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Early Super Bowl Favorites for the 2014 NFL Season

By Mark Ross, 2 years 7 months ago
The Seattle Seahawks are champions of the NFL and while the celebration in the Pacific Northwest is just getting started, the focus elsewhere across the league has already shifted to next season. As far as the 2014 campaign goes, one thing is for certain: the weather will not be an issue whatsoever when the Super Bowl returns to Glendale, Ariz., next February.So with that settled, the question...

Niners' Bowman undergoes ACL surgery

By Anonymous (not verified), 2 years 7 months ago
Pensacola, FL (SportsNetwork.com) - San Francisco 49ers All-Pro linebacker NaVorro Bowman had surgery Tuesday to repair a torn ACL in his left knee, an injury that places his availability for the start of next season in question.Noted sports surgeon Dr. James Andrews performed the procedure in Pensacola, Fla., with Bowman posting a picture of himself on his Instagram account with the caption, "...

Gore broke finger in NFC Championship game

By Anonymous (not verified), 2 years 8 months ago
Santa Clara, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - San Francisco 49ers running back Frank Gore broke his right ring finger during Sunday's NFC Championship Game against the Seattle Seahawks.San Francisco coach Jim Harbaugh made the announcement during his season- ending media session with reporters. According to CSN Bay Area, the injury will require minor surgery.Gore, the franchise's all-time leading rusher...

49ers name Marathe new team president

By Anonymous (not verified), 2 years 8 months ago
Santa Clara, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - The San Francisco 49ers promoted executive Paraag Marathe to team president on Tuesday, replacing Gideon Yu, who will step down from that role.Marathe was the 49ers' chief operating officer and has been with the team for 13 years, working in both the football and business side of the organization.Also, the team promoted Al Guido to take Marathe's former job....

Amazing Stats from the NFL's Championship Weekend

By Braden Gall, 2 years 8 months ago
Numbers and statistics are unquestionably a huge part of the game. Any game, for that matter.Some fall on the sabermetric side of things, while others like to keep it simple and use the ol' eyeball test. In the football world, that means total offense, total defense and points scored versus points per play and defensive efficiency ratings. Rational and logical arguments can be made for the...

Extra Points: Sherman should embrace his villainous side

By Anonymous (not verified), 2 years 8 months ago
(SportsNetwork.com) - There is a reason Floyd Mayweather Jr. has turned into the biggest box office attraction in boxing.And it's the sizzle, not the steak.Mayweather is a great performer, perhaps the best defensive fighter who has ever lived, but the casual fans who drive things like pay-per-view buys have no interest in any of that. They just want to see the braggadocios Mayweather get his...

15 Greatest Plays in Super Bowl History

By Braden Gall, 2 years 8 months ago
What defines a great play?Degree of difficulty? Gravity of the moment? The greatness of the players involved and their place in NFL history? Entertainment factor? How about all of the above.Game-winning touchdowns, heroic out-of-body experiences, historic moments and even some hilarious gaffes — looking at you Garo Yepremian — all make the Super Bowl the greatest sporting event of...

49ers LB Bowman carted off with leg injury

By Anonymous (not verified), 2 years 8 months ago
Seattle, WA (SportsNetwork.com) - San Francisco 49ers linebacker NaVorro Bowman suffered what appeared to be a serious knee injury and was carted off the field in the fourth quarter of Sunday's NFC Championship Game.After Bowman pulled the ball loose from Jermaine Kearse near the goal line, the Seattle wide receiver fell on Bowman's extended left leg, bending it sideways.Bowman came to rest with...

Recap: Seattle vs. San Francisco

By Anonymous (not verified), 2 years 8 months ago
Seattle, WA (SportsNetwork.com) - Richard Sherman tipped Colin Kaepernick's pass and then celebrated when his teammate came away with the pick. Moments later, he screamed into a TV camera that he was the best cornerback in the NFL.One thing's for sure: The Seattle Seahawks, in front of their noisy, proud fans, proved they were the best team in the NFC with a thrilling win over a division rival....

NFC Championship Game Preview and Prediction: San Francisco 49ers vs. Seattle Seahawks

By Mark Ross, 2 years 8 months ago
Division archrivals are set to face off for the first time ever in the playoffs when the San Francisco 49ers and Seattle Seahawks meet in the NFC Championship Game at 6:30 p.m. ET on FOX. Jim Harbaugh’s 49ers (14-4) defeated division winners Green Bay and Carolina on the road to earn a trip to their third straight conference title game. All that’s standing in their way of a repeat...