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Niners honorary captains include a pair of Hall of Fame finalis…

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…
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  • You called it: Fearless predictions (Week 20)

    You called it: Fearless predictions (Week 20)

    ESPN.com Jan 17, 2013
    2008-12 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…
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  • One Step From New Orleans

    One Step From New Orleans

    CNNSI.com Jan 17, 2013
    There 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.
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  • Peter King: NFL Playoffs Conference Championship Picks

    Peter King: NFL Playoffs Conference Championship Picks

    CNNSI.com Jan 17, 2013
    Peter King: NFL Playoffs Conference Championship Picks
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  • Colin Kaepernick's running away from pack

    Colin Kaepernick's running away from pack

    ESPN.com nytimes.com Jan 17, 2013
    Michael 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…
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  • Aaron Rodgers not convinced of read-option staying power

    Aaron Rodgers not convinced of read-option staying power

    profootballtalk.com Jan 17, 2013
    The 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…
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  • Justin Smith: I’ll be more comfortable this week

    Justin Smith: I’ll be more comfortable this week

    profootballtalk.com Jan 17, 2013
    49ers 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…
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  • 49ers keep defensive coordinator guessing

    49ers keep defensive coordinator guessing

    sfgate.com Jan 17, 2013
    49ers 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…
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  • Video - 'Sound FX:' 2012 San Francisco 49ers 05:15

    'Sound FX:' 2012 San Francisco 49ers

    Jan 17
    Listen in to the best sounds from the NFC West champion San Francisco 49ers.
  • Video - Offensive Keys On Championship Sunday 02:27

    Offensive Keys On Championship Sunday

    Jan 17
    Ron Jaworski delivers a staple of each offense that must be stopped for defenses to be victorious on Championship Sunday
  • Video - Is San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick the x-factor in the NFC Championship Game? 02:06

    Is San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick the x-factor in the NFC Championship Game?

    Jan 17
    Jeff 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.
  • Video - NFL: Conference Championship Game Simulations 02:34

    NFL: Conference Championship Game Simulations

    Jan 17
    EA Sports simulates San Francisco-Atlanta and Baltimore-New England.

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  • Peter King: NFL Playoffs Conference Championship Picks

    Jan 17
    Peter King: NFL Playoffs Conference Championship Picks
  • Peter King: It's time to make room for Joe Flacco in the upper echelon of …

    Jan 17
    This story appears in the Jan. 21, 2013 issue of Sports Illustrated. Buy the digital version of the magazine here.