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It's gameday here at the Nuggets as the 49ers get ready to face the Houston Texans tonight at Candlestick Park. I suppose the final score really doesn't matter, but I'd like to see some more positive work down in the red zone, or even a little further back in what we have called the "Vernon Zone" for a couple years now. While the red zone covers the end zone to the 20 yard line. The Vernon Zone extends out to the 35-40 yard line. It's basically the area where Alex Smith and Vernon Davis have been able to set up the often successful seam route Davis often turns into touchdowns. It's my favorite play to watch because we get to see Vernon Davis' strength and athleticism all together.

On to the links.... 

Third exhibition critical for 49ers QBs (Maiocco)

More talks planned, 49ers' Gore frustrated (Maiocco)

Know thy neighbor: Harbaugh and his locker-room arrangement (Barrows)

Chat live with Matt: 49ers' most important preseason game (Barrows)

49ers notebook: Backups will get long look against Houston Texans (SJ Mercury News)

Four-week review in four minutes (read fast) (SJ Mercury News)

Options for 49ers RB Frank Gore as his agent is scheduled to meet with the team (Sam Lam)

Frank Gore - What does he deserve? (

Fitness push paying off for Niners' Chilo Rachal (

Key Niners backups to see action early vs. Texans (

49ers-Texans: Viewer's guide (

Sketch released of Candlestick attacker (

Up for the Challenge (

Gore, Rosenhaus to meet with Baalke, 49ers Monday (Press Democrat)

49ers over/under (Press Democrat)

What are the odds? Taking bets on Aldon Smith (

San Francisco 49ers top five 2011 stories to watch: Fan's take (Yahoo! Sports)

Best NFL sports bars in San Francisco, California (Yahoo! Sports)

Does San Francisco local have shot at beating out veteran for third quarterback spot? Fan's take (Yahoo! Sports)

Sneaking a peek at Week 1 opponents (Sando)

Yesterday on Niners Nation

Golden Nuggets: The Assistant Principal Is Coming To Town | Fooch
Frank Gore: Ready To Get Creative In His Contract? | Fooch
Bruce Miller, Starting from Scratch | D.DeSimone
49ers Fans: Stuck In The Past Or Just Desperate For Success? | Fooch
Scattered Observations from 49ers vs. Raiders Game | Tre9er
49ers vs. Texans: What Are You Looking For? | Fooch
On The 49ers' Football Outsiders Prediction and Statistics | WesHanson

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