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Alex Smith out because of lacerated spleen

12/26/2014 10:06 AM PST
With an AFC playoff spot on the line, the Kansas City Chiefs will be without quarterback Alex Smith, who has a lacerated spleen.
 
Breaking down Denver Broncos
12/25/2014 08:07 PM PST - Denver Broncos can assure themselves of a first-round bye in the AFC playoffs by beating the Oakland Raiders for the seventh straight time. 

Breaking down Arizona Cardinals
12/25/2014 07:57 PM PST - Arizona Cardinals have lost three of five after their 9-1 start; coach Bruce Arians does an about-face and will stick with Ryan Lindley at quarterback. 

NFL look ahead to Week 17
12/25/2014 07:43 PM PST - 49ers try to avoid losing season; Raiders going for fourth win in six games but it's on the road against the Denver Broncos. 

NFL: Marshawn Lynch fined
12/25/2014 10:04 PM PST - Cardinals expected to start Ryan Lindley at quarterback against 49ers 

NFL fantasy: Is Zach Ertz a good add?
12/25/2014 07:35 PM PST - Many NFL fantasy leagues are in their championship week, and picking up players such as Stanford alum Zach Ertz of the Eagles and Buffalo Bills receiver Robert Woods could help you hoist the trophy, and a few dollar bills. 

Kawakami: How the Harbaugh Era unraveled
12/26/2014 05:37 AM PST - After taking the San Francisco 49ers to three NFC Championship Games and one Super Bowl, Jim Harbaugh will soon be gone -- and here's why.
 

How Broncos' star C.J. Anderson got his academics in order
12/26/2014 08:22 AM PST - C.J. Anderson, the star running back for the AFC West champion Denver Broncos, credits a Laney College philosophy teacher with helping him straighten out his academics so he could enter Cal and eventually the NFL. 

Cal Bears in Beast Mode
12/25/2014 10:26 AM PST - Seahawks' Marshawn Lynch leads a quartet of former Cal backs -- the Ravens' Justin Forsett, Broncos' C.J. Anderson and Patriots' Shane Vereen are the others -- running wild in the NFL.  

Cal alum C.J. Anderson gives Broncos, Manning a back to rely on
12/26/2014 08:21 AM PST - Broncos' running back C.J. Anderson has helped quarterback Peyton Manning and the high-powered Denver offense get some balance as it tries to return to the Super Bowl. 

Trading NFL coaches
12/24/2014 10:26 PM PST - A look at the most recent trades of NFL coaches.
 

NFL: Peyton Manning plans to return for 18th season
12/24/2014 10:28 PM PST - Five-time MVP Peyton Manning says he plans to return to the Denver Broncos in 2015 for an 18th NFL season; the Broncos host the Oakland Raiders on Sunday.  

Charles Woodson has high praise for Raiders secondary coach
12/24/2014 10:26 PM PST - Oakland Raiders secondary coach Marcus Robertson has helped Charles Woodson raise his game and keep the 38-year-old player on a path to the Hall of Fame. 

Gore wins Eshmont award, hopes future includes Super Bowl title
12/24/2014 10:26 PM PST - San Francisco 49ers running back Frank Gore wins Len Eshmont Award; convincing Justin Smith to return next season and eventually winning a Super Bowl are his next priorities. 

49ers' Harbaugh on the trading block?
12/25/2014 08:52 AM PST - San Francisco 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh, the subject of trade speculation, could join Jon Gruden, Bill Parcells and Bill Belichick as NFL coaches who have been dealt.
 

Frank Gore wins 49ers' Eshmont Award
12/24/2014 01:19 PM PST - Veteran running back Frank Gore wins the San Francisco 49ers' Len Eshmont Award for inspirational and courageous play.
 

Oakland Raiders have a plan for Peyton Manning
12/23/2014 10:46 PM PST - The Raiders defense employed coverage schemes in the first game against Denver that worked and have been copied around the league. 

49ers' Staley, Iupati selected for Pro Bowl
12/23/2014 07:02 PM PST - San Francisco 49ers linemen Joe Staley and Mike Iupati picked for Pro Bowl, five others are alternates.
 

Raiders' Marcel Reece named to Pro Bowl
12/23/2014 05:37 PM PST - Oakland Raiders' teammates Charles Woodson and Khalil Mack are alternates 

Thompson: Tony Sparano isn't the man for Raiders
12/23/2014 11:39 PM PST - The Oakland Raiders, with 11 coaches since 1996, need to get this one right, and Jim Harbaugh is right.
 

Breaking down Arizona Cardinals

Arizona Cardinals have lost three of five after their 9-1 start; coach Bruce Arians does an about-face and will stick with Ryan Lindley at quarterback. 
NFL look ahead to Week 17
49ers try to avoid losing season; Raiders going for fourth win in six games but it's on the road against the Denver Broncos. 

NFL fantasy: Is Zach Ertz a good add?
Many NFL fantasy leagues are in their championship week, and picking up players such as Stanford alum Zach Ertz of the Eagles and Buffalo Bills receiver Robert Woods could help you hoist the trophy, and a few dollar bills. 

Kawakami: How the Harbaugh Era unraveled
After taking the San Francisco 49ers to three NFC Championship Games and one Super Bowl, Jim Harbaugh will soon be gone -- and here's why.
 

Trading NFL coaches
A look at the most recent trades of NFL coaches.
 

