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SANTA CLARA, Calif. — San Francisco 49ers defensive end Justin Smith has emerged as a serious candidate for defensive player of the year honors. As one of the team leaders of the defensive line, Smith has helped the 49ers become...
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(Eds: APNewsNow. Will be updated. With AP Photos.) By JANIE McCAULEY AP Sports Writer From Nick Saban and Steve Spurrier to Dennis Erickson, winning college coaches have long failed to translate their success to the next level.
Jim Harbaugh needed just one year to emphatically break that mold - and he didn't even have to change his unique rah-rah style to transform the San Francisco...
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All week the 49ers and Saints have been answering questions about an exhibition game they played against each other in August.
Though both teams went on to have 13-3 seasons and will meet Saturday at Candlestick Park in an NFC division-round playoff game, they haven’t met since August. So that game -- a 24-3 Saints victory -- has become the only measuring stick to compare the...
As NFL matchups go, this one is a classic: unstoppable offense against impenetrable defense.
FILE- In this file photo taken Dec. 19, 2011, San Francisco 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh reacts against the Pittsburgh Steelers in an NFL football game in San Francisco. Harbaugh has become the favorite for Coach of the Year by doing things his way from Day 1. He doesn't care about...