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Golden Nuggets: Knocked Down Again

Monday, November 3, 2014 edition of the Golden Nuggets, a daily compilation of 49ers links from around the web.

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I'd have to say that James called it when he said, "it's probably going to get worse before it gets better." This performance against the Rams was definitely the "worse". How much more worse depends on the team's ability to bounce back on the road against an up-trending New Orleans Saints next week.

The starting offensive line for this game, assuming they remain healthy, is probably what will be the lead group for the rest of the season. This doesn't give me a lot of confidence considering how they've performed this season, but you have to believe that as they get more practice and games together that some sort of cohesiveness and consistency will develop.

For the 49ers' playoff hopes to stay alive, that has to happen sooner rather than later. This is probably the most inconsistent team Jim Harbaugh has had in his 4 seasons in San Francisco, and it must be as perplexing to him as it is to us fans. We still expect things to improve as star reinforcements return, but the question remains: Will it be enough?

Game Recap

Late fumble dooms 49ers in loss to Rams (Gin)

Gamer: 49ers Fall to 4-4 with Loss to St. Louis Rams (Pentis)

Offensive no-show: 49ers lose to Rams, 13-10 (Branch)

Final: 49ers upset 13-10 as officials rule Rams recover Kaepernick fumble at the goal line (Inman)

Stumbling 49ers fall to Rams, fall behind in division race (Barrows)

49ers sacked by the Rams (Biderman)

San Francisco 49ers lose on controversial call on Colin Kaepernick fumble (Yahoo)

Rams win as late Kaepernick fumble seals 49ers' fate (PFT)

Kaepernick Fumbles, Niners Shocked by Wounded Rams (NBC)

Game Analysis

49ers can blame execution, offensive line in loss to St. Louis (Gin)

What We Learned from 49ers vs. Rams (Price)

Rapid Reaction: San Francisco 49ers (Gutierrez)

49ers can't stop Rams pass rush (Corkran)

Colin Kaepernick Comments on Goal-line Sneak (Price)

49ers stunned by Rams after late Kaepernick fumble (NFL)


Colin Kaepernick says of fateful, final fumble: ‘I know I crossed the goal line' (Inman)

Regardless of how bad they played, Colin will not throw teammates under the bus. | Kaepernick: 'I know I crossed the line' (Maiocco)

Frank Gore on 49ers offense: ‘We've just got to make our minds up, do what we feel we're good at' (Inman)

Referee: No visual evidence to overturn controversial calls (Maiocco)

Transcript | Jim Harbaugh on the 49ers' confounding performance vs. St. Louis: "There's no question about it, today was not good enough to win" (Kawakami)

Team News

49ers expect to make announcement Monday on Marcus Lattimore's status (Yahoo)

Marcus Lattimore may be abandoning his comeback attempt (PFT)