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Rogers, Tukuafu questionable for Niners

Rogers, Tukuafu questionable for Niners

profootballtalk.com Updated Jan 17
The San Francisco 49ers may be getting Carlos Rogers back for Sunday’s NFC title game. Even if they don’t really need him. Rogers has missed both playoff games with a hamstring injury suffered in Week 17 against the Cardinals. He was questionable for th…
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  • 49ers near full strength for NFC title game

    49ers near full strength for NFC title game

    ESPN.com Jan 17
    While the Seattle Seahawks determined Friday that they will be without play-making receiver Percy Harvin, it appears the San Francisco 49ers 53-man roster will be near full strength Sunday in the NFC championship game at Seattle.
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  • Saints' Bush fined $21K for hit vs. Seahawks

    Saints' Bush fined $21K for hit vs. Seahawks

    New Orleans Saints safety Rafael Bush was fined $21,000 for his helmet-to-helmet hit against Seattle Seahawks receiver Percy Harvin during the first quarter of their divisional-round playoff game, the NFL confirmed Friday.
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  • Frank Gore, Anquan Boldin and Josh Thomas each fined $7,875

    Frank Gore, Anquan Boldin and Josh Thomas each fined $7,875

    There was a lot of chippiness in last Sunday’s 49ers victory over the Panthers and three players have been fined for infractions during the game. PFT has confirmed with the league that 49ers running back Frank Gore was fined $7,875 for grabbing Panthers…
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  • Jim Harbaugh’s pricey pants

    Jim Harbaugh’s pricey pants

    ESPN.com Jan 17
    San Francisco 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh's pants continue to dominate the week. Yes, as Harbaugh's 49ers prepare to play NFC West rival at Seattle in the NFC Championship Game on Sunday, the story continues to be Harbaugh’s pleated-front khakis. The 49ers…
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  • Cards have changed in year under Arians

    Cards have changed in year under Arians

    ESPN.com Jan 17
    TEMPE, Ariz. -- A year ago today, the Arizona Cardinals' fortunes changed. And they changed for the better. It was Jan. 17, 2013, when Bruce Arians was introduced as the team’s 38th head coach and, if they’re lucky, he might be the Cardinals’ best. Aria…
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  • A Taiwanese animation video breaks down Seahawks-49ers in psych…

    A Taiwanese animation video breaks down Seahawks-49ers in psychedelic fashion

    yahoo.com Jan 17
    You've been bludgeoned with numbers, engorged in matchups and drowned in what-ifs. You've been asked who is better — Wilson or Kaepernick? — and been subjected to endless blather about just how much vitriol there is in this Seattle Seahawks-San Francisc…
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  • Joe Montana believes Colin Kaepernick can improve as a pocket p…

    Joe Montana believes Colin Kaepernick can improve as a pocket passer

    Colin Kaepernick is one win away from making a second Super Bowl in his second season of starting. And yet Joe Montana sees room for improvement for the San Francisco 49ers' third-year quarterback, especially as a pocket passer. "I like his mobilit…
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  • Seattle Seahawks fans torn on Starbucks’ 12-cent coffee promoti…

    Seattle Seahawks fans torn on Starbucks’ 12-cent coffee promotion?

    yahoo.com Jan 17
    You can't blame Seattle residents if they are a bit ambivalent on this one. On the one hand, anytime anyone offers the coffee-guzzling residents a 12-cent coffee, their ears are going to perk up. But when it's Howard Schultz doing the offering, then the…
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  • Robert Quinn named a Pro Bowl captain

    Robert Quinn named a Pro Bowl captain

    ESPN.com Jan 17
    ST. LOUIS -- New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees is one of four Pro Bowl captains, the league announced Thursday. It's probably safe to say nobody was happier than Brees himself to see his co-captain is St. Louis Rams defensive end Robert Quinn. I…
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  • The Playbook: Previewing Broncos-Patriots, Seahawks-49ers

    The Playbook: Previewing Broncos-Patriots, Seahawks-49ers

    CNNSI.com Jan 17
    All-time great QBs duking it out. The NFL's top rivalry renewed. You can't ask for better conference championships.
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  • Road warrior 49ers tuning out the noise

