Former 49ers think they could have beaten Patriots in Super Bowl XLVI originally appeared on nbcsportsbayarea.com Seven years ago, the 49ers vanquished the New England Patriots in Super Bowl XLVI for San Francisco's sixth Super Bowl title. Or, that's how it should have gone, according to the players themselves. The 49ers and Patriots did not meet up in Indianapolis on Feb. 5, 2012, as the New York Giants won the NFC Championship two weeks prior.

NFL rumors: 49ers could pursue Odell Beckham Jr. if he becomes available originally appeared on nbcsportsbayarea.com While 49ers tight end George Kittle is actively recruiting Pittsburgh Steelers receiver Antonio Brown to come to the Bay, there's a different star wideout who might make even more sense for San Francisco. Mike Florio of ProFootballTalk believes that the 49ers could pursue New York Giants receiver Odell Beckham Jr. if the Giants decide to trade their star wideout. Florio notes that if Beckham becomes available, "there's already buzz" that the 49ers would be interested in acquiring him.

The 49ers enter the final weekend of the regular season still in contention ... for the No. 1 overall draft pick position and, presumably, their top-rated edge rusher. The Arizona Cardinals, owners of the NFL's worst record at 3-12, are the prohibitive favorites for the top overall draft slot. The Cardinals can wrap that up with a loss Sunday at the Seattle Seahawks.

The San Francisco 49ers got their first chance to see defensive tackle Kentavius Street on the practice field on Wednesday. The 49ers selected Street with a fourth round draft pick in May despite Street sustaining a torn right ACL during a pre-draft workout with the New York Giants. Street began the season on the non-football injury list as he continued to rehab his injured knee which was surgically repaired in April.

49ers notes: Kyle Shanahan has regrets about final defensive series vs. Giants originally appeared on nbcsportsbayarea.comThe 49ers needed a stop. They needed to generate pressure on New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning. And they knew there was no

Marquise Goodwin received medical attention twice in the fourth quarter of the 49ers' 27-23 loss to the New York Giants on Monday. Twice the wide receiver was examined for head injuries, and twice he returned to the game. Goodwin downplayed the injuries and concern over his condition afterward.

SANTA CLARA -- The 49ers let another close game slip away, something that has been commonplace for the team over the past two seasons. The 49ers squandered a 10-point lead in the second half, as Eli Manning found Sterling Shepard on a 3-yard touchdown pass in the closing minute to enable the New York Giants to pull out a 27-23 victory at Levi's Stadium. The 49ers (2-8) have lost four games by four points of fewer this season.

Donte Whitner criticizes Marquise Goodwin's dance-off with Odell Beckham Jr. originally appeared on nbcsportsbayarea.comPrior to the 49ers' loss to the Giants on Monday Night Football, two opposing wide receivers had some fun at Levi's Stadium. Giants

The former San Francisco 49ers general manager took issue with injured quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo not standing on the sideline during his team's Monday Night Football game against the New York Giants. The longtime executive asked why Garoppolo -- whose season is over because of a torn ACL -- watched the game in a suite instead of with his 49ers teammates.

Levi’s Stadium, seen here in a file photo, will host players whose homes were affected by the California wildfires. At Monday night’s game, the San Francisco 49ers will host a high school team from one of the California towns that has been devastated by wildfires. The town of Paradise was almost completely destroyed by the ongoing Camp Fire in northern California, and the 49ers will host the Paradise High School football team for the Monday game against the New York Giants.

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