What Happened to the San Francisco 49ers? – by Brad Mangin

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Head football coach Jim Harbaugh of the San Francisco 49ers coaches his team from the sidelines during the 4th quarter against the Oakland Raiders at O.co Coliseum on Sunday, December 7, 2014 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Brad Mangin)

San Francisco Bay Area sports photographer Brad Mangin covered an NFL game between the San Francisco 49ers and Oakland Raiders for Sports Illustrated.

Two weeks ago I had an assignment from Sports Illustrated to shoot a local NFL game between the San Francisco 49ers and Oakland Raiders at the Coliseum in Oakland. The 49ers were stumbling through a disappointing season, barely keeping their heads above the .500 mark, and the Raiders had won only one game all year. My job? Take pictures of 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh looking mad and sad for a possible upcoming story about his team having a bad season, and him getting fired/traded. I also had to shoot his quarterback Colin Kaepernick, who has been having his own struggles this season. This was my first NFL game of the year, and I was excited for the opportunity. I was also super pumped that it was not going to rain!

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Head football coach Jim Harbaugh of the San Francisco 49ers talks to fans on the field before the game against the Oakland Raiders at O.co Coliseum on Sunday, December 7, 2014 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Brad Mangin)

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Head football coach Jim Harbaugh of the San Francisco 49ers coaches his team from the sidelines during the game against the Oakland Raiders at O.co Coliseum on Sunday, December 7, 2014 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Brad Mangin)

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Quarterback Colin Kaepernick of the San Francisco 49ers in action during the game against the Oakland Raiders at O.co Coliseum on Sunday, December 7, 2014 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Brad Mangin)

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Quarterback Colin Kaepernick of the San Francisco 49ers and Derek Carr the Oakland Raiders meet on the field after the game at O.co Coliseum on Sunday, December 7, 2014 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Brad Mangin)

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