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SANTA CLARA, CA - OCTOBER 7:  Tight end George Kittle (#85) of the San Francisco 49ers makes a catch for extra yards during the fourth quarter of the game at Levi's Stadium on October 7, 2018 in Santa Clara, California.

George Kittle breaks record in career day against Denver Broncos as 49ers win third game

SANTA CLARA — A month ago, San Francisco 49ers tight end George…

 

Wide receiver Dante Pettis runs a route on air during the first practice of San Francisco 49ers training camp in July of 2018. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)

Grading the San Francisco 49ers with six games to go

Summing up the 49ers first 10 weeks with a cliche— things haven’t…

 

Quarterback Nick Mullens (4) of the San Francisco 49ers walks back to the team locker room and breaks down as fans cheer for him after his first career start -- a win over the Oakland Raiders -- at Levi's Stadium on November 1, 2018 in Santa Clara, California. (Chris Victorio / Special to S.F. Examiner).

San Francisco 49ers QB Nick Mullens makes quite an impression in 34-3 drubbing of Oakland Raiders in final Battle of the Bay

SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- As San Francisco 49ers quarterback Nick Mullens walked up…

 

SANTA CLARA, CA - OCT 21:  Linebacker Samson Ebukam (#50) of the Los Angeles Rams slaps the football out of quarterback C.J. Beathard (#3) of the San Francisco 49ers to force a fumble during the first quarter of the game at Levi's Stadium on October 21, 2018 in Santa Clara, California. (Chris Victorio / Special to S.F. Examiner)

San Francisco 49ers Analysis: Five observations from “inexcusable” four-turnover loss to Rams

By C.J. Peterson Special to S.F. Examiner It’s time to see what…

SANTA CLARA, CA - OCT 21:  Linebacker Samson Ebukam (#50) of the Los Angeles Rams slaps the football out of quarterback C.J. Beathard (#3) of the San Francisco 49ers to force a fumble during the first quarter of the game at Levi's Stadium on October 21, 2018 in Santa Clara, California. (Chris Victorio / Special to S.F. Examiner)
Defensive cornerback Richard Sherman (#25) of the San Francisco 49ers pumps up the crowd during the second quarter of the game at Levi's Stadium on Oct. 7, 2018 in Santa Clara, Calif.  (Chris Victorio / Special to S.F. Examiner)

Where do the San Francisco 49ers go from here?

By C.J.Peterson Special to S.F. Examiner SANTA CLARA — Approaching the midway…

Defensive cornerback Richard Sherman (#25) of the San Francisco 49ers pumps up the crowd during the second quarter of the game at Levi's Stadium on Oct. 7, 2018 in Santa Clara, Calif.  (Chris Victorio / Special to S.F. Examiner)
Marquise Goodwin (11) runs a route during one-on-ones in San Francisco 49ers training camp on Aug. 5, 2018 in Santa Clara, Calif. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)

San Francisco 49ers get Marquise Goodwin back just in time

SANTA CLARA -- Early in the San Francisco 49ers Thursday practice for…

Marquise Goodwin (11) runs a route during one-on-ones in San Francisco 49ers training camp on Aug. 5, 2018 in Santa Clara, Calif. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)
San Francisco 49ers quarterback C.J. Beathard is hit in the backfield as Chandler Jones (55) of the Arizona Cardinals bears down on Oct. 7, 2018 at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif. (Chris Vitorio / Special to S.F. Examiner)

Five Takeaways: San Francisco 49ers get no takeaways, Arizona Cardinals get five

By C.J. Peterson Special to S.F. Examiner SANTA CLARA -- On paper,…

San Francisco 49ers quarterback C.J. Beathard is hit in the backfield as Chandler Jones (55) of the Arizona Cardinals bears down on Oct. 7, 2018 at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif. (Chris Vitorio / Special to S.F. Examiner)
Running Back Matt Breida (#22) of the San Francisco 49ers catches a pass from Quarterback C.J. Beathard (#3) for a touchdown during the first quarter of the game at Levi's Stadium on October 7, 2018 in Santa Clara, California. (Chris Victorio / Special to S.F. Examiner)

San Francisco 49ers drop messy game to Arizona Cardinals, lose RB Matt Breida

SANTA CLARA -- The San Francisco 49ers bested the Arizona Cardinals in first…

Running Back Matt Breida (#22) of the San Francisco 49ers catches a pass from Quarterback C.J. Beathard (#3) for a touchdown during the first quarter of the game at Levi's Stadium on October 7, 2018 in Santa Clara, California. (Chris Victorio / Special to S.F. Examiner)
Los Angeles Chargers Derwin James (33) forces a fumble as San Francisco 49ers quarterback C.J. Beathard loses the ball late in the fourth quarter on Sunday, Sept. 30, 2018 at Stubhub Center in Carson, Calif. (Brian van der Brug/Los Angeles Times/TNS)

Five Takeaways: San Francisco 49ers narrowly lose to Los Angeles Chargers

By C.J. Peterson Special to S.F. Examiner In their first game since…

Los Angeles Chargers Derwin James (33) forces a fumble as San Francisco 49ers quarterback C.J. Beathard loses the ball late in the fourth quarter on Sunday, Sept. 30, 2018 at Stubhub Center in Carson, Calif. (Brian van der Brug/Los Angeles Times/TNS)
San Francisco 49ers cornerback Richard Sherman runs through a drill during practice on Aug. 22, 2018, at the team's Santa Clara practice facility. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)

