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Carson Palmer #3 of the Oakland Raiders drops back to pass against the Dallas Cowboys in the first quarter of an NFL preseason football game at Coliseum on August 13, 2012. (Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

Raiders Shut Out By Cowboys In Preseason Opener

Darren McFadden picked up where he left off before a foot injury cut last season short by gaining 38 yards on Oakland’s first three plays of the exhibition season and the Raiders went on to lose to the Dallas Cowboys 3-0 Monday night.


The 49ers, who recorded the lowest yards (308.1) and points allowed average (14.3) in the NFC, have four Pro Bowlers on the roster: Defensive end Justin Smith, linebacker Patrick Willis, cornerback Carlos Rogers and safety Dashon Goldson. Linebacker Aldon Smith may win Defensive Rookie of the Year accolades.

49ers Linebacker Aldon Smith Injures Hip In Preseason Opener

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.


Colin Kaepernick #7 of the San Francisco 49ers rushes for a seventy eight yard touchdown against the Minnesota Vikings in the second quarter during an NFL pre-season football game at Candlestick Park on August 10, 2012 in San Francisco, California. (Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

Smith, Kaepernick Lead 49ers Past Vikings 17-6 In Preseason Opener

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.


Candlestick Park

49ers Set For Candlestick Opener; Busy Day In San Francisco

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.


Divisional Playoffs - New Orleans Saints v San Francisco 49ers

49ers Open Camp With Sights Set On Super Bowl

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.


Kendall Hunter #32 of the San Francisco 49ers is tackled by DeMarcus Van Dyke #38 of the Oakland Raiders at Candlestick Park on August 20, 2011 in San Francisco, California.  (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

49ers, Raiders Preseason Matchup Eliminated

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.


Warriors Action

Warriors Roll Past Kings 107-96 To Open Preseason

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 of the San Jose Sharks. (Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

Sharks’ Greiss Shuts Out Canucks In Preseason Game

Thomas Greiss stopped 25 shots and the San Jose Sharks remained unbeaten in preseason play, beating the Vancouver Canucks 3-0 on Thursday night.


Starting Quarterback Alex Smith #11 of the San Francisco 49ers in the pocket against the San Diego Chargers during their preseason NFL Game on September 1, 2011 at Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego. (Donald Miralle/Getty Images)

49ers End Preseason With Win Over Chargers

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.


Oakland Raiders, New Orleans Saints

New Orleans Tunes Up On Raiders’ Defense, 40-20

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.

CBS San Francisco–08/28/2011