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Carlos Rogers expects to play against Seahawks

Carlos Rogers expects to play against Seahawks

profootballtalk.com Updated Jan 16
Two straight days of practice for San Francisco 49ers cornerback Carlos Rogers has him believing he’ll be ready for Sunday’s NFC Championship game against the Seattle Seahawks. Rogers has missed San Francisco’s first two playoff games after suffering a …
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  • All Seahawks practiced, except Percy Harvin

    All Seahawks practiced, except Percy Harvin

    Five days after suffering a concussion in a divisional-round win over the Saints, Seattle receiver Percy Harvin has not received clearance to practice. With three days to go until the NFC title game, it’s not looking good for Harvin. The good news for t…
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  • Buy Jim Harbaugh's Used Khakis

    Buy Jim Harbaugh's Used Khakis

    deadspin.com Jan 16
    The 49ers store is selling a pair of Harbaugh's game worn khakis. They're Dockers. cc @NinersNation pic.twitter.com/jsghR73OdG— Lindsey (@Lahlahlindsey) January 17, 2014Read more...
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  • Brooks rejoins Niners despite 'severe' cold

    Brooks rejoins Niners despite 'severe' cold

    ESPN.com Jan 16
    San Francisco 49ers linebacker Ahmad Brooks is still fighting a severe head cold and is trying to "get ready for the game" Sunday against the Seahawks.
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  • Baldwin has no issue with Harbaugh

    Baldwin has no issue with Harbaugh

    ESPN.com Jan 16
    RENTON, Wash. -- Doug Baldwin had made up his mind. He was leaving Stanford. His ongoing conflicts with Jim Harbaugh, the Stanford head coach at the time, were more than he could take. Baldwin was headed to Vanderbilt for his junior year. “I had already…
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  • PFT on NBCSN: Kam Chancellor, Conference championship storyline…

    PFT on NBCSN: Kam Chancellor, Conference championship storylines

    The Seahawks are preparing to face the 49ers for the third time this season and we’ll be spending some time with one key member of the Seattle defense on Thursday’s Pro Football Talk on NBCSN to get his thoughts on the matchup. Seahawks safety Kam Chanc…
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  • This Is The Best Thing Seahawks And 49ers Fans Have Ever Done

    This Is The Best Thing Seahawks And 49ers Fans Have Ever Done

    deadspin.com Jan 16
    Seahawks fans! 49ers fans! Here is a way for you to one-up and trash-talk each other, without annoying the crap out of the rest of us: See which fan base can donate more money to a worthy cause in each other's city.Read more...
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  • Ahmad Brooks said his flying leap was by design

    Ahmad Brooks said his flying leap was by design

    No one this season has encroached as spectacularly as 49ers linebacker Ahmad Brooks encroached last week against the Panthers. And he said it was absolutely on purpose. Brooks said his flying leap over his defensive line, the Panthers offensive line and…
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  • Man With Seahawks Super Bowl Champs Tattoo Doesn't Regret It Ye…

    Man With Seahawks Super Bowl Champs Tattoo Doesn't Regret It Yet

    deadspin.com Jan 16
    Tim Connors is serious about this. So serious, he got his ink done back at the beginning of the regular season.Read more...
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  • Rams still in need of top receiver

    Rams still in need of top receiver

    ESPN.com Jan 16
    ST. LOUIS -- Less than 24 hours after the St. Louis Rams' 2013 season had come to an end with a blowout loss to Seattle, coach Jeff Fisher was asked how his team can catch up to the Seahawks and the rest of the NFC West. The Seahawks’ dominant defense, …
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  • NFL conference championship picks

    NFL conference championship picks

    CNNSI.com Jan 16
    The road teams are rolling, but home-field advantage could prove decisive. Who will emerge Sunday?
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  • Bevell has a simple message for Wilson

    Bevell has a simple message for Wilson

    ESPN.com Jan 16
    RENTON, Wash. – Seattle Seahawks offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell has a simple message for Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson entering the NFC Championship Game against the San Francisco 49ers. “We want him to be himself,” Bevell said. “We don’t ne…
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  • My 2013 Cardinals postseason awards

    My 2013 Cardinals postseason awards

    ESPN.com Jan 16
    TEMPE, Ariz. -- With the 2013 season not even in the books for three weeks, it was time to decide who was the best of the best for the Arizona Cardinals this past year. My inaugural postseason awards were both standard and outside the box. So, without f…
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  • Seattle teacher trying to fund Seahawks jerseys for kids who ca…

