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Stevie Johnson #13 of the Buffalo Bills catches a pass during NFL game action against the Kansas City Chiefs at Ralph Wilson Stadium on November 3, 2013 in Orchard Park, New York. (Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images)

Stevie Johnson Returns Home To Round Out 49ers Receiving Core And Silence Critics

The 49ers’ acquisition of wide receiver Stevie Johnson is a win for both the team and player. San Francisco gets what they hope is the final missing piece to their passing game, while Johnson gets the chance to return home and not only play for a contender, but play in a market where his talents will not go un-noticed.

08/21/2014

St. Louis Rams head coach Jeff Fischer, first-round draft pick Aaron Donald and general manager Les Snead pose for a photograph during a press conference at Rams Park on May 13, 2014 in Earth City, Missouri. (credit: Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)

Aaron Donald Has Some Believing St. Louis Rams Have Created A New ‘Fearsome Foursome’

Ask Aaron Donald and he’ll tell you without a doubt, that he believes he couldn’t have landed in a better spot when he was selected by the St. Louis Rams in the first round of the 2014 NFL Draft with the No. 13 overall pick.

08/12/2014

SEATTLE - DECEMBER 29: Golden Tate #81 of the Seattle Seahawks celebrates with fans after a 27-9 defeat of the St. Louis Rams on December 29, 2013 at CenturyLink Field in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images)

Four Main Things The Saints Must Do To Win In Rematch With Seahawks

Six weeks ago, the New Orleans Saints suffered their worst loss of the season in a game where they were absolutely demolished by the Seattle Seahawks. Immediately afterward, head coach Sean Payton told his players to put the game behind them because they would get another shot. Payton was right as the Saints are meeting the Seahawks again, and there are four big things they need to do, in order to win.

01/08/2014

GREEN BAY, WI - NOVEMBER 24: Clay Matthews #52 of the Green Bay Packers rushes against the Minnesota Vikings at Lambeau Field on November 24, 2013 in Green Bay, Wisconsin. The Vikings and the Packers tied 26-26 after overtime.(Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Packers Face Injury Questions On Defense

The Green Bay Packers have had trouble stopping the 49ers in their last two meetings. Now they have to try and beat them in the playoffs while facing injury issues on defense.

01/03/2014

GREEN BAY, WI - NOVEMBER 04: Aaron Rodgers #12 of the Green Bay Packers pitches the ball to Randall Cobb #18 against the Arizona Cardinals at Lambeau Field on November 4, 2012 in Green Bay, Wisconsin. The Packers defeated the Cardinals 31-17. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Packers Hope To Avoid Deja Vu Against Niners

The Green Bay Packers pulled off a huge win to make the playoffs, but now they have to face off with the San Francisco 49ers. They will have to work to prevent a repeat of what happened when these two met last season.

12/31/2013

SEATTLE, WA - DECEMBER 1: Marshawn Lynch #24 of the Seattle Seahawks scores as he out runs Asante Samuel #22 of the Philadelphia Eagles at CenturyLink Field December 1, 2011 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Jay Drowns/Getty Images)

Marshawn Lynch Running Toward Seahawks History

Ever since high school, Marshawn Lynch has been compared to another running back. Lynch has been covered by the glory of someone else, will this be the year that he ultimately radiates his dominance on the gridiron?

08/27/2013

GLENDALE, AZ - JULY 29: Quarterback Carson Palmer #3 of the Arizona Cardinals throws a pass during the team training camp at University of Phoenix Stadium on July 29, 2013 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Carson Palmer Provides The Cardinals With A Major Upgrade

Anybody who watched the Cardinals last year saw that they needed help at the quarterback position. Considering their options, Arizona has to be happy with their off-season addition of Carson Palmer.

08/18/2013

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

Peyton Manning (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Benigno’s Best: Week 16 NFL Power Rankings

With two weeks left in the season, the NFC East, NFC West and AFC North titles are still up for grabs, not to mention the four Wild Card spots.

12/20/2012

Safety William Moore #25 of the Atlanta Falcons and safety Thomas DeCoud #28 celebrate after an interception late in the fourth quarter to seal the win against the Washington Redskins. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

Benigno’s Best: Week 6 NFL Power Rankings

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?

10/09/2012

Andrew Luck #12 of the Indianapolis Colts signs autographs for fans during training camp at Anderson University. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Silverman: Preseason Is Over, But Quality NFL Football Isn’t Around The Corner

The better teams will get by in the first month of the season on talent and strategy. But the overall quality of play will not be good. It certainly won’t be anything close to what it will be in October and beyond.

08/31/2012

(Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)

Playoff Scenario Clearing Up, As Three Divisions Still Undecided

Three division titles remain undecided heading into the final week of the NFL season: the AFC South, NFC South and NFC West.

WFAN–12/27/2010