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Tuesday, September 15th, 2015 edition of the Golden Nuggets, a daily compilation of San Francisco 49ers links from the Internet

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The San Francisco 49ers opened up their 2015 campaign last night on the 2nd Monday night game of the evening at Levi's Stadium. Jim Tomsula made his debut as head coach on primetime TV. NaVorro Bowman and Adrian Peterson made their long awaited return after missing the whole 2014 season.

Running back #28 stole the show, but it wasn't the former rushing leader and NFL MVP, Adrian Peterson. It was El Guapo, Carlos Hyde, who torched the Minnesota Vikings for 168 yards on 26 carries with 2 touchdowns. On one run, he hit an absolute video game spin move to elude a defender and switch field to open up a nice lane into the end zone. Colin Kaepernick had an effective game in the air and the ground. He threw for 165 yards and ran for 41 yards. He did enough to continue drives and did not turn the ball over, which allowed the team to win field position.

The defense was absolutely stellar. They were flying around the field, feeding off the energy from the crowd. Adrian Peterson, making his return from a year out of the game, was bottled up by the 49ers defense again. The team held him to 31 yards on 10 carries. The blitzes were able to get to Teddy Bridgewater as he was sacked 5 times and he was picked off once by Tramaine Brock. Everyone on the defensive side contributed to hold Minnesota to 3 points.

The team now travels across the country to face the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday. The team will want to feed off the good work they did last night and carry it over to Pittsburgh.

As an aside, I'd like to note that going forward the links for the Nuggets will no longer open in a new tab. Turns out, most people don't like that so if you're used to that, and you want to open in a new tab or window, right click on the link or use whatever shortcut works for your operating system. That's been your boring site update for the day. (Note, there is a strong chance that muscle memory will mean I forget this on some links -- the big thing here is that we're phasing that out going forward). Onto your links!

49ers Links

Preview

Stars Feel Each Other's Pain (Gutierrez)

A massive showdown | Bowman Vs. Peterson (Inman)

Inactives (Gin)

5 Things To Watch For (Fann)

Team Inactives (Emerick)

Game Preview (Inman)

Inside MNF Locker Room (49ers Video)

Q&A (Barrows)

Bowman's Return

The pick at the Stick will always be remembered | Top 5 Bowman Moments (Fann)

Bowman And Peterson Friends Off Field (Maiocco)

Hayne

From just learning football to making the active roster. What a ride | Hayne To Debut (Inman)

Game By Game (Kawakami)

Hayne Active (Maiocco)

Aussie Returning Punts (Barrows)

Hayne Swing Pass (49ers Video)

Not a good start, but he'll get better | Hayne Fumbles 1st Touch (Gutierrez)

Game Recap

Hyde Scores 1st TD Of Season (Inman)

What a move! A thing of beauty | El Guapo Spin (49ers Video)

Game Notes (Barrows)

The team ran thin on RBs with only Hyde and Hayne on roster | Bush With Calf Injury (Maiocco)

Truly deserved | Tomsula With Game Ball (Maiocco)

Bush Injury Not Considered Serious (Maiocco)

Tomsula Post-Game Comments (49ers Staff)

A great game. Looks like a great fit for the team | A Good Sign From #28 (Barrows)

Hayne Shakes Off Muffed Punt (Inman)

Photo Gallery (Kitagaki)

Highlights (49ers Video)

Season Opener (Sacramento Bee Video)

Everyone performed well except the special teams. The blocked punt, Hayne's botched catch, and the penalties on Ellington's return were not good | Report Card (Barrows)

Flying across the field | Defense Impresses (Gin)

Run, run, and play defense | Simple Week 1 Formula (Kawakami)

Game Rewind (Emerick)

Bush Injury Not Considered Serious (Maiocco)

Grades (Cohn)

Hyde Blasts Vikings (ESPN)

A great start to the post Gore era | Carlos Hyde Era Starts Off Fast (Gutierrez)

49ers Win 20-3 (Inman)

Hyde Stars In Win (Williams)

Tomsula Era Starts Off With Win (Barrows)

What We Learned? (Price)

El Guapo's 2nd TD (49ers Video)

Hyde Leads Niners To Win For Tomsula (Gin)

Absolute stud. Great performance | 2 TDs For Hyde (Crabtree)

Boldin Passes Mason On Receptions List (Fann)

Hyde Looks Like A Good Replacement For Gore (Gutierrez)

Defense Holds AP (Price)

Good to see him out there | Bowman Mic'd Up (49ers Video)

Played well. Needs to continue | Kap 5-0 On MNF (Fann)

Hyde Highlights (49ers Video)

Niners Dominate (BASG)

Interviews

Hyde Recap (49ers Video)

Time to build some momentum to Pittsburgh | Make Win Count (49ers Video)

Acker Starts 1st Game (49ers Video)

O-Line played better than expected | Kap: O-Line Played Great (49ers Video)

Lynch On Hyde (49ers Video)

Bowman Recaps His Return (49ers Video)

Tomsula Discusses 1st Win (49ers Video)

Hayne Talks (49ers Video)

Reid Interview (Inman)

Kap, Hayne, Peterson Postgame (49ers Video)

Good Rhythm (49ers Video)

Hyde Talks To Media (Sacramento Bee Video)

Locker Room Speech (49ers Video)

Misc

Team Ranked #5 In Value (Barrows)

Forbes Ranks 49ers #5 (Maiocco)

All Eyes On The CEO (Kawakami)

DeBartolo Visits Levi's For 1st Time (Inman)