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Football Extra Points:
The 49ers need Kaepernick to step up this postseason if they want to win the Super Bowl.
The playoffs are here and it's time to analyze the players and teams.
Here's a look at the Quarterbacks in the playoffs and how they stack-up against each other.
#1 - Peyton Manning - After the season Peyton had it's hard not to put him at the top of the list. He has home field, the experience and his team is rolling right now.
#2 - Tom Brady - Brady and the Patriots have a first round bye yet again. The Patriots need their defense to step-up if they want to win the Super Bowl, they don't need to worry about their QB.
#3 - Aaron Rodgers - Rodgers can put up big numbers on offense and that's not their problem. This is another team that needs their defense to step-up
#4 - Matt Ryan - Ryan has his team in position with a first round bye but everyone is waiting to see what they'll do in the playoffs. We'll see next week.
#5 - Matt Schaub - T...
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It was Alex Smith that helped the San Francisco 49ers into last year’s playoffs, but this time the stage belongs to Colin Kaepernick.
After the San Francisco 49ers season ends, the questions regarding the status of Alex Smith will start to swirl. Many already have the 49ers trading Alex Smith to a number of teams, but after reviewing the situation it makes for sense for the 49ers...
Alex Smith taking perhaps his last snaps as a member of the 49ers. He came a long way since the We Want Carr chants…
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San Francisco 49ers receiver Michael Crabtree and running back Frank Gore threw the ball into the stands after scoring touchdowns on Sunday, but giving fans a souvenir was an expensive move. The NFL has fined Crabtree and Gore $10,500 each for throwing the ball into the stands. Players are allowed to hand the ball to a fan in the first or second row if they can do so without...
Matt Maiocco of Comcast Sports Net reports that during 49ers practice today, PK David Akers made 16 of 21 field goals during warm-ups while fellow PK Billy Cundiff made 7 of 8.
“The telling sign to me is the fact is he’s missing them wide left, which means he’s not getting his hips through the ball,” said former place kicker Joe Nedney. “He’s not swinging confidently...
What could have been doesn’t matter at this moment for the San Francisco 49ers, who will stay in this weekend and study their potential opponents for their home game on January 12. Behold 49ers fans, there is good news.Defensive lineman Justin Smith was in uniform today for the first time since injuring his triceps on December 16.According to blogger Matt Barrows of the Sacramento...
San Francisco 49ers placekicker David Akers says he received death threats on Twitter and has closed the account.
Akers says the threats came last week. Once he saw them, he reported it to team and NFL security personnel.
He also reveals Thursday that he underwent double hernia surgery last February following his All-Pro season. Akers went to see the same doctor in Philadelphia...
San Francisco 49ers defensive lineman Justin Smith returned
to practice yesterday for the first time since sustaining his triceps injury during a Dec. 16 contest against the New England Patriots, reports Matt Barrowsof The Sacramento Bee.
Justin Smith today was in uniform for the first time
since his Dec. 16 triceps injury. Smith, wearing a plastic brace over his left
Everyone like a free souvenir from an NFL game, but two special fans got footballs that cost $10,500.
San Francisco 49ers running back Frank Gore and wide receiver Michael Crabtree both fined $10,500 for throwing footballs into the Candlestick crowd after scoring touchdowns in the 27-13 win over the Arizona Cardinals, which is a fan safety/crowd control issue.
Players are allowed...
The 49ers’ defense is that much more stingy with Justin Smith on the field. Anyone in his own locker room or elsewhere will emphatically say as much. So, perhaps the most important part of San Francisco securing a first-round playoff bye is the chance to get the defensive menace back for its playoff opener.
Pro Bowl defensive tackle Justin Smith returned to the 49ers' practice field Thursday to take part in individual drills for the first time since sustaining a partially torn left triceps tendon Dec. 16.
Smith participated in drills prior to practice while wearing a black brace on his left elbow. Smith sustained the injury when a bone spur containing triceps tendon became detached...
Today, struggling 49ers placekicker David Akers said hes been dealing this season with complications from a double sports hernia surgery he underwent in February.
Akers indicated he fell on a kickoff during practice weeks before the 49ers game against the Saints on Nov. 25. After the game in New Orleans, Akers, who had been listed on the injury report with a pelvis injury...
The Green Bay Packers took care of the Minnesota Vikings during their Wild Card Weekend Matchup, which sends them on the road to face the 49ers on Saturday, January 12th. Kickoff is set for 5:00 pm PST.
This is the second meeting this year between the two teams. In the opening week of the season the 49ers beat the Packers in Green Bay 30-22. In that game Aaron Rodgers threw for 303...
Defensive tackle Justin Smith is practicing for a second straight day, and while he again is doing so with a brace on his left elbow, he is not wearing a no-contact jersey.
Smith missed the previous two weeks of practice with a bone spur in his elbow after partially tearing a triceps tendon Dec. 16 at New England.
Those wearing black, no-contact jerseys (as has been the case...
Using a patient and disciplined approach, Green Bay's defense found a yin for Adrian Peterson’s yardage-devouring yang. By winning Round 3 of the border battle, the Packers will get a rematch against Frank Gore and the 49ers next Saturday.