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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

The Seattle Seahawks run on to the field during their game against the San Francisco 49ers at CenturyLink Field. ( credit: Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images)

America’s Leading Sportscasters Predict AFC And NFC Championship Winners

In anticipation of the AFC and NFC Championship games this weekend, we’ve pulled together America’s leading sportscasters to make their predictions and picks for Patriots-Broncos and 49ers-Seahawks.

01/17/2014

Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images);  49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Silverman: NFC Young Gun Will Eclipse An AFC QB Legend Come Feb. 2

Peyton Manning and Tom Brady are clearly football royalty. On the other side, you see two sleek athletes who represent the NFL’s future. Colin Kaepernick has already been to one Super Bowl, while Russell Wilson is trying to get to his first.

01/17/2014

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. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)

49ers Must Find Ways To Deal With Deafening CenturyLink Field

Jim Harbaugh will turn to lip reading, motioning and even sign language if he has to in order to communicate with Colin Kaepernick to keep things running smoothly in the deafening noise of Seattle’s home stadium.

01/16/2014

SEATTLE, WA - JANUARY 11: Linebacker Heath Farwell #55 of the Seattle Seahawks runs out of the tunnel with the 12th Man flag before taking on the New Orleans Saints during the NFC Divisional Playoff Game at CenturyLink Field on January 11, 2014 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

Three Keys To A Seattle Seahawks NFC Title

Seattle and San Francisco have each won their home game against each other. With the rubber match taking place at CenturyLink Field, which game will be played? The blowout 29-3 Seattle win in Week 2 or the 19-17 gritty win by the 49ers in Week 14?

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

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

(credit: Rob Carr/Getty Images)

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

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