1. How San Francisco 49ers Match Up with Remaining Playoff Teams

    After routing the Green Bay Packers 45-31 on Saturday night, the San Francisco 49ers were being praised as the favorite to win Super Bowl XLVII by many pundits...

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  2. San Francisco 49ers Announce Themselves as Super Bowl Favorite

    Colin Kaepernick wasn't supposed to look that good in his first playoff game. The second-year quarterback rushed for 181 yards and two touchdowns, passed for 263 and two more scores ...

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  3. Packers vs. 49ers: 5 Under-the-Radar Storylines for NFC Divisional Round Matchup

    "Justin Smith's effectiveness will be the difference." " Aaron Rodgers won't lose to a quarterback making his first NFL playoff start." " Frank Gore will shred a porous run defense and get the last laugh...

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  4. San Francisco 49ers: What to Expect from Every Rookie in the Playoffs

    It's no secret that the San Francisco 49ers have not received much of a contribution from their 2012 rookie class. Entering the playoffs, San Francisco has three rookies who have the opportunity to break out and make up for their lack of production...

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  5. San Francisco 49ers Mock Draft: Full 7-Round Projections at Regular Season's End

    Another season of football comes with another set of offseason needs for an NFL franchise. The San Francisco 49ers are no exception. As contracts end and veterans age, the 49ers will look for an infusion of young talent in the 2013 draft...

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  6. Where the San Francisco 49ers Stand in the NFC Playoff Picture

    It's hard not to overreact to the San Francisco 49ers loss to the Seattle Seahawks . Colin Kaepernick looked more uncomfortable than he ever has as San Francisco's starting quarterback, but the bigger issue was the team's defense...

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  7. The 5 Best Highlights of the San Francisco 49ers' Season So Far

    It's been a wild year for the San Francisco 49ers (10-3-1) filled with prime-time drama, overtime chaos and quarterback controversy. So, when picking the five best highlights of the season, a few great plays were left off...

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  8. Analyzing Colin Kaepernick's Performance in His 4 Starts

    Since Alex Smith suffered a concussion against the St. Louis Rams on Nov. 11, Colin Kaepernick has gone from thought-to-be interim San Francisco 49ers starting quarterback to the No...

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  9. Breaking Down Every Potential Playoff Matchup for San Francisco 49ers

    With just three games left in the regular season, the San Francisco 49ers (9-3-1) are one win away from clinching a playoff berth...

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  10. 49ers Playoff Picture: What History Tells Us About San Francisco as Every Seed

    Entering Week 13, the San Francisco 49ers were legitimately in the race for NFC's No. 1 seed. But after losing to the St. Louis Rams 16-13 in overtime on Sunday, the 49ers are 2...

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  11. How San Francisco 49ers Fit into the NFL Playoff Picture After Week 12

    Week 12 was very kind to the San Francisco 49ers . First and foremost, the Red and Gold returned two Drew Brees interceptions for touchdowns en route to a 31-21 win over the New Orleans Saints ...

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  12. 49ers vs. Saints: 10 Keys to the Game for San Francisco

    After years of Alex Smith under center, the San Francisco 49ers (7-2-1) suddenly have a new look at quarterback. According to Jim Trotter of SI ...

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  13. Breaking Down Jim Harbaugh's Decision to Reportedly Start Colin Kaepernick

    The San Francisco 49ers quarterback dilemma has become a nationwide debate, and both sides have several legitimate points...

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  14. Playing Fact or Fiction on Alex Smith-Colin Kaepernick QB Controversy

    Should Colin Kaepernick or Alex Smith start at quarterback for the San Francisco 49ers against the New Orleans Saints on Sunday? I'm not even sure Jim Harbaugh knows the answer to that question as I write this on Tuesday evening...

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  15. Colin Kaepernick: Why 49ers QB's Running Ability Is a Double-Edged Sword

    In his first extended taste of NFL regular-season action, Colin Kaepernick wooed San Francisco 49ers fans with his dual-threat ability...

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  16. Projecting Odds for Every Playoff Seed for San Francisco 49ers

    The San Francisco 49ers may not be happy with their performance against the St. Louis Rams on Sunday, but a tie is undoubtedly better than a loss...

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  17. San Francisco 49ers: Breaking Down Road to the Playoffs

    At 6-2 and 1.5 games ahead in the NFC West, the San Francisco 49ers are in great position to march into the NFL playoffs. But one would be foolish to believe that a playoff spot is guaranteed...

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  18. The Good, Bad and Ugly of 49ers' First 8 Games of the Season

    With a two-game lead in the NFC West and the conference's best point differential, the San Francisco 49ers have experienced mostly good developments, so far, this season...

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  19. San Francisco 49ers Midseason Report Card for Every Positional Unit

    We're about halfway through the 2012 NFL season, which means it's time for teams to check their midterm grades. Overall, the San Francisco 49ers have to be pleased with their report cards after seven games...

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  20. San Francisco 49ers: Key Matchups and Prediction Against Seattle Seahawks

    The San Francisco 49ers dominated the NFC West a year ago, going 5-1 against the division. They will look to send a message to the Seattle Seahawks (4-2) and the rest of the division on Thursday night at Candlestick Park...

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  21. Realistic Moves San Francisco 49ers Could Make at Trade Deadline

    Even after getting blown out by the New York Giants , the San Francisco 49ers are in pretty good shape...

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  22. Alex Smith: Is San Francisco 49ers Signal-Caller a Top-15 QB in NFL Today?

    Alex Smith might be the most polarizing starting quarterback in the NFL . The San Francisco 49ers signal-caller is often cited as the sole reason why Jim Harbaugh's squad will not win a Super Bowl this year...

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  23. San Francisco 49ers Week 5: Stat Predictions for Key Players vs. Buffalo Bills

    After posting their most dominating victory of the season against the New York Jets , the San Francisco 49ers return home to face the Buffalo Bills , a team with a much more potent offense...

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  24. Colin Kaepernick: Should QB Have Bigger Role in San Francisco 49ers Offense?

    Sometimes, I feel like we all undervalue what Alex Smith means to the San Francisco 49ers . He's certainly not a top-five quarterback in the NFL , and he had a mediocre game in San Francisco's 34-0 victory against the New York Jets on Sunday...

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  25. San Francisco 49ers' Keys to Beating the New York Jets

    Two dominating wins against NFC playoff teams from a year ago, followed by a confounding loss to a big underdog...

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