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Hall of Famer Chris Doleman dies at the age of 58

Hall of Famer Chris Doleman dies at the age of 58

Hall of Fame defensive lineman Chris Doleman died Tuesday night after a two-year battle with brain cancer. He was 58. The Pro Football Hall of Fame announced Doleman’s passing in a press release. “The entire Pro Football Hall of Fame family mourns […]

Mike Pereira: Pass interference rule was a bad rule that was destined to fail

Mike Pereira: Pass interference rule was a bad rule that was destined to fail

Did the expansion of replay to include pass interference work? It depends on your definition of “work.” Of the 101 interference-related replay reviews during the regular season, only 24 resulted in the on-field call being reversed, according to Mark Maske […]

Four more Vikings head to the Pro Bowl

Four more Vikings head to the Pro Bowl

Pro Bowl snubs mean little because players who should have been named to the initial team quite often make it. Case in point: Kirk Cousins, who had the best season of his career, should have been a Pro Bowler from the get-go. He now is. Cousins […]

Nick Bosa fined for blindside block

Nick Bosa fined for blindside block

The Vikings and 49ers disagreed about whether 49ers defensive end Nick Bosa took a cheap shot at Vikings offensive tackle Brian O’Neill last weekend. The NFL sided with the Vikings The league fined Bosa $28,075 for the illegal blindside block he laid on O’Neill, which also drew a […]

George Kittle set for full practice Thursday

George Kittle set for full practice Thursday

49ers tight end George Kittle sat out of Wednesday’s practice with an ankle injury, but there’s no concern that he won’t be able to play against the Packers on Sunday. That was the message from head coach Kyle Shanahan at Thursday’s press conference. Shanahan said he knew […]

NFL divisional round viewership up 2 percent

NFL divisional round viewership up 2 percent

The NFL saw a slight uptick in TV viewership for the divisional round of the playoffs. The league says that average viewership for the four divisional round games was 33.2 million viewers, a 2 percent increase over the 32.6 million viewers that last year’s divisional round averaged. […]

Kevin Stefanski agreed to certain specific terms that limit his authority

Kevin Stefanski agreed to certain specific terms that limit his authority

Head football coaches like to run the show. In Cleveland, the head football coach won’t be. As explained by Steve Doerschuk of the Canton Repository, new Browns coach Kevin Stefanski showed during his interview a willingness to yield to certain expectations of part-time […]

Saturday afternoon up, Saturday evening down in the ratings

Saturday afternoon up, Saturday evening down in the ratings

Saturday night’s playoff game was compelling, but a matchup of Baltimore and Nashville simply won’t generate the same eyeballs as an L.A. team versus America’s Team. Via Austin Karp of Sports Business Daily, the average audience for Titans-Ravens on Saturday night dropped by nearly four […]

On light day through the air, Jimmy Garoppolo got to be “a football player”

On light day through the air, Jimmy Garoppolo got to be “a football player”

Jimmy Garoppolo didn’t need to use his arm much on Saturday as the 49ers ran for 186 yards in a 27-10 win over the Vikings, but the quarterback found other ways to pitch in. On a second quarter run by […]

Nick Bosa: Crowd chanting my name was a “really cool moment”

Nick Bosa: Crowd chanting my name was a “really cool moment”

There’s a scene near the end of Jerry Maguire that sees Cuba Gooding Jr.’s character Rod Tidwell milk an injury for a bit in order to make the crowd go wild when he ultimately gets to his feet. 49ers defensive end Nick Bosa […]