Jimmy Garoppolo #10 of the San Francisco 49ers celebrates a touchdown against the New Orleans Saints during the second quarter in the game at Mercedes Benz Superdome on December 08, 2019 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images) less Jimmy Garoppolo #10 of the San Francisco 49ers celebrates a touchdown against the New Orleans Saints during the second quarter in the game at Mercedes Benz Superdome on December 08, 2019 in New Orleans, ... more Photo: Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images Photo: Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images Image 1 of / 7 Caption Close Image 1 of 7 Jimmy Garoppolo #10 of the San Francisco 49ers celebrates a touchdown against the New Orleans Saints during the second quarter in the game at Mercedes Benz Superdome on December 08, 2019 in New Orleans, Louisiana. … [Read more...] about 49ers score TD on wild Emmanuel Sanders trick play against Saints
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NEW ORLEANS - The French Quarter has been overrun by red-and-gold revelers this weekend. A large contingent of 49ers’ fans made the trip to New Orleans for the Sunday’s game against the Saints and it will be interesting to see if enough will be in the Superdome to dull one of the NFL’s biggest homefield advantages. The Saints have won 19 of their past 23 home games and New Orleans head coach Sean Payton and quarterback Drew Brees sent the message to fans this week to arrive with their typical intensity for the noon kickoff. “We need the fans in full force, right?” Brees said. “Listen, we’ve got the greatest fans in NFL and they know how to create that homefield advantage — that dome atmosphere that’s just electric. It gets us hyped up. It makes it really hard for opposing teams and it just lets them know it’s going to be a long day During warmups Sunday, the Jumbotrons at the Superdome flashed a quote from 49ers head coach … [Read more...] about Will 49ers’ invasion dull Saints’ Domefield advantage?
Have a question about the NFL? Ask Times NFL writer Sam Farmer, and he will answer as many as he can online and in the Sunday editions of the newspaper throughout the season. Email questions to: [email protected] did we in Los Angeles not see that great game between San Francisco and Baltimore last weekend?Chuck Moore, GlendaleFarmer: You’re not alone, Chuck. There were a ton of frustrated L.A. viewers last week. Advertisement The quick answer is, last Sunday was a CBS doubleheader week, meaning that Fox could air only one game. Because the Rams were playing at Arizona in the afternoon, and the Rams are our local team, that was the Fox game we got — even though 49ers-Ravens was an early game.I’m expecting more emails from frustrated fans this week because San Francisco’s game at New Orleans won’t be shown locally either, and that pits two 10-2 teams vying for the NFC’s top seed.Once again, it’s a CBS doubleheader week, and the Fox game … [Read more...] about Ask Farmer: Why did L.A. not see great game between 49ers and Ravens last weekend?
College football season is finally upon us. Familiar faces take shape in the top 10 of this year’s AP preseason poll, including one from the Pac-12. 1. University of Alabama Crimson Tide The Crimson Tide are coming off its fifth Nation Championship title in the past nine years. Yet, that wasn’t the most relevant storyline in Bama’s offseason. Instead it was the quarterback controversy between dual-threat junior Jalen Hurts and National Championship hero Tua Tagovailoa. The week one starter has yet to be named but head coach Nick Saban will likely do just fine with either guy. 2. Clemson University Tigers The Tigers are another elite program dealing with quarterback competition. Head coach Dabo Swinney must decide between senior Kelly Bryant and inexperienced yet talented freshman Trevor Lawrence. Regardless of which direction it goes, Clemson will hope to make it to the College Football Playoff for the fourth consecutive year. RELATED: … [Read more...] about SEC, Big 10 dominate early preseason top 10
Game of the week Green Bay at San Francisco The 49ers are a three-point home favorite in what could be a preview of the NFC title game. The Packers are coming off their bye week. We still think San Francisco is the conference favorite, but it lost to Seattle and struggled against Arizona in its last two games. Packers 27, 49ers 24 Lock of the week Jacksonville at Tennessee The highlight of the Jaguars’ season will end up being their come-from-behind win at the Broncos. Since then, they’ve gone 1-4 and weren’t competitive last week at Indianapolis (33-13 loss). The Titans (a three-point favorite) aren’t a playoff team, either, but they’ll handle the Jaguars. Titans 34, Jaguars 17 Upset of the week Baltimore at L.A. Rams The Ravens (a three-point favorite) — six straight wins — are due to hit a road-block and it will be against a Rams team that re-discovered the value of using RB Todd Gurley often and need to keep winning to stay in the wild … [Read more...] about Week 12 NFL Picks: Potential playoff preview when Packers visit 49ers