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Colin Kaepernick runs 49ers to win

Colin Kaepernick runs 49ers to win

Colin Kaepernick runs 49ers to win Over the past 31 years, 49ers quarterbacks - from Joe Montana to Steve Young to Alex Smith - have earned their place in franchise postseason lore with famous last-second throws at Candlestick Park. In a 45-31 divisiona…
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  • A great day to be an NFL fan

    A great day to be an NFL fan

    profootballtalk.com Jan 12, 2013
    These are the days that remind us how great the NFL is. Two playoff classics - the Ravens beating the Broncos in double overtime and 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick emerging as a superstar in a win over the Packers - made Saturday a wonderful day t
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  • SF 49ers fans pumped up for playoff game

    SF 49ers fans pumped up for playoff game

    sfgate.com Jan 12, 2013
    SF 49ers fans pumped up for playoff game The tribe was out in full force hours before the playoff game against the Green Bay Packers, a tide of red and gold making its way south through the city for the matchup that would determine the fate of the seaso…
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  • Pure Genius: Jim Harbaugh is looking smarter by the game, says……

    Pure Genius: Jim Harbaugh is looking smarter by the game, says…

    CNNSI.com Jan 12, 2013
    Jim Harbaugh is looking smarter by the game, says Jim Trotter. His move of Colin Kaepernick to quarterback at midseason paid off well in the Niners' 45-31 rout of the Packers.
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  • Rapid Reaction: 49ers 45, Packers 31

    Rapid Reaction: 49ers 45, Packers 31

    ESPN.com nytimes.com Jan 12, 2013
    Thoughts on the San Francisco 49ers' 45-31 victory over the Green Bay Packers in the NFC divisional round Saturday night at Candlestick Park: What it means: The 49ers will play in the NFC Championship Game for a second consecutive season, and they’ll do
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  • Chiefs hire Packers' Dorsey as general manager

    Chiefs hire Packers' Dorsey as general manager

    CNNSI.com Jan 12, 2013
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- The Kansas City Chiefs have hired longtime Packers personnel man John Dorsey to replace the fired Scott Pioli as their general manager.
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  • 49ers again lead NFL with 6 All-Pros

    49ers again lead NFL with 6 All-Pros

    sfgate.com Jan 12, 2013
    49ers again lead NFL with 6 All-Pros Linebackers Patrick Willis and NaVorro Bowman and punter Andy Lee were selected again Saturday by the Associated Press, and were joined by linebacker Aldon Smith, safety Dashon Goldson and guard Mike Iupati. On the A…
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  • Justin Smith, Donald Driver active, Billy Cundiff, Alex Green i…

    Justin Smith, Donald Driver active, Billy Cundiff, Alex Green inactive

    The inactives for tonight’s Packers-49ers game are out, and they’re about what we expected. San Francisco defensive end Justin Smith, who missed the last two games of the regular season with a triceps injury, is active and will give it a go. But kicke
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  • Ah, the memories: 49ers with Boger as ref

    Ah, the memories: 49ers with Boger as ref

    ESPN.com Jan 12, 2013
    SAN FRANCISCO -- Jerome Boger is the referee assigned to the San Francisco 49ers' divisional-round playoff game against the Green Bay Packers on Saturday. Boger is working with an all-star crew, customary for the playoffs. Regular-season crew tendencies…
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  • Countdown Live: Packers-49ers

    Countdown Live: Packers-49ers

    ESPN.com Jan 12, 2013
    Join our ESPN.com NFL experts for the NFC playoff match up between the Green Bay Packers and the San Francisco 49ers. Contribute your thoughts and questions 8 p.m. ET. See you there. Countdown Live: Packers-49ers
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  • 'Not as disappointed as the 49ers will be'

    'Not as disappointed as the 49ers will be'

    ESPN.com Jan 12, 2013
    SAN FRANCISCO -- Aaron Rodgers is making his first regular-season or postseason appearance at Candlestick Park since his favorite childhood team, the San Francisco 49ers, passed him over in the 2005 NFL draft. The Rodgers-Alex Smith story ran its course…
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  • Justin Smith gets votes at defensive end and defensive tackle, …

    Justin Smith gets votes at defensive end and defensive tackle, again

    profootballtalk.com Jan 12, 2013
    Well, it happened again. Last year, 49ers defensive end Justin Smith made it onto the Associated Press All-Pro team at the position he doesn’t play - defensive tackle - with 35 of 50 votes.  Smith also was a second-teamer at his actual position of
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  • Adrian Peterson, J.J. Watt unanimous All-Pros

    Adrian Peterson, J.J. Watt unanimous All-Pros

    CNNSI.com Jan 12, 2013
    NEW YORK (AP) -- It's unanimous, on both sides of the ball.
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  • Won-lost records vs. current playoff teams

    Won-lost records vs. current playoff teams

    ESPN.com Jan 12, 2013
    2012 Records vs. Current Playoff Teams Three teams have posted winning records against the field of 12 playoff participants. Two of those teams call the NFC West home. Seattle's wild-card victory against Washington made the Seahawks 5-1 against the play…
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  • 10 games that stick out in our memories

    10 games that stick out in our memories

    sfgate.com Jan 12, 2013
    10 games that stick out in our memories San Francisco Chronicle Copyright 2013 San Francisco Chronicle. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Updated 11:30 pm, Friday, January 11, 2013 The 49ers …
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  • 49ers' 6-fold plan for stopping Packers

    49ers' 6-fold plan for stopping Packers

    sfgate.com Jan 12, 2013
    49ers' 6-fold plan for stopping Packers If the 49ers can follow their season-opening blueprint and pressure Rodgers - and stop the Packers' ground game - with just six defenders near the line of scrimmage, the score could mirror Week 1: Safety Donte Whi…
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  • Video - Frank Gore highlights 00:57

    Frank Gore highlights

    Jan 12
    San Francisco 49ers running back Frank Gore gashes up the Green Bay Packers defense by rushing for 119 yards and a touchdown in the NFC Divisional Playoff Game.
  • Video - Michael Crabtree highlights 00:58

    Michael Crabtree highlights

    Jan 12
    San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Michael Crabtree has a huge game against the Green Bay Packers in the NFC Divisional Playoff Game, catching nine passes for 119 yards and two touchdowns.
  • Video - Colin Kaepernick highlights 01:47

    Colin Kaepernick highlights

    Jan 12
    San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick had a record-breaking performance against the Green Bay Packers in the NFC Divisional Playoff game, passing for 263 yards and two touchdowns while running for 181 yards and two touchdowns.
  • Video - San Francisco 49ers kicker David Akers not in the dancing mood 00:14

    San Francisco 49ers kicker David Akers not in the dancing mood

    Jan 12
    San Francisco 49ers kicker David Akers gets swallowed up by an enthusiastic group of field dancers as he tries to warm up.

Sports Columnists

  • Jim Trotter: Kaepernick answers another question with dazzling playoff deb…

    Jan 12
    SAN FRANCISCO -- Perhaps 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh is a football savant, because his decision to change starting quarterbacks midway through the season is, for the time being, proving to be as cunning as it was calculated.
  • NFL playoffs -- Peyton Manning, Denver Broncos choked in historic fashion …

    Jan 12
    Peyton Manning and the Broncos victimized themselves with a choke job for the ages against the Baltimore Ravens.