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Wednesday, November 5th, 2014 edition of the Golden Nuggets, a daily compilation of San Francisco 49ers links from the Internet

Thearon W. Henderson

What's that saying people say when you are against the wall? They usually say you have a mountain to climb. Right now, the Niners have to climb the Himalayas. They may have to win outright to make the playoffs. They sit 3 games back of the 1st place Cardinals and 2 games back of the Seahawks. They still have 1 game at the end of the season against Arizona and have 2 games with Seattle.

The offense played horribly on Sunday. The offensive line is playing worse now than at any time in the Harbaugh era. The line used to be the biggest strength of the offense. They used to batter defensive lines. This year not so much. Kap is usually on the run due to pressure. But other areas in the offense are not doing their job as well. Kap and the team are terrible in the red zone. Key players need to step up. This is looking at you Michael Crabtree. Stevie Johnson has produced at the same rate as Crabtree with about half the snaps. Not looking good if he's looking for that new big contract. Stevie should get more chances in the offense.

But there is hope if the offense turns the corner. The Niners defense is ranked #2. They have played very well without key starters. The offense needs to do its part and the season could definitely be salvaged. No one really knows how the locker room dynamic is, but we do know this team is full of players that can play at a high level. The Niners need to climb this mountain and it starts this Sunday at New Orleans. One more loss could be the end of their playoff dream this year.

49ers Links

Not looking too good right now | Niners-Seahawks Rivalry (Ruthless Sports Guy)

1st Half Film Review (Lynch)

When Is Aldon Smith Coming Back? (Florio)

Fix it Trent | Baalke: Some Things Are Broken (Alper)

Review The Rulings (Gin)

Film Don't Lie (Gutierrez)

The One Bright Spot: Borland (Williams)

The biggest free agents aren't playing very well | Niner Free Agents (Maiocco)

Fangio: On Brooks' Trade Rumor (Florio)

Fangio Speaks (49ers Radio)

Many things are wrong with the offense. Too many | What's Up With The Offense? (Barrows)

Demarcus Dobbs Released (Barrows)

Jerry Rice On Jim (Smith)

Spot Opened For Aldon's Return? (Inman)

Power Rankings (Gutierrez)

Did The Rams Bring The "House"? (Gutierrez)

Chance Signed To Practice Squad (49ers Staff)

This is dreadful. They need to be much better. Settling for FGs will not win you many games | Dead Last In Red Zone Efficiency (Inman)

Reid Ready For Louisiana Return (49ers Video)

Perrish Cox Ready For Saints WR (49ers Video)

Changes To The Defensive Line (49ers Video)

All the games are must win | Bruce Miller On Must Win Games (49ers Video)

Aldon To Play Right After Suspension (Emerick)

Seifert Honored At Halftime (49ers Video)

Aldon Not Likely To Return This Week (Wesseling)

Locker Room Observations (Pentis)

Team Regroups (Eymer)

NFC West Report (Pentis)

Jerry: Harbaugh Gone? (Bay Area News Group)

All reports seemed to be false. That's too bad | Aldon Not Returning Early (Biderman)

Aldon Exceptional During Suspension (Barrows)