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Kerry J. Byrne: Momentum means a lot in the playoffs, but who h…

Kerry J. Byrne: Momentum means a lot in the playoffs, but who has it?

CNNSI.com Updated Jan 2, 2013
The Denver Broncos and Seattle Seahawks enter the 2012 postseason red hot and razor sharp. If momentum matters, they're heading for a collision course in New Orleans.
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  • Got My Mojo Working: No one is hotter than the Seahawks heading…

    Got My Mojo Working: No one is hotter than the Seahawks heading into t…

    CNNSI.com Jan 2, 2013
    No one is hotter than the Seahawks heading into the playoffs. Where does everyone else stand? Kerry J. Byrne breaks down each team's momentum before the postseason begins.
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  • Let's Revisit The Dumb Stuff Rick Reilly Wrote About David Aker…

    Let's Revisit The Dumb Stuff Rick Reilly Wrote About David Akers Last Year

    deadspin.com Jan 2, 2013
    In December 2011, Rick Reilly wrote one of his trademark telethon-monologue columns about then-37-year-old kicker David Akers, who'd overcome all manner of personal hardship to kick a bunch of field goals for the 49ers. It was basically a nice story, bu…
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  • Around the NFC West: 49ers' finishing kick

    Around the NFC West: 49ers' finishing kick

    ESPN.com Jan 2, 2013
    Around the NFC West: Jan. 2, 2013 David Akers' performance as the San Francisco 49ers' field-goal kicker has gone from misunderstood to unacceptable -- so unacceptable that the team signed free-agent kicker Billy Cundiff as insurance. This doesn't feel …
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  • Video - 2012: Best of Aldon Smith 01:43

    2012: Best of Aldon Smith

    Jan 2
    Take a look at the best of San Francisco 49ers linebacker Aldon Smith during his impressive 2012 season in which he racked up 19.5 sacks.
  • Video - Niners Sign Cundiff To Compete With Akers 02:50

    Niners Sign Cundiff To Compete With Akers

    Jan 2
    ESPN.com NFC West blogger Mike Sando discusses San Francisco's decision to sign kicker Billy Cundiff to compete with struggling veteran David Akers.

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  • Kerry J. Byrne: Momentum means a lot in the playoffs, but who has it?

    Jan 2
    The Denver Broncos and Seattle Seahawks enter the 2012 postseason red hot and razor sharp. If momentum matters, they're heading for a collision course in New Orleans.
  • Ray Lewis retires -- Ravens linebacker among five best defensive players e…

    Jan 2
    Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis won't be easily replaced by Baltimore or the NFL at large.