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NFC South evening update

NFC South evening update Updated Jan 30, 2013
NEW ORLEANS -- Let's take a run through the day's headlines from around the division: ATLANTA FALCONS With Joe Flacco in the Super Bowl, you knew this question was going to come up. Did the Falcons make the right decision in drafting Matt Ryan over Flac…
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  • PFT on NBC Sports Network: Mike Smith, Hines Ward

    PFT on NBC Sports Network: Mike Smith, Hines Ward Jan 30, 2013
    Falcons coach Mike Smith is in New Orleans this week, but not for the reason he’d like. He wanted to be coaching one of the teams in the Super Bowl instead of visiting the Pro Football Talk on NBC Sports Network crew on the Wednesday before the game. We
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  • Niners' offensive success due to line play

    Niners' offensive success due to line play Jan 30, 2013
    NEW ORLEANS -- It was not difficult to find the members of the San Francisco 49ers' offensive line on the turf of the Mercedes-Benz Superdome at Super Bowl Media Day on Tuesday, even though thousands of people were there, including peppy guys dressed as…
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  • Ahmad Brooks has Grade 1 shoulder sprain

    Ahmad Brooks has Grade 1 shoulder sprain Jan 30, 2013
    Near the end of the 49ers’ 28-24 NFC Championship Game win against the Falcons, 49ers linebacker Ahmad Brooks hit Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan and left Ryan with a sprained AC joint in his left shoulder. Brooks can empathize with Ryan’s plight since
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  • Falcons to L.A. a very long shot

    Falcons to L.A. a very long shot Jan 30, 2013
    There’s a sudden stream of speculation that the Atlanta Falcons could be moving to Los Angeles. I’m not buying it. Maybe you never say never, but I see this one as an extreme long shot. I see it simply as another step in the negotiating process to get
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Sports Columnists

  • Super Bowl XLVII -- Ravens, 49ers power their way to the Super Bowl

    Jan 30
    Fans of old-school football should rejoice about the Ravens-49ers matchup. It should be power football at its finest.
  • Don Banks: Homegrown or imported, 49ers are loaded with blue-chip talent

    Jan 30
    NEW ORLEANS -- The Cain and Abel coaching subplot in this year's Super Bowl is undeniably the most irresistible in NFL history, but it's still the playing talent that decides championships in football, and that's where the San Francisco 49ers have almos…
  • Super Bowl XLVII - Ray Lewis, NFL too popular to be tarnished by performan…

    Jan 30
    Baltimore Ravens star Ray Lewis is far too big of a brand to be damaged by performance-enhancing drug accusations.
  • Jim Trotter: Behind 49ers' offense, a creative genius who's always thinkin…

    Jan 30
    NEW ORLEANS -- When 49ers players and coaches are asked about the ingenuity of offensive coordinator Greg Roman's game plans, the response is always the same. There is a smile, a chuckle or a roll of the eyes, then a virtual shrug of the shoulders that …