49ers accustomed to winning with long travel

    2013-10-22 15:26

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AP Sports Writer

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) - The San Francisco 49ers sure do travel well, and it's hardly by accident.

Just like everything else in Jim Harbaugh's structured system, the team has trained for the challenges of leaving town for long hauls to the East Coast and across the pond.

The third-year coach took his team for weeklong-stays in Youngstown, Ohio, between East Coast games in each of the past two seasons - so, this Nashville to London trek San Francisco is enduring now shouldn't be so bad.

The NFC champion Niners beat the Tennessee Titans on Sunday, then flew straight to London for the week before facing the winless Jaguars on Sunday at Wembley Stadium in Jacksonville's home game. Then, it's time for some recovery with the bye week.

San Francisco also played in London in 2010.


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