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  • 49ers Legendary QB Steve Young on Packers: ‘They Will Get Mauled’

    Heavy "49ers legend and Hall of Fame quarterback Steve Young knows a bit about winning at an elite level, and he’s also no stranger to the advantages of having a mobile quarterback. Young, a seven-time Pro Bowler, was also a skilled runner, and he has a 5.9 per rush career..." January 18

  • Nick Bosa Punished for Illegal Hit That Sidelined Vikings Starter

    Heavy "The NFL has decided to fine San Francisco 49ers rookie Nick Bosa for administering a blindside block that sidelined one of Minnesota’s starters during last week’s divisional game. After Kirk Cousins threw an interception partway into the third quarter,..." January 18

  • Bill Belichick allegedly inquired about Redskins, Giants coaching jobs after the Jimmy Garoppolo trade

    Clutch Points "New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick did not want to trade Jimmy Garoppolo. That much, everyone basically knew. However, Belichick was apparently so irritated over the fact that the Patriots did it anyway that he apparently inquired about the Washington..." January 18

  • Mike McCarthy on Packers: 'Great to see them back'

    NFL.com "Mike McCarthy is settling in as the new Dallas Cowboys head coach. He can still look onto the Green Bay Packers dark green and gold with fondness though. Hence, the second-winningest coach in Packers history is happy to see Green Bay in the NFC..." January 18

  • Eight difference makers to watch in NFL Championship Weekend

    The Sports Daily "A couple of rematches from the regular season will take center stage during championship weekend in the NFL, as the Chiefs try to avenge their shocking loss to the Titans in Week 10, and the Packers return to San Francisco where they were embarrassed by the 49ers in Week 12. Here are..." January 18

  • Jimmy Garoppolo Just Wins Games, and That Should Be Enough

    The Big Lead "As Jimmy Garoppolo prepares to lead his San Francisco 49ers in the NFC Championship Game this weekend, it's fair to assess where the 28-year-old stands in the NFL's quarterbacking hierarchy. One thing is certain after breaking down the numbers: Garoppolo wins games, and that should be..." January 18

  • Burning Questions For NFL’s Conference Championship Games

    Sportsnaut "The NFL’s biggest event, aside from Super Bowl Sunday, is taking place this weekend as the conference championship games will determine who plays in Super Bowl LIV. Anticipation has reached a fevered pitch as the four remaining teams prepare for their conference championship game..." January 18

  • On new labor deal, “ball at the 30 yard line and going in”

    Pro Football Talk "Despite posturing that is both predictable and necessary to getting a deal done, a new labor agreement seems to be on the horizon. As one source with knowledge of the dynamics explained it to PFT, the “ball [is] at the 30 yard line and going in.” While the source added..." January 18

  • 49ers vs. Packers: Injury report for NFC Championship Game

    The Mercury News "Nick Bosa scanned the 49ers locker room Friday and liked what he saw in terms of a full-squad availability for Sunday’s NFC Championship Game against the Green Bay Packers. “It feels amazing having everyone around on the practice field,” Bosa said. “Having Dee..." January 17

  • Packers-49ers regular-season game was much closer than the score suggested

    Pro Football Talk "After the 49ers beat the Vikings on Saturday, conventional wisdom suggested that San Francisco preferred a rematch with the Packers to a rubber match with the Seahawks. But there’s no guarantee that Packers-49ers II will also end in a first-half TKO. The 49ers won the Week 12..." January 17

  • Six Reasons the Packers Will Be Tougher Opponents for the 49ers This Time Around

    The Sports Daily "The Green Bay Packers played their worst game of the season on November 24 when they faced the 49ers on Sunday Night Football. The Niners soundly defeated the Packers 37-8 that night. The Packers turned the ball over on their first series and trailed just a few minutes into the contest. They..." January 17

  • Predicting Who Will Win the NFL Championship Games

    Complex "Championship Sunday is here. The NFL season is down to four teams, who are vying for two spots in the Super Bowl. We have the Tennessee Titans heading to Kansas City to take on the Chiefs and Aaron Rogers and the Packers heading to San Francisco to battle the 49ers. The Chiefs and 49ers..." January 17

  • Report: Donald Trump to give Super Bowl LIV interview with Fox

    Yahoo! Sports "President Donald Trump will conduct an interview with Fox around the broadcast of Super Bowl LIV. Sports Business Journal’s John Ourand reports that Fox News host and former George W. Bush White House Press secretary Dana Perino made the announcement on..." January 17

  • NFC Championship Tale of the Tape: Who has the edge at each position?

