Baffoe: I See Alonzo Spellman In Aldon SmithMaybe we should be quicker to help troubled 49ers pass rusher Aldon Smith than to criticize him.
Baffoe: I'm Rooting For DeSean JacksonThis guilt-by-association narrative surrounding DeSean Jackson is ridiculous.
Baffoe: Urlacher Has A Misguided Definition Of LoyaltyBrian Urlacher's indifference toward being honored by the Bears says a lot.
Bernstein: Nasty Seahawks Win By KnockoutSeattle's relentless, physical defense left Denver helpless.
Kaepernick, Strong Defense Help Establish 49ers Among NFL’s Best In 2013Although they made a deeper playoff push a year ago, the 2013 season for the 49ers was far from a letdown. The team continued to improve each week, and heading into the off season know that they have a quarterback and defense that is going to make them contenders for years to come.
49ers Want Payback In Rematch With Carolina PanthersUp 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.
Baffoe: RIP The Cutler Contract DebateTo now continue to rail against Cutler is howling at the moon, tilting at windmills, typing in metaphors.
Newton Needs Panthers Players To Step UpThe Carolina Panthers had to win the last game of the season to get the NFC South title and a first-round bye so it's not like it was a time they could rest their players. Steve Smith had to sit out with an injury, and there were not a lot of other options for Cam Newton to rely on, but there need to be.
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?
Baffoe: Let’s Mock People Blaming Jay CutlerJay Cutler could cure cancer and would still not win people over because of his lack of warmth and fuzziness.
Baffoe: Trestman May Be Forced To Gamble SundayBears fans have come to know their first-year coach is one who is willing to take risks.
Lions' Playoff Chances Hurt With Loss To Ravens Justin Tucker's career-long 61-yard field goal with 38 seconds left lifted the Baltimore Ravens to an 18-16 win over the Detroit Lions in a Monday night matchup with major playoff implications.
McCown Earns NFC Offensive Player Of The Week HonorsAt age 34, Josh McCown is playing the best football of his career.
Baffoe: Marc Trestman Is The Anti-CoachSuch candidness and volume of response is not supposed to happen from an NFL coach.
Bernstein: Bears Hit 'Reset Button' After Weather DelayJosh McCown credited the unseen hand of divine power.