Keidel: Divisional Round Picks - San Diego Chargers Super Bowl-Bound?My hands may be white from all the chalk I pick, you know there will be one supreme surprise this week. But where? Since we went 3-1 last week - losing with the wretched Bengals, like everyone else - let's try our hand at the most heavenly weekend of a most horrible winter.
Extra Week Of Rest Allows Panthers To Be Very Healthy For 49ersThe Carolina Panthers were thrilled to get the first-round bye in the NFL playoffs because it meant one less game between them and the Super Bowl. They were also very grateful for it because it allowed a number of players to fully heal up.
Injuries To Carlos Rogers And Steve Smith Should Not Drastically Effect 49ers Or PanthersThe only two notable names that could miss this Sunday’s game between the 49ers and Panthers are Steve Smith and Carlos Rogers. While it’s unlikely that Smith will sit, it would not be a surprise to see Rogers not dressed. Regardless of what happens, both teams will be fine, and shouldn’t have to make any major adjustments.
Florio: Munchak Coming Back To Houston Would Be A Smart Move For TexansMike Florio of Profootballtalk.com joined In The Loop with Nick and Lopez and they talked about the NFL Playoffs, Peyton Manning's crucial postseason, his big upset prediction and a Mike Munchak reunion in Houston would be a great move.
Sports Verdict: Which Road Team Wins In Divisional Playoffs? Colts Vs. 49ersWith the divisional round of the playoffs this Sunday, fans will see their share of hotly contested battles and heart-stopping games resolved just as time expires. Which team is most likely to pull out a tough win on the road?
Ron Rivera Has It Wrong: Pressure Is On Panthers, Not 49ersWhen Panthers Coach Ron Rivera said that he felt the team under the most pressure this week will be San Francisco he was dead wrong. Not only is his team the one that HAS to win this game, if he really believes that the Panthers are playing with house money he is setting his team up for failure.
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.
49ers Don't Want Revenge On Panthers, They Just Want To WinThe San Francisco 49ers are preparing to face off with the Carolina Panthers for the second time this season, but there is a lot more on the line this time.
Keidel: From Foles To The Frozen Tundra - Wild Card WeekendEvery game this weekend has fascinating plots, from Cincinnati trying to break their playoff futility to the Frozen Tundra earning its sobriquet with a 30-below wind chill expected Sunday.
Clay Matthews Out, Carlos Rogers Question Mark For 49ers And Packers Playoff ShowdownThe fact that both teams could be without a key defensive player this Sunday when the 49ers and Packers play is not good. While Green Bay already knows their fate, San Francisco is hoping and waiting that they will not be without Carlos Rogers.
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?
49ers Lean On Experience In NFC PlayoffsLast year, the 49ers made an improbable run to the Super Bowl, before falling one play short of reaching the ultimate team goal. They lost to the Baltimore Ravens, a more experienced team that rode momentum all the way to a Championship. This year it's San Francisco who fits this description and unlike last year, the Niners have everything in place to get past the rest of the NFC.
49ers, Packers Renew Rivalry In Opening Round Of PlayoffsTwo of the NFL's most decorated franchises will meet this Sunday when the Packers and 49ers meet in a NFC Wild Card matchup. The winner will move on in the playoffs, while the loser will face a disappointing end to a season that started with much higher aspirations.
49ers' Patrick Willis Inactive Against The Texans
Can Texans Stop Their Losing Ways?After a 2-0 start to the season, the Houston Texans have been left reeling the last two weekends. That begs the question, can they turn things around when they head to San Francisco this Sunday evening?