SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS
With blockbuster trade, 49ers go all-in on rookie QB
The 49ers have made a big move to grab their quarterback of the future by trading up with Miami for the No. (AP Photo/Winslow Townson, File)SANTA CLARA, Calif. – For San Francisco 49ers coach Kyle Shanahan, the biggest risk wasn't trading three first-round picks for the No. “It’s a risk every single year you go into an NFL season without one of those top five guys,” Shanahan said Monday in his first public comments since last week's big trade for the No. 12 when looking for a quarterback, Shanahan believes he will be able to grab the players who will eventually replace Jimmy Garoppolo as starter. San Francisco is 22-8 when Garoppolo starts compared to 7-27 with any other quarterback since Shanahan was hired.
49ers trade up to acquire No. 3 pick from Dolphins
The San Francisco 49ers have made a big move to grab their quarterback of the future by trading up with Miami for the No. 12 pick along with first-round picks in 2022 and 2023 and their compensatory third-rounder in 2022 to get the third overall pick. The Dolphins then immediately traded the 12th pick, the 123rd pick and their own 2022 first-rounder to Philadelphia for the No. The Dolphins have stockpiled draft picks since beginning a rebuilding project when Brian Flores was hired as coach two years ago. 3 overall pick, the Dolphins gave up their primary bargaining chip in a potential deal to acquire Watson.
Jaguars sign QB Beathard, setting up potential Minshew trade
The Jacksonville Jaguars signed former San Francisco 49ers quarterback C.J. Beathard on Wednesday, March 24, 2021, giving them an experienced backup if they trade Gardner Minshew. Beathard signed a two-year contract with Jacksonville on Wednesday, giving the Jaguars an experienced backup if they trade Gardner Minshew. He started 12 games over four years in San Francisco, throwing for 3,469 yards, with 18 touchdown passes and 13 interceptions. That also makes him a potential trade option, especially with the Jaguars looking to rebuild under Meyer and new general manager Trent Baalke.
The NFL and U.S. media take a leap of faith with long-term media rights deal
American media is Louise. The NFL and the largest traditional U.S. media companies -- Disney, Comcast's NBCUniversal, ViacomCBS and Fox -- signed a long-term agreement Thursday. The four traditional U.S. media companies will pay the NFL $9 billion each year until 2033. The NFL is routinely the most watched programming on American television, and American television has been a fixture in people's lives for many decades. If media companies pay a lot more for the same content, you can bet you'll be paying for it.cnbc.com
Some NFL veterans prosper as business season begins
FILE - San Francisco 49ers offensive tackle Trent Williams (71) looks on prior to an NFL football game against the Arizona Cardinals, in Glendale, Ariz., in this Saturday, Dec. 26, 2020, file photo. (AP Photo/Jennifer Stewart, File)As the NFL opened its business year Wednesday, veterans Trent Williams, A.J. The Seahawks addressed another need, agreeing to terms with tight end Gerald Everett on a one-year deal. Ad— Kansas City agreed to a $5 million contract for next season with three-time Pro Bowl guard Kyle Long, who will come out of retirement. — New England brought back center Ted Karras on a one-year, $4 million contract.
49ers hand Trent Williams richest contract ever at OL
FILE - San Francisco 49ers offensive tackle Trent Williams (71) looks on prior to an NFL football game against the Arizona Cardinals, in Glendale, Ariz., in this Saturday, Dec. 26, 2020, file photo. The San Francisco 49ers locked up their biggest potential free agent for the long term by agreeing to give star left tackle Trent Williams the richest contract ever for an offensive lineman. (AP Photo/Jennifer Stewart, File)SANTA CLARA, Calif. – The San Francisco 49ers locked up their biggest potential free agent for the long term by agreeing to give star left tackle Trent Williams the richest contract ever for an offensive lineman. “Trent’s a game changer,” said fullback Kyle Juszczyk, who signed a five-year contract to stay in San Francisco earlier in the week. Williams was graded as the top left tackle by Pro Football Focus and is now being paid that way as well.
"It's an issue now of scarcity": States race to secure more vaccine doses
California's largest mass vaccination site is now administering its first shots at the home of the San Francisco 49ers. But the state still can't get the vaccine fast enough, as nationwide demand outpaces supply. 'It's an issue now of scarcity," said Governor Gavin Newsom. This week, Los Angeles County is reserving more than half of its vaccine supply for people who need their second dose — and in Alabama, several counties are only offering second doses. That will include sending a team of troops to staff a new vaccination site in hard-hit Los Angeles, where VanHerck expects the site can deliver 3,000-6,000 shots each day.cbsnews.com
Who won the last 20 Super Bowls? Test your knowledge with this quiz
Raheem Mostertof the San Francisco 49ers gets tackled by Anthony Hitchens of the Kansas City Chiefs in Super Bowl LIV at Hard Rock Stadium on Feb. 2, 2020 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Focus on Sport/Getty Images)Do you consider yourself a football fanatic? Think you can name the winners of the past 20 Super Bowl games? Let’s find out! Tell us below if you got a perfect score!
Kittle dismisses 'chatter' about Niners trading Garoppolo
(AP Photo/Scott Eklund)George Kittle dismissed talk about the San Francisco 49ers possibly trading Jimmy Garoppolo the way he sheds tacklers after making catches. I think it’s chatter,” Kittle said on the AP Pro Football Podcast. “I think it’s his second or third year of dealing with these exact same rumors every single offseason,” Kittle said. Garoppolo, Kittle, cornerback Richard Sherman, edge rusher Nick Bosa, running back Raheem Mostert and receiver Deebo Samuel all missed at least half the season. I think that was a struggle for us, especially because we have a young team on offense as well.
