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SAN FRANCISCO, CA - JANUARY 12: Quarterback Colin Kaepernick #7 of the San Francisco 49ers talks with his teammates against the Green Bay Packers during the NFC Divisional Playoff Game at Candlestick Park on January 12, 2013 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

Keys To 49er Victory Are As Much Mental As Physical

Despite having to travel on the road to play the Atlanta Falcons, the 49ers are in a good position to pull out a win on Sunday. The keys to getting over the hump, that is the NFC Championship Game, will be a mix of mental and physical. Both teams are solid and equally talented, but if San Francisco can control three things, they will find themselves one win away from the Lombardi Trophy.

01/16/2013

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - JANUARY 12: Quarterback Colin Kaepernick #7 of the San Francisco 49ers in actions against the Green Bay Packers during the NFC Divisional Playoff Game at Candlestick Park on January 12, 2013 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

49ers Bringing New Dynamic Offense To Championship Round

When the New York Giants beat San Francisco last year in the NFC Championship Game, it was the 49ers’ inability to make a big play offensively that was a big reason for the loss. The team used the off season to address this problem, and as they find themselves one win away from the Super Bowl, the offense looks nothing like the one that let them down in this very game a year ago.

01/15/2013

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - JANUARY 12: Quarterback Colin Kaepernick #7 of the San Francisco 49ers celebrates with running back LaMichael James #23 after running the ball for a touchdown against the Green Bay Packers in the third quarter during the NFC Divisional Playoff Game at Candlestick Park on January 12, 2013 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

49ers Like Odds Of Going Through Atlanta To Make It To Super Bowl

After dismantling the Green Bay Packers on Saturday, the 49ers find themselves back in the NFC Championship Game. With the Falcons holding serve against the Seattle Seahawks, San Francisco will travel to Atlanta with one win standing in the way of both teams of a trip to the Super Bowl. By playing a Falcons team who ended the season as the number 1 seed, in the Georgia Dome, the 49ers will be the underdogs, but have to like their chances of pulling off the upset and moving on to the Super Bowl.

01/14/2013

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - JANUARY 22: Eli Manning #10 of the New York Giants throws under pressure of Justin Smith #94 of the San Francisco 49ers during the second half NFC Championship Game at Candlestick Park on January 22, 2012 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Bye Week Has Allowed Justin Smith To Get Ready

Of all the things that resulted from the 49ers’ first round bye, none could be bigger then the week off to rest. Due to the importance of the regular season finale, San Francisco had to play to win, and could not rest their starters, but were able to get some much needed rest while the Wild Card Series were played. The 49ers as a team are as healthy as they can be, and more importantly, the news on Justin Smith is good.

01/10/2013

TAMPA, FL - SEPTEMBER 30: Kicker Billy Cundiff #5 of the Washington Redskins converts a game-winning, 41-yard field goal with second remaining in the game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers September 30, 2012 at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida. The Redskins won 24 - 22. ( Photo by Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)

Mum’s The Word On Kicker For Saturday, But Billy Cundiff Is Best Option

One of the major concerns for the 49ers as they prepare to take on the Green Bay Packers Saturday is the kicking game. For a team that has such a sound defense, three points can go a long way, and more times then not playoff games are decided by a last second field goal. As David Akers has regressed this season, the team signed Billy Cundiff to evaluate the teams kicking options, yet with the game less then a week away there has still been no decision made. This in camp battle doesn’t figure to have a winner declared until right before the game, but with no clear favorite, the best option for the team is to deactivate Akers and go with the new guy.

01/09/2013

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - DECEMBER 30: Colin Kaepernick #7 of the San Francisco 49ers drops back to pass the ball during their game against the Arizona Cardinals at Candlestick Park on December 30, 2012 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Colin Kaepernick Will Be Key To 49er Playoff Win Over Packers

With the Packers up first, the San Francisco 49ers will have a very difficult opponent to get past in order to make a trip back to the NFC Championship Game. Although the key to success in the game will start and end with stopping the Green Bay Offense, the 49ers will still need to score the ball, and that falls on the shoulder of Colin Kaepernick. The reason for Jim Harbaugh switching to Kaepernick in the middle of the season was for the first year starter to take them to the Super Bowl, and it’s time for Colin to make his coach look like a genius.

01/08/2013

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - OCTOBER 14: Kicker David Akers #2 bumps fists with guard Alex Boone #75 of the San Francisco 49ers after a field goal against the New York Giants on October 14, 2012 at Candlestick Park in San Francisco, California. The Giants won 26-3. (Photo by Brian Bahr/Getty Images)

San Francisco 49ers Turn Attention To Kicking Game Woes

David Akers wrapped up a regular season that he would like to forget. Unfortunately, with the playoffs around the corner and a team that needs contributions from all phases, the team can’t forget. The result is that with time to prepare for their eventual playoff game, San Francisco is working out kickers to make sure that specials teams is not again the downfall of this team in the postseason.

01/02/2013

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - DECEMBER 30: Head coach Jim Harbaugh of the San Francisco 49ers shakes hands with head coach Ken Whisenhunt of the Arizona Cardinals after the 49ers beat the Arizona Cardinals at Candlestick Park on December 30, 2012 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Jim Harbaugh: The Reason The 49ers Are Back In The Playoffs

In a 16 game, 17 week season, a football team goes through a lot up ups and downs. San Francisco’s regular season was no exception, luckily with more good then bad, and completed a remarkable journey finding themselves right where they were a year ago. The reason for the teams trip back to the playoffs is the man on the sideline, Jim Harbaugh.

01/01/2013

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - DECEMBER 30: Michael Floyd #15 of the Arizona Cardinals catches a touchdown pass while covered by Chris Culliver #29 of the San Francisco 49ers at Candlestick Park on December 30, 2012 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

49ers Get Back On Track In Season Finale, Clinch Division And First Round Bye

After a disappointing game last week, San Francisco bounced back against Arizona, and just in time for the playoffs. After a slow start, both sides of the ball woke up in the second half and the team cruised to a relatively easy victory. The 49ers can feel very good as it enters the playoffs with a lot in their favor, as the final week went exactly as they could have hoped.

12/31/2012

SEATTLE, WA - AUGUST 30: Quarterback Terrelle Pryor #6 of the Oakland Raiders warms up prior to the game against the Seattle Seahawks at CenturyLink Field on August 30, 2012 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)

It’s Official: Terrelle Pryor Makes His First Career Start Against The Chargers

After almost a week of waiting, head coach Dennis Allen makes it official by naming Terrelle Pryor as his starting quarterback in Sunday’s finale at San Diego. Pryor hasn’t started a game since he won the 2011 Sugar Bowl while at Ohio State. Cornerback Philip Adams is on injured reserve with a groin injury and has been replaced by Brandian Ross.

12/29/2012

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