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Golden Nuggets: 49ers earn, then lose top draft spot for 2017

Sunday, December 25th, 2016 edition of the Golden Nuggets, a daily compilation of San Francisco 49ers links from around the Internet.

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The San Francisco 49ers earned a win over the Los Angeles Rams on Saturday, proving that the Rams truly do suck, even when Jeff Fisher has been fired. Speaking of, I haven’t talked about that yet but I do think it’s hilarious and a long time coming and I find nothing more entertaining than reading his post-firing “I have no excuses, but here’s a list of all my excuses!” tour.

Anyway, the Cleveland Browns actually managed to win a game on Saturday, which briefly put the 49ers in line for the first overall pick in the 2017 NFL Draft. Unfortunately, the 49ers had to go and beat the Rams, so they’re still not looking at the top spot. If the Browns happen to beat the Pittsburgh Steelers in Week 17, though, the 49ers could still be in business.

I don’t see that happening though, unless the Steelers beat the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday and then don’t need to fight for seeding in Week 17. Let’s just jump right into your links for the day, shall we?

49ers optimistic Hyde’s knee injury is not severe (Maiocco)

Grading the 49ers comeback win over the Rams (Inman)

49ers notes: Carlos Hyde hurt on low hit; patchwork O-line rallies; Ronald Blair’s sack sets up winning drive (Inman)

49ers snap 13-game skid with comeback win over Rams (Barrows)

49ers stick together, rally for improbable win over Rams (Maiocco)

Carlos Hyde to get MRI on injured knee (Biderman)

Chip Kelly Explains Decision Behind Two-Point Conversion in LA (49ers)

49ers RB Hyde ‘praying’ knee injury not serious (Branch)

SF-LA grades: Kaepernick does just enough for 49ers to win (PFF)

It doesn’t mean much, but Colin Kaepernick got it done (Biderman)

49ers win means Browns reclaim grasp on No. 1 pick in NFL draft (Biderman)