These are the 7 teams that have repeated as champions in the Super Bowl era
That was last time a team repeated as Super Bowl champs. (Photo by Brian Bahr)If they are victorious against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Super Bowl LV, the Kansas City Chiefs will become the eighth franchise in the Super Bowl era to repeat as NFL champions. Green Bay beat the Kansas City Chiefs, 35-10, at Super Bowl I (1967) in Los Angeles and then the Oakland Raiders, 33-14, at Super Bowl II (1968) that took place in Miami. 12, against the Dallas Cowboys during Super Bowl X on Jan. 18, 1976 at the Orange Bowl in Miami. Pittsburgh then repeated for a second time with a 31-19 victory over the Los Angeles Rams at Super Bowl XIV in Pasadena, California.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Kansas City Chiefs to square off in Super Bowl LV
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers defeated the Green Bay Packers in the NFC Championship game on Sunday, 31 to 26, to advance to Super Bowl 55. Later Sunday night, the reigning Super Bowl champion Kansas City Chiefs took home the AFC Championship with a 38 to 24 win over the Buffalo Bills, securing a spot in a second straight Super Bowl. Twice in Super Bowl history, California teams have played in the same city as their home field, but in a different venue. The Los Angeles Rams, who at the time called the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum home, played at the Rose Bowl in Super Bowl 14. The San Francisco 49ers played at Stanford Stadium in Super Bowl 19, but their home games were played at Candlestick Park.cbsnews.com
Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Kansas City Chiefs to square off in Super Bowl LV
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers defeated the Green Bay Packers in the NFC Championship game on Sunday, 31 to 26, to advance to Super Bowl 55. Later Sunday night, the reigning Super Bowl champion Kansas City Chiefs took home the AFC Championship with a 38-24 win over the Buffalo Bills, securing a spot in a second straight Super Bowl. Twice in Super Bowl history, California teams have played in the same city as their home field, but in a different venue. The Los Angeles Rams, who at the time called the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum home, played at the Rose Bowl in Super Bowl 14. Brady will face off against Patrick Mahomes, who earned the title of Super Bowl MVP after leading the Chiefs to a 31-20 win over the San Francisco 49ers in Super Bowl 54.cbsnews.com
Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Kansas City Chiefs to square off in Super Bowl LV
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers defeated the Green Bay Packers in the NFC Championship game on Sunday, 31 to 26, to advance to Super Bowl 55. Later Sunday night, the reigning Super Bowl champion Kansas City Chiefs took home the AFC Championship with a 38 to 24 win over the Buffalo Bills, securing a spot in a second straight Super Bowl. The Los Angeles Rams, who at the time called the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum home, played at the Rose Bowl in Super Bowl 14. Brady will be appearing in his 10th Super Bowl, having already won six, both high marks for any player in NFL history. Brady will face off against Patrick Mahomes, who earned the title of Super Bowl MVP after leading the Chiefs to a 31-20 win over the San Francisco 49ers in Super Bowl 54.cbsnews.com
Jets hire 49ers defensive coordinator Robert Saleh as coach
FILE - San Francisco 49ers defensive coordinator Robert Saleh is shown during an NFL football game against Arizona Cardinals, in Santa Clara, Calif., in this Sept. 13, 2020, file photo. The search for a new coach continues for the New York Jets after they completed an in-person interview with San Francisco 49ers defensive coordinator Robert Saleh on Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2021, without apparently reaching a deal. The Jets reached an agreement in principle with the popular and energetic San Francisco 49ers defensive coordinator Thursday night to hire him as their head coach. The 20th coach in franchise history, Saleh beat out Smith, Kansas City offensive coordinator Eric Bieniemy, Carolina offensive coordinator Joe Brady, Buffalo offensive coordinator Brian Daboll, Indianapolis defensive coordinator Matt Eberflus, New Orleans defensive backs coach Aaron Glenn, former Cincinnati coach Marvin Lewis, and Los Angeles Rams defensive coordinator Brandon Staley. He’s also the fifth former defensive coordinator to get the job among New York’s last six hires, with Gase the only exception.
AP source: NFL fines Ravens $250,000 for COVID violations
The Baltimore Ravens were fined $250,000 by the NFL for violating COVID-19 protocols, a person with direct knowledge of the punishment told The Associated Press on Monday, Dec. 28, 2020. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)The Baltimore Ravens were fined $250,000 by the NFL for violating COVID-19 protocols, a person with direct knowledge of the punishment told The Associated Press on Monday. The team was not docked draft picks for the violations, which led to a coronavirus outbreak and the rescheduling of the Ravens' Thanksgiving night game against Pittsburgh. In Baltimore's outbreak, 23 players wound up on the league's reserve/COVID-19 list, with several coaches and team personnel also affected. The Ravens' fine was first reported by NFL Network.
Third-string QB Beathard throws 3 TDs, 49ers stun Cardinals
San Francisco 49ers running back Jeff Wilson (30) celebrates his touchdown against the Arizona Cardinals with quarterback C.J. Beathard threw three touchdown passes, Jeff Wilson ran for 183 yards, and the San Francisco 49ers dealt a brutal blow to the Arizona Cardinals' playoff hopes by defeating them 20-12 on Saturday. If the Chicago Bears win their final two games, they will reach the playoffs because of a tiebreaker over the Cardinals. The 49ers (6-9) pulled ahead 14-6 in the third quarter on Beathard’s 9-yard touchdown pass to fullback Kyle Juszczyk. Cardinals: LB Haason Reddick (hamstring) left the game in the first quarter, but returned early in the second quarter.
