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Reading the defense: Best/worst IDP playoff options
If you could get IDP fantasy points for great beards, Eric Weddle would be a first-round pick. In lieu of that, Marcas Grant looks at whether Weddle is worth starting in the postseason. More IDP news here.
Patrick Willis (toe) placed on 49ers' season-ending IR
Patrick Willis was placed on season-ending injured reserve Tuesday. The San Francisco 49ers linebacker has been hampered by turf toe since the team's Week 6 win over the St. Louis Rams.
Niners' Aldon Smith reinstated from suspension
Aldon Smith returns today from his nine-game suspension. With the 49ers battling for playoff position, his return is a much needed boost for San Francisco's defense.
Thirty-four things you need to know from Week 10
Carson Palmer is out for the season with a torn ACL. Can the 8-1 Cardinals continue their winning ways with Drew Stanton at the helm? Here's what else you need to know.
Niners stay in playoff hunt with overtime victory
Colin Kaepernick kept the Niners' season alive after a big fourth-down throw pushed the game to OT. Is San Francisco back on track? Here's what else you need to know from the win over the Saints.
Week 10 Cheat Sheet
Can Antoine Bethea and the 49ers' secondary contain Jimmy Graham and the NFC South-leading Saints' offense in one of Week 10's biggest matchups? Get some tips from our latest Cheat Sheet.
Injuries: Sammy Watkins, Fred Jackson questionable
The Buffalo Bills could be sans two playmakers for Sunday's pivotal clash against the Chiefs as Sammy Watkins and Fred Jackson both are questionable. Here's the latest on the Week 10 injury report.
Week 10 viewer's guide
Week 10 has commenced, and with the 49ers-Saints clash leading a slate of games with possible playoff implications, Kevin Patra breaks down each matchup in this week's viewer's guide.
Aldon Smith will not return to 49ers this week
Aldon Smith will not be reinstated early from his suspension for Week 10, Ian Rapoport reported Tuesday. When will the All-Pro pass rusher be available for the San Francisco 49ers?
Niners DC Fangio: Ahmad Brooks rumors 'out of line'
The San Francisco 49ers reportedly dangled outside linebacker Ahmad Brooks in trade talks ahead of last week's deadline. Find out why defensive coordinator Vic Fangio says those rumors are "out of line."
Injury roundup: Arian Foster (groin) leaves game
Houston Texans running back Arian Foster left the team's game against the Philadelphia Eagles with what coach Bill O'Brien said was an injury to the groin area. What other injuries are we tracking Sunday?
Week 9 Cheat Sheet
DeMarco Murray's Cowboys look to rebound at home against Calais Campbell's NFC West-leading Cardinals in one of Week 9's biggest matchups. Get some tips from our latest Cheat Sheet.
UCLA's Myles Jack, Eric Kendricks are Butkus semifinalists
Three sets of teammates -- UCLA's Myles Jack and Eric Kendricks, Washington's Hau'oli Kikaha and Shaq Thompson and Georgia's Jordan Jenkins and Ramik Wilson -- head a list of 15 Butkus Award semifinalists
Week 8 viewer's guide
The slate for Week 8 is inundated with tantalizing matchups, including the AFC North bout starring the Ravens and Bengals. Kevin Patra breaks down the schedule in this week's viewer's guide.
Thirty-nine things you need to know from Week 7
The Seahawks and Niners are both reeling following disappointing losses. Is it time to hit the panic bottom in Seattle or San Francisco? This and 39 other takeaways from Sunday's games.
Broncos' offense, defense click in blowout over 49ers
On a night when Peyton Manning broke Brett Favre's career touchdown record, Von Miller and DeMarcus Ware were just as impressive on defense. Just how dominant are the Denver Broncos?
Week 7 Cheat Sheet
Can Drew Brees save the Saints' season against Ndamukong Suh and the Lions' No. 1 defense on Sunday? Kevin Patra drops some knowledge on what to follow during Week 7's games.
Week 7 viewer's guide
A fresh set of games are upon us and Kevin Patra has got you covered with all the Week 7 action, including the 49ers-Broncos showdown. Sit back and enjoy the latest edition of the viewer's guide.
Injury roundup: Megatron still dealing with ankle pain
Calvin Johnson says he's still dealing with pain in his injured ankle, but the Lions' wideout hasn't given up on playing against the Saints on Sunday. That and more in Wednesday's injury roundup.
Report: 49ers' Patrick Willis (toe) likely out Week 7
San Francisco 49ers linebacker Patrick Willis will likely miss Sunday's matchup against the Denver Broncos due to a sprained toe suffered in Monday night's win over the St. Louis Rams, per a report.
Reading the defense: Quinn not so mighty in 2014
After posting 19 sacks in 2013, Robert Quinn is looking for his first quarterback takedown of 2014. Marcas Grant tries to diagnose what's wrong in this week's Reading the Defense.
San Francisco 49ers at best when things look bleak
Like their coach Jim Harbaugh, this San Francisco 49ers team appears to revel in drama. Anquan Boldin and his teammates seem to play their best when things look dark, like on "Monday Night Football."