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49ers key matchup No. 2: Anthony Davis vs. Mario Williams

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49ers key matchup No. 2: Anthony Davis vs. Mario Williams

This is the second part in a series that spotlights three 49ers-Bills matchups to watch Sunday, 1:25 p.m. (CBS-TV), at Candlestick Park.Matchup No.3: Aldon Smith vs. Chris Hairston49ers RT Anthony Davis vs. Bills DE Mario WilliamsTale of the tape
Davis (76): 6-foot-5, 323 pounds, third season, Rutgers
Williams (94): 6-foot-6, 292 pounds, seventh season, North Carolina StateAdjust your eyes up a line to take a look at "Tale of the tape."Let's just say that 49ers right tackle Anthony Davis has a different idea of Mario Williams' measurements.When asked about the Buffalo Bills' left defensive end, Davis answered, "He's 6-foot-9, 350 pounds and runs a 4.5 (40-yard dash). He's a beast."Davis exaggerates to make a point. The 49ers do not like to give their offensive tackles much help in pass protection. And Davis knows if he is going to hold up one-on-one against Williams, he might have to play the best game of his NFL career.Williams became the highest-paid defensive player in NFL history when the Bills paid him 50 million guaranteed on a six-year contract that could reach 100 million.Williams was the Houston Texans' surprise No. 1 overall pick of the 2006 draft over running back Reggie Bush. While history showed that the Texans made the wise choice, he never reached the playoffs with Houston before leaving for a big contract.With the fat salary comes huge expectations for Williams in Buffalo. This far, Williams has not produced. Williams has 1 12 sacks in four games."The thing that's happened is he's drawn two and three blockers, so his statistics are what they need to do," Bills coach Chan Gailey said. "When they've singled him, he's created problems. We need to everybody else to pick up the slack."Williams told Buffalo reporters this week that he's been hampered by a wrist injury that has lingered since the end of the exhibition season."I'm a hands-on player, and it's all about power in my game," Williams said. "It's been odd having a little nick and not using it to the full extent."Davis is off to the best start of his career. Last week, New York Jets coach Rex Ryan said Davis is already a premier right tackle in the NFL. On Sunday, he'll face his biggest challenge thus far.

49ers issue statement regarding incident involving Foster, Armstrong

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49ers issue statement regarding incident involving Foster, Armstrong

Late Tuesday afternoon, a report surfaced stating that 49ers linebackers were involving an incident outside a club early on Monday morning.

The 49ers have issued a statement regarding the matter:

Mission Local is reporting that Foster and Armstrong were at Love and Propaganda near Union Square in San Francisco when they noticed a car circling the club. They reportedly asked security to escort them to their car at which point the car in question pulled up next to their car. two men jumped out of the car carrying an assault rifle and a handgun.

According to the report, Foster and Armstrong took off running and ended up at the St. Francis hotel where they promptly called police. Neither was injured in the incident.

Jeff Garcia was frustrated by Brian Hoyer: 'I kept waiting...'

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Jeff Garcia was frustrated by Brian Hoyer: 'I kept waiting...'

Former 49ers quarterback Jeff Garcia liked what he saw from rookie C.J. Beathard, who replaced benched starter Brian Hoyer on Sunday.

“It looks like he has that physical and mental toughness,” said Garcia, now an analyst on NBC Sports Bay Area on the latest 49ers Insider Podcast.

“That’s the thing you like to see out of a quarterback, to be a leader, to demonstrate what it’s all about and get everybody on board following him, and to play hungry, to play intense, to demand perfection out of yourself, to want to make every play.”

With Beathard taking over at quarterback, the 49ers rallied from a 17-point deficit to tie the game in the third quarter. He also bought time with his legs to escape the pocket and throw a 45-yard touchdown pass to Aldrick Robinson in the closing minutes to give the 49ers an opportunity for a last-second win.

However, the 49ers lost their fifth consecutive game by three points or less with a 26-24 loss at Washington.

Beathard played with a sense of purpose and urgency Garcia said he did not see from Hoyer, who is playing for his seventh team in nine NFL seasons.

“I kept waiting for Brian to be that guy and he just wasn’t,” Garcia said. “That’s what frustrated me about Brian. Here he had a great opportunity to come in and be a starter and secure a position and take hold of a position for, really, the first time in his career.

“In retrospect, maybe he just is who he is, and that’s why he’s played for so many teams, and that’s why he’s never been considered a full-time starter or 'the guy' in the National Football League.”

Garcia added, “He left a door open, a window open, for another guy to step in and take advantage of it, and that’s what C.J. did. He was very opportunistic on Sunday in stepping onto the field and immediately having an impact.”