Although 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.
Seconds after making the game-saving play to send Seattle to the Super Bowl, safety Richard Sherman proved he was just warming up.
Colin Kaepernick threw one TD pass and ran for another score as the 49ers defeated the Panthers 23-10 Sunday to advance to the NFC championship game.
Marshawn Lynch ran for 140 yards and two touchdowns in a 23-15 Seahawks victory Saturday against the Saints in the NFC playoff game.
Up 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.
Phil Dawson kicked a 33-yard field goal as time expired to lead the 49ers past the Packers 23-20 on Sunday night .
The Eagles are eliminated from the playoffs following their 26-24 loss to the New Orleans Saints Saturday night.
Eagles running back LeSean McCoy has had the best season of his career. Leading the league in rushing, the Chip Kelly run-heavy offense has benefited McCoy perhaps the most of any player on the team.
The 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.
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?
Eagles wide receiver DeSean Jackson has been named NFC Offensive Player Of The Week for his performance in the Eagles 36-21 win over the New York Giants.
Each 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?
Here’s an update on which NFC teams took a step forward this week, and which ones overwhelmed the training staff with a rash of new injuries…
As the least entertaining “all-star” game in the four major sports, the NFL is trying to do something to spice up the yearly Pro Bowl.
The good news is, arrests and court cases did not dominate NFL news this week. The bad news is that injuries to key players overwhelmed the news cycle instead.