Winless 49ers Foiled Again, 27-24

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    SAN FRANCISCO - OCTOBER 10: Frank Gore #21 of the San Francisco 49ers runs against the Philadelphia Eagles during an NFL game at Candlestick Park on October 10, 2010 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)

    So much for the Eagles being screwed because Michael Vick was hurt.

    The San Francisco 49ers blew a great chance at their first win Sunday night at Candlestick, when a comeback effort was intercepted by Trevard Lindley with 36 seconds left in the game and the Eagles held on for a 27-24 win.

    If you don't count the turnovers, Alex Smith had one of his occasional "looked like a first-round pick" outings. He threw for 308 yards and three touchdowns.

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    Mike Singletary said the 49ers might be 'dumb', but still has faith in his players and coaches.

    But you do count the turnovers, and the 49ers had five altogether.

    Vernon Davis and Frank Gore made it a game with a fourth quarter touchdown apiece, and the 49ers were driving for the tying-or-maybe-winning score when Lindley intercepted Smith with 36 seconds left.

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    Now the 49ers have to rely on a Raider game for their first win. The 49ers play the Raiders this Sunday at Candlestick.

    Joe Kukura is a freelance writer who would rather just talk about the Giants for a while.