NFC Notes: 49ers, Lions, Packers



Regarding 49ers K Robbie Gould missing eight of 22 field-goal attempts this season, HC Kyle Shanahan explained that Gould’s misses “haven’t totally been his fault”. 

“All those misses this year haven’t been totally his fault,” Shanahan said. “I know he’s had some that have been, but others have been other guys: Whether it’s the snapper, the hold, and things like that. We’ve had a couple blocked.”

Gould admitted it’s been a disappointing season for him, but he’s still confident about turning things around. 

The season hasn’t been what you want for it to be or hope for it to be,” Gould said. “That doesn’t mean we can’t do well down the stretch.

As for the 49ers using four different long snappers and a new holder in rookie P Mitch Wishnowski this season, Gould said it has impacted the operation overall.

“Those things aren’t going to be easy for any operation,” Gould said. “You try to get continuity and by the time you get continuity there’s another guy that came in. Those are things you have to adapt to as a player that’s played in this league for a long time.”


  • The NFL fined the Detroit Lions $75,000, HC Matt Patricia $25,000 and GM Bob Quinn $10,000 for violating the league’s Injury Report Policy after they failed to update the game status of QB Matthew Stafford prior to Week 10’s game against the Bears. (Michael Rothstein)


Packers rookie OLB Rashan Gary is confident that he’s growing as an NFL player, despite the limited role he’s had this season. 

“I’m responsible for my work and my attitude that I bring in and I’ve got to make sure I hold myself accountable for the guys that’s beside me. So when it comes to what people think I should be doing, I’m doing perfectly fine,” Gary said, via Jim Owczarski of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

  • The Packers added OL Billy Turner (illness) to the injury report on Saturday. He’s now questionable for Week 14’s game against the Redskins. 
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