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Some 49ers Players Were Unaware of a Big Rule Change
'Brilliant' Coach Takes Flak
Over an Overtime Call
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'Brilliant' Coach Takes Flak Over an Overtime Call

But San Francisco's decision to receive the ball at start of OT has defenders as well

(Newser) - With Super Bowl 58 in the books , one of the lingering issues is about overtime—and specifically San Francisco coach Kyle Shanahan's decision to receive instead of kick off at the start of extra time. Shanahan is taking a heat for that decision after his team's loss to...

This Super Bowl Shattered Viewing Records

NFL's biggest game of the year averaged 123.4M viewers

(Newser) - It was the longest Super Bowl ever, but that wasn't the only record broken in Las Vegas on Sunday during the NFL's biggest game of the year. The matchup between the Kansas City Chiefs and San Francisco 49ers, which ended with a 25-22 overtime win for the Chiefs,...

Kansas City Wins a Nail-Biter in Overtime
Kansas City Wins
a Nail-Biter in Overtime
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Kansas City Wins a Nail-Biter in Overtime

Chiefs defeat the 49ers 25-22

(Newser) - The game more than lived up to the hype. The Kansas City Chiefs defeated the San Francisco 49ers in Super Bowl 58 on Sunday in overtime, 25-22, per ESPN . The Chiefs thus become the first team to win back-to-back championships since the Patriots two decades ago. The 49ers got a...

They Placed 180 Bets on 49ers Before the Season Even Started

California couple's wedding guests could earn $19 per $2 ticket if team wins the Super Bowl

(Newser) - At their wedding in September, Matt and Jessica Grime chose to convey their love for the San Francisco 49ers with their party favor. The South Lake Tahoe couple purchased $2 sports bets for the 49ers to win the Super Bowl for each of their 180 guests. "You bet on...

Try Not to Gasp When You See Super Bowl Ticket Prices

Average ticket prices, a record, are hovering close to $10K–or 70% more than the average price last year

(Newser) - Missed the bulk of the NFL playoffs and thinking about catching the biggest game of the year in person? Open that wallet wide, because ticket prices for Super Bowl LVIII look like they're going to break some records. Citing data from TickPick , CNN Business reported earlier in the week...

49ers Overcome 17-Point Deficit to Advance to Super Bowl

They'll meet the Kansas City Chiefs in Las Vegas

(Newser) - Brock Purdy threw for 267 yards and a touchdown, and the San Francisco 49ers rallied from 17 points down at halftime to beat the Detroit Lions 34-31 on Sunday and reach the Super Bowl, the AP reports. The 49ers (14-5) scored 17 points in an eight-minute span of the third...

NFL Player Ejected After Scuffle—Not With a Player

49ers' Dre Greenlaw got into a tiff with Eagles' security chief Dom DiSandro

(Newser) - A player getting ejected for a scuffle isn't all that unusual in the NFL. But one such ejection on Sunday had an unusual twist: the player scuffled with a non-player on the opposing team's sideline. As NBC Sports explains, it happened after Dre Greenlaw of the San Francisco...

Eyebrow-Raising T-Shirt Lands 49ers Player in Hot Water

Sources: George Kittle's tee that said 'F--- Dallas' during Cowboys game earned him $14K fine

(Newser) - A tight end on the San Francisco 49ers will have to fork over nearly $14,000 after the NFL dinged him for unsportsmanlike conduct in the fifth week of season play. A source tells ESPN that George Kittle was hit with the hefty fine after he wore a gray T-shirt...

For 2nd Straight Year, 49ers Are a Win Away From Super Bowl

They'll play Philadelphia Eagles in NFC championship game Sunday

(Newser) - Christian McCaffrey scored on a go-ahead 2-yard run in the fourth quarter and San Francisco's defense did the rest, sending the 49ers to their second straight NFC title game with a 19-12 victory over the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday, the AP reports. The 49ers (15-4) used back-to-back long scoring...

'Mr. Irrelevant' May Have Given NFL Its 'Story of the Year'

Brock Purdy, picked last in 2022 draft, beats Tom Brady in his first start

(Newser) - Brock Purdy has the unwanted label of "Mr. Irrelevant"—the nickname bestowed on the very last player picked in the NFL draft, which he was in 2022. Tom Brady, of course, has the label of GOAT, or Greatest of All Time. On Sunday, however, the 22-year-old Purdy made...

