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.
The president’s thoughts about the future of the NFL — and whether he’d let a son play football — were a main topic of conversation as Super Bowl week got under way.
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.
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.
Just remember, a reward lies at the end of this two-week bombardment.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.