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Golden Nuggets: 49ers Blasted By Texans In Less Than Stellar Affair

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There's not a whole lot that really needs to be said after Saturday evening's poor performance from the 49ers. The team struggled in just about every phase of the game, although temporary replacement punter Sam Paulescu put together some booming punts. He'll get cut at the end of the preseason, but his performance last night might have netted him a shot with a team that doesn't have one of the better punters in the league.

We'll have some of the transcripts posted later this morning, but if you notice in some of the links below, apparently Jim Harbaugh was waiting for the media when they all came into the media room following the game. Lowell Cohn raised a question about it (according to Tim Kawakami) and it left me wondering what exactly he brings to the table in the Bay Area media. I'd suggest he's the "curmudgeon" of the group, but Ray Ratto seems to hold that down. Instead, Lowell Cohn just strikes me as a bitter old man. If somebody's willing to continue paying him for such a role, so be it. Personally, I don't get it. Anyway, on to the links.

49ers struggle in 30-7 preseason loss to Texans; Frank Gore talks new contract (Sam Lam)

Few bright spots in 49ers' loss to Texans (Maiocco)

Niners lose rhythm, lose to Texans 30-7 (Barrows)

Texans Beat 49ers 30-7 (

49ers Force Three Turnovers (

Notebook: Brooks Shows Versatility (

Alex Smith on the O-line: "A great group." (Press Democrat)

Cohn: Harbaugh searching for answers (Press Democrat)

Harbaugh on the game: "It’s a bitter pill to swallow." (Press Democrat)

Colin Kaepernick post-game quotes (Press Democrat)

What I saw from the press box (Press Democrat)

San Francisco 49ers whipped in all phases (Kawakami)

Niners Again Show Their Shaky Side (NBC Bay Area)

Three things: 49ers-Texans (Sando)

Three things revisited: 49ers-Texans (Sando)

Yesterday on Niners Nation

Golden Nuggets: Game Day Against The Houston Texans | Fooch
NFL Rookie Of The Year Odds: Aldon Smith A Sleeper? | Fooch
49ers vs. Texans: Demarcus Dobbs vs. Will Tukuafu | Fooch
Anthony Dixon vs. Kendall Hunter: Who Will Have A Better Game Today? | Fooch
49ers Practice Squad Candidates: Rookies vs. Veterans | Fooch
49ers vs. Texans: Dress Rehearsal Time | Fooch
49ers vs. Texans: So About The Second String Vs. First String Idea.... | Fooch
49ers vs. Texans: Houston Taking Control Early In The Game | Fooch
49ers vs. Texans: Make The Bad Man Stop... | Fooch
49ers vs. Texans: Figuring Things Out While Being Taken Behind The Woodshed | Fooch

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