Garoppolo after latest injury: 'It’s getting real old'
Jimmy Garoppolo did his best to try to play through an injured right calf before finally calling it quits at halftime. Now Garoppolo is dealing with another early season injury that could force him to miss time. Garoppolo has began the season as a starting quarterback five times in his career and has now gotten hurt before the end of the fourth game in four of those.news.yahoo.com
Why the Detroit Lions believe in their defense heading into showdown with rival Packers
ALLEN PARK -- The Detroit Lions didn’t force an incomplete pass until the final seconds of the second quarter. And no one would fault you for being skeptical that progress has been made heading into tonight’s showdown against Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers on Monday Night Football. He was around in 2019, when the Lions nearly set franchise records for points and yards allowed in a season. But if you fear this Lions defense will go the way of last season, well, those fears are well-understood -- but Detroit believes they are misplaced. “Expect progress,” Glenn said, “because we will have that.”mlive.com
Looking ahead: Will the Detroit Lions see San Francisco 49ers rookie QB Trey Lance in Week 1?
ALLEN PARK -- The Detroit Lions open the season and their new regime with the challenging task of preparing for the San Francisco 49ers and two very different quarterbacks. Lance completed 19 of 31 passes for 276 yards with three touchdowns and one interception in the preseason. You have to assume that they may try to mix him (Lance) in there and use him a little bit,” Lions coach Dan Campbell said. Lance has been working his way back from a chipped bone on his finger, returning to practice ahead of Week 1. See below for the previous five meetings:2018 -- 49ers 30, Lions 272015 -- Lions 32, 49ers 172012 -- 49ers 27, Lions 192011 -- 49ers 25, Lions 192009 -- 49ers 20, Lions 6Related stories:Detroit Lions offensive outlook: Who’s in, who’s out and who’s about to break outDetroit Lions defensive outlook: Who’s in, who’s out and who’s about to break outDetroit Lions are 7.5-point underdogs for season-opening game against San Francisco 49ersQB Jared Goff draws old NFC West rival San Francisco 49ers in Detroit Lions debutTaylor Decker, Michael Brockers among 4 starters limited at Lions practice; D’Andre Swift full-gomlive.com
Japan could get its first female prime minister as unpopular Suga steps down
Japan's highly unpopular prime minister Yoshihide Suga will be stepping down at the end of the month. Running to replace him is Sanae Takaichi, who could become the nation's first woman prime minister. CBS News foreign correspondent Lucy Craft joins "CBSN AM" from Tokyo to discuss the potentially historic candidacy and the challenges Japanese women face in a patriarchal society.news.yahoo.com
5 things to watch: Detroit Lions preparing for both Jimmy Garoppolo and Trey Lance
ALLEN PARK -- The Detroit Lions open the season on Sunday against the San Francisco 49ers. The opener is finally upon us, and here are five things to watch with real football just four sleeps away. Quarterback mystery: Veteran quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo is back in San Francisco and is expected to start the opener against Detroit. Garoppolo is a traditional pocket quarterback, while Lance made a lot of his hay by what he could do with his feet in college. Watching him, I think he’s one of the rare tight ends that can do everything and does it well.mlive.com
With blockbuster trade, 49ers go all-in on rookie QB
The 49ers have made a big move to grab their quarterback of the future by trading up with Miami for the No. (AP Photo/Winslow Townson, File)SANTA CLARA, Calif. – For San Francisco 49ers coach Kyle Shanahan, the biggest risk wasn't trading three first-round picks for the No. “It’s a risk every single year you go into an NFL season without one of those top five guys,” Shanahan said Monday in his first public comments since last week's big trade for the No. 12 when looking for a quarterback, Shanahan believes he will be able to grab the players who will eventually replace Jimmy Garoppolo as starter. San Francisco is 22-8 when Garoppolo starts compared to 7-27 with any other quarterback since Shanahan was hired.
AP source: 49ers trade up for No. 3 pick from Dolphins
The San Francisco 49ers have made a big move to grab their quarterback of the future by trading up with Miami for the No. 12 pick along with first-round picks in 2022 and 2023 and their compensatory third-rounder in 2022 to get the third overall pick. The Dolphins then immediately traded the 12th pick, the 123rd pick and their own 2022 first-rounder to Philadelphia for the No. The Dolphins have stockpiled draft picks since beginning a rebuilding project when Brian Flores was hired as coach two years ago. 3 overall pick, the Dolphins gave up their primary bargaining chip in a potential deal to acquire Watson.
