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    The Sacramento Bee's Matt Barrows will head to Buffalo with the San Francisco 49ers for Sunday's game at Ralph Wilson Stadium. He will be keeping an eye on 5 players, including linebacker Nick Bellore, who led the team in tackles last week, but also left plays on the field, Quinton Patton, who has started every game this year, but does not have starter-like numbers. Patton is a close friend of Colin Kaepernick, also one to watch, so look for possible on-field chemistry between the two buddies.

The Sacramento Bee's Matt Barrows will head to Buffalo with the San Francisco 49ers for Sunday's game at Ralph Wilson Stadium. He will be keeping an eye on 5 players, including linebacker Nick Bellore, who led the team in tackles last week, but also left plays on the field, Quinton Patton, who has started every game this year, but does not have starter-like numbers. Patton is a close friend of Colin Kaepernick, also one to watch, so look for possible on-field chemistry between the two buddies. Matt Barrows The Sacramento Bee
The Sacramento Bee's Matt Barrows will head to Buffalo with the San Francisco 49ers for Sunday's game at Ralph Wilson Stadium. He will be keeping an eye on 5 players, including linebacker Nick Bellore, who led the team in tackles last week, but also left plays on the field, Quinton Patton, who has started every game this year, but does not have starter-like numbers. Patton is a close friend of Colin Kaepernick, also one to watch, so look for possible on-field chemistry between the two buddies. Matt Barrows The Sacramento Bee
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UPDATED October 15, 2016 06:49 PM

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    49ers coach Kyle Shanahan speaks following the team's first win of the season, 31-21 over the New York Giants at Levi's Stadium on Sunday, Nov. 12, 2017.

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Matt Barrows was born in Blacksburg, Va., and attended the University of Virginia. He graduated in 1995, went to Northwestern for a journalism degree a year later, and got his first job at a South Carolina daily in 1997. He joined The Sacramento Bee as a Metro reporter in 1999 and started covering the San Francisco 49ers in 2003. His favorite player of all time is Darrell Green. Reach Barrows at mbarrows@sacbee.com.
Twitter: @mattbarrows

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