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Daily Madden: 49ers Fortunate To Have Kaepernick As Back-Up

After suffering a concussion in last Sunday’s tie game with the Rams, 49ers quarterback Alex Smith may be ready to play against the Bears on Monday night. If not, Colin Kaepernick will get the start.


Ben Roethlisberger #7 of the Pittsburgh Steelers talks with head coach Mike Tomlin against the Kansas City Chiefs at Heinz Field on November 12, 2012 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Daily Madden: A Bad Week For Quarterbacks

The Steelers defeated the Kansas City Chiefs 16-13 in overtime in Pittsburgh Monday night, but lost quarterback Ben Roethlisberger to a shoulder injury in the third quarter.


Willis McGahee #23 of the Baltimore Ravens runs against Richard Seymour #92 of the Oakland Raiders during an NFL game at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum on January 3, 2010 in Oakland. (Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)

Daily Madden: Raiders Have Their Hands Full With Ravens

The Oakland Raiders face a tall task in taking on the 6-2 Ravens in Baltimore Sunday. “Baltimore is a good team, and they’re kind of one of those teams that out here we don’t see a lot or hear a lot about them,” John Madden told the KCBS morning crew Friday, noting the Ravens have won 19 of their last 20 home games.


Buster Posey #28 of the San Francisco Giants is congratulated by teammates after he scored on a home run by Hunter Pence #8 in the second inning against the Arizona Diamondbacks at AT&T Park on September 27, 2012 in San Francisco, California. (Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Daily Madden: La Russa Likes Posey, Cabrera For MVPs

To former A’s and Cardinals manager Tony La Russa, playing for a pennant contender can be the tipping point in picking an MVP.


DETROIT - OCTOBER 16:  Jim Harbaugh head coach of the San Francisco 49ers argues with Jim Schwartz of the Detroit Lions during the NFL game at Ford Field on October 16, 2011 in Detroit, Michigan. The 49ers defeated the Lions 25-19.  (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Daily Madden: Another Tough Test For The 49ers

Last year’s game ended with an angry exchange between the two coaches as they met at mid-field while the 49ers celebrated their victory.


Oakland Raiders v San Francisco 49ers

Fantasy Football: Top 10 NFL Defenses and Special Teams

A strong defense/special teams unit could make the difference in your fantasy football league. Here are the top 10 to target.


Offensive line coach Mike Tice of the Chicago Bear. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Raiders Opt Not To Interview Bears’ Tice For Coach

Chicago Bears offensive coordinator Mike Tice will not interview for the Oakland Raiders vacant head coaching job as originally planned.


Michael Bush #29 of the Oakland Raiders is dropped by Charlie Peprah #26 of the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field on December 11, 2011 in Green Bay, Wisconsin. The Packers defeated the Raiders 46-16. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Daily Madden: The Oakland-Green Bay Great Divide

The Oakland Raiders were at the top of their division going into Sunday’s game, but they were no match for the undefeated Green Bay Packers, losing 46-16 Sunday.


Andrew Luck completed 23 of 36 passes for 336 yards. (Dean Hare/AP)

Daily Madden: Is Luck A Lock To Play In Indy?

With the worst record in the NFL, it appears likely the winless Indianapolis Colts will have the first pick in the draft.


Sebastian Janikowski of the Oakland Raiders. (Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

Daily Madden: An Impressive Raiders Victory

The Oakland Raiders set team records in field goals (six by Sebastian Janikowski) and longest punt (80 yards by Shane Lechler) in beating the Chicago Bears Sunday.