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UPDATED: Sun., Jan. 19, 2020

Raheem Mostert lifts 49ers into Super Bowl with 37-20 win over Packers

Raheem Mostert rushed for 220 yards and four touchdowns to make quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo mostly a spectator, Nick Bosa harassed Aaron Rodgers from the start and the 49ers beat the …


UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 18, 2020

NFC Championship preview: 49ers, Packers look to go from losing seasons to Super Bowl

The San Francisco 49ers are one win away from accomplishing a turnaround that’s been done only once in the Super Bowl era.


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 17, 2020

Prolific 49ers TE George Kittle takes great joy in run blocking

George Kittle is the most prolific tight end in NFL history over his first three seasons with the San Francisco 49ers


UPDATED: Sun., Jan. 20, 2019

Greg Zuerlein’s 57-yard field goal sends Los Angeles Rams to Super Bowl LIII

Greg Zuerlein kicked a 57-yard field goal in overtime to send the Los Angeles Rams to the Super Bowl with a 26-23 victory over the New Orleans Saints in the …


UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 19, 2019

NFC Championship preview: Saints-Rams a clash of like-minded coaches

New Orleans’ Sean Payton and Los Angeles’ Sean McVay design and call plays for two of the NFL’s top offenses.


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 17, 2019

By the numbers: 20 stats to know ahead of the NFL’s conference championship games

The NFL’s top four offenses meet Sunday in what seems like the inevitable conclusion to a star-studded, scoring-fueled 2018 season.


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 16, 2019

NFC Championship preview: Rams and Saints predicted they’d see other again

After suffering an early-November loss to the New Orleans Saints, several Los Angeles Rams players said they were relieved that the pressure to complete a perfect season was over.


Defense wins championships, or at least the NFC title

Two of the league’s elite defenses go at it Sunday when the Philadelphia Eagles (14-3) host the Minnesota Vikings (14-3) in the conference title game. “They have a great defense, …


Super Falcons: Atlanta routs Packers 44-21 for NFC title

With another MVP-worthy performance and plenty of help from Julio Jones, Matt Ryan guided the Atlanta Falcons to a 44-21 rout of the Green Bay Packers for the NFC championship …


Young Falcons defense shuts out Packers in first half

After a week of big projections about the high-scoring offenses in the NFC championship game, the big surprise came from Atlanta’s defense.


UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 21, 2017

NFC championship: Falcons look to rewrite history vs Packers

In 51 seasons, the Atlanta Falcons have played in only one Super Bowl and never won a championship. For much of their existence, the Falcons were burdened with cartoonish ownership, …


Falcons can prove they belong amongst elite company

If you’re wondering what the Falcons are doing in the NFL’s version of the Final Four with the Patriots, Steelers and Packers, you aren’t alone.


Newton leads Carolina Panthers to Super Bowl

Superman is bringing his cape and his pen to Super Bowl 50. He’s leaving behind his camera.


Plenty of intrigue in Cardinals-Panthers in NFC title game

The teams with the two best records in the NFL go at it in the NFC championship game Sunday night.


NFC championship game features two of NFL’s best cornerbacks

Cornerbacks might have the toughest job in the NFL.


Packers vs. Seahawks: Key matchups in NFC title game

When Packers have the ball Pretty simple, really: balance. With a healthy QB Aaron Rodgers and RB Eddie Lacy, that usually is not a problem for the Packers. But Rodgers …


Seahawks consider NFC Championship just another step

SEATTLE – This is when you would think Seattle’s “every week is a championship opportunity” mantra might be tested most. As tough as losing the Super Bowl is, some have …


Packers vs. Seahawks: Key matchups in NFC title game

Matchups for the NFC championship game Sunday between the Green Bay Packers and Seattle Seahawks at CenturyLink Field:


Seattle and Green Bay meet for NFC championship

SEATTLE — Eventually, the paths of Green Bay and Seattle were going to cross again. After they opened the 2014 NFL season in early September, it seemed inevitable that Aaron …


Wisconsin radio station bans Seattle bands until after game

A Milwaukee radio station is saying “no to Seattle” until after the Packers-Seahawks NFC Championship Game on Sunday. For now, WLWK-FM said it is banning all Seattle artists from its …


In different ways, LBs Bobby Wagner, Clay Matthews make marks

RENTON, Wash. — If it seems as if Clay Matthews is omnipresent off the field, well, yeah. No NFL linebacker has a higher profile than the Green Bay star, thanks …


Seahawks among the best at not giving the ball away

Pete Carroll talks about it constantly, almost to the point of exasperation, about how protecting the ball is the most important thing in the Seattle Seahawks program.


Power outage cuts into Seahawks broadcast in Spokane area

Football fans can blame an ice-covered tree for knocking the NFC Championship game off the air for several minutes Sunday just as the Seattle Seahawks were rallying for the win. …


Blanchette: A second half well worth seeing

Sure, you got “Heidi-ed” out of seeing that ballsy fourth-down touchdown pass. While you cussed at the black TV screen and strafed the station’s switchboard, your Seattle Seahawks were well …


UPDATED: Sun., Jan. 19, 2014

Seahawks rally past 49ers for Super Bowl berth

The Seattle Seahawks are bringing their game-changing defense — and the 12th Man — to the Big Apple for the Super Bowl.


Hawks took a flier on Bowie, and glad they did

RENTON, Wash. – The story of how rookie Michael Bowie came to start at left guard for Seattle against the Saints last Saturday is not only one of personal redemption …


Seahawks’ Doug Baldwin in boulder territory

RENTON, Wash. – Slipping into the front row before his news conference Thursday, Doug Baldwin took a seat between two writers. To his right was a reporter from USA Today …


Seahawks’ Baldwin has boulder on his shoulder

Like many athletes, the Seahawks’ Doug Baldwin is motivated by slights real and perceived. “I don’t have a chip on my shoulder, I have a boulder,” Baldwin said.


The Rail: Harvin still not cleared for Seahawks, M’s add Buck, Sounders draft

NFL: Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Percy Harvin is still going through concussion testing and has not been cleared for Sunday’s NFC championship game. Seattle coach Pete Carroll said Harvin didn’t …


49ers must find ways to deal with Seattle’s noise

SANTA CLARA, Calif. – Jim Harbaugh will turn to lip reading, motioning and even sign language if he has to in order to communicate with Colin Kaepernick to keep things …