What we’re following at the NFL Scouting Combine: QBs, new bosses, deal-making

[ad_1] Draft season kicks into high gear this week at the NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis as teams will put prospects under a microscope during private interviews, news conferences and workouts at Lucas Oil Stadium. Quarterbacks always dominate conversations at the combine, and this year will be no different with USC’s Caleb Williams, North Carolina’s … Read more

Super Bowl 2025 odds: 49ers are early favorites; Chiefs, Ravens and Bills among top teams

[ad_1] The Chiefs beat the 49ers in overtime to win Super Bowl LVIII.  Is it too early to start looking ahead to Super Bowl LVIX held in New Orleans? Never. The San Francisco 49ers are Super Bowl favorites at +500 on BetMGM, despite losing to the Kansas City Chiefs (+700 to repeat) in Super Bowl … Read more

Welcome to the ‘Doink Cam’: How CBS’ Super Bowl TV innovation came to life

[ad_1] Follow live coverage of Super Bowl LVIII between San Francisco 49ers and Kansas City Chiefs Harrison Butker has earned his reputation as one of the NFL’s great kickers. The two-time Super Bowl champion has made all 14 of his kicks in the Kansas City Chiefs’ postseason victories this season and has become as dependable … Read more

A Taylor Swift love story: How pop icon is bringing a new, young audience to the NFL

[ad_1] Arrie Flathouse took her first steps to Taylor Swift’s hit song “Tim McGraw.” The pop icon was a constant part of the now 16-year-old Arrie’s childhood as she grew up in the Houston area with two older sisters who adored Swift. Arrie came to love Swift, too, dressing up as her for Halloween and … Read more

Brock Purdy managed up, managed down and saved the 49ers

[ad_1] SANTA CLARA, Calif. — The most important run of the night may not have been by Christian McCaffrey. Or Deebo Samuel. Or even by George Kittle on one of his epic catch-and-runs. Nope. It was probably by the game manager. The most momentum-seizing, back-breaking, Lions-taming runs, a case could be made, were by Brock … Read more

How a Stanford professor helped lay the foundation for this 49ers era

[ad_1] For his first few frenetic months as the San Francisco 49ers’ general manager in 2017, John Lynch left his family behind in San Diego. His temporary home at the Santa Clara Marriott became a brainstorming center for reversing the fortunes of a moribund franchise. The 49ers, coming off a 2-14 season, had perhaps the … Read more

Taylor Swift’s jacket brings star boost to Kristin Juszczyk, wife of 49ers’ All-Pro fullback

[ad_1] SANTA CLARA, Calif. — The San Francisco 49ers had a bye during the opening round of the playoffs, but that didn’t mean Kyle Juszczyk had the weekend off. The team’s fullback went into action after his wife, Kristin, managed to meld three massive newsmakers — Taylor Swift, the NFL and the winter storms that … Read more

NFL playoff predictions: 9 coaches, executives predict divisional-round winners

[ad_1] Don’t smile because it’s over. Cry because it happened. That’d be the more fitting phrase for anyone hoping wild-card weekend might offer more than a single competitive game throughout the three-day slate. Not only had five of the six games been decided by multiple possessions, but all the blowouts were also practically decided at … Read more