    The Score "The NFC Championship Game is a rematch of the San Francisco 49ers' 37-8 bludgeoning of the Green Bay Packers in Week 12. But much has changed since that contest. While the No. 1-seeded Niners have gone 4-2 since that game, including a divisional round beatdown of..." January 17

  • The Packers are playing it cool — will it work this time around against the Niners?

    Yahoo! Sports "The scoreboard told the lopsided tale of a team in total control and yet, there was Kyle Shanahan, standing on the San Francisco 49ers sideline, still on edge, still uneasy. He had seen similar scenes like this before: Aaron Rodgers down but not defeated,..." January 17

  • Davante Adams: Packers have ‘better way to attack’ dynamic 49ers defense compared to midseason blowout

    Sportsnaut "The Green Bay Packers were blown out by the San Francisco 49ers, who won by the score of 37-8 in late November. Now these teams are dueling once more for the right to go to Super Bowl LIV, and Packers receiver Davante Adams thinks things will be much different on Sunday than they were during..." January 16

  • Kyle Juszczyk: Nothing can keep George Kittle from playing

    NFL.com "San Francisco 49ers star tight end George Kittle popped up on the injury report Wednesday with a sore ankle that kept him out of practice. Ahead of the NFC Championship Game against the Green Bay Packers, any player missing practice offers at..." January 16

  • George Kittle says ankle feels 'fabulous' ahead of Sunday

    NFL.com "Following a rainy Thursday afternoon practice in Santa Clara, Calif., George Kittle made one thing clear. Nothing, most notably the nagging ankle injury that sidelined from practice Wednesday, will keep the San Francisco 49ers star tight end from playing in..." January 16

  • Jimmy Garoppolo shared a lesson he learned from Tom Brady

    Boston "Jimmy Garoppolo was asked about Tom Brady’s influence: The 49ers are heading into the NFC Championship Game on Sunday (6:40 p.m.) against the Packers. San Fransisco will be led by quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo, who was traded to the 49ers in 2017 from the..." January 16

  • 49ers' Star LB Has Sobering Remarks After Luke Kuechly’s Retirement

    Sportsnaut "Carolina Panthers linebacker Luke Kuechly shocked the football world by announcing his retirement Tuesday night at the young age of 28 after earning seven Pro Bowl trips. Though, it was just a continuation of star players retiring in the prime of their careers in..." January 16

  • Latest On NFL Labor Talks

    Pro Football Rumors "The NFL’s collective bargaining agreement expires in March 2021, which means that a labor stoppage could be on the horizon. The owners and players have been talking for months about a new deal and the latest update brings reason for optimism.  In an NFLPA memo to..." January 16

  • Demi Lovato To Sing National Anthem At Super Bowl In Comeback After '18 OD

    People "Just two days after revealing she’ll take the 2020 Grammy Awards‘ stage later this month, Demi Lovato has announced she’ll perform the national anthem at Super Bowl LIV. The pop superstar, 27, broke the news on Instagram, sharing an official photo touting..." January 16

  • What doubters are really missing when it comes to 49ers' Jimmy Garoppolo

    New York Post "Much of the football world — outside of the San Francisco Bay Area — is waiting for Jimmy G to crack. Despite the profound success of 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo, who owns a 22-5 career record as a starter and has the 49ers one win away from a Super Bowl berth just a..." January 16

  • Jimmy Garoppolo calls torn ACL 'blessing in disguise'

    NFL.com "The 2018 San Francisco 49ers were expected to be what the 2019 49ers ended up being. There was one problem, though: They didn't have their franchise quarterback. Jimmy Garoppolo's torn ACL essentially torpedoed San Francisco's 2018 campaign,..." January 15

