Good morning ladies and gentlemen. I hope you all enjoyed Thursday Night Football, though it wasn't a particularly good game. The Atlanta Falcons just demonstrated a strong argument for the NFL to enact the mercy rule by obliterating the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Anybody who thought that game would be close has to be feeling pretty silly right now. As an aside, wouldn't it be great if the San Francisco 49ers went out and did that to some team? Sure would be nice.
Whatever the case, I don't expect that to happen this week. I expect the 49ers to bounce back and get a solid win over the NFC West rival Arizona Cardinals, but I don't expect them to humiliate the Cardinals or anything along those lines. Whatever the case, I'm prepared for the game after eating a Sonoran Hot Dog, which I've been told is a dish you can find in Arizona. You'll find my post on that on Friday.
Onto the linkage.
Back issue lands Kaepernick on injury report (Inman)
Police: Woman grabbed gun at McDonald's house in May (Barrows)
Fearless Carrier could have big role in 49ers' offense (Maiocco)
Hits and giggles: Justin Smith off to great start 14th season (Inman)
Fangio on rookie CB Ward: 'He's just got to play a little better' (Branch)
Fangio draws on baseball for struggles on D (Biderman)
49ers waiting on Anthony Davis at RT (Gutierrez)
49ers set to face Fitzgerald without top cornerback (Maiocco)
49ers notes: With Davis, McDonald ailing, Carrier may see more action at tight end (Barrows)
Jerry Rice: Bench Ray McDonald (Gutierrez)
Practice report: Vernon Davis, Vance McDonald remain out while Derek Carrier readies for action (Inman)
Ray McDonald questions keep coming for 49ers coaches (Barrows)
Kaepernick excels vs. the blitz (Gutierrez)
Injury Report: Joe Staley Returns to Practice (49ers)
Updates on 12 Members of the San Francisco 49ers (49ers)