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San Francisco 49ers
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A week after facing the league’s second rated defense in the Houston Texans, the Bears travel to San Francisco Monday night to face the league’s third rated defense. Through nine games this season, the 49ers have given up just 292.1 yards per game.
Much like the Bears, the 49ers are a team built around their defense and their star inside linebacker.
Patrick Willis has been a monster at inside linebacker since he was drafted 11th overall in the 2007 draft. He has made the Pro Bowl each of his first five seasons and is on pace to go to his sixth straight following this season. He is a tremendous tackler, already racking up 72 this season to go along with a forced fumble and an interception.
Much like Willis, Navorro Bowman, the other inside linebacker in the 49ers 3-4 scheme, is a tackling machine, leading the team with 81 tackles. Bowman has more a knack for getting to the quarterback, racking up two sacks this season and one interception.
Both inside linebackers struggled at times ...
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According to Matt Maiocco of CSNBayArea.com, 49ers starting quarterback Alex Smith is expected to start on Monday night against the Bears.
QB Alex Smith has been “limited practice” all week. Expect 49ers to list him as questionable. Expect him to start Monday night.
— Matt Maiocco (@MaioccoCSN) November 17, 2012
Smith suffered a concussion during last week’s game against...
We’re sure many NFL head coaches get irregular heartbeats every Sunday. However, 49ers Head Coach Jim Harbaugh actually has one all the time, and he went under the knife to get it corrected on Thursday.
The San Francisco 49ers released a statement explaining why he wasn’t at practice.
“Coach Harbaugh is not at the facility today under doctor’s orders. He is having a minor...
Even as Alex Smith takes the first snap for the 49ers Monday night in Chicago, the debate over who should be the starting quarterback is far from over. In fact, that is not even the big question for a team that wants more than a mere starter. What the 49ers are seeking is the next franchise quarterback. Following a week where a concussion led to discussion, if not controversy...
San Francisco 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh has been sent to the hospital for a ''minor procedure'' after doctors discovered he had an irregular heartbeat.
The team said Harbaugh was having the procedure done at Stanford Hospital on Thursday. The 49ers anticipate Harbaugh will be back at the team's facility Friday, though it's unclear in what capacity.
49ers running back Brandon Jacobs has posted advice on Twitter with a reference to never working ''in a place where you hate your boss so much.'' The hash tag: ''YouLiveAndYouLearn.''
Jacobs had terrible timing with the tweet Thursday afternoon, considering San Francisco coach Jim Harbaugh was hospitalized for what the team called a ''minor...
Harbaugh was admitted to the hospital Wednesday Night and underwent a minor procedure for an irregular heartbeat during the day Thursday. The procedure was being done at Stanford Hospital, and it is said that he will be back to the team facility on Friday, but it is unsure in what capacity.Assistant Head Coach and Special Teams Coordinator Brad Seely oversaw the teams practice...
San Francisco coach Jim Harbaugh was supposed to be absent from the team Thursday while he underwent a procedure on his heart, but he apparently couldn't stay away. Harbaugh returned to the 49ers' Santa Clara headquarters from the hospital in time for the second half of Thursday's practice, ESPN reported Friday. The team had said Harbaugh wouldn't return until Friday...
49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh was not at the team’s practice facility today as he is undergoing a minor procedure for an irregular heartbeat, per ESPN’s Adam Schefter.
“49ers: Coach Harbaugh is not at the facility today under doctor’s orders,” tweets Schefter. “He is having a minor procedure done at Stanford Hospital today for an irregular heartbeat”
Doctors treated San Francisco 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh for an irregular heartbeat today, according to an Associated Press story circulating through the media.
Harbaugh visited doctors Wednesday afternoon after feeling ill. They advised that he have the "minor surgical procedure" that took place at Stanford University Hospital.
Harbaugh led 49ers practice Wednesday...
Per a report from Antonio Gonzalez of the Associated Press, San Francisco 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh has been taken to Stanford Hospital for what has been termed a “minor procedure” after it was discovered he had an irregular heartbeat. The team said they believe Harbaugh should be back at the team facility by Friday, although it was not immediately apparent if the heart...
Jim Harbaugh practically galloped through the locker room, lively as ever, offering a wave and a smile to long-snapper Brian Jennings before putting his arm around right guard Alex Boone. The 49ers coach was back at work Friday and fired up to be there a day after undergoing a minor procedure for an irregular heartbeat that kept him away for all of half a day.
The 49ers missed out on a chance to take a commanding 7-2 record to the top of the NFC West after tying divisional rival St. Louis Rams in week 10. To make matters worse, they may have to try to get their seventh win in week 11 without starting quarterback Alex Smith (concussion). To make matters downright disastrous, they have to do it against an elite Chicago Bears defense.
The San Francisco 49ers and Chicago Bears are two of the top teams in the NFC, but that's with their respective starting quarterbacks.
Concussions may make both unavailable come Monday night.
With Alex Smith and Jay Cutler potentially adding to the national viewing audience, it could be up to Colin Kaepernick and Jason Campbell to solve two of the toughest defenses in the league...