1. 49ers vs. Patriots: 5 Key Defensive Matchups for San Francisco

    No. 2 NFL ranking or not, the San Francisco 49ers defense has the unenviable task of matching up with the New England Patriots ’ unrivaled offense in Week 14. New England has earned its league-leading standing by racking up 425...

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  2. San Francisco 49ers: 5 Questions Team Still Must Answer in the Playoffs

    For as good as their 9-3-1 record would suggest otherwise, the San Francisco 49ers are a playoff team filled with question marks. Not earth-shattering questions, but legitimate ones nonetheless...

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  3. San Francisco 49ers: Beating Miami's Strengths Key to Reclaiming Dominant Status

    The San Francisco 49ers will reclaim their rightful Super Bowl-contending status against the Miami Dolphins in one way, and one way only: Be the biggest bully on the block...

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  4. San Francisco 49ers: Breaking Down the Team's Pro Bowl Candidates

    For the San Francisco 49ers , the 2012 Pro Bowl by no means occupies their collective focus—it’s really all about the playoffs at this point in the season...

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  5. Browns vs. Raiders: Final Report Card, Player Grades for Oakland

    The Week 13 matchup between the Cleveland Browns and Oakland Raiders is officially in the books. Each team had its eyes set on a fourth win of the season, but only the Browns managed in 20-17 fashion...

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  6. 49ers vs. Rams: 10 Keys to the Game for San Francisco

    Key No. 1 for the San Francisco 49ers : Avoid tying the St. Louis Rams for the second time this season...

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  7. NaVorro Bowman Signing Guarantees 49ers Will Have NFL's Best LB Unit for Years

    Chalk it up however you like, but the San Francisco 49ers ’ signing of NaVorro Bowman solidifies their starting linebacker unit as the best in the NFL . And that brings a guarantee through 2015—at the very least...

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  8. A.J. Jenkins: Projecting 49ers Rookie's Role After Kyle Williams' Injury

    When the San Francisco 49ers selected A.J. Jenkins with the 30th overall pick, a dichotomy of predictable expectation and virulent skepticism surrounded the first-round draftee...

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  9. 49ers vs. Saints: San Francisco's Defense Deserves the Spotlight

    The San Francisco 49ers can credit the men up front, middle and back for this notch in the win column. In 31-21 fashion, Jim Harbaugh’s road warriors outmuscled the New Orleans Saints for the 49ers’ eighth win of the season...

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  10. Bears vs. 49ers: Breaking Down Which NFC Powerhouse Has Most Dominant Defense

    Make no mistake: The heart and soul of the San Francisco 49ers and Chicago Bears are dominant defenses...

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  11. Saints vs. Raiders: Final Report Card, Player Grades for Oakland

    The Week 11 matchup between the New Orleans Saints and Oakland Raiders ended in relative disaster for the home team. Oakland lost 38-17 in dominating fashion at the hands of Drew Brees and a surging Saints club...

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  12. San Francisco 49ers: Breaking Down Randy Moss' Resurgence in 2012

    The NFL world uttered a collective, “ Huh ” when Randy Moss signed with the San Francisco 49ers back on March 12...

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  13. Rams vs. 49ers: The Wacky World of Fake Punts, Danny Amendola & a Tie Game

    Call it Operation Mind Blow: The game between the Rams and 49ers ended in a tie. And no, this isn ’t a recap of a little league soccer matchup...

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  14. Raiders vs. Ravens: Final Report Card, Player Grades for Oakland

    The Oakland Raiders suffered an embarrassing defeat they'd soon like to forget. The Baltimore Ravens dismantled the Raiders 55-10 at M&T Bank Stadium on Sunday...

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  15. San Francisco 49ers: Odds on Home-Field Advantage & Other Playoff Seeds

    First place in the NFC West (6-2), No. 3 in the NFC and No. 4 in the NFL —these are the current playoff-relevant standings for the San Francisco 49ers heading into the second half...

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  16. San Francisco 49ers: Player Power Rankings at Midseason

    The San Francisco 49ers rank somewhere within the top five in most NFL team power rankings at the midseason point...

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  17. 49ers vs. Cardinals: Michael Crabtree and a Coming out Party of 3

    So much for one of those closely fought divisional matchups. Michael Crabtree and the 49ers traveled into the territory of the one-time division-leading Arizona Cardinals and scoffed at the notion of competitive balance...

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  18. Detroit Lions: 5 Ways Team Can Get Back to Its Winning Ways

    A day after their baseball brethren suffered a heartbreaking defeat in the World Series, the Detroit Lions awake wondering where their winning ways have gone as well...

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  19. NBA Rumors: Should Denver Nuggets Give Ty Lawson 4 Years and $45 Million?

    At 5’11’’, Denver Nuggets ’ point guard Ty Lawson is small of stature. The same cannot be said about his wallet...

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  20. World Series 2012: Why Barry Zito Will Outperform Justin Verlander in Game 1

    So who ya got in Game 1 of the 2012 World Series : Barry Zito or Justin Verlander? A soft-tossing southpaw or a 100 MPH-throwing righty on the world’s biggest stage? ...

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  21. Los Angeles Dodgers: 5 Reasons the Team Shouldn't Spend Big in Free Agency

    The Los Angeles Dodgers have already spent big in 2012, having made the most significant splash in the MLB trade world back in late August...

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  22. San Francisco 49ers: Moves Team Should Make and Avoid Before Trade Deadline

    Trade deadline moves for first-place teams like the San Francisco 49ers aren’t always readily apparent...

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  23. San Francisco 49ers: Alex Smith's Woes Continue in Week 7

    There was a time when the 49ers - Seahawks rivalry didn’t mean much. Well, it definitely means something now, and the road team felt something it wouldn’t have otherwise desired...

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  24. Chicago Cubs: Thoughts on Potential Offseason Moves

    The Chicago Cubs have been accustomed to losing seasons over the past few years. But 101 losses is another thing entirely. No team ever takes those campaigns in stride—even franchises with a 108-year World Series drought weighing on them...

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  25. Tim Tebow: Why He Needs to Be Jets' Secret Weapon Against the Patriots

    Tim Tebow —yes, Tim Tebow—could be just what the doctor ordered for the underdog New York Jets in Week 7. The New England Patriots arrive on the schedule for a Sunday afternoon divisional matchup...

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