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A great day to be an NFL fan
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…Jim 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 TweetThoughts on the San Francisco 49ers' 45-31 victory over the Green Bay Packers in the NFC divisional round Saturday night at Candlestick Park: What it means: The 49ers will play in the NFC Championship Game for a second consecutive season, and they’ll doUpvote 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 TweetThe Philadelphia Eagles interviewed Seattle Seahawks defensive coordinator Gus Bradley for their head coaching vacancy on Saturday in Atlanta, USA Today Sports reported, citing a source informed of the meeting.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 Tweet
Ah, the memories: 49ers with Boger as refSAN FRANCISCO -- Jerome Boger is the referee assigned to the San Francisco 49ers' divisional-round playoff game against the Green Bay Packers on Saturday. Boger is working with an all-star crew, customary for the playoffs. Regular-season crew tendencies…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 TweetSAN FRANCISCO -- Aaron Rodgers is making his first regular-season or postseason appearance at Candlestick Park since his favorite childhood team, the San Francisco 49ers, passed him over in the 2005 NFL draft. The Rodgers-Alex Smith story ran its course…Upvote Share TweetI’ve mentioned a time or two in recent weeks that former Jags G.M. Gene Smith picked punter Bryan Anger five spots before the Seahawks selected quarterback Russell Wilson. Smith has now gotten a little vindication. Sort of. Kind of. OK, not reallyUpvote Share TweetWhen it was time for players and coaches to cast their votes for the NFC Pro Bowl squad, Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman was facing a four-game suspension for violation of the league’s policy against performance-enhancing substances. CoincidentallyUpvote Share TweetSeattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch has a sprained foot but is probable and expected to play Sunday against Atlanta.Upvote Share TweetNEW YORK (AP) -- It's unanimous, on both sides of the ball.Upvote Share Tweet[Editor's note: Well, I forgot to do it on Friday. But the beauty of a daily update is that with the setting and rising of the sun, there's another opportunity to forget to do it again.] Arizona Cardinals: The Cardinals have interviewed defensive coUpvote Share Tweet
Seahawks coordinators have a minor Saturday distractionThe Seahawks have arrived in Atlanta for Sunday’s divisional-round showdown against the Falcons. And with one day to go to finalize preparations for the game, Pete Carroll’s primary two coordinators have other plans. Today’s the day on which offenUpvote Share Tweet
Won-lost records vs. current playoff teams2012 Records vs. Current Playoff Teams Three teams have posted winning records against the field of 12 playoff participants. Two of those teams call the NFC West home. Seattle's wild-card victory against Washington made the Seahawks 5-1 against the play…Upvote Share TweetThe Friday night report that the Rams hired Rob Ryan to be their next defensive coordinator has been denied by Ryan. “I’m on a beach and have talked to nobody and have no comment,” Ryan said when reached by Calvin Watkins of ESPNDallas.com. When RyaUpvote Share Tweet
Frank Gore highlightsJan 12San Francisco 49ers running back Frank Gore gashes up the Green Bay Packers defense by rushing for 119 yards and a touchdown in the NFC Divisional Playoff Game.
Michael Crabtree highlightsJan 12San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Michael Crabtree has a huge game against the Green Bay Packers in the NFC Divisional Playoff Game, catching nine passes for 119 yards and two touchdowns.
Colin Kaepernick highlightsJan 12San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick had a record-breaking performance against the Green Bay Packers in the NFC Divisional Playoff game, passing for 263 yards and two touchdowns while running for 181 yards and two touchdowns.
San Francisco 49ers kicker David Akers not in the dancing moodJan 12San Francisco 49ers kicker David Akers gets swallowed up by an enthusiastic group of field dancers as he tries to warm up.
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.