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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)
Bill Belichick looks at quarterback Cam Newton on the Patriots sideline. (Nick O’Malley via Tribune News Service)

San Francisco dominates Patriots in signature performance

Who could have seen this one coming? The 49ers, who have been…

Bill Belichick looks at quarterback Cam Newton on the Patriots sideline. (Nick O’Malley via Tribune News Service)
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NFL expansion team effort in Oakland bids $92.5m for city’s Coliseum stake

By Eli Walsh Bay City News Foundation A group of African American…

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The San Francisco 49ers had sought a 20 percent rent reduction at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara because of COVID-19 closures and cancellations. (Shutterstock)

49ers pay past due rent after dispute with Santa Clara

The San Francisco 49ers on Tuesday made two rent payments for Levi’s…

The San Francisco 49ers had sought a 20 percent rent reduction at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara because of COVID-19 closures and cancellations. (Shutterstock)
San Francisco 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan, left, talks with quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo (10) prior to Super Bowl LIV against the Kansas City Chiefs at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Fla., on Feb. 2, 2020. (Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images/TNS)

Why 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo has a lot on his shoulders in 2020

By Chris Biderman The Sacramento Bee A funny thing happened happened this…

San Francisco 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan, left, talks with quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo (10) prior to Super Bowl LIV against the Kansas City Chiefs at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Fla., on Feb. 2, 2020. (Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images/TNS)
Offensive assistant coach Katie Sowers of the San Francisco 49ers runs a drill during practice for Super Bowl LIV at the Greentree Practice Fields on the campus of the University of Miami on Jan. 31, 2020 in Coral Gables, Fla. (Michael Reaves/Getty Images/TNS)

Coronavirus and the NFL: 49ers preparing for training camp outside California

While states throughout the country differ on government-imposed restrictions surrounding the coronavirus…

Offensive assistant coach Katie Sowers of the San Francisco 49ers runs a drill during practice for Super Bowl LIV at the Greentree Practice Fields on the campus of the University of Miami on Jan. 31, 2020 in Coral Gables, Fla. (Michael Reaves/Getty Images/TNS)
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49ers pick defensive tackle Javon Kinlaw out of South Carolina

Kinlaw, 22, started for three years as a Gamecock and will come to San Francisco as another addition to the 49ers defensive line.

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San Francisco 49ers full back Kyle Juszczyk (44) and San Francisco 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo (10) celebrate his touchdown score during Super Bowl LIV at Hard Rock Stadium on February 2, 2020 in Miami, Florida. (Chris Victorio | Special to the S.F. Examiner)

San Francisco 49ers lose the Super Bowl in a heartbreaker

At a final score of 31-20, the Chiefs win their second title in franchise history

San Francisco 49ers full back Kyle Juszczyk (44) and San Francisco 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo (10) celebrate his touchdown score during Super Bowl LIV at Hard Rock Stadium on February 2, 2020 in Miami, Florida. (Chris Victorio | Special to the S.F. Examiner)
San Francisco 49ers fullback Kyle Juszczyk celebrates after scoring a touchdown in Super Bowl LIV. (Chris Victorio | Special to the S.F. Examiner)

The Chiefs and 49ers are tied at half time in the Super Bowl

The 49ers have outgained Kansas City 177-155 in total yards of offense but a shaky start to the game by 49ers starting quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo

San Francisco 49ers fullback Kyle Juszczyk celebrates after scoring a touchdown in Super Bowl LIV. (Chris Victorio | Special to the S.F. Examiner)
San Francisco 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan speaks during the Super Bowl LIV media availably press conference at the James L. Knight Center at the Hyatt Regency Hotel on January 30, 2020 in Miami, Florida. (Chris Victorio | Special to the S.F. Examiner)

Kyle Shanahan: From 49ers ball boy to head coach

Unwrapping the box, Shanahan was elated when he picked up a red, No. 21 Deion Sanders jersey

