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How 49ers-Raiders could be worst prime-time game in NFL history

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How 49ers-Raiders could be worst prime-time game in NFL history

The 49ers and Raiders are set for a historic matchup Thursday night at Levi's Stadium.

It's just not the kind of history either team wants to make.

The Bay Area's NFL teams will enter Week 9 a combined 2-13, good (or not good?) for a shared winning percentage of .133. No two NFL teams have entered a prime-time game on Nov. 1 or later with a worse combined winning percentage, according to Pro Football Reference.

The craziest thing? That record could be broken the following week.

The 49ers will host the New York Giants on Monday, Nov. 12, in Santa Clara. The Giants lost to the Washington Redskins this week, falling to 1-7. So, if the 49ers lose to the Raiders and drop to 1-8, that means the Week 10 matchup will feature two tems with a combined .118 winning percentage. 

Feel the excitement, Bay Area football fans! The good(?) news is that the rest of the country will have to suffer with you, as Fox/NFL Network and ESPN can't flex out of the matchup.

49ers featured in 15 of NFL's '100 Greatest Plays,' including No. 2

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49ers featured in 15 of NFL's '100 Greatest Plays,' including No. 2

With another NFL Sunday just hours away, why don’t we take a little trip down memory lane?

As the NFL continues a year-long celebration of 100 years in existence, the league released its “100 Greatest Plays” from the first century of action.

The 49ers are featured prominently on the rankings, as they are involved in 15 of the top 100 plays, including the iconic moment occupying the No. 2 spot.

While many of the moments have a positive outcome for San Francisco, several may bring up some painful memories, including one involving a player who now dons a 49ers uniform every Sunday.

Check out each of the clips below, and get your popcorn ready.

[RELATED: Five to watch in Week 3: 49ers fans look to Jimmy Garoppolo for their cues]

What a play to finish off the thread, as I’m sure every 49ers fan who was watching that game live remembers exactly where they were when Dwight Clark made “The Catch.”
 

Former 49ers receiver Antonio Bryant trolls Patriots over Antonio Brown

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Former 49ers receiver Antonio Bryant trolls Patriots over Antonio Brown

No, not that AB.

Former 49ers wide receiver Antonio Bryant has been hit with a barrage of attacks on Twitter over the past month due to users assuming the 38-year-old is embattled free agent Antonio Brown.

The mistake is easy to understand initially, as Bryant uses his initials "AB" for his name and the handle "@ab89" is very similar to Brown's "@AB84". 

Bryant hasn't exactly shied away from the trolls, as he seems to enjoy engaging with the many who hop into his mentions to criticize Antonio Brown's behavior.

With the news of the Patriots releasing Brown on Friday, Bryant took advantage of his opportunity to take a shot at New England and the (briefly) former Raiders wideout.

The younger AB has not been quiet on social media himself, as he continues to flaunt his wealth despite now finding himself on the unemployment line.

[RELATED: Antonio Brown's swift release highlights true nature of 'Patriot Way']

Antonio Bryant last played in the NFL in 2009 with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Bryant signed a four-year, $12 million deal with the 49ers back in 2006, but was released after just one season following reported issues with former coach Mike Nolan and a suspension for violating the NFL's substance-abuse policy.

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