NFL Playoffs

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

PHILADELPHIA, PA - JANUARY 04: Lance Moore #16 of the New Orleans Saints celebrates with his teammates after scoring a 24 yard touchdown thrown by Drew Brees #9 in the third quarter against the Philadelphia Eagles during their NFC Wild Card Playoff game at Lincoln Financial Field on January 4, 2014 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Saints Healthy, Ready For Rematch In Seattle

The New Orleans Saints have lost a few players to injured reserve over the course of the season, but right now, they’re looking extremely healthy for those still on the active roster. With all 53 players at practice and some new methods implemented by coach Sean Payton, the Saints are as ready as they’ll ever be.

01/10/2014

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - JANUARY 04: Wide receiver Dwayne Bowe #82 of the Kansas City Chiefs scores a touchdown in the first quarter aginst the Indianapolis Colts during a Wild Card Playoff game at Lucas Oil Stadium on January 4, 2014 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Colts Looking Healthy For Trip To New England, But One Big Name Is In Question

Andrew Luck showed last week that he takes advantage of just about every single offensive weapon that he has at his disposal, and gets the most out of his players. If one of those key components is missing, the whole machine could come to a screeching halt.

01/10/2014

Philip Rivers.  (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Silverman: Road Warriors Could Unseat NFL’s Top Seeds

Teams playing in the wild-card round have reached or won the Super Bowl in seven of eight seasons.

670 The Score–01/09/2014

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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

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - DECEMBER 15: Marshawn Lynch #24 of the Seattle Seahawks carries the ball in the third quarter against the New York Giants at MetLife Stadium on December 15, 2013 in East Rutherford, New Jersey.The Seattle Seahawks defeated the New York Giants 23-0. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Keys To A Seattle Victory Over New Orleans

Seattle shouldn’t hope to follow the same route to as their previous victory over New Orleans if they want to advance to the NFC title game next week.

01/08/2014

SEATTLE - DECEMBER 29: Golden Tate #81 of the Seattle Seahawks celebrates with fans after a 27-9 defeat of the St. Louis Rams on December 29, 2013 at CenturyLink Field in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images)

Four Main Things The Saints Must Do To Win In Rematch With Seahawks

Six weeks ago, the New Orleans Saints suffered their worst loss of the season in a game where they were absolutely demolished by the Seattle Seahawks. Immediately afterward, head coach Sean Payton told his players to put the game behind them because they would get another shot. Payton was right as the Saints are meeting the Seahawks again, and there are four big things they need to do, in order to win.

01/08/2014

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

CINCINNATI, OH - JANUARY 05: Eddie Royal #11 of the San Diego Chargers flies thru the air during the NFL wild card playoffs game against the Cincinnati Bengals at Paul Brown Stadium on January 5, 2014 in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Bolts Look To Defy Odds Two Weekends In A Row

Being the sixth and final seed in the NFL playoffs usually means you’re a sizable underdog. When it comes to the San Diego Chargers, that holds true a second weekend straight.

01/08/2014

HOUSTON, TX - DECEMBER 22: Peyton Manning #18 of the Denver Broncos calls a play 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)

Odds Against Peyton Manning, Denver Broncos This Week

The Denver Broncos are arguably the best team in the NFL, but that doesn’t mean they’re going to win this week. In fact, many stats show Peyton Manning and his Broncos are more likely to lose than win, as the No. 1 seed against the No. 6 seeded San Diego Chargers.

01/08/2014

FOXBORO, MA - DECEMBER 8: Tom Brady #12 of the New England Patriots leads the team during a game with the Cleveland Browns at Gillette Stadium on December 8, 2013 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

Colts Have Three Big Keys To Taking Down The Patriots On The Road

The Indianapolis Colts are currently riding high after taking down the Kansas City Chiefs with the second-largest comeback in NFL playoff history. They’ve got to come back to earth though, and prepare for the New England Patriots on the road, and there are a few big things that need to be done for the win.

01/08/2014

CHARLOTTE, NC - DECEMBER 22: Cam Newton #1 of the Carolina Panthers during their game at Bank of America Stadium on December 22, 2013 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Panthers Severely Lacking In Playoff Experience As They Prepare For Niners

The Carolina Panthers have not been to the playoffs since 2008. The upcoming game against the San Francisco 49ers will mark just the fifth time in franchise history that the Panthers have been to the playoffs, and that means the team is severely lacking in playoff experience.

01/08/2014

Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman. (Steve Dykes/Getty Images)

Silverman: Top NFC Teams Make Strong Case For Defense

The NFL is perhaps the most unpredictable of all sports leagues, and that plays out on nearly an every-week basis.

670 The Score–01/07/2014

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

FOXBORO, MA - DECEMBER 29: Logan Mankins #70 of the New England Patriots leaves the field with an injury during a game with the Buffalo Bills at Gillette Stadium on December 29, 2013 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

Healthier Patriots Look Forward To Meeting Colts In AFC Playoffs

The New England Patriots still have some injury concerns, but a first-round playoff bye is allowing the team to do some healing.

01/06/2014

Running back Ronnie Brown  of the San Diego Chargers carries the ball against the Cincinnati Bengals.  (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Chargers Rally For 27-10 Win Over Bengals

San Diego took advantage of Andy Dalton’s three turnovers in the second half on Sunday, pulling away to a 27-10 victory that extended the Cincinnati Bengals’ streak of playoff misery to 23 years and counting.

01/05/2014

Quarterback Andrew Luck  of the Indianapolis Colts passes against the Kansas City Chiefs. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Luck Rallies Indy To 45-44 Playoff Win Over Chiefs

Andrew Luck threw four second-half touchdown passes and scored on a fumble recovery, leading the Indianapolis Colts from a four-TD deficit to an historic 45-44 comeback victory over the Kansas City Chiefs in a wild-card game Saturday.

01/04/2014

Frank Gore of the San Francisco 49ers (Credit:  Michael Regan)

Silverman: If Niners Can Survive Green Bay Freezefest, They Bring Home Lombardi Trophy

The San Francisco 49ers are going to get tested by the elements in Green Bay, perhaps more so than they will by the Packers.

670 The Score–01/04/2014

ST. LOUIS, MO - DECEMBER 15: Pierre Thomas #23 of the New Orleans Saints rushes against the St. Louis Rams in the second quarter at the Edward Jones Dome on December 15, 2013 in St. Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Michael Thomas/Getty Images)

Saints Looking Healthy, But One Big Name Mars The Short Injury Report

The New Orleans Saints are ready to head to Philadelphia, face the Eagles, battle the cold, and forget about their road woes. They are looking healthier than they have this entire season and have an injury list that is extremely short, but there is one big name that sits on it.

01/03/2014

Aaron Rodgers (credit: Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images

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

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