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49ers vs. Raiders: Thumbs up and thumbs down

Which way does the thumb turn for the 49ers in Saturday's 17-3 exhibition victory over the Oakland Raiders, including getting things started right, Kendall Hunter's emergence, Andy Lee walloped and injured, Alex Smith on target, Braylon Edwards getting off, senseless violence at Candlestick Park, four halfbacks for 239 yards, dynamic LB tandem, improved offensive line and much more? Check inside.

Thumbs up: How's this for getting started and leaving behind the misery of last week's start? The 49ers took the opening kickoff Saturday night and assembled an impressive 16-play drive to the Oakland 2-yard line, a nice mixture of run and pass during which the Niners collected six first downs and ate almost 10 minutes off the clock. San Francisco started the preseason last week with four three...

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