America's Leading Sportscasters Predict AFC And NFC Championship WinnersIn anticipation of the AFC and NFC Championship games this weekend, we've pulled together America's leading sportscasters to make their predictions and picks for Patriots-Broncos and 49ers-Seahawks.
Three Keys To A Seattle Seahawks NFC TitleSeattle and San Francisco have each won their home game against each other. With the rubber match taking place at CenturyLink Field, which game will be played? The blowout 29-3 Seattle win in Week 2 or the 19-17 gritty win by the 49ers in Week 14?
Seahawks Restriction Of Ticket Sales Only Gives 49er Fans Another Reason To Dislike SeattleThe news of the Seahawks restricting sales to this Sundays games to certain zip code has been met with mixed results. While some might not like it, it's legal, and more importantly will not give Seattle's any additional advantage. The only thing this move really does is add to the 49er fan base’s hatred of their division rival.
Seahawks Vs. 49ers: Rubber Match For A Trip To Super Bowl XLVIIIWith both San Francisco and Seattle winning their respective NFC Divisional Round games, the NFC will be sending a member of the West to the Super Bowl, but which team will it be?
49er Defense Must Stop Run, Create Turnovers To Defeat SeattleWhen the 49ers and Seahawks meet for the third time this season the stakes could not be higher. The winner will move on to the Super Bowl, while the loser will have to deal with falling just short of the big stage and to make matters worse at the hands of their hated division rival.
Keidel: Divisional Round Picks - San Diego Chargers Super Bowl-Bound?My hands may be white from all the chalk I pick, you know there will be one supreme surprise this week. But where? Since we went 3-1 last week - losing with the wretched Bengals, like everyone else - let's try our hand at the most heavenly weekend of a most horrible winter.
Extra Week Of Rest Allows Panthers To Be Very Healthy For 49ersThe Carolina Panthers were thrilled to get the first-round bye in the NFL playoffs because it meant one less game between them and the Super Bowl. They were also very grateful for it because it allowed a number of players to fully heal up.
Injuries To Carlos Rogers And Steve Smith Should Not Drastically Effect 49ers Or PanthersThe only two notable names that could miss this Sunday’s game between the 49ers and Panthers are Steve Smith and Carlos Rogers. While it’s unlikely that Smith will sit, it would not be a surprise to see Rogers not dressed. Regardless of what happens, both teams will be fine, and shouldn’t have to make any major adjustments.
Sports Verdict: Which Road Team Wins In Divisional Playoffs? Colts Vs. 49ersWith the divisional round of the playoffs this Sunday, fans will see their share of hotly contested battles and heart-stopping games resolved just as time expires. Which team is most likely to pull out a tough win on the road?
Ron Rivera Has It Wrong: Pressure Is On Panthers, Not 49ersWhen Panthers Coach Ron Rivera said that he felt the team under the most pressure this week will be San Francisco he was dead wrong. Not only is his team the one that HAS to win this game, if he really believes that the Panthers are playing with house money he is setting his team up for failure.
49ers Want Payback In Rematch With Carolina PanthersUp next for the 49ers are the Carolina Panthers. Although the Panthers came to Candlestick earlier this season and beat San Francisco, the 49ers are the better team and have a very good shot at winning their second straight road playoff game.
49ers Don't Want Revenge On Panthers, They Just Want To WinThe San Francisco 49ers are preparing to face off with the Carolina Panthers for the second time this season, but there is a lot more on the line this time.
Keidel: From Foles To The Frozen Tundra - Wild Card WeekendEvery game this weekend has fascinating plots, from Cincinnati trying to break their playoff futility to the Frozen Tundra earning its sobriquet with a 30-below wind chill expected Sunday.
Clay Matthews Out, Carlos Rogers Question Mark For 49ers And Packers Playoff ShowdownThe fact that both teams could be without a key defensive player this Sunday when the 49ers and Packers play is not good. While Green Bay already knows their fate, San Francisco is hoping and waiting that they will not be without Carlos Rogers.
Which Team Is The Best Opponent for Seattle?Seattle has already faced, and beaten, both the Saints and 49ers this season but not the Packers. Does the unknown help or hurt a team in the Playoffs?