NFL Playoffs

Pete Carroll (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)

Head Coach Pete Carroll Has Seahawks Prepped For The Big Stage

There’s a reason Seattle has won 16 of 17 at home. There’s a reason it hasn’t lost a home playoff game since 2004. There’s a reason Jim Harbaugh is winless in his last two trips to Seattle.

01/19/2014

Colin Kaepernick #7 of the San Francisco 49ers celebrates. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Colin Kaepernick’s Swagger Charges 49ers’ Super Bowl Hopes

Colin Kaepernick’s reigning NFC champion 49ers are on a roll, having won eight straight games as they head into the NFC championship Sunday against the NFC West rival Seahawks for a return trip to the Super Bowl.

01/19/2014

Aaron Hernandez (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

Aaron Hernandez Is Unable To Watch Football In Prison For Safety Reasons

Former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez can’t watch football on TV for his own safety, the sheriff in charge of the prison said on Saturday.

01/19/2014

Peyton Manning (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images); Tom Brady (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Keidel Shares His AFC And NFC Championship Game Picks

If you’re going to be alarmed by any statistic, it’s Peyton Manning’s microscopic comebacks in the playoffs.

01/18/2014

Tom Brady of the New England Patriots and Peyton Manning of the Denver Broncos at midfield on October 7, 2012 at Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

It Will Be One For The Ages: Peyton Manning Vs. Tom Brady

Manning and Brady will meet Sunday for the 15th time, and the fourth time in the postseason, when the Broncos (14-3) face the Patriots (13-4) in the AFC title game.

01/18/2014

LeGarrette Blount  (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

LeGarrette Blount Is Carrying Patriots’ Hopes On His Shoulders

250-pound LeGarrette Blount struggled the last time he faced the Broncos, a game the Patriots won 34-31 in overtime Nov. 24. He carried the ball three times and lost it twice.

01/18/2014

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - DECEMBER 08: Running back Marshawn Lynch #24 of the Seattle Seahawks scores a touchdown against cornerback Carlos Rogers #22 and linebacker Patrick Willis #52 of the San Francisco 49ers in the first quarter on December 8, 2013 at Candlestick Park in San Francisco, California. The 49ers won 19-17. (Photo by Brian Bahr/Getty Images)

Carlos Rogers And Will Tukuafu Likely To Play, Same Can’t Be Said For Percy Harvin

The 3 big names dealing with injuries heading into the NFC Championship Game could all play. The 49ers figure to have both Carlos Rogers and Will Tukuafu ready to go, while Seattle’s Percy Harvin is a big question mark and will remain so up until kickoff.

01/17/2014

Tom Brady on January 11, 2014 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

Tom Brady Misses Practice; Belichick Mum As Pats Prepare For Broncos

Four days before the AFC championship game against the Denver Broncos, the star quarterback missed practice Wednesday because of illness and his right shoulder, the Patriots said in their practice report.

01/16/2014

Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch scores on a 31-yard touchdown run against the New Orleans Saints in the fourth quarter during the NFC divisional playoff game at CenturyLink Field in Seattle on Jan. 11, 2014. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)

Kallas: 2 Key Plays From Divisional Round Games That Deserve Further Review

There were two plays during the divisional round of the playoffs that deserve a second look. They were fascinating.

01/15/2014

DENVER - SEPTEMBER 14: Sherri Adams, of Arvada, Colorado enters the staduim as the San Diego Chargers face the Denver Broncos during NFL action at Invesco Field at Mile High on September 14, 2008 in Denver, Colorado. Adams hat has tickets displayed from 35 years of being a Broncos season ticket holder. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

Denver Broncos Advise Fans To Purchase ‘Real’ Championship Game Tickets

For those that want to attend the AFC Championship Game, making sure to purchase legitimate tickets is a big deal. Counterfeits are more popular all the time, especially as the playoffs arrive.

01/15/2014

SEATTLE, WA - JANUARY 11: Seattle Seahawks fans hold up 12th Man signs as the Seahawks take on the New Orleans Saints during the NFC Divisional Playoff Game at CenturyLink Field on January 11, 2014 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)

Seahawks Restriction Of Ticket Sales Only Gives 49er Fans Another Reason To Dislike Seattle

The news of the Seahawks restricting sales to this Sundays games to certain zip code has been met with mixed results. While some might not like it, it’s legal, and more importantly will not give Seattle’s any additional advantage. The only thing this move really does is add to the 49er fan base’s hatred of their division rival.

01/15/2014

A general view of the field prior to the NFC divisional playoff game between the Seahawks and New Orleans Saints at CenturyLink Field in Seattle on Jan. 11, 2014. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

Seahawks, Broncos Enact Radical Ticket Policy To Bolster Homefield Advantage

It’s pretty simple. If you are a San Francisco 49ers or New England Patriots fans feeling adventurous and want to go on the road to support your team you better come up with a really creative way of doing it.

01/13/2014

Tom Brady of the New England Patriots and Peyton Manning of the Denver Broncos at midfield on October 7, 2012 at Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

NFL Playoffs Down To Patriots-Broncos, Niners-Seahawks

Familiar foes. Rivalry showdowns. Talk about a couple of juicy title-game tussles. First up, it’s Peyton Manning vs. Tom Brady — Round 15 — in the AFC championship game next Sunday.

01/13/2014

LeGarrette Blount  (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

LeGarrette Blount Powers Dominant Patriots Running Game

After a slow start in his first season with the Patriots, LeGarrette Blount ran for a total of four touchdowns in his last two regular-season games then got four more against the Colts.

01/12/2014

Colin Kaepernick (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Kaepernick Guides 49ers To NFC Championship Game

Colin Kaepernick threw one touchdown pass and ran for another score as the San Francisco 49ers defeated the Carolina Panthers 23-10 on Sunday to advance to the NFC championship game for the third straight season.

01/12/2014

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