LONDON (AP) — The “J-E-T-S” chants gave way to British-accented berating of quarterback Joe Flacco at the London sports pub where fans watched the Cincinnati Bengals ease to victory last week.
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — The defense has long done the heavy lifting in Denver no matter who's the Broncos quarterback, and so far it's not different with Russell Wilson under center.
The Broncos' new $245 million man has struggled to find a foothold in Nathaniel Hackett's West Coast offense.
DENVER (AP) — That Mount Rushmore of Quarterbacks in the loaded AFC West is off to a rather rocky start.
Patrick Mahomes, Justin Herbert and Derek Carr all lost their Week 3 games, and Russell Wilson endured a career-high nine three-and-outs Sunday night before he finally flashed the magic that earned him a $245 million extension this month, quieting the Broncos' boobirds.
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Seven punts, three turnovers and an inexplicable play when Jimmy Garoppolo stepped out of bounds in the end zone for a safety summed up the night for the San Francisco 49ers offense.
DENVER (AP) — The Denver Broncos went three-and-out nine times against the San Francisco 49ers, the most in Russell Wilson's 11-year career. And only once did they get anywhere near the end zone.
“In the fourth quarter, when it mattered most, we clicked,” Wilson said after leading the lone long touchdown drive that powered the Broncos past the 49ers 11-10 Sunday night.
DENVER (AP) — At first, the San Francisco 49ers were actually relieved that Jimmy Garoppolo stepped out of his own end zone for a safety.
It negated Bradley Chubb's go-ahead pick-6 and left the Niners clinging to a 7-5 lead over the Broncos in the third quarter Sunday night.
DENVER (AP) — Nine three-and-outs. No touchdown passes. Only 126 yards passing. It was one of the ugliest games of Russell Wilson's storied career.
To him, it was a thing of beauty.
“We're still learning each other as a whole new system,” Wilson said after the Broncos grinded out an 11-10 win over the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday night.
DENVER (AP) — Denver Broncos first-year head coach Nathaniel Hackett has lured longtime NFL assistant coach Jerry Rosburg out of retirement to help him make better decisions during games.
Rosburg, 66, agreed to join Hackett's staff after observing practice during the week and meeting with quarterback Russell Wilson and others in the organization.
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Green Bay Packers left tackle David Bakhtiari is active for Sunday’s game against Tampa Bay, while veteran wide receiver Cole Beasley appears to be in line to make his debut for the Buccaneers on Sunday.
DENVER (AP) — The only difference the San Francisco 49ers see in longtime nemesis Russell Wilson isn't in his game but his gear.
“It’s so weird seeing him in a new uniform,” linebacker Azeez Al-Shaair said.
SAN FRANCISCO (1-1) at DENVER (1-1)
Sunday, 8:20 p.m. EDT, NBC
OPENING LINE: 49ers by 1, according to FanDuel SportsBook.
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — The San Francisco 49ers know painfully well from first-hand experience how an injury to the starting quarterback can derail an entire season.
The Niners never recovered from early season injuries that sidelined Jimmy Garoppolo in 2018 and 2020.
Another season of fantasy football, another group of start-or-sit scenarios to answer.
It’s not just enough to draft the right team and make the right moves off the waiver wire. We all know that.
RENTON, Wash. (AP) — The concerns about the Seattle Seahawks going into the season centered on the offense.
Sunday provided an example of why those worries were legitimate. The Seahawks' struggles continued after an unproductive second half during their season-opening win over Denver.
The Chicago Bears were feeling good about themselves following a surprising, rain-soaked victory over the San Francisco 49ers at Soldier Field to start coach Matt Eberflus' first season.
Leave it to Aaron Rodgers and the rival Green Bay Packers to bring them down a peg, this time 27-10 at Lambeau Field on Sunday night.
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Trey Lance underwent season-ending surgery on his broken right ankle Monday, leaving the San Francisco 49ers to go ahead with the rest of the 2022 season with former starter Jimmy Garoppolo back in the helm.
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Coach Pete Carroll knew it wouldn't be easy for the Seattle Seahawks to follow up their emotional, season-opening win with another inspired performance.
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — San Francisco 49ers quarterback Trey Lance will miss the rest of the season after breaking his right ankle Sunday.
Lance went down after running the ball on the second drive of a 27-7 win over the Seattle Seahawks.
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — After the shock of losing starting quarterback Trey Lance to a season-ending injury wore off, the San Francisco 49ers looked awfully familiar with Jimmy Garoppolo back at quarterback.
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — San Francisco 49ers star tight end George Kittle will miss a second straight game because of a groin injury.
Kittle is inactive for San Francisco's game Sunday against Seattle after being listed as questionable on the injury report.
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — The offseason story for the Seattle Seahawks and San Francisco 49ers focused on the change at quarterback.
One week into the season, the transition seems to be going a little bit smoother in Seattle than in San Francisco.
SEATTLE (1-0) at SAN FRANCISCO (0-1)
Sunday, 4:05 p.m. ET, Fox
OPENING LINE: 49ers by 9 1/2, according to FanDuel SportsBook.
CHICAGO (1-0) at GREEN BAY (0-1)
Sunday, 8:20 p.m. ET, NBC
OPENING LINE: Packers by 9 1/2, according to FanDuel SportsBook
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Jim Harbaugh has been here before.
For most coaches, benching the quarterback who just led him to a fantastic season would be a once-in-a-lifetime decision. With J.J. McCarthy starting Saturday for No.
