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San Francisco 49ers' Jerick McKinnon, right, scores a touchdown in front of New York Giants' Logan Ryan during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Sept. 27, 2020, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Corey Sipkin)

Banged up 49ers win again at MetLife, beat winless Giants

Sep. 27, 2020 7:18 PM EDT

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — The way the San Francisco 49ers played, missing quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo and a slew of starters wasn't an issue against the woeful and winless New York Giants. Backup Nick Mullens threw for 343 yards and a touchdown and the Niners controlled the ball on offense, took it...

San Francisco 49ers' Marcell Harris, right, punches the ball away from New York Giants' Darius Slayton during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Sept. 27, 2020, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Corey Sipkin)

Giants take big step back in losing to San Francisco

Sep. 27, 2020 6:48 PM EDT

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — After putting up decent efforts in their first two games under Joe Judge, the winless New York Giants took a major step back in Week 3. Not only was it a step in the wrong direction, the Giants' performance in the 36-9 loss to the San Francisco 49ers was embarrassing Sunday....

49ers promote Grasu from practice squad, place Coleman on IR

Sep. 26, 2020 5:04 PM EDT

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — The San Francisco 49ers promoted offensive lineman Hroniss Grasu from the practice squad to the active roster Saturday and placed running back Tevin Coleman on injured reserve. The 49ers also activated running back JaMycal Hasty and linebacker Joe Walker from the practice squad...

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Nick Mullens (4) throws a pass during the second half of an NFL football game against the New York Jets,  Sunday, Sept. 20, 2020, in East Rutherford, N.J. With Jimmy Garoppolo likely sidelined by a sprained ankle, Mullens appears set to get his first start at quarterback for the Niners in nearly 21 months, against the New York Giants. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun)

Mullens to replace injured Garoppolo as 49ers starting QB

Sep. 25, 2020 5:18 PM EDT

Nick Mullens will start at quarterback on Sunday for the San Francisco 49ers in place of the injured Jimmy Garoppolo but won’t have All-Pro tight end George Kittle as an option. Garoppolo didn’t practice all week because of a high ankle sprain suffered last week but wasn’t officially ruled...

FILE - In this Sunday, Sept. 20, 2020, file photo, New York Giants offensive tackle Andrew Thomas (78) looks to block against the Chicago Bears during the first half of an NFL football game in Chicago. Thomas saw some of the NFL's top passer rushers in his first two games and the rookie left tackle didn't disappoint the Giants. (AP Photo/Kamil Krzaczynski, File)

Andrew Thomas meeting Giants expectations at left tackle

Sep. 25, 2020 5:00 PM EDT

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Andrew Thomas has seen some of the NFL's top passer rushers in his first two games and the rookie left tackle didn't disappoint the New York Giants. The fourth pick overall in the draft went against Bud Dupree of the Steelers in the season opener, and got a mix of Robert Quinn...

New York Giants cornerback Logan Ryan (23) plays against the Chicago Bears during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Sept. 20, 2020, in Chicago. The Giants play the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday, Sept. 27. (AP Photo/Kamil Krzaczynski)

Niners, Giants battling injury bug after just two games

Sep. 25, 2020 3:41 PM EDT

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — The San Francisco 49ers and the New York Giants are battling the injury bug after just two games, as well some other scary issues. Wondering what might scare NFL players? For the Niners (1-1), it's just being back at MetLife Stadium on Sunday and having to face the winless...

San Francisco 49ers tight end George Kittle (85) runs against Arizona Cardinals strong safety Budda Baker (32) during the first half of an NFL football game in Santa Clara, Calif., Sunday, Sept. 13, 2020. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar)

49ers All-Pro TE George Kittle feeling better by the day

Sep. 24, 2020 6:35 PM EDT

The San Francisco 49ers finally have gotten some good news on the injury front. All-Pro tight end George Kittle practiced on a limited basis for the second straight day on Thursday in a sign that he could be ready to return after missing one game with a knee injury. “The last two days have gone...

FILE - In this Oct. 7, 2019, file photo, Cleveland Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield (6) is sacked by San Francisco 49ers middle linebacker Kwon Alexander, left, and K'Waun Williams during the first half of an NFL football game in Santa Clara, Calif. The last time Baker Mayfield faced a talented, quarterback-seeking defensive line anchored by the No. 2 overall draft pick, things didn't go well. The San Francisco 49ers menaced and mauled Mayfield last season. On Sunday the Browns' QB faces Washington's ferocious front. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar, File)

Browns must protect QB Mayfield from Washington's "wreckers"

Sep. 24, 2020 3:54 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — The last time Baker Mayfield faced a talented, quarterback-seeking defensive line anchored by the No. 2 overall draft pick, things didn't go well. The San Francisco 49ers menaced and mauled Mayfield last season. On Sunday the Browns' QB faces Washington's ferocious front. “Game...

San Francisco 49ers defensive end Nick Bosa (97) is driven off the field after being injured during the first half of an NFL football game against the New York Jets Sunday, Sept. 20, 2020, in East Rutherford, N.J. After losing four players to knee injuries last week against the New York Jets, the Niners complained about a “sticky” new turf at MetLife Stadium and expressed some concern about returning to the same field a week later. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun, File)

New turf at MetLife Stadium passes latest NFL inspection

Sep. 24, 2020 1:02 PM EDT

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — The turf at MetLife Stadium is good to go for Sunday's game between the New York Giants and San Francisco 49ers. The NFL said the latest inspection of the field on Wednesday showed the Field Turf surface meets all applicable standards and protocols for its field surfaces. The...

Chicago Bears outside linebacker Khalil Mack (52) sacks New York Giants quarterback Daniel Jones (8) during the second half of an NFL football game in Chicago, Sunday, Sept. 20, 2020. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

Jones isn't feeling more pressure with Saquon out for season

Sep. 23, 2020 6:21 PM EDT

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Daniel Jones doesn't feel any more pressure because New York Giants offensive star Saquon Barkley is sidelined for the season with a knee injury. The 22-year-old from Duke is smart enough to know playing quarterback in the NFL is tough enough without trying to do more than he...