49ers – Rams 1989 NFC Championship flashback and Mailbag

The San Francisco 49ers are set to face the Los Angeles Rams Sunday in the NFC Championship Game. The lone previous postseason matchup between the longtime NFC West rivals came in the NFC Championship game following the 1989 season, with the 49ers winning 30-3 on the way to their fourth Super Bowl title. Thinking back to being in the Candlestick Park crowd that day, there are three plays that still…

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Why the 49ers are playing for the NFC Championship

Discussions about the NFL are often centered on offense and quarterbacks, however in the words of legendary Alabama coach Paul “Bear” Bryant: “Defense wins championships.” If you need proof this is still accurate, look no further than the 2021 San Francisco 49ers. San Francisco earned its second trip to the NFC Championship Game with a 13-10 victory over Green Bay on Saturday night. How did they pull it off? With…

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49ers vs Rams Part III, NFC Championship Game set

The NFC Championship Game matchup is set, the San Francisco 49ers will meet up with the Los Angeles Rams next Sunday at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood. The two longstanding NFC West rivals have met twice a season since 1950. Sunday will mark only the second time in the two longtime NFC West rivals will meet in the playoffs. Their lone previous postseason matchup came in the NFC Championship game following…

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49ers upset Green Bay with 4th quarter comeback; 5 Burning questions answered

The San Francisco 49ers are moving on to the NFC Championship Game. The 49ers 13-10 defeat of the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field perfectly encapsulated their entire 2021 season in one three-hour game. After allowing Green Bay to drive right down the field on the opening possession of the game the San Francisco defense tightened up, holding the Packers to only three points over the final 54 minutes.  …

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49ers – Packers Divisional Playoff Live Blog

This is the live blog for the San Francisco 49ers (11-7) NFC Divisional Round playoff matchup with the Green Bay Packers (13-4) from Lambeau Field in Green Bay, Wisconsin. 3:55 Inactive for the 49ers: CB Ambry Thomas, RB Trey Sermon, DB Jarrod Wilson, LB Marcell Harris, DB Deommodore Lenoir, OL Jaylon Moore, DL Maurice Hurst 3:57 Inactive for the Packers: T David Bakhtiari, WR Marquez Valdes-Scantling, LB Jonathan Garvin, S…

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Can San Francisco get to Aaron Rodgers? 5 burning questions for 49ers-Packers

The San Francisco 49ers are set to take on another longtime playoff rival with a trip to the NFC Championship game on the line. On Saturday night, San Francisco (11-7) will take on the Green Bay Packers (13-4) at Lambeau Field in Green Bay. This will mark the ninth postseason meeting between the two clubs since 1995, the year following the last Super Bowl victory for the 49ers. As was…

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Kyle Shanahan sets the stage for 49ers – Packers

San Francisco 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan met with the media on Thursday for the final time before facing the Green Bay Packers on Sunday at Lambeau Field.   Shanahan provided updates on the status of Jimmy Garoppolo, Nick Bosa, dealing with the cold weather and much more.   Opening comments:   “Alright guys, injuries. [DL] Jordan Willis, will be questionable. [DL] Nick Bosa, questionable and [CB] Ambry Thomas, questionable….

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Kyle Shanahan to stick with injured Jimmy Garoppolo?

There was no word of it after the game in Dallas, but Kyle Shanahan told the media on Monday that Jimmy Garoppolo had suffered a slight shoulder sprain in his throwing arm. As could be expected, this led to questions about whether the injury affected Garoppolo’s second half performance against the Cowboys and his availability for Saturday in Green Bay.  Garoppolo struggled throughout the second half, completing only five of…

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49ers Mailbag: Who is better now, 49ers or Packers?

