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'Ice bag game': 49ers vs. Rams turning into fierce NFC rivalry

What distinguishes the Rams-49ers rivalry is the physicality of the games, and San Francisco wanted to send an early-season message on Monday night.

NFL Power Rankings: Eagles dominant, Chiefs resurgent, Patriots falling after Week 4
NFL Power Rankings: Eagles dominant, Chiefs resurgent, Patriots falling after Week 4

The Philadelphia Eagles are on top in the latest NFL power rankings following the results of Week 4.

How did these former Ohio State defensive players do Week 4 in the NFL?
How did these former Ohio State defensive players do Week 4 in the NFL?

How did these former Ohio State defensive players do Week 3 in the NFL? #GoBucks #NFL

Amani Oruwariye has the lowest PFF grade of any CB through Week 4
Amani Oruwariye has the lowest PFF grade of any CB through Week 4

Oruwariye has the worst overall grade, most penalties and most missed tackles of all CBs thru 4 games

Bears defense was burned by Giants
Bears defense was burned by Giants' play-action bootlegs

The Bears didn't have an answer to the play-action bootlegs the Giants ran, where Daniel Jones strolled to two easy touchdowns.

Ron Rivera understands why fans are angry and frustrated
Ron Rivera understands why fans are angry and frustrated

Rivera discussed the fans and the rebuilding process in-depth. As for the fans, it's been a long time, and they want and deserve a winner.

Jovantae Barnes a bright spot for the Oklahoma Sooners in loss to TCU
Jovantae Barnes a bright spot for the Oklahoma Sooners in loss to TCU

On a day when not much went well for Oklahoma Sooners, running back Jovantae Barnes was a bright spot for the Sooners.

Week 5 NFL power rankings: Who moves up to No. 2 behind unbeaten Philadelphia Eagles?
Week 5 NFL power rankings: Who moves up to No. 2 behind unbeaten Philadelphia Eagles?

The Eagles are the league's only unbeaten team and retain the No. 1 slot, but there's quite a list of pursuers vying to check in right behind them.

Bear Necessities: Armon Watts looking forward to return to Minnesota in Week 5
Bear Necessities: Armon Watts looking forward to return to Minnesota in Week 5

Bears DT Armon Watts is ready to face his former team, the Vikings in Week 5: "That is probably the one I've got marked off on my calendar."

Ex-Titans LB Will Compton to work out for Falcons
Ex-Titans LB Will Compton to work out for Falcons

Former Titans LB Will Compton will get a look from the Falcons on Tuesday.

Tigers take big leap into top 25 of USA TODAY Sports re-rank after Auburn win
Tigers take big leap into top 25 of USA TODAY Sports re-rank after Auburn win

The Tigers are up nine spots to No. 23 this week.

Falcons off to their best start since the 2017 season
Falcons off to their best start since the 2017 season

The Atlanta Falcons are off to their best start since the 2017 season.

Ranking the Power Five head coach vacancies: Nebraska, Wisconsin among most desirable
Ranking the Power Five head coach vacancies: Nebraska, Wisconsin among most desirable

It's the first week of October and there's already five openings in the Power Five. Ranking those vacancies and the dream hires for each program.

Penn State holds impressive spot in USA TODAY Sports FBS re-rank 1-131
Penn State holds impressive spot in USA TODAY Sports FBS re-rank 1-131

Penn State moves down in the latest USA TODAY Sports re-rank of all 131 FBS teams.

NFL Predictions, Game Previews, Schedule, Lines, How To Watch: Week 5
NFL Predictions, Game Previews, Schedule, Lines, How To Watch: Week 5

NFL predictions, schedule, game previews, lines, how to watch, and TV listings for Week 5 of the 2022 season

College Football Predictions, Schedule, Game Previews, Scoreboard: Week 6
College Football Predictions, Schedule, Game Previews, Scoreboard: Week 6

College football predictions, schedule, game previews and TV listings for Week 6

College Football Expert Picks, Predictions: Week 6
College Football Expert Picks, Predictions: Week 6

College football expert picks and predictions for Week 6 highlighted by Tennessee at LSU, Utah at UCLA, and TCU at Kansas

Getting Defensive: Week 5
Getting Defensive: Week 5

Gary Davenport breaks down some of the best team defense plays for Week 5 of the 2022 season, including some streaming options. (Bob Self/Florida Times-Union / USA TODAY NETWORK)

Steelers TE Pat Freiermuth on the change at QB:
Steelers TE Pat Freiermuth on the change at QB: 'we were able to be the aggressor'

The Steelers offense looked much better with Kenny Pickett on the field Sunday.

