Stay of Execution: Did Mike Singletary Save His Job With Win in London?

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Stay of Execution: Did Mike Singletary Save His Job With Win in London?
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Make no mistake about it: If the San Francisco 49ers are yet to pull their 2010 season from the brink of catastrophe and make a run toward the playoffs, they have a very long way to go.

However, had head coach Mike Singletary not been able to rally the troops after a disappointing loss to the then-winless Carolina Panthers and find a way to beat the Denver Broncos on Halloween in London, the rest of 2010 would have been a purely academic exercise and—votes of confidence aside—the 49ers would almost certainly have entered the bye week by bidding "bye bye" to the former Hall of Fame linebacker.

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