Gore wins Eshmont award, hopes future includes Super Bowl title
San Francisco 49ers running back Frank Gore wins Len Eshmont Award; convincing Justin Smith to return next season and eventually winning a Super Bowl are his next priorities. 

Notebook: Gore hopes key guys return, including himself; Crabtree curious about 2015; injury updates
Frank Gore may have won the 49ers most prestigious award for the first in his 10 year career – The Len Eshmont Award -- but he remains in pursuit of a higher honor. 

49ers' Harbaugh on the trading block?
San Francisco 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh, the subject of trade speculation, could join Jon Gruden, Bill Parcells and Bill Belichick as NFL coaches who have been dealt.
 

Frank Gore wins 49ers' Eshmont Award
Veteran running back Frank Gore wins the San Francisco 49ers' Len Eshmont Award for inspirational and courageous play.
 

Gore, Bethea top list of 49ers award winners
Running┬áback Frank Gore on Wednesday received the Len Eshmont Award as the 49ers player who best exemplifies inspirational and courageous play. 

Cardinals coach Bruce Arians: Jimmy s done an unbelievable job
Cardinals coach Bruce Arians says it is "shocking " to see how counterpart Jim Harbaugh has apparently fallen out of favor with the 49ers. 

Players commend Harbaugh for his handling of never-ending speculation about his future
Coach Jim Harbaugh has faced questions about his future with the 49ers all season long. It remains to be seen whether he will be back next season, but Harbaugh s players admire the way he has handled the situation. 

49ers' Staley, Iupati selected for Pro Bowl
San Francisco 49ers linemen Joe Staley and Mike Iupati picked for Pro Bowl, five others are alternates.
 

Pro Bowl streaks continue for LT Joe Staley, LG Mike Iupati
Left tackle Joe Staley has drawn his fourth consecutive Pro Bowl nod and left guard Mike Iupati his third straight selection, as honors went out Tuesday night for the NFL's annual all-star game, which will be held Jan. 

Frank Gore's return to the 49ers not being ruled out by GM Baalke
Colin Kaepernick weighs in on Gore, says he would like to see the 49ers' veteran running back in San Francisco's backfield in 2015. 

49ers express desire to re-sign rushing king Frank Gore
Frank Gore s farewell game as the 49ers all-time leading rusher might not be in Sunday s season finale, after all. 

Kaepernick vows to rebound and be better next season
The 49ers rank 31st in passing yards, which would be their worst finish in Jim Harbaugh's four-year tenure, though they were 30th last season. 

Jim Harbaugh draws admirers with 'high-road' approach
San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick and running back Frank Gore express admiration for Jim Harbaugh's handling of job status 

LB Smith said he didn t drink at McDonald s house last week
Linebacker Aldon Smith said that he didn t have anything to drink earlier this month when he spent time with former teammate Ray McDonald at his house, where McDonald is alleged to have sexually assaulted a woman. 

Aldon Smith: I wasn't drinking
49ers linebacker Aldon Smith was a guest in the home of Ray McDonald on afternoon of alleged assault 

Watch San Francisco 49ers' Colin Kaepernick yell out 'Obama' during Chargers game
In case you missed it, prior to a snap of the ball during the San Diego Chargers game, San Francisco 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick yells out what is pretty much heard as "Obama" at the line. 

Kawakami: Where will 49ers' Jim Harbaugh land?
San Francisco 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh could wind up in any number of places.
 

Trent Baalke commends Michigan for reaching out, maintains Harbaugh s future will be dealt with after season
General manager Trent Baalke reiterated Monday that Jim Harbaugh s job status won t be addressed until after Sunday s season finale, but not once did Baalke intimate that Harbaugh would return in 2015. 

Trent Baalke says 49ers looking into Aldon Smith s alleged association with Ray McDonald on date of incident
General manager Trent Baalke said the 49ers are looking into Aldon Smith's potential role in a sexual-assault case that led to Ray McDonald's release from the team last week. 

Baalke confirms that Michigan has approached 49ers about hiring Harbaugh
San Francisco 49ers general manager Trent Baalke says Harbaugh's situation won't be addressed until after Sunday's season finale against the Arizona Cardinals. 

Injury report: Eric Reid to see neurologist; Perrish Cox has shoulder issue; nothing new on Aldon Smith
Already with 16 players put on injured reserve this year, the 49ers could be forced to make more personnel moves to add reinforcements for Sunday's finale against the Arizona Cardinals. 

Jim Harbaugh: This has been a good 12 months of this (speculation). No reason to start now
The final week is underway for many 49ers tenures, and none is spotlighted more than coach Jim Harbaugh s. 

Looking at which 49ers, beside Harbaugh, could be in final week of tenures
So begins be the final week of many 49ers tenures. The exodus is expected to begin with coach Jim Harbaugh and be followed by a slew of marquee players. 

Scouting out Jim Harbaugh s options, which no longer include Dolphins
Cross the Miami Dolphins out of the next Jim Harbaugh Sweepstakes. Dolphins owner Stephen Ross, who unsuccessfully pursued Harbaugh in 2011, announced Sunday that Joe Philbin will return as Miami s coach in 2015. 

Report: Jim Harbaugh-49ers situation will be resolved quickly
Jay Glazer of Fox Sports says Jim Harbaugh's future with 49ers likely to be determined within 24-48 hours of NFL season finale next Sunday 

 
 
 
 
 
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