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San Francisco 49ers quarterback C.J. Beathard 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)

49ers end tough season with 26-23 loss to Seahawks

It wasn’t supposed to end this way for a team that less…

 

Seattle Seahawks middle linebacker Bobby Wagner sacks San Francisco 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo in the second quarter on Nov. 1, 2020 at CenturyLink Field in Seattle. <ins>(Bettina Hansen/Seattle Times/TNS)</ins>

49ers return to Levi’s Stadium to face Seahawks

Seahawks at 49ers When: Today, 1:35 p.m. Where: Levi’s Stadium, Santa Clara…

 

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Nick Mullens (4), brought in after Jimmy Garoppolo’s injury, struggled to make an impact before suffering his own injury late in the season. <ins>(Chris Victorio | Special to the S.F. Examiner).</ins>

Dogged by injuries and missed opportunities, 2020 was a year to forget for the 49ers

When a calendar year includes parts of two seasons, the highs and…

 

San Francisco 49ers quarterback C.J. Beathard started his first game in 790 days on Saturday. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

49ers rally behind C.J. Beathard, starting for the first time since brother’s death

Chris Biderman The Sacramento Bee C.J. Beathard won’t forget Saturday afternoon no…

San Francisco 49ers quarterback C.J. Beathard started his first game in 790 days on Saturday. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
San Francisco 49ers tight end George Kittle was credited with 23 yards after his first catch in the first quarter. (Abbie Parr/Getty Images/TNS)

49ers vs. Cardinals: Defense takes center stage as San Francisco clips Arizona

Chris Biderman The Sacramento Bee Robbie Gould missed three field-goal tries but…

San Francisco 49ers tight end George Kittle was credited with 23 yards after his first catch in the first quarter. (Abbie Parr/Getty Images/TNS)
Quarterback C.J. Beathard (No. 3) of the San Francisco 49ers, shown in a 2018 game, will start for the San Francisco 49ers on Saturday.<ins> (Chris Victorio / Special to S.F. Examiner)</ins>

49ers to face Arizona Cardinals Saturday

49ers at Cardinals When: Saturday, 1:30 p.m. Where: State Farm Stadium, Glendale,…

Quarterback C.J. Beathard (No. 3) of the San Francisco 49ers, shown in a 2018 game, will start for the San Francisco 49ers on Saturday.<ins> (Chris Victorio / Special to S.F. Examiner)</ins>
San Francisco 49ers quarterback Nick Mullens (4) injured his right elbow during Sunday’s game against the Dallas Cowboys and may need surgery. He will be replaced by third-string quarterback C.J. Beathard in Saturday’s game. (Chris Victorio / Special to S.F. Examiner).

Beathard to take over as 49ers quarterback after Mullens injury

Third-stringer C.J. Beathard will start at quarterback for the 49ers in Saturday’s…

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Nick Mullens (4) injured his right elbow during Sunday’s game against the Dallas Cowboys and may need surgery. He will be replaced by third-string quarterback C.J. Beathard in Saturday’s game. (Chris Victorio / Special to S.F. Examiner).
Kyle Juszczyk runs up field after catching a pass in the second quarter against the Arizona Cardinals at Levi’s Stadium on Nov. 17, 2019 in Santa Clara, California. Juszczyk was one of three San Francisco 49ers named to the Pro Bowl this week. (Chris Victorio | Special to the S.F. Examiner)

Three 49ers selected to 2020 Pro Bowl

All-star game between NFC an AFC will not be played this season

Kyle Juszczyk runs up field after catching a pass in the second quarter against the Arizona Cardinals at Levi’s Stadium on Nov. 17, 2019 in Santa Clara, California. Juszczyk was one of three San Francisco 49ers named to the Pro Bowl this week. (Chris Victorio | Special to the S.F. Examiner)
Dallas Cowboys running back Tony Pollard (20) carries the ball against the San Francisco 49ers defense during the first quarter on Sunday, Dec. 20, 2020 at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. (Tom Fox/The Dallas Morning News/TNS)

49ers vs. Cowboys: Turnovers loom large as Dallas thumps San Francisco

Chris Biderman The Sacramento Bee The 49ers followed a familiar formula against…

Dallas Cowboys running back Tony Pollard (20) carries the ball against the San Francisco 49ers defense during the first quarter on Sunday, Dec. 20, 2020 at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. (Tom Fox/The Dallas Morning News/TNS)

49ers hope to stay in contention in Sunday’s faceoff with Dallas Cowboys

49ers at Cowboys When: Sunday, 10 a.m. Where: AT&T Stadium, Arlington, Texas…

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Nick Mullens (4) during the 3rd quarter against the Buffalo Bills at State Farm Stadium on December 7, 2020 in Glendale, Arizona.(Chris Victorio | Special to the S.F. Examiner).

