Previewing the three terrific Turkey Day games; the crucial Giants-Saints Monday-nighter; Matt Leinart's first start for the Texans; and much more.
Here is the Monday practice report for the three Thanksgiving Day games. showing to what degree injured players participated in their teams' practices.
Alex Smith threw for 267 yards and two touchdowns, and the 49ers forced five turnovers to blow past the Cardinals 23-7 on a soggy Sunday at Candlestick Park.
When it comes to feel-good stories in the NFL this season, few can compare to Niners seventh-round rookie FB Bruce Miller.
49ers DE Justin Smith batted down Eli Manning's pass in the waning seconds of the New York quarterback's comeback try, stopping the Giants for a 27-20 victory Sunday in a matchup of NFC division leaders.
An undefeated defending champion, precocious rookie players and coaches, a record number of big comeback wins and the 49ers, Lions and Bills in the playoff hunt mark a surprising first half.
We take an early look at a huge AFC North tussle, another big one in the NFC South and all the rest of the best action in Week 10.
Is there anyone on the planet who predicted at the start of the season that the 49ers would be No. 2 in our power rankings at any time this season?
Stocked with homegrown talent, the surprising 49ers may be headed for an NFC title-game showdown with the Packers, writes Hub Arkush.
RB Frank Gore had 107 yards on 19 carries for his fifth straight 100-yard game, helping the 49ers to a 19-11 win over the Redskins, their sixth consecutive victory.
Daily team observers of the Niners believe team president Jed York deserves more credit than he has received for the Niners' tremendous turnaround so far this season.
Despite concerns that the abbreviated offseason would hurt rookie coaches, Jim Harbaugh and company haven't missed a beat, writes Hub Arkush.
Even on bye, the Packers are the envy of teams at the other end of the standings, who are eyeing Pack staffers like Reggie McKenzie. Also, Bill Belichick's questionable coaching move, and more from Week Eight.
Frank Gore ran for both 125-plus yards and a touchdown in a fourth straight game as the 49ers beat the Browns 20-10.
On a team of excellent blockers, WR Michael Crabtree is the 49ers' best, says one team observer in this week's NFC Whispers.