An ugly season gets uglier as Chase Young beats up 49ers in loss, but it’s not all bad

Dec 13, 2020 at 6:20 PM--


The 49ers did what they've done all year: get hurt, play sloppy football and lose. It was a hard-to-watch, 23-15 defeat.
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