Bay Area Buzz 11/10: 49ers Win, Others Lose, Pablo Sandoval


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49ers Win

"The San Francisco 49ers are on their way home following a big road win over the New Orleans Saints. After a strong start, things got ugly for the 49ers. It looked like they were going to blow the game, but Colin Kaepernick completed a huge 51-yard pass to set up a game-tying field goal. The 49ers got an even bigger strip sack in overtime, and a field goal sent them home happy.There is plenty for the 49ers to learn from this game, and it reinforced many of the issues we have seen with the team. That being said, getting a road win in one of the tougher places to play is huge. It buys the team a week to continue working on their offensive problems. It buys the team a week toward getting their players back on the field. The 49ers have plenty of work to do, but for today, things are not too shabby."

David Fucillo, Niners Nation

Raiders Lose

"It was a tale of two halves for the Oakland Raiders on Sunday at the Coliseum as after getting Raider Nation into a frenzy off of two interceptions on Peyton Manning to grab a 10-6 lead in the second quarter, the wheels fell apart nearing the end of the first half on the way to what turned out to be an embarrassing blowout after showing promise in the early stages of the AFC West rivalry matchup with the Broncos. Bad decisions from Derek Carr as well as the loss of momentum following a 14 point swing going into the second half led to the Raiders worst loss of the season and a 0-9 record that leaves interim head coach Tony Sparano still searching for answers."

Chase Ruttig, Just Blog Baby

Kings Lose

"The Sacramento Kings win streak is over. A winnable game against a battered Oklahoma City Thunder squad was the second challenge on the Kings four-game road trip. Unfortunately, Sacramento started the game poorly, finding no rhythm against a strong defensive gameplan from OKC. As they’ve shown throughout this young season, the Kings didn’t throw in the towel. A third quarter run pulled them within striking distance, but execution down the stretch just wasn’t at the necessary level. Reggie Jackson helped the Thunder to a 101-93 victory."

Scott Levin, A Royal Pain

Warriors Lose

"The Warriors were the only undefeated team the NBA for all of 24 hours, as they fell 107-95 to the Suns on the road Sunday night to drop to 5-1.Despite 28 points from Stephen Curry and 22 points from Draymond Green in the absence of both Klay Thompson and David Lee, the Warriors ran out of gas in the fourth quarter, where they were outscored 36-16. The Warriors led 79-71 heading into the fourth, but the Suns tied it at 80-80 in less than two minutes thanks to a 9-1 spurt. Phoenix took the lead and control of the game thanks to a multitude of free throws and three-pointers by Gerald Green, Isaiah Thomas, and Marcus Morris, whose trey with 3:43 to play put the Suns up 100-89. For whatever reason, the Warriors’ offense became stagnant in the fourth, scoring a season-low 16 points."

Eric He, Blue Man Hoop

Sharks Lose

"The San Jose Sharks lost the one and only appearance the team will make in Chicago. The Blackhawks played a great game and came out ahead 5-2 against the Sharks.…The two teams meet twice more during the 2014-15 campaign, both of which will happen in San Jose.The Sharks are now 1-1 on their seven-game road trip. Next up the guys are headed to Florida to battle the Panthers on Tuesday."

Ashley Hagewood, Blades of Teal

Pablo Sandoval

"The Hot Stove season will heat up next week when representatives of one of the most highly sought-after offensive threats, former San Francisco Giants third baseman Pablo Sandoval, meets with four teams.According to Chris Cotillo of MLB Daily Dish, the 28-year-old switch-hitter’s camp is set to meet with the Boston Red Sox, Chicago White Sox, Toronto Blue Jays and the team he has spent his entire big league career with, the Giants. Last season, while leading San Francisco to its third World Series championship in five years, Sandoval batted .400 in the National League Championship Series and a red-hot .429 in the Fall Classic."

Jacob R Misener, Call to the Pen