He Completes a Rare Touchdown Trifecta

Christian McCaffrey of 49ers runs, throws, and catches for TDs, only 4th modern player

(Newser) - It was just his second game with the San Francisco 49ers, but it was a memorable one for Christian McCaffery. The running back ran for one touchdown, a routine part of his job. But he also caught a TD pass and threw one as well, becoming only the fourth player...

Protester Tackled by NFLer Claims It Was Assault

'There's consequences for your actions,' responds Rams' Bobby Wagner

(Newser) - Update: The protester who ran onto the field during an NFL game on Monday, only to be knocked down by Los Angeles Rams linebacker Bobby Wagner, has filed an assault complaint. The Santa Clara Police Department confirms an "active investigation" is underway, per Yahoo . The protester was one of...

Former San Francisco 49ers Parys Haralson Dead at 37
Former NFL Linebacker's
Cause of Death Revealed

Former NFL Linebacker's Cause of Death Revealed

Parys Haralson suffered a stroke at age 37

(Newser) - Update: It was a stroke that killed 37-year-old former NFL player Parys Haralson last year. The Santa Clara County Medical Examiner-Coroner’s Office determined that Haralson suffered a ruptured blood vessel or vessels in the brain and listed the manner of death as "natural," reports USA Today . The...

49ers Fan in Induced Coma After Beating at Rams' Stadium

Daniel Luna, 40, had gone from Oakland to LA for the NFL playoff game

(Newser) - A 49ers fan wearing a San Francisco jersey apparently was beaten in the stadium parking lot on his way to see his team play the Los Angeles Rams in the playoffs on Sunday. Daniel Luna, 40, is hospitalized in a medically induced coma, USA Today reports. He had taken a...

Former Player With CTE Symptoms Dies at 49

Greg Clark's quarterback, Steve Young, calls the loss devastating

(Newser) - Greg Clark, who played four seasons at a tight end for the San Francisco 49ers—capped by catching two touchdown passes from Steve Young in a 1998 wild-card victory—has died. He was 49. His family released a statement saying his death was unexpected, People reports, though it says he...

NFL Hands Down $1M in Fines Over Face Masks

Head coaches for Broncos, Seahawks, 49ers now owe $100K each for not following safety protocols

(Newser) - A week after the NFL warned its coaches and teams about following proper safety protocols regarding COVID-19, the league has now handed down more than $1 million in fines, including to three head coaches. Sources tell ESPN that Vic Fangio of the Denver Broncos, the Seattle Seahawks' Pete Carroll, and...

Super Bowl Winner Convicted of 'Unconscionable' Crime'

Dana Stubblefield faces 15 years to life for raping disabled babysitter

(Newser) - A former Super Bowl winner and NFL defensive rookie of the year has been found guilty of raping a developmentally disabled woman following a nine-month trial. A jury in Santa Clara County convicted former San Francisco 49ers star Dana Stubblefield of rape by force, oral copulation by force, false imprisonment,...

In Surprise Pardon, Trump Clears NFL Figure

Former 49ers owner Edward DeBartolo Jr. was convicted years ago of gambling fraud

(Newser) - President Trump has pardoned Edward DeBartolo Jr., the former San Francisco 49ers owner convicted in a gambling fraud scandal. DeBartolo, who built the San Francisco 49ers' 1980s-'90s dynasty, was involved in one of the biggest owners' scandals in the sport's history. In 1998, he pleaded guilty to failing...

After Dramatic Late Burst, Chiefs Are the Champs
The 2020 Super Bowl
Champ Is Crowned
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The 2020 Super Bowl Champ Is Crowned

Kansas City comes from behind late to beat San Francisco

(Newser) - Super Bowl 54 is in the books, and the Kansas City Chiefs are the new Super Bowl champions. KC came from behind late—they trailed 20-10 with about 6 minutes left—to beat the San Francisco 49ers 31-20, per ESPN . Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes—the game's MVP—threw two...

Before Kickoff, Players Stand on 24-Yard-Lines, for a Reason

It's a tribute to Kobe

(Newser) - The Super Bowl is here. Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs are facing off against Jimmy Garoppolo and the San Francisco 49ers in Florida. And before football's biggest game, the players for both teams lined up on their 24-yard-lines for a tribute to one of the best players...

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