49ers hand Trent Williams richest contract ever at OL
FILE - San Francisco 49ers offensive tackle Trent Williams (71) looks on prior to an NFL football game against the Arizona Cardinals, in Glendale, Ariz., in this Saturday, Dec. 26, 2020, file photo. The San Francisco 49ers locked up their biggest potential free agent for the long term by agreeing to give star left tackle Trent Williams the richest contract ever for an offensive lineman. (AP Photo/Jennifer Stewart, File)SANTA CLARA, Calif. – The San Francisco 49ers locked up their biggest potential free agent for the long term by agreeing to give star left tackle Trent Williams the richest contract ever for an offensive lineman. “Trent’s a game changer,” said fullback Kyle Juszczyk, who signed a five-year contract to stay in San Francisco earlier in the week. Williams was graded as the top left tackle by Pro Football Focus and is now being paid that way as well.
Kittle dismisses 'chatter' about Niners trading Garoppolo
(AP Photo/Scott Eklund)George Kittle dismissed talk about the San Francisco 49ers possibly trading Jimmy Garoppolo the way he sheds tacklers after making catches. I think it’s chatter,” Kittle said on the AP Pro Football Podcast. “I think it’s his second or third year of dealing with these exact same rumors every single offseason,” Kittle said. Garoppolo, Kittle, cornerback Richard Sherman, edge rusher Nick Bosa, running back Raheem Mostert and receiver Deebo Samuel all missed at least half the season. I think that was a struggle for us, especially because we have a young team on offense as well.
Shanahan 'believes' Garoppolo will be 49ers QB in 2021
FILE - In this Sunday, Nov. 1, 2020 file photo, San Francisco 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo passes against the Seattle Seahawks during the first half of an NFL football game in Seattle. Jimmy Garoppolo isn't expected to take another snap this season for the San Francisco 49ers as a pair of high ankle sprains derailed most of his campaign. (AP Photo/Scott Eklund, File)Jimmy Garoppolo isn’t expected to take another snap this season for the San Francisco 49ers as a pair of high ankle sprains derailed most of his campaign. Despite the lost season, the 49ers remain publicly committed to Garoppolo as their quarterback for 2021, even tough he has remained healthy only once in three seasons as starter. But he points to the success San Francisco has had when Garoppolo has been healthy with a 22-8 record in those games since he arrived in 2017.
Jared Goff to miss Rams' season finale after thumb surgery
Los Angeles Rams quarterback Jared Goff (16) looks to pass against the Seattle Seahawks during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Dec. 27, 2020, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)LOS ANGELES – Jared Goff will miss the Los Angeles Rams' season finale against the Arizona Cardinals after undergoing surgery on his right thumb. Goff could return a week later if the Rams make the playoffs, coach Sean McVay said Monday night. Los Angeles will clinch a playoff spot with a victory, or if the Chicago Bears lose to Green Bay. Goff played the rest of the game with the injury, but had surgery to insert screws in his thumb on Monday.
Third-string QB Beathard throws 3 TDs, 49ers stun Cardinals
San Francisco 49ers running back Jeff Wilson (30) celebrates his touchdown against the Arizona Cardinals with quarterback C.J. Beathard threw three touchdown passes, Jeff Wilson ran for 183 yards, and the San Francisco 49ers dealt a brutal blow to the Arizona Cardinals' playoff hopes by defeating them 20-12 on Saturday. If the Chicago Bears win their final two games, they will reach the playoffs because of a tiebreaker over the Cardinals. The 49ers (6-9) pulled ahead 14-6 in the third quarter on Beathard’s 9-yard touchdown pass to fullback Kyle Juszczyk. Cardinals: LB Haason Reddick (hamstring) left the game in the first quarter, but returned early in the second quarter.
