2019 ScheduleAll times ET

2019 Schedule
13-3, 1st in NFC West
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1hDavid Purdum

Giving props: Shanahan 100-1 to blow 28-3 lead

U.S. sportsbooks are offering Super Bowl prop bets ranging from what the result of the coin toss will be to whether Niners coach Kyle Shanahan will blow another 28-3 lead with the Lombardi trophy on the line.

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21hNick Wagoner

Less is more? Workload digs motivate Garoppolo

Niners QB Jimmy Garoppolo isn't worried about how he's viewed after attempting just eight passes in the NFC Championship Game. "I hear all the stuff and everything," he said. "... At the end of the day, you've got to go out there and play football."

Nick Wagoner ESPN Staff Writer 

49ers participation report for Thursday: Did not participate -- RB Tevin Coleman (shoulder), WR Dante Pettis (illness). Limited participation -- LB Kwon Alexander (pectoral), DL Dee Ford (quadricep, hamstring), S Jaquiski Tartt (ribs). Full participation -- LB Dre Greenlaw (ankle). Coleman did do some work on a side field and appears to be progressing after separating his shoulder in the NFC Championship Game.

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Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

Future Pro Football Hall of Famer Drew Brees gives his thoughts on the Chiefs and 49ers: "We're talking about a super explosive offense...Mahomes' ability just to make plays when there's nothing there…the challenge that the 49ers present is that they have an excellent front seven, and lots of subbing in that can play ball too. And then their back end is very good. So there's no weak link on that defense..."

Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

Drew Brees offers his thoughts on the Chiefs and 49ers: "We're talking about a super explosive offense – with all those weapons. Mahomes' ability just to make plays when there's nothing there…the challenge that the 49ers present is that they have an excellent front seven, and lots of subbing in that can play ball too. And then their back end is very good. So there's no weak link on that defense."

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2dAlden Gonzalez

Rarin' Rams ready 'to be great' in new stadium

With a $10 billion facility set to open in the summer, COO Kevin Demoff and the Los Angeles Rams are readying themselves to bounce back from a ho-hum 2019 season.

Nick Wagoner ESPN Staff Writer 

49ers Wednesday estimated participation report (they did not practice so this is what it would have been if they had): Did Not Participate: RB Tevin Coleman (shoulder) Limited Participation: LB Kwon Alexander (pectoral), DL Dee Ford (quadricep, hamstring), S Jaquiski Tartt (ribs) Full Participation: LB Dre Greenlaw (ankle)

Foxworth, Clark don't trust Garoppolo in high-pressure situations (1:17)
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Kellerman: Patriots made a mistake trading Garoppolo (2:06)
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Which teams are due for a regression in 2020? (1:47)
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Yates: Super Bowl win would give 49ers greatest turnaround ever (1:44)
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Bosa, Fitzpatrick among most impactful offseason moves last year (1:53)
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13h

Stories behind every Super Bowl ring

They're big and small. They've been lost while surfing in Hawaii and dancing at Studio 54. They've been found in taxis and hotel nightstands. Each ring, and its wearer, has a unique story to tell.

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The Right Time: Mahomes 'Jordan-like', Shanahan in spite of Shanahan, MLK Day thoughts

Bomani dishes on why he's stunned by Patrick Mahomes' quick ascension to the top of the AFC and quarterback play across the league (2:03), why the Niners are successful in spite of Jimmy Garoppolo and how Kyle Shanahan's success plays into the conversation about nepotism amongst NFL coaches (16:21 ). Plus, why people need to leave Bronny James alone (30:35), an IYHH including the ethical problems of 3D-printed skeletons (37:28) as well as Bo's words on how we can honor the work of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. (50:07).

John Pluym ESPN 

In 15 seasons with the Broncos, Turner had a back rush for 1,000 yards 11 times, including a four-year stretch in which four different running backs did it. He also has a knack for unearthing elite backs late in the draft, or outside of the draft altogether. "When it comes down to it, a lot of people say you can plug anybody in there," Turner said to ESPN's Nick Wagoner in 2017.

John Pluym ESPN 

49ers RB coach Bobby Turner might be the unheralded source of the 49ers dominant rushing attack. Turner has been teaching the outside zone run as the running backs coach for the Shanahan family since Mike joined the Broncos in 1995, when Kyle was still in high school. He has served in the same role every single season since then with the Broncos (1995-09), Redskins (2010-14), Falcons (2015-16) and now 49ers (2017-present).

John Pluym ESPN 

Jimmy Garoppolo may have only had eight pass attempts in the NFC Championship Game but he accomplished plenty as a passer this regular season: 3,978 Pass yards, 4th-most in a single season in 49ers history; completed 69.1% of passes, 5th-highest percentage in the NFL; three games with 300 Pass yards, four pass TD & 70% completion percentage (most in NFL).

Team Stats

Passing Yards237.013th
Rushing Yards144.12nd
Points For29.92nd
Points Against19.4