San Francisco 49ers

Los Angeles Rams quarterback Jared Goff looks for an open receiver against the Washington Redskins in the first quarter on Sunday, Sept. 17, 2017, at the Coliseum in Los Angeles, Calif. (Luis Sinco/Los Angeles Times/TNS)

Rams QB Jared Goff returns home to play his childhood team in a superlative season

SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- Los Angeles Rams quarterback Jared Goff has been…

Los Angeles Rams quarterback Jared Goff looks for an open receiver against the Washington Redskins in the first quarter on Sunday, Sept. 17, 2017, at the Coliseum in Los Angeles, Calif. (Luis Sinco/Los Angeles Times/TNS)
CJ Beathard, seen here in November of 2017, was strip-sacked for the final score in Sunday's loss to the Arizona Cardinals. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

San Francisco 49ers offense has life with Marquise Goodwin healthy

By C.J. Peterson Special to S.F. Examiner SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- Without…

CJ Beathard, seen here in November of 2017, was strip-sacked for the final score in Sunday's loss to the Arizona Cardinals. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Defensive cornerback Richard Sherman (#25) of the San Francisco 49ers pumps up the crowd during the second quarter of the game at Levi's Stadium on Oct. 7, 2018 in Santa Clara, Calif.  (Chris Victorio / Special to S.F. Examiner)

San Francisco 49ers lose as Aaron Rodgers orchestrates final-drive magic

By C.J. Peterson Special to S.F. Examiner Through 58 minutes of football,…

Defensive cornerback Richard Sherman (#25) of the San Francisco 49ers pumps up the crowd during the second quarter of the game at Levi's Stadium on Oct. 7, 2018 in Santa Clara, Calif.  (Chris Victorio / Special to S.F. Examiner)
Kyle Shanahan gives updates on the San Francisco 49ers during his weekly Monday afternoon press conference at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif. (C.J. Peterson / Special to S.F. Examiner)

San Francisco 49ers sign QB Tom Savage

At the start of San Francisco 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan's weekly…

Kyle Shanahan gives updates on the San Francisco 49ers during his weekly Monday afternoon press conference at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif. (C.J. Peterson / Special to S.F. Examiner)
Kyle Shanahan gives updates on the San Francisco 49ers during his weekly Monday afternoon press conference at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif. (C.J. Peterson / Special to S.F. Examiner)

Kyle Shanahan recalls Lambeau Field debut ahead of Monday Night Football matchup between 49ers and Packers

By C.J. Peterson Special to S.F. Examiner SANTA CLARA — Lambeau Field…

Kyle Shanahan gives updates on the San Francisco 49ers during his weekly Monday afternoon press conference at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif. (C.J. Peterson / Special to S.F. Examiner)
Defensive cornerback Richard Sherman (#25) of the San Francisco 49ers pumps up the crowd during the second quarter of the game at Levi's Stadium on Oct. 7, 2018 in Santa Clara, Calif.  (Chris Victorio / Special to S.F. Examiner)

Where do the San Francisco 49ers go from here?

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

Defensive cornerback Richard Sherman (#25) of the San Francisco 49ers pumps up the crowd during the second quarter of the game at Levi's Stadium on Oct. 7, 2018 in Santa Clara, Calif.  (Chris Victorio / Special to S.F. Examiner)
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)

San Francisco 49ers get Marquise Goodwin back just in time

SANTA CLARA -- Early in the San Francisco 49ers Thursday practice for…

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)
San Francisco 49ers quarterback C.J. Beathard is hit in the backfield as Chandler Jones (55) of the Arizona Cardinals bears down on Oct. 7, 2018 at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif. (Chris Vitorio / Special to S.F. Examiner)

Bonta Hill: Time to eulogize Bay Area football

One of California’s oldest independent business firms, McAvoy O'Hara Evergreen Mortuary, resides…

San Francisco 49ers quarterback C.J. Beathard is hit in the backfield as Chandler Jones (55) of the Arizona Cardinals bears down on Oct. 7, 2018 at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif. (Chris Vitorio / Special to S.F. Examiner)
Running Back Matt Breida (#22) of the San Francisco 49ers tries to break away from a tackle from safety Buddy Baker (#36) and free safety Tre Boston (#33) of the Arizona Cardinals during the first quarter of the game at Levi's Stadium on October 7, 2018 in Santa Clara, California. (Chris Vitorio / Special to S.F. Examiner)

Shanahan thinks 49ers aren’t done yet despite 1-4 start, Matt Breida suffered serious ankle sprain

By C.J. Peterson Special to S.F. Examiner It’s easy to look at…

Running Back Matt Breida (#22) of the San Francisco 49ers tries to break away from a tackle from safety Buddy Baker (#36) and free safety Tre Boston (#33) of the Arizona Cardinals during the first quarter of the game at Levi's Stadium on October 7, 2018 in Santa Clara, California. (Chris Vitorio / Special to S.F. Examiner)
San Francisco 49ers quarterback C.J. Beathard is hit in the backfield as Chandler Jones (55) of the Arizona Cardinals bears down on Oct. 7, 2018 at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif. (Chris Vitorio / Special to S.F. Examiner)