  • George Kittle Misses Practice With Ankle Injury

    Pro Football Talk "As the 49ers prepare to host the NFC Championship, one of their key players was unable to practice on Wednesday due to injury. Tight end George Kittle missed practice due to an ankle problem, according to the team’s injury report. Kittle, who missed two regular-season..." January 15

  • Bill Vinovich Named Super Bowl Referee, Despite Stain Of Infamous Missed Pass Interference In Saints-Rams

    CBS Boston "One might reasonably assume that any officials involved in any way with arguably the biggest blown call in NFL history would not be put in a position to officiate the highest-profile sporting event in the world for at least a year or two. One would be wrong. The NFL has..." January 15

  • Steelers owner: League to examine Rooney Rule

    Clutch Points "There were five teams in the NFL that hired new head coaches and there were concerns that arose pertaining to the hires. Due to the lack of hires for coaches of ethnic-minority, the league is considering making changes to the Rooney Rule. The Rooney Rule was named..." January 15

  • 49ers Add T Leonard Wester On Reserve/Futures Deal

    Pro Football Rumors "Leonard Wester agreed to a Jaguars deal in April but did not end up playing this season. The veteran tackle will have a chance to return to action in 2020. The 49ers signed him to a reserve/futures deal Tuesday. A Division II success story out of Missouri Western, Wester caught..." January 15

  • Is early retirement in NFL a trend? Only for the elite money makers

    CBS Sports "The best tight end of all time, the most heralded quarterback prospect since John Elway and now the best middle linebacker of the 2010s have all retired in the past year before their 30th birthday. Luke Kuechly's surprise news Tuesday night added to the growing list of..." January 15

  • Pro Football Hall of Fame Centennial Class revealed

    NFL.com "The Pro Football Hall of Fame Centennial Class of 2020's remaining 13 inductees -- 10 seniors and three contributors -- are being revealed today on Good Morning Football live on NFL Network. They follow the previous announcements over the weekend of Bill..." January 15

  • Kyle Shanahan to 49ers: Don’t be “stupid” and underestimate Packers

    ESPN "As the Atlanta Falcons offensive coordinator in 2015, Kyle Shanahan remembers getting drubbed by the Carolina Panthers in Week 14. Two weeks later, the teams met again and the Falcons handed the Panthers their only loss of the regular season. It's a memory at the top of..." January 14

  • 4 Most Unstoppable Players of the NFL Postseason Entering Conference Championship Weekend

    12 Up "This year's NFL postseason is arguably the most exciting in years. It's already seen two overtime games, the Chiefs come back from a 21-point deficit in just the SECOND quarter, and the surprising Titans running roughshod through everyone's AFC Super Bowl..." January 14

  • Nick Bosa Named PFWA Rookie of the Year, Dre Greenlaw Makes All-Rookie Team

    49ers.com "What a year it’s been for Nick Bosa and Dre Greenlaw, and their season is not over just yet. Bosa was named Rookie of the Year and Defensive Rookie of the Year by Professional Football Writers of America (PFWA). Greenlaw also earned himself a spot on PFWA’s..." January 14

  • How the Packers can upset the 49ers to win NFC Championship

    Sporting News "The Packers are headed to their first NFC championship game in three years after holding off the Seahawks 28-23 in Sunday's divisional playoff game. Now another familiar playoff foe is left standing in their way of a return to the Super Bowl for the first time..." January 13

  • Fritz Pollard Alliance Slams NFL Hiring Practices

    Pro Football Talk "There was a time when some thought the Fritz Pollard Alliance failed to show sufficient zeal regarding the league’s hiring practices. Those days definitely have ended. Now led by former NFL G.M. and league executive Rod Graves, who last week called the situation..." January 13

  • The 49ers blueprint could save both Jets and Giants

    New York Post "For the sake of New York football and its sorry current state, hopefully Dave Gettleman and Joe Douglas had a close eye on the 49ers’ 27-10 demolition of the Vikings in Saturday’s NFC Divisional Playoff game at Levi’s Stadium. Because the foundation of what..." January 13

  • Chiefs return as Super Bowl favorites with 49ers close second

    ESPN "The Kansas City Chiefs are once again the favorites to win the Super Bowl, with the San Francisco 49ers right on their heels. The Chiefs are the favorites at 11-10 as of Monday morning at Caesars Sportsbook. The 49ers are next at 7-5, followed by..." January 13