Pollard scores 2 with Elliott out, Cowboys beat 49ers 41-33
Pollard ran for two touchdowns with Elliott sidelined by a calf issue he's been battling for weeks, and the Cowboys kept their slim playoff hopes alive with a 41-33 victory over the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday. Beathard handled the last two possessions and threw a 49-yard Hail Mary touchdown to Kendrick Bourne on the final play. The obvious reaction was that the rookie receiver should have gone to the ground to let Dallas run out the clock. ... WR Michael Gallup, who had a first-half touchdown catch, injured a hip in the second half and didn't return. UP NEXT49ers: At Arizona in an actual road game Saturday in the stadium that has become San Francisco's temporary home.
49ers to finish season playing home games in Arizona
The Niners will fly to Arizona, where they will practice, live and play their next two games after Santa Clara County imposed a three-week ban on games and practices for contact sports. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)The San Francisco 49ers will finish out the regular season practicing and playing home games in Arizona after a ban on contact sorts in their home county was extended into January. The Niners relocated to Arizona at the beginning of December after Santa Clara County announced a three-week ban on contact sports games and practices to help slow the spread of the coronavirus. And, I think a lot of people are in the same boat.”The 49ers arrived in Arizona on Dec. 2 and began practicing the next day. The team is staying at a hotel near the Arizona Cardinals stadium in Glendale, where they are playing their home games.
Washington leads NFC East after gritty 23-15 win over 49ers
Washington is the first team to get defensive touchdowns from two rookies in the same game since the Rams against the Texans in 2013. The game was in Arizona because of coronavirus restrictions in the 49ers' home county of Santa Clara. The 49ers pulled within 23-15 on a 6-yard pass from Mullens to Kyle Juszczyk and a 2-point conversion with 10:18 left. Washington won without scoring a touchdown in a road game for the first time since 1992. 49ERS ASSISTANT COACH OUTSan Francisco offensive line coach John Benton tested positive for COVID-19 and didn't coach against Washington.
Allen throws for 4 TDs, Bills beat 49ers 34-24 in Arizona
The Bills are one game ahead of the Miami Dolphins with four games left for both teams. San Francisco (5-7) lost in its first game at its adopted home in Arizona. “As long as it correlates to team success, it means we’re doing the right thing, making the right decisions and we’re winning football games," Allen said. But San Francisco got the ball back one play later on a fumble by Allen and the 49ers took advantage. The town is about a 3-hour drive from San Francisco, and Allen went to games as a kid with his family.
AP source: Saints' Brees has rib fractures, collapsed lung
(AP Photo/Butch Dill)NEW ORLEANS – Drew Brees has been diagnosed with multiple rib fractures and a collapsed right lung, a person with knowledge of the situation said Monday. Brees' injuries, which were first reported by ESPN, are expected to sideline the quarterback for multiple weeks. Saints coach Sean Payton said Monday he would not comment on any injuries before the first required injury report of this week on Wednesday. Street got a clean shot on Brees, de-cleated the quarterback and came down hard on the right side of Brees' torso. “In my humble opinion, saw really one flagrant hit worthy of personal foul and that was the hit on Tre'Quan,” Payton said.
Saints overcome Brees injury, beat 49ers 27-13
“When I came out in the second half and started throwing the ball (to warm up), it became really apparent that I wasn't going to be effective,” Brees said. Brees said he didn't expect the injury to be “a long-term thing," but added, ”it's just a matter of how long it's going to be. “We couldn’t get anything going in the second half and didn’t get much out of our running game," coach Kyle Shanahan said. Tight end Josh Hill also left the game with a concussion in the second half. Cornerback Marshon Lattimore left with an oblique injury, but could be seen standing on the sideline without his helmet in the second half, urging on teammates and even dancing at times.
Aaron Rodgers leads Packers past undermanned 49ers, 34-17
Green Bay Packers wide receiver Marquez Valdes-Scantling, bottom left, and quarterback Aaron Rodgers (12) celebrate after connecting on a touchdown pass during the second half of an NFL football game against the San Francisco 49ers in Santa Clara, Calif., Thursday, Nov. 5, 2020. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar)SANTA CLARA, Calif. – Aaron Rodgers took advantage of the undermanned San Francisco 49ers rather than sympathizing with the team that dominated his Green Bay Packers twice last season. Rodgers threw for 305 yards and four touchdowns and the Packers overwhelmed the depleted 49ers 34-17 on Thursday night. DEPLETED ROSTERThe run of injuries and coronavirus rules left the 49ers with a shell of a roster, especially on offense. 49ers: CB K’Waun Williams (ankle) and S Jaquiski Tartt (toe) left the game and didn’t return.
AP source: NFL probe 49ers for possible COVID violations
SANTA CLARA, Calif. – The NFL and the union are investigating the San Francisco 49ers and receiver Kendrick Bourne for possible violations of the league’s coronavirus protocols. A person familiar with the investigation says the probe is looking into whether Bourne was wearing a face covering as required by the COVID-19 rules. Bourne was placed on the COVID-19 list on Wednesday after testing positive for the coronavirus. The Packers also have their own coronavirus issues after running back AJ Dillon tested positive and was placed on the COVID-19 list Monday. Running back Jamaal Williams and linebacker Kamal Martin were also placed on the list because of high-risk close contacts.
49ers close facility after Bourne's positive COVID-19 test
The team said the positive test came back Wednesday morning and Bourne immediately went into self-quarantine after getting the diagnosis. The positive test came just days after the 49ers played at Seattle. All we can do right now is test and be aware of the connections.”This is the first positive coronavirus test for the 49ers since the start of the regular season. The Packers are dealing with their own issues with the coronavirus after running back AJ Dillon tested positive on Monday. Running back Jamaal Williams and linebacker Kamal Martin were placed on the COVID-19 list on Tuesday as “high-risk” contacts to Dillon.
