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Golden Nuggets: Tripped Up in Cleveland

Monday, December 14, 2015 edition of the Golden Nuggets, a daily compilation of 49ers links from around the web.

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Whoops. So that happened. Fresh from a thrilling overtime road victory in Chicago, the 49ers arrived in Cleveland looking for their first winning streak of the season. Except they ran into a juggernaut called the Browns; the same one that has lost seven games in a row prior to this game. Yes it was that bad. Most of us can understand losing on the road. I mean even the Golden State Warriors had their 24 game streak stopped by Milwaukee. But to be thoroughly dominated and blown out by the worst team in the league says something about this San Francisco team, and none of it is good.

Nine sacks. Nine. Blaine Gabbert did an admirable job avoiding them in his first four starts, but the law of averages demanded payback and that debt was cashed in and then some. This was easily Blaine Gabbert's worst start as a 49er and it's not really a big surprise coming after his struggles in Chicago for most of the game. What this shows is that this roster is still lacking in experienced talent and injuries have wiped out whatever perceived depth there was. So expect more inconsistent play for the rest of the season. It's a must if you want to retain your sanity as a 49ers fan.

Game Recaps

49ers take step backward in loss to Browns (Maiocco)

49ers put on attrocious display in losing 24-10 to host Browns (Inman)

Johnny B. Good: Manziel leads Browns over 49ers 24-10 (AP)

Post-game Analysis

Nowhere to run, nowhere to hide - 49ers beaten soundly by Browns, of all teams (BASG)

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

Did 49ers face Johnny Manziel or Johnny Unitas? (Purdy)

49ers a no-show; what does that say about Tomsula, staff? (Purdy)

49ers fail on almost all accounts in embarrassing defeat to Browns (Inman)

49ers again fail to launch a win streak under Tomsula, who says: ‘We all took a step backward' (Inman)

Johnny Manziel authors Browns' romp over Niners (NFL)


Gabbert physically fine after nine-sack beating (Inman)

Blaine Gabbert Assesses Offensive Performance in 49ers Loss to Browns (Emerick)

Jim Tomsula: 49ers Didn't Execute in Loss to Browns (Fann)

Tomsula: 'That's as bad a feeling in sports as you can have' (Maiocco)

NaVorro Bowman: 'We All Have to Live with the Result' (Price)

Differing opinions in 49ers locker room whether they overlooked Browns (Inman)

Team News

49ers LG Alex Boone scheduled for MRI on knee (Maiocco)

49ers' K Dawson has memorable return to Cleveland (Maiocco)

Boone injures right knee; Dawson celebrated by Browns fans; run defense caves (Inman)