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George Kittle misses practice with ankle injury

As the 49ers prepare to host the NFC Championship, one of their key players was unable to practice on Wednesday due to injury. Tight end George Kittle missed practice due to an ankle problem, according to the team’s injury report. Kittle, who missed two regular-season games with knee and ankle injuries, was not on last [more]

Preston Smith, Bryan Bulaga among limited participants in Packers practice

The Packers have turned in their first injury report of the week and it made good on something head coach Matt LaFleur said before practice. LaFleur said that right tackle Bryan Bulaga would practice after missing last Sunday’s win with an illness and Bulaga was listed as a limited participant in the first workout of [more]

Aaron Rodgers: Playing 49ers made us realize how good they are

Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers says he and his teammates know all too well how tough a test the 49ers are. The Packers lost to the 49ers 37-8 in the regular season, and Rodgers said today that he is well aware of just how good an opponent they’re facing in the NFC Championship Game. “You realize [more]

Bryan Bulaga feeling better, set to practice Wednesday

The Packers had right tackle Bryan Bulaga in uniform for last Sunday’s game against the Seahawks, but he never saw a snap as the illness that led him to be listed as questionable wound up keeping him off the field in the divisional round. Packers head coach Matt LaFleur provided an update on Bulaga’s condition [more]

Bobby Dillon, Cliff Harris, Duke Slater, Mac Speedie, Ed Sprinkle make Hall of Fame

The Pro Football Hall of Fame chose to have a Centennial Class in 2020 in honor of the NFL’s 100th season and the full list of inductees was announced on Wednesday. Ten members of the group were former players who were Seniors candidates. As previously noted, that group included Donnie Shell, Alex Karras, Winston Hill, [more]

Chiefs are betting favorites to win this year’s Super Bowl, and next year’s too

With four teams remaining in contention to win Super Bowl LIV, the Chiefs are the favorites. And with 32 teams in contention to win Super Bowl LV, the Chiefs are the favorites to win next year, too. The current odds at Caesars Sportsbook have the Chiefs as 11-10 favorites to win this year’s Super Bowl. [more]

With Bryan Bulaga out sick, Jared Veldheer stepped up

The flu bug that swept through the Packers locker room last week was a bad one. So when backup tackle Jared Veldheer heard that Bryan Bulaga had come down with it, he knew he had to prepare. “That thing is awful,” Veldheer said of the illness, via Ryan Wood of the Green Bay Press-Gazette. “I [more]

Kyle Shanahan to 49ers: Don’t be “stupid” and underestimate Packers

Packers head coach Matt LaFleur is taking some time to look back at his team’s 37-8 regular season loss to the 49ers in order to “ensure it doesn’t happen,” but 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan is taking a different approach to connecting that game to this weekend’s title tilt. Shanahan said on Monday that he [more]

Packers will take a careful look at blowout loss to 49ers

The first installment was a first-round TKO. As the rematch looms between Green Bay and San Francisco, the Packers hope to fully understand what led to a 37-8 loss to the 49ers in primetime 50 days ago. “I’ve got to go back and watch that tape again to really try to grasp what happened and [more]

NFL divisional round viewership up 2 percent

The NFL saw a slight uptick in TV viewership for the divisional round of the playoffs. The league says that average viewership for the four divisional round games was 33.2 million viewers, a 2 percent increase over the 32.6 million viewers that last year’s divisional round averaged. On Saturday the afternoon game was up and [more]

Pete Carroll defends punting with fewer than three minutes left

If the third-down conversion that had allowed the Packers to ice the clock and win the divisional round game against the Seahawks hadn’t been so close and controversial, the focal point of the final minutes of the game would have been the decision of the Seahawks to punt the ball to the Packers with 2:32 [more]

Quinton Jefferson broke his foot Sunday night

Seahawks defensive lineman Quinton Jefferson will be using crutches for the early part of his offseason. Jefferson was spotted on the crutches after Sunday night’s 28-23 loss to the Packers and he told Josina Anderson of ESPN that he broke his foot during the game. Jefferson played 29 snaps and had one hit on Aaron [more]

Aaron Rodgers felt “unspoken” connection with Davante Adams

Wide receiver Davante Adams and quarterback Aaron Rodgers hooked up on one of the biggest plays of Sunday’s win over the Seahawks late in the fourth quarter when Rodgers hit Adams for a 32-yard gain on third down. The pass was dropped on a dime, which was all the more impressive because Adams said he [more]

Marshawn Lynch offers more Marshawn-isms on way out

A month ago, Marshawn Lynch was handing out tequila shots to Raiders fans in the parking lot prior to the final game in Oakland. Now after spending a month playing for the Seahawks, he’s probably retired again, but you never really know. He scored two more touchdowns in the Seahawks’ loss to the Packers, giving [more]

Both home teams favored by a touchdown in conference championships

The home teams are touchdown favorites in the AFC and NFC Championship Games. In the AFC Championship Game, the Chiefs are 7 or 7.5-point favorites over the Titans, while in the NFC Championship Game, the 49ers are 7-point favorites over the Packers. The home team is usually favored in conference championship games, although a touchdown [more]

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