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49ers advance, divisional round matchups are set

Post by Todd Dybas / The News Tribune on Jan. 5, 2014 at 4:46 pm with 40 Comments »
January 5, 2014 4:47 pm

San Francisco’s Phil Dawson kicked a 33-yard field goal as time expired for a 23-20 49ers win in frigid Green Bay to finish off next weekend’s pairings.

Saturday, Jan. 11

No. 6 New Orleans Saints at No. 1 Seattle Seahawks, 1:35 p.m. on FOX

No. 4 Indianapolis Colts at No. 2 New England Patriots, 5:15 p.m. on CBS

Sunday, Jan. 12

No. 5 San Francisco at No. 2 Carolina Panthers, 10:05 a.m.  on FOX

No. 6 San Diego Chargers at No. 1 Denver Broncos, 1:40 p.m. on CBS



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  1. mocarob says:

    SF a 10am game?? Kool..

  2. GeorgiaHawk says:
  3. pabuwal says:

    What I don’t like is the 49ers ability to make the big defensive stop and for their QB to make the clutch plays at the end of the game. They are literally winning these games by inches.

    The playoffs are all about which defense makes the clutch stop and which QB makes the clutch plays.

  4. MikeFromNewJersey says:

    Hey Pabs, let’s stopping worrying about the 9ers. Everybody should be worrying about us.

  5. Did anyone see how close GB was to blocking that last kick? Went RIGHT through the defenders arms!!!


    I don’t know if that’s old to you guys or not, but my love for Carroll and crew just got a whole lot more strong.

  7. DreadHawks says:

    It amazes me how the Packers continue to make Kaepernick look good.

  8. SandpointHawk says:

    Thanks RADEoN for the link, puts the games in perspective doesn’t it…

  9. NO’s ROLB Parys Haralson (torn pectoral) maybe. Will Herring is their backup LILB to David Hawthorne came in to replace him during the game.
    SS Isa Abdul-Quddus (3rd string), DL Keyunta Dawson (2nd string RDE & LOLB),
    WR Nick Toon (3rd string), RB Pierre Thomas (1st/2nd string had been listed as probable), QB Ryan W. Griffin (3rd string), CB Terrence Frederick (?), and DL Tyrunn Walker (2nd string NT) were inactive vs PHI.

  10. Some good games next weekend.

    Go Seahawks!

  11. It’s not just the Packers making Kaep look good – every time the Niners needed a play, really needed it – he made one. Sometimes w/his arm, more often with his feet. Can’t believe they didn’t spy him on every throwing down. But you have to give him credit too. That was a road game in bad conditions, and they don’t win it without his 98 yds rushing. That’s why the Niners are our biggest obstacle. They can do more on offense than the other NFC contenders that we might face.

    So glad to have the bye for once. Fun as this weekend was, I’m all about pragmatism, less games to win, less chances for injury, shortest path to the goal that is right there w/in our reach.

  12. Southendzone says:

    I’ll take that ref crew from teh SF game at ANY of our games. You can say there were probably 6 holding/DPI calls that weren’t called but that is the best way for these games to be called.

    Once the games start getting into ticky tack BS calls its a nightmare.

  13. Screensmoke says:

    Our biggest obstacle is saints- could care less about crisco this week

  14. This is what I’d like to see:

    Saints 21
    Seahawks 28

    49ers 5
    Panthers 4

    Colts 35
    Patriots 34

    Chargers 10
    Broncos 31

    Colts 28
    Broncos 29

    49ers 0
    Seahawks 49

    Broncos 30
    Seahawks 38

  15. All right, I’m officially nervous about the Saints this Saturday. 1) They’re not going to get any worse than they were six weeks ago. 2) They have a lot to prove. 3) They’re not a bad team.

    I know the Hawks CAN beat them and SHOULD beat them, but WILL they? I’m not a predicter like a lot of people here (which is just fine,) so I’m gonna be nervous all week until the game is, knock on wood, in the W column.

  16. mocarob says:

    I’m not worrying, If they can’t play to their potential and beat the Saints… They’re not who we think they are.. This is what they’ve been preparing for since ATL last year..

  17. pabuwal says:

    I actually think the Seahawks will cover the spread this week. The Saints and Eagles are both .500 teams in disguise.

    But the following game is worrisome unless the passing game finds its footing.

  18. Putting percy in the lineup would really add a wrinkle that the saints didn’t see last time. I’m hoping seattle can hammer them again, but am definitely nervous.

  19. Dukeshire says:

    ESPN’s football ignorance is stunning. To the point where Trey Wingo just asked Cameron Jordan what effect the noise has on you…? “Uh… When I’m in the field, they have the ball. It’s completely silent…” ESPN is absolutely retarded.

  20. Dukeshire says:

    What pabuwal said… +1

  21. Dukeshire says:

    Anyone who took the opposite of yankster’s predictions had a lucrative weekend.

  22. If the NFL had no idea that Marshawn wasn’t talking to the media and just found out about it, who tipped them off? A local reporter?

  23. Hammajamma says:

    Duke, with the exception of perhaps Tom Jackson, everyone on ESPN is unwatchable. Merle Hodge is especially excruciating.