Spencer Burford explains viral mishap of letting Aaron Donald go unblocked
Spencer Burford explains viral mishap of letting Aaron Donald go unblocked

After allowing the Los Angeles Rams' Aaron Donald to go unblocked, rookie guard Spencer Burford explained what happened.

Analysis: NFL isn
Analysis: NFL isn't passing the eye test on head injuries

What happened in Tampa was the last thing the NFL, its players and its fanbase needed three days after Tua Tagovailoa's horrifying head injury called into question the league's commitment to curbing concussions. Buccaneers tight end Cameron Brate sat out the second half of Sunday night's 41-31 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs with a concussion after colliding with a teammate and being allowed to re-enter the game. Brate was shaken up just before halftime after catching a pass for a 9-yard gain and colliding with Bucs receiver Chris Godwin while being tackled.

Jimmy Garoppolo, Nick Bosa optimistic after 49ers-Rams
Jimmy Garoppolo, Nick Bosa optimistic after 49ers-Rams 'dogfight'

After a putrid outing against the Denver Broncos the week prior, the 49ers wanted nothing more than to walk away from Week 4 with a victory and a .500 record...

Steelers legend Terry Bradshaw announces he
Steelers legend Terry Bradshaw announces he's been battling cancer

Steelers legend Terry Bradshaw announces he's been battling cancer

Ravens
Ravens' John Harbaugh explains fourth-down decision vs. Bills

#Ravens' John Harbaugh fourth-down decision vs. #Bills:

Deebo Samuel laughs at Jalen Ramsey
Deebo Samuel laughs at Jalen Ramsey's tackle attempt in 49ers-Rams game

Whether Deebo Samuel is rushing or receiving, defenders beware. He might be laughing at you next.

Rams left reeling as regular-season slide against 49ers continues in loss
Rams left reeling as regular-season slide against 49ers continues in loss

Matthew Stafford is sacked seven times and is unable to find the end zone as the Rams suffer their seventh consecutive regular-season loss to the 49ers.

Talanoa Hufanga provides nightmare fuel for Rams with game-changing pick-six
Talanoa Hufanga provides nightmare fuel for Rams with game-changing pick-six

Former USC standout Talanoa Hufanga's interception return in the fourth quarter all but sealed the San Francisco 49ers' win over the Rams.

Hernández: Sean McVay
Hernández: Sean McVay's once-formidable offense has transformed into a predictable mess

Sean McVay's reputation as an offensive genius has been on the ropes this season with Matthew Stafford and the Rams struggling. Can McVay turn it around?

Talanoa Hufanga breaks down pick-six in 49ers-Rams with odd rodent reference
Talanoa Hufanga breaks down pick-six in 49ers-Rams with odd rodent reference

Talanoa Hufanga had an interesting way to break down his first career pick-six following the 49ers' 24-10 loss to the Los Angeles Rams.

George Kittle, Kyle Shanahan enjoyed Bobby Wagner
George Kittle, Kyle Shanahan enjoyed Bobby Wagner's vicious hit on protestor

During the 49ers-Rams game at Levi's Stadium on Monday, a protestor ran on the field but was leveled by Los Angeles linebacker Bobby Wagner.

Rams offense stalls in another regular-season loss to 49ers
Rams offense stalls in another regular-season loss to 49ers

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) The Los Angeles Rams efficiently moved the ball down the field on the opening drive before a sack stalled them and led to a field goal. It all added up to a 24-9 loss to the San Francisco 49ers on Monday night in one of the worst offensive performances in six years under coach Sean McVay. The Rams (2-2) were held to 257 yards and three field goals, marking the fifth time they failed to score a touchdown in any game under McVay in the regular season or playoffs.

CeeDee Lamb solidifies WR1 claim, earns Cowboys player of the game
CeeDee Lamb solidifies WR1 claim, earns Cowboys player of the game

Lamb seems to be settling into his role as WR1 nicely and Sunday showed various ways he can dominate. | From @Ju_BeLegendary

San Francisco 49ers extend regular-season win streak vs. Los Angeles Rams: What we learned
San Francisco 49ers extend regular-season win streak vs. Los Angeles Rams: What we learned

The Rams might've bounced the 49ers out of the playoffs last season, but 49ers continue to own the Rams in the regular season.

