Colin Kaepernick

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Ravens, 49ers Bring Big-Hitting ‘D’ To Super Bowl XLVII

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.

01/28/2013

Jim & John Harbaugh (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Keidel: Slumber Bowl — Breaking Down Deeper Meaning Of Super Bowl XLVII

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.

01/25/2013

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Smith Ready To Play Backup QB Role In Super Bowl

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.

01/25/2013

Colin Kaepernick (credit: Streeter Lecka/Getty Images), Ray Lewis (credit: Al Bello/Getty Images)

Palladino: Good Super Bowl Matchup Lies At End Of Hype

Just remember, a reward lies at the end of this two-week bombardment.

01/23/2013

Quarterback Colin Kaepernick #7 and Frank Gore #21 of the San Francisco 49ers (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images); Ray Lewis #52 and Vonta Leach #44 of the Baltimore Ravens (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Stage Is Set As 49ers, Ravens Will Meet In Super Bowl XLVII

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.

01/21/2013

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Gore, 49ers Rally To Beat Falcons 28-24 In NFC Championship

49ers rebounded from a 17-0 deficit to beat the Falcons 28-24 in the NFC championship.

01/20/2013

Bruce Arians (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Giglio: The NFL Coaching Carousel Is More Meaningful Than Ever

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.

01/18/2013

Frank Gore (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images), Manti Te'o (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images), Matt Ryan  (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Silverman: Don’t Let Te’o Saga Steal Focus From AFC, NFC Title Games

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?

01/17/2013

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Where To Go From Here? Tim Tebow’s Next Move Is Anybody’s Guess

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.

01/15/2013

Ray Lewis (credit: Patrick Smith/Getty Images), Tom Brady (credit: Jim Rogash/Getty Images), Colin Kaepernick (credit: Stephen Dunn/Getty Images), Matt Ryan (credit: Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Ravens-Patriots, 49ers-Falcons; Stage Set For Championship Sunday

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.

01/14/2013

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Kaepernick Sets NFL QB Rushing Record, 49ers Beat Packers 45-31

Colin Kaepernick ran for a quarterback playoff record 181 yards and two touchdowns and threw two scoring passes.

01/13/2013

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Silverman: 5 Innovative NFL Teams Have A Chance To Make A Memorable Run

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.

12/26/2012

Stevan Ridley #22 of the New England Patriots celebrates after scoring a touchdown in the fourth quarter against the Houston Texans. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

Benigno’s Best: Week 15 NFL Power Rankings

The madness continued in Week 14. The Chargers bombed the Steelers in Pittsburgh, the Falcons get Cam’ed in Carolina, the Pats flexed their muscles against Houston and the 9-4 Ravens fired their offensive coordinator after blowing a game in D.C.

12/11/2012

Peyton Manning (Photo by Dustin Bradford/Getty Images)

Benigno’s Best: Week 14 NFL Power Rankings

It was a tough week for the Top 10, as the Niners, Giants, Ravens and Bears all lost. The Steelers, Bengals, Seahawks and Redskins are all poised and ready to crack the rankings.

12/05/2012

Arian Foster #23 of the Houston Texans celebrates with teammates after scoring on a one-yard run. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Benigno’s Best: Week 13 NFL Power Rankings

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.

11/28/2012

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