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Morning Tailgate: Oct. 8

Posted by Taylor Price on October 8, 2012 – 11:43 AM

The San Francisco 49ers became the first team to join the NFL’s 300/300 club. Sunday’s 45-3 win over the Buffalo Bills featured 311 rushing yards and 310 passing yards, making the 49ers the first team in NFL history to rush and pass for more than 300 yards in the same game.

The 2012 team did it on Bill Walsh Field, too.

The win was impressive on many fronts. Matt Barrows of the Sacramento Bee reviewed the masterful performance in his latest postgame review blog.

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Morning Tailgate: Aug. 29

Posted by Taylor Price on August 29, 2012 – 9:56 AM

There’s nothing Tavares Gooden wouldn’t do to bring down an opposing ball carrier, or make a block to spring one of his players (See photo atop this post). The 49ers special teams standout has endeared himself to teammates and coaches for his relentless pursuit to the football whether it’s on kickoff or punt coverage teams. Gooden’s unselfish play as a blocker is also well-respected.

The 49ers linebacker explained his all-out mindset in the latest Niner Talk podcast on 49ers.com. In addition, the 6-foot-1, 242-pound, fifth-year pro also explained how the birth of his newborn son, Kadence, has already made a major impact on his life.

Also on the show, San Francisco Chronicle 49ers beat writer Eric Branch previewed two of his feature stories set to hit the newspaper this week. Branch also previewed things to look for in Thursday night’s preseason finale, including the No. 3 quarterback competition between Scott Tolzien and Josh Johnson.

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