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Jimmie Ward s home-opening sorrows a result of great offensive catches, Cardinals coach says

Inside Bay Area (Cam Inman) — At 5-foot-11, 49ers defensive back Jimmie Ward proved a mismatch against Chicago Bears 6-4 receiver Brandon Marshall on Sunday night, by the tune of three touchdown catches.
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Cardinals coach Arians expects best effort from pissed off 49ers

Inside Bay Area (Cam Inman) — Coach Bruce Arians has his Arizona Cardinals atop the NFC West with a 2-0 record, and he expects that first-place status to get tested Sunday by an angry 49ers team.
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Drug deal: HGH testing starts within next two weeks; upcoming changes to substance-abuse policy changes

Inside Bay Area (Cam Inman) — Three players -- none of them 49ers -- had their suspensions lifted by the NFL as a result of changes to the performance-enhancing drug policy, which the implementation of human-growth-hormone...
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49ers get good news on Davis, McDonald; Hunter s rehab going well

Inside Bay Area (Steve Corkran) — The 49ers received a huge dose of good news Tuesday with word that the injuries suffered by tight ends Vernon Davis and Vance McDonald against the Bears weren t too severe.
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49ers' Vernon Davis, Vance McDonald get good news

Inside Bay Area (By Steve Corkran <a href='mailto:scorkran@) — Both 49ers tight ends, hurt Sunday against Bears, might be able to play against Arizona Cardinals.
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Willis talks about Bears game, state of 49ers defense

Inside Bay Area (Steve Corkran) — Here's what 49ers inside linebacker Patrick Willis had to say in a four-minute interview with Bay Area media Tuesday afternoon in Santa Clara: Q: What do you do to move past the Bears game?
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Report: TE Davis has bruised ankle, not ruled out for Cardinals game

Inside Bay Area (Steve Corkran) — Tight end Vernon Davis didn t suffer any structural damage to his left ankle against the Bears, and he hasn t been ruled out for the upcoming game against the Cardinals, according to a CSNBayArea.
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Report: 49ers' Vernon Davis could play Sunday

Inside Bay Area (By Steve Corkran <a href='mailto:scorkran@) — San Francisco 49ers' Vernon Davis avoided serious injury to his left ankle and could play Sunday against Arizona Cardinals, according to a CSNBayArea.com report
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Santa Clara: Police arrest 31 at 49ers-Bears game at Levi's Stadium

Inside Bay Area (By Robert Salonga <a href='mailto:rsalonga) — Officers arrested 31 people, primarily for alcohol-related offenses, at the San Francisco 49ers' inaugural regular-season game at the new Levi's Stadium on Sunday, according to the Santa Clara...
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Thompson: Jim Harbaugh facing greatest challenge

Inside Bay Area (By Marcus Thompson II Bay Area News Group) — As the Sunday Night Football loss to the Chicago Bears showed, the 49ers have problems on the field too
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Taxi squad moves: TE Grimble, CB McFaddn help injury-affected units; LB Skov, CB Casey waived

Inside Bay Area (Cam Inman) — Tight ends Vernon Davis (ankle) and Vance McDonald (knee) sustained injuries in Sunday's home opener, so perhaps as a result, the 49ers added depth at that position by signing former USC product...
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49ers vow to improve postgame Levi's Stadium traffic, but caution it won't be easy

Inside Bay Area (By Mike Rosenberg <a href='mailto:mrosenbe) — About half the fans who drove to Sunday's regular season home opener against the Chicago Bears were trapped in their lots for up to an hour or two as a constant stream of pedestrians and trains...
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What exactly did 49ers' Colin Kaepernick say?

Inside Bay Area (By Cam Inman <a href='mailto:cinman@bayare) — NFL official says 49ers quarterback knows exactly what he said Sunday night against Bears.
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Notes: Sunday s fourth-quarter collapse biggest in Harbaugh era; Vernon Davis ankle evaluated; mixed reviews on crowd noise

Inside Bay Area (Cam Inman) — Rarely have the 49ers lost since 2011 under coach Jim Harbaugh, but of those 15 defeats, eight have come after blowing fourth-quarter leads.
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49ers' Harbaugh wants to know what Kaepernick said

Inside Bay Area (By Cam Inman <a href='mailto:cinman@bayare) — Jim Harbaugh wants the NFL to inform him what 'inappropriate language' Colin Kaepernick was accused of using Sunday night.
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Jim Harbaugh: 49ers not flinching on Ray McDonald stance, regardless of Gavin Newsom's statement

Inside Bay Area (By Cam Inman <a href='mailto:cinman@bayare) — San Francisco 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh says team remains steadfast in their 'due process' stance on Ray McDonald, after Lt. Governor Gavin Newsome issued statement Sunday calling for the team to...
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Mystery remains over Kaepernick s alleged inappropriate language penalty

Inside Bay Area (Cam Inman) — Jim Harbaugh wants the NFL to inform him what inappropriate language Colin Kaepernick was accused of using by referee Carl Cheffers, which resulted in an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty after a...
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Jim Harbaugh says 49ers not going to flinch regarding Ray McDonald status

Inside Bay Area (Cam Inman) — The 49ers aren t wavering in their stance on Ray McDonald, who s practiced every day and played in both games following his Aug.
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Jim Harbaugh transcript: You ve got to get off the canvas. You re in the business of winning your next game

Inside Bay Area (Cam Inman) — Here is a transcript from coach Jim Harbaugh's media session Monday following Sunday night's home-opening loss to the Bears: Did Greg Hardy s inactivation with the Panthers cause you to reevaluate...
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Grading the 49ers

