Cowboys RB Tony Pollard injures ankle vs. SF; ruled out
SANTA CLARA, Calif. — (AP) — Dallas Cowboys running back Tony Pollard was carted off the field late in the first half of Sunday's divisional-round game against San Francisco after injuring his left ankle and was ruled out for the rest of the game. Pollard got hurt when San Francisco's Jimmie Ward fell on his ankle on a tackle following a reception late in the first half. Pollard was helped off the field to the injury tent and then taken off the field with a towel draped over his head. Pollard led the Cowboys with 1,007 yards rushing during the regular season. Pollard had six carries for 22 yards and two catches for 11 yards in the first half before getting hurt.wftv.com
Inexcusable penalty on 49ers hands the Seahawks a field goal before halftime
Whatever was going through Jimmie Ward's mind right before halftime, it was the wrong thought. Ward, the San Francisco 49ers' defensive back, had one of the most mind-numbing penalties of the season right before halftime in a wild-card playoff game against the Seattle Seahawks. He hit it as the half expired and the Seahawks led 17-16. The 49ers screwed up before Ward's awful penalty, squibbing a kickoff instead of kicking it deep. Still, they shouldn't have been able to get into field-goal range with nine seconds left in the half.wftv.com
49ers suffer serious injury losses in latest win
Jimmy Garoppolo was sharp, San Francisco's running game was efficient and the defense delivered another dominating performance. The opener of a two-game East Coast swing for the 49ers looked good on the scoreboard with a 37-15 victory over the Carolina Panthers on Sunday but proved costly on the injury report. The Niners (3-2) lost starting cornerback Emmanuel Moseley to a season-ending knee injury, safety Jimmie Ward to a broken hand, star edge rusher Nick Bosa to an injured groin and kicker Robbie Gould to a bruised knee.news.yahoo.com
Ransomware gang says it has hacked 49ers football team
The ransomware gang BlackByte recently posted some of the purportedly stolen team documents on a dark web site in a file marked "2020 Invoices." The gang did not make any of its ransom demands public or specify how much data it had stolen or encrypted. In the past month, ransomware victims have included operators of maritime fuel depots in Belgium and Germany and media outlets in Portugal. A recent report by the FBI, NSA and others said that ransomware operators are even setting up an arbitration system to resolve payment disputes among themselves. But Callow said that doesn't mean whoever is behind the 49ers attack is in Russia or one of its neighbors.wftv.com
49ers win 1st home game in more than a year, 31-10 over Rams
APTOPIX Rams 49ers Football San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Deebo Samuel (19) runs past Los Angeles Rams safety Jordan Fuller to score during the second half of an NFL football game in Santa Clara, Calif., Monday, Nov. 15, 2021. San Francisco has won five straight against Los Angeles. The Rams lost for the second straight week with Matthew Stafford once again throwing two interceptions, including one returned for a touchdown. Odell Beckham Jr. made his Los Angeles debut after signing last week but had only two catches for 18 yards. UP NEXTRams: Los Angeles has a bye next week before visiting Green Bay on Nov. 2849ers: Visit Jacksonville on Sunday.wftv.com
AP source: Saints' Brees has rib fractures, collapsed lung
(AP Photo/Butch Dill)NEW ORLEANS – Drew Brees has been diagnosed with multiple rib fractures and a collapsed right lung, a person with knowledge of the situation said Monday. Brees' injuries, which were first reported by ESPN, are expected to sideline the quarterback for multiple weeks. Saints coach Sean Payton said Monday he would not comment on any injuries before the first required injury report of this week on Wednesday. Street got a clean shot on Brees, de-cleated the quarterback and came down hard on the right side of Brees' torso. “In my humble opinion, saw really one flagrant hit worthy of personal foul and that was the hit on Tre'Quan,” Payton said.
Saints overcome Brees injury, beat 49ers 27-13
“When I came out in the second half and started throwing the ball (to warm up), it became really apparent that I wasn't going to be effective,” Brees said. Brees said he didn't expect the injury to be “a long-term thing," but added, ”it's just a matter of how long it's going to be. “We couldn’t get anything going in the second half and didn’t get much out of our running game," coach Kyle Shannahan said. Tight end Josh Hill also left the game with a concussion in the second half. Cornerback Marshon Lattimore left with an oblique injury, but could be seen standing on the sideline without his helmet in the second half, urging on teammates and even dancing at times.