1. What Aldon Smith's Return Has Meant to the San Francisco 49ers' Defense

    When outside linebacker Aldon Smith returned to the San Francisco 49ers after his five-week hiatus, pundits wondered if he would be the same player he was before his stint in rehab...

    Tyson Langland Written by Tyson Langland about 8 months ago 13,088 reads 17 comments

  2. Malcolm Smith's Past Production Proves Seahawks Won't Miss a Beat on Defense

    When outside linebacker K.J. Wright suffered a broken foot against the San Francisco 49ers , third-year pro Malcolm Smith stepped in and the Seattle Seahawks defense never missed a beat...

    Tyson Langland Written by Tyson Langland about 8 months ago 5,745 reads 12 comments

  3. Will Tyrann Mathieu's Injury Destroy Cardinals' Playoff Ambitions?

    After a convincing win over the St. Louis Rams this past Sunday, the Arizona Cardinals are potentially three wins away from making their first postseason appearance since 2009...

    Tyson Langland Written by Tyson Langland about 8 months ago 3,131 reads 10 comments

  4. Seahawks' Loss to 49ers Is Reality Check Seattle Needed

    Heading into Week 14, the Seattle Seahawks were flying high. They had just dismantled the New Orleans Saints on a national stage, were riding a seven-game win streak and touting the stingiest defense in the NFL ...

    Tyson Langland Written by Tyson Langland about 8 months ago 24,675 reads 283 comments

  5. Fact or Fiction for San Francisco 49ers Quarterback Colin Kaepernick

    After Colin Kaepernick ’s magical run in 2012, pundits around the league started to proclaim that the San Francisco 49ers might sport the best quarterback in the NFL ...

    Tyson Langland Written by Tyson Langland about 8 months ago 27,383 reads 175 comments

  6. Seahawks vs. 49ers: Who Has the Edge at Every Position in Huge Rivalry?

    Since the beginning of 2011, the Seattle Seahawks and San Francisco 49ers have competed one of the most vitriolic rivalries in the NFL . Pete Carroll and Jim Harbaugh had to have both contests circled on their calendars before the season...

    Tyson Langland Written by Tyson Langland about 8 months ago 18,390 reads 176 comments

  7. Breaking Down What Makes the Seattle Seahawks Such a Dominant Force

    Ever since head coach Pete Carroll and general manager John Schneider took over in the Emerald City, the Seattle Seahawks have been lauded for their ability to draft the perfect players for their system while finding valuable gems in free agency...

    Tyson Langland Written by Tyson Langland about 8 months ago 14,736 reads 154 comments

  8. B/R Interview: Colin Kaepernick Dishes on 49ers Offense and Improvement Areas

    McDonald’s and Xbox teamed up with San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick to help promote its Xbox One holiday contest...

    Tyson Langland Written by Tyson Langland about 8 months ago 14,791 reads 88 comments

  9. Seahawks' Depth Proving to Be Ultimate Difference-Maker for Seattle

    By now, we all know how destructive of a team the Seattle Seahawks are. They not only have the best record in football, but they are the first team in the NFL to clinch a playoff berth in 2013...

    Tyson Langland Written by Tyson Langland about 8 months ago 21,293 reads 157 comments

  10. Even With Healthy Offense, 49ers Will Only Go as Far as Defense Can Carry Them

    Despite the San Francisco 49ers ' ineffectiveness on third down and in the red zone, head coach Jim Harbaugh’s plan of simplifying things on the offensive side of the ball has helped this team come a long way...

    Tyson Langland Written by Tyson Langland about 8 months ago 10,743 reads 32 comments

  11. Rodger Saffold's Difficult Journey Is Starting to Come Full Circle

    When the St. Louis Rams drafted offensive tackle Rodger Saffold in 2010, general manager Billy Devaney and head coach Steve Spanguolo believed he was one of the most skilled offensive linemen in the entire draft...

    Tyson Langland Written by Tyson Langland about 8 months ago 4,682 reads 13 comments

  12. Suspensions, Locker Room Drama Won't Derail Pete Carroll's Seahawks 

    When Pete Carroll was fired by the New England Patriots after a 27-21 tenure, he knew it was time to do some soul searching...

    Tyson Langland Written by Tyson Langland about 8 months ago 9,937 reads 45 comments

  13. How Bruce Arians Has Revived Carson Palmer's Career

    When Arizona Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians and general manager Steve Keim made the decision this past offseason to trade for quarterback Carson Palmer , there’s ...

