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Super Bowl-Bound Ravens Never Lost Hope During December Darkness

The Ravens came out of a three-game losing streak to make it to the big game in The Big Easy. December started off rough for the Ravens with consecutive losses to the Steelers, Redskins and Broncos. But as fate would have it, their lowest point became a turning point.

01/24/2013

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

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Forget ‘Harbowl’? Super Brothers Try To Shift Focus To Players

The Harbaugh brothers will become the first siblings to square off from opposite sidelines when their teams play for the NFL championship at the Superdome. Not that they’re too keen on playing up the storyline that has no chance of going away as hard as they try.

01/22/2013

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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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

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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

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Report: Suspended Jacobs Had Giant Plans For San Fran Exit

The 49ers suspended Brandon Jacobs on Monday for the final three games following a series of posts on social media sites addressing his lack of playing time, including one during the weekend saying he was “on this team rotting away.”

12/11/2012

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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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Keidel: Only One Life At MetLife Stadium

It is quite startling that two teams can share a sport, a state, and even a building and still be so different, so divergent.

11/27/2012

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Silverman: Harbaugh Pulls The Trigger On A Shaky Move

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.

11/22/2012

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Silverman: Harbaugh Giveth And Harbaugh Taketh Away

Those NFL waters are deep and dangerous. Anyone who plunked down their hard-earned money on the 49ers last night will remember that “bad beat” for a long time.

10/19/2012

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Silverman: The College Game Is Preparing Quarterbacks Like Never Before

The reason that college quarterbacks start right away is that they are far more prepared for the NFL game. College football coaches have far more detailed and challenging offenses and game plans than they did a generation ago.

10/17/2012

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Victor Cruz On 49ers’ Secondary: ‘They Didn’t Have Much To Say In That Second Half’

“They weren’t saying much,” Cruz said. “I mean (in) the first couple of drives we were chatting a little bit, but after I scored one and we kept them out of the end zone pretty much the whole game they didn’t have much to say in that second half.”

10/16/2012

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‘Statement’ Heard Loud And Clear — Giants Still Team To Beat

The Giants issued a statement of their own to 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh on Sunday. Maybe the rest of the NFL, too.

10/15/2012

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