AP source: Garoppolo, Kittle out indefinitely for 49ers
(AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)SANTA CLARA, Calif. – The San Francisco 49ers will be without quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo and All-Pro tight end George Kittle for an extended period of time after they got hurt against Seattle. A person familiar with the injuries said Monday on condition of anonymity that Garoppolo’s ankle injury and Kittle’s foot injury will sideline them indefinitely. San Francisco already has been forced to play without defensive ends Nick Bosa, Dee Ford and Solomon Thomas; top cornerback Richard Sherman, No. He hurt his shoulder in New England in 2016 and had a season-ending injury for San Francisco in 2018. San Francisco also traded linebacker Kwon Alexander to New Orleans on Monday in exchange for linebacker Kiko Alonso and a conditional fifth-round draft choice.
Big days from Wilson, Metcalf lead Seahawks past 49ers 37-27
Wilson threw four more touchdown passes, two to Metcalf, and the Seahawks rebounded from their first loss of the season with a resounding 37-27 win over the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday. Wilson and Metcalf tormented San Francisco and its banged up secondary as the top-scoring offense in the league continued to pile up points. Wilson found rookie DeeJay Dallas on a 2-yard TD pass after San Francisco went three-and-out to open the second half for a 20-7 lead. The momentum from two straight wins for San Francisco (4-4) evaporated in a hurry as more injuries continued to pile. San Francisco played without starters Deebo Samuel, Jeff Wilson Jr., Kwon Alexander and safety Jaquiski Tartt.
Wilson has 3 TDs before injury, 49ers crush Patriots 33-6
– Jeff Wilson Jr. rushed for a career-high three touchdowns and 112 yards before leaving with an ankle injury and the San Francisco 49ers dominated in a 33-6 win over the New England Patriots on Sunday. San Francisco (4-3) has followed back-to-back losses with two wins and is 3-0 on the road. New England fell to 2-4 for the first since coach Belichick’s first season in 2000, when the Patriots went 5-11. Following a Patriots punt, San Francisco was pinned inside its 15. The lead grew to 23-3 with just under a minute to go before halftime on a 16-yard run by Wilson.
Jimmy Garoppolo throws 3 TD passes, 49ers beat Rams 24-16
(AP Photo/Tony Avelar)SANTA CLARA, Calif. – Jimmy Garoppolo threw three TD passes in the first half and Jason Verrett’s first interception in more than four years helped preserve the lead, giving the San Francisco 49ers a 24-16 victory over the Los Angeles Rams on Sunday night. San Francisco’s defense stepped up with some key stops in the second half. Verrett's interception was part of a rough day overall for Goff, who also missed an open Kupp on a deep ball earlier in the second half. Garoppolo found Kittle on a one-on-one matchup with Darious Williams on a fourth-and-2 play that turned into a 44-yard TD. INJURY REPORTRams:49ers: RB Raheem Mostert left in the second half with an ankle injury.
The Latest: Cowboys edge Giants with field goal on last play
Prescott was playing the Giants in the first visit of his former coach, Jason Garrett, now New York’s offensive coordinator. A week after giving up a franchise-record 307 yards rushing, the Cowboys allowed Devonta Freeman 20 yards on three carries. The Giants extended the lead to 14-3 when Kyler Fackrell returned an interception by Dak Prescott 46 yards for a touchdown. Atlanta cornerback Kendall Sheffield suffered a right ankle injury in the second quarter and was listed as questionable to return. Smith is one injury to Allen away from completing his remarkable comeback to play in an NFL game again.
Wentz rallies Eagles to 1st win of season, 25-20 over 49ers
(AP Photo/Jed Jacobsohn)SANTA CLARA, Calif. – Carson Wentz hit Travis Fulgham on a 42-yard touchdown pass with 5:50 remaining to lift the Philadelphia Eagles to their first win of the season, 25-20 over the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday night. TAKE IT AWAYThe Eagles got their first defensive takeaway of the season thanks to a poor decision by Mullens. With the Niners in the red zone, Mullens threw a ball up for grabs while under pressure and Rodney McLeod came up with it. INJURY REPORTEagles: RT Lane Johnson left the game in the first half with an ankle injury but later returned. 49ers: DL Ezekiel Ansah left the game in the first half with an arm injury and didn’t return.
Joe Montana, wife block attempted kidnapping of grandchild
FILE - In this Sept. 16, 2018, file photo, Joe Montana and his wife, left, Jennifer walk onto the field at Levi's Stadium before an NFL football game between the San Francisco 49ers and the Detroit Lions in Santa Clara, Calif. Hall of Fame quarterback Joe Montana and his wife confronted a home intruder who attempted to kidnap their grandchild over the weekend, law enforcement confirmed on Sunday, Sept. 27, 2020. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar, File)
Joe Montana, wife block attempted kidnapping of grandchild
(AP Photo/Tony Avelar, File)LOS ANGELES – Hall of Fame quarterback Joe Montana and his wife confronted a home intruder who attempted to kidnap their 9-month-old grandchild over the weekend, law enforcement officials confirmed on Sunday. Montana and his wife, Jennifer, confronted the woman, whom authorities later identified as Sodsai Dalzell, tried to “de-escalate the situation” and asked her to give back their grandchild. After a tussle, law enforcement officials say Jennifer Montana pried the child out of Dalzell's arms. “Thank you to everyone who has reached out,” the former San Francisco 49ers star tweeted. Montana, 64, retired after the 1994 season, playing 13 years of his 15 year-career with the San Francisco 49ers, which won four Super Bowls with him as starting quarterback.
