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San Francisco 49ers linebacker Reuben Foster goes through a drill on Sept. 20, 2018 at the 49ers' practice facility in Santa Clara, Calif. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)

Five things to watch: San Francisco 49ers travel to Kansas City

By C.J. Peterson Special to S.F. Examiner In another tough road test,…

 

San Francisco 49ers cornerback Richard Sherman (25) works on footwork with cornerbacks Ahkello Witherspoon (23) and Jimmie Ward (20) on Sept. 20, 2018 in Santa Clara. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)

Richard Sherman kept out of practice with heel injury

SANTA CLARA -- At first, it looked as though Richard Sherman was…

 

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)

Marquise Goodwin returns to practice for San Francisco 49ers

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

 

The Raiders gave up their share of first place in the AFC West by losing to the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday. (John Sleezer/Kansas City Star/TNS)

Raiders late rally not enough to undo disastrous start in loss to Chiefs

Facing a Kansas City Chiefs team that had dropped six of seven,…

The Raiders gave up their share of first place in the AFC West by losing to the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday. (John Sleezer/Kansas City Star/TNS)
The offensive line’s production has mirrored the Raiders and Marshawn Lynch’s performance this season. (Hector Amezcua/Sacramento Bee/TNS)

Offensive line buoys Raiders’ rise

Amid the Oakland Raiders’ tumultuous 2017, Donald Penn — the club’s sometimes-gregarious…

The offensive line’s production has mirrored the Raiders and Marshawn Lynch’s performance this season. (Hector Amezcua/Sacramento Bee/TNS)
Chiefs cornerback Steven Nelson getting burnt by a wide receiver isn’t an uncommon sight. The Raiders should take notice. (David Eulitt/Kansas City Star/TNS)

How the Raiders should attack the Chiefs’ woeful secondary

The Kansas City Chiefs couldn’t have picked a worse time to contend…

Chiefs cornerback Steven Nelson getting burnt by a wide receiver isn’t an uncommon sight. The Raiders should take notice. (David Eulitt/Kansas City Star/TNS)
The Oakland Raiders need to make something of their home-field advantage tonight against the favorite to win the AFC West Kansas City Chiefs. (Mira Laing/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Raiders need to end Chiefs’ divisional dominance to extend season

Asked about the Kansas City Chiefs’ recent mastery over the AFC West,…

The Oakland Raiders need to make something of their home-field advantage tonight against the favorite to win the AFC West Kansas City Chiefs. (Mira Laing/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Tyreek Hill (10) catches a 36-yard touchdown pass in front of Oakland Raiders cornerback David Amerson (29) in the second quarter at Arrowhead Stadium in Raytown, Mo., on Thursday, Dec. 8, 2016. (David Eulitt/Kansas City Star/TNS)

Raiders’ divisional title hopes left blowing in the wind

Less than two minutes into the second half on Thursday night, Khalil…

Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Tyreek Hill (10) catches a 36-yard touchdown pass in front of Oakland Raiders cornerback David Amerson (29) in the second quarter at Arrowhead Stadium in Raytown, Mo., on Thursday, Dec. 8, 2016. (David Eulitt/Kansas City Star/TNS)
It won’t be easy for Derek Carr to throw the ball in the cold conditions of Kansas City today. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

TNF leaves Raiders between rock and hard place

Are you ready for some rockball? The NFL wants to improve its…

It won’t be easy for Derek Carr to throw the ball in the cold conditions of Kansas City today. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Former Cal quarterback Jared Goff was the first overall selection in the NFL Draft, which started on Thursday. Niners fans wept. (Charles Rex Arbogast/AP)

Weary Goff ready to make big waves in L.A.