    Tyson Langland Written by Tyson Langland about 8 months ago 4,125 reads 11 comments

  14. Colin Kaepernick Showing Signs of Life, but Still Lacks Consistency

    After back-to-back losses to the Carolina Panthers and New Orleans Saints , head coach Jim Harbaugh and the San Francisco 49ers traveled across the country on Monday Night Football and set the record straight...

    Tyson Langland Written by Tyson Langland about 8 months ago 3,494 reads 25 comments

  15. Arizona Cardinals Are Red-Hot, But How Far Can They Really Go?

    After a 4-4 start to the season, pundits were quick to write off head coach Bruce Arians and the Arizona Cardinals ...

    Tyson Langland Written by Tyson Langland about 8 months ago 7,440 reads 29 comments

  16. Tramaine Brock's Resilient Nature Proves That His Best Is Yet to Come

    When fourth-year cornerback Tramaine Brock signed with the San Francisco 49ers as an undrafted free agent in 2010, the organization handed him a check for $500...

    Tyson Langland Written by Tyson Langland about 8 months ago 1,976 reads 4 comments

  17. It's Time for Cardinals to Prove Whether They're a Contender or Pretender

    After a 1-2 start, with losses to the St. Louis Rams and New Orleans Saints , pundits from around the league believed the Arizona Cardinals were no better off than they were during the last couple of years under head coach Ken Whisenhunt...

    Tyson Langland Written by Tyson Langland about 8 months ago 3,055 reads 15 comments

  18. Fining Ahmad Brooks Shows NFL Still Doesn't Know How to Police the Game

    Week after week, the NFL is seemingly mocked by the general public for its officiating gaffes and the way it handles player fines. More often than not the fines are understandable under the context of league rules...

    Tyson Langland Written by Tyson Langland about 8 months ago 7,250 reads 68 comments

  19. How John Abraham Found the Fountain of Youth in Arizona

    After 13 long seasons in the NFL , few believed that pass-rushing extraordinaire John Abraham would return to the field for a 14th season after the Atlanta Falcons released him back in March...

    Tyson Langland Written by Tyson Langland about 8 months ago 1,774 reads 2 comments

  20. What Did We Learn from Percy Harvin's Return to Seahawks Lineup?

    Even though quarterback Russell Wilson and the rest of the Seattle Seahawks offense had to wait 10 weeks longer than they had originally expected for wide receiver Percy Harvin ’s 2013 debut, the All-Pro wideout didn’t disappoint...

    Tyson Langland Written by Tyson Langland about 8 months ago 21,667 reads 66 comments

  21. Percy Harvin, Seahawks Hit Bye at Perfect Time 

    As the NFL ’s first 10-win team, there’s no question the Seattle Seahawks have made it a point on a weekly basis to dominate the opposition by any means necessary...

    Tyson Langland Written by Tyson Langland about 8 months ago 9,327 reads 62 comments

  22. Mario Manningham Will Jump-Start the 49ers Offense Against the Saints

    After a dreadful outing offensively against the Carolina Panthers , offensive coordinator Greg Roman and the San Francisco 49ers will look to get back on track this Sunday at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome...

    Tyson Langland Written by Tyson Langland about 9 months ago 12,159 reads 35 comments

  23. Rob Housler Will Be the Arizona Cardinals Secret Weapon Down the Stretch

    After a subpar rookie campaign in 2011 and a mediocre sophomore season in 2012, third-year pass-catching tight end Rob Housler was hoping 2013 would be his year to shine in the desert...

    Tyson Langland Written by Tyson Langland about 9 months ago 4,235 reads 7 comments

  24. Why Return of Percy Harvin Makes Seahawks NFL's Scariest Team

    Ever since Week 13 of the 2012 season, there’s no question that the hottest team in the NFL has been the Seattle Seahawks . Over their last 15 regular-season games, head coach Pete Carroll and Co...

    Tyson Langland Written by Tyson Langland about 9 months ago 41,029 reads 151 comments

  25. How the Rams Can Build on Tavon Austin's Breakout Performance

    Heading into Week 10, pundits from around the league felt head coach Jeff Fisher and the St. Louis Rams might not win another game the entire season...

    Tyson Langland Written by Tyson Langland about 9 months ago 6,915 reads 8 comments