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Nick Bosa remains in concussion protocol, Jimmy Garoppolo officially limited

Jimmy Garoppolo expects to start Saturday against the Packers despite right shoulder and right thumb injuries. He officially was limited in Tuesday’s walk-through practice.Defensive lineman Nick Bosa remains in concussion protocol, so he was listed as a non-participant. Defensive lineman Jordan Willis (ankle) also didn’t practice. Linebacker Azeez Al-Shaair (knee), linebacker Dre Greenlaw (groin), linebacker [more]

David Bakhtiari misses practice for “load management”

Left tackle David Bakhtiari was the only Green Bay player to miss practice Tuesday. Coach Matt LaFleur called it “load management” rather than a setback with Bakhtiari’s knee.Bakhtiari made his season debut with 27 snaps against the Lions on Jan. 9.“He’s coming off a major injury, so you always want to be mindful of the [more]

Jimmy Garoppolo says he will feel his injuries but is confident of playing

Jimmy Garoppolo was asked Tuesday whether his thumb or his shoulder hurt worse.“Yes,” he answered to laughter.The 49ers quarterback entered Sunday’s game with a torn ligament in his right thumb. He left with a slight sprain of his throwing shoulder.Garoppolo injured his shoulder in the second quarter of the win over Dallas while trying to [more]

Packers are the betting favorite to win the Super Bowl

Eight teams remain in the hunt for a Super Bowl trophy. Who’s the favorite to win it?According to the Points Bet sports book, the Packers are the current favorites, at +375. (Bet $100 to win $375.) The Chiefs are next, at +400.The Bills come in third at +500, following by the Bucs at +550, the [more]

49ers say Jimmy Garoppolo, Fred Warner will be limited at practice

49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan gave a pre-practice update on some of the team’s injured players on Tuesday, including quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo and linebacker Fred Warner.Garoppolo suffered a slight right shoulder sprain in Sunday’s win over the Cowboys and Shanahan said on Monday that the thought the quarterback would practice this week. On Tuesday, Shanahan [more]

For Monday and Tuesday, no active players landed on COVID-19 reserve

In the final weeks of the regular season, the pandemic resulted in hundreds of players landing on the COVID-19 reserve list. As the final eight teams prepare to play in the divisional round, the week has begun with (checks notes) zero active players testing positive.On Monday, no players from the remaining eight teams were placed [more]

Aaron Rodgers understands the history of the Packers-49ers playoff rivalry

The Packers and 49ers have played each other in the playoffs eight times, with each team winning four, and several of those games being remembered as NFL postseason classics. Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers knows all about it.But Rodgers indicated that while he can appreciate the history, that probably matters more to fans than to the [more]

Packers hopeful about Za’Darius Smith, Jaire Alexander, Whitney Mercilus playing this week

The Packers defense may be getting several reinforcements for Saturday’s game against the 49ers.Edge rushers Za’Darius Smith and Whitney Mercilus both returned to practice last week after extended stays on injured reserve. Cornerback Jaire Alexander was activated a few weeks ago after his own stint on the list, but landed on the COVID-19 reserve list [more]

“Super” wild card round wasn’t

Last year, with the playoff field expanding to 14 teams and the first weekend growing to six games, the NFL coined a new term: Super wild card round.There’s wasn’t much super about this year’s six-pack of games.Of the half-dozen contests, four were blowouts, with margins of 16 points (Bucs over Eagles), 21 points (Chiefs over [more]

Bucs favored by 3 over Rams, all four home teams favored in divisional round

After the Rams beat the Cardinals on Monday night, they opened as underdogs for Sunday’s divisional round game at Tampa Bay.The Buccaneers initially opened as 2.5-point favorites and quickly moved to 3-point favorites over the Rams at most sports books. Bettors are showing faith in the Bucs even though the Rams won 34-24 when the [more]

NFL playoff schedule 2022: Bracket, dates, times, TV channel, scores for AFC, NFC Wild Card round games

The 2021 NFL regular season has come to an end and the 2022 postseason is underway. Eight teams remain in the Divisional round entering next weekend. Teams left in the NFL playoffs include: Tennessee Titans, Kansas City Chiefs, Buffalo Bills, Cincinnati Bengals, Green Bay Packers, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Los Angeles Rams and San Francisco 49ers.READ [more]

Kyle Shanahan: I’ve been real happy for Matt LaFleur, but not this week

49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan and Packers head coach Matt LaFleur didn’t have the warmest handshake after the Packers beat the 49ers 30-28 in Week Three, but there’s no bad feelings between the coaches heading into Saturday night’s divisional round game at Lambeau Field.LaFleur was an assistant when Shanahan was the offensive coordinator in Houston, [more]

Jimmy Garoppolo has right shoulder sprain, should practice Wednesday

49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo picked up another injury in Sunday’s win over the Cowboys.Head coach Kyle Shanahan said at a Monday press conference that Garoppolo sprained his right shoulder in the second quarter of the 23-17 win. Garoppolo did not leave the game and finished 16-of-25 for 172 yards and an interception.Shanahan said that the [more]

Vikings interviewed Nathaniel Hackett, interviewing Catherine Raîche Monday

The Vikings continue to make their way through the searches for their new head coach and General Manager.The team announced that they completed an interview with Packers offensive coordinator Nathaniel Hackett on Sunday. With the Packers on a bye this week, Hackett also spoke with the Bears and Broncos about their openings in recent days.Minnesota [more]

Jimmy Garoppolo on his key interception: “I didn’t grip it the right way”

49ers fans know the drill by now, even if they fight hard to ignore it.Jimmy Garoppolo is just good enough to help the team win. And he’s just bad enough to make the team lose.Both sides of that coin emerged on Sunday, with Garoppolo making a pair of misfires after the 49ers built a 23-7 [more]

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