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49ers Preview: S.F. eyes 4th NFC title game in row
49ers Preview: S.F. eyes 4th NFC title game in row
Can a potentially more potent offense offset what might be a decline on defense? San Francisco will find out as Colin Kaepernick and company aim to keep pace with their Super Bowl champion, NFC West neighbors to the north
By Andy Benoit
Monday Morning Quarterback
Early Test for NFL’s New Domestic Violence Policy
Early Test for NFL's New Domestic Violence Policy
49ers DT Ray McDonald's weekend arrest came two days after Roger Goodell established a six-game ban for first-time offenses. What happens next? Plus, examining Alex Smith's extension, the lack of surprises on cutdown day and more
By Peter King
10 Things I Think I Think
10 Things I Think I Think: The Preseason
10 Things I Think I Think: The Preseason
Why the three first-round rookie quarterbacks should sit, and why a QB drafted much later might be the best of the rookie bunch. Plus, the tales of three rising defenders: a star in Tennessee that is worth every penny of his new contract, a physical freak emerging as a force in Cincinnati, and a misfit in Philly who needs be rescued from the wrong scheme
By Greg A. Bedard
Monday Morning Quarterback
Silicon Valley Victory
Silicon Valley Victory
The 49ers debut their new digs, and establish a new standard in the NFL. Plus, Blake Bortles makes things difficult in Jacksonville, a look inside the growing penalty problem and more notes from Week 2 of the preseason
By Peter King
Business of Football
The QB Contract Mirage
The QB Contract Mirage
Nine-figure deals make for splashy headlines, but they aren't actually reality. Recent extensions for Andy Dalton and Colin Kaepernick are prime examples of how teams have all the long-term leverage and players continue to cede control
By Andrew Brandt
3Q Interview
‘What was a problem for the Bills really shouldn’t have been’
‘What was a problem for the Bills really shouldn’t have been’
49ers wideout Stevie Johnson on the criticism he faced in Buffalo, going back home to the Bay area and what separates Colin Kaepernick from E.J. Manuel
By Robert Klemko
Open Field
Niners Legends: Made in Brooklyn
Niners Legends: Made in Brooklyn
For the Hall of Fame statues—of Rice, Montana, Walsh and the like—at their impressive museum inside new Levi's Stadium, the 49ers reached out to a small design studio 3,000 miles away. The results: awesome—if a little scary
By Andrew Lawrence
Training Camp 2014
49ers Report: Likely Aldon Absence Puts S.F. in Bind
49ers Report: Likely Aldon Absence Puts S.F. in Bind
Aldon Smith's looming suspension hangs heavy over a team looking to finally hoist the Lombardi Trophy after three straight near-misses. Can the defense—also without injured Navorro Bowman—keep up its torrid pace of seasons past?
By Robert Klemko
NFL 95
Terrell Owens’ Sharpie
Terrell Owens’ Sharpie
NFL 95
Deion Sanders’ Bandana
Deion Sanders’ Bandana