Tag: 49ers

Seahawks find some balance, toughness in win over Patriots

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Some of the best Seahawks teams under coach Pete Carroll have been the ones that gradually improved throughout the season. Seattle’s latest climb may be underway. The Seahawks put together perhaps their most balanced 60 minutes on both sides of the ball this season in Sunday night’s 31-24 win over the New England Patriots. Not only did Seattle (6-2-1) force Tom Brady into his first interception this season , but it kept him without a passing touchdown for the first time in 2016 and denied the Patriots an opportunity to tie the game with a...

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49ers open Chip Kelly era with 28-0 victory over Rams

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — The San Francisco 49ers opened the Chip Kelly era with a dominating win while the Rams are still seeking their first points since moving back to Los Angeles. Carlos Hyde ran for 88 yards and two touchdowns and the San Francisco 49ers posted their first season-opening shutout in franchise history to spoil the return of the Los Angeles Rams with a 28-0 victory Monday night. “It’s huge any time you can get a conference win, opening night win,” quarterback Blaine Gabbert said. “It’s a big momentum driver for the team.” Shaun Draughn also ran...

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Carlos Hyde runs for two touchdowns, 49ers top Vikings 20-3

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Alex Boone is taking at least a little credit for Carlos Hyde’s breakout game on the NFL’s big stage. “Somebody owes me a steak. Seriously,” cracked Boone, the left guard who helped clear the way. With franchise rushing leader Frank Gore long gone to the Colts, Hyde quickly showed the San Francisco 49ers still have a reliable power runner. He scored touchdowns on runs of 17 and 10 yards and finished with 168 yards rushing on 26 carries to lead the Niners to a 20-3 victory against the Minnesota Vikings in Jim Tomsula’s debut...

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NFL trades, retirements, and Revis Island back to NJ

NEW YORK (AP) — The NFL’s business season began with a bang. Several actually: trades, retirements and, yes, even some big free agent moves. It wasn’t until mid-evening Tuesday that the first huge star took advantage of free agency: Darrelle Revis returning to the Jets for five years and $70 million. There were plenty of moves beforehand involving frequent All-Pros. But they were in the form trades or leaving the sport altogether. Monster deals sent Saints tight end Jimmy Graham to Seattle and Rams quarterback Sam Bradford to Philadelphia. San Francisco linebacker Patrick Willis, plagued by sore feet, announced...

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49ers Promote D-line Coach Tomsula To Head Coach

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Jim Tomsula made his modest head coaching start in NFL Europe, then landed as the 49ers’ top man nearly a decade later. San Francisco promoted its longtime defensive line coach to head coach Wednesday, going with a familiar face following a national search that took more than two weeks and ended right in house. The well-liked Tomsula is set to be formally introduced Thursday in a news conference at Levi’s Stadium. “I’m a football coach. I’m Jim nobody from nowhere,” Tomsula said in 2010. Tomsula replaces Jim Harbaugh, who parted ways with the Niners on...

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