More Videos

49ers: Three players with most on the line as season nears its end 1:32

49ers: Three players with most on the line as season nears its end

'One Pill Can Kill': Raising prescription drug awareness 2:51

'One Pill Can Kill': Raising prescription drug awareness

See National Zoo's panda take a roll in the snow 0:35

See National Zoo's panda take a roll in the snow

Watch helicopters draw water from reservoir to drop on Thomas Fire 0:56

Watch helicopters draw water from reservoir to drop on Thomas Fire

Mother of slain football star thinks Sacramento program could have saved her son 0:49

Mother of slain football star thinks Sacramento program could have saved her son

Buddy Hield scores 18 against his former team in win at New Orleans 2:32

Buddy Hield scores 18 against his former team in win at New Orleans

Flying over the soon-to-be closed Jibboom Street Bridge 0:35

Flying over the soon-to-be closed Jibboom Street Bridge

What to say and do if you think a teen is considering suicide 3:42

What to say and do if you think a teen is considering suicide

See how much California's gas tax will rise through 2020 2:11

See how much California's gas tax will rise through 2020

Here's Stephen Colbert trashing Sacramento, but Saoirse Ronan defending our city 1:08

Here's Stephen Colbert trashing Sacramento, but Saoirse Ronan defending our city

  • 49ers at Bills: Matt Barrows' 5 players to watch

    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
49ers with Matt Barrows

49ers with Matt Barrows

The premier blog for news and insights on the San Francisco 49ers

49ers at Bills game at a glance

October 15, 2016 06:48 PM

UPDATED October 15, 2016 06:48 PM

Comments

More Videos

49ers: Three players with most on the line as season nears its end 1:32

49ers: Three players with most on the line as season nears its end

'One Pill Can Kill': Raising prescription drug awareness 2:51

'One Pill Can Kill': Raising prescription drug awareness

See National Zoo's panda take a roll in the snow 0:35

See National Zoo's panda take a roll in the snow

Watch helicopters draw water from reservoir to drop on Thomas Fire 0:56

Watch helicopters draw water from reservoir to drop on Thomas Fire

Mother of slain football star thinks Sacramento program could have saved her son 0:49

Mother of slain football star thinks Sacramento program could have saved her son

Buddy Hield scores 18 against his former team in win at New Orleans 2:32

Buddy Hield scores 18 against his former team in win at New Orleans

Flying over the soon-to-be closed Jibboom Street Bridge 0:35

Flying over the soon-to-be closed Jibboom Street Bridge

What to say and do if you think a teen is considering suicide 3:42

What to say and do if you think a teen is considering suicide

See how much California's gas tax will rise through 2020 2:11

See how much California's gas tax will rise through 2020

Here's Stephen Colbert trashing Sacramento, but Saoirse Ronan defending our city 1:08

Here's Stephen Colbert trashing Sacramento, but Saoirse Ronan defending our city

  • 49ers: Three players with most on the line as season nears its end

    Matt Barrows breaks down the three San Francisco 49ers who have the most on the line as the season nears its end.

About This Blog


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

Sports Night


Sign up to receive breaking sports news alerts and the Sports Night newsletter with late-breaking developments, stats and scores.

Key links


NFL news
Pro Football Focus
NFL.com
Monday Morning Quarterback / Sports Illustrated
Los Angeles Times NFL
RotoWorld / NBC Sports