Offense These guys avoided an empty chair with that clutch, game-winning drive. They committed three turnovers, one of which was a Raheem Mostert fumble that was returned for a game-shifting TD. And Nick Mullens’ spotty performance included some wayward throws that raised TE Jordan Reed’s blood pressure to dangerous levels. And they went 3-of-14 on third down and averaged just 3.5 yards a carry. However, Mullens and tackle-breaking machine Deebo Samuel (11 catches, 133 yards) came through in an 11-play, 56-yard march in which they converted a 3rd-and-2 and 4th-and-1 to set up Robbie Gould’s game-winning field goal. It wasn’t particularly good. But it was good enough. … [Read more...] about 49ers game review vs. Rams: Defense makes up for a wobbly offense in a stirring win
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Once inside, take your assigned seat. Don’t bother trying to spread out or find your friends. The seats next to your group’s might be twist-tied shut. Don’t bring cash for food — cards only — and you might find alcohol sales cut off halfway through the game to prevent fans from getting sauced and forgetting safety protocols. … [Read more...] about When fans return to Bay Area sports, here’s what it might look like
Reality check: Ragin' Cajuns get the defending Sun Belt champions and then have a week off before the rematch with Coastal Carolina in the conference title game. ULL has gotten overshadowed by Coastal's feel-good story, but could still turn out to be the Sun kings. … [Read more...] about AP Top 25 Reality Check: Elite 8 gridlock for another week
In a blink, the Western Conference runners-up saw a trio of their best defensive pieces, including two of their best wing defenders, walk out the door. On Friday, forward Jerami Grant and backup center Mason Plumlee agreed to free-agent deals with the Detroit Pistons. The next day, the Nuggets rescinded their qualifying offer to defensive specialist Torrey Craig, making him an unrestricted free agent. … [Read more...] about Keeler: Jamal Murray and Nikola Jokic are going to have to outscore teams. Because Nuggets just lost three of their best defenders.
Nick Mullens passed for 253 yards and led two late scoring drives in his first victory as a starter since September for the defending NFC champion Niners (5-6), who stoked their flickering playoff hopes and became the first team to beat the Rams (7-4) at new SoFi Stadium. … [Read more...] about FG As Time Expires Lifts 49ers Over Rams 23-20 For LA’s First SoFi Loss