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49ers' Justin Smith back at practice The All-Pro defensive tackle wore a large black brace on his left arm, but wasn't sporting a noncontact black jersey as he went through position drills. Smith was able to lightly push off against other defensive line…Upvote Share Tweet
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) -- San Francisco 49ers placekicker David Akers says he received death threats on Twitter and has closed the account.Upvote Share Tweet
Jim Trotter: With poise beyond his years, Wilson leads Seahawks into playoffsCNNSI.com Updated Jan 3, 2013RENTON, Wash. -- Seahawks rookie Russell Wilson was among the league's most productive quarterbacks over the final nine weeks of the season, throwing for 18 touchdowns, rushing for four others, posting a passer rating in excess of 104.0 on seven occasio…Upvote Share Tweet
You called it: Fearless predictions (Wk. 18)ESPN.com Updated Jan 3, 20132008-12 You Called It Repeat Winners DioAlice, PITTengineer12, bubblegumpie and pathsovglory called the San Francisco 49ers' 27-13 victory over the Arizona Cardinals to close the 2012 NFL regular season. Let's see how well they do in the playoffs. You p…Upvote Share TweetCNNSI.com Updated Jan 3, 2013One-minute drill: Peter King's team-by-team playoff previewsUpvote Share Tweet
Lee named top punter; Zastudil, Ryan closeESPN.com Updated Jan 3, 2013Just wanted to pass along a quick note from Mark Simon of ESPN Stats & Information: The San Francisco 49ers' Andy Lee recently edged the Arizona Cardinals' Dave Zastudil for the NFL's 2012 punter of the year in voting by ESPN writers, researchers an…Upvote Share Tweet
Bye week will help Smith, Harbaugh sayssfgate.com Updated Jan 3, 2013Bye week will help Smith, Harbaugh says In reality, the 49ers' outside linebacker was silent. Matched against one of the worst pass-protecting lines in recent NFL history, the NFC's sacks leader had perhaps his worst performances of the season in Sunday…Upvote Share Tweet
Jim Trotter: With poise beyond his years, Wilson leads Seahawks into playo…Jan 3RENTON, Wash. -- Seahawks rookie Russell Wilson was among the league's most productive quarterbacks over the final nine weeks of the season, throwing for 18 touchdowns, rushing for four others, posting a passer rating in excess of 104.0 on seven occasio…
2012 NFL playoffs -- John Clayton's First and Goal: Wild-Card RoundJan 3With the Ravens' wild-card game possibly being Ray Lewis' last at home, emotions will run high in Baltimore, John Clayton writes.
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