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Golden Nuggets: Gameday Eve

Saturday, September 13, 2014 edition of the Golden Nuggets, a daily compilation of 49ers links from around the web.

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Good morning everyone. Yesterday, much like every other day of this week, was a bad one for the NFL. Adrian Peterson was the latest star to be caught in the middle of the law. This time for child abuse. As much as I would love to go off on a tangent about that, the non football incidents since the Superbowl, both from the 49ers and around the NFL have made me sad. So I want to at least try and focus on the game coming up on Sunday.

The 49ers welcome the Bears as the first victim in the new Levi's Stadium. As you all should remember, the Bears were the first start of Colin Kaepernick's career in 2012. And what a game it was: The 49ers won 32-7, Aldon Smith had 5.5 sacks, and Colin Kaepernick shredded the defense that most thought was one of the best in the NFL at the time. This time around, Chicago's defense is not nearly as respected as that version. They were shredded for over 200 rushing yards last week against the Bills, and seem to have both personnel and scheme issues. Just because I can and I think it's fun to dream big, I am going to predict an epic blowout. The 49ers defeat the Bears 51-3 as Jim Harbaugh gives the fans what they want, finally allowing the 49ers to give into their killer instinct and put a team away for once.

Three questions & answers that tell you all you need to know about the Jim Harbaugh press conference experience (BASG)

Report: Michael Crabtree fined for wearing blue cleats (Gin)

PFF Preview: Bears @ 49ers, Week 2 (PFF)

Bears Don't Want Replay of Last Meeting with 49ers (NBC)

49ers notes: Battle of the injured between Bears and 49ers (Barrows)

49ers cornerback Chris Culliver could start Sunday (Mercury News)

Practice report: Culliver on track to cover Bears injury-laden receiving corps (Inman)

Injury report: Brock, Davis more questionable than Culliver (Maiocco)

49ers could catch Bears without top pass-catchers (Branch)

49ers Host Bears in First Regular Season Football Game at Levi's Stadium (NBC)

Stadium grass, take two: 49ers to test reconfigured field (Barrows)

Re-sodded Levi's field set for test (ESPN)

49ers, Bears to add new chapter (ESPN)

NFLPA approves new drug policy with HGH testing, marijuana tolerance, two-game suspension for DUI (Inman)

Harbaugh transcript: ‘Everybody is more aware, taking the opportunity to be aware of domestic violence’ (Inman)

Harbaugh: Bowman looks like he's 'moving pretty good' (Maiocco)

Carlos Hyde Gifts First TD Ball to Grandmother (49ers)

49er Ray McDonald's court date postponed as police investigation continues (Mercury News)

49ers' Ray McDonald has hearing PPD (ESPN)

The 49ers’ three-level hierarchy and how it might be working in the Ray McDonald issue: No, it’s not actually "one voice" (Kawakami)

Ray McDonald’s court date canceled; investigation ongoing (Branch)