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A great day to be an NFL fan
profootballtalk.com Updated Jan 12, 2013
These are the days that remind us how great the NFL is. Two playoff classics - the Ravens beating the Broncos in double overtime and 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick emerging as a superstar in a win over the Packers - made Saturday a wonderful day tUpvote Share Tweet
The Green Bay Packers’ season has ended. Colin Kaepernick’s time as an NFL superstar is just beginning. Kaepernick had a brilliant performance as the 49ers defeated the Packers 45-31 on Saturday night, earning a berth in the NFC Championship Game andUpvote Share Tweet
Pure Genius: Jim Harbaugh is looking smarter by the game, says…CNNSI.com Jan 12, 2013Jim Harbaugh is looking smarter by the game, says Jim Trotter. His move of Colin Kaepernick to quarterback at midseason paid off well in the Niners' 45-31 rout of the Packers.Upvote Share TweetSAN FRANCISCO -- A few thoughts on the Green Bay Packers' 45-31 loss to the San Francisco 49ers at Candlestick Park: What it means: The Packers' season ended exactly as it began: with a mismatch against the San Francisco 49ers. The Packers sent 49ers qu…Upvote Share TweetKANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- The Kansas City Chiefs have hired longtime Packers personnel man John Dorsey to replace the fired Scott Pioli as their general manager.Upvote Share Tweet
Deadspin Up All Night: Not Your Everyday Hologramdeadspin.com Jan 12, 2013Thank you for continued support of Deadspin. Jesus, this is a good football game. We'll be wrapping it up after (if) it ends, doing the same with Niners-Packers, and back at it tomorrow. Enjoy the Saturday night, football-watching or otherwise. More »Upvote Share TweetThe inactives for tonight’s Packers-49ers game are out, and they’re about what we expected. San Francisco defensive end Justin Smith, who missed the last two games of the regular season with a triceps injury, is active and will give it a go. But kickeUpvote Share TweetSAN FRANCISCO -- The masses have gotten their wish: Veteran receiver Donald Driver is active for Saturday night's divisional playoff game between the Green Bay Packers and San Francisco 49ers. Driver is one of six receivers who are in uniform for this g…Upvote Share TweetJoin our ESPN.com NFL experts for the NFC playoff match up between the Green Bay Packers and the San Francisco 49ers. Contribute your thoughts and questions 8 p.m. ET. See you there. Countdown Live: Packers-49ersUpvote Share Tweetprofootballtalk.com Jan 12, 2013As the Jets keep searching for a General Manager who can and will work with coach Rex Ryan, they’ve finally decided to consider plucking a candidate from one of the league’s model franchises. Per a league source, Packers V.P. of football administratioUpvote Share TweetSAN FRANCISCO -- I'm a little late to this trash-talking party, but as we get closer to kickoff at Candlestick Park, I thought I would throw this your way. About 20 minutes after the Green Bay Packers drafted him in 2005, quarterback Aaron Rodgers gave …Upvote Share TweetWhen the Associated Press announced its All-Pro Team on Saturday morning, just two players received 50 of a possible 50 votes: Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson, and Houston Texans defensive lineman J.J. Watt. No surprise in either case, as…Upvote Share TweetCNNSI.com Jan 12, 2013PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- The Philadelphia Eagles are interviewing Seahawks defensive coordinator Gus Bradley in Atlanta, two people familiar with the meeting told The Associated Press on Saturday.Upvote Share TweetWe had a few discussions late this season on the Green Bay Packers' defense before, during and after linebacker Clay Matthews' hamstring injury. It's not too hard to figure out; Matthews has 15 sacks in 13 regular-season and postseason games. But what a…Upvote Share Tweet
Aaron Rodgers highlightsJan 12Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers racks up 257 yards, 2 touchdowns, and one interception in the Packers 45-31 loss to the San Francisco 49ers in the NFC Divisional Playoff Game.
Divisional Can't-Miss Play: James Jones amazing catchJan 12Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers finds wide receiver James Jones for a 44-yard gain to the San Francisco 18-yard line.
Green Bay packers wide receiver James Jones 20-yard touchdownJan 12Green Bay packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers completes to wide receiver James Jones for a 20-yard touchdown to tie the game 21-21.
Green Bay Packers running back DuJuan Harris 18-yard touchdownJan 12Green Bay Packers running back DuJuan Harris runs up the middle and into the end zone for an 18-yard touchdown. The Packers lead the San Francisco 49ers 14-7.
Jim Trotter: Kaepernick answers another question with dazzling playoff deb…Jan 12SAN FRANCISCO -- Perhaps 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh is a football savant, because his decision to change starting quarterbacks midway through the season is, for the time being, proving to be as cunning as it was calculated.
NFL playoffs -- Peyton Manning, Denver Broncos choked in historic fashion …Jan 12Peyton Manning and the Broncos victimized themselves with a choke job for the ages against the Baltimore Ravens.