (5-5) Sunday, 1 p.m. ET, Fox OPENING LINE — Eagles by 2½ RECORD VS. SPREAD — Seahawks 5-5, Eagles 4-6 SERIES RECORD — Seahawks lead 9-7 LAST MEETING — Seahawks beat Eagles 24-10, Dec. 3, 2017 LAST WEEK — Seahawks bye, beat 49ers 27-24 on Nov....

Packers-49ers Preview Capsule

Nov. 21, 2019 12:34 PM EST

GREEN BAY (8-2) at SAN FRANCISCO (9-1) Sunday, 8:20 p.m. ET, NBC OPENING LINE - 49ers by 3 1/2 RECORD VS. SPREAD - Packers 7-3, 49ers 5-4-1 SERIES RECORD - Packers lead 36-30-1 LAST MEETING - Packers beat 49ers 33-30, Oct. 15, 2019 LAST WEEK - Packers bye, beat Panthers 24-16 on Nov. 10; 49ers beat Cardinals...

Niners rookie Deebo Samuel emerging as key target

Nov. 20, 2019 7:03 PM EST

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Deebo Samuel has emerged as a go-to receiver for the San Francisco 49ers at just the right time. Samuel has shaken off a slow start to his rookie season by elevating his game the past two weeks when quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo has been mostly without his top two targets, with...

Kickers making field goals at NFL’s worst rate since 2003

Nov. 19, 2019 7:58 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Titans have a very proud tradition of successful kickers over the past couple of decades ranging from Al Del Greco, Joe Nedney, the late Rob Bironas to now Ryan Succop. That’s what makes this season so very surprising. The Titans are on their third different...

Ravens, Patriots, 49ers remain top 3 teams in AP Pro32 poll

Nov. 19, 2019 6:13 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Heading into the stretch run of the regular season, the NFL’s top teams are trying to find and maintain their winning form as they get ready for the playoffs. The top seven teams in the latest AP Pro32 poll remained the same from last week. In fact, eight of the top 10 teams all won...