San Francisco 49ers
The fact that both teams could be without a key defensive player this Sunday when the 49ers and Packers play is not good. While Green Bay already knows their fate, San Francisco is hoping and waiting that they will not be without Carlos Rogers.
Seattle has already faced, and beaten, both the Saints and 49ers this season but not the Packers. Does the unknown help or hurt a team in the Playoffs?
Last year, the 49ers made an improbable run to the Super Bowl, before falling one play short of reaching the ultimate team goal. They lost to the Baltimore Ravens, a more experienced team that rode momentum all the way to a Championship. This year it’s San Francisco who fits this description and unlike last year, the Niners have everything in place to get past the rest of the NFC.
Two of the NFL’s most decorated franchises will meet this Sunday when the Packers and 49ers meet in a NFC Wild Card matchup. The winner will move on in the playoffs, while the loser will face a disappointing end to a season that started with much higher aspirations.
You again? It begins with the Colts hosting the Chiefs on Saturday. At night, in the only first-round game not involving teams that faced each other this season, New Orleans is at Philadelphia.
“The Stick” says its last public goodbye after a run of Super Bowl success; baseball greats like Willie Mays and home run king Barry Bonds; the 1989 earthquake that interrupted the Bay Bridge World Series; and even The Beatles’ farewell concert.
Week-to-week storylines around the NFL will continue to be unpredictable for experts. Joe Giglio gives his 48 predictions to watch during the 2013 NFL season.
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.
The 49ers made a key offseason move when they traded for Anquan Boldin. The star wide receiver for the Baltimore Ravens haunted 49er fans everywhere during the Super Bowl, now he is their best receiving bet on the field.
NFL owners voted Tuesday for the 49ers’ new stadium as host of the 2016 game. That facility in Santa Clara, Calif., is due to open for the 2014 season.
Brandon Jacobs hasn’t exactly been keeping it a secret. He wants to return to the Giants. But what are the chances, really?
The New York Post posted a screen grab from Jacobs’ Instagram in which he’s running over a Patriots defender in a Giants uniform. Under the picture, Jacobs writes, “Trying to get back in this uniform.”
The Jets are reportedly looking to trade cornerback Darrelle Revis. But they’re making it difficult to strike a deal, according to Yahoo! Sports.
It sounds like Darrelle Revis is as good as gone. The Jets have two or three teams “prepared to make a trade” for the All-Pro cornerback, according to the Daily News.
Revis expressed his frustration with the team — again in a taped interview — amid widespread speculation that New York is looking to trade the unhappy All-Pro.