NFL: Tragedy hits 49ers – Packers game as fan loses life


Sep 8, 2013; San Francisco, CA, USA; A Green Bay Packers fan stands amongst San Francisco 49ers fans during the first quarter at Candlestick Park. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports

Tragedy sadly hit the NFL on the first full Sunday of the 2013 season. San Francisco police say a man fell to his death at Candlestick Park on Sunday as the 49ers hosted the Green Bay Packers.

Police told the Associated Press that the man fell from an elevated walkway near the 49ers’ stadium to the ground below. The man has yet to be publicly identified. Our thought and prayers go out to the man and his family.

Profootballtalk is reporting the New York Giants “aren’t talking” about a contract extension with Hakeem Nicks. The Giants could use the franchise tag if Nicks has a great 2013 season, but otherwise he looks headed to the free agent market in 2014.

Pittsburgh Steelers kicker Shaun Suisham sustained a hamstring injury Sunday and could miss a few weeks. Suisham kicked just one extra point and didn’t attempt a field goal in the loss to the Titans. RB La’Rod Stephens-Howling is out for the season with a torn ACL.

When the New England Patriots chose to let longtime Pro Bowler Wes Welker depart this offseason, no one thought it was a smart decision by them.

With three of his top four options from 2012 in Welker, Brandon Lloyd and Aaron Hernandez all being gone from the Patriots’ roster, Brady has been forced to rely on the newly-singed Danny Amendola.

Against the Buffalo Bills Sunday, it looked just like the two had spent years together, as Amendola registered 10 critical catches while playing through a pulled groin to help the Pats rally to overcome the upstart Buffalo Bills, 23-21.

The New York Jets may finally be finding stability at the quarterback position after second-round pick Geno Smith got the start and the comeback-win against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers yesterday.

This, after Mark Sanchez suffered a serious shoulder injury during the preseason, which he may not be able to recover from this year:

Expect to see Geno start for most of the season if that’s the case. This may mean the Jets have finally seen the last of Sanchez throwing passes for them, which will be a blessing for them.

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