From season-altering to bizarre, injuries hit NFL yet again
From the season-altering (Dak Prescott, Barkley) to the bizarre (Tyrod Taylor, Trent Brown), injuries are playing their traditionally significant role in the NFL. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast, File)ARLINGTON, Texas – From the season-altering to the bizarre, injuries are playing their traditionally significant role in the NFL. Brown also recently went back on the COVID-19 list, a newcomer among potential ailments with the NFL playing during a pandemic. Few teams have had the volume of injuries that have hit defending NFC champion San Francisco. New Orleans' star receiver, Michael Thomas, has had a tumultuous season in part because of ankle and hamstring injuries.
Aaron Rodgers leads Packers past undermanned 49ers, 34-17
Green Bay Packers wide receiver Marquez Valdes-Scantling, bottom left, and quarterback Aaron Rodgers (12) celebrate after connecting on a touchdown pass during the second half of an NFL football game against the San Francisco 49ers in Santa Clara, Calif., Thursday, Nov. 5, 2020. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar)SANTA CLARA, Calif. – Aaron Rodgers took advantage of the undermanned San Francisco 49ers rather than sympathizing with the team that dominated his Green Bay Packers twice last season. Rodgers threw for 305 yards and four touchdowns and the Packers overwhelmed the depleted 49ers 34-17 on Thursday night. DEPLETED ROSTERThe run of injuries and coronavirus rules left the 49ers with a shell of a roster, especially on offense. 49ers: CB K’Waun Williams (ankle) and S Jaquiski Tartt (toe) left the game and didn’t return.
Tua vs Kyler as rising Dolphins visit revitalized Cardinals
Miami Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa (1) and quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick (14) embrace after Tagovailoa throws his first touchdown pass during an NFL game against the Los Angeles Rams, Sunday, Nov. 1, 2020 in Miami Gardens, Fla. (Margaret Bowles via AP)When the Dolphins leave the oceanfront and head to the desert to play the Cardinals on Sunday, it will be about more than Tua vs. Kyler. Tua Tagovailoa, as touted as any signal caller coming out of college in years, will make his second start for Miami. Henry has eight rushing touchdowns, finding the end zone in five straight games. The Patriots will try to avoid losing five straight games for the first time since 1995.
49ers stars Garoppolo, Kittle give playoff shoutout to Michigan prep football team
MARCELLUS, MI - In its quest to snap a 26-year streak without a playoff win, the Marcellus High School football team knew it had the support of all 1,100-some residents of the Cass County town. Go get 'em!” the 2004 Marcellus graduate said at the start of the video, before giving way to the NFL stars. Needless to say, the Marcellus players were excited and surprised to see two of the NFL’s best sending a shoutout to their Southwest Michigan school of 206 students. “I never thought that this could actually happen because we’ve been pretty down in football and have never had a really good year in my time here,” he said. “We deserve it, though; we’ve played really good and have had a really good year.”Marcellus continues its run in the 8-player Division 1 playoffs on the road with a rematch of their Week 3 thriller against Lawrence.mlive.com
AP source: Garoppolo, Kittle out indefinitely for 49ers
(AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)SANTA CLARA, Calif. – The San Francisco 49ers will be without quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo and All-Pro tight end George Kittle for an extended period of time after they got hurt against Seattle. A person familiar with the injuries said Monday on condition of anonymity that Garoppolo’s ankle injury and Kittle’s foot injury will sideline them indefinitely. San Francisco already has been forced to play without defensive ends Nick Bosa, Dee Ford and Solomon Thomas; top cornerback Richard Sherman, No. He hurt his shoulder in New England in 2016 and had a season-ending injury for San Francisco in 2018. San Francisco also traded linebacker Kwon Alexander to New Orleans on Monday in exchange for linebacker Kiko Alonso and a conditional fifth-round draft choice.
Big days from Wilson, Metcalf lead Seahawks past 49ers 37-27
Wilson and Metcalf tormented San Francisco and its banged up secondary as the top-scoring offense in the league continued to pile up points. Wilson found rookie DeeJay Dallas on a 2-yard TD pass after San Francisco went three-and-out to open the second half for a 20-7 lead. The momentum from two straight wins for San Francisco (4-4) evaporated in a hurry as more injuries continued to pile up. On Metcalf’s second TD, Moseley was flagged for interference but couldn’t keep Metcalf’s size and strength from still making the catch. San Francisco played without starters Deebo Samuel, Jeff Wilson Jr., Kwon Alexander and safety Jaquiski Tartt.
