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Golden Nuggets: Santa Clara finalist in Super Bowl bid; Joe Staley progressing

Wednesday, October 17, 2012 edition of the Golden Nuggets, a daily compilation of 49ers links from around the web.

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Good morning to all. Well, it's evening here in Australia, but who cares. At least the days are getting longer. You guys probably don't want to hear it, but I'm excited. As for the Niners, I'm not sure if it's a good thing or a bad thing to have such a quick turnaround after such a disheartening defeat. At least we don't have too much time to think about it or dwell on it. The downside is that Joe Staley, concussed during the aforementioned defeat to the Giants, will have less time to recover, though it sounds like he could play against the Seahawks on Thursday.

I've got to be brief, but one bit of good news is that Santa Clara and our new stadium has officially been declared a finalist for the 2016 Super Bowl. We're battling Miami to be the city that's the hostess with the mostest. Hopefully we get it. They gave the 2012 Super Bowl to Indianapolis for building a new stadium and nobody wants to go there. And besides, Miami gets a Super Bowl every 5 years or so.

Super Bowl 2016: Santa Clara, South Florida finalists to host . (Bay Area SB Nation)

Week 6: Giants 26, 49ers 3

49ers' Jim Harbaugh says they have to move on from Giants loss. (Bay Area SB Nation)

49ers ignored Frank Gore in second half. (Inman)

Run defense struggles against Giants. (Mercury News)

Jim Harbaugh suffers first real humbling as 49ers' coach. (Poole)

49ers review vs Giants: Quarterbacks. (Maiocco)

49ers review vs Giants: Wide Receivers, tight ends. (Maiocco)

49ers review vs Giants: Running backs. (Maiocco)

49ers review vs Giants: Offensive line. (Maiocco)

49ers review vs Giants: Defensive backs, specialists. (Maiocco)

49ers review vs Giants: Defensive line, linebackers. (Maiocco)

This time, pass-first plan panned as 49ers stray from strength. (Branch)

Week 7: Seahawks at 49ers

Seahawks QB Russell Wilson has surprised, will have hands full vs 49ers. (Gin)

49ers - Seahawks matchups: Part 1 - Anthony Davis vs Bruce Irvin. (Cohn)

49ers O-line ready to adjust. (

Russell Wilson: "My height does not define my skill set." (Cohn)

Primetime matchup: Marshawn Lynch vs 49ers D. (

Fangio breaks down the Seahawks offense. (Cohn)

Roman on Seahawks defense: "They play a lot of man coverage outside." (Cohn)

Seahawks' Marshawn Lynch poses challenge to 49ers defense. (Press Democrat)

Seahawks casting a familiar image. (Branch)

Roster / Injury News

Joe Staley hopes to play Thursday. (Bay Area SB Nation)

LT Joe Staley waiting for doctor's approval to play Thursday. (CBS Sports)

Alex Boone primary tackle backup, despite starting at RG. (Bay Area SB Nation)

Alex Boone to help on O-line. (Branch)

Right tackle only? Alex Boone ready to prove 'scribes and pundits' wrong. (Barrows)

Symptom-free Staley hopes to play Thursday. (Maiocco)

Staley back on the field but wearing "no-contact" jersey. (Barrows)

Assorted News / Power Rankings / Division News

What's up with the 49ers' pass rush. (BASG)

Playing time for 2012 NFC West draft picks. (Sando)

NFL power rankings: How they voted. (Sando)

NFC West stock watch. (Sando)

Every scoring defense ranks among top five. (Sando)

Alex Smith is your quarterback, San Francisco 49ers' fans. (Poole)

How the 49ers should use Colin Kaepernick. (Cohn)

Patrick Willis not happy with Matt Millen's criticism. (Pro Football Talk)

Willis tackles criticism from linebacker-turned-broadcaster Millen. (Inman)

Willis apologizes for radio comments, cites post-game emotions, respects NFL elders. (Inman)

Is Millen's criticism of Patrick Willis and NaVorro Bowman fair or unfair. (Cohn)

Oh, thaaaat's who he is: Willis softens on Millen, readies for Lynch. (Barrows)

49ers visit Ronald McDonald house. (

Do the 49ers' players miss special teams ace Blake Costanzo? (Lynch)

Power rankings: Falcons leave no doubt at No. 1. (Yahoo!)

AP Pro32 comments about 49ers. (Yahoo!)

Roman says it "remains to be seen" whether Colin Kaepernick will be 49ers starting QB next season. (Cohn)

Fangio: "I don't see our pass rush as being an issue right now." (Cohn)

Roman: "When we don't produce enough, that falls on me." (Cohn)

Videos / Assorted Media

49ers total access: Show #9. (

Press Pass: Vic Fangio. (

Conference call: Seahawks HC Pete Carroll. (

Conference call: Seahawks QB Russell Wilson. (

Press Pass: Greg Roman. (

49ers celebrate alumni weekend. (

Matt & Mindi: What happened to 49ers' defense in 4th quarter? (CSN Bay Area)

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