Golden Nuggets: Bye Week Is Coming To A Close, Slowly But Surely

Morning/evening everybody. I'm handling the Nuggets for James today. It really is a quiet time right now with the bye week and all. Thankfully after this week get at least ten weeks of football the rest of the way. Ideally the 49ers will make the playoffs and get a first round bye, in which case I could live with another week off from football. It could get ugly waiting for the following week, but I'd be willing to make the sacrifice.

In case you missed it on Thursday, VERSUS aired their NFL Turning Point show, which featured the 49ers-Lions game. You can catch it over at YouTube. We can live off that game through the weekend, but thankfully we'll be back into another game week in two short days. On to the links!

Report card: Grading the 49ers during the bye week and naming team MVP (Sam Lam)

Smith fined $15K for low hit on QB (Maiocco)

York named chair of NFL's safety committee (Maiocco)

Reviewing the 49ers' challenges (Maiocco)

Re: Aldon Smith, the league giveth and taketh away (Barrows)

Soft: I help them have fun. Is that so wrong? (Barrows)

Guess what: 49ers GM Trent Baalke might’ve had a perfect off-season (SJ Mercury News)

New titles for Aldon Smith, Frank Gore, John York (SJ Mercury News)

Bay Area football teams enjoying turnaround (Sac Bee)

Poulos Named HS Coach of the Week (49ers.com)

Bostic Named HS Coach of the Week (49ers.com)

Smith and Gore Win Weekly Awards (49ers.com)

49ers Women Execs to Speak at Stanford (49ers.com)

Five Things: Improvement Week (49ers.com)

Harbaugh has trouble keeping friends, but his players like him (NFL.com)

49ers' Smith In a QB Duel (NBC Bay Area)

NFC West Penalty Watch: Ref was right (Sando)

Yesterday on Niners Nation

Golden Nuggets: Madden NFL 12 Roster Updates Are Whack | Ninjames
2011 San Francisco 49ers Schedule Predictions Revisited | Fooch
Looking Ahead Early: 49ers 2012 Draft Needs | Dylan DeSimone
Caption This: LOUD NOISES | howtheyscored
Week 7 NFL Picks: Derek 1 Dylan 0 | DerekRE_3
Jim Harbaugh Approval Rating: Just Shook His Hand Too Hard | Fooch
The Far Too Early In the Season Awards Show: Defensive Rookie of the Year | Fooch
Every 49ers Fan's Greatest Fear At This Point (Even If You Hadn't Thought Of It, Yet) | Tre9er
Aldon Smith, Frank Gore Take Home Week 6 Honors
 | Fooch

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