Daily Madden: 49ers Have To Avoid The Nostalgia Trap"This is a big game for the 49ers," John Madden told the KCBS Radio morning crew. San Francisco can clinch a playoff spot with a victory. "I think it's important for them to play well, to keep up the momentum they got from last week. One of the things is I don't think they can get over-enthusiastic about this last game at Candlestick..."
Special Events Planned At Candlestick Park Before DemolitionAlthough the 49ers play their last regular season home game on Monday, the stadium will still host a number of events before it is demolished.
Phil Matier: Lack Of Parking Means No Monday Night Football At Levi’s StadiumThere will be no high-profile, prime time weeknight football games - neither Monday nor Thursday night - played at the new Levi’s Stadium for the 49ers inaugural season and possibly beyond.
49ers In DC For 'Monday Night Football,' Watch On KPIX 5Colin Kaepernick and the 49ers (6-4) will hope to find their way Monday night against the Washington Redskins (3-7), in an ESPN production airing on KPIX 5.
Daily Madden: Patriots Deserved One More PlayJohn Madden said officials should not have picked up the pass interference flag at the end of the Panthers-Patriots game Monday night, giving Carolina a 24-20 victory.
Daily Madden: Packers Will Struggle Without RodgersWallace replaced Rodgers after he suffered a shoulder injury in the first quarter. The Bears beat the Packers 27-20, and Madden expects the Packers to continue to struggle without Rodgers, who could be out several weeks.
Daily Madden: Seattle Gets Beat But Wins The GameThe Seahawks' anemic offense almost cost them the game against the Rams in St. Louis Monday night. But Seattle escaped with a 14-9 win to stay one game ahead of the 49ers in the NFC West. "I was really disappointed in Seattle," John Madden told the KCBS Radio morning crew.
Daily Madden: A's Getting The Attention They DeserveThe Oakland A's hit three home runs Monday to beat the Detroit Tigers and take a 2-1 lead in the Division Series. They can advance to the American League Championship Series with a win Tuesday afternoon.
Daily Madden: RGIII Not Yet His Old SelfQuarterback Robert Griffin III led the Washington Redskins back from a 14-0 deficit to defeat the Raiders 24-14 in Oakland Sunday, but John Madden told the KCBS Radio morning crew RG III is still not fully recovered from his knee injury and surgery last season.
Pryor Doesn't 'Remember Much' From Monday NightOn Monday night, Oakland Raiders quarterback Terrelle Pryor got rocked while on a designed quarterback draw, left the game for evaluation and was ultimately diagnosed with a concussion. Come Tuesday morning, Pryor didn't "remember much" about the loss.
Daily Madden: Pryor Offers More Hope For Raiders FansThough overshadowed by another exceptional game from Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning, Oakland Raiders QB Terrelle Pryor played well in a 37-21 Monday night loss. "He looks like he belongs there and the stage isn't too big," John Madden told the KCBS Radio morning crew.
Raiders' Hayden To Get Tested By ManningOakland rookie cornerback D.J. Hayden has never played against Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning. He figures the two will become well-acquainted Monday night in Denver.
Ex-Raiders Coach Gruden Now Satisfies Coaching Urges On TVSeemingly every time an NFL or top college coaching job opens, the Jon Gruden rumors bubble up. Yet here he is starting his fifth season calling "Monday Night Football" games, under contract with ESPN through 2016.
About The Bay: Fans Forced To Weigh Stadium Experience Vs. TVMonday Night Football is touching down in San Francisco, and the televised matchup between the 49ers and the Chicago Bears was expected to bring in monster ratings - as football games tend to do.
Concussion To Sideline Smith For Monday Night Matchup With BearsJay Cutler, the Bears' starting quarterback, is already out for Monday night against the 49ers, a game which airs locally at 5:30 p.m. on CBS 5. And his San Francisco counterpart, Alex Smith, is set to join him on the sideline, CBS Sports NFL Insider Jason La Canfora confirms.