Wilson has 3 TDs before injury, 49ers crush Patriots 33-6
– Jeff Wilson Jr. rushed for a career-high three touchdowns and 112 yards before leaving with an ankle injury and the San Francisco 49ers dominated in a 33-6 win over the New England Patriots on Sunday. San Francisco (4-3) has followed back-to-back losses with two wins and is 3-0 on the road. New England fell to 2-4 for the first since coach Belichick’s first season in 2000, when the Patriots went 5-11. Following a Patriots punt, San Francisco was pinned inside its 15. The lead grew to 23-3 with just under a minute to go before halftime on a 16-yard run by Wilson.
The Latest: Seahawks lead Cardinals 27-17 at halftime
___10:09 p.mArizona Cardinals linebacker Isaiah Irving has been carted off the field after a collision on a kickoff just before halftime against the Seattle Seahawks. Jacksonville rallied from a 16-0 deficit and took the lead, but the Jaguars have been blanked in the fourth quarter. ___7:10 p.m.Tom Brady moved one touchdown pass ahead of Drew Brees for the career lead. Mayfield threw a 3-yard touchdown pass to Harrison Bryant to even the score in the second quarter. New York leads 3-0.
49ers-Patriots Preview: Can San Francisco Continue Momentum Against New England Team Looking To Rebound?
(CBS San Francisco) — The New England Patriots were supposed to play the Denver Broncos in Week 5. But COVID forced a bye week and pushed the game to Week 6. The San Francisco 49ers bounced back from an ugly loss to the Miami Dolphins to take care of business in a tough NFC West matchup. Stream your local NFL On CBS game live with CBS All Access. The 49ers backs picked up another 120 yards on the ground, as San Francisco dominated the time of possession battle.detroit.cbslocal.com
49ers QB Jimmy Garoppolo ready for return to New England
(AP Photo/Bill Kostroun)SANTA CLARA, Calif. – Jimmy Garoppolo’s early NFL education came going up against Bill Belichick’s complicated defense each day in practice with the New England Patriots. Now Garoppolo gets his first chance to go up against his former coach and team since being traded away to San Francisco nearly three years ago when the 49ers visit the Patriots on Sunday. “It set me up for everything here, made the transition a lot easier,” Garoppolo said about the work he did with the Patriots. I’m glad that it’s worked out for him and San Francisco. “I think that’s one of the most impressive things about Jimmy,” Shanahan said.
Jimmy Garoppolo throws 3 TD passes, 49ers beat Rams 24-16
Garoppolo threw three TD passes in the first half and Jason Verrett’s first interception in more than four years helped preserve the lead, giving the 49ers a 24-16 victory over the Los Angeles Rams on Sunday night. San Francisco’s defense stepped up with some key stops in the second half. Verrett's interception was part of a rough day overall for Jared Goff, who also missed an open Kupp on a deep ball earlier in the second half. Garoppolo found Kittle on a one-on-one matchup with Darious Williams on a fourth-and-2 play that turned into a 44-yard TD. INJURY REPORT49ers: RB Raheem Mostert (ankle) S Jaquiski Tartt (groin) and C Ben Garland (calf) all left in the second half and didn't return.
The Latest: Tough day for last year's Super Bowl teams
This hasn’t been a good day for last season’s two Super Bowl participants. The reigning Super Bowl champion Kansas City Chiefs suffered their first loss of the season earlier Sunday when they fell 40-32 at home to the Las Vegas Raiders. This is the first time in the Super Bowl era that the two teams that played in the Super Bowl the previous season have allowed at least 40 points at home on the same day. The reigning Super Bowl champion Kansas City Chiefs and Pittsburgh Steelers both entered Sunday undefeated. Atlanta cornerback Kendall Sheffield suffered a right ankle injury in the second quarter and was listed as questionable to return.
