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Alex Smith is “just staying ready”

Alex Smith is “just staying ready”

profootballtalk.com Updated Jan 10, 2013
The last time the 49ers beat the Packers, Alex Smith was the quarterback.  The last time the 49ers played in the divisional round (and won), Alex Smith was the quarterback. So as the 49ers prepare to face the Packers in the divisional round of the playo…
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  • In NFL divisional playoff round, Green Bay Packers' Aaron Rodge…

    In NFL divisional playoff round, Green Bay Packers' Aaron Rodgers looking for revenge on San Francisco 49ers just one of many in

    nydailynews.com Jan 10, 2013
    Home is where the heart and barbecued shrimp are, and for Peyton Manning, the Big Easy is also where he and little brother Eli grew up and where the Lombardi Trophy will be waiting on Feb. 3 to be hoisted amid all the confetti in the Superdome.
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  • Harbaugh sticking with Akers as starting kicker

    Harbaugh sticking with Akers as starting kicker

    CNNSI.com Jan 10, 2013
    SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) -- David Akers is keeping his job as San Francisco's starting kicker. For now, anyway.
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  • Countdown Daily: Predicting Packers-49ers

    Countdown Daily: Predicting Packers-49ers

    ESPN.com yahoo.com Jan 10, 2013
    Merril Hoge, Chris Mortensen, Mark Schlereth, Seth Wickersham and Keyshawn Johnson are picking the Green Bay Packers to defeat the San Francisco 49ers in the teams' divisional playoff game Saturday. K.C. Joyner is calling the 49ers' offense overrated wh…
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  • At the risk of taking Peyton's name in vain

    At the risk of taking Peyton's name in vain

    ESPN.com Jan 10, 2013
    When the Seattle Seahawks were preparing to face San Francisco a few weeks ago, quarterback Russell Wilson stopped practice to correct a defensive back's alignment so the offense could get the precise look it was expecting from the 49ers that week. It r…
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  • David Akers will kick for the 49ers Saturday

    David Akers will kick for the 49ers Saturday

    49ers coach Jim Harbaugh said earlier this week that he had a “leader in the clubhouse” in the competition between David Akers and Billy Cundiff to serve as the team’s kicker against the Packers. Harbaugh revealed his choice on Thursday and it turne
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  • Cobb, Nelson return to practice for the Packers

    Cobb, Nelson return to practice for the Packers

    profootballtalk.com Jan 10, 2013
    Two of the three wide receivers who missed practice for the Packers on Wednesday were back on the field Thursday, providing a strong sign that they’ll be ready to go when the Packers face off with the 49ers on Saturday. Randall Cobb and Jordy Nelson wer
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  • Tom Clements interviewing with Bears Thursday

    Tom Clements interviewing with Bears Thursday

    profootballtalk.com Jan 10, 2013
    Packers offensive coordinator Tom Clements will have to turn his attention away from the 49ers for a little bit on Thursday. Michael C. Wright of ESPNChicago.com reports that Clements is going to interview with the Bears for their head coaching job befo…
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  • One Thing to Know: Dave Caldwell wipes the slate clean in Jacks…

    One Thing to Know: Dave Caldwell wipes the slate clean in Jacksonville

    yahoo.com Jan 10, 2013
    The NFL is back up to six head coaching vacancies as new Jags GM Dave Caldwell fired Mike Mularkey after just one season at the helm. It doesn’t happen often, but it goes to show that one bad year can get you fired in the NFL. Greg Roman, the 49ers’ o
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  • What to expect on the Patrick Willis front

    What to expect on the Patrick Willis front

    ESPN.com Jan 10, 2013
    2012 Packers With Zero RBs on Field Patrick Willis spent unusually long stretches on the sideline when the San Francisco 49ers defeated the Green Bay Packers in Week 1. The Pro Bowl linebacker figures to play more extensively when the teams play one ano…
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  • Where West coaches stand as candidates

    Where West coaches stand as candidates

    ESPN.com Jan 10, 2013
    A few NFC West assistant coaches and personnel evaluators remain in play for jobs elsewhere: A look at where things stand: Greg Roman, San Francisco 49ers offensive coordinator: Roman's name has surfaced in connection with head coaching jobs in San Dieg…
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  • Catch Me If You Can: Just when you think you have him ... nope.…

    Catch Me If You Can: Just when you think you have him ... nope. One Aa…

    CNNSI.com Jan 10, 2013
    Just when you think you have him ... nope. One Aaron Rodgers trait could make the difference in the game of the weekend, Peter King writes as he picks divisional round winners.
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  • Peter King: NFL Playoffs Divisional Round Picks

    Peter King: NFL Playoffs Divisional Round Picks

    CNNSI.com Jan 10, 2013
    Peter King: NFL Playoffs Divisional Round Picks
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  • Playing Surface At Candlestick Park Not In The Best Of Shape

    Playing Surface At Candlestick Park Not In The Best Of Shape

    49ersgab.com Jan 10, 2013
    49ers long snapper Brian Jennings confirmed Wednesday what a few photos taken at Candlestick Park earlier this week seemed to suggest: The playing surface for Saturday’s game looks a bit bedraggled, Matt Barrows of the Sacramento Bee reports.. “The fo
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  • New York Jets expand their search for a general manager

    New York Jets expand their search for a general manager

    yahoo.com Jan 10, 2013
    In their search for a new general manager, the New York Jets have interviewed San Francisco 49ers director of player personnel Tom Gamble, New York Giants director of college scouting Marc Ross and current Jets assistant GM Scott Cohen. The Jets were in…
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  • Around the NFC West: Road to Superdome

    Around the NFC West: Road to Superdome

    ESPN.com Jan 10, 2013
    Good morning. We'll kick off this Thursday with a video discussion featuring Dan Graziano and me discussing where the San Francisco 49ers stand heading into their divisional-round playoff game against Green Bay. Around the NFC West: Jan. 10, 2013 This o…
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  • Video - NFL32OT: The Pressure Is On 03:02

    NFL32OT: The Pressure Is On

    Jan 10
    Episode 246: Suzy Kolber and Chris Mortensen discuss whether Colin Kaepernick can lead the 49ers past Green Bay. Steve Young breaks down the expectations for Matt Ryan in the playoffs. The NFL32 crew discuss the Seahawks-Falcons matchup.
  • Video - How important is San Francisco 49ers defensive end Justin Smith to the 49ers? 01:55

    How important is San Francisco 49ers defensive end Justin Smith to the 49ers?

    Jan 10
    Willie McGinest joins "NFL Total Access" to explain how San Francisco 49ers defensive end Justin Smith is such a vital part of the 49ers' defense.
  • Video - Jaguars Not Interested In Tebow 02:36

    Jaguars Not Interested In Tebow

    Jan 10
    Jaguars general manager David Caldwell says Tim Tebow isn't in team's plans.
  • Video - Best Chance To Win Rematch 01:29

    Best Chance To Win Rematch

    Jan 10
    Tedy Bruschi and Herm Edwards discuss which team has the best chance to win a rematch in the playoffs.

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    Jan 10
    "Budddyyyy, my head was KILLING me!" -- Linebacker Junior Seau, several hours after a violent collision in a 2001 practice.
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    Jan 10
    Six quarterbacks have divvied up the past nine Super Bowl wins. Will we see a fresh face this year?
  • Peter King: NFL Playoffs Divisional Round Picks

    Jan 10
    Peter King: NFL Playoffs Divisional Round Picks