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San Francisco 49ers defeat sloppy Seattle Seahawks

San Francisco 49ers defeat sloppy Seattle Seahawks

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The Seattle Seahawks committed 14 penalties for 148 yards and the sloppiness cost them a winnable game in Santa Clara. Unable to get out of their own way on a wet, windy day at Levi's Stadium, the Seahawks' pursuit for a playoff berth will be prolonged for at least one more week. Needing one conference win to clinch a postseason berth, the Seahawks racked up 168 yards on the ground, converted nearly 50 percent of their third downs, and won the turnover battle, following a similar formula to their Week 13 home win over the 49ers. Unlike two weeks ago, the Seahawks consistently stalled their own drives and extended possessions for their division rivals with costly penalties, positioning the 49ers to win 26-23 in overtime on a short field goal by Robbie Gould. With the officials chucking ye...
San Francisco 49ers put DB Jimmie Ward on injured reserve

San Francisco 49ers put DB Jimmie Ward on injured reserve

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San Francisco 49ers defensive back Jimmie Ward was placed on injured reserve, the team announced Tuesday. A broken forearm ended Ward's season for the second straight year. His rookie contract expires after this season, making him a free agent in March. Ward played in nine games this season and made seven starts. He did not have any interceptions and had 24 total tackles. Last season, he played in seven games with six starts and recorded 32 total tackles. The 2018 season was his fifth in the NFL, and he has made 31 starts and intercepted two passes. The 49ers also announced they have claimed defensive back Godwin Igwebuike off waivers from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The Bucs waived Igwebuike after he spent two weeks on the 53-player roster. He played 12 snaps on special teams two week...
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...