Wentz rallies Eagles to 1st win of season, 25-20 over 49ers
(AP Photo/Jed Jacobsohn)SANTA CLARA, Calif. – Carson Wentz hit Travis Fulgham on a 42-yard touchdown pass with 5:50 remaining to lift the Philadelphia Eagles to their first win of the season, 25-20 over the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday night. TAKE IT AWAYThe Eagles got their first defensive takeaway of the season thanks to a poor decision by Mullens. With the Niners in the red zone, Mullens threw a ball up for grabs while under pressure and Rodney McLeod came up with it. INJURY REPORTEagles: RT Lane Johnson left the game in the first half with an ankle injury but later returned. 49ers: DL Ezekiel Ansah left the game in the first half with an arm injury and didn’t return.
Lions WR Golladay makes 2020 debut; Bucs' Godwin also active
Jeudy is active for the Bucs game as Denver quarterback Jeff Driskel makes his first start while Drew Lock recovers from a shoulder injury. Cardinals: QB Brett Hundley, WR Christian Kirk, RB Eno Benjamin, OL Mason Cole, OL Josh Miles, DL Leki Fotu. ___CHICAGO AT ATLANTABears: CB Duke Shelley, OG Arlington Hambright, NT Daniel McCullers, WR RIley Ridley, OLB Trevis GipsonFalcons: WR Julio Jones, CB A.J. Browns: WR Donovan Peoples-Jones, CB Greedy Williams, LB Jacob Phillips, Olivier Vernon, Evan Brown and WR Rashard Higgins. Brown, CB Chris Jackson OLB Derick Roberson, C Aaron Brewer, TE Geoff Swaim, DT Matt DickersonVikings: WR Tajaé Sharpe, WR K.J.
49ers complain about playing surface at MetLife Stadium
Players gather around an injured person during the first half of an NFL football game between the New York Jets and the San Francisco 49ers at a nearly empty MetLife Stadium, Sunday, Sept. 20, 2020, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Corey Sipkin)The San Francisco 49ers contacted the NFL on Monday about the conditions of the playing surface at MetLife Stadium after several players went down with injuries in a victory over the New York Jets. The new artificial surface was used in a game for the second time on Sunday. The Niners will play again at MetLife Stadium on Sunday when they visit the New York Giants. Giants coach Joe Judge says his team held several walkthroughs and two scrimmages on the field before the opener, with no one complaining about the surface. “But as far as MetLife field, I think it is fine.
Barkley, 49ers hit with potentially season-ending injuries
Start with running back, where Giants star Saquon Barkley is believed to have torn the ACL in his right knee early in their loss at Chicago. The 49ers' Jimmy Garoppolo tried to play through a right ankle injury before Nick Mullens took over for the second half. Tevin Coleman also left San Francisco's win over the Jets with a late knee injury. Along with Lock and Sutton, the Broncos lost defensive end Dre'Mont Jones to a knee injury in their defeat at Pittsburgh. Washington guard Brandon Scherff, who left early in Arizona with a knee injury, was among the offensive linemen hurt around the NFL on Sunday.
49ers have few answers after late Super Bowl collapse
MIAMI (Reuters) - The San Francisco 49ers will spend the next few months wondering what might have been. Up by 10 with just over six minutes left in Sundays Super Bowl, the 49ers suffered a collapse that saw them allow three late-game touchdowns en route to a 31-20 loss. A win would have given San Francisco its sixth Super Bowl title and a share of the lead among NFL franchises. NFL Football - Super Bowl LIV - Kansas City Chiefs v San Francisco 49ers - Hard Rock Stadium, Miami, Florida, U.S. - February 2, 2020. NFL Football - Super Bowl LIV - Kansas City Chiefs v San Francisco 49ers - Hard Rock Stadium, Miami, Florida, U.S. - February 2, 2020.feeds.reuters.com
How much money the winners of the 2020 Super Bowl will earn
The Kansas City Chiefs and the San Francisco 49ers will play for Super Bowl LIV on Sunday, Feb. 2, 2020. In addition to bringing home the coveted Vince Lombardi trophy, the players from the winning team will each earn a six-figure bonus check: $124,000. That's according to the 2011 collective bargaining agreement the NFL signed with the NFL Players Association, which will be in effect until the 2020 season. For the highest-earners on the field, including Garoppolo, whose average annual salary is $27.5 million, the Super Bowl bonus feels like pocket change. Don't miss: The highest-paid athlete at Super Bowl LIV will take home $27.5 million this year, thanks to the 'biggest deal in NFL history'Like this story?cnbc.com
