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NFL: Ravens stun Browns on blocked FG return

11/30/2015 10:41 PM PST
Will Hill returned a blocked field goal 64 yards for a touchdown as expired, giving the Baltimore Ravens a 34-27 win Monday night over the luckless Cleveland Browns, who lost their sixth straight game along with starting quarterback Josh McCown.
Raiders' Del Rio dismisses officiating issue
11/30/2015 10:48 PM PST - Raiders coach Jack Del Rio doesn't see the point in talking about a gift from the officials that led to his team's victory over the Tennessee Titans. Oakland's remaining schedule is too challenging to focus on what's in the past.

Titans coach Mularkey: NFL admits goof on play that kept Raiders alive
11/30/2015 05:10 PM PST - Mike Mularkey says the NFL conceded holding call was a 'poorly officiated play. 

49ers' Draughn making most of his opportunity
11/30/2015 11:41 PM PST - One-time Chicago Bears back Shaun Draughn played every offensive snap in Sunday's 49ers loss. 

NFL: Smith leads Chiefs past Bills
11/29/2015 10:47 PM PST - Alex Smith threw for 255 yards and two touchdowns, Spencer Ware ran for 114 yards and a score, and Kansas City won its fifth straight, 30-22 over Buffalo.

NFL: Seahawks find late-game mojo in win over Steelers
11/29/2015 08:28 PM PST - Russell Wilson throws 5 touchdown passes against Pittsburgh 

11/28/2015 09:56 PM PST - Roethlisberger set to get his first taste of CenturyLink Field 

NFL: Cowboys' Romo done for season
11/27/2015 10:42 PM PST - Dallas Cowboys owner and general manager Jerry Jones said on his radio show Friday that quarterback Tony Romo would sit out the remaining five games with a small fracture in the same collarbone that had already sidelined him for seven games.

Cowboys' tough day: Romo done, Dez accused of dissing Panther
11/27/2015 06:23 PM PST - Dallas quarterback Tony Romo out for season with broken collarbone; Carolina Panthers' cornerback Josh Norman goes off on Bryant following 33-14 victory over the woeful Cowboys. 

NFL: Carolina's Cam Newton stays perfect; Dallas' Tony Romo gets hurt
11/26/2015 10:28 PM PST - The Panthers run their NFL-best winning streak to 15 games, while the Cowboys' playoff hopes sink 

NFL: Rams' Bailey has surgery after shooting
11/25/2015 10:27 PM PST - Charles Woodson, Joe Staley nominated for Art Rooney Award for NFL sportsmanship 

NFL: Rams receiver shot, listed in critical but stable condition
11/24/2015 11:46 PM PST - Browns coach Mike Pettine benches Johnny Manziel for his off-field behavior, a move that could signal Manziel's days with the team are numbered.  

Quarterback Cam Newton showing off plenty of swag
11/24/2015 12:58 PM PST - Cam Newton, Carolina Panther's quarterback, making the most of being a perfect 10 

NFL: Brady calls amusing audible as Patriots beat Bills to run record to 10-0
11/23/2015 11:42 PM PST - Tom Brady shouted the name of Buffalo coach Rex Ryan as an audible, then led the New England Patriots to a 20-13 victory over the Bills on Monday night and kept the defending Super Bowl champions undefeated.

Grading the 49ers' loss to Seattle
11/23/2015 10:43 AM PST - How the 49ers graded out in their 29-13 loss to the Seattle Seahawks

NFL: Cardinals beat Bengals 34-31
11/22/2015 10:45 PM PST - Chandler Catanzaro kicked a 32-yard field goal with 2 seconds remaining to win it for the Arizona Cardinals. The field goal was considerably closer than it would have been because Cincinnati's Domata Peko was called for unsportsmanlike conduct for calling out the offensive signals as the Cardinals were about to spike the ball to set up the kick. Arizona's Carson Palmer overcame two early interceptions to throw four TD passes.

NFL: Panthers (10-0) show they're more than Newton
11/22/2015 10:45 PM PST - Carolina's 44-16 victory over Washington will be remembered for Cam Newton's five touchdown passes to five different receivers, but the defensive numbers were equally impressive as the Panthers improved to 10-0.

Kawakami: 49ers unwilling to take risks on or off the field
11/22/2015 10:46 PM PST - San Francisco coach Jim Tomsula had chances to be aggressive late in Sunday's loss to the rival Seattle Seahawks, but instead played it safe -- an increasingly common theme for the York-led franchise 

Purdy: Cooper mysteriously absent from Raiders offense
11/23/2015 03:13 PM PST - Oakland Raiders rookie receiver Amari Cooper caught exactly one pass Sunday -- for a 4-yard gain; For the Raiders, the Almost-No-Cooper offense does not work as well as the Much-More-Cooper offense.  

Purdy: Quick reactions to Raiders' loss to Detroit Lions
11/22/2015 03:19 PM PST - Mark Purdy breaks down what the Oakland Raiders' loss means. 

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Crew that worked 49ers game moved from Sunday's prime time slot

NFL makes minor changes after San Francisco-Arizona officiating issues raise both team's ire 
Kawakami: What bad 49ers decisions will the Yorks make next?
Jed York and his parents John and Denise DeBartolo York are just another bad decision waiting to happen. 

Candlestick Park's patron saint to go into storage for now
Likeness stood watch over now-demolished Candlestick Park 

49ers' Draughn making most of his opportunity
One-time Chicago Bears back Shaun Draughn played every offensive snap in Sunday's 49ers loss. 

RB Shaun Draughn has offense's 'trust' as every-down contributor
As a newcomer himself to the 49ers starting offense, guard Andrew Tiller appreciates how reliable running back Shaun Draughn has become in place of injured Carlos Hyde. 

