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Saturday, January 5th, 2012 edition of the Golden Nuggets, a daily compilation of 49ers links from around the web.

Hannah Foslien

Good morning folks, and thanks to Fooch for grabbing the Nuggets, as SB Nation was being really weird last night. The playoffs begin today, and if you missed it, check out my preview of the Green Bay Packers vs. Minnesota Vikings game on the front page somewhere. The Cincinnati Bengals will also be playing the Houston Texans.

My picks: Minnesota and Cincinnati. I think the Texans have hit a wall and they'll continue their free fall. Anyway, let's get to your links and such. I'm in a big hurry and the site is being a little weird again and I don't want to have Fooch have to do 'em again. You wouldn't believe how big a jerk that guy can be when he's angry. Enjoy!

Gore, Crabtree fined for throwing football in Candlestick crowd (Maiocco)

Cundiff gets off to 'not bad' start in competition with Akers (Maiocco)

Greg Roman isn't perfect, but he could be missed (BA Sports Guy)

After rugged start, rookie TE Celek has caught on in NFL (Branch)

James level-headed as playoff debut approaches (Kurz)

Haralson eyes offseason return from torn triceps tendon (Maiocco)

49ers at the bye: How can they get back to the physical style they used to have... and have recently lost? (Kawakami)

49ers playing odds, warming up for Packers (Barrows)

Practice report: Justin Smith practicing without no-contact jersey (Inman)

Tough call on 49ers team awards (Maiocco)

49ers Feel Fresh from Playoff Bye (49ers)