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — The San Francisco 49ers find themselves in a frustrating but familiar spot: a starting running back has gotten injured, forcing the team to scramble for a solution.
Next man up after Elijah Mitchell went down with a knee injury that is expected to sideline him for about two months is Jeff Wilson Jr.
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — The San Francisco 49ers lost more than a game in a sloppy season-opener at Chicago.
The Niners lost starting running back Elijah Mitchell to a knee injury in the 19-10 loss to the Bears on Sunday.
LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — The Chicago Bears pulled off a surprise in coach Matt Eberflus' head coaching debut when they beat San Francisco in a driving rainstorm at Soldier Field on Sunday. They'll try to do it again when they visit Green Bay this week.
DETROIT (AP) — A year later, the Detroit Lions are in exactly the same spot.
The question is whether they can improve their response in 2022.
In last year’s opener, the Lions trailed the San Francisco 49ers 41-17 in the fourth quarter and rallied to pull within one score before losing 41-33.
CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Bears were hung out to dry by their own towel during their season opener against the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday.
Trenton Gill was whistled for unsportsmanlike conduct after the rookie holder used a towel to dry off a small area of the field ahead of a potential field goal try late in the second quarter.
CHICAGO (AP) — Justin Fields rolled to his left with two defenders closing in on him. As his quarterback scrambled one way, Dante Pettis broke toward the opposite side.
CHICAGO (AP) — Trey Lance got the keys to San Francisco's offense in July. When it comes to driving in the rain, well, that still needs some work.
With Jimmy Garoppolo watching from the sideline, Lance and San Francisco were shut down by the Chicago Bears in a 19-10 loss on Sunday.
CHICAGO (AP) — San Francisco 49ers running back Elijah Mitchell left Sunday's game against the Chicago Bears because of a knee injury.
Mitchell got hurt in the first half. He finished with six carries for 41 yards.
CHICAGO (AP) — San Francisco 49ers tight end George Kittle is inactive for Sunday's game at the Chicago Bears because of a groin injury.
Kittle got hurt during a light practice on Monday. He was listed as questionable on Saturday's injury report.
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Tom Brady’s 11-day absence from training camp following a 40-day retirement earlier this year has some people doubting the seven-time Super Bowl champion’s focus entering his 23rd season in the NFL.
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — San Francisco 49ers star tight end George Kittle missed his second straight practice with a groin injury, leaving his status for the season opener against the Chicago Bears in doubt.
LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — The San Francisco 49ers advanced to the NFC championship game last season, and they believe they have the playmakers to make another big playoff run.
The Chicago Bears are starting over with a new general manager and coach.
SAN FRANCISCO (12-8) at CHICAGO (6-11)
Sunday, 1 p.m. EDT, Fox
OPENING LINE: 49ers by 6½, according to FanDuel SportsBook.
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Kyle Shanahan knows what the talk will be around the San Francisco 49ers if quarterback Trey Lance struggles in his first season as the starter with Jimmy Garoppolo waiting on the bench.
LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — Justin Fields spent the offseason tweaking his footwork and mechanics and trying to improve his presence in the pocket.
He also embraced his leadership role as the Chicago Bears' unquestioned starting quarterback.
LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — The Chicago Bears and San Francisco 49ers will be playing on new turf when they open the season at Soldier Field.
Bermuda grass was installed this week at the lakefront stadium instead of the stadium's traditional Kentucky bluegrass.
LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — Matt Eberflus can appreciate the moment.
He's a first-time head coach trying to turn around a founding NFL franchise, and the next big step comes this week when the Chicago Bears host the San Francisco 49ers in the season opener.
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Before the news about Jimmy Garoppolo staying in San Francisco as the backup quarterback became public last week, 49ers coach Kyle Shanahan gathered a group of his team leaders in his office to explain the situation.
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Jimmy Garoppolo moved over one field, rejoined his San Francisco 49ers teammates at practice for the first time since last season and was firing off passes the same way he always has.
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — The San Francisco 49ers released running back Trey Sermon a year after trading up to draft him in the third round.
The move Wednesday to cut Sermon came when the Niners needed a roster spot after claiming offensive lineman Blake Hance off waivers from Cleveland.
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — General manager John Lynch broached the idea a few weeks ago with coach Kyle Shanahan about keeping Jimmy Garoppolo in place as the backup quarterback for the San Francisco 49ers.
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — The margin between the Super Bowl champion Los Angeles Rams and rival San Francisco 49ers couldn't have been much smaller last season.
A dropped interception, a failed short-yardage attempt and a well-executed game-winning drive was the difference in sending the Rams to the title game and the Niners home to wallow all offseason at their missed opportunity.
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Jimmy Garoppolo is staying in San Francisco after agreeing to a reduced contract to be the backup to Trey Lance on the 49ers.
A person familiar with the deal said on condition of anonymity Monday that the sides are finalizing a deal to reduce Garoppolo's $24.2 million base salary for 2022.
MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Jason Jenkins, who spent nearly 14 years with the Miami Dolphins and eventually became the team's senior vice president of communications, died unexpectedly Saturday, the team said.
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — The San Francisco 49ers still face the same two major questions at the end of the exhibition season as they did at the start of training camp.
Now the Niners will have to wait until the start of the regular season for answers on whether untested quarterback Trey Lance is ready to take over the offense and whether the offensive line will be dependable enough to give Lance a chance at success.
HOUSTON (AP) — Houston Texans coach Lovie Smith wanted Davis Mills to come out of the halftime locker room and play one more series, with the hope that the second-year quarterback would have some success and end his preseason on a high note.