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Good morning everybody. We're only a couple days away from New Years Eve, which means only a few days until the 49ers are back to wrap up their 2011 regular season. This season has sort of flown by, but knowing that it is not over this Sunday makes it feel like we're still right in the thick of the season.

I suppose that since the importance of the games increases exponentially (if not more so) during the playoffs, this stretch should still feel like there is so much football left to be played. Ideally the 49ers can get a victory this Sunday and give us some time to figure out what will be next. I'd like to just be able to focus on potential opponents for a week and get the 49ers rested up. Fingers crossed!

Rams won't be throwing in the towel in final game against 49ers (Sam Lam)

WR Joe Hastings will likely replace Braylon Edwards on 49ers roster (Sam Lam)

Why Aldon Smith got snubbed (Maiocco)

Rams coach Spagnuolo is 'living in the now' (Maiocco)

Why Joe Hastings is best bet to fill roster spot for 49ers (Maiocco)

Injury report: Willis expected to be ready (Maiocco)

Should a safety be worth more than two points? (Maiocco)

Aldon Smith: rookie sack record but no Pro Bowl? (Barrows)

T.O. Two? Owens lobbying for 49ers gig (Barrows)

Hastings expected to take Braylon Edwards' roster spot (Barrows)

Goldson Lands in Hawaii (

Conference Call: Rams LB James Laurinaitis (

On the Phone with Spagnuolo and Laurinaitis (

Rams’ Spagnuolo mum on his future, 49ers’ playoff tasks (SJ Mercury News)

Help wanted? T.O. asks for job application (SJ Mercury News)

Terrell Owens wants to come home; 49ers unlikely to answer door (SJ Mercury News)

San Francisco 49ers notebook: Aldon Smith has rookie sack record in his sights (SJ Mercury News)

Receiver Joe Hastings might join 49ers' roster (Branch)

Source: 49ers might seek WR outside the building for playoffs (Branch)

By one measurement, 49ers are historically loaded (Branch)

NFC West injury situations that matter (Sando)

Yesterday on Niners Nation

Golden Nuggets: Wherein Alex Smith And Everybody Else Was Snubbed From The 2012 Pro Bowl | Ninjames
49ers Vs. Rams: A Prospector's Guide | Fooch
2012 NFL Pro Bowl Rosters: 49ers Honorees Represent How Far Franchise Has Come | Fooch
49ers Vs. Rams Odds: Pulling Out My Tin-Foil Hat | Fooch
Terrell Owens: So The Chatter Begins.... | Fooch
2011 San Francisco 49ers: All About The Turnovers | Fooch
NCAA College Football Bowl Games Thread: Military Bowl, Holiday Bowl On Tap | Fooch
Delanie Walker, Joe Hastings Updates | Fooch
Jim Harbaugh Has A New Sweater And Other Revelations From Wednesday's Press Conference | Ninjames

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