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Wild-Card Matchups: N.F.C.

Wild-Card Matchups: N.F.C.

nytimes.com Updated Dec 30, 2012
The Packers get another shot at the Vikings, while Robert Griffin III and the Redskins face the Seahawks, and the Falcons and 49ers have byes.
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  • 49ers will “evaluate” after two more David Akers misses

    49ers will “evaluate” after two more David Akers misses

    profootballtalk.com Dec 30, 2012
    The 49ers have two weeks before their next game, which gives them ample time to figure out what to do about their kicker. David Akers missed two field goal attempts in the first half of the game, from 44 and 40 yards, to continue an awful season for som…
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  • Pryor, Raiders fall short in San Diego

    Pryor, Raiders fall short in San Diego

    sfgate.com Dec 30, 2012
    Pryor, Raiders fall short in San Diego While other teams were securing playoff spots and seeds, the Raiders clinched the No. 3 spot in the NFL Draft on Sunday, with a 24-21 loss to the Chargers at Qualcomm Stadium. Though the Raiders lost for the eighth…
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  • Raiders' rally falls short in San Diego

    Raiders' rally falls short in San Diego

    Raiders' rally falls short in San Diego While other teams were securing playoff spots and seeds, the Raiders clinched the No. 3 spot in the NFL draft on Sunday, with a 24-21 loss to the Chargers on a soggy field at Qualcomm Stadium. Though the Raiders l…
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  • Niners wrap up NFC West behind Crabtree

    Niners wrap up NFC West behind Crabtree

    Michael Crabtree caught touchdown passes of 49 and 7 yards and finished with a career-high 172 yards, leading the San Francisco 49ers to a second straight NFC West title with a 27-13 victory over the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday.
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  • Chargers send Norv Turner off with a win over the Raiders

    Chargers send Norv Turner off with a win over the Raiders

    profootballtalk.com Dec 30, 2012
    In what is widely expected to be head coach Norv Turner’s final game in San Diego, the Chargers concluded their disappointing 2012 season by beating the even more disappointing Raiders. Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers had an efficient and effective g
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  • 49ers clinch NFC West title with 27-13 win

    49ers clinch NFC West title with 27-13 win

    Having Alex Smith finish off a game was an expected outcome a few months ago. The fact he was the 49ers victory cigar, brought on to relieve starting quarterback Colin Kaepernick was a bit of a twist in their 27-13 win over the Cardinals. They clinched …
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  • 49ers doing their part in push for bye

    49ers doing their part in push for bye

    profootballtalk.com Dec 30, 2012
    The 49ers are doing what we all expected them to do, and they’re close to earning a much-needed bye week in the process. They’ve pulled out to a 24-6 lead in the fourth quarter, leaving them pulling for the Vikings. If Minnesota holds on to beat Green
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  • Chargers’ Takeo Spikes, Raiders’ Mike Goodson ejected

    Chargers’ Takeo Spikes, Raiders’ Mike Goodson ejected

    profootballtalk.com Dec 30, 2012
    A meaningless game in San Diego heated up in the second quarter when Chargers linebacker Takeo Spikes and Raiders running back Mike Goodson got into a fight, setting off a skirmish involving several players. Spikes and Goodson were both ejected for an i…
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  • Raiders-Chargers underway . . .

    Raiders-Chargers underway . . .

    insidebayarea.com Dec 30, 2012
    A bizarre hailstorm has cleared, I’ve relocated to a part of the press box free of leaks and Sebastian Janikowski has has just kicked off to the San Diego Chargers . . . Michael Spurlock returns it for a touchdown. Real nice start, Raiders.
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  • Raiders inactives vs. Chargers

    Raiders inactives vs. Chargers

    insidebayarea.com Dec 30, 2012
    Players listed as inactives today vs. Chargers: QB Carson Palmer, RB Jeremy Stewart, S Tyvon Branch, LB Rolando McClain, RG Mike Brisiel, DE Brandon Bair, WR Juron Criner. Tony Bergstrom will start for Brisiel at right guard, Mike Mitchell for Tyvon Bra…
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  • W-L records of Raiders starting QBs since ‘03

    W-L records of Raiders starting QBs since ‘03

    insidebayarea.com Dec 30, 2012
    Terrelle Pryor today becomes the 15th quarterback to start a game for the Raiders since the start of the 2003 season. The won-loss record and winning percentage of his predecessors: 2010-11 Jason Campbell, 11-7, .611 2009-10 Bruce Gradkowski 3-5, .375 2…
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  • Could it be time for Jon Gruden to return to Philly?

    Could it be time for Jon Gruden to return to Philly?

    yahoo.com Dec 30, 2012
    Former Oakland Raiders and Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Jon Gruden, now positioned at the top of the ESPN NFL analyst tree, might be looking for a way back into an NFL head coaching position. This, from Dan Pompei of the National Football Post on Sun…
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  • Warriors stay on roll, top short-handed Celtics

    Warriors stay on roll, top short-handed Celtics

    ESPN.com Dec 30, 2012
    Stephen Curry had 22 points and nine assists, David Lee scored 20 points and the Warriors whipped the short-handed Celtics 101-83 on Saturday night to close a memorable month.
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  • Video - Sunday Blitz: Cardinals-49ers Recap 02:30

    Sunday Blitz: Cardinals-49ers Recap

    Dec 30
    Jim Basquil and Eric Allen break down the 49ers' 27-13 win over the Cardinals.
  • Video - Sunday Blitz: Raiders-Chargers Recap 02:26

    Sunday Blitz: Raiders-Chargers Recap

    Dec 30
    Jim Basquil and Eric Allen break down the Chargers' 24-21 win over the Raiders.
  • Video - Raiders postgame press conference 01:03

    Raiders postgame press conference

    Dec 30
    Raiders react following game with Chargers
  • Video - Raiders postgame press conference 01:03

    Raiders postgame press conference

    Dec 30
    Raiders react following game with Chargers

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