The 49ers moved to within a game of the lead in the NFC West with a win over the Cardinals, but the game was not without its casualties, as Frank Gore left early with a hip injury.
On Monday, I was stuck in airports for most of the evening as the Giants were winning it all. I asked folks on Facebook later that evening to share their personal thoughts.
On the long journey back home, our 49ers Insider offers his impressions of quarterback Troy Smith and a look ahead to the post-bye schedule.
A funny thing happened before the 49ers game in London. A World Series broke out.
If it sounds like a remake of "Planes, Trains and Automobiles" you're not far off. Our 49ers Insider is embarking on a 10-day global odyssey -- that includes a 265-mile drive.
Patrick Willis and Dashon Goldson are united. The threat of NFL suspensions for certain types of hits won't influence how they approach their work as 49ers defenders.
Defensive end Isaac Sopoaga brought back memories of 49ers great Guy McIntyre and Bears legend William "The Refrigerator" Perry with his play Sunday.
NFL Insider Matt Maiocco chats Taylor Mays, new OC Mike Johnson, the mood in the locker room, and possible shakeup scenarios before the 49ers take on the Falcons.
NFL Insider Matt Maiocco chats with fans about the 49ers biggest challenges heading into today's game with Kansas City.
What was at the core of yesterday's dust-up between Shawntae Spencer and Ahmad Brooks? Our Insider spoke to one of the parties involved.
Fans know about Alex Smith's laid back demeanor; it's something that has not always served him well on the field. So how did he become the vocal leader the 49ers need him to be?
While Michael Crabtree watched from the sidelines, rookie Phillip Adams may have cemented a roster spot with his first-half 83-yard punt return.
Frank Gore is pleading ignorance about the college athletes reportedly present at his Miami birthday party. But a star athlete needs to be more vigilant about his guest list.
Training camp is coming up like Patrick Willis on a blitz. Over the next week we'll take a look at the NFC West, with a little help from my friends on the beat.