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Jim Harbaugh (Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images) and Pete Carroll (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

Palladino: Carroll-Harbaugh Feud Will Make Sunday Seismic

With all this animosity floating around between the coaches, it can only carry over to the on-field play. There’s just nothing like a little hate to spice up a conference title game.

01/15/2014

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)

Seahawks Vs. 49ers: Rubber Match For A Trip To Super Bowl XLVIII

With both San Francisco and Seattle winning their respective NFC Divisional Round games, the NFC will be sending a member of the West to the Super Bowl, but which team will it be?

01/14/2014

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - DECEMBER 08: Running back Marshawn Lynch #24 of the Seattle Seahawks gets caught by linebackers Patrick Willis #52 and NaVorro Bowman #53 of the San Francisco 49ers after a gain of six yards early 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)

49er Defense Must Stop Run, Create Turnovers To Defeat Seattle

When the 49ers and Seahawks meet for the third time this season the stakes could not be higher. The winner will move on to the Super Bowl, while the loser will have to deal with falling just short of the big stage and to make matters worse at the hands of their hated division rival.

01/14/2014

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

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

Jones: No Offense Seahawks, Niners, But This Week Is All About Peyton & Tom

So, after a ho-hum divisional playoff weekend, we wind up getting the matchups that everyone wanted anyway. Especially this one: Brady vs. Peyton.

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

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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Keidel: Divisional Round Picks – San Diego Chargers Super Bowl-Bound?

My hands may be white from all the chalk I pick, you know there will be one supreme surprise this week. But where? Since we went 3-1 last week – losing with the wretched Bengals, like everyone else – let’s try our hand at the most heavenly weekend of a most horrible winter.

01/10/2014

ATLANTA, GA - DECEMBER 29: Greg Olsen #88 of the Carolina Panthers celebrates after making a catch for a touchdown against the Atlanta Falcons at the Georgia Dome on December 29, 2013 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Scott Cunningham/Getty Images)

Extra Week Of Rest Allows Panthers To Be Very Healthy For 49ers

The Carolina Panthers were thrilled to get the first-round bye in the NFL playoffs because it meant one less game between them and the Super Bowl. They were also very grateful for it because it allowed a number of players to fully heal up.

01/10/2014

TAMPA, FL - DECEMBER 15: Cornerback Carlos Rogers #22 of the San Francisco 49ers defends against a pass to wide receiver Vincent Jackson #83 of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers December15, 2013 at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)

Injuries To Carlos Rogers And Steve Smith Should Not Drastically Effect 49ers Or Panthers

The only two notable names that could miss this Sunday’s game between the 49ers and Panthers are Steve Smith and Carlos Rogers. While it’s unlikely that Smith will sit, it would not be a surprise to see Rogers not dressed. Regardless of what happens, both teams will be fine, and shouldn’t have to make any major adjustments.

01/10/2014

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Sports Verdict: Which Road Team Wins In Divisional Playoffs? Colts Vs. 49ers

With the divisional round of the playoffs this Sunday, fans will see their share of hotly contested battles and heart-stopping games resolved just as time expires. Which team is most likely to pull out a tough win on the road?

01/09/2014

CHARLOTTE, NC - SEPTEMBER 22: Head coach Ron Rivera walks onto the field against the New York Giants during their game at Bank of America Stadium on September 22, 2013 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Ron Rivera Has It Wrong: Pressure Is On Panthers, Not 49ers

When Panthers Coach Ron Rivera said that he felt the team under the most pressure this week will be San Francisco he was dead wrong. Not only is his team the one that HAS to win this game, if he really believes that the Panthers are playing with house money he is setting his team up for failure.

01/08/2014

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - NOVEMBER 10: Frank Gore #21 of the San Francisco 49ers in action against the Carolina Panthers at Candlestick Park on November 10, 2013 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

49ers Want Payback In Rematch With Carolina Panthers

Up next for the 49ers are the Carolina Panthers. Although the Panthers came to Candlestick earlier this season and beat San Francisco, the 49ers are the better team and have a very good shot at winning their second straight road playoff game.

01/07/2014

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - NOVEMBER 10: Colin Kaepernick #7 of the San Francisco 49ers is pressured by Thomas Davis #58 and Luke Kuechly #59 of the Carolina Panthers at Candlestick Park on November 10, 2013 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

49ers Don’t Want Revenge On Panthers, They Just Want To Win

The San Francisco 49ers are preparing to face off with the Carolina Panthers for the second time this season, but there is a lot more on the line this time.

01/07/2014

Matt Allen of the New York Giants can't handle the low snap on a field goal attempt as time expires against the San Fransisco 49ers in the NFC wild-card game on January 5, 2003 in San Francisco. (Photo by Donald Miralle/Getty Images)

Palladino: Chiefs’ Meltdown Nothing Compared To Giants In ‘03

As devastating as that may have been for Andy Reid’s group, Kansas City’s collapse looked like kid stuff when compared to the Giants’. In terms of speed of descent and area of splatter, few live up to that mess at Candlestick Park.

01/06/2014

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