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2018 Schedule
3-10, 3rd in NFC West
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1hNick Wagoner

49ers WR Garcon to have season-ending surgery

The 49ers will place veteran receiver Pierre Garcon on injured reserve, ending his season prematurely because of injury for the second season in a row.

Sherman praises Kittle's performance in win vs. Broncos (0:38)
Kittle shrugs off near record-breaking night (0:20)
Kittle tallies 210 yards in 1st half in win over Broncos (1:13)
Clark: Kittle TD very well designed (1:37)

Seth Walder ESPN Analytics 

The Cardinals now have a 52% chance to land the No. 1 overall pick in the draft, according to our live FPI projections. The 49ers have the next-best shot at 35% followed by the Raiders at 8%.

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George Kittle's 85-yard touchdown reception helps lift 49ers

George Kittle caught an 85-yard touchdown pass on the way to 210 yards receiving and became the 49ers' first tight end to reach the 1,000-yard milestone, leading San Francisco past the sluggish, injury-plagued Denver Broncos 20-14 on Sunday.

Nick Wagoner ESPN Staff Writer 

The 49ers' 20-14 win against the Broncos could have been very costly in the race for the No. 1 overall pick but the Niners got a big favor from the Raiders, who knocked off the Steelers. San Francisco now is tied with Oakland and Arizona at three wins but the Niners could have fallen behind had Oakland lost. ESPN's FPI favors Arizona to land the top pick but the Niners are still right in the mix. A win while maintaining position for the top pick qualifies as a good day in Niners-Land.

Kittle takes off for 85-yard TD (0:32)

Tristan H. Cockcroft ESPN Senior Writer 

Vernon Davis (36.1, 2013 Week 6) is the only tight end since 2001 to score more PPR fantasy points before halftime of a game than George Kittle's 34.0 today.

Nick Wagoner ESPN Staff Writer 

The 49ers dominated the first half against the Broncos and take a 20-0 lead into the locker room in what was easily their best open to a game since the win against the Raiders. It's tight end George Kittle who has stolen the show, though. Kittle has seven catches for 210 yards with an 85-yard touchdown and became the first 49ers tight end to post 1,000 receiving yards in franchise history. Kittle is having a breakout season and this will become the signature game in that breakout.

Nick Wagoner ESPN Staff Writer 

49ers TE George Kittle with yet another big play, this time an 85-yard catch and run for a touchdown. With that catch, he just surpassed 1,000 receiving yards on the season. He's the first tight end in team history to hit the mark and the first pass catcher on the team to surpass that mark since Anquan Boldin in 2014. Kittle has 5 catches for 179 yards and a touchdown in less than a quarter and a half of today's game.

Nick Wagoner ESPN Staff Writer 

49ers tight end George Kittle continued his breakthrough season with a 52-yard catch to give him 94 yards on four catches in the first quarter against the Broncos. With 987 receiving yards on the season, Kittle now holds the franchise record for most receiving yards by a tight end. The previous mark was held by Vernon Davis, who posted 965 yards in 2009.

Nick Wagoner ESPN Staff Writer 

49ers inactives: RB Matt Breida (ankle), WR Pierre Garcon (knee), S Jaquiski Tartt (shoulder), CB K'Waun Williams (knee), OT Shon Coleman, DL Sheldon Day, OL Erik Magnuson.

Nick Wagoner ESPN Staff Writer 

49ers injury report for Sunday:‬ ‪Out — RB Matt Breida (ankle), Jaquiski Tartt (shoulder), WR Pierre Garçon (knee).‬ ‪Questionable — CB K'Waun Williams (knee).

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49ers CB Sherman sees eventual switch to safety

Cornerback Richard Sherman said Thursday that he envisions playing until he's 35, but knows he could spend the end of his career at safety. He's already looking into what the position switch entails.

Nick Wagoner ESPN Staff Writer 

49ers Thursday participation report: Did not participate -- RB Matt Breida (ankle), WR Pierre Garcon (knee), S Jaquiski Tartt (shoulder). Limited -- S Antone Exum (knee), LB Malcolm Smith (achilles), CB K'Waun Williams (knee). Full participation -- G Joshua Garnett (thumb), LB Mark Nzeocha (thigh), S D.J. Reed (heel, chest), C Weston Richburg (knee), T Joe Staley (not injury related), G Laken Tomlinson (hip).

College Football Awards Show recognizes HBCUs' football greatness (7:01)
Bruschi: Broncos defense will be all over Mullens (0:55)

Team Stats

Passing Yards239.5
Rushing Yards125.7
Points For21.0
Points Against26.9