Five Takeaways: San Francisco 49ers escape fourth-quarter comeback by Detroit Lions

By C.J. Peterson Special to S.F. Examiner SANTA CLARA -- The San…

San Francisco 49ers cornerback Richard Sherman runs through a drill during practice on Aug. 22, 2018, at the team's Santa Clara practice facility. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)
Minnesota Vikings defensive back Mike Hughes breaks up a pass intended for San Francisco 49ers WR Pierre Garcon in the third quarter on Sunday, Sept. 9, 2018 at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minn. The incomplete pass forced a field goal. (Brian Peterson/Minneapolis Star Tribune/TNS)

San Francisco 49ers need to shore up red zone work ahead of Week 2 home opener against Lions

By C.J. Peterson Special to S.F. Examiner SANTA CLARA — Moving the…

Minnesota Vikings defensive back Mike Hughes breaks up a pass intended for San Francisco 49ers WR Pierre Garcon in the third quarter on Sunday, Sept. 9, 2018 at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minn. The incomplete pass forced a field goal. (Brian Peterson/Minneapolis Star Tribune/TNS)
Minnesota Vikings' Kyle Rudolph (82) catches an 11-yard touchdown pass in the third quarter against the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday, Sept. 9, 2018 at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minn. (Carlos Gonzalez/Minneapolis Star Tribune/TNS)

San Francisco 49ers: Five takeaways from opening loss to Minnesota Vikings

By C.J. Peterson Special to S.F. Examiner Jimmy Garoppolo and the rest…

Minnesota Vikings' Kyle Rudolph (82) catches an 11-yard touchdown pass in the third quarter against the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday, Sept. 9, 2018 at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minn. (Carlos Gonzalez/Minneapolis Star Tribune/TNS)
San Francisco 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo (10) rolls out to pass against the Dallas Cowboys at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif. on Thursday, August 9, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
San Francisco 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo (10) rolls out to pass against the Dallas Cowboys at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif. on Thursday, August 9, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Oakland Raiders quarterback Derek Carr goes through a drill during the first day of training camp on July 27, 2018, in Napa, California. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)

Where should you draft Derek Carr this fantasy season?

Merry Christmas fantasy football fans, the best part of the year is…

Oakland Raiders quarterback Derek Carr goes through a drill during the first day of training camp on July 27, 2018, in Napa, California. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)
San Francisco 49ers running back Joe Williams waits his turn during a training camp drill on July 27, 2018. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)

Five things to watch: San Francisco 49ers vs. Los Angeles Chargers

By C.J. Peterson Special to S.F. Examiner It's the last week of…

San Francisco 49ers running back Joe Williams waits his turn during a training camp drill on July 27, 2018. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)
San Francisco 49ers defensive lineman Julian Taylor, seen here practicing at training camp on August 5, 2018, has made a big impact, playing start-to-finish in the preseason opener against the Dallas Cowboys. He should make the 53-man roster. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)

Projecting the 53-man roster for the San Francisco 49ers

By C.J. Peterson Special to S.F. Examiner SANTA CLARA — The San…

San Francisco 49ers defensive lineman Julian Taylor, seen here practicing at training camp on August 5, 2018, has made a big impact, playing start-to-finish in the preseason opener against the Dallas Cowboys. He should make the 53-man roster. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)
San Francisco 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo looks into the crowd before the game against the Dallas Cowboys at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif. on Thursday, August 9, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Five Takeaways: 49ers with a costly win over the Cowboys

By C.J. Peterson Special to S.F. Examiner SANTA CLARA, Calif. — The…

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo looks into the crowd before the game against the Dallas Cowboys at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif. on Thursday, August 9, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
San Francisco 49ers tight end George Kittle warms up before the 2018 preseason opener against the Dallas Cowboys on Aug. 9, 2018. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)

Reports: 49ers George Kittle, Matt Breida avoid serious shoulder injuries in preseason opener against Dallas

Updated: 4:26 p.m. Among the six players who went down with injury…

San Francisco 49ers tight end George Kittle warms up before the 2018 preseason opener against the Dallas Cowboys on Aug. 9, 2018. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)
San Francisco 49ers defensive linemen Solomon Thomas (94) and DeForest Buckner (99) hold Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott after  they combined on a sack at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif. on Thursday, August 9, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

San Francisco 49ers Preseason: Five questions revisited versus the Dallas Cowboys

SANTA CLARA, Calif. — Within the first 12 minutes of game time…

San Francisco 49ers defensive linemen Solomon Thomas (94) and DeForest Buckner (99) hold Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott after  they combined on a sack at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif. on Thursday, August 9, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
San Francisco 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo readies to throw during one-on-one drills on July 27, 2018, during the first day of training camp in Santa Clara, Calif. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)

For San Francisco 49ers, Jimmy Garoppolo and Kyle Shanahan’s attention to detail could lead to more offensive production

SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- During June's OTAs, tight end George Kittle walked…

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo readies to throw during one-on-one drills on July 27, 2018, during the first day of training camp in Santa Clara, Calif. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)