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Trent Taylor caught all six passes thrown his way on Sunday despite playing with the flu. He’s one of the 49ers’ several impressive rookies this season. (Brian Cassella/Chicago Tribune/TNS)

49ers youth movement takes hold

SANTA CLARA —  The 49ers entered the season with one of the…

 

Life wasn't easy for Connor Cook on his first ever start. (Jose Carlos Fajardo/Bay Area News Group/TNS)

Raiders’ longstanding weaknesses exposed by Texans in first round

The Raiders sure fooled a lot of people all those weeks, but…

 

Raiders quarterback Derek Car, seen here against the Denver Broncos on Nov. 6, and fullback Jamize Olawale sparked a fourth-quarter surge after Olawale ran in a 75-yard touchdown in a 27-20 win against the Houston Texans in Mexico City on Monday night. (Aleah Fajardo/Special To S.F. Examiner)

Raiders rally past Texans — thanks to Carr’s poise, questionable officiating, Del Rio’s gutsy call

FINAL: @RAIDERS win in Mexico City! ¡Gran victoria de Raiders! #HOUvsOAK #MiPartidoMiNFL…

 

Derek Carr gets all the attention for the Oakland Raiders’ rise, but it would be a mistake to overlook the impact of his elite offensive line. (Aleah Fajardo/Special to S.F. Examiner)

‘Angry’ offensive line provides foundation for Carr’s rise

In the run up to the Oakland Raiders’ Monday night matchup with…

Derek Carr gets all the attention for the Oakland Raiders’ rise, but it would be a mistake to overlook the impact of his elite offensive line. (Aleah Fajardo/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Khalil Mack (52), shown here in 2016, could have headed to San Francisco. (Aleah Fajardo/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Return of dominant Mack leads Raiders into Mexico City

There are few NFL quarterbacks who understand the fury of Khalil Mack…

Khalil Mack (52), shown here in 2016, could have headed to San Francisco. (Aleah Fajardo/Special to S.F. Examiner)
The Denver Broncos are mulling replacing the newly retired Peyton Manning with disgruntled 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick. The Niners braintrust should accept the picks and not let John Elway hear them laughing from Santa Clara. (Jack Dempsey/AP)

Kap (LOL!) to Denver? Opens door for Goff

Excuse me for stifling a laugh and tweeting a LOL emoji. But…

The Denver Broncos are mulling replacing the newly retired Peyton Manning with disgruntled 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick. The Niners braintrust should accept the picks and not let John Elway hear them laughing from Santa Clara. (Jack Dempsey/AP)
Performers unfurl a Mexican national flag prior to the start of the regular season NFL game between the Arizona Cardinals and San Francisco 49ers at Azteca Stadium in Mexico City. The NFL is planning to play a 2016 regular-season game in Mexico City, a person familiar with the decision tells The Associated Press.  (Marco Ugarte/2005 AP)

NFL schedules Raiders-Texans for 2016 game in Mexico City

Hola. The NFL is heading back to Mexico. Commissioner Roger Goodell announced…

Performers unfurl a Mexican national flag prior to the start of the regular season NFL game between the Arizona Cardinals and San Francisco 49ers at Azteca Stadium in Mexico City. The NFL is planning to play a 2016 regular-season game in Mexico City, a person familiar with the decision tells The Associated Press.  (Marco Ugarte/2005 AP)
Oakland Raiders fans Griz Jones, left, and Ray Perez make their case for keeping the NFL football team in Oakland outside the hotel where NFL owners met Jan. 12 in Houston to discuss possible relocation plans. (AP Photo/Pat Sullivan)

World’s Team? Homeless Raiders should give it a try

Word has leaked that the Raiders will play the Houston Texans in…

Oakland Raiders fans Griz Jones, left, and Ray Perez make their case for keeping the NFL football team in Oakland outside the hotel where NFL owners met Jan. 12 in Houston to discuss possible relocation plans. (AP Photo/Pat Sullivan)
Beck Diefenbach/APRaiders defensive end Justin Tuck reflects on the bench during Sunday's loss to the Texans.

Raiders embarrassed by performance against Texans

ALAMEDA -- After an offseason overhaul that brought on board veteran players…

Beck Diefenbach/APRaiders defensive end Justin Tuck reflects on the bench during Sunday's loss to the Texans.
Beck Diefenbach/APRaiders wide receiver James Jones

Raiders overwhelmed by Texans

OAKLAND -- J.J. Watt found a new way to impact a game.…

Beck Diefenbach/APRaiders wide receiver James Jones
AP Photo/Bill KostrounOakland Raiders quarterback Derek Carr (4) is sacked by New York Jets' Jason Babin (58) during the second half of an NFL football game Sunday

Raiders’ Carr calls debut start a learning experience

Rookie Derek Carr's first NFL start as Oakland Raiders quarterback was a…

AP Photo/Bill KostrounOakland Raiders quarterback Derek Carr (4) is sacked by New York Jets' Jason Babin (58) during the second half of an NFL football game Sunday
David J. Phillip/APRookie receiver Bruce Ellington (3) scored a touchdown in the second quarter to help the 49ers extend their lead Thursday.

Borland returns pick for TD, 49ers beat Texans

HOUSTON -- Chris Borland made one more big play to convince the…

David J. Phillip/APRookie receiver Bruce Ellington (3) scored a touchdown in the second quarter to help the 49ers extend their lead Thursday.
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Arian Foster injury sidelines San Francisco startup’s IPO

A season-ending injury to Houston Texans running back Arian Foster has also…

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Ben Margot/ap file photoKhalil Mack (52)

Like 49ers last week, Texans look to bounce back

Embattled Houston Texans quarterback Matt Schaub might be better off hitting the…

Ben Margot/ap file photoKhalil Mack (52)