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Tuesday, November 25th, 2014 edition of the Golden Nuggets, a daily compilation of San Francisco 49ers links from the Internet

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Games like Sunday's win against Washington are the norm for these San Francisco 49ers. If you were looking for a statement win from them, it may not come. They are a team that relies on their defense and just enough offense to win. The last 2 games versus the NFC East were ripe for a blowout, but this offense would not provide it. It may not provide one this year.

The Niners offense has yet to light up a scoreboard this season. This is after most people thought they had their best set of weapons in the Jim Harbaugh era. But those weapons are not producing the way they should. The biggest disappointment has to be the former tight end known as Vernon Davis. What is wrong with him? His hands are like stone and when he does catch the ball, he's a yard shy of the 1st down marker. Twice on Sunday, he ran routes a yard short of the 1st down. He said that is how the plays were drawn up, but who actually believes that? From afar, he looks uninterested. But he's not the only player not playing well. The whole offense is struggling, but they are doing enough to win these games.

This team just seems destined to play very close games for the rest of the year. Low 20s or high teens will be their scores in games. The team doesn't seem to care as long as they keep winning. Hopefully that is enough to get them into the playoffs.

49ers Links

Kap: The Pregame Speaker (Gantt)

He took a shot from Clark and wasn't fazed by it at all. That was beastmode | Boldin Is A Tough Guy (Gutierrez)

Good defense and just enough offense | Keys To Victory (Inman)

Clark hurt himself more than Boldin. Boldin took the hit and started running for more yards | Boldin On Clark's Hit (Alper)

Their run defense wasn't sharp. Tackling was off. Will need to be better against Marshawn and Russell | Defensive Report Card (Gin)

How do you fix those stone hands that our receivers' possess? | Offensive Report Card (Gin)

NFC Playoff Scenarios (Smith)

Winning is all that matters | No Style Points Needed (Maiocco)

Preparing for a hard work day on Thanksgiving | Light Work Day (Barrows)

That step to shake off the 1st defender was a game saver | Harbaugh Praises Gore's 4th Down Run (Smith)

Aldon has played very well since coming back. The pass rush is much better | Aldon Gives Team Boost (Williams)

Facts About Niners-Seahawks (49ers Staff)

Playoff Forecast (Inman)

He's fresh. Get him reps fast | Aldon's High Workload (Maiocco)

Refocus (Renner)

Ahmad Is Now Selfless (Gutierrez)

The story of this season | Close Wins For Niners (Inman)

Vernon is out of it. He has been a non-factor all year | Davis: Ran Routes As Drawn Up (Maiocco)

I doubt he comes back at all | Bowman: No Practice This Week (Gantt)

Anthony Davis Has Symptoms (Barrows)

Niners' Health Updates (Inman)

We need him back. Our running game is not the same | Davis Has Concussion Symptoms (Maiocco)

Another Week Without Bowman (Maiocco)

Niners Gaining Toughness (Gutierrez)

The biggest storyline of the week. Lucky for the short week | Kap Will Not Talk About Sherman (Maiocco)

Boldin Has Team Ready For Final Stretch (Emerick)

We need our receivers to actually get open and catch the ball | Throw To Whoever Is Open (Inman)

Kap Speaks About Seattle Game (49ers Video)

Hot Read (Inman)

Celek Nearing Comeback (49ers Video)

Skuta: All Games Will be Close (49ers Video)

I wish we would use Stevie more often. After Boldin, he's been our most reliable receiver with so little snaps | Stevie Johnson: X-Factor (Biderman)

Kap On Richard Sherman, Rivalry (Price)

Stevie Talks Sherman (49ers Video)

With injuries in the middle, the run defense was bound to suffer a bit. Alfred Morris is a handful regardless | Vaunted Run Defense? (Branch)

Are The 49ers Tough Enough? (Brown)

Kap Not Thinking About Sherman (Biderman)

The game we all marked when the schedules came out. Time to protect home field | The Game You've Been Waiting For (Ruthless Sports Guy)