There’s plenty going on in New Orleans around Super Bowl XLVII.
The coaching matchup in this game appears even. But the quarterback advantage goes to the 49ers, and the defense advantage also goes to the Niners. San Francisco will join the Steelers as the only six-time winners of the Super Bowl.
I landed in NOLA on Sunday night, and it didn’t take long to realize how much time and effort the city of New Orleans and the Host Committee put into preparing for the Super Bowl.
In an age of high-powered offenses in the NFL and increasingly safety-conscious officials, a pair of hard-hitting, oft-penalized defenses are meeting for the championship.
If it’s hard to wrap your head around a final game framing Joe Flacco and Colin Kaepernick, coached by the gaseous Harbaugh brothers, you’re not alone.
After being sidelined with a concussion earlier in the season, San Francisco 49ers quarterback Alex Smith is handling an uncomfortable situation well, saying he is ready to back up Colin Kaepernick in the Super Bowl.
Just remember, a reward lies at the end of this two-week bombardment.
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.
49ers rebounded from a 17-0 deficit to beat the Falcons 28-24 in the NFC championship.
NFL owners have realized that finding the right guy on the sideline is cheaper, more stable and maybe even more impactful than the right guy under center.
Is it possible to be hyped up about the AFC and NFC championship games this weekend? Or must attention be focused on Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te’o and the fake death of his fake girlfriend?
Tim Tebow was two wins from the Super Bowl a year ago. Now, he’s pretty much a player without a team — likely to be released by the Jets after one frustrating season.
OK, so the Giants didn’t make the playoffs this year. We all know what happened with the Jets. Even without your favorite team in the mix, Championship Sunday is teed up to be a great one.
Colin Kaepernick ran for a quarterback playoff record 181 yards and two touchdowns and threw two scoring passes.
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.