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49ers increase lead to 17-0 in second quarter

The second 49ers-Packers game of this season is starting to look a lot like the first one. Raheem Mostert ran nine yards for his second touchdown of the game and the 49ers lead the Packers 17-0 with just over nine minutes to play in the first half. The 49ers beat the Packers 37-8 in a Week [more]

Raheem Mostert puts the 49ers on the board

The 49ers are out to a 7-0 lead over the Packers in the NFC Championship Game. Running back Raheem Mostert sprinted untouched for a 36-yard touchdown with just over nine minutes off the clock in the first quarter of Sunday’s game. Mostert had 47 rushing yards overall on the drive after Tevin Coleman opened the [more]

The Packers will have punter JK Scott on Sunday

The Packers made punter JK Scott a Saturday addition to their injury report, but they won’t have to worry about figuring out how to replace him against the 49ers. Scott was listed as questionable because of an illness, but he was not one of the seven players declared inactive by the Packers on Sunday afternoon. Fullback [more]

Browns won’t be keeping Steve Wilks

There was a report last week that the Browns would hire either Joe Woods or Steve Wilks as their defensive coordinator. If that one was accurate, the choice has been made. According to Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer, Wilks has been informed he won’t be retained by the team under new coach [more]

Packers need to keep Aaron Rodgers on the move

Last week, the 49ers’ front four faced an immobile obelisk who couldn’t even begin to escape them. This week, they’re facing a 36-year-old who is far more spry than granny. One of the things that became obvious when watching the Week 12 game between the Packers and 49ers is that Aaron Rodgers can outrun and [more]

Packers activate safety Raven Greene from IR

The Packers are getting a player back from injury, just in time for the NFC Championship. Green Bay has activated safety Raven Greene from injured reserve. Undrafted out of James Madison in 2018, Greene played in the first two games of the year, starting the Thursday night opener in Chicago. Last year, he played in [more]

Nick Bosa fined for blindside block

The Vikings and 49ers disagreed about whether 49ers defensive end Nick Bosa took a cheap shot at Vikings offensive tackle Brian O’Neill last weekend. The NFL sided with the Vikings The league fined Bosa $28,075 for the illegal blindside block he laid on O’Neill, which also drew a 15-yard penalty. The NFL has emphasized protecting [more]

Catch up on the very different #PFTPM episodes

You read PFT, obviously. You watch PFT Live, hopefully. You listen to #PFTPM, possibly. I know, it can be confusing to figure out where and how to find podcasts (even though they’re pretty much everywhere). So we make it easy for you. From time to time, we drop into the PFT content a player that [more]

Offsides penalty not on Dee Ford’s mind

Would the Chiefs have won Super Bowl LIII if not for Dee Ford‘s offsides penalty in the AFC Championship Game? Would Ford be in San Francisco now? The 49ers defensive lineman indicated he hasn’t thought about the penalty that negated a game-sealing interception for the Chiefs with 54 seconds remaining against the Patriots a year [more]

Danny Vitale is questionable for Sunday, rest of Packers ready to go

The 49ers have no players on their final injury report before Sunday’s NFC Championship Game and the Packers aren’t in much worse shape on the health front. Fullback Danny Vitale is listed as questionable to face the Niners due to a knee injury, but no other players received injury designations for Sunday’s game. Vitale was [more]

49ers have nobody with an injury designation

The 49ers are as healthy as they can possibly be this time of year. Literally. They have no player with an injury designation. “No injuries to report,” 49ers coach Kyle Shanahan said, via David Lombardi of “Everyone is full go.” That includes tight end George Kittle (ankle) and defensive lineman Dee Ford (quadriceps/hamstring). Kittle [more]

Packers-49ers regular-season game was much closer than the score suggested

After the 49ers beat the Vikings on Saturday, conventional wisdom suggested that San Francisco preferred a rematch with the Packers to a rubber match with the Seahawks. But there’s no guarantee that Packers-49ers II will also end in a first-half TKO. The 49ers won the Week 12 Sunday night game easily, by the score of [more]

“No disappointment” from Robert Saleh about Browns job

Robert Saleh is not the head coach of the Cleveland Browns today. Instead, he’s preparing for the NFC Championship Game. He seems OK with that. Via Scott Bair of, the 49ers defensive coordinator said he’s focusing on the large task in front of him rather than the larger one that isn’t. “There’s no disappointment,” [more]

49ers are leery of the Aaron Rodgers “wrist flick from hell”

Every defense has respect for Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers. 49ers defensive lineman DeForest Buckner has enough respect for Rodgers that Buckner has used a nickname for the quarterback’s signature throwing motion. “[W]e used to call it, my coach from last year would call it the wrist flick from hell,” Buckner told reporters on Thursday, referring [more]

Kyle Shanahan doesn’t expect George Kittle ankle injury to be an issue

When 49ers coach Kyle Shanahan rattled off the team’s injury situation before practice on Wednesday, he didn’t mention tight end George Kittle. And then Kittle didn’t practice, due to an ankle injury. On Thursday, Shanahan was asked by reporters whether he’s expecting the ankle to be an issue in Sunday’s NFC Championship. “No, I’m not,” [more]

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