CHICAGO — Jared Goff always did look good in Cal blue and gold.…

Former Cal quarterback Jared Goff was the first overall selection in the NFL Draft, which started on Thursday. Niners fans wept. (Charles Rex Arbogast/AP)
The Oakland Raiders added another top free agent to their offseason haul, agreeing to a four-year, $40 million deal with former Kansas City cornerback Sean Smith. Smith's agent, David Canter, said Thursday that Smith had agreed to join the big-spending Raiders. (Tony Gutierrez/AP)

Raiders add defensive back in free agency

ALAMEDA — The Oakland Raiders added another top free agent to their…

The Oakland Raiders added another top free agent to their offseason haul, agreeing to a four-year, $40 million deal with former Kansas City cornerback Sean Smith. Smith's agent, David Canter, said Thursday that Smith had agreed to join the big-spending Raiders. (Tony Gutierrez/AP)
Seattle Seahawks outside linebacker Bruce Irvin (51) steps in for a touchdown after making an interception against the Oakland Raiders in  2014. Irvin signed a contract to join the Raiders on Wednesday. (Stephen Brashear/AP)

For roaming Raiders, the future has arrived

It’s Oakland’s luck. Just when the Raiders threaten to be good again,…

Seattle Seahawks outside linebacker Bruce Irvin (51) steps in for a touchdown after making an interception against the Oakland Raiders in  2014. Irvin signed a contract to join the Raiders on Wednesday. (Stephen Brashear/AP)
What really happened between Peyton Manning and a female trainer on a now-scandalous day at the University of Tennessee? Most likely, we’ll never truly know. But that won’t slow the masses from playing judge and jury with Manning’s legacy. (Mark Humphrey/1997 AP)

Manning case: Why assume when you don’t know?

In a country where only 19 percent of working-age Americans have four-year…

What really happened between Peyton Manning and a female trainer on a now-scandalous day at the University of Tennessee? Most likely, we’ll never truly know. But that won’t slow the masses from playing judge and jury with Manning’s legacy. (Mark Humphrey/1997 AP)
Patriots quarterback Tom Brady runs against the Chiefs during New England's 27-20 win over Kansas City in the AFC playoffs on Saturday in Foxborough, Mass. (Steven Senne/AP)

Brady one step from Super Bowl homecoming

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — Tom Brady took off for the end zone and…

Patriots quarterback Tom Brady runs against the Chiefs during New England's 27-20 win over Kansas City in the AFC playoffs on Saturday in Foxborough, Mass. (Steven Senne/AP)
New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick gestures during a post game news conference following an NFL football game, Sunday, Jan. 3, 2016, in Miami Gardens, Fla. The Dolphins defeated the Patriots 20-10. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

Belichick: Surging Chiefs hard to plan against

There are two Kansas City games on Bill Belichick's mind right now.…

New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick gestures during a post game news conference following an NFL football game, Sunday, Jan. 3, 2016, in Miami Gardens, Fla. The Dolphins defeated the Patriots 20-10. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
Oakland Raiders cornerback David Amerson (29) intercepts a pass intended for Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Albert Wilson (12) for a touchdown, during the first half  in Kansas City, Mo., on Sunday. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

In possible farewell, Oakland Raiders lose

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Charles Woodson walked off…

Oakland Raiders cornerback David Amerson (29) intercepts a pass intended for Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Albert Wilson (12) for a touchdown, during the first half  in Kansas City, Mo., on Sunday. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
Oakland Raiders quarterback Derek Carr (4) warms up before a game against the San Diego Chargers on Christmas Eve. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

Carr closes in on milestones

A 4,000-yard season, the franchise single-season touchdown record and other milestones are…

Oakland Raiders quarterback Derek Carr (4) warms up before a game against the San Diego Chargers on Christmas Eve. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

Chiefs chairman expects NFL team to play in LA next season

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Chiefs owner Clark Hunt expects at least one…

Oakland Raiders wide receiver Michael Crabtree (15) is tackled by Kansas City Chiefs inside linebacker Josh Mauga (90) and defensive back Tyvon Branch (27) during the first half in Oakland on Sunday. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

Carr’s 3 picks doom Raiders

OAKLAND — Marcus Peters and Tyvon Branch made the Coliseum feel just…

Oakland Raiders wide receiver Michael Crabtree (15) is tackled by Kansas City Chiefs inside linebacker Josh Mauga (90) and defensive back Tyvon Branch (27) during the first half in Oakland on Sunday. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
Denver Broncos cornerback Bradley Roby (29) runs for a game-winning touchdown after recovering a fumble by Kansas City Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles (25) on Thursday. (Ed Zurga/AP)

Broncos beat Chiefs in crazy finish

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The curse of Peyton Manning and the Denver…

Denver Broncos cornerback Bradley Roby (29) runs for a game-winning touchdown after recovering a fumble by Kansas City Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles (25) on Thursday. (Ed Zurga/AP)