Sports Night: 49ers’ offseason concerns evident in loss to Steelers

Sunday’s loss was all about passing

That is the 49ers’ pass defense, pass rush and pass protection. Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger was not hit in Pittsburgh’s 43-18 win. Meanwhile, 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick was sacked five times.

Kings: Caron Butler likes team’s direction

Referring to a dinner he attended with teammates and coach George Karl, forward Caron Butler was impressed with where accountability ranked as a priority among the players.

Hometown report: Taylor happy for Cal QB Goff

Troy Taylor left Cal in 1989 as its career passing yards leader. Jared Goff ended his reign Saturday during the Bears’ win over Texas, and Taylor could not be happier.

Leading Off: Raiders that good, 49ers that bad?

Week 2 in the NFL was a vivid turnaround for the 49ers and Raiders. The good vibes from the win over the Vikings evaporated for the 49ers at Heinz Field in a 43-18 loss to the Steelers. The bad vibes from the Raiders’ loss to the Bengals disappeared in a stirring comeback win over the Ravens. Which Bay Area team will get its second win next?

Giants, A’s off, but pennant races continue

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Republic FC: Top playoff seed on the line

With a win Tuesday against Orange Country Blues FC in Irvine, Republic FC will earn the USL’s top seed in the Western Conference and a first-round bye. With a loss or draw, it will mean the fourth seed and a home date against Los Angeles Galaxy II on Saturday at Bonney Field.

Prep football: Player of the Week

So who will the Week 3 winner be? El Camino’s Dale Armstrong? Folsom’s Christian Huber? Granite Bay’s Kyle Kraft? Davis’ Cole Morris? Vista del Lago’s Brent Schaeffer? You have until noon Thursday to vote. So enough with the procrastination.

▪ Kennedy High is off to its best start this century at 3-0. The Cougars have to look back to 1990 for such a start.

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