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The NFC West-leading San Francisco 49ers followed up an uncharacteristic one-sided loss with a gritty division-opening win last week.
They're expecting another tough battle when they visit the desert Monday night.
Points could be hard to come by as San Francisco - winner of 10 of 12 against division opponents - squares off against the offensively-challenged Arizona Cardinals, who are hoping to avoid a fourth consecutive loss.
After suffering a 26-3 defeat to the New York Giants in Week 6, the 49ers (5-2) got back on track last Thursday with a 13-6 win over Seattle. Frank Gore ran for a season-high 131 yards and added five receptions for another 51 while the defense limited the Seahawks to 251 yards of total offense.
"We expect these games in the NFC West to be 60 minutes of physical football," left tackle Joe Staley said.
Gore was forced from that victory with bruised ribs but - thanks to 10 days off - should be good to go for what sets up as another highly-compet...
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San Francisco safety Dashon Goldson plays the game with a physicality that endears him to 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh. "He's got a real toughness about him," Harbaugh said. "He's built up a real callus when it comes to physical-contact courage. the going from point A to point B, and go hit somebody. ... "So far this year we've seen some of the best...
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The 49ers travel to Arizona to take on the Cardinals in primetime. I kinda feel sorry for the Cardinals this week, because I have a feeling they are going to get a beatdown. The 49ers in primetime never bodes well for their opponent.
The 49ers sit at 5-2 and the Cards at 4-3. A victory of the Cardinals will give them four losses in a row, which shows that their 4-0 start was nothing...
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There’s been a slight swing in productive running backs as we get ready for week 8 in the NFL. There’s a few new names to look out for this week, and some usual suspects as well. Here are my top 5 ground game beasts.
5. Frank Gore
Gore came out of last week’s game a bit dinged up with some soreness in his ribs. There shouldn’t be any need for concern though with...