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Running back Frank Gore #21 of the San Francisco 49ers is tackled by outside linebacker Anthony Hitchens #59 of the Dallas Cowboys as he rushes the football during the second half of the NFL game at AT&T Stadium on September 7, 2014 in Arlington, Texas. The 49ers defeated the Cowboys 28-17. (Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Daily Madden: 49ers Versatility Is Key To Success

The 49er defense shined in San Francisco’s 28-17 victory over the Cowboys in Dallas Sunday. But John Madden says don’t forget about the offense.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–09/08/2014

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49ers Open Season With 28-17 Win Over Dallas Cowboys

Colin Kaepernick looked ready to lead the San Francisco 49ers to another NFC championship game. Tony Romo looked rusty for the Dallas Cowboys.

09/07/2014

SEATTLE, WA - SEPTEMBER 04: Fans cheer during the game between the Seattle Seahawks and the Green Bay Packers at CenturyLink Field on September 4, 2014 in Seattle, Washington. The Seahawks defeated the Packers 36-16.

20 Ways To Tell If You’re A Die-Hard NFL Football Fan

How do you know for sure you’re a die-hard NFL football fan? Let me count the ways.

09/05/2014

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Twitter Responds to Manziel Trademarking ‘Johnny Cleveland’

Here are 8 ways you responded on Twitter to Manziel trademarking ‘Johnny Cleveland.’

09/05/2014

Members of the Dallas Cowboys line up against the San Francisco 49ers at Candlestick Park on September 18, 2011 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)

5 Lesser-Known Facts From Storied 49ers-Cowboys Rivalry You May Not Have Known

While the teams’ star players and memorable contests have been well-documented, here are some lesser-known facts about this rivalry.

09/05/2014

Fans cheer during the game between the Seattle Seahawks and the Green Bay Packers at CenturyLink Field on September 4, 2014 in Seattle, Washington. The Seahawks defeated the Packers 36-16. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)

Keidel: Nothing More American Than Autumn And Football

Football reduces us to our most private and primate impulses. We survive winter through the vicarious thrill we get from our favorite football teams.

09/05/2014

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5 NFL Week 1 Locks To Win

Let’s break down the five locks to win against the spread in NFL Week 1.

09/05/2014

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Daily Madden: 49ers Will Be Challenged On Defense

The 49ers open their season against the Cowboys in Dallas Sunday. John Madden told the KCBS Radio morning crew he expects San Francisco to win, but is concerned they’ll be giving up more points this season.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–09/05/2014

Running back Marshawn Lynch #24 of the Seattle Seahawks runs with the ball as linebacker Brad Jones #59 of the Green Bay Packers tries to catch him during the second quarter of the game at CenturyLink Field on September 4, 2014 in Seattle, Washington. (Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)

Daily Madden: Lynch Is The Key To Seahawks Success

“When you look at the NFL and you have to say who is the best team in the league, you always put Seattle at the top,” John Madden told the KCBS Radio morning crew. “And then you add a little something to it when they play at home. They’re darn near unbeatable there.”

CONNECT WITH KCBS–09/05/2014

Nick Roach #53 of the Oakland Raiders takes down Chris Ivory #33 of the New York Jets during their game at MetLife Stadium on December 8, 2013 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)

Rookie QB Carr Leads Raiders Into Regular Season Opener Against New York Jets

Geno Smith knows exactly what Derek Carr is dealing with. First NFL game. First NFL start. First regular-season snap, and all eyes on you.

09/05/2014

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