49ers take lead 21-20

49ers take lead 21-20

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49ers take lead 21-20


Posted by Charean Williams on October 15, 2018, 9:32 PM EDT





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The 49ers were left for dead down 17-7, but don’t look now, they lead 21-20 late in the second quarter.

Marquise Goodwin already is over 100 yards, catching his second touchdown pass to give San Francisco the lead with 6:05 remaining in the first half. He has three catches for 114 yards, with his touchdowns covering 67 and 30 yards.

The teams have combined for 520 yards already.

C.J. Beathard is 8-of-9 for 172 yards and two touchdowns.

Aaron Rodgers is 11-of-18 for 222 yards and a touchdown, with Jimmy Graham catching two passes for 68 yards.



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October 15, 2018 at 06:33PM

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Packers, 49ers in high-scoring affair, with Green Bay up 17-14

Packers, 49ers in high-scoring affair, with Green Bay up 17-14

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Packers, 49ers in high-scoring affair, with Green Bay up 17-14


Posted by Charean Williams on October 15, 2018, 9:08 PM EDT





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The Packers and 49ers combined to score 31 points in the first quarter.

Green Bay has scored on all three possessions, one of which followed a San Francisco turnover, to take a 17-14 lead.

After the Packers matched the 49ers’ initial touchdown, D.J. Reed fumbled the kickoff. James Crawford recovered for the Packers at the San Francisco 34.

The Packers converted with a 23-yard field goal from Mason Crosby, who missed five kicks last week but kept his job.

It appeared the Packers were pulling away when they went 79 yards in five plays on their third possession of the first quarter as Aaron Rodgers hit Davante Adams for a 9-yard touchdown. It gave Green Bay a 17-7 lead with 1:58 remaining in the first period.

C.J. Beathard, though, answered with a 67-yard touchdown throw to Marquise Goodwin.

Beathard went 5-for-6 for 118 yards and a touchdown in the first quarter. Rodgers was 6-of-9 for 170 yards and a touchdown.

Goodwin has two catches for 84 yards and a touchdown.



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October 15, 2018 at 06:09PM

Ex-Hernandez teammates describe odd behavior

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Some of Aaron Hernandez’s former New England Patriots teammates described his behavior during his last season with the team as erratic and troubling, according to an investigative series by The Boston Globe.

“There would be swings where he’d be the most hyper-masculine, aggressive individual in the room, where he’d be ready to fight somebody in fits of rage,” said former Patriots receiver Brandon Lloyd. “Or he’d be the most sensitive person in the room, talking about cuddling with his mother. Or he’d ask me, ‘Do you think I’m good enough to play?’ ”

The comments by Lloyd and others — as well as text messages obtained by The Globe’s Spotlight team for a six-part series — are the first extensive views from teammates of the troubled Hernandez in his last season with the team in 2012. Hernandez would eventually be convicted for the June 2013 murder of Odin Lloyd. He committed suicide in prison last year.

Lloyd recalled that Hernandez said he would “f— up” fellow receiver Wes Welker during that 2012 training camp, after Welker had teased the tight end about needing help in the film room, according to the report.

That led to Welker offering a warning to Lloyd.

“He is looking at me wide-eyed,” Lloyd recalled of Welker, “and he says, ‘I just want to warn you that (Hernandez) is going to talk about being bathed by his mother. He’s going to have his genitalia out in front of you while you’re sitting on your stool. He’s going to talk about gay sex. Just do your best to ignore it. Even walk away.’ ”

The report also notes that star quarterback Tom Brady had once told Tim Tebow that he was trying to watch over Tebow’s former Florida teammates Hernandez and linebacker Brandon Spikes, but that they were “a lot to handle”.

Lloyd gave an example of one time when Brady had had enough of Hernandez, who was causing a disruption during a walkthrough practice.

“(Hernandez) was out at the walkthrough in flip-flops trying to run around,” Lloyd said. “He was laughing. He was loud. And Tom keeps it serious in the walkthrough. And Tom says, ‘Shut the f— up. Get the f— out of here.’ ”

Lloyd said the change in Hernandez’s mood was instantaneous.

“It was like he went from this child-like, laughing, disruptive behavior,” Lloyd said, “and he storms off in a fit of rage.”