With Garoppolo out, backup quarterback Nick Mullens gets a chance to change some minds

Frustration rarely leads to good outcomes, and Nick Mullens admitted he was…

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Nick Mullens (4) during the 3rd quarter against the Buffalo Bills at State Farm Stadium on December 7, 2020 in Glendale, Arizona.(Chris Victorio | Special to the S.F. Examiner).
San Francisco 49ers quarterback Nick Mullens (4) was 25-for-45 passing for 260 yards with one touchdown and one interception in Sunday’s game against the Washington Football Team. (Chris Victorio | Special to the S.F. Examiner).

49ers hopes get slimmer after 23-15 Washington Football team victory Sunday

A foghorn blows when the “home” team scores a touchdown at State…

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Nick Mullens (4) was 25-for-45 passing for 260 yards with one touchdown and one interception in Sunday’s game against the Washington Football Team. (Chris Victorio | Special to the S.F. Examiner).
San Francisco 49ers quarterback Nick Mullens was a bright spot against the Bills, completing 26 of 39 passes for 316 yards and three TDs. (Chris Victorio/Special to the S.F. Examiner).

49ers cling to slim shot at NFC playoffs going into Sunday’s game against Washington

Washington at 49ers When: Sunday, 1:25 p.m. Where: State Farm Stadium, Glendale,…

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Nick Mullens was a bright spot against the Bills, completing 26 of 39 passes for 316 yards and three TDs. (Chris Victorio/Special to the S.F. Examiner).
Buffalo Bills running back Devin Singletary (26) gets tripped and tackled by San Francisco 49ers defensive end Arik Armstead (91) and San Francisco 49ers running back Austin Walter (33) during the 4th quarter at State Farm Stadium on December 7, 2020 in Glendale, Arizona.(Chris Victorio/Special to the S.F. Examiner).

49ers defense laid low by Bills; ‘It felt like they were calling the perfect plays’

Chris Biderman The Sacramento Bee The 49ers had an opportunity, and Josh…

Buffalo Bills running back Devin Singletary (26) gets tripped and tackled by San Francisco 49ers defensive end Arik Armstead (91) and San Francisco 49ers running back Austin Walter (33) during the 4th quarter at State Farm Stadium on December 7, 2020 in Glendale, Arizona.(Chris Victorio/Special to the S.F. Examiner).
San Francisco 49ers running back Raheem Mostert’s (31) return from injury last week was key for the team’s offense. <ins>(Chris Victorio/Special to S.F. Examiner)</ins>

49ers fighting for final NFC wild-card spot in Monday’s game against the Bills

Bills at 49ers When: Monday, 5:15 p.m. Where: State Farm Stadium, Glendale,…

San Francisco 49ers running back Raheem Mostert’s (31) return from injury last week was key for the team’s offense. <ins>(Chris Victorio/Special to S.F. Examiner)</ins>
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49ers to play next two home games in Arizona after county order

The San Francisco 49ers will play their next two games in Arizona…

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49ers receiver Deebo Samuel picks up yards in front of the Rams defense after a reception in the 4th quarter at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood Sunday. (Wally Skalij/Los Angeles Times)

Rams can’t stop 49ers’ Deebo Samuel from catching defense off guard

Emmanuel Morgan Los Angeles Times Perhaps the Rams didn’t watch enough film.…

49ers receiver Deebo Samuel picks up yards in front of the Rams defense after a reception in the 4th quarter at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood Sunday. (Wally Skalij/Los Angeles Times)
Quarterback Nick Mullens is expected to get his third straight start Sunday. Mullens is 46 of 73 for 538 yards with two touchdowns and three interceptions in his other two starts this season. <ins>(Chris Victorio / Special to S.F. Examiner).</ins>

49ers trying to turn season around in Sunday’s prime-time faceoff with the Rams

49ers at Rams When: Sunday, 1:05 p.m. Where: SoFi Stadium, Inglewood TV:…

Quarterback Nick Mullens is expected to get his third straight start Sunday. Mullens is 46 of 73 for 538 yards with two touchdowns and three interceptions in his other two starts this season. <ins>(Chris Victorio / Special to S.F. Examiner).</ins>
The San Francisco 49ers had 17 players out with injuries and four others on the reserve/COVID-19 list at Thursday’s game against the Green Bay Packers. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images/TNS)

Packers dominate shorthanded 49ers 34-17

This was not the NFC Championship Game rematch the 49ers were hoping…

The San Francisco 49ers had 17 players out with injuries and four others on the reserve/COVID-19 list at Thursday’s game against the Green Bay Packers. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images/TNS)
Seattle Seahawks middle linebacker Bobby Wagner sacks San Francisco 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo for a loss in the second quarter on Sunday, Nov. 1, 2020 at CenturyLink Field in Seattle, Washington. (Bettina Hansen/The Seattle Times/TNS)
Seattle Seahawks middle linebacker Bobby Wagner sacks San Francisco 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo for a loss in the second quarter on Sunday, Nov. 1, 2020 at CenturyLink Field in Seattle, Washington. (Bettina Hansen/The Seattle Times/TNS)