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4 hrs ago | Ananova

Chargers stun Seahawks

Antonio Gates led the way for the Chargers with three touchdowns, while Philip Rivers completed 28-of-37 passes for 284 yards. Nick Novak had kicked the Chargers into the lead with a 50-yard field goal before Seattle responded through a 51-yard touchdown run from Percy Harvin.

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Related Topix: Sports, San Diego Chargers, NFL Football, Seattle Seahawks, NFC West, Antonio Gates, Philip Rivers, NFL Players, Nick Novak

5 hrs ago | Contra Costa Times

49ers collapse in Levi's debut

Turnovers and penalties doomed the 49ers' not-so-grand opening of Levi's Stadium on Sunday night, a 28-20 loss to the Chicago Bears before a debut crowd of 70,799. The 49ers at one point led 17-0, and they eventually blew a 20-7 lead in the fourth quarter.

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Related Topix: Sports, NFL Football, San Francisco 49ers, NFC West, Michael Crabtree, Colin Kaepernick, Frank Gore, Anquan Boldin, NFL Players

5 hrs ago | The Washington Post

Kaepernick's mistakes cost 49ers in Levi's debut

Colin Kaepernick has delivered two drastically different performances in prime time against the Chicago Bears, from that sensational first career start two years ago at Candlestick Park to the complete debacle in his Levi's Stadium debut. Kaepernick threw two of his three interceptions in the fourth quarter and also lost a fumble, watching Jay Cutler rally the Bears from a late double-digit deficit to a stunning 28-20 win to spoil the first regular-season game in the 49ers' new $1.2 billion stadium.

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Related Topix: Sports, NFL Football, San Francisco 49ers, Chicago Bears, NFC West, Michael Crabtree, Colin Kaepernick, Anquan Boldin, NFL Players

5 hrs ago | RaisingZona

Arizona Cardinals In Sole Possession Of First Place In NFC West

Sep 14, 2014; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Giants safety Quintin Demps fumbles the ball after being hit by Arizona Cardinals linebacker Kenny Demens on a kickoff return during the fourth quarter at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports It is just two weeks.

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Related Topix: Sports, NFL Football, NFC West, Kenny Demens, NFL Players, Arizona Cardinals, New York Giants, Quintin Demps

8 hrs ago | Examiner.com

Packers dig huge hole early, climb out with a victory

Randall Cobb had two touchdowns and a two-point conversion on Sunday as the Green Bay Packers came from behind to best the New York Jets, 31-24, in Week Two NFL action on Sunday at Lambeau Field. Coming off a still-stinging loss to Seattle, the New York Jets came by to visit the not-yet-frozen tundra for a late Sunday afternoon game in the NFL Week Two.

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Related Topix: Sports, NFL Football, Green Bay Packers, NFC North, Aaron Rodgers, Jordy Nelson, Randall Cobb, Corey Linsley, NFL Players

9 hrs ago | The Wichita Eagle

NL Capsules

Philadelphia closer Jonathan Papelbon made a lewd gesture to fans and was ejected after giving up four runs in the ninth inning during the Phillies' 5-4 loss to the Miami Marlins on Sunday. Papelbon grabbed his crotch as he walked to the dugout and was ejected by crew chief Joe West.

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Related Topix: Sports, Carlos Ruiz, Soccer Players, Baseball Players, Steve Cishek, Jordany Valdespin, Chase Utley, NFL Football, NFC West

11 hrs ago | The Charlotte Observer

Cam Newton, tough D key in Carolina Panthers 24-7 victory over Lions

Cahrlotte Panthers quarterback Cam Newton reacts after throwing a touchdown in the third quarter against the Detroit Lions during the game at Bank of America Stadium. The Carolina Panthers were without their best pass-rusher Sunday after deactivating Pro Bowl defensive end Greg Hardy 90 minutes before kickoff.

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Related Topix: Sports, Carolina Panthers, NFL Football, Cam Newton, NFL Players, NFC South, Luke Kuechly, Jason Avant, A.J Klein

12 hrs ago | Examiner.com

Eagles off while rest of NFC East seeks its first win

The Philadelphia Eagles are one of four teams missing in action on Sept. 14. Of course, that is because the Eagles are in wait for Monday Night Football on Sept.

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Related Topix: Sports, NFL Football, NFC East, Philadelphia Eagles, Dallas Cowboys, Washington Redskins, New York Giants

16 hrs ago | The Post-Standard

NFL kickoff: Avoiding the dreaded 0-2 start, Week 2 buzz, headlines and picks

Chicago Bears wide receiver Brandon Marshall walks on the sidelines during the first half of an NFL football game against the Buffalo Bills Sunday, Sept. 7, 2014, in Chicago.

