The 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.
John Madden is expecting a low-scoring, physical game when the San Francisco 49ers meet the Carolina Panthers in Charlotte Sunday.
With 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.
SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS) – Quarterback Colin Kaepernick scrambled for a first down on third and eight to help set up a game-winning field goal as the 49ers defeated the Packers 23-20 in Green Bay Sunday. […]
They’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.
It’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.
Last 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 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.
While a lot can happen before now and the end of the season, the playoffs are still very much in reach for the 49ers. Those who question San Francisco’s post-season chances are hanging their hat on the recent report from numberFire, giving them a 36.3 percent chance of making the playoffs. What is surprising is how anyone can agree with that.
In a game where the momentum switched hands several times, the 49ers were able to make one more play than the Falcons and will represent the NFC in the Super Bowl. San Francisco bounced back from a slow start, and in the end, outplayed the home team. The 49ers have earned themselves a trip to New Orleans, where they will look to reach the pinnacle of the sport.