    Seattle teacher trying to fund Seahawks jerseys for kids who can’t afford them

    yahoo.com Jan 16
    A Seattle teacher loves that his school, Kimball Elementary, shows its spirit by letting the kids wear sports jerseys on Fridays to support their local teams. But he hates the fact that not all the kids can afford them. Kevin Zelko teaches special educa…
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  • NFL Playoff Preview: Seahawks’ Sherman relies on ‘old school’ f…

    NFL Playoff Preview: Seahawks’ Sherman relies on ‘old school’ fundamentals to thrive

    yahoo.com Jan 16
    If the Seattle Seahawks win Sunday and advance to the Super Bowl, we have an early favorite for Media Day darling. He's brash. He's talented. He gets in opponents' faces. And he's almost certain to play a part in the victory if they win. He's Richard Sh…
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  • Sherman sees physical play on receivers as “real football”

    Sherman sees physical play on receivers as “real football”

    The Seahawks have, in the opinion of some, perfected the art of pass interference. Seattle cornerback Richard Sherman, however, sees it as the Seahawks perfecting the art of football. On Wednesday, Sherman addressed with reporters the value of physicali…
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  • Survey/respected player: Cardinals

    Survey/respected player: Cardinals

    ESPN.com Jan 16
    TEMPE, Ariz. -- I spent six years total in the state of Indiana -- four at Indiana University for undergrad, one writing for a newspaper in Northwest Indiana and another in Indianapolis for grad school -- all during Peyton Manning's tenure with the Colt…
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  • NFLN survey/franchise player: Cardinals

    NFLN survey/franchise player: Cardinals

    ESPN.com Jan 16
    TEMPE, Ariz. -- Imagine if we’re talking about the Arizona Cardinals starting their team with Peyton Manning? It nearly happened. He was courted by the Cardinals in 2012 and the trajectory of the franchise could’ve been changed forever had Manning opted…
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  • Report: Vikings, Norv Turner “close” to agreement

    Report: Vikings, Norv Turner “close” to agreement

    49ers coach Jim Harbaugh channelled Johnny Cash this week when he said that the 49ers have “been everywhere” over the last few seasons. Norv Turner doesn’t wear all black, but he may also identify with Cash’s tune after working for eight different teams…
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  • PFT’s conference championship game picks

    PFT’s conference championship game picks

    It was another 2-2 week for yours truly in the divisional round, picking correctly the Seahawks and Broncos and incorrectly the Colts and Panthers. MDS swapped out the Pats for the Colts, and he’s picked up a one-game lead with three games left. But the…
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  • Keeping Frank Gore in check will be key for Seahawks

    Keeping Frank Gore in check will be key for Seahawks

    In the last two seasons, the San Francisco 49ers are 2-0 against the Seattle Seahawks when Frank Gore runs for 100 yards. The 49ers are 0-2 when he’s been all but shutdown by Seattle’s defense. While who will win the NFC Championship game on Sunday prob…
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  • Video - St. Louis Rams DE Robert Quinn on San Francisco 49ers, Seattle Seahawks pass rush 03:58

    St. Louis Rams DE Robert Quinn on San Francisco 49ers, Seattle Seahawks pass rush

    Jan 16
    St. Louis Rams defensive end Robert Quinn is no stranger to either QB playing in the NFC Championship Game, but which defense does he think will have the edge come Sunday?
  • Video - Do your job: Seattle Seahawks defensive line 02:01

    Do your job: Seattle Seahawks defensive line

    Jan 16
    Heath Evans instructs the Seattle Seahawks defensive line how to get the job done in Sunday's NFC Championship Game by containing San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick.
  • Video - Who do you trust more: San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick or Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson? 04:57

    Who do you trust more: San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick or Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson?

    Jan 16
    The "NFL Total Access" crew discusses which quarterback they would rather have in the NFC Championship Game, Colin Kaepernick or Russell Wilson.
  • Video - Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll- San Francisco 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh rivalry 02:00

    Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll- San Francisco 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh rivalry

    Jan 16
    From college to the pros, Pete Carroll and Jim Harbaugh have went head-to-head in epic battles. How deep is the Carroll-Harbaugh rivalry?

Sports Columnists

  • Don Banks: NFL conference championship picks

    Jan 16
    Way back in early October, somewhat tongue-in-cheek, I declared the suspense of the NFL's 2013 season over after just four weeks and instructed everyone to prepare for a Seattle-Denver Super Bowl in early February. Well whaddya know? We're one step away…
  • 2013 NFL playoffs -- John Clayton's First and Goal championship round

    Jan 16
    Does the playoff format need tweaking? Maybe not, as the NFL's four best teams will all be playing in conference title games, John Clayton writes.