49ers complain about playing surface at MetLife Stadium
Players gather around an injured person during the first half of an NFL football game between the New York Jets and the San Francisco 49ers at a nearly empty MetLife Stadium, Sunday, Sept. 20, 2020, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Corey Sipkin)The San Francisco 49ers contacted the NFL on Monday about the conditions of the playing surface at MetLife Stadium after several players went down with injuries in a victory over the New York Jets. The new artificial surface was used in a game for the second time on Sunday. The Niners will play again at MetLife Stadium on Sunday when they visit the New York Giants. Giants coach Joe Judge says his team held several walkthroughs and two scrimmages on the field before the opener, with no one complaining about the surface. “But as far as MetLife field, I think it is fine.
49ers blast Jets 31-13, but lose Garoppolo, Bosa, Mostert
It was a costly victory for San Francisco, which was already short-handed before losing Garoppolo to an ankle injury and Mostert to an injured knee. Defensive end Nick Bosa and defensive tackle Solomon Thomas were both carted off the field two plays apart with left knee injuries in the first quarter. Bosa was carted off the field with a left knee injury. Two plays later, Thomas needed to be carted off — also with a left knee injury —after an 8-yard reception by Chris Hogan. The drive was prolonged by a roughing-the-passer penalty on Henry Anderson when the Jets appeared to have stopped San Francisco on third-and-8.
The Latest: Seahawks' Diggs ejected for helmet-to-helmet hit
(AP Photo/John Froschauer)The Latest on Week 2 in the NFL (all times EDT):___8:55 p.m.Seattle safety Quandre Diggs was ejected late in the first quarter Sunday night for a helmet-to-helmet hit on New England’s N’Keal Harry. Multiple flags were thrown and after a few minutes of deliberation, referee Craig Wrolstad announced Diggs had been ejected. Watkins made an 11-yard catch to convert a third down when Desmond King started to bring him down and Denzel Perryman landed a helmet-to-helmet hit. San Francisco lost both defensive end Nick Bosa and defensive tackle Solomon Thomas to left knee injuries earlier in the game. Brady struggled in an 11-point loss to New Orleans in his first NFL game not in a New England Patriots uniform.
Chiefs nix headdresses, face paint to start NFL season
In this Feb. 2, 2020 file photo, a Kansas City Chiefs fan walks outside the stadium before the NFL Super Bowl 54 football game between the San Francisco 49ers and Kansas City Chiefs in Miami Gardens, Fla. The Kansas City Chiefs fans who file into Arrowhead stadium Thursday, Sept. 10, 2020 for a masked and socially distanced start to the current season won't be wearing headdresses or face paint amid a nationwide push for racial justice following the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig) File)MISSION, Kan. Kansas City Chiefs fans who file into Arrowhead stadium Thursday for a masked and socially distanced start to the NFL season won't be wearing headdresses or face paint amid a nationwide push for racial justice following the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis. Instead of face paint, he will stick Duct tape with Bible verses on his face. Still, he thinks the team's changes are an overreaction and said fans love to pose with people wearing headdresses.
NFL owners approve negotiated terms for new labor agreement
NFL commissioner Roger Goodell presents Kansas City Chiefs owner and CEO Clark Hunt with the Vince Lombardi Trophy after they defeated the San Francisco 49ers 31-20 in Super Bowl LIV at Hard Rock Stadium on February 02, 2020 in Miami, Florida. NFL owners voted to accept the negotiated terms for a new collective bargaining agreement on Thursday. Now the onus is on the players, who have a conference call Friday. With the league eager to reach a collective bargaining agreement with the players in the next few weeks the current deal runs out in March 2021 team representatives were summoned to New York to discuss the NFL's proposal. Among the items in that proposal, according to several people familiar with the negotiations but speaking anonymously because they are not authorized to release such information:cnbc.com
Trump issues pardon of former owner of San Francisco 49ers
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump issued a pardon for Eddie DeBartolo Jr., the former owner of the San Francisco 49ers football team, a White House spokesman told reporters on Tuesday. DeBartolo Jr., whose team won five Super Bowl titles during his tenure as owner, was selected to be in the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2016. Trump has visibly relished using his presidential pardon power, issuing pardons of late boxer Jack Johnson; Joe Arpaio, the former sheriff of an Arizona county; and ex-White House aide Lewis Scooter Libby, among others. Trump also commuted the sentence of Alice Marie Johnson, a 63-year-old African American woman whose case was championed by reality television star Kim Kardashian West. Trump brought Johnson to his annual State of the Union address to Congress last year and featured her in a 30-second campaign ad that was played during the Super Bowl.feeds.reuters.com