Five Takeaways: San Francisco 49ers get no takeaways, Arizona Cardinals get five

By C.J. Peterson Special to S.F. Examiner SANTA CLARA -- On paper,…

San Francisco 49ers quarterback C.J. Beathard is hit in the backfield as Chandler Jones (55) of the Arizona Cardinals bears down on Oct. 7, 2018 at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif. (Chris Vitorio / Special to S.F. Examiner)
Marquise Goodwin was forced to leave Sunday’s game with a concussion. He received the Len Eshmont Award on Monday.  (Gary Coronado/Los Angeles Times/TNS)

Reports: 49ers WR Marquise Goodwin will not play vs. Cardinals, but Richard Sherman will

Wide receiver Marquise Goodwin will miss his second game of the season…

Marquise Goodwin was forced to leave Sunday’s game with a concussion. He received the Len Eshmont Award on Monday.  (Gary Coronado/Los Angeles Times/TNS)
Running Back Matt Breida (#22) of the San Francisco 49ers catches a pass from Quarterback C.J. Beathard (#3) for a touchdown during the first quarter of the game at Levi's Stadium on October 7, 2018 in Santa Clara, California. (Chris Victorio / Special to S.F. Examiner)

San Francisco 49ers drop messy game to Arizona Cardinals, lose RB Matt Breida

SANTA CLARA -- The San Francisco 49ers bested the Arizona Cardinals in first…

Running Back Matt Breida (#22) of the San Francisco 49ers catches a pass from Quarterback C.J. Beathard (#3) for a touchdown during the first quarter of the game at Levi's Stadium on October 7, 2018 in Santa Clara, California. (Chris Victorio / Special to S.F. Examiner)
Joe Staley warms up for the San Francisco 49ers on Aug. 22, 2018 in Santa Clara, Calif. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)

San Francisco 49ers vs. Arizona Cardinals: Staley may play, Goodwin questionable

By C.J. Peterson Special to S.F. Examiner The San Francisco 49ers return…

Joe Staley warms up for the San Francisco 49ers on Aug. 22, 2018 in Santa Clara, Calif. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)
Wide receiver Dante Pettis runs a route on air during the first practice of San Francisco 49ers training camp in July of 2018. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)

San Francisco 49ers ravaged by injuries

By C.J. Peterson Special to S.F. Examiner SANTA CLARA — Throughout his…

Wide receiver Dante Pettis runs a route on air during the first practice of San Francisco 49ers training camp in July of 2018. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)
Los Angeles Chargers' Derwin James (33) forces a fumble as San Francisco 49ers quarterback C.J. Beathard loses the ball late in the fourth quarter on Sunday, Sept. 30, 2018 at Stubhub Center in Carson, Calif. (Brian van der Brug/Los Angeles Times/TNS)

San Francisco 49ers dealing with unusual roster situation after rough trip to Los Angeles

As if C.J. Beathard's task of replacing the injured Jimmy Garoppolo as…

Los Angeles Chargers' Derwin James (33) forces a fumble as San Francisco 49ers quarterback C.J. Beathard loses the ball late in the fourth quarter on Sunday, Sept. 30, 2018 at Stubhub Center in Carson, Calif. (Brian van der Brug/Los Angeles Times/TNS)
Los Angeles Chargers Derwin James (33) forces a fumble as San Francisco 49ers quarterback C.J. Beathard loses the ball late in the fourth quarter on Sunday, Sept. 30, 2018 at Stubhub Center in Carson, Calif. (Brian van der Brug/Los Angeles Times/TNS)

Five Takeaways: San Francisco 49ers narrowly lose to Los Angeles Chargers

By C.J. Peterson Special to S.F. Examiner In their first game since…

Los Angeles Chargers Derwin James (33) forces a fumble as San Francisco 49ers quarterback C.J. Beathard loses the ball late in the fourth quarter on Sunday, Sept. 30, 2018 at Stubhub Center in Carson, Calif. (Brian van der Brug/Los Angeles Times/TNS)
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)

San Francisco 49ers: What to Watch vs. San Diego Chargers

By C.J. Peterson Special to S.F. Examiner For the first time since…

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)
Wide receiver Dante Pettis runs a route on air during the first practice of San Francisco 49ers training camp in July of 2018. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)

San Francisco 49ers practice notebook: Injuries not as dire, Pettis makes a wager

SANTA CLARA -- With No. 11 Washington hosting No. 20 BYU this…

Wide receiver Dante Pettis runs a route on air during the first practice of San Francisco 49ers training camp in July of 2018. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)
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)

San Francisco 49ers QB C.J. Beathard feels prepared to start in place of Jimmy Garoppolo

By C.J. Peterson Special to S.F. Examiner SANTA CLARA — It may…

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)
Niners fans should do like Jimmy Garoppolo and remain calm. He’ll be the quarterback of the future no matter what the front office does in the coming days. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Bonta Hill: With Garoppolo down, it’s time to evaluate, not tank

It’s amazing how one play can snatch excitement away from an entire…

Niners fans should do like Jimmy Garoppolo and remain calm. He’ll be the quarterback of the future no matter what the front office does in the coming days. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)