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Golden Nuggets: Well, at least the NFC East is still terrible

Friday, September 25th, 2015 edition of the Golden Nuggets, a daily compilation of San Francisco 49ers links from around the Internet.

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Good morning everyone. Hope you enjoyed watching that NFC East nightmare on Thursday Night Football. I actually think the New York Giants will wind up winning that division handily, despite an 0-2 start to the season, and think both Washington and Philadelphia are kind of laughing stocks at this point. If either of those two teams does anything remarkable this season (other than fumble a touchdown into a touchback, of course) I'll be shocked. What Chip Kelly has done to the Eagles is an incredible, incredible thing.

It's like if the 49ers lost all the players they did this season, but if Jed York had done it all himself. Of course, in reality, the 49ers can't be blamed for the majority of their significant losses this offseason. They can be blamed, however, for the horrible showing against the Pittsburgh Steelers in Week 2 and I think all of us are a little nervous about a game against the Arizona Cardinals in Week 3.

Personally, I think the Cardinals are the team to beat in the NFC West this year and if the 49ers can take it to them in this game, they'll be in great shape. I'm weirdly confident, but I always get that way before a game and you shouldn't trust me. Onto the links, everyone! (Again, links will no longer open in new windows. Keep that in mind.)

49ers injury report: Bush still sidelines, Week 3 in doubt (Maiocco)

Red-zone failures continue to haunt 49ers (Inman)

49ers notes: Colin Kaepernick learning art of the hard count (Barrows)

Practice notes: Reggie Bush remains out; NaVorro Bowman returns (Inman)

49ers 'strip' back playbook for Colin Kaepernick (Gutierrez)

49ers pass defense expects Palmer to look deep (Maiocco)

On 49ers: Can defense gain its footing? It's been done before (Barrows)

49ers secondary under siege heading into Arizona and beyond (Inman)

Palmer expects 49ers to clean up correctable mistakes (Maiocco)

Pilots: 'Blinding' lights at 49ers' stadium a safety hazard (AP)

Pros and cons of Colin Kaepernick: Does the good outweigh the bad? (Lynch)

CB Kenneth Acker rebounding from rough outing at Pittsburgh (Inman)

Niners Face Another Receiver Named Brown (NBC Bay Area)

49ers Notebook: Kenneth Acker Gets Back to Basics, Eric Mangini Preps For Arizona (49ers)

Geep Chryst Encouraged by Colin Kaepernick's Play (49ers)