LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — The Chicago Bears hired Richard Hightower as special teams coordinator under new coach Matt Eberflus on Sunday.
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — When the San Francisco 49ers placed the franchise tag on Robbie Gould three years ago, the kicker had a decision to make.
He could re-sign or hang up his cleats after a long, successful career and head back home to the Chicago area to be with his wife and three kids.
Sunday, Jan. 30
Cincinnati at Kansas City, 3 p.m. EST. The Bengals advanced to the AFC championship game for the first time since the 1988 season by beating Tennessee 19-16 on Saturday.
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Robbie Gould lived up to his name.
On a field littered with snow flurries, Gould made a 45-yard field goal Saturday night as time expired and the San Francisco 49ers knocked off the top-seeded Packers 13-10 and possibly ended Aaron Rodgers’ tenure in Green Bay.
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Aaron Rodgers heads into another offseason of uncertainty after one more frustrating finish to a brilliant year.
Rodgers drove the Packers to a touchdown on the game’s opening possession, then couldn’t get them back in the end zone the rest of Saturday night.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Daniel Carlson’s 47-yard field goal as time expired in overtime lifted the Las Vegas Raiders past the Los Angeles Chargers 35-32 on Sunday night for their first playoff berth since 2016.
INGLEWOOD, Calif. (AP) — When the Los Angeles took an early 17-0 lead on the San Francisco 49ers, George Kittle had several Rams chirping their excitement in his ear about a shift in this one-sided rivalry.
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — The San Francisco 49ers made sure they didn't let another game slip away.
The Niners overcame a late-game comeback by Cincinnati on Sunday, a missed potential winning field goal by Robbie Gould and a lost coin toss at the start of overtime to beat the Bengals 26-23 and solidify their playoff positioning.
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — For two straight games the San Francisco 49ers' special teams have been far from special.
The unit has given up touchdowns on a kick return and fake punt, turned the ball over once, missed a couple of kicks and allowed a few other big returns.
The Latest from Week 13 of the NFL (all times EST):
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — The San Francisco 49ers have activated tight end George Kittle, kicker Robbie Gould and running back Jeff Wilson Jr. to play this week against the Arizona Cardinals.
Kittle and Gould were activated from injured reserve on Saturday and Wilson was taken off the physically unable to perform list.
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — The San Francisco 49ers got star tight end George Kittle and two other key players back on the practice field after stints on injured reserve as they try to get healthier for the second half of the season.
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — The San Francisco 49ers acquired defensive lineman Charles Omenihu from the Houston Texans in exchange for a 2023 sixth-round draft pick.
Omenihu must pass a physical for the deal made just before Tuesday's trade deadline to become official.
RENTON, Wash. (AP) — In one afternoon, the Seattle Seahawks avoided their first three-game losing streak in a decade by beating a division foe on the road and yet still didn’t prove much in the process.
San Francisco turned to rookie quarterback Trey Lance when starter Jimmy Garoppolo suffered a calf injury.
Garoppolo threw a TD on the opening drive but struggled after that for San Francisco.
The San Francisco 49ers locked up their kicker for the next two seasons and found one for this week.
The Niners signed Robbie Gould to a renegotiated contract that keeps him on the team through 2022 with a guaranteed contract at a reduced rate from his current deal.
INGLEWOOD, Calif. (AP) — The San Francisco 49ers have no idea where they'll be living, practicing or playing next week, thanks to new coronavirus restrictions issued in Santa Clara County while the team was on its flight to Los Angeles.
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — The Los Angeles Rams had a chance to put aside their Super Bowl hangover, needing one critical stop to remain in playoff contention.
Instead, this up-and-down season got yet another disappointment.
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — San Francisco 49ers tight end George Kittle is returning to the lineup after missing the past two games with injuries to his knee and ankle.
Kittle is active for Sunday night's game against the Green Bay Packers along with top two receivers Emmanuel Sanders and Deebo Samuel.
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Star tight end George Kittle will miss the San Francisco 49ers game against the Seattle Seahawks with injuries to his knee and ankle.
Kittle is listed as inactive Monday night after San Francisco activated tight end Garrett Celek from the physically unable to perform list earlier in the day.
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — San Francisco 49ers tight end George Kittle is doubtful to play Monday night against the Seattle Seahawks.
Kittle hasn't practiced all week for the 49ers (8-0) because of injuries to his knee and ankle and is unlikely to play in the NFC West showdown against Seattle (7-2).
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — As his ecstatic teammates rushed Robbie Gould to celebrate the kicker's game-winning field goal, Jimmy Garoppolo slowly walked the other way despite his own spectacular first home start and pulling off a wild December win against a playoff contender.
NEW YORK GIANTS (11-6)
New faces: WR Brandon Marshall, TE Evan Engram, DT Dalvin Tomlinson, PK Aldrick Rosas, QB Geno Smith, OL D.J. Fluker, TE Rhett Ellison.
Key losses: DT Jonathan Hankins, RT Marshall Newhouse, PK Robbie Gould.
SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS (2-14)
New faces: Coach Kyle Shanahan, QB Brian Hoyer, WR Pierre Garcon, WR Marquise Goodwin, WR Aldrick Robinson, DE Elvis Dumervil, DT Earl Mitchell, RB Kyle Juszczyk, OL Laken Tomlinson, K Robbie Gould, DC Robert Saleh; rookies DL Solomon Thomas, LB Reuben Foster, QB C.J.