Former Patriots linebacker Dane Fletcher, who like Hernandez was a rookie with the team in 2010, said he and Hernandez had a volatile relationship from the start, exchanging both insults and punches.

Fletcher told The Globe that one day Hernandez confronted him in the locker room, laughing at him “like the Joker in Batman” and reminding Fletcher how much he disliked him.

Fletcher cursed at Hernandez, who responded by saying, “But here’s the deal. I respect you.” Fletcher said, “I started laughing because for once he was the bigger man than me. That broke the shield between us.”

But Fletcher also said it was apparent to him and other players that the presence of Hernandez’s ex-convict friends from Bristol, Connecticut, was a red flag.

“I knew they were trouble,” Fletcher said. “Everybody kind of did.”

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49ers, Packers trade quick touchdowns

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Posted by Charean Williams on October 15, 2018, 8:34 PM EDT





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The 49ers didn’t need long to take a 7-0 lead over the Packers in chilly Green Bay.

C.J. Beathard directed a seven-play, 75-yard opening drive, taking 4:01 off the clock. Matt Breida capped it off with a 3-yard touchdown run.

Beathard went 3-for-3 for 48 yards, including a 22-yard pass to Kendrick Bourne and a 17-yard pass to Marquise Goodwin.

Breida had two carries for 10 yards and the touchdown.

But the Packers responded even quicker, going 77 yards in four plays. They scored only 1:42 seconds after the 49ers did.

Aaron Rodgers faked out the 49ers on a bootleg and found Marquez Valdes-Scantling running free for a 60-yard gain to the San Francisco 17. Aaron Jones scored on the next play, but it was overturned on replay.

Jones stepped out at the 1-yard line. Jones was denied on the next play, but Ty Montgomery ran it in from 2 yards out.

The game is tied 7-7 with 9:17 remaining in the first quarter.



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October 15, 2018 at 05:39PM

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Roger Goodell remembers Paul Allen’s passion for the game

Roger Goodell remembers Paul Allen’s passion for the game

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Roger Goodell remembers Paul Allen’s passion for the game


Posted by Charean Williams on October 15, 2018, 7:48 PM EDT





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Paul Allen died Monday, and NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell remembered Allen for his many contributions to the league since buying the Seahawks in 1996.

“Paul Allen was the driving force behind keeping the NFL in the Pacific Northwest,” Goodell said in a statement. “His vision led to the construction of CenturyLink Field, and the building of a team that played in three Super Bowls, winning the championship in Super Bowl XLVIII. The raising of the ’12th Man’ flag at the start of every Seahawks home game was Paul’s tribute to the extraordinary fan base in the Seattle community. His passion for the game, combined with his quiet determination, led to a model organization on and off the field. He worked tirelessly alongside our medical advisers to identify new ways to make the game safer and protect our players from unnecessary risk. I personally valued Paul’s advice on subjects ranging from collective bargaining to bringing technology to our game. Our league is better for Paul Allen having been a part of it and the entire NFL sends its deepest condolences to Paul’s family and to the Seahawks organization.” ​​

Allen, 65, revealed two weeks ago he was battling non-Hodgkins lymphoma.














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October 15, 2018 at 04:51PM

Steve Wilks on Mike McCoy: Everybody’s job in jeopardy if we don’t win

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Steve Wilks on Mike McCoy: Everybody’s job in jeopardy if we don’t win


Posted by Charean Williams on October 15, 2018, 7:31 PM EDT





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The Cardinals rank 32nd in total offense and have scored only 82 points in six games. So it comes as no surprise that Cardinals coach Steve Wilks was asked about the job security of offensive coordinator Mike McCoy only hours after the Buccaneers fired defensive coordinator Mike Smith, with Tampa Bay’s defense ranked 31st.

“I would say all of our jobs are in jeopardy, including mine, if we don’t win,” Wilks said, via Darren Urban of the team website.

The Cardinals also rank last in rushing yards, time of possession and third-down conversions. Even with a rookie quarterback, it seems Arizona should have better numbers considering they have playmakers David Johnson and Larry Fitzgerald.

“When things aren’t going right, I think everyone need to not change the game plan but also not buckle down and be completely stubborn,” quarterback Josh Rosen said Monday. “You have to put your heads together and solve the problem.”



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