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Within the larger 49ers story this season that is so unexpectedly giddy, there are many smaller good stories.
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After four dominant performances in a row, Frank Gore is on the short list for potential MVP candidates just about halfway through the season. But with opposing teams certainly preparing for Gore and a rush-dominated offensive attack, how will that affect his stats for the remaining nine games?
Worst tsk-tsk advice directed at an athlete exuberantly celebrating a touchdown or home run:
"Act like you've been there before."
Would you say that to your kid on her second visit to Disneyland?
Here's some advice from the peanut gallery:
Act like Joe Staley.
Staley is a 315-pound...
SANTA CLARA, Calif. — San Francisco 49ers cornerback Carlos Rogers will be going back to the place where his NFL career began. The 49ers will visit the Washington Redskins this Sunday and Rogers is trying to not think too much...
Thu, 3 Nov 2011 6:00:00 CDT
While the 49ers tout a league-leading run defense, the secondary has held its own and produced nine interceptions. Rogers' three picks equal the total of the Redskins' secondary.
Right around the same time the 49ers got their run game in gear, the Washington Redskins seemed to completely forget how to defend it. This makes Frank Gore an excellent weapon in Week 9.
Ahmad Brooks remembers going to RFK Stadium as a child to cheer for the Washington Redskins, the team his father, Perry Brooks, played for as a defensive tackle from 1978-84.
Brooks would wear his burgundy and gold and watch in admiration as the Redskins of old authored their storied careers.
On Sunday, Brooks, now an outside linebacker for the San Francisco 49ers, will face the...