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San Francisco 49ers tight end George Kittle (85) completes a pass for the first down in the 1st quarter against the Carolina Panthers at Levi’s Stadium on October 27, 2019 in Santa Clara, California. (Chris Victorio | Special to the S.F. Examiner)

George Kittle and Brett Favre have fun after 49ers win

The 49ers are a national story, and with it comes national attention from a Hall of Famer

San Francisco 49ers tight end George Kittle (85) completes a pass for the first down in the 1st quarter against the Carolina Panthers at Levi’s Stadium on October 27, 2019 in Santa Clara, California. (Chris Victorio | Special to the S.F. Examiner)
San Francisco 49ers defensive lineman Nick Bosa (97) sacks Carolina Panthers quarterback Kyle Allen (7) at Levi’s Stadium on Oct. 27, 2019 in Santa Clara, California. (Chris Victorio | Special to the S.F. Examiner)

Niners dominate Carolina as Nick Bosa puts on a show

San Francisco scores 17 points off turnovers, scores most points in more than a decade

San Francisco 49ers defensive lineman Nick Bosa (97) sacks Carolina Panthers quarterback Kyle Allen (7) at Levi’s Stadium on Oct. 27, 2019 in Santa Clara, California. (Chris Victorio | Special to the S.F. Examiner)
San Francisco 49ers safety Jaquiski Tartt (29) knocks down Los Angeles Rams tight end Gerald Everett (81) short of the first down in the 3rd quarter at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on October 13, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Chris Victorio | Special to the S.F. Examiner)

Jaquiski Tartt and Jimmie Ward are the 49ers’ old married couple

San Francisco starting defensive backs have a relationship dating back to high school

San Francisco 49ers safety Jaquiski Tartt (29) knocks down Los Angeles Rams tight end Gerald Everett (81) short of the first down in the 3rd quarter at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on October 13, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Chris Victorio | Special to the S.F. Examiner)
Head Coach Kyle Shanahan of the San Francisco 49ers paces during the game against the Los Angeles Rams at Levi’s Stadium on Oct. 21, 2018 in Santa Clara, Calif. (Chris Victorio / Special to S.F. Examiner)

Emmanuel Sanders thinks Kyle Shanahan’s got the cool factor

New 49ers wide receiver likes his new head coach’s style on his first day following trade

Head Coach Kyle Shanahan of the San Francisco 49ers paces during the game against the Los Angeles Rams at Levi’s Stadium on Oct. 21, 2018 in Santa Clara, Calif. (Chris Victorio / Special to S.F. Examiner)
San Francisco 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan at Levi’s Stadium against the Los Angeles Chargers on Aug. 29, 2019 in Santa Clara, California (Chris Victorio | Special to S.F. Examiner).

San Francisco 49ers trade for Emmanuel Sanders

John Lynch adds another downfield threat for Jimmy Garoppolo

San Francisco 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan at Levi’s Stadium against the Los Angeles Chargers on Aug. 29, 2019 in Santa Clara, California (Chris Victorio | Special to S.F. Examiner).
San Francisco 49ers left tackle Joe Staley watches offensive line drills during practice at Levi’s Stadium on July 27, 2019. (C.J. Peterson / Special to S.F. Examiner)

Kyle Shanahan gives game ball to father, Staley to return

All-Pro tackle will return to practice this week with an aim to return to the field in Week 9

San Francisco 49ers left tackle Joe Staley watches offensive line drills during practice at Levi’s Stadium on July 27, 2019. (C.J. Peterson / Special to S.F. Examiner)
San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Dante Pettis (18) jumps up for a touchdown pass which was called out of bounds as Los Angeles Rams cornerback Troy Hill (20) guards the end zone in the third quarter at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on Oct. 13, 2019 in Los Angeles. (Chris Victorio | Special to the S.F. Examiner)

Dante Pettis looks to please as Niners head to Washington

Second-year receiver Dante Pettis works to shed early labels as he improves over the middle

San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Dante Pettis (18) jumps up for a touchdown pass which was called out of bounds as Los Angeles Rams cornerback Troy Hill (20) guards the end zone in the third quarter at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on Oct. 13, 2019 in Los Angeles. (Chris Victorio | Special to the S.F. Examiner)
San Francisco 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo (10) at the end of the game against the Los Angeles Rams at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on October 13, 2019 in Los Angeles. (Chris Victorio | Special to the S.F. Examiner)

Kolsky: 49ers undefeated start is for real

The picture-perfect offseason machinations have produced a team whose 5-0 start is unassailable

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo (10) at the end of the game against the Los Angeles Rams at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on October 13, 2019 in Los Angeles. (Chris Victorio | Special to the S.F. Examiner)
San Francisco 49ers left tackle Justin Skule (67) starts against the Cleveland Browns at Levi’s Stadium on Oct. 7, 2019 in Santa Clara, California. (Chris Victorio | Special to the S.F. Examiner)

Ahkello Witherspoon, Joe Staley to return from injury soon

Undefeated San Francisco 49ers could get two starters back within the next three weeks

San Francisco 49ers left tackle Justin Skule (67) starts against the Cleveland Browns at Levi’s Stadium on Oct. 7, 2019 in Santa Clara, California. (Chris Victorio | Special to the S.F. Examiner)
San Francisco 49ers safety Jaquiski Tartt (24) knocks down Los Angeles Rams tight end Gerald Everett (81) short of the first down in the third quarter at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on October 13, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Chris Victorio | Special to the S.F. Examiner)

San Francisco 49ers shut down Rams in decisive win

Robert Saleh’s defense doesn’t allow a score after the first drive, holds Jared Goff in check

