The 49ers (5-8) are just one game back in the NFC West. The Chargers (7-6) are just one game back in the AFC West. With both teams needing a win to aid their postseason chances, Thursday night’s contest should be a good one.
If you’re unable to watch the game on television, check out NFL Network’s coverage online at NFL.com/live.
The inactives were just announced by our PR staff and it’s good news for 49ers fans as both Patrick Willis and Takeo Spikes are active.
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Have a 49ers question for team broadcaster Ted Robinson? Leave it in the comments section of this blog post or on our official Twitter page and it could be selected in our weekly “Teddy Football Q&A.” Robinson will answer your questions prior to the 49ers road contest against the San Diego Chargers.
In case you missed earlier Q&A sessions with Robinson, visit our Teddy Football page on 49ers.com. You can also hear a question each week from Faithful fan Doug Holzcamp.
What you have for us this week Doug…?
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San Diego Chargers’ coach Norv Turner remembers a lot about Alex Smith’s 2006 season.
After all, he had a front-row seat.
It was Smith’s second year in the NFL, and Turner was brought in as the 49ers offensive coordinator. Turner had a reputation for grooming young quarterbacks, so the two spent a lot of time together.
Smith has grown a lot since then, and Turner has kept track of his former pupil. He was impressed by what he saw last Sunday when Smith played perhaps the best game of his career, and Turner believes the sixth-year signal caller still has plenty of time to prove he can be a quality NFL quarterback.
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Tight end Vernon Davis will be showing off his San Jose home in an episode of MTV Cribs this Wednesday, December 15 at 7 p.m., giving fans a look at where the Pro Bowler spends his time away from the football field.
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When you have the best quarterback rating of any Week 14 starter such as Alex Smith did last week, it should come as no surprise that the 49ers signal caller is one of three nominees for FedEx’s Air Player of the Week.
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Growing up in nearby Kentfield, Calif., Travis LaBoy regularly attended games at Candlestick Park and was raised on some of the best moments in 49ers history.
Fast forward to Sunday’s 40-21 win over Seattle, the 29-year-old pass-rushing linebacker was making those moments himself, having a hand in the biggest win of the 49ers season so far.
Tags: Alex Smith, Delanie Walker, Mike Iupati, Travis LaBoy
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San Francisco 49ers-California Lottery winner Elva Gagnon and her husband Chris threw a party of a lifetime yesterday in their VIP suite at Candlestick Park.
From their perch above the field, the couple and 14 of their closest friends and family watched the 49ers beat the Seattle Seahawks 40-21. Also, 49ers legendary wide receiver Dwight Clark stopped by the suite to surprise hello to greet the winner. It has always been Chris’ dream to meet Clark, and yesterday it came true.
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When a team forces five turnovers and does not turn the ball over on offense, that team usually wins the game.
When the quarterback has a rating of 130.9, that doesn’t hurt either.
Such was the case for the 49ers on Sunday when they outplayed the Seattle Seahawks from start to finish and left Candlestick with a 40-21 win. They now sit just one game back in the NFC West.
Tags: Alex Smith, Dashon Goldson, Vernon Davis
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The 49ers (4-8) face the Seattle Seahawks (6-6) today in probably their biggest game of the season. The 49ers are just two games back in the NFC West and will play three out of their remaining for games against divisional opponents.
The team will also turn to the quarterback who began this season as the starter. Alex Smith certainly is familiar with Sunday’s opponent and believes he has all the skills to help the 49ers finish the season strong.
“I believe I have the ability to make all the throws on the field, athletic enough that I can make plays with my feet when I have to. I can handle any playbook out there, adjustments you have to make, calls, different things, protections, adjustments; I think I can,” Smith said.
“Have I done that consistently? I’ll be honest with you, no. And I think that’s what I need to do.”
Smith will need to do just that in order to keep his team in the playoff hunt.
Click here to view the photo gallery from the game.
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No matter how many times you’ve been to the Pro Bowl, it never gets old. Just ask Patrick Willis, who has gone to the NFL’s annual All-Star game every season in his three-year career.
“It’s a great honor to make the Pro Bowl, to know the players, coaches and fans think you’re the best at what you do,” the 49ers inside linebacker said. “And even though I’ve been a few times now, I’ll never take it for granted.
“Whether you’ve been 10 times or zero times in your career, you have to approach every season the same. You go out and play the best you can, and everything else will take care of itself.”
And while all of the 49ers have that mindset, six in particular have stood out the most in 2010. Now they need you, the 49ers Faithful, to vote for them to make it to the 2011 Pro Bowl in Hawaii.
Tags: Andy Lee, Frank Gore, Justin Smith, Patrick Willis, Takeo Spikes, Vernon Davis
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