San Francisco 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh says the team will likely “dodge a bullet” after linebacker Aldon Smith left Friday night’s 17-6 preseason victory over the Minnesota Vikings with a bruised hip.
Alex Smith and the San Francisco 49ers picked up right where they left off last season in their preseason opener. Smith tossed a 4-yard touchdown pass to Brett Swain on the opening possession, backup Colin Kaepernick ran 78 yards for a score.
The San Francisco 49ers were set to play their first preseason game of the year when they host the Minnesota Vikings at Candlestick Park Friday.
The day the San Francisco 49ers had waited for since losing to the New York Giants in overtime of the NFC championship game in January finally arrived Friday, beginning training camp ahead of the franchise’s most anticipated season in more than a decade.
The San Francisco 49ers and Oakland Raiders released their preseason schedules Wednesday, which do not include a head-to-head match-up after fan violence marred the preseason tradition in 2011.
The Golden State Warriors rolled past the short-handed Sacramento Kings 107-96 on Saturday night in the first of two preseason games between the Northern California rivals.
Thomas Greiss stopped 25 shots and the San Jose Sharks remained unbeaten in preseason play, beating the Vancouver Canucks 3-0 on Thursday night.
With Frank Gore getting the night off, Anthony Dixon capped San Francisco’s first two drives with 1-yard touchdown runs and the 49ers beat the San Diego Chargers 20-17 in an exhibition finale Thursday night.
It was that kind of night for Drew Brees and the New Orleans Saints, who once again used a trip to Oakland to tune up for the regular season.
On his second play of his first NFL practice with the Oakland Raiders, Terrelle Pryor fumbled the snap and had to fall on the ball.