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Niners honorary captains include a pair of Hall of Fame finalists
profootballtalk.com Updated Jan 17, 2013
The 49ers will have a trio of honorary captains when San Francisco squares off against the Falcons on Sunday, as the Niners stand on the doorstep of the Super Bowl. Two of them are on the doorstep of a fairly important doorstep of their own. Eddie DeBar…Upvote Share Tweet
You called it: Fearless predictions (Week 20)ESPN.com Jan 17, 20132008-12 You Called It Repeat Winners NFC West teams stumped the field during our "You called it" prediction competition during the NFC divisional round. CantKnockTheRussell predicted a 30-28 Seattle victory against Atlanta, but the Falcons won…Upvote Share Tweet
One Step From New OrleansCNNSI.com Jan 17, 2013There will be little margin for error in Sunday's conference title games. Both contests look like thrillers, perhaps classics. Who will reach Super Bowl XLVII? Peter King picks.Upvote Share Tweet
Peter King: NFL Playoffs Conference Championship PicksCNNSI.com Jan 17, 2013Peter King: NFL Playoffs Conference Championship PicksUpvote Share TweetMichael Vick, arguably the most feared rushing quarterback in NFL history, has run with the ball 828 times over 12 seasons, counting playoffs. Three of those 828 rushes gained at least 50 yards. Most 50-plus-yard runs, Weeks 1-19 Now, consider this: San…Upvote Share Tweetprofootballtalk.com Jan 17, 2013The Packers have every reason in the world to believe in the power of the read option, after watching 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick dismantle them in the playoffs. But Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers is willing to take a longer view, that the sud…Upvote Share Tweet
Justin Smith: I’ll be more comfortable this weekprofootballtalk.com Jan 17, 201349ers defensive lineman Justin Smith made his return to the field with a partially torn triceps against the Packers last week and things went well. He played on 53 of the 58 defensive snaps, held up against double teams from the Packers and made eight t…Upvote Share Tweet
49ers keep defensive coordinator guessingsfgate.com Jan 17, 201349ers keep defensive coordinator guessing The last defensive coordinator to game-plan against 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick was criticized by his future Hall of Fame cornerback and was posed pointed questions about his job security. No, things didn…Upvote Share Tweet
'Sound FX:' 2012 San Francisco 49ersJan 17Listen in to the best sounds from the NFC West champion San Francisco 49ers.
Offensive Keys On Championship SundayJan 17Ron Jaworski delivers a staple of each offense that must be stopped for defenses to be victorious on Championship Sunday
Is San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick the x-factor in the NFC Championship Game?Jan 17Jeff Darlington and Jamie Dukes join "Around The League" to discuss how San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick's versatility will be an issue for the Atlanta Falcons and how the 49ers are approaching the game differently this year.
NFL: Conference Championship Game SimulationsJan 17EA Sports simulates San Francisco-Atlanta and Baltimore-New England.
Peter King: NFL Playoffs Conference Championship PicksJan 17Peter King: NFL Playoffs Conference Championship Picks
Peter King: It's time to make room for Joe Flacco in the upper echelon of …Jan 17This story appears in the Jan. 21, 2013 issue of Sports Illustrated. Buy the digital version of the magazine here.