This postseason for the 49ers is setting up to be a fun ride. After defeating the Cowboys in Dallas on Sunday, San Francisco will next travel to Green Bay, Wisconsin, to take on the Packers. Talk about history. These first two matchups are dripping with it. Bravo to the 49ers faithful for asking an excellent balance of questions covering the win over Dallas, looking forward to Green Bay and possible…

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San Francisco defeats Dallas in thriller. 5 Burning questions answered

It may not have been pretty, but the San Francisco 49ers are moving on in the NFC playoffs after defeating Dallas 23-17 at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. San Francisco dominated the first three quarters of the game, leading 23-7 at the start of the final period. A fake punt by Dallas and a Jimmy Garoppolo interception allowed the Cowboys to close to within six. Playing without Nick Bosa who…

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49ers – Cowboys live blog

This is the live blog for the San Francisco 49ers (10-7) Wild Card playoff matchup with the Dallas Cowboys (12-5) from AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. 12:08 Inactive for the 49ers will be: OL Jaylon Moore, S Talanoa Hufanga, RB Trey Sermon, DB Deommodore Lenoir, LB Marcell Harris, DL Maurice Hurst, CB Darqueze Dennard 12:14 Azeez Al-Shaair is active for the 49ers. This will be the first time in a…

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Can 49ers reignite playoff magic? 5 burning questions for San Francisco vs. Dallas

  After watching the playoffs from home last season, the 49ers are back in the postseason for the second time in the last three years.  On Sunday, San Francisco (10-7) will rekindle one of the NFL’s greatest postseason rivalries when they face the Dallas Cowboys (12-5) at AT&T Stadium in Arlington. The 49ers and Cowboys have faced each other in the postseason seven times, with the Cowboys holding a 5-2…

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49ers healthy and confident headed into Dallas

Heading into the biggest game of season, the 49ers are as healthy as they have been all year. San Francisco has only four players listed on the injury report as they get ready to travel to Dallas for their playoff opener. The players listed as questionable include punter Mitch Wishnowsky (concussion), safety Talanoa Hufanga (groin), and linebackers Azeez Al-Shaair (knee) and Marcell Harris (Achilles). Al-Shaair did not participate in Friday’s…

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Steve Young shares his thoughts on the Dallas Cowboys and Jimmy Garoppolo

Steve Young is someone who knows when he is talking about when it comes to facing the Dallas Cowboys and playing quarterback in the NFL. During his time with the 49ers, Young faced off with Dallas in the NFC Championship Game three years in a row. After falling short to the Cowboys following the 1992 and 1993 seasons, Young would finally lead San Francisco to victory on the third try…

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What everybody missed about Jimmy Garoppolo

Since the moment San Francisco used three first-round draft picks to acquire Trey Lance, there have been cries from some of the fan base to move on from Jimmy Garoppolo. It’s hard to blame those who wanted a change to be made as soon as possible. A move like that brings excitement, and like a child on Christmas, people want to see how the shiny new toy works. When the…

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49ers Mailbag: Bring on the Cowboys!

The 49ers thrilling comeback victory over the Rams on Sunday sent them into the playoffs for the second time in three seasons. San Francisco will face Dallas on Sunday, reviving one of the greatest rivalries in the NFL. And that history kicks off this week’s mailbag. Vernon Freeman, @Rickniner – Can you please educate some of the younger generation of fans exactly why older 49ers fans hate the Cowboys? A…

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49ers Monday musings: Always a wild ride with Jimmy Garoppolo

The “Jimmy Garoppolo Experience” was in full effect on Sunday during the 49ers 27-24 overtime victory in Los Angeles. Nearly every game with Garoppolo is filled with more ups and downs, twists and turns than a roller coaster ride at the amusement park across the parking lot from Levi’s Stadium. The roller coaster had barely left the loading zone yesterday before the first big drop, occurring when Garoppolo fumbled the…

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49ers overcome adversity, defeat Rams to secure playoff berth

How you respond to adversity is truly what defines you. The 2021 San Francisco 49ers have faced their share of adversity. After finding themselves with a 3-5 record at the halfway point in their season they would win seven of their next nine. On Sunday against the Los Angeles Rams, San Francisco found themselves trailing 17-0 with 38 seconds remaining in the first half. To that stage in the game…

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49ers – Rams live blog

This is the live blog for the San Francisco 49ers (9-7) week 18 matchup with the Los Angeles Rams (12-4) from SoFi Stadium in Inglewood. The 49ers can secure a spot in the NFC playoffs with a win, or a loss by New Orleans. 12:00 Trent Williams, K’Waun Williams, Azeez Al-Shaair, Marcell Harris, Maurice Hurst, and Jarrod Wilson are INACTIVE today for the 49ers. No Trent Williams or K’Waun Williams…

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