San Francisco 49ers safety Jaquiski Tartt (24) knocks down Los Angeles Rams tight end Gerald Everett (81) short of the first down in the third quarter at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on October 13, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Chris Victorio | Special to the S.F. Examiner)
San Francisco 49ers tight end George Kittle (85) before playing the Cleveland Browns at Levi’s Stadium on Oct. 7, 2019 in Santa Clara, California. (Chris Victorio | Special to the S.F. Examiner)

George Kittle active for 49ers against Rams

San Francisco opens divisional play with one of its most crucial offensive weapons

San Francisco 49ers tight end George Kittle (85) before playing the Cleveland Browns at Levi’s Stadium on Oct. 7, 2019 in Santa Clara, California. (Chris Victorio | Special to the S.F. Examiner)
San Francisco 49ers fullback Kyle Juszczyk (44) rushes for the first down and is tackled by the Rams defense John Johnson (43), Ndamukong Suh (93) and Black Countess (24) during the second quarter at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on Dec. 30, 2018 in Los Angeles. (Chris Victorio | Special to S.F. Examiner).

How do 49ers adjust to Rams without potentially four starters?

San Francisco heads down to Los Angeles without at least three starters on offense

San Francisco 49ers fullback Kyle Juszczyk (44) rushes for the first down and is tackled by the Rams defense John Johnson (43), Ndamukong Suh (93) and Black Countess (24) during the second quarter at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on Dec. 30, 2018 in Los Angeles. (Chris Victorio | Special to S.F. Examiner).
San Francisco 49ers offensive tackle Mike McGlinchey stands on the sidelines during training camp practice on August 7, 2018. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)

With injuries to McGlinchey, Juszczyk, 49ers run game adjusts

What do the San Francisco 49ers do without two of their top blockers?

San Francisco 49ers offensive tackle Mike McGlinchey stands on the sidelines during training camp practice on August 7, 2018. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)
San Francisco 49ers running back Matt Breida (22) celebrates in the end zone after breaking away from the Cleveland Browns defense on the first play of the game to score a touchdown at Levi’s Stadium on October 7, 2019 in Santa Clara, California. (Chris Victorio | Special to the S.F. Examiner)

Niners are 4-0, so what does that mean?

Niners’ hot starts have historically ended in the playoffs, but there are warts on the 2019 team

San Francisco 49ers running back Matt Breida (22) celebrates in the end zone after breaking away from the Cleveland Browns defense on the first play of the game to score a touchdown at Levi’s Stadium on October 7, 2019 in Santa Clara, California. (Chris Victorio | Special to the S.F. Examiner)
Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr speaks during a post-game conference after playing against the Los Angeles Lakers at Chase Center on October 5, 2019 in San Francisco, California. (Chris Victorio | Special to S.F. Examiner).

Steve Kerr and NBA reckon with China problem

Outspoken Warriors head coach prefers not to go too deep on NBA’s biggest international partner

Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr speaks during a post-game conference after playing against the Los Angeles Lakers at Chase Center on October 5, 2019 in San Francisco, California. (Chris Victorio | Special to S.F. Examiner).
San Francisco defense silences Cleveland on Monday Night

San Francisco defense silences Cleveland on Monday Night

Niners win 49th game on Monday Night Football with comprehensive thrashing of Browns

San Francisco defense silences Cleveland on Monday Night
San Francisco 49ers running back Tevin Coleman (26) gets tackled by Tampa Bay Buccaneers cornerback Carlton Davis (33) and safety Darian Stewart (24) during the second quarter on Sunday, Sept. 8, 2019 at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Fla. (Monica Herndon/Tampa Bay Times/TNS)

Tevin Coleman, Dee Ford active for 49ers on Monday Night

San Francisco 49ers go for 49th Monday Night Football win with Tevin Coleman, Dee Ford back

San Francisco 49ers running back Tevin Coleman (26) gets tackled by Tampa Bay Buccaneers cornerback Carlton Davis (33) and safety Darian Stewart (24) during the second quarter on Sunday, Sept. 8, 2019 at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Fla. (Monica Herndon/Tampa Bay Times/TNS)
San Francisco 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo throws in the first quarter against the Kansas City Chiefs during Saturday’s preseason game, Aug. 24, 2019, at Arrowhead Stadium. (Chris Ochsner/Kansas City Star/TNS)

On Sports Media: 49ers have history of shining on Monday Night

San Francisco 49ers are no stranger to primetime Monday Night Football games

  • Oct 6, 2019
San Francisco 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo throws in the first quarter against the Kansas City Chiefs during Saturday’s preseason game, Aug. 24, 2019, at Arrowhead Stadium. (Chris Ochsner/Kansas City Star/TNS)
Justin Skule addresses the media before San Francisco 49ers rookie minicamp on May 2, 2019 in Santa Clara, Calif. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)

Skule set to face another big challenge in Myles Garrett

San Francisco 49ers rookie Justin Skule will be tested Monday night in his second career start

Justin Skule addresses the media before San Francisco 49ers rookie minicamp on May 2, 2019 in Santa Clara, Calif. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)
San Francisco 49ers rookie wide receiver Jalen Hurd (17) listens to coaching during a rookie minicamp on May 3, 2019 at the team’s facility in Santa Clara, Calif. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)

49ers Jalen Hurd, Jason Verrett head to injured reserve

San Francisco 49ers get thinner as they head into Monday Night Football against Browns

San Francisco 49ers rookie wide receiver Jalen Hurd (17) listens to coaching during a rookie minicamp on May 3, 2019 at the team’s facility in Santa Clara, Calif. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)