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San Francisco 49ers vs. New England Patriots Preview and Prediction

Two of the NFL’s best meet as the 49ers try to end the Patriots’ seven-game winning streak
<p> San Francisco 49ers vs. New England Patriots Preview and Prediction</p>

The San Francisco 49ers and New England Patriots face off tonight at 8:20 p.m. ET on NBC in what could potentially be a preview of Super Bowl XLVII. The 49ers (9-3-1) are trying to hold Seattle off for the top spot in the NFC West, while the Patriots (10-3) could potentially knock Houston from the top of the standings in the AFC. This also is a matchup of one of the league’s top defenses in San Francisco trying to slow down a New England offense that’s been lighting up the scoreboard most of the season.

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AFC, NFC Championship Game Previews

A look at the AFC and NFC Championship Games, with the picks of Athlon Sports' editors.
<p> A preview of the Baltimore Ravens at New England Patriots in the AFC Championship Game and the New York Giants at San Francisco 49ers in the NFC Championship Game, plus the consensus picks of Athlon Sports' editors.</p>

A quick preview of both the AFC and NFC Championship Games, along with the consensus picks of Athlon Sports editors Mitchell Light, Rob Doster, Nathan Rush, Patrick Snow and Steven Lassan:

Ravens (13-4) at Patriots (14-3)
Sunday, Jan. 22, 3:00 pm ET, CBS

San Francisco 49ers Shine Despite Power Outages at Candlestick Park

The Pittsburgh Steelers were scared of the dark as the lights went out twice at Candlestick Park last night.
<p> The Pittsburgh Steelers were scared of the dark as the lights went out twice at Candlestick Park last night.</p>

Which game would you rather see televised?  The Seattle Seahawks hosting the St. Louis Rams or the Pittsburgh Steelers visiting the San Francisco 49ers?  Let me guess…

In a battle of 10-3 teams, Monday Night Football regained the drama it lacked in previous weeks.  Finally, we were going to see a game that mattered; at least we hoped.

Braylon Edwards Manages to Make 49ers Offense Worse

The San Francisco receiver is out for three weeks following knee surgery
<p> The San Francisco receiver is out for three weeks following knee surgery</p>

Just when you thought it was safe to go back to Candlestick Park, the San Francisco 49ers offense actually found a way to get worse.

Rivaling only the Chiefs as one of the most lackluster offenses this year (OK, and maybe the Colts), their newly-acquired wide receiver, Braylon Edwards will be out for three weeks following knee surgery. Which is the last thing San Fran fans wanted to hear. Not to say, he's Braylon has been lighting it up so far this  year, but they need all the help they can get.

Fantasy Football: Tight Ends Deeper Than Ever

No reason to reach on tight end this season

This year’s crop of is, without a doubt, the deepest in fantasy football history.

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