| Jan 10, 2014
| 7:15 PM
The Seahawks face the challenge of avoiding overconfidence in light of their 34-7 demolition of New Orleans in Seattle five weeks ago.
"The first thing I addressed with the team when we came back together was, 'What happened in the past doesn't tell the...
| Jan 11, 2014
| 6:40 PM
San Francisco's Jim Harbaugh and Carolina's Ron Rivera, teammates with the Chicago Bears in the 1980s, square off with very similar teams. Both have stifling defenses, productive power running games, and mobile, dynamic quarterbacks who can pick up...
| Jan 12, 2014
| 6:35 PM
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- In his second season as a starter, Colin Kaepernick improved to 3-0 in road playoff games, but it will take a successful journey to the most hostile environment in the NFL for the 49ers to repeat as NFC champions.
| Jan 13, 2014
| 10:30 AM
Steve Smith was in no mood to talk about next weekend's NFC championship game.
Not after his Carolina Panthers just lost their chance to play in that game with a 23-10 loss to the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday afternoon.
But that didn't stop a...
| Jan 19, 2014
| 7:41 PM
DENVER — Peyton Manning didn't have to outduel Tom Brady in the AFC championship game Sunday. The Broncos' defense made sure of that.
Another Manning vs. Brady postseason classic never materialized because the Broncos' defense stuffed the run,...
| Jan 14, 2014
| 1:09 PM
Tim Christensen is the pastor of Gold Hill Lutheran Church in Butte, Mont.
He also is a die-hard fan of the San Francisco 49ers, whose NFL playoff game against the Carolina Panthers last Sunday just happened to be slated for the same time as one of...
| Jan 6, 2014
| 6:20 PM
The San Diego Chargers were the surprise team of the wild-card round in the NFL playoffs over the weekend, the seven-point underdogs pulling away from the Bengals at Cincinnati to move on to the divisional round.
The question is, can the Chargers,...
| Jan 8, 2014
| 10:21 PM
RENTON, Wash. — One side has five Super Bowl rings, six most-valuable-player awards, 35 Pro Bowls and 62 postseason starts.
On the other, the boundless promise of what might be.
There are eight remaining quarterbacks in the NFL playoffs, and...
| Dec 26, 2013
| 8:15 PM
They are scorching-hot as NFL coaches.
Their chairs, for the moment, are comfortably cool.
This season features an unusually high number of coach-of-the-year candidates, making that one of the more competitive races.
There's no time to campaign...
| Dec 29, 2013
| 5:00 PM
CHICAGO -- Aaron Rodgers fired a 48-yard touchdown pass to Randall Cobb in the final minute, and the Green Bay Packers beat the Chicago Bears, 33-28, to capture the NFC North title.
Back after missing seven games with a broken left collarbone, Rodgers...
| Dec 29, 2013
| 8:45 PM
Three of the four first-round NFL playoff games will feature rematches. Kansas City will play at Indianapolis on Saturday at 1:35 p.m. PST time on NBC. The Colts won at Kansas City, 23-7, on Dec. 22.
San Diego will play at Cincinnati on Sunday at 10:...