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Niners still have time to rise again in NFC

You want to chastise the 49ers for blowing that big opportunity in the Big Easy, dig at them with the disgust they deserve for letting an 11-point fourth-quarter lead and a stranglehold on NFC supremacy vanish in the wind of a place that doesn't even have any. But now that it's a new week with a new challenge, you have to marvel at the way they so simply move on. And they do so not with disappointment, but with a determination that their season still is full of promise.

You want to chastise the 49ers for blowing that big opportunity in the Big Easy, dig at them with the disgust they deserve for letting an 11-point fourth-quarter lead and a stranglehold on NFC supremacy vanish in the wind of a place that doesn't even have any. But now that it's a new week with a new challenge, you have to marvel at the way they so simply move on. And they do so not with...

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