San Francisco 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan speaks during the Super Bowl LIV media availably press conference at the James L. Knight Center at the Hyatt Regency Hotel on January 30, 2020 in Miami, Florida. (Chris Victorio | Special to the S.F. Examiner)
San Francisco 49ers celebrate and rally for their team before kick-off of Super Bowl LIV at Hard Rock Stadium on Sunday in Miami, Florida. (Chris Victorio | Special to the S.F. Examiner)

Photos: 49ers faithful cheer on their team in SF and Miami

49ers faithuful in San Francisco and in Miami cheered on their team…

San Francisco 49ers celebrate and rally for their team before kick-off of Super Bowl LIV at Hard Rock Stadium on Sunday in Miami, Florida. (Chris Victorio | Special to the S.F. Examiner)
Former 49ers defensive line Bryant Young elected to 2020 class of Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame

Former 49ers defensive line Bryant Young elected to 2020 class of Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame

Former San Francisco 49ers defensive lineman Bryant Young has been elected to…

Former 49ers defensive line Bryant Young elected to 2020 class of Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame
San Francisco 49ers defensive end Nick Bosa (97) heads back to the team locker room before playing against the Cleveland Browns at Levi’s Stadium on October 7. (Chris Victorio | Special to the S.F. Examiner)

Nick Bosa: An unlikely 49ers fan favorite

In the 49ers locker room, Bosa’s widespread acceptance has become commonplace

San Francisco 49ers defensive end Nick Bosa (97) heads back to the team locker room before playing against the Cleveland Browns at Levi’s Stadium on October 7. (Chris Victorio | Special to the S.F. Examiner)
When it comes to rushing, the San Francisco 49ers need to wash, rinse and repeat during Sunday’s Super Bowl. Here, running back Raheem Mostert (31) spikes the football after scoring a touchdown in the second quarter against the Los Angeles Rams at Levi’s Stadium on Dec. 21.

What to watch for as the 49ers meet the Chiefs in the Super Bowl

It’s been a week unlike any other for this San Francisco 49ers team.

When it comes to rushing, the San Francisco 49ers need to wash, rinse and repeat during Sunday’s Super Bowl. Here, running back Raheem Mostert (31) spikes the football after scoring a touchdown in the second quarter against the Los Angeles Rams at Levi’s Stadium on Dec. 21.
San Francisco 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan is interviewed by the media during Super Bowl Opening Night presented by BOLT24, the national kick off for Super Bowl LIV festivities at Marlins Park in Miami, Fla. (Al Diaz/MIami Herald/TNS)

49ers’ legendary champions: How they continue to inspire as team heads to Super Bowl

Back when coach Kyle Shanahan and defensive coordinator Robert Saleh were neophytes…

San Francisco 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan is interviewed by the media during Super Bowl Opening Night presented by BOLT24, the national kick off for Super Bowl LIV festivities at Marlins Park in Miami, Fla. (Al Diaz/MIami Herald/TNS)
Kobe Bryant’s death impacts 49ers ahead of Super Bowl LIV

Kobe Bryant’s death impacts 49ers ahead of Super Bowl LIV

Richard Sherman leaned on Kobe Bryant to help him through his torn…

Kobe Bryant’s death impacts 49ers ahead of Super Bowl LIV
San Francisco 49ers running back Tevin Coleman (26) is carted off the field with a shoulder injury in the 2nd quarter against the Green Bay Packers at Levi’s Stadium on Sunday. (Chris Victorio / Special to S.F. Examiner)

Star of 49ers win, Mostert consoled injured teammate: “We’re brothers”

Raheem Mostert, who broke his arm against the Oakland Raiders in 2018, was able to empathize with some of the pain that Coleman was experiencing

San Francisco 49ers running back Tevin Coleman (26) is carted off the field with a shoulder injury in the 2nd quarter against the Green Bay Packers at Levi’s Stadium on Sunday. (Chris Victorio / Special to S.F. Examiner)