Tomsula still not willing to lash out at officials after 49ers' penalty-filled loss
Coach Jim Tomsula praised Quinton Dial's pass-rushing form rather than rip the officials for Sunday's "Roughing-The-Palmer" penalty, which factored greatly into the 49ers' 19-13 loss Sunday to the Arizona Cardinals. 

Outside opinions: Officiating blunders, Gabbert's rise, Palmer's somersault get media talking
Talk about officiating blunders, the 49ers' improved play and the Cardinals' victorious escape dominated how media around the nation viewed Sunday's 19-13 loss by the 49ers:* * *USA Today narrowed Sunday's events down to two key observances in its "50 Things We Learned" column:25. 

Kawakami: 49ers got it all wrong last winter
They could have had Vic Fangio or Adam Gase -- or even Jim Harbaugh -- but they wanted Jim Tomsula 

Report card: 49ers' eighth loss won't quell angry fans
Here is how the 49ers (3-8) graded in Sunday s 19-13 home loss to the Arizona Cardinals (9-2):Pass offense: Blaine Gabbert s career-high 318 passing yards were overshadowed by the third-down, drive-killing sacks on their first and final possessions. 

Kawakami: 49ers are stuck in Mike Singletary mode
Jim Tomsula and Trent Baalke's 49ers aren't moving backward step by step, they're actually in an NFL time warp, speeding rapidly in reverse. 

Purdy: Gabbert staying in conversation to be 49ers' QB of the future
The San Francisco 49ers lost, but quarterback Blaine Gabbert had another solid outing in his audition to remain part of the team's future.  

49ers notebook: Celek hurt, but other tight ends step up
Vance McDonald has flourished since Blaine Gabbert became the San Francisco 49ers' starting QB, and tight end Blake Bell also had a productive game against the Arizona Cardinals; But Garrett Celek left the game with a high ankle sprain. 

You make the call: 49ers irate over season-high penalties in 19-13 loss to Cardinals
Roughing the passer? Quinton Dial couldn t believe the call, not after cunningly racing into the pocket and slamming Cardinals quarterback Carson Palmer into Levi s Stadium s grass. 

Notes: TE McDonald stays hot; Gabbert career-high 318 yards; Purcell tallies 49ers' only sack;
By Jerry MacDonald and Cam InmanThe production of tight end Vance McDonald took off about the same time Blaine Gabbert became the starting quarterback. 

49ers fume over penalty calls in loss to Cardinals
Quinton Dial's roughing-the-passer penalty only the most controversial of the 49ers' season-high 13 penalties Sunday in their 19-13 loss to the Arizona Cardinals.

Boone, other 49ers rip officiating
Left guard Alex Boone sounded off loudest among a chorus of 49ers after they were penalized a season-high 13 times in Sunday's 19-13 loss to the Arizona Cardinals.

Alex Boone leads 49ers chorus in blasting officials
Alex Boone sounded off loudest among a chorus of 49ers after they got penalized a season-high 13 times in Sunday's 19-13 loss to the Arizona Cardinals. 

49ers defense comes alive in loss to Arizona
After last week's embarrassment in Seattle, 49ers come out and hold power-packed Cardinals in check. 

49ers lose to Cardinals 19-13
The 49ers lost at home to the Arizona Cardinals for the first time since 2008, falling 19-13 as Carson Palmer scrambled for the go-ahead touchdown with 2:28 remaining.

Final: Cardinals 19, 49ers 13
The 49ers lost at home to the Arizona Cardinals for the first time since 2008, falling 19-13 Sunday as Carson Palmer scrambled for the go-ahead touchdown with 2:28 remaining. 

Three takeaways as 49ers trail Cardinals 6-3 at halftime
Here are three takeaways from Sunday s first half as the host 49ers trail the Arizona Cardinals 6-0:1. 

Celek carted off with ankle injury
Garrett Celek, who's emerged as the 49ers' top tight end this season, got carted away from Sunday's game with a left-ankle injury. 

Pregame report: OLB Ahmad Brooks, RB Carlos Hyde among inactives
Outside linebacker Ahmad Brooks hasn't been medically cleared from last week's concussion and won't suit up for the 49ers' game today against the Arizona Cardinals. 

Plane flies over Levi's Stadium calling for Jed York, 49ers to 'mutually part ways'
Banner flying over Levi's Stadium calling for 'Jed & 49ers Should Mutually Part Ways'— Cam Inman (@CamInman) November 29, 2015An airplane pulling the banner "Jed & 49ers Should Mutually Part Ways" flew over Levi's Stadium as the 49ers warmed up for Sunday's game 

Plane flying banner over Levi's: Jed York, 49ers should part ways
Banner could be seen over Levi's Stadium before Sunday's game 

Live updates: 49ers vs. Cardinals, Sunday at 1:25 p.m.
Get live in-game analysis and news as the first-place Cardinals face the 49ers at Levi's on Sunday afternoon. 

49ers facing NFC West elimination with loss to Cardinals
Arizona is taking aim at Super Bowl 50 at Levi's Stadium; 49ers hoping not to be ousted from NFC West contention in their own house. 

Preview: San Francisco 49ers vs. Arizona Cardinals
Here is a synopsis of what to expect Sunday when the 49ers (3-7) host the Arizona Cardinals (8-2):TV/RADIOFox Ch. 

Cardinals come to 49ers' home for possible prelude to Super Bowl return
Officially scratch the 49ers from NFC West contention if they lose Sunday, even with five ensuing games left in this disastrous season. 

49ers notebook: Coordinator Chryst confident going into Cardinals game
Offensive coordinator Geep Chryst isn't buying the San Francisco 49ers as big underdogs Sunday, when they welcome the first-place Arizona Cardinals into Levi's Stadium. 

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