Kaepernick, Strong Defense Help Establish 49ers Among NFL’s Best In 2013Although they made a deeper playoff push a year ago, the 2013 season for the 49ers was far from a letdown. The team continued to improve each week, and heading into the off season know that they have a quarterback and defense that is going to make them contenders for years to come.
49ers Want Payback In Rematch With Carolina PanthersUp next for the 49ers are the Carolina Panthers. Although the Panthers came to Candlestick earlier this season and beat San Francisco, the 49ers are the better team and have a very good shot at winning their second straight road playoff game.
Newton Needs Panthers Players To Step UpThe Carolina Panthers had to win the last game of the season to get the NFC South title and a first-round bye so it's not like it was a time they could rest their players. Steve Smith had to sit out with an injury, and there were not a lot of other options for Cam Newton to rely on, but there need to be.
Which Team Is The Best Opponent for Seattle?Seattle has already faced, and beaten, both the Saints and 49ers this season but not the Packers. Does the unknown help or hurt a team in the Playoffs?
Sports Verdict: Which Conference Will Win Super Bowl XLVIII? AFC Vs. NFCEach team has just 16 chances to distinguish itself from the pack in order to secure a playoff spot and hopefully a bid in the Super Bowl. The question is, quite simply, will the Super Bowl champion emerge from the AFC or NFC?
Around The NFL: Judge Drops Vilma's Suit, Ryan Leaf Back To Prison, Cards Hire AriansRyan Leaf has taken a road that had him at the top of his game to not even having his freedom.
Around The NFL: Chip Kelly Drops Out Of College, Bears Look North, LA Gets No Team In 2013Coaches are allowed to change their minds, right?
Around The NFL: Pro Bowl Replacements, Kenny Britt To Talk To Cops, Chargers Hire New CoachKenny Britt is going to speak to the cops, the Chargers are officially through the Norv Turner era, and the Pro Bowl still isn't seen as a priority by everyone.
Denver's Loss To Baltimore Was Not Peyton Manning's Last HurrahThe Denver Broncos may have been upset in the playoffs by the Baltimore Ravens, but the horses are already a team to fear next season. You may ask why, but the answer is simple. Peyton Manning will once again be under center, and that is never good news for any opposing team.
2013 NFL Conference Championship Games Now Set: Broncos Fall, Seahawks Come CloseAnd then...there were four, but only two will make it to New Orleans.
Around The NFL: Seahawks Sign Veteran Kicker, Cowher Wants to Coach, Packers HealthyA few players are coming back for the Packers, a former Packer is now with Seattle, and a legendary coach wants to be on the sidelines again.
Around The NFL: Nick Saban Staying Put, Rob Ryan Ousted, Lovie Smith To Philly?Coaches, coaches everywhere...and they're taking center stage. It's time we all remember that the playoffs are going on. Hello!