Inside Bay Area (By Cam Inman <a href='mailto:cinman@bayare) — Grading the San Francisco 49ers in their 28-20 loss to the Chicago Bears at Levi's Stadium.
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Blog Articles

Radar on rookie: Cards could size up 49ers’ Ward on Sunday

SFGate.com (Eric Branch) — After the Bears exploited a Hulking Wide Receiver vs. Small Nickel Cornerback red-zone matchup against the 49ers last week, the stage is set for the Cardinals to do the same Sunday.
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Aldon Smith can’t fix 49ers pass rush anytime soon

SFGate.com (Ron Kroichick) — Here’s a disconcerting reminder for the 49ers: Aldon Smith will not return until November 16 against the New York Giants. They must navigate seven more games without their marquee pass rusher,...
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49ers hopeful TEs Davis, McDonald will return quickly

SFGate.com (Ron Kroichick) — The 49ers might have dodged disaster at tight end. Vernon Davis and Vance McDonald both went down with injuries in Sunday night’s 28-20 loss to the Bears. Davis injured his left ankle in the...
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Run Kap run: Evaluation of first-half offense in 49ers’ loss to Bears

SFGate.com (Kevin Lynch) — First half impressions – Offense Strategy: Unlike the Cowboys, the Bears played the 49ers like most team do – eight in the box, with a single high safety. It’s a defense designed...
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You know you’re a 49ers fan if…

SFGate.com (SFGate) — Whether you’ve been a 49ers fan since 1960 or recently converted, there are certain things that define the fandom. A powerful love for Joe Montana, the shared misery of Candlestick Park, an...
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49ers sign practice-squad TE with Davis, McDonald hobbled; waive Skov

SFGate.com (Eric Branch) — A day after the 49ers finished their 28-20 loss to the Bears with just one healthy tight end, they bolstered the position on their practice squad today. The 49ers signed tight end Xavier Grimble...
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Harbaugh: 49ers won’t ‘flinch’ amid calls to bench McDonald

SFGate.com (Eric Branch) — On Sunday, as the 49ers were readying to play a game, California Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsome and wife called on them to play without one of their starters: defensive tackle Ray McDonald. The...
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Check out this timelapse of Levi’s Stadium

SFGate.com (Katie Dowd) — The action on the field may not have formed many happy memories for 49ers fans, but this timelapse of the first regular season game at Levi’s Stadium is picture-perfect. Chronicle...
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Size matters: Marshall vs. Ward wasn’t a fair fight

SFGate.com (Eric Branch) — Any guesses which one-on-one matchup the Bears consistently exploited in the red zone en route to a 28-20 come-from-behind win at Levi’s Stadium on Sunday night?
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Notes: Davis leaves with ankle injury; Gore a bright spot for offense

SFGate.com (Eric Branch) — The painful loss might have included a painful loss. Niners tight end Vernon Davis left in the fourth quarter of a 28-20 defeat to the Bears on Sunday night and was on crutches in the locker room...
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Kaepernick’s turnovers sink 49ers in 28-20 loss to resurgent Bears

SFGate.com (Eric Branch) — Colin Kaepernick tossed three interceptions, lost a fumble, lost his temper and, ultimately, was the biggest reason the 49ers lost a 17-point lead en route to a punch-in-the-gut 28-20 loss to the...
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Photos: 49ers vs. Bears at Levi’s Stadium

SFGate.com (Katie Dowd) — Game photos from the 49ers' Week 2 matchup against the Chicago Bears in Santa Clara.
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Photos: 49ers kick off first regular season game at new stadium

SFGate.com (Katie Dowd) — Photos from the 49ers' festivities at the first regular season game at the new Levi's Stadium.
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49ers-Bears preview

SFGate.com (Kevin Lynch) — 49ers run offense vs. Bears run defense: Why wouldn’t the 49ers run the read option against the dreadful Bears’ run defense? The Bills ran it with outrageous success in the win in...
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Inactives: Marshall, Jeffery will play for Bears; Lloyd will sit for 49ers

SFGate.com (Eric Branch) — Brandon Marshall and Alshon Jeffery will play tonight against the 49ers. It remains to be seen, however, how effective the Bears’ wide receivers will be with injuries that severely limited them...
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Willis’ wish list includes Defensive MVP award

SFGate.com (Eric Branch) — Patrick Willis is a seven-time Pro Bowler and six-time All-Pro, but he still has fair amount of unfinished business.
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Sunday live game chat: 49ers vs. Bears

SFGate.com (Kevin Lynch) — Join us starting at 4:30 PM for live coverage of the 49ers' regular season home opener against the Chicago Bears.
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Plenty precocious: CB Johnson passed daunting test in NFL debut

SFGate.com (Eric Branch) — Four years ago, 49ers cornerback Dontae Johnson was a true freshman backup safety at North Carolina State. And Torrey Smith was an all-conference wide receiver at Maryland who was less than six...
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49ers could catch Bears without top pass-catchers

SFGate.com (Eric Branch) — The Bears could arrive at Levi’s Stadium on Sunday night with an injury ravaged wide receiver corps. Their starters, Brandon Marshall (ankle) and Alshon Jeffery (hamstring) are listed as...
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Ray McDonald’s court date canceled; investigation ongoing

SFGate.com (Eric Branch) — A tentative Monday court date for 49ers defensive lineman Ray McDonald, which was scheduled after his domestic violence arrest, has been canceled because the case remains under investigation by...
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