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Welcome to Week 8 of the NFL regular season. Our power panel — a group of more than 80 writers, editors and TV personalities — evaluated how teams are stacking up through seven weeks. The New York Jets and New York Giants continue to win while the Green Bay Packers and Tampa Bay Buccaneers continue … Read more

Should the 49ers have gone all-in?

The 49ers’ 44-23 loss to the Chiefs on Sunday reinforced both sides of the debate surrounding Thursday’s dramatic trade for Christian McCaffrey. If you loved the deal — which saw San Francisco give up 2023 second-, third- and fourth-round picks plus a fifth-rounder in 2024 — you saw flashes suggesting the running back could be … Read more

RB Christian McCaffrey given limited workload in 49ers debut

SANTA CLARA, Calif. — After their bold trade for running back Christian McCaffrey late Thursday night, San Francisco 49ers general manager John Lynch and coach Kyle Shanahan cautioned that while the move was made with an eye toward championship aspirations, it wasn’t going to single-handedly get them a Lombardi trophy. On Friday afternoon, Lynch said … Read more

NFL Week 7 takeaways – Lessons, big questions for every game

5:00 PM ET NFL NationESPN It’s Week 7 of the 2022 NFL season, and here are our weekly game takeaways. On Thursday night, the Arizona Cardinals‘ offense came alive at home against the New Orleans Saints. Sunday came with a few surprises: Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers‘ offense struggled against a Carolina Panthers … Read more

Sources — 49ers likely to have Christian McCaffrey vs. Chiefs

Christian McCaffrey is expected to make his San Francisco 49ers debut Sunday against the Kansas City Chiefs, sources told ESPN’s Adam Schefter. McCaffrey’s availability comes just three days after the 49ers and Carolina Panthers agreed to a blockbuster trade for the star running back and just two days after he flew to San Francisco and … Read more

49ers GM – Belief in roster led us to take ‘swing’ at Christian McCaffrey

SANTA CLARA, Calif. — If the San Francisco 49ers‘ trade for running back Christian McCaffrey looks like a move they hope will put them over the top to winning a Super Bowl, there’s a good reason for that: It is. The Niners and Carolina Panthers officially completed their trade Friday morning with San Francisco sending … Read more

Biggest questions and what’s next

The San Francisco 49ers have mostly watched as the NFC West division rival Los Angeles Rams have repeatedly swung for the fences to try to win the Super Bowl. That approach worked for the Rams last season. The Niners believe it’s their turn, which is why they pulled off a stunning trade for running back … Read more

Christian McCaffrey trade stuns NFL Twitter

Christian McCaffrey is heading out west. In a blockbuster surprise trade, the Carolina Panthers have sent the running back to the San Francisco 49ers in exchange for draft picks, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter. McCaffrey has 393 rushing yards and two touchdowns this season, to go along with 277 receiving yards and a touchdown. The … Read more

NFL Week 6 takeaways – Lessons, big questions for every game

5:00 PM ET NFL NationESPN Welcome to Week 6 of the 2022 NFL season, where no top-10 team is safe. The Green Bay Packers‘ offense was silent in a loss to the New York Jets — one week after losing to the New York Giants. Speaking of the Giants, they handed Lamar Jackson and the … Read more

NFL Week 6 – Best fashion from around the league

2:33 PM ET ESPN staff Week 6 of the NFL season is upon us. The Washington Commanders and Chicago Bears got things started with a mundane, er — low-scoring affair on Thursday. Sunday promises to spice things up. The 4-1 Buffalo Bills take on the 4-1 Kansas City Chiefs in a rematch of January’s divisional … Read more