Super Bowl TV audience rises slightly to 99.9 million viewers
REUTERS/Stephen Lam(Reuters) - Sundays Super Bowl broadcast on Fox attracted an average TV audience of 99.9 million people, a 1.7% increase from last years U.S. football championship, according to preliminary Nielsen data released on Monday. Although the TV ratings rebounded from the 98.4 million Super Bowl viewers in 2019, the audience ranked as one of the lowest in a decade, the Nielsen data showed. For the Super Bowl there are so many other reasons to tune in. Most people in any society want to be part of whats happening.Ads during the Super Bowl featured another national rivalry: that between two competing presidential candidates. So youll have people who are not sports fans whatsoever tuning into the Super Bowl.feeds.reuters.com
Super Bowl TV audience up 1.7% from last year as viewers tune in for more than just football
REUTERS/Stephen Lam(Reuters) - Sundays Super Bowl broadcast on Fox attracted an average TV audience of 99.9 million, 1.7% above last year, the Los Angeles Times said on Monday, citing Nielsen ratings data. Nielsen, which provides ratings data to networks, did not immediately respond to a request for TV viewership data. For the Super Bowl there are so many other reasons to tune in. Most people in any society want to be part of whats happening.Ads in the Super Bowl featured another national rivalry: that between two competing presidential candidates. So youll have people who are not sports fans whatsoever tuning into the Super Bowl.feeds.reuters.com
Super Bowl TV audience up 1.7% from last year: Hollywood Reporter
Football fans react while watching the televised Super Bowl LIV from Miami as the Kansas City Chiefs defeated the San Francisco 49ers 31-20, at SoMa StrEat Food Park in San Francisco, California, U.S. February 2, 2020. REUTERS/Stephen Lam(Reuters) - Sundays Super Bowl broadcast on Fox attracted an average TV audience of 99.9 million, 1.7% above last year, The Hollywood Reporter said on Monday. Fox, owned by Fox Corp, did not provide figures solely on the TV audience. It said the average viewership was 102 million including people watching a Spanish-language simulcast and streaming the game on Fox, NFL and Verizon platforms. The Kansas City Chiefs defeated the San Francisco 49ers 31-20.feeds.reuters.com
Doritos takes top spot in Super Bowl ads, political commercials at bottom: polls
FILE PHOTO: Feb 2, 2020; Miami Gardens, Florida, USA; Recording artist Shakira performs during the halftime show of the game between the San Francisco 49ers and the Kansas City Chiefs in Super Bowl LIV at Hard Rock Stadium. The ad ranked No. 1 in a poll from market research firm Ipsos, which conducted a live study of viewers watching the game. An unprecedented showing of politics in the Super Bowl threatened to overshadow brand advertisers, but viewers voted the commercials down in polls. The campaign ad was ranked last place of a total of 62 commercials in USA Today Ad Meter, which polls viewers during the game.feeds.reuters.com
Super Bowl advertisers upstage politicians with gags, celebrities
(Reuters) - Advertisers turned to laughs and big-name celebrities for the biggest TV advertising event of the year, Sundays Super Bowl LIV football championship, upstaging two billionaires who aired nationwide presidential campaign commercials. Advertisers spent as much as a record $5.6 million for a 30-second spot, according to Fox Corp, which broadcast the game. Its almost going back to Super Bowl ads of old with high production value, he said. NFL Football - Super Bowl LIV Halftime Show - Kansas City Chiefs v San Francisco 49ers - Hard Rock Stadium, Miami, Florida, U.S. - February 2, 2020. Bloomberg featured a gun control activist whose son was shot and killed, while Trump featured Alice Johnson, who was freed from prison after being granted clemency.feeds.reuters.com
Chiefs explode in 4th quarter, win Super Bowl over 49ers, 31-20
MIAMI – The Kansas City Chiefs are the football champions of the world. For the second time in franchise history and first time in 50 years, the Chiefs are NFL champions following a 31-20 win over the San Francisco 49ers in Super Bowl LIV in Miami on Sunday night. Kansas City scored three unanswered touchdowns in the fourth quarter after trailing 20-10 to claim its first title since winning Super Bowl IV. Quarterback Patrick Mahomes went 26-of-42 passing for 286 yards and two touchdowns to lead Kansas City. Kansas City then took a 31-20 lead with 1:12 left on a 38-yard touchdown run by Williams to essentially seal the game.
Former WWII sergeant from San Antonio to be honored during Super Bowl coin toss
Former World War II Staff Sergeant Odon Cardenas, 100, of San Antonio, will join other veterans during the coin toss ceremony, according to a press release from the U.S. Army. DO NOT MISS the #SuperBowl coin toss! #SATX WWII Veteran, Staff Sgt. Council honored Staff Sgt. Cardenas' 100th b-day last August and #MilitaryCityUSA needs to get loud when Staff Sgt.
