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San Francisco 49ers outside linebacker Reuben Foster (56) (left) celebrates with San Francisco 49ers middle linebacker Brock Coyle (50) after making a defensive stop against the New York Giants at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif., on November 12, 2017. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Weekend wrap: Making sense of Reuben Foster’s arrest, the unfocused Warriors and inactive Giants

Quick hits with Kolsky In the local football world, 49ers LB Reuben…

 

Sean Peyton, left, and Drew Brees have been together for the New Orleans Saints since 2006. It's not a coincidence they've been consistently competitive over that timeframe. (John Sleezer/Kansas City Star/TNS)

Consistency: Saints have it, 49ers wish for it

The New Orleans Saints aren’t the best team in the NFL. They…

 

It hasn't been easy stopping the run for the San Francisco 49ers this season. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

49ers take bye week to address shoddy run D

The San Francisco 49ers spent their bye week “hitting the reset button,”…

 

In this Feb. 20, 2014, file photo, former NFL safety Darren Sharper appears in Los Angeles Superior Court in Los Angeles. Sharper entered his plea — guilty to two counts of forcible rape and one count of simple rape —in a Louisiana state court in New Orleans, a short drive from the federal court where he pleaded guilty last month. PHOTO: BOB CHAMBERLIN/LOS ANGELES TIMES VIA AP POOL

Sharper pleads guilty to rape, finishes multistate plea deal

NEW ORLEANS — Former New Orleans Saints player Darren Sharper pleaded guilty…

In this Feb. 20, 2014, file photo, former NFL safety Darren Sharper appears in Los Angeles Superior Court in Los Angeles. Sharper entered his plea — guilty to two counts of forcible rape and one count of simple rape —in a Louisiana state court in New Orleans, a short drive from the federal court where he pleaded guilty last month. PHOTO: BOB CHAMBERLIN/LOS ANGELES TIMES VIA AP POOL
AP Photo/Bill HaberSan Francisco 49ers wide receiver Anquan Boldin (81) pulls in a touchdown reception in front of New Orleans Saints cornerback Keenan Lewis (28) in the first half of an NFL football game in New Orleans

Intense Boldin keeps making big catches for 49ers

SANTA CLARA -- Dropping passes is so out of character for Anquan…

AP Photo/Bill HaberSan Francisco 49ers wide receiver Anquan Boldin (81) pulls in a touchdown reception in front of New Orleans Saints cornerback Keenan Lewis (28) in the first half of an NFL football game in New Orleans
David Grunfeld/NOLA.com The Times-Picayune via APNiners linebacker Ahmad Brooks (55) sacks and forces Saints quarterback Drew Brees to fumble in overtime. The play set up the 49ers' winning field goal.

49ers falter late, but recover to beat Saints in OT

NEW ORLEANS -- A reprieve for mercurial quarterback Colin Kaepernick. Redemption for…

David Grunfeld/NOLA.com The Times-Picayune via APNiners linebacker Ahmad Brooks (55) sacks and forces Saints quarterback Drew Brees to fumble in overtime. The play set up the 49ers' winning field goal.

49ers need a win as they visit Saints

Niners coach Jim Harbaugh is generally a man of few words when…

AP Photo/Bill HaberNew Orleans Saints Saintsation Kriste Lewis performs during a photo shoot at the NFL football team's training facility in Metairie

Mother of two makes NFL cheerleading squad at age 40

She hadn't done splits and high kicks in years, but 40-year-old dance…

AP Photo/Bill HaberNew Orleans Saints Saintsation Kriste Lewis performs during a photo shoot at the NFL football team's training facility in Metairie
1980 AP file photoRunning back Chuck Muncie spent time with the Saints and the Chargers in nine seasons in the NFL.

Former Cal star still mentored students

Former running back Chuck Muncie, a three-time All-Pro has died at the…

1980 AP file photoRunning back Chuck Muncie spent time with the Saints and the Chargers in nine seasons in the NFL.
Getty Images file photoThe 49ers piled up 44 sacks this season

Niners need to bring heat on Saints' Drew Brees

Will 49ers defensive coordinator Vic Fangio go to the blitz more in…

Getty Images file photoThe 49ers piled up 44 sacks this season