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Harbaugh: 'David Akers is our kicker' Jim Harbaugh's voice did not exactly brim with confidence, but he dismissed any possibility of changing placekickers for the Super Bowl. Akers, of course, prevailed in his pre-playoff competition with Billy Cundiff,…Share Tweet
Super Bowl XLVII: Get ready for Ray Lewis media coverage to be ramped up as Baltimore Ravens prepare for San Francisco 49ersnydailynews.com Jan 21, 2013It's reasonable to suggest that since he has returned from injury this season, Ray Lewis has provided motivation for the Ravens’ run to Super Bowl 47. That’s what his teammates say. The linebacker has also provided another service.Share TweetCNNSI.com Jan 21, 2013As the Eagles' new coach, Chip Kelly faces more challenges than simply finding a quarterback. The biggest one? Adjusting to the NFL game's many differences, says Andy Staples.Share TweetThe fact that the Ravens and 49ers are coached by the Harbaugh brothers promises to be one of the most discussed angles to Super Bowl XLVII and 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh had his first chance to address the topic on Monday. Harbaugh said that he hopes to …Share Tweet
Pressure? Niners Were 5-0 in Super Bowls With Montana and YoungAmong franchises with more than two Super Bowl victories, San Francisco has the only untarnished record.Share Tweet
12 arrested in celebration of 49ers' win12 arrested in celebration of 49ers' win Nine revelers were arrested for being drunk in public and one for driving under the influence, police spokesman Officer Gordon Shyy said Monday. Officers arrested more than 30 people in those disturbances, and th…Share TweetAt this point, the 49ers almost have no choice but to stick with kicker David Akers. But if they did decide to bring in another one, their first choice is off the table. Billy Cundiff, who was signed to light a fire under Akers’ seat earlier this month,Share Tweet
Man of Year: Fitz would join Largent, WarnerPerhaps you've heard: The San Francisco 49ers are heading to the Super Bowl for a sixth time in franchise history. A few other NFC West items have slipped through around here amid all the red and gold confetti. I'm going to touch on a few of them, begin…Share TweetTwo of the first 10 players selected in the 2006 NFL draft are scheduled to start in the Super Bowl on Feb. 3. Both are starters for the San Francisco 49ers. Both were arguably selected higher than their positions warranted in terms of value. 2006 NFL D…Share TweetLast year, when Randy Moss was retired and opted to take to the Internet to declare out of the blue (moon) his desire to return to football, the notion that Moss would be competing once again for his first Super Bowl ring would have been unfathomable. B…Share TweetFalcons tight end Tony Gonzalez said Sunday's loss to the 49ers in the NFC Championship Game was "probably" his last NFL game, echoing his thoughts throughout the season that he was 95 percent sure he would retire after this season.Share Tweet
49ers, Seahawks came back from 37-0NFC West rivals Seattle and San Francisco fell behind Atlanta by a combined 37-0 margin in successive weeks of the NFL postseason. Scoring by Quarters: Falcons vs. NFC West Both teams rallied into the lead during the fourth quarters of their games. The …Share Tweet
NFC West slideshow: Championship GameThe San Francisco 49ers' best victory of the season to date helped produce our best NFC West slideshow of the season. Thanks to all those who took the time to share their NFC Championship Game experiences by tweeting game-day pics my way. Enjoy the show…Share Tweet
Ndamukong Suh headed to HawaiiLions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh might have ended up in Hawaii anyway, but it became official last night when the 49ers advanced to the Super Bowl. Suh will replace Justin Smith of the 49ers in the Pro Bowl. Even if Atlanta had won, Smith’s partiallShare Tweet
49ers and Ravens: The More Physical Teams WonSan Francisco used its bruising ground game, and Baltimore relied on its rugged defense, to advance to the Super Bowl.Share TweetCNNSI.com Jan 21, 2013Ravens head coach John Harbaugh reacts to having to face his brother Jim Harbaugh and the San Francisco 49ers in the Super Bowl.Share TweetThe Ravens are the first underdog of more than a touchdown to win both the division and championship playoff rounds.Share Tweet
Around the NFC West: Best QBs prevailAround the NFC West: Jan. 21, 2013 Andrew Luck, Peyton Manning, Tom Brady, Aaron Rodgers and Matt Ryan couldn't stop the San Francisco 49ers and Baltimore Ravens from advancing to the Super Bowl with quarterbacks from Nevada and Delaware, respectively. …Share Tweet
Is Defense (and Running) Still the Key to Winning in the N.F.L.?New England and Atlanta, high-scoring offenses in the regular season, were each shut out in the second half.Share Tweet
Niners' perseverance pays offNiners' perseverance pays off Receiver Michael Crabtree fumbles near the Falcons' goal line while trying to take a Colin Kaepernick pass into the end zone for a go-ahead touchdown in the fourth quarter with the 49ers down 24-21. Niners head coach Jim Ha…Share Tweet
49ers fans near and far are pumped49ers fans near and far are pumped Sunday's NFC Championship Game brought a large contingent of 49ers fans to Atlanta to cheer on their team in person, and millions of others watched - and then celebrated San Francisco's victory - back home in the Bay A…Share Tweet
Lessons from loss to NY Giants in last year's NFC Championship Game propel San Francisco 49ers over Atlanta Falcons and into Supnydailynews.com Jan 21, 2013Niners safety Donte Whitner recalls that no one said a negative word in the locker room after San Francisco lost to the Giants in the NFC Championship Game last year.Share Tweet5 rings: 49ers undefeated in Super Bowls XVI, Jan. 24, 1982: 49ers 26, Bengals 21 - In the Silverdome, the 49ers built a 20-0 halftime lead and held off Cincinnati, thanks in large part to a goal-line stand in the third quarter. XIX, Jan. 20, 1985: 49er…Share Tweet8 years of pounding pays off for Gore Frank Gore stood in the middle of the Georgia Dome field, moments removed from the biggest victory of his life. Gore was the difference for the 49ers in their 28-24 win over Atlanta in the NFC Championship Game. He …Share TweetKid quarterback cool as a Kaepernick San Francisco Chronicle Copyright 2013 San Francisco Chronicle. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Published 9:19 pm, Sunday, January 20, 2013 An hour afte…Share Tweet
49ers going to the ship!Jan 21The San Francisco 49ers battled from behind to make a thrilling comeback and defeat the Atlanta Falcons to earn a spot in Super Bowl XLVII. Check out the team's exciting locker room celebration.
Which Harbaugh has had the better season?Jan 21More impressive coaching performance in 2012: San Francisco 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh or Baltimore Ravens coach John Harbaugh? The "NFL Total Access" crew debates.
Key to Colin Kaepernick's successJan 21What traits make San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick such a threat to opposing defenses? Find out how the quarterback makes such a vital impact to the team's offense.
San Francisco 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh on Super Bowl matchup: 'It is a blessing and a curse'Jan 21San Francisco 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh talks to the media about coaching against his brother, Baltimore Ravens head coach John Harbaugh, in Super Bowl XLVII.
Clayton's mailbag: Diversity efforts need refiningJan 21The Rooney Rule is nice in theory, but the NFL's diversity efforts must evolve. Plus, reader questions.
Peter King: Two compelling championship games produced HarBowlJan 21ATLANTA -- The Niners are back. Hard to believe it's been 18 years since Steve Young threw six touchdown passes to shred the Chargers, then mimed having a monkey on his back while begging Harris Barton to rip it off, only to throw up a Gatorade/cookie m…