Headaches but no hangovers as Miami gears up for Super Bowl
NFL Football - Super Bowl LIV - Kansas City Chiefs v San Francisco 49ers - Hard Rock Stadium, Miami, Florida, U.S. - February 2, 2020. We just bought our tickets this morning and came, said Shon Yust, a lifelong Chiefs fan from Kansas City not saying what he paid. Im 51, going to be 52, the last time they were in the Super Bowl, I was two. So, were like, We better go.The sky-high prices and challenges have done little to spoil the party as the NFL returned to its favorite Super Bowl city for a record 11th time. Not everyone was excited about the Super Bowl being back in Miami.feeds.reuters.com
How much money the winners of the 2020 Super Bowl will earn
The Kansas City Chiefs and the San Francisco 49ers will play for Super Bowl LIV on Sunday, Feb. 2, 2020. In addition to bringing home the coveted Vince Lombardi trophy, the players from the winning team will each earn a six-figure bonus check: $124,000. That's according to the 2011 collective bargaining agreement the NFL signed with the NFL Players Association, which will be in effect until the 2020 season. For the highest-earners on the field, including Garoppolo, whose average annual salary is $27.5 million, the Super Bowl bonus feels like pocket change. Don't miss: The highest-paid athlete at Super Bowl LIV will take home $27.5 million this year, thanks to the 'biggest deal in NFL history'Like this story?cnbc.com
San Antonio Observes Lunar New Year, Kicks Off the Rodeo This Super Bowl Weekend
The San Francisco 49ers and the Kansas City Chiefs face off Sunday in the 54th Super Bowl. The annual parade and cattle drive kicks off the San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo and begins under Interstate 35 on West Houston Street at 11 a.m. Saturday. Downtown San AntonioFreeAlamo Round UpThe Alamo is also observing the kick-off of the San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo with a special cowboy-themed day. Included with admission, $14Miss Black San Antonio Scholarship PageantFour women will vie for the title of Miss Black San Antonio. Childrens entertainer Blippi will be in San Antonio live on Sunday.therivardreport.com
Unaired 60 Minutes Super Bowl stories
60 Minutes knows something about Super Bowl stars. Tom Brady, Drew Brees, and Aaron Rodgers each came with unique stories about their Super Bowl experience, stories unseen on 60 Minutes until now. Tom BradyThe New England Patriots' 11 Super Bowl appearances are more than any other NFL team. Drew BreesDrew Brees on the Saints' Super Bowl onside kickDrew Brees won his first and only Super Bowl in 2010 when the New Orleans Saints defeated the Indianapolis Colts 31-17. Aaron RodgersAaron Rodgers and the Super Bowl ringAaron Rodgers led the Green Bay Packers to a 31-25 victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers in Super Bowl XLV.cbsnews.com
Super Bowl betting is expected to be $6.8 billion. The IRS will want a piece of your winnings
If your weekend plans include dropping a bet on the Super Bowl, don't forget that Uncle Sam wants a piece of anything you win. Americans are expected to wager about $6.8 billion on Sunday night's matchup between the Kansas City Chiefs and San Francisco 49ers in Miami. "Most people don't realize they have to report any kind of winnings from gambling activities," said Oscar Vives Ortiz, a CPA who serves on the American Institute of CPAs' personal financial specialist committee. Roughly 26 million people are expected to bet on the Super Bowl, according to the American Gaming Association. "The risk of not reporting it is that if you get audited, and they find it, you'd owe back taxes and penalties," Vives Ortiz said.cnbc.com
The NFL is looking to Facebook to help fuel international growth
But while both the league and Facebook are focusing on growth in 2020, their targets are a bit different. Facebook has spent the last five years building its video platforms, which include Facebook Live and Facebook Watch the video-on-demand service that emulates YouTube. The company receives the recaps roughly an hour after each NFL game, and will immediately post a recap after Sunday's Super Bowl LIV, too. Facebook Groups has served the NFL well, as it allows fans from around the world to gather in one section to engage with NFL content via comments, likes and reactions. "Growing the game, getting NFL content in front of more fans on a global scale, it's going to continue to grow."cnbc.com
Quiz: Should you root for the Chiefs or the 49ers this weekend?
Do you have a horse in the race for the big game this weekend? Maybe you’d make a perfect San Francisco 49ers fan. Or maybe you’ve never known what team deserves your allegiance -- and now it’ll all make sense. You’re a Kansas City Chiefs person after all! Take our (highly scientific) quiz below to find out.
49ers star and Stanford alum Richard Sherman is an investor off the fieldhere's his strategy
On Sunday, Feb. 2, NFL veteran Richard Sherman has the chance to earn a second Super Bowl ring when he and the San Francisco 49ers take on the Kansas City Chiefs in Miami. Sherman joined the Niners in 2018, after negotiating a three-year, $39.15 million contract on his own, without the help of an agent. The 31-year-old cornerback, who grew up in Compton, Calif., and graduated from Stanford University, has several projects he's working on off the field, too. He was an early investor and advisor in Body Armor, a performance drink designed by athletes. Plus, he joined Decibel, a new venture fund founded by Jon Sakoda, as an investor and advisor.cnbc.com
The highest-paid athlete at Super Bowl LIV will take home $27.5 million this year, thanks to the 'biggest deal in NFL history'
The highest-paid player in this year's Super Bowl is 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo, whose average annual salary is an astounding $27.5 million. Chiefs defensive end Frank Clark is the Super Bowler earning the highest average salary this year after Garoppolo, at $20.8 million, per Spotrac. The 28-year-old Garoppolo signed a record five-year, $137.5 million contract with the 49ers in 2018, with $74 million guaranteed (unlike other professional sports leagues, NFL contracts are not fully guaranteed. At the time, NFL Network's Mike Garafolo called it the "biggest deal in NFL history on an average-per-year basis." An NFL player's earnings depend on a variety of factors, including their base contract, NFL salary caps, bonuses, performance incentives and endorsement deals.cnbc.com
Here's how much it costs to go to the Super Bowl in 2020it's a lot more than just your ticket
The Kansas City Chiefs will take on the San Francisco 49ers during Super Bowl LIV on Feb. 2 in Miami. Super Bowl LIV ticket cost: $4,220 to $60,000The price of tickets to Super Bowl LIV vary, depending on the size of your group and which seats you'd like to watch the game from. Miami is getting ready for the Super Bowl as thousands of tourists descend on the state to celebrate the biggest sporting event of the year. A 3-star hotel in the Miami area will set you back about $450 a night, while a 4-star property typically averages $880 per night during Super Bowl weekend, Kayak reports. Source: Visit FloridaSuper Bowl weekend extrascnbc.com
This could be the most expensive Super Bowl ever with ticket prices soaring
The Super Bowl matchup is set with the Kansas City Chiefs facing off against the San Francisco 49ers in Super Bowl LIV, and this highly anticipated game has sent ticket prices soaring. On the online ticket platform SeatGeek, the average resale price is currently $6,232. Taking place at the Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens on Sunday, February 2, the demand for this year's Super Bowl is at an all-time high with it trending to be the most expensive Super Bowl ever. Compared to previous Super Bowls, the average resale ticket price is nearly $1,000 more than the second most expensive game, Super Bowl LII. Tickets for Super Bowl LIII between the Los Angeles Rams and New England Patriots was third most expensive at $4,657.
