Found January 18, 2013 on
Ted Ginn Jr
San Francisco 49ers
Green Bay Packers
Finally, the NFC is down to the two final teams that many had been anticipating for quite some time. While I had the Niners getting bounced last week just like I had back in the preseason, I still believed the Falcons would find a way to get the job done.
They have done just that and now they have to take on arguably the best team in all of football. Their defense is flat out dirty with four superstars earning All-Pro honors.
Defensive tackle Justin Smith is not one of the four with his battle of partially torn triceps (he did make Second Team All-Pro), but Aldon Smith is still one of the biggest freaks of the NFL.
Throw in Patrick Willis, Navarro Bowman and Dashon Goldson at safety, and there really is not much of a weak link on this squad.
The secondary has been prone to giving up a chunk of long passing plays, but they have plenty of stars to make plays on the ball. Carlos Rogers is an All-Pro caliber of a corner and he would have made the team had it not been for the type of sea...
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Atlanta wide receiver Roddy White said the Falcons are looking to take advantage of how aggressive the 49ers play on defense.
The Falcons won last week but do they have anything left for San Fran?
The Divisional round delivered some of the best football of the season. Having the elite quarterbacks on the field definitely helped.
This weekend we have a final four that should deliver more exciting football. This is why the NFL is the most popular sport.
I previewed the Championship games...
The San Francisco 49ers are feeling good about themselves, and Vernon Davis just let everyone else know it. Coming so close in 2011, the 49ers feel they are a team of destiny and the Atlanta Falcons are merely a road block in the way. While the perception of the 49ers is that of a hard nosed group, Atlanta isn’t given much of a shot, especially from the 49ers tight end.
When Matt Bryant is on the sideline, fully aware the game might be decided by his right leg, he'll drape a towel over his head to shut out the world.
He barely pays attention to the game. He doesn't hear the crowd.
A sense of calmness sweeps over him. For some reason, the towel acts ''like a force field.''
His methods work. No kicker has been more clutch...
San Francisco 49ers running back Frank Gore is probable for the NFC Championship on Sunday against Atlanta with his usual knee issues.Fantasy Spin:There is no way Gore misses the Falcons game and his listing on the report is normal for the 49ers starting tailback. He rushed 23 times for 119 yards and a touchdown and caught two passes for 48 yards in the 49ers' Divisional Round...
According to KTVU, 49ers wide receiver Michael Crabtree is being investigated by the San Francisco Police Department for sexual assault allegations.
The San Francisco Chronicle reports that Crabtree has already been interviewed by SFPD with his lawyer present. Crabtree reportedly has pledged to remain cooperative moving forward.
Per the Chronicle, the alleged incident took place...
For me the playoffs have come down to rooting against the Atlanta Falcons and being satisfied with whatever other possible combination of results happen. In fact, I've been given the opportunity to attend the Super Bowl thanks to a close friend and I told him that I could only accept going if the Atlanta Falcons aren't in it. True story. If I had never been to one before...
The San Francisco 49ers are sticking with David Akers. San Francisco announced Friday that it waived kicker Billy Cundiff. Cundiff was signed by the 49ers on Jan. 1 to compete with the struggling Akers. The 49ers decided to keep Akers as their regular kicker but left Cundiff on the roster prior to their playoff victory over the Green Bay Packers last week. However, they did not...
(Eds: APNewsNow. Will be updated. With AP Photos.) By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer Tony Gonzalez remembers talking to Michael Strahan after the former New York Giants defensive lineman won a Super Bowl title in his final game.
That's the way Gonzalez wants to do it.
He's two wins away from going out a champion.
The top-seeded Falcons (14-3) host the San Francisco 49ers...
Niners All-Pro linebacker NaVorro Bowman was quick to reply when asked this week to name the biggest threat San Francisco’s rugged defense faces this week against the Atlanta Falcons in the NFC Championship Game. “Their wide receivers,” Bowman said. The 49ers will have their hands full with Atlanta’s elite receivers, not to mention a rather renowned TE that can cause some problems, too.
Highlights from the 49ers Divisional Game Playoff win over the Green Bay Packers.
Who will you be rooting for in the NFC Championship Game?
Raj: I will be rooting for San Francisco. I realize that in terms of simplicity, the Falcons would be an "easier" team for the Patriots. However, I think both teams pose a big threat. The 49ers are a slightly tougher threat but I know that New England can beat this team again. A known devil (San Francisco)...