NFC Playoffs

Seahawks Survive Against Vikings In Frigid Wild-Card GameEven as Minnesota Vikings kicker Blair Walsh trotted out for what his coach called a "chip shot" game-winning field goal try, ever-optimistic Seattle coach Pete Carroll kept right on believing his Seahawks weren't done yet.
Carroll: Lynch Back Working Out At Seahawks FacilityMarshawn Lynch has rejoined the Seattle Seahawks just in time for the playoffs.
Panthers QB Newton Continues Assault On NFL RecordMVP candidate Cam Newton continued his assault on the NFL record book on Sunday.
Cousins, Redskins Rolling Into NFC PlayoffsKirk Cousins wanted to keep the momentum he built late in the season even though the finale was meaningless for the playoff-bound Washington Redskins.
Daily Madden: Saints Face Tough Test In SeattleThe Seahawks had no problem with the New Orleans Saints during the regular season, winning 34-7 in Seattle.John Madden said he expects a closer game in Saturday's NFC playoff match-up.
Daily Madden: 49ers-Panthers Is Old-Fashioned FootballJohn Madden is expecting a low-scoring, physical game when the San Francisco 49ers meet the Carolina Panthers in Charlotte Sunday.
Daily Madden: Luck Earning A Reputation For Being ClutchWith his team trailing 28 points at half-time, quarterback Andrew Luck led the Indianapolis Colts to a 45-44 playoff victory over the Kansas City Chiefs Saturday.
Daily Madden: Kaepernick Runs Away With Victory
Daily Madden: John's First Round Playoff PicksThey'll be playing away from home on Lambeau Field's frozen tundra, but John Madden likes the 49ers in Sunday's first round NFC playoff game against the Packers.
Daily Madden: 49ers Need To Focus On Playbook, Not WeatherIt's expected to be one of the coldest weather games in NFL history when the 49ers meet the Packers in Green Bay Sunday. "At some point, you just have to go play," John Madden told the KCBS Radio morning crew.
49ers Lean On Experience In NFC PlayoffsLast year, the 49ers made an improbable run to the Super Bowl, before falling one play short of reaching the ultimate team goal. They lost to the Baltimore Ravens, a more experienced team that rode momentum all the way to a Championship. This year it's San Francisco who fits this description and unlike last year, the Niners have everything in place to get past the rest of the NFC.
With Some Help, 49ers Can Punch Their Playoff Ticket This WeekendWith 3 weeks left in the season, San Francisco could possibly clinch a playoff spot this Sunday. They will need to beat Tampa Bay first, and after that will be rooting for the Titans, Vikings and Packers.

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