Colin Kaepernick lays the groundwork for a possible comeback to the NFL
Quarterback Colin Kaepernick #7 of the San Francisco 49ers walks off the field after the game against the Seattle Seahawks at CenturyLink Field on September 25, 2016 in Seattle, Washington. Former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick may finally be stepping back onto the field, according to ESPN. ESPN reported that all NFL teams were invited by the league to the private workout, although Kaepernick's representatives weren't informed about the invitation until Tuesday morning. Kaepernick hasn't played with the league since 2016, after he opted out of his contract with the 49ers. Kaepernick's representatives and the NFL did not respond to comment.cnbc.com
Celebrate your favorite NFL tight ends on Sunday
(CNN) - It started in 2018 when San Francisco 49ers tight end Garrett Celek caught a touchdown pass from quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo. The "National Tight End Day" celebration had become a recurring theme and celebration in the 49ers locker room. "We were on the sidelines after Celek's score when Jimmy asked, What is it, like National Tight End Day?'" The NFL caught wind of the celebrations and christened the final Sunday in the month of October as National Tight End Day. Tight ends across the league will pay respect to previous tight ends by donning throwback jerseys.
49ers season ticket holders will get unlimited food and beverages next season
San Francisco 49ers fans getting ready for the game between the Los Angeles Chargers and the San Francisco 49ers on Thursday, August 29, 2019 at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, California. The San Francisco 49ers announced Monday that season ticket holders next year will get unlimited food and beverage items at Levi's Stadium, as part of the team's "Member Inclusive Menu" initiative. Partnering with Levy Restaurants, the 49ers will be the first NFL team to offer an array of free, unlimited food for die-hard fans. Season ticket prices will increase by an average of $20 for next year's season, said 49ers Director of Communications Roger Hacker. It's the first time prices will have changed since the 49ers moved to Levi's Stadium six years ago.cnbc.com
Chiefs season ticket holders donate game day experience to young fans
The Kansas City Chiefs were back in preseason action Saturday at Arrowhead Stadium against the San Francisco 49ers. (McKenzie Nelson/KSHB)KANSAS CITY, Missouri (KSHB) - The Kansas City Chiefs were back in preseason action Saturday at Arrowhead Stadium against the San Francisco 49ers. For some Chiefs fans, the main event was in the parking lot before the game. If you've been to a Chiefs game in Kansas City before, you've probably seen Ty Rowton, also known as the 'X-Factor.' Saturday, Rowton was joined by dozens of Chiefs fans at a special tailgate in Lot C before the game.
Colin Kaepernick recognizes protest anniversary
Colin Kaepernick of the San Francisco 49ers warms up before the game against the Los Angeles Rams at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on December 24, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. SAN FRANCISCO - Former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick -- who became a lightning rod in 2016 when he refused to stand during the National Anthem to protest the police shootings of black men and other social injustices faced by African Americans -- recognized the three-year anniversary of his first pregame protest on social media Wednesday. Kaepernick wrote on Twitter, "Today marks the three year anniversary of the first time I protested systemic oppression. It also features Kaepernick talking about the purpose of his protest. He and former teammate Eric Reid, who knelt with Kaepernick, settled their collusion grievances cases against the NFL in February.
2015 Texans season schedule
Here is a look at the Texans 2015 Preseason and Regular season schedule. All times are Central. Preseason:Saturday, Aug. 15 vs. San Francisco 49ers, NRG Stadium 7 p.m.Saturday, Aug. 22 vs. Denver Broncos, NRG Stadium 7 p.m.Sunday, Aug. 30 at New Orleans Saints 3 p.m.Thursday, Sept. 3 at Dallas Cowboys 7 p.m. Regular Season:
NFL rookie Chris Borland on retiring over concussion concerns
NFL rookie Chris Borland on retiring over concussion concerns Chris Borland was one of the most promising rookies in the NFL last season, but on Monday, the 24-year-old announced his retirement from the San Francisco 49ers. Borland cited the long-term health effects of head trauma as the main reason for his decision. He says the risks of playing are not worth the rewards. Borland joins "CBS This Morning" for his first live interview since his announcement.cbsnews.com
Rookie Chris Borland leaves NFL, cites safety risk
Rookie Chris Borland leaves NFL, cites safety risk The San Francisco 49ers' Chris Borland is retiring from the league after just one season. The linebacker cited concern for his future health, specifically the consequences of repeated head trauma. James Brown reports.cbsnews.com
Star rookie linebacker walks away from NFL over concussion fears
Star rookie linebacker walks away from NFL over concussion fears Chris Borland, a star rookie linebacker for the San Francisco 49ers, has joined a string of recent NFL players hanging up their cleats early, fearing brain damage. Senior NFL writer for CBSSports.com Will Brinson joins CBSN with more on the state of safety in the NFL and the implications early retirements may have on the league.cbsnews.com
Suspects in stadium beating appear in court
Suspects in stadium beating appear in court Brothers Amador and Dario Rebellero appeared in front of a California judge Wednesday on felony assault charges. The pair were allegedly involved in a fight in the bathroom at a San Francisco 49ers game that left another man with severe brain injuries.cbsnews.com
49ers domestic violence arrest puts spotlight on new NFL penalties
49ers domestic violence arrest puts spotlight on new NFL penalties Ray McDonald, defensive end for the San Francisco 49ers, has been arrested for domestic violence. And, as Vladimir Duthiers reports, his punishment will put new, tougher NFL penalties to the test.cbsnews.com