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Pro Bowl Selections Made: 49ers Get 8 Players, 1 Raider Picked

The NFL revealed Friday that the Chiefs and 49ers each had eight players voted into the Pro Bowl, including running backs Jamaal Charles of Kansas City and Frank Gore of San Francisco.

12/27/2013

CHARLOTTE, NC - NOVEMBER 03: Mike Tolbert #35 of the Carolina Panthers during their game at Bank of America Stadium on November 3, 2013 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

49ers And Panthers Have No Significant Injuries Heading Into Pivotal Match Up

The 49ers and Panthers each have several players listed on this week’s injury report, but none that will hinder their play Out of the two teams, it’s the Panthers who will have to keep an eye on a few players, but in the end, this game will not be decided by injuries.

11/08/2013

LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 25: San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick warms up during a San Francisco 49ers training session at Allianz Park on October 25, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Jamie McDonald/Getty Images)

49ers Healthy As They Have Been All Year, Jacksonville Not So Lucky

San Francisco enters this week’s game healthy. They had 7 players limited in practice Thursday, but not a single one will really be hampered by it during the game. Jacksonville on the other hand will be affected on both sides of the ball by various injured starters.

10/25/2013

Super Bowl XLVII Media Day

49ers Sign Defensive Standout Justin Smith To 2-Year Extension

The San Francisco 49ershave signed defensive end Justin Smith to a two-year contract extension that will keep him with the team through the 2015 season.

06/19/2013

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49ers’ Aldon Smith, Justin Smith On Mend After Surgeries

San Francisco 49ers defensive tackle Justin Smith and linebacker Aldon Smith are working back from off-season surgeries, and general manager Trent Baalke expects each to be at full strength and ready for the start of training camp this summer.

04/17/2013

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - OCTOBER 18: Defensive tackle Justin Smith #94 of the San Francisco 49ers lines up opposite the Seattle Seahawks in the first quarter on October 18, 2012 at Candlestick Park in San Francisco, California. The 49ers won 13-6. (Photo by Brian Bahr/Getty Images)

49er Pro Bowl DE Justin Smith Headed For Surgery

Limited by a partially torn left triceps, the 49ers’ defensive end had his worst game of the season in the Super Bowl, according to the analytical website Pro Football Focus. Smith finished with three tackles — with no quarterback hurries, hits or sacks.

02/05/2013

NEW ORLEANS, LA - JANUARY 30: Linebacker Ray Lewis #52 of the Baltimore Ravens addresses the media during Super Bowl XLVII Media Availability at the Hilton New Orleans Riverside on January 30, 2013 in New Orleans, Louisiana. The Ravens will take on the San Francisco 49ers on February 3, 2013 at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)

Injuries Will Play A Minor Role In Super Bowl 47

With one more game on the schedule, the Ravens and 49ers come into Super Bowl 47 as healthy as they could hope to be. There are a lot of names on the injury report, but none to really be concerned about, as they have all played the previous game with the same problem.

02/02/2013

FOXBORO, MA - DECEMBER 16: Running back Frank Gore #21 of the San Francisco 49ers celebrates after scoring a touchdown in the third quarter against the New England Patriots at Gillette Stadium on December 16, 2012 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

49ers Have Just As Much To Play For As Ravens

Super Bowl 47 may be the final game for Ray Lewis, but the 49ers have several players who will approach the game with the same mentality. If Baltimore thinks that Ray Lewis’ dramatic return to the field will allow the Ravens to play at the level that has allowed them to get this far, they had better look to the other sideline and what the 49ers are playing for. San Francisco is the hungrier team and playing for far more than their opponent.

01/29/2013

ATLANTA, GA - JANUARY 20= Quarterback Matt Ryan #2 of the Atlanta Falcons fumbles the ball and is recovered by outside linebacker Aldon Smith #99 of the San Francisco 49ers in the third quarter in the NFC Championship game at the Georgia Dome on January 20, 2013 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Aldon Smith Will Have Impact On Super Bowl, Even If Not On Stat Sheet

Aldon Smith has not recorded a sack in 5 games, and after recording 19.5 through 13 games, there is of course questions as to why the 49er’s single season sack king has failed to get to the quarterback as of late. An injured shoulder, and the absence of Justin Smith were a big part of it, and both of these issues have only gotten better, meaning that Aldon is primed to have another big day on Super Bowl Sunday, unless the Ravens decide to let another player beat them.

01/28/2013

ATLANTA, GA - DECEMBER 30: John Abraham #55 of the Atlanta Falcons reacts after injuring his leg against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Georgia Dome on December 30, 2012 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

49ers and Falcons Will Hope Injuries Don’t Hinder Their Defense

Both NFC teams have to be pleased with their injury status’ entering the biggest game of the season (so far). With no injuries forcing a player out of action, the NFC Championship will have both teams’ full roster on display. There is one defensive playmaker on each side that that will be less then 100% though, and this could be important in a game in which both teams will need as much help as possible to stop their opponent from scoring.

01/19/2013

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