Good morning everybody. The 49ers get one more day of practice before they face off against Pittsburgh Steelers, so this week, Sunday is a day to just kick back and enjoy some football. Some of us have fantasy football matchups that will add a little bit of stress, but otherwise, it is an opportunity to relax and get ready for Monday.
In this week's Nuggets, there is one article in particular that is pretty money. Eric Branch wrote about how Jim Tomsula provided a bit of a nickname for the 49ers defensive line. He described them as the "Muppets" in part due to how crazy they can be. It isn't quite the Purple People Eaters or the Williams Wall, but I think it is a pretty money nickname for a unit that has been downright dominant this season.
49ers Mailbag: Spencer is No. 4 CB (Maiocco)
Willis expected to miss second game (Maiocco)
Harbaugh: Staley is progressing well (Maiocco)
Rookie Aldon Smith knows how to bring down QBs (SJ Mercury News)
49ers-Steelers summit brings NFL dynasties to mind (SFGate.com)
49ers’ Staley less questionable than Willis (SFGate.com)
Gore, 49ers focused on strong finish (Yahoo! Sports)
Boone shapes up as solid keeper for Niners (Pro Football Weekly)
49ers defensive line: 'Muppets' monsters on field (SFGate.com)
Final Word: NFC West (Sando)
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