Stories from Grant Cohn

The fiasco in Chicago was a game the Niners should have won, or at least kept close.
Preparation for nasty weather wasn't part of the 49ers' game plan.
The Bears' depleted roster should mean the 49ers will face their first less-talented team this season.
One moment in the team's win against Saints set in motion a series of events that led the 49ers to their current situation.
The defending NFC champions are rested for this game and have the motivation of knowing they can get right back in the NFC South race with a win.
The 49ers coach could be wishing for an Oregon State upset against the rival Ducks to assure himself an opportunity to return to Oregon.
The former 49ers owner is keeping busy with real estate ventures, but has an expert eye trained on the NFL.
All the rule changes in the world can’t improve the actual quarterbacks.
Themes emerge when coach Chip Kelly breaks down the performance of his team.
A clean sweep by the Yorks could reverse the franchise’s downward spiral.