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Breida gives 49ers hope for ground game

Breida gives 49ers hope for ground game

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The San Francisco 49ers entered the season with some questions about their ground game after starting running back Jerick McKinnon suffered an ACL injury in practice before the season began. Some of those concerns were allayed in Sunday's 30-27 victory over the Detroit Lions. Matt Breida took control of the Niners ground game with 138 yards on just 11 carries Sunday, including a career-long 66-yard touchdown dash that extended San Francisco's lead to 27-13. It was Breida's first career 100-yard rushing performance and his 12.5 yards per carry ranks third in franchise history (minimum 10 attempts) for single-game rushing average. "The way you have days like that is when you get those opportunities and you turn them into home runs," said head coach Kyle Shanahan. "He got that one (66-yard...
49ers WR Goodwin receives Halas Award

49ers WR Goodwin receives Halas Award

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San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Marquise Goodwin was named winner of the 2018 George Halas Award, The Pro Football Writers of America announced on Wednesday. The award is presented to an NFL player, coach or staff member who overcomes the most adversity to succeed. Goodwin notably played through personal anguish last season, as his infant son died from pregnancy complications. Hours later, Goodwin caught an 83-yard touchdown pass against the New York Giants and broke down in the end zone with his teammates by his side. Five weeks later, his father died before a game against the Tennessee Titans. Goodwin reeled in a career-high 10 receptions for 114 yards in that contest. "On behalf of my wife and I, I would like to thank the PFWA for this prestigious award," Goodwin said. "I am so...
49ers, Garoppolo on same page from the start

49ers, Garoppolo on same page from the start

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The parties involved in completing Jimmy Garoppolo's record five-year, $ 137.5 million contract with the San Francisco 49ers stressed that it was mutual interest that enabled them to get the deal done so quickly. "It's a lot easier when you have the same motivation," general manager John Lynch said at Friday's press conference to formally announce the deal. "He wants to be here. We want him here. Let's get it done. Why wait?" Garoppolo, who was 5-0 in the games he started for the 49ers this past season, said he knew he wanted to remain with the 49ers and wanted to get things settled. "I wanted to get the deal done as quickly as possible," he said. "Having the same common goal really helped, and knowing I really wanted to be here. "From the first day I got here I got the acceptance of the p...
Jared Goff, Todd Gurley help lift Los Angeles Rams to wild win over San Francisco 49ers

Jared Goff, Todd Gurley help lift Los Angeles Rams to wild win over San Francisco 49ers

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SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- Jared Goff passed for 292 yards and a career-high-tying three touchdowns, and Todd Gurley II scored three TDs as the Los Angeles Rams held on for a wild 41-39 victory against the San Francisco 49ers on Thursday night at Levi's Stadium. The Rams (2-1) ended a three-game losing streak to the 49ers (0-3), who remained winless under new coach Kyle Shanahan. San Francisco trailed 41-26 late in the fourth quarter, but two touchdowns cut the deficit. Running back Carlos Hyde's 1-yard run pulled the 49ers within 41-39 with 2:13 to go, but the two-point try failed when nose tackle Michael Brockers intercepted Hoyer's deflected pass intended for wide receiver Trent Taylor. Gurley rushed for 113 yards and two touchdowns on 28 carries, and he caught five passes for 36 yards and ...
San Francisco 49ers: Kyle Shanahan pleased with practices vs. Denver Broncos

San Francisco 49ers: Kyle Shanahan pleased with practices vs. Denver Broncos

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SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- San Francisco 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan was very pleased with the way his team competed in joint practice sessions with the Denver Broncos on Wednesday and Thursday. The teams went head-to-head in full gear on Wednesday, then donned shoulder pads only for Thursday's session, which featured as much individual and seven-on-seven drills as full-unit duels. "You always want to measure yourself up against other people," Shanahan said of the perennial AFC West contender. "I think to get out there and compete with those guys, I think it does give you some confidence. But, also, I think our guys expected it, too. I think they were expecting to do good." Wednesday's scrimmage-type competition was marred by one confrontation instigated by 49ers free safety Adrian Colbert,...