  • San Francisco 49ers show facet that makes them hard to beat

    USA Today "There was nothing fancy, cute or exotic about the way the San Francisco 49ers punched their ticket to the NFC Championship Game. Kyle Shanahan’s team just smacked the Vikings in the mouth. Repeatedly. The 27-10 thrashing was essentially a clinic on..." January 12

  • Michael Thomas was very happy to see the Vikings struggle against the 49ers

    Yahoo! Sports "The Minnesota Vikings struggled on Saturday afternoon, and Michael Thomas couldn’t have been happier. The New Orleans Saints wide receiver was tweeting up a storm at the end of the Vikings’ 27-10 divisional round loss to the San Francisco 49ers at Levi’s..." January 12

  • 49ers getting guard Mike Person back today

    NBC Sports "After missing the last two regular season games, 49ers starting guard Mike Person will be back today against the Vikings. " January 11

  • Crazy Statistic Proves Kirk Cousins’ Brother Kyle Helps Vikings Win

    Heavy "While the San Francisco 49ers might be 7 point favorites over the Vikings in the NFC Divisional match-up on Saturday, Minnesota quarterback Kirk Cousins’ has a good luck charm up his sleeve, or should we say, sitting in the stands. Cousins’..." January 11

  • Brian O’Neill evaluated for concussion after hit from Nick Bosa

    Larry Brown Sports "Minnesota Vikings tackle Brian O’Neill left Saturday’s game against the San Francisco 49ers after an ugly blind-side block by Nick Bosa. " January 11

  • 17-Game Schedule Holding Up CBA?

    Pro Football Rumors "Introduced during these collective bargaining agreement discussions, the 17-game schedule has become one of the central components of the negotiations. It appears the talks are progressing, and Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk reports (on Twitter) the revised schedule is likely to be part of..." January 11

  • Legendary HOFER Jerry Rice With a Perfect Quote to Describe the 49er's New Era at Levi's Stadium

    Yardbarker "The San Francisco 49ers are one of the most successful franchises in the NFL, thanks to the likes of Jerry Rice, Joe Montana and Bill Walsh. Now the team is rising once again and has a chance to bring home a sixth Lombardi. " January 11

  • George Kittle Wearing Custom "The Rock" Pre-Game Cleats Ahead of Vikings VS 49ERS

    Sportsnaut "The evolving bromance between George Kittle and Dwayne Johnson, aka “The Rock,” hit another level of awesomeness Saturday. As Kittle prepared for his divisional-round matchup against the Minnesota Vikings, the San Francisco 49ers star tight end was wearing some sweet..." January 11

  • Mike Shanahan gets upstaged by kids during TV shot

    Larry Brown Sports "The story of the winter run of football is quickly turning into former coaches being upstages in private boxes by unruly children. " January 11

  • Jimmy Garoppolo's girlfriend: Who is the 49ers quarterback dating?

    Sporting News "When you're an NFL quarterback, it's hard to keep your love life private. However, it appears 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo has been able to do just that. Very little is known about the 28-year-old's dating history. If Garoppolo does..." January 11

  • Divisional round road teams have a puncher’s chance to win

    NBC Sports "In 1990, the NFL expanded the playoff field from 10 to 12 teams, resulting in four (not two) teams earning a bye. More often than not, the home team that has had a week off wins. But the road teams still have a chance to get lucky. For the 29 postseasons since the change was made, the..." January 11

  • 49ers trying to be smarter with Dee Ford this time

    NBC Sports Bay Area "49ers defensive end Dee Ford went through limited practice and received for more than an hour of treatment after practice on his bothersome hamstring. The condition has limited Ford to just four snaps in the past six games. On Thursday, the 49ers listed Ford as..." January 10

  • Injured Jerick McKinnon coaching 49ers on what to expect from former team Vikings

    The Mercury News "Jerick McKinnon got poached from the Minnesota Vikings two years ago to become a dynamic factor for the 49ers’ offense. A Sept. 1, 2018 knee injury wrecked the initial plan. McKinnon became a ghost, not just last season but this one. In between those lost seasons,..." January 10