Cedric Tillman had surgery to speed recovery for No. 8 Vols
Cedric Tillman had surgery to speed recovery for No. 8 Vols

Tennessee coach Josh Heupel said Monday that Tennessee wide receiver Cedric Tillman had surgery to speed up recovery from an injury.

Texas and Oklahoma enter rivalry week with QB questions
Texas and Oklahoma enter rivalry week with QB questions

Texas and Oklahoma are preparing for this weekend's annual matchup in Dallas with big questions at the most important position on the field.

Harsin: Auburn
Harsin: Auburn's Leota, Calzada to undergo surgery

Auburn edge rusher Eku Leota could miss the rest of the season with a pectoral injury, coach Bryan Harsin said Monday.

LSU QB Daniels on track to play against No. 8 Tennessee
LSU QB Daniels on track to play against No. 8 Tennessee

LSU starting quarterback Jayden Daniels is expected to be back this week against No. 8 Tennessee as he recovers from a knee injury that forced him out of last Saturday's victory at Auburn, Tigers coach Brian Kelly said Monday.

Notre Dame statistical leaders through four games
Notre Dame statistical leaders through four games

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49ers Talanoa Hufanga with pick-six of Matthew Stafford
49ers Talanoa Hufanga with pick-six of Matthew Stafford

Talanoa Hufanga with a pick-six for the San Francisco 49ers

Night night: Talanoa Hufanga snags late pick-6 vs. Rams
Night night: Talanoa Hufanga snags late pick-6 vs. Rams

HUFANGA! Night night.

Justin Hollins, Takk McKinley get into it on Rams sideline
Justin Hollins, Takk McKinley get into it on Rams sideline

Two Rams players were caught by the ESPN broadcast in a heated argument on the sideline. Linebacker Justin Hollins and defensive lineman Takk McKinley exchanged words and bowed up on each other before several teammates intervened, separating the two players. Director of football affairs Jacques McClendon got McKinley away from the position group for a [more]

49ers rule out DL Arik Armstead vs. Rams
49ers rule out DL Arik Armstead vs. Rams

Arik Armstead (foot) is now OUT vs. the Rams.

Top takeaways from Packers
Top takeaways from Packers' overtime win over Patriots

Takeaways from the Packers' 27-24 win over the Patriots in Week 4.

Fifteen of 16 games were within one score in fourth quarter this week, a record
Fifteen of 16 games were within one score in fourth quarter this week, a record

For the first time ever, 15 games in a single week of NFL action were close in the fourth quarter. As noted this morning, 14 of 15 games had a one-score margin in the fourth quarter. As Joe Buck pointed out at the outset of the fourth quarter from Levi's Stadium, the 14-9 margin entering [more]

Jimmy Garoppolo
Jimmy Garoppolo 'lucky' on Deebo Samuel TD pass, Peyton Manning says

Peyton Manning shared his take on Jimmy Garoppolo's 57-yard touchdown pass to Deebo Samuel in the 49ers' clash against the Los Angeles Rams.

Report: Steelers moving forward with Kenny Pickett as starting QB
Report: Steelers moving forward with Kenny Pickett as starting QB

The Pittsburgh Steelers are ready to usher in a new era with rookie first-round pick Kenny Pickett as their starting quarterback

Is Odell Beckham Jr. in play for the Giants?
Is Odell Beckham Jr. in play for the Giants?

The Rams keep waiting and waiting and waiting to re-sign Odell Beckham Jr. There continues to be a chance that they'll wait too long. Josina Anderson of CBS Sports reported on Monday night that OBJ has visited with the Giants. In a subsequent tweet, however, she seemed to retreat from characterizing it as an official [more]

Tennessee announces return of Smokey Grey uniforms at LSU
Tennessee announces return of Smokey Grey uniforms at LSU

Tennessee announces the return of Smokey Grey uniforms at LSU.

Georgia
Georgia's Jalen Carter to miss the Deep South's Oldest Rivalry game

It appears that UGA will be without Jalen Carter for Saturday's game with Auburn.

Russell Wilson has a right shoulder injury
Russell Wilson has a right shoulder injury

The Broncos didn't practice on Monday. Because they play on Thursday night, the Broncos are required to disclose any injuries, along with whether and to what extent the injured players would have practiced. If there had been practice. If there had been practice, quarterback Russell Wilson would have been limited, due to a right shoulder [more]


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