    Road warrior 49ers tuning out the noise

    ESPN.com Jan 17
    SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- The San Francisco 49ers get it. It's going to be loud Sunday at CenturyLink Field when they play the Seattle Seahawks in the NFC Championship Game. But they are not allowing that fact to intimidate them. "It's just noise,&quo…
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  • Picking the Winners on Championship Sunday

    Picking the Winners on Championship Sunday

    CNNSI.com Jan 17
    Picking the Winners on Championship Sunday
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  • Sunday’s Most Important Unknown

    Sunday’s Most Important Unknown

    CNNSI.com Jan 17
    DENVER — Two storylines on the best championship weekend I can recall: Sunday is a very big day for the officials. Ever hear of Bill Schuster? Insurance man from just outside Rochester, N.Y. Everyman type. Likes going to a bar in his hometown called “Th…
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  • Sam Bradford: I feel very confident for camp

    Sam Bradford: I feel very confident for camp

    Next Monday will mark three months since Rams quarterback Sam Bradford tore his ACL and Bradford’s been busy rehabbing at the team’s facility. Bradford and trainer Reggie Scott have been working to strengthen his left knee since he had surgery two month…
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  • Carroll on Harbaugh: We’re not friends, but I respect him

    Carroll on Harbaugh: We’re not friends, but I respect him

    Seahawks coach Pete Carroll and 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh haven’t seemed to like each other, going back to the time when Carroll asked Harbaugh, “What’s your deal?” after Harbaugh’s Stanford team ran up the score on Carroll’s USC team in 2009. But Carrol…
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  • Anquan Boldin shines when it counts

    Anquan Boldin shines when it counts

    ESPN.com Jan 17
    SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- It was no surprise when receiver Anquan Boldin took over in the San Francisco 49ers' win at the Carolina Panthers in the divisional playoffs Sunday. Boldin is a star in the postseason. The 33-year-old receiver, who is trying to re…
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  • N.F.L. Conference Championship Matchups

    N.F.L. Conference Championship Matchups

    nytimes.com Jan 17
    Peyton Manning and the Broncos are favored because their offense has been loaded since Day 1 and the Patriots have had to cobble one together, but Tom Brady has a 10-4 record against Manning.
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  • Perrish Cox says neither Seahawks or 49ers asked for intel on o…

    Perrish Cox says neither Seahawks or 49ers asked for intel on other

    Several times this season the Seattle Seahawks and San Francisco 49ers released players only to watch them end up on the roster of their rival in the following days. The 49ers signed Seattle’s fourth round draft pick Chris Harper off of their practice s…
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  • Video - San Francisco 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh hopes team is 'hardened' for NFC Championship 05:06

    San Francisco 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh hopes team is 'hardened' for NFC Championship

    Jan 17
    San Francisco 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh spoke Friday about what he thinks of travelling to Seattle, profound conversations with Frank Gore, and his thoughts on his quarterback's newest commercial.
  • Video - Fandom: Better coaching wardrobe? 04:21

    Fandom: Better coaching wardrobe?

    Jan 17
    Dan Hellie, Curtis Conway and Roddy White make a fashion statement and tell you which coach has better style, the Patriots' Bill Belichick or the 49ers' Jim Harbaugh.
  • Video - 'Playbook': Seattle Seahawks defense vs. San Francisco 49ers offense 07:22

    'Playbook': Seattle Seahawks defense vs. San Francisco 49ers offense

    Jan 17
    Will the "Legion of Boom" shut down the San Francisco 49ers offense or can quarterback Colin Kaepernick figure out how to score against them? "NFL Playbook" dissects the matchup.
  • Video - 'Playbook': San Francisco 49ers defense vs. Seattle Seahawks offense 08:02

    'Playbook': San Francisco 49ers defense vs. Seattle Seahawks offense

    Jan 17
    Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson takes you inside his playbook. Plus, the "NFL Playbook" crew explains the havoc the San Francisco 49ers front seven will cause.

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  • Picking the Winners on Championship Sunday

    Jan 17
    Picking the Winners on Championship Sunday
  • Sunday’s Most Important Unknown

    Jan 17
    DENVER — Two storylines on the best championship weekend I can recall: Sunday is a very big day for the officials. Ever hear of Bill Schuster? Insurance man from just outside Rochester, N.Y. Everyman type. Likes going to a bar in his hometown called “Th…