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Related Topix: Sports, NFL Football, NFC North, Chicago Bears, Adrian Peterson (Chicago Bears), NFL Players, Brandon Marshall, Denver Broncos

21 hrs ago | Seattle Seahawks

On this date: Seahawks hold Jim Harbaugh-quarterbacked Colts to 118 yards

Linebackers Chad Brown and Winston Moss lead the defensive effort against the Jim Harbaugh-led Colts, while Warren Moon passes for one touchdown and runs for another. 2003 - In the Seahawks' first shutout since 1998, rookie safety Ken Hamlin has a hand in four of the team's six takeaways - including a forced fumble on the first play of the game and an interception at the Seattle 8-yard line with four seconds remaining - in a 38-0 victory over the Cardinals in Arizona.

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Related Topix: Sports, NFL Football, Indianapolis Colts, NFC West, Seattle Seahawks, Matt Hasselbeck, NFL Players, Ken Hamlin

Yesterday | SidelionReport

NFC North Predictions: Week 2

Nov 19, 2012; San Francisco, CA, USA; San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick scrambles from Chicago Bears defensive tackle Henry Melton and nose tackle Stephen Paea at Candlestick Park. The 49ers defeated the Bears 32-7.

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Related Topix: Sports, NFL Football, NFC North, Colin Kaepernick, San Francisco 49ers, NFL Players, Chicago Bears, Jay Cutler

Sat Sep 13, 2014

BleacherReport

Frank Gore's Fantasy Trade Value, Season Stat Projections and More

Although Frank Gore's best days are behind him, the San Francisco 49ers running back remains a fantasy football stalwart. With the exception of 2010, when he was limited to 11 games, Gore's been one of the most consistent running backs in the NFL .

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Related Topix: Sports, NFL Football, San Francisco 49ers, Frank Gore, NFL Players, NFC West, Carlos Hyde, Taylor Price

St. Petersburg Times

Scouting the NFC South

Perhaps New Orleans still holds a bit of a grudge against commissioner Roger Goodell for the bounty scandal punishments, including coach Sean Payton 's year-long suspension. The New Orleans Times-Picayune published an editorial calling for Goodell to be removed from his position because of how he handled the Ray Rice controversy.

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Related Topix: Sports, NFL Football, NFC South, New Orleans Saints, NFL Players, Drew Brees, Carolina Panthers, Josh Norman

Philly.com

A safe Week 1 conclusion: Aside from Eagles, NFC East stinks

It's dangerous to read too much into what happens in the NFL during the opening week. In some ways, it's an extension of the preseason, except, of course, it counts in the standings.

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Related Topix: Sports, NFL Football, NFC East, Philadelphia Eagles, Eli Manning, NFL Players, Robert Griffin III, Jackson, Soccer Players, Dallas Cowboys

Revenge of the Birds

Cardinals vs Giants: Keys to an Arizona Cardinals victory

After watching both teams open up their seasons on Monday Night Football, there was probably little question who is the more talented NFL time at this juncture, but unfortunately for the Cardinals they do not play the game on paper. The Cardinals are the better team as even Las Vegas would agree, having the Cardinals as a 2.5-point favorite heading into Sunday's showdown.

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Related Topix: Sports, NFL Football, NFC West, Arizona Cardinals, Patrick Peterson, Ted Ginn, NFL Players, San Diego Chargers

SFGate

Fantasy football starters and benchwarmers, Sept. 12

Carson Palmer , QB, Cardinals at Giants: The old man proved he's still got some moxie - even scrambling for 29 yards against the Chargers - and he's blessed with a very talented receiving corps. Palmer will build on his solid opener against the shell-shocked Giants secondary, and you can bet he'll get Larry Fitzgerald involved this time.

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Related Topix: Sports, NFL Football, Arizona Cardinals, New York Giants, NFC West, Carson Palmer, NFL Players, Eli Manning, Rashad Jennings

Contra Costa Times

NBC, Sunday Night Football tackle Levi's Stadium

New stadiums present hurdles for broadcasters, too. Dan Dierdorf, who was with CBS at the time, was touring the lower level of the St. Louis Rams' gleaming new TWA Dome in 1995 when he starting looking around for the broadcast booth.

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Related Topix: Sports, NFL Football, NFC West

Fri Sep 12, 2014

SFGate

Vikings' Adrian Peterson accused of child abuse

In this Sept. 7, 2014, file photo, Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson warms up for an NFL football game against the St. Louis Rams in St. Louis.

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Related Topix: Sports, NFL Football, Minnesota Vikings, Adrian Peterson (Minnesota Vikings), NFL Players, Mike Zimmer, St. Louis Rams, NFC West

Washington Times

Indy trying to improve run-stopping against Eagles

He needed bigger, stouter players in the front seven, cornerbacks and safeties who liked getting physical and a unit committed to stopping the run. Three years into this project, Pagano's imprint seems to be taking hold.

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Related Topix: Sports, NFL Football, Philadelphia Eagles, NFC East, Darren Sproles, LeSean McCoy, NFL Players, Indianapolis Colts, Cory Redding

Chico Enterprise-Record

Purdy: 49ers home opener brings Marc Trestman 'home'

Chicago Bears head coach Marc Trestman watches as players warm up before an NFL football game against the Buffalo Bills Sunday, Sept. 7, 2014, in Chicago.

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Related Topix: Sports, NFL Football, NFC West, Chicago Bears, Jay Cutler, NFL Players

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