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Keidel: Divisional Round Picks – San Diego Chargers Super Bowl-Bound?

My hands may be white from all the chalk I pick, you know there will be one supreme surprise this week. But where? Since we went 3-1 last week – losing with the wretched Bengals, like everyone else – let’s try our hand at the most heavenly weekend of a most horrible winter.

01/10/2014

ATLANTA, GA - DECEMBER 29: Greg Olsen #88 of the Carolina Panthers celebrates after making a catch for a touchdown against the Atlanta Falcons at the Georgia Dome on December 29, 2013 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Scott Cunningham/Getty Images)

Extra Week Of Rest Allows Panthers To Be Very Healthy For 49ers

The Carolina Panthers were thrilled to get the first-round bye in the NFL playoffs because it meant one less game between them and the Super Bowl. They were also very grateful for it because it allowed a number of players to fully heal up.

01/10/2014

TAMPA, FL - DECEMBER 15: Cornerback Carlos Rogers #22 of the San Francisco 49ers defends against a pass to wide receiver Vincent Jackson #83 of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers December15, 2013 at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)

Injuries To Carlos Rogers And Steve Smith Should Not Drastically Effect 49ers Or Panthers

The only two notable names that could miss this Sunday’s game between the 49ers and Panthers are Steve Smith and Carlos Rogers. While it’s unlikely that Smith will sit, it would not be a surprise to see Rogers not dressed. Regardless of what happens, both teams will be fine, and shouldn’t have to make any major adjustments.

01/10/2014

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Sports Verdict: Which Road Team Wins In Divisional Playoffs? Colts Vs. 49ers

With the divisional round of the playoffs this Sunday, fans will see their share of hotly contested battles and heart-stopping games resolved just as time expires. Which team is most likely to pull out a tough win on the road?

01/09/2014

CHARLOTTE, NC - SEPTEMBER 22: Head coach Ron Rivera walks onto the field against the New York Giants during their game at Bank of America Stadium on September 22, 2013 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Ron Rivera Has It Wrong: Pressure Is On Panthers, Not 49ers

When Panthers Coach Ron Rivera said that he felt the team under the most pressure this week will be San Francisco he was dead wrong. Not only is his team the one that HAS to win this game, if he really believes that the Panthers are playing with house money he is setting his team up for failure.

01/08/2014

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - NOVEMBER 10: Frank Gore #21 of the San Francisco 49ers in action against the Carolina Panthers at Candlestick Park on November 10, 2013 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

49ers Want Payback In Rematch With Carolina Panthers

Up next for the 49ers are the Carolina Panthers. Although the Panthers came to Candlestick earlier this season and beat San Francisco, the 49ers are the better team and have a very good shot at winning their second straight road playoff game.

01/07/2014

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - NOVEMBER 10: Colin Kaepernick #7 of the San Francisco 49ers is pressured by Thomas Davis #58 and Luke Kuechly #59 of the Carolina Panthers at Candlestick Park on November 10, 2013 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

49ers Don’t Want Revenge On Panthers, They Just Want To Win

The San Francisco 49ers are preparing to face off with the Carolina Panthers for the second time this season, but there is a lot more on the line this time.

01/07/2014

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Keidel: From Foles To The Frozen Tundra – Wild Card Weekend

Every game this weekend has fascinating plots, from Cincinnati trying to break their playoff futility to the Frozen Tundra earning its sobriquet with a 30-below wind chill expected Sunday.

01/03/2014

GREEN BAY, WI - NOVEMBER 24: Clay Matthews #52 of the Green Bay Packers rushes against the Minnesota Vikings at Lambeau Field on November 24, 2013 in Green Bay, Wisconsin. The Vikings and the Packers tied 26-26 after overtime.(Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Clay Matthews Out, Carlos Rogers Question Mark For 49ers And Packers Playoff Showdown

The fact that both teams could be without a key defensive player this Sunday when the 49ers and Packers play is not good. While Green Bay already knows their fate, San Francisco is hoping and waiting that they will not be without Carlos Rogers.

01/03/2014

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Which Team Is The Best Opponent for Seattle?

Seattle has already faced, and beaten, both the Saints and 49ers this season but not the Packers. Does the unknown help or hurt a team in the Playoffs?

12/31/2013

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49ers Lean On Experience In NFC Playoffs

Last year, the 49ers made an improbable run to the Super Bowl, before falling one play short of reaching the ultimate team goal. They lost to the Baltimore Ravens, a more experienced team that rode momentum all the way to a Championship. This year it’s San Francisco who fits this description and unlike last year, the Niners have everything in place to get past the rest of the NFC.

12/31/2013

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - SEPTEMBER 08: Randall Cobb #18 of the Green Bay Packers stretches across the goal line for a touchdown while being pulled down by Carlos Rogers #22 of the San Francisco 49ers in the first quarter at Candlestick Park on September 8, 2013 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

49ers, Packers Renew Rivalry In Opening Round Of Playoffs

Two of the NFL’s most decorated franchises will meet this Sunday when the Packers and 49ers meet in a NFC Wild Card matchup. The winner will move on in the playoffs, while the loser will face a disappointing end to a season that started with much higher aspirations.

12/31/2013

BALTIMORE, MD - NOVEMBER 28: Justin Tucker #9 of the Baltimore Ravens celebrates with Sam Koch #4 after kicking a field goal in the second quarter of an NFL game against the Pittsburgh Steelers at M&T Bank Stadium on November 28, 2013 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

Minnesota Vikings Begin The Final Quarter Of The Season With a Trip To Baltimore

NFL teams talk about the season being in four quarters. The league begins that final quarter this week. The Minnesota Vikings travel to M&T Bank Stadium to take on the Baltimore Ravens Sunday in their Week 13 game. The Ravens are led on offense by quarterback Joe Flacco, but wide receiver Torrey Smith is the player to watch. The defense is led by veteran nose tackle Haloti Ngata.

12/03/2013

ATLANTA, GA - NOVEMBER 10: Marshawn Lynch #24 of the Seattle Seahawks stiff arms William Moore #25 of the Atlanta Falcons at Georgia Dome on November 10, 2013 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Vikings Prepare For Second Straight Trip To Thunderous CenturyLink Field

The Minnesota Vikings travel to CenturyLink Field to take on the Seattle Seahawks for the second consecutive season. The Seahawks have an 9-1 record and are poised to make a Super Bowl run. They are expecting to have wide receiver Percy Harvin for the first time this season.

11/12/2013

LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 29: Minnesota fans cheer on their team during the NFL International Series game between Pittsburgh Steelers and Minnesota Vikings at Wembley Stadium on September 29, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Jamie McDonald/Getty Images)

Minnesota Vikings Move Closer To New Stadium

The Minnesota Vikings and the Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority completed a portion of the terms that could lead to the team’s new stadium. The most important part of the two documents for fans is the Stadium Builder’s License. There has been strong opposition to the use of them, but they have become a part of professional sports.

10/07/2013

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