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49ers-Raiders field conditions could be muddy and worth watching

The 49ers and Raiders could be dealing with some nasty field conditions in Week 14. What could it mean for Bruce Ellington and the return game?

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The Bay Area found itself getting a good deal of rain in recent days, and while that is very helpful for the ongoing drought, it is not ideal for Sunday's football game. The San Francisco 49ers and Oakland Raiders will square off at 1:25 p.m. PT, and according to Bay Area sports writer Steve Corkran, the field will be something to watch.

The 49ers activated Bruce Ellington this week for the first time since Week 10. He was dealing with an ankle injury, but all indications are that he is good to go. He was having some struggles as the return man when he was healthy, most notably having trouble figuring out when to let the ball go over his head inside the 10. It will be interesting to see how a potentially slippery field impacts him on the basics of just securing kicks and trying to move forward. He is a speedy guy, and a muddy field can be the great equalizer.