  24. I think we should win by 10. I’m just worried that Georgetown is going to play Villanova. That’s the only way I see us losing to the Saints (we play down, they play lights out… it could happen and that’s why I’m scared). The best team doesn’t always win. No way the Chargers are as good as the Bengals, IMO, but look what happened (in Cincy no less). I think the overconfident thing was etched into my memory when I expected the Hawks to pound the Cards and we lost. I don’t like it.

  25. raymaines says:

    A lot of you guys are really sick. This is THE weekend and week for nothing but unbridled optimism and enthusiasm, but some you guys are wringing your hands and worrying about things you have no control over. None of us are actually Seahawks, so relax and enjoy the good times. Wear your lime green wig to work and enjoy the party.

    You know very well PC will have this very deep, talented and rested squad fired up for a home game against a team they beat the crap out of six weeks ago and has since suffered injuries and are exhausted after playing a road game in miserable conditions.

    Seattle’s assistant coaches are simply better than NO’s coaches and there is no way on earth the Saints are going to have a better game plan than the Seahawks. Seattle’s offense is better than NO’s defense and the Saints offense won’t do much if any better than the NYG did against Seattle’s defense.

    Take off your worry hats and relax. Enjoy the build up to one of the best games in Seahawk history. We can get all lathered up next week about the Panthers, but this week is party time.

  26. montanamike2 says:

    I like that the Saints have to come here to play and SF has to fly across the country. I think Carolina plays them a lot tougher at home then a beat up GB squad.

  27. MikeFromNewJersey says:

    Can’t wait for Saturday. I think i’m going to have a Seahawk party.

  28. tealskin says:

    Much better to be worried than overconfidant. We all know that any team is capable of winning a playoff game. So many variables throughout a match. For instance if Hyde had intercepted that tipped pass on 49’ers last drive, would have probably been totally different result. Or if the CB contains Kaep instead of blowing right by him on the run for first down. If the Hawks bring their “A” game, or even something close, they should be ok. This is what we’ve been waiting for and man it’s exciting. Next five days are going to be excrutiating.

  29. montanamike2 says:

    Or if Jamal Charles didn’t get a concussion on the very first play…

  30. Or if the Bengals hadn’t fumbled near the end zone against the Chargers in the first half.

    In any of those situations, the Chiefs, Eagles, Packers, and Bengals could easily – EASILY – be advancing to this next weekend.

    The margin of victory is so close that it’s scary.

  31. bsinnitt says:

    No reason for hand wringing other than the any given playoff game cliche. The Hawks got the best match up on paper and the panthers and 9ers will beat the stuffing out of each other with the winner headed to Seattle for a NFC champ beat down. Every time this core of players has played a prime time game at home they’ve dump trucked their opponent. Best D in team history. Bout time a Lombardi trophy graces the VMAC.

  32. bsinnitt says:

    I thought a pivotal play of the last Saints matchup was when Irvin blasted Graham from behind. Seemed like his confidence was shaken after that shot. If Kam and Bruce can lay a few shots on Jimmy early, the rest of our match ups look good.

  33. Damn niners. Still tough to beat. Especially in a bad weather game.

    Here’s hoping the Panthers open up a big ol’ can of whupass on the niners next week.

  34. Didn’t the Saints pretty much just win their first road playoff game? Otherwise hasn’t NO pretty much become a team that wins at home and loses on the road? This season NO’s offense ranked 1st at home and 16th on the road, and their defense ranked 7th at home and 21st on the road. (In the ’09-’10 season, when they won SB XLIV, their offense ranked 2nd at home and 4th on the road, while their defense ranked 10th at home and 22nd on the road. Payton pulled out all stops to win that SB, (and may well be primed to do the same this next Saturday). In their ’10-’11 season a kinda strange stat-thing happened. Their offense dropped to 16th at home and 6th on the road, while their defense ranked 23rd at home and 6th on the road. That was when we beat them at the Clink (they were down to Julius Jones as their RB). It was also true that NO’s offense and defense were better on the road than at home in ’06 & ’07.)

    This reminds me a lot of last years playoffs. PHI, with Foles came outta nowhere, looking a lot like last year’s Redskins did with RG3. NO went into PHI and beat them (even though Foles didn’t have an injured leg), kinda like SEA took care of DC last year. NO is now going to SEA, (just like last year SEA went to ATL?)

  35. bsinnitt says:

    Bit of a stretch KLM but it is a repeat of the NFC West vs the NFC South in the playoffs again.

  36. banosser says:

    If Keenan Lewis can’t go the Hawks supposed passing game woes will be cured this weekend..

    I am very confident the Hawks will defeat the Saints in front of the 12s… I don’t think it will be 34-7 but I expect either Carolina or SF to be flying to Seattle the following weekend.. that will be one heck of a week and NFCCG

  37. The_12TH_Hawk says:

    I am rooting for the NFC West this weekend, even though a Facebook friend just referred to Kaepernick as CK7. I almost lost my mind and deleted him. Anyhow, the team has the right mindset. Very little Twitter chatter from the players, which leads me to believe they either had homework or went to the VMAC for some gym/film time. Seahawks are still not getting much credit from the media, I hear more about the 12th Man then the team itself. I have the gut feeling they are focused, hungry to not just win but dominate on defense and smash them on offense. I think they naturally play harder this week after knowing the Miners will most likely be coming up here the following week. They would love to have it play out that way more then any other way. Unfortunately, I will have to leave on deployment right after the NFC Championship game.

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