This Super Bowl will be filled with firsts — and one significant last. The Harbaughs, San Francisco’s Jim and Baltimore’s John, will be the first pair of brothers to coach against each other in the NFL title game.
Brilliant coaching and innovation have been big keys in the NFL this season. Here’s a look at what five innovative teams have done to become so successful in 2012.
Through 12 weeks, which team is the NFL’s biggest surprise? How about the Andrew Luck-led Colts, who are 7-4? The biggest disappointment? That honor goes to the dysfunctional 3-8 “Dream Team” Eagles.
It is quite startling that two teams can share a sport, a state, and even a building and still be so different, so divergent.
As Smith was preparing to leave the 49ers practice late Wednesday and go home to his family the night before Thanksgiving, he was summoned to come in and speak to Jim Harbaugh.
Backup quarterback used to be considered a vital position. However, many teams are gambling that they aren’t going to suffer key quarterback injuries.
You can look at the standings and get a pretty good read on the teams that are going to be in the playoffs at the conclusion of the year. But several of those teams still have a lot to prove.
The two-time Pro Bowler has been named the NFC Defensive Player of the Week after recording six tackles, deflecting two passes and picking off two balls thrown by 49ers quarterback Alex Smith.
“Last year they had our number, for whatever reason … And they look like a much better team this year,” Rolle said. “So we’re definitely going to put our foot to the metal and give it all that we’ve got this week.”
The Giants issued a statement of their own to 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh on Sunday. Maybe the rest of the NFL, too.
New Jersey health officials have linked four more fungal meningitis cases to a nationwide outbreak caused by a potentially tainted medication.
As far as matching up with the Giants goes, the Niners still have to take a backseat. Here’s two good reasons: The Giants are better at the quarterback position and at the head coaching slot.
Five weeks into the season we have two unbeaten teams and one winless team. Drew Brees broke a 52-year-old record once thought to be unbreakable. Everybody is over .500 in the NFC West, and what is wrong with the Packers?
Eli Manning chatted with Mike Francesa about the Giants’ win over the Browns and previewed their big match-up against the 49ers.
If they can’t pull things together, the Jets will find themselves on “Eliminated From The Playoffs Island” a lot sooner than they thought.