Mahomes Sparks Another Comeback, Leads Chiefs To 31-20 Win Over 49ers In Super Bowl LIV
That is how long it took Patrick Mahomes to go from forgettable Super Bowl performance to comeback hero as the Kansas City Chiefs defeated the San Francisco 49ers 31-20 in Super Bowl LIV. The win is the Chiefs second Super Bowl victory in franchise history and the first in fifty years since Hank Stram and Len Dawson led the organization to a win over the Minnesota Vikings in Super Bowl IV. For more Super Bowl coverage, head to CBS San Franciscos Super Bowl HubNot to be lost in Mahomes heroics, the Chiefs defense came up with a pair of massive stops. According to early odds released by FanDuel, the Chiefs are favorites to win Super Bowl LV in Tampa, Florida next year as well. Next years Super Bowl, Super Bowl LV, is set for February 7th, 2021 at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida on CBS.detroit.cbslocal.com
Kansas City Chiefs win Super Bowl 2020 in come-from-behind victory over San Francisco 49ers
Frank Clark #55 of the Kansas City Chiefs and Patrick Mahomes #15 of the Kansas City Chiefs celebrate after defeating San Francisco 49ers by 31 - 20in Super Bowl LIV at Hard Rock Stadium on February 02, 2020 in Miami, Florida. At 24, he became the youngest among 30 quarterbacks to win the Super Bowl MVP. Patrick Mahomes #15 of the Kansas City Chiefs celebrates after defeating the San Francisco 49ers 31-20 in Super Bowl LIV at Hard Rock Stadium on February 02, 2020 in Miami, Florida. San Francisco pulled ahead with a field goal in the third quarter that Kansas City was unable to match. George Kittle #85 of the San Francisco 49ers makes a reception against the Kansas City Chiefs during the second quarter in Super Bowl LIV at Hard Rock Stadium on February 02, 2020 in Miami, Florida.cnbc.com
The NFL is looking to Facebook to help fuel international growth
But while both the league and Facebook are focusing on growth in 2020, their targets are a bit different. Facebook has spent the last five years building its video platforms, which include Facebook Live and Facebook Watch the video-on-demand service that emulates YouTube. The company receives the recaps roughly an hour after each NFL game, and will immediately post a recap after Sunday's Super Bowl LIV, too. Facebook Groups has served the NFL well, as it allows fans from around the world to gather in one section to engage with NFL content via comments, likes and reactions. "Growing the game, getting NFL content in front of more fans on a global scale, it's going to continue to grow."cnbc.com
The highest-paid athlete at Super Bowl LIV will take home $27.5 million this year, thanks to the 'biggest deal in NFL history'
The highest-paid player in this year's Super Bowl is 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo, whose average annual salary is an astounding $27.5 million. Chiefs defensive end Frank Clark is the Super Bowler earning the highest average salary this year after Garoppolo, at $20.8 million, per Spotrac. The 28-year-old Garoppolo signed a record five-year, $137.5 million contract with the 49ers in 2018, with $74 million guaranteed (unlike other professional sports leagues, NFL contracts are not fully guaranteed. At the time, NFL Network's Mike Garafolo called it the "biggest deal in NFL history on an average-per-year basis." An NFL player's earnings depend on a variety of factors, including their base contract, NFL salary caps, bonuses, performance incentives and endorsement deals.cnbc.com
49ers, Chiefs reach Super Bowl after dominating conference championship games
The stage is set: The Kansas City Chiefs will take on the San Francisco 49ers in the Super Bowl after they dominated their conference championship games on Sunday. Garoppolo and the 49ers will host quarterback Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs in the Super Bowl on Feb. 2 in Miami. Earlier Sunday, the Chiefs ended a 50-year Super Bowl drought when they took down the Tennessee Titans in the AFC championship game, 35-24. Hall of Fame quarterbacks Joe Montana and Steve Young led San Francisco to its five Super Bowl titles, winning four and one, respectively. Since then, Kansas City has made several playoff appearances, often petering out in the wild card and divisional rounds.cnbc.com