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49ers notes: Arrowhead noise a chief concern

"It's a very hostile environment as far as the noise goes," said coach Mike Nolan of Sunday's venue, Arrowhead Stadium. "... Kansas City is one of the most difficult places to play in the league, and we have to be prepared for that."

Muzzling Gonzalez is puzzling
When the 49ers last played Kansas City four years ago, much attention was paid to how they dealt with the Chiefs' star tight end, Tony Gonzalez.

In fact, the 49ers had a simple approach. Wherever Gonzalez went, linebacker Julian Peterson followed.

NFL scoring is under foot as field-goal kicks on rise
"I'm getting labeled a field-goal kicker," Chiefs coach Herm Edwards lamented. "I want to score touchdowns. I really do."

But the Chiefs (0-2) have one touchdown and three field goals.

Niners gameplan: contain Larry Johnson
The 49ers' defensive gameplan is very simple this week: Stop Larry Johnson.

It's Game Time.

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