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NFC West News and Rumors
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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 …Upvote Share Tweet
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…Upvote Share TweetThe 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...Upvote Share Tweet
Brooks rejoins Niners despite 'severe' coldSan 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.Upvote Share Tweet
Baldwin has no issue with HarbaughRENTON, 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…Upvote Share TweetThe 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…Upvote Share TweetSeahawks 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...Upvote Share TweetNo 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…Upvote Share Tweet
Man With Seahawks Super Bowl Champs Tattoo Doesn't Regret It YetTim Connors is serious about this. So serious, he got his ink done back at the beginning of the regular season.Read more...Upvote Share TweetST. 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, …Upvote Share TweetCNNSI.com Jan 16The road teams are rolling, but home-field advantage could prove decisive. Who will emerge Sunday?Upvote Share Tweet
Bevell has a simple message for WilsonRENTON, 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…Upvote Share Tweet
My 2013 Cardinals postseason awardsTEMPE, 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…Upvote Share Tweet
Seattle teacher trying to fund Seahawks jerseys for kids who can’t afford themyahoo.com Jan 16A 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…Upvote Share Tweetyahoo.com Jan 16If 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…Upvote Share TweetThe 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…Upvote Share TweetTEMPE, 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…Upvote Share Tweet
NFLN survey/franchise player: CardinalsTEMPE, 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…Upvote Share Tweet49ers 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…Upvote Share Tweet
PFT’s conference championship game picksIt 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…Upvote Share TweetIn 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…Upvote Share Tweet
St. Louis Rams DE Robert Quinn on San Francisco 49ers, Seattle Seahawks pass rushJan 16St. 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?
Do your job: Seattle Seahawks defensive lineJan 16Heath 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.
Who do you trust more: San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick or Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson?Jan 16The "NFL Total Access" crew discusses which quarterback they would rather have in the NFC Championship Game, Colin Kaepernick or Russell Wilson.
Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll- San Francisco 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh rivalryJan 16From college to the pros, Pete Carroll and Jim Harbaugh have went head-to-head in epic battles. How deep is the Carroll-Harbaugh rivalry?
Don Banks: NFL conference championship picksJan 16Way 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 roundJan 16Does 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.