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Three Seahawks sat out practice on Wednesday, including wide receiver Percy Harvin, who suffered a concussion in the divisional playoff win vs. New Orleans four days earlier. Seahawks coach Pete Carroll had indicated that Harvin wouldn’t take part in th…Upvote Share Tweet
While the San Francisco 49ers' two biggest injury question marks practiced Wednesday, a key defender was unexpectedly absent.Upvote Share TweetJets cornerback Antonio Cromartie has played with cornerback Darrelle Revis, regarded by many as the best cornerback in the NFL. But Cromartie gave the honor to someone else during an appearance on Wednesday’s edition of Pro Football Talk on NBCSN. Crom…Upvote Share TweetSeattle cornerback Richard Sherman said "there's no love lost" when asked about how the Seahawks and the San Francisco 49ers feel about each other.Upvote Share TweetWe’re another day closer to the conference title games and Pro Football Talk on NBCSN will spend time Wednesday working through the biggest storylines for both games. Patriots quarterback Tom Brady and Seahawks wide receiver Percy Harvin both missed pra…Upvote Share TweetEarlier today, we found out that 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh has a pleated khaki addiction, to the point where he bought khakis at Walmart during the NFL Combine after his wife threw his pairs out. After that story surfaced, someone on Twitter shared photo…Upvote Share TweetRENTON, Wash. -- Most Seattle Seahawks fans probably expect the team to select an offensive lineman in the first round, but ESPN’s Mel Kiper has Seattle taking Penn State wide receiver Allen Robinson. Even if Percy Harvin is 100 percent healthy next sea…Upvote Share Tweet
Kiper mock 1.0 reaction: CardinalsThere’s something to be said for the Arizona Cardinals drafting a kid whose nickname is Ironman. In his first mock draft, Mel Kiper Jr. has the Cardinals selecting Notre Dame left tackle Zack Martin, who set a school record with 52 straight starts in fo…Upvote Share TweetCNNSI.com Jan 15The deadline for underclassmen to declare for the 2014 NFL draft hit on Wednesday, with a record number of players opting to skip their final season or two.Upvote Share TweetST. LOUIS -- St. Louis Rams defensive end Robert Quinn has had no shortage of honors tossed his way for his 2013 season, but he added the biggest yet Wednesday when the Pro Football Writers of American named him this season's Defensive Player of the Yea…Upvote Share Tweet
PFT Live: Vikings talk with Chris Tomasson, 49ers talk with Matt MaioccoThe Vikings have a new coach in Mike Zimmer and we’ll be talking about that hire on Wednesday’s edition of PFT Live. Chris Tomasson of the Pioneer Press will join Mike Florio to talk about the reasons why the Vikings felt that the time was right to give…Upvote Share TweetST. LOUIS -- For all intents and purposes, it's been one of the quietest offseasons in recent memory for the St. Louis Rams. Perhaps it's been a little too quiet. After going through the first two and a half weeks with no changes or even any rumblings o…Upvote Share Tweet
NFL Nation Buzz: San Francisco 49ersESPN.com 49ers reporter Bill Williamson says San Francisco faces its toughest road test of the season at Seattle.Upvote Share Tweet
With success on the road, 49ers have a new travel routineThe grind of coast-to-coast travel was sufficient that the 49ers considered — albeit briefly — staying East after beating the Packers with a trip to Charlotte the following week. But because they’ve been so successful on the road in back-to-back weeks, …Upvote Share TweetMatt Leinart played for Ken Whisenhunt for three seasons in Arizona. Leinart was not impressed with his coach. Asked on FOX Sports Live whether Whisenhunt will succeed in Tennessee, Leinart expressed skepticism, saying that Whisenhunt is wrongly credite…Upvote Share Tweet
Willis, Bowman give 49ers unique edgeSANTA CLARA, Calif. -- As he dressed alongside NaVorro Bowman, after another dominant San Francisco 49ers defensive performance that propelled the team to its third straight NFC Championship Game, Patrick Willis looked up. “This is the greatest sport th…Upvote Share TweetThe 49ers haven’t missed a beat the last two weeks with cornerback Carlos Rogers out of the lineup because of a hamstring injury, but they’d certainly like to have anyone healthy enough to help them on the field against the Seahawks in the NFC Champions…Upvote Share TweetST. LOUIS -- When Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel declared for the NFL draft last week, I made it quite clear in this space that the St. Louis Rams would not be using the No. 2 overall pick to select him. Manziel's declaration was good for the …Upvote Share Tweet
NFL says ref was right not to flag 49ers for 12 in the huddleJust before the 49ers scored their go-ahead touchdown at the end of the first half on Sunday, they appeared to get away with having 12 players in their offensive huddle, without getting a penalty. But NFL head of officiating Dean Blandino says that in r…Upvote Share Tweet
'Sound FX': Saints vs. SeahawksJan 15The Seattle Seahawks defeated the New Orleans Saints 23-15 in the divisional round of the playoffs. Get an inside look at all the best sights and sounds from the game.
'Sound FX': 49ers vs. PanthersJan 15The San Francisco 49ers took down the Carolina Panthers in a heated game during the divisional round. Get an inside look at all the best sights and sounds from the game.
How to beat The Legion of BoomJan 15Heath Evans and Roddy White break down film to determine the best way to defeat the Seattle Seahawks.
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Jim Harbaugh could be best of his generation -- 2013 NFL PlayoffsJan 15The 49ers' Jim Harbaugh has a chance to go down as the best of his generation, writes Jeffri Chadiha.
Clayton's mailbag -- Playoffs restore value of run gamesJan 15Clayton's mailbag: The 2013 playoffs have rejuvenated the importance of the ground game.