SANTA CLARA -– Midway through the second quarter, stuck in a scoreless tie, the 49ers picked up a first down on Blaine Gabbert’s pass completion to Anquan Boldin.
Well, not quite.
SANTA CLARA -- Torrey Smith returned to limited practice on Friday and hopes to keep alive the third-longest consecutive-games played streak among active wide receivers.
The countdown continues. There are three games remaining in the regular season and time is running out for the 49ers to build optimism for the future.
CINCINNATI (10-3) at SAN FRANCISCO (4-9)
Sunday, 4:25 p.m. ET, CBS