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GLENDALE, AZ - DECEMBER 29: kicker Phil Dawson #9 of the San Francisco 49ers celebrates after kicking the game winning 40 yard field goal against the Arizona Cardinals during the final moments of the NFL game at the University of Phoenix Stadium on December 29, 2013 in Glendale, Arizona. The 49ers defeated the Cardinals 23-20. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

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

CINCINNATI, OH - DECEMBER 29: Jeromy Miles #36 of the Baltimore Ravens and Shawn Williams #40 of the Cincinnati Bengals tussle after a play during the 34-17 Bengals win at Paul Brown Stadium on December 29, 2013 in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

With Playoffs Looming, 2014 Opponents Set For Bengals

The Cincinnati Bengals had a great season and are looking forward to welcoming the San Diego Chargers into Paul Brown Stadium for the Wild Card round of the playoffs. Even with that game on the immediate horizon, the 2014 opponents for the Bengals have now been set.

12/31/2013

HOUSTON, TX - DECEMBER 22: Eric Decker #87 of the Denver Broncos catches a touchdown in the fourth quarter past Kareem Jackson #25 of the Houston Texans during the first half of the game against the Houston Texans at Reliant Stadium on December 22, 2013 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)

Around The NFL: Pro Bowl Rosters, Texans Secure First Pick, Peyton Questioned

The 2013 NFL regular season is coming to a close and there is a lot going on besides just the playoffs, and most of the news actually has to do with one of the worst teams in the league, the Houston Texans.

12/30/2013

SAN DIEGO, CA - AUGUST 29: Nnamdi Asomugha #24 of the San Francisco 49ers warms up before a preseason game against the San Diego Chargers at Qualcomm Stadium on August 29, 2013 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

Around the NFL: Retirements, Injuries, And Rugby

There is a lot going on in the NFL lately, and it includes two retirements of long-time players that have stepped away from the game very suddenly. Meanwhile, a playoff contender got a big scare this week and the Detroit Lions looked to a different sport for some speedy talent.

12/27/2013

DENVER, CO - DECEMBER 12: Peyton Manning #18 of the Denver Broncos looks to pass against the San Diego Chargers in the second quarter at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on December 12, 2013 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images)

Behind The Numbers Of Week 16 NFL Playoff Scenarios

There are only two weeks left in the current NFL season as the year has just about come to an end before we even knew it. Still, there is a lot to be decided as 18 teams are mathematically alive for a playoff spot so it’s going to get really interesting this week and next.

12/20/2013

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Sports Verdict: Who Will Win The NFC South? Saints Vs. Panthers

Both the New Orleans Saints and Carolina Panthers sit tied atop the NFC South at 10-4. One of them will emerge as the winner of the conference in two weeks. The question is, who will secure the division title?

12/19/2013

DETROIT, MI - DECEMBER 16: Quarterback Joe Flacco #5 of the Baltimore Ravens warms up prior to the game against the Detroit Lions at Ford Field on December 16, 2013 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)

Around The NFL: Movements And Injuries

With injuries piling up and players not performing up to par, there are a number of teams making moves and rotating big names so that all roster spots can be taken full advantage of as the playoffs approach.

12/18/2013

LANDOVER, MD - DECEMBER 01: Head coach Tom Coughlin of the New York Giants shakes hands with head coach Mike Shanahan of the Washington Redskins after the Giants defeated the Redskins 24-17 during an NFL game at FedExField on December 1, 2013 in Landover, Maryland. (Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)

Around The NFL: Coaches Are The Talk Of The League

Coaches are the talk of the town – and the league – as the 2013 NFL regular season begins to wind down. There is a lot of discussion as to who will be back next season, who won’t be back, and what kind of decisions are being made as a possible playoff run waits in the wings.

12/17/2013

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - DECEMBER 08: Michael Crabtree #15 of the San Francisco 49ers catches a seventeen yard pass over Bryon Maxwell #41 of the Seattle Seahawks during the first quarter at Candlestick Park on December 8, 2013 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

NFL Playoff Picture Heading Into Week 15 Of The Regular Season

The 2013/2014 NFL playoffs are shaping up, but with only three weeks left to go in the regular season, there are still lots of questions to be answered. With that being said, it is time to look at the different scenarios and how the playoff picture is shaping up.

12/13/2013

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - OCTOBER 06: Erik Walden #93 of the Indianapolis Colts enters the arena before a game agains the Seattle Seahawks at Lucas Oil Stadium on October 6, 2013 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Jonathan Moore/Getty Images)

Around The NFL: 49er Fuming, Colt To Be Banned, Redskin Cursed Out By Ump

There is a lot of anger going around in the NFL lately, and some of it is quite justified. Some of it, on the other hand, is just incredibly strange and uncalled for.

11/20/2013

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