Few 49er fans know the name Chris Borland. This will change Sunday Night as he will be asked to fill in for Patrick WIllis and help contain the Denver Broncos offense.
There’s no post-season holiday for San Francisco 49ers coaches following the loss to Seattle in the NFC Championship game. “They usually get right to work,” John Madden told the KCBS Radio morning crew.
San Francisco All-Pro linebacker NaVorro Bowman left Sunday’s NFC championship game in the fourth quarter after suffering a serious left knee injury.
Big, bad football players don’t get intimidated. Not by noise, weather, statistics or hard hits. Tell that to the two defenses about to attempt to dominate the NFC championship game Sunday. Or to the offenses, for that matter.
When the 49ers and Seahawks meet for the third time this season the stakes could not be higher. The winner will move on to the Super Bowl, while the loser will have to deal with falling just short of the big stage and to make matters worse at the hands of their hated division rival.
Nobody could blame Perrish Cox for confusing his uniform, defensive schemes or even what state he’s in these days. It’s been a constant switcheroo.
In their final game of the regular season, the 49ers beat a Cardinal team that was playing for their playoff lives. In a game that they had to win, Arizona put up a valiant effort, but could not beat a San Francisco team that enter the playoffs on a 6 game winning streak.
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.
The last game played at Candlestick Park lived up to expectations. The contest had it all, and was an exciting, memorable end to a stadium that has treated fans to countless thrilling moments in the past. The game produced a finish and player that will never be forgotten in San Francisco.
With the Falcons threatening to take the lead at the end of the last regular season game at Candlestick Park, NaVorro Bowman picked off a broken up pass and sealed a 49ers playoff berth with an 89 yard race to the end zone.