Blaine Gabbert helped the 49ers get a much-needed win in his first start for the team, but coach Jim Tomsula won’t commit to him going forward. “Gabbert was our starter today,” he said following the 49ers’ 17-16 win over the Falcons. “And I don’t have a comment past that.”
NaVorro Bowman’s streak of impressive games against the Atlanta Falcons continued. The linebacker looked as close to his pre-injury self as he has this season.
Despite a C-minus on special teams, the 49ers earned an overall B-plus thanks to strong grades on defense and offense.
Quarterback Blaine Gabbert and running back Shaun Draughn made the most of their second chance in the 49ers’ win over Atlanta. In Draughn’s case, it’s more like an eighth chance.
Derek Carr threw for 301 yards with four touchdowns, including a 38-yard rainbow to Michael Crabtree with 1:15 to go that tied the score 35-35, but Pittsburgh’s Antonio Brown dashed 57 yards on his 17th catch of the day to set up a game-deciding field goal.
You have until Thursday at noon to vote for Colby Carrera of Vista del Lago, Dante Davis of Cosumnes Oaks, Elijah Garcia of Lincoln, Dalton Gee of Del Oro or Lamar Jackson of Franklin.
Kings forward Rudy Gay isn’t playing as efficiently as he’d like this season. He’s averaging 17.1 points but shooting just 40.5 percent and attempting 17.3 shots per game. He refused to say his rough play is because All-Star center DeMarcus Cousins has been sidelined by a strained Achilles’ tendon. “I’ve just been playing terrible,” Gay said.
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