NFC West

SEATTLE - DECEMBER 29: Golden Tate #81 of the Seattle Seahawks celebrates with fans after a 27-9 defeat of the St. Louis Rams on December 29, 2013 at CenturyLink Field in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images)

Four Main Things The Saints Must Do To Win In Rematch With Seahawks

Six weeks ago, the New Orleans Saints suffered their worst loss of the season in a game where they were absolutely demolished by the Seattle Seahawks. Immediately afterward, head coach Sean Payton told his players to put the game behind them because they would get another shot. Payton was right as the Saints are meeting the Seahawks again, and there are four big things they need to do, in order to win.

01/08/2014

GREEN BAY, WI - NOVEMBER 24: Clay Matthews #52 of the Green Bay Packers rushes against the Minnesota Vikings at Lambeau Field on November 24, 2013 in Green Bay, Wisconsin. The Vikings and the Packers tied 26-26 after overtime.(Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Packers Face Injury Questions On Defense

The Green Bay Packers have had trouble stopping the 49ers in their last two meetings. Now they have to try and beat them in the playoffs while facing injury issues on defense.

01/03/2014

GREEN BAY, WI - NOVEMBER 04: Aaron Rodgers #12 of the Green Bay Packers pitches the ball to Randall Cobb #18 against the Arizona Cardinals at Lambeau Field on November 4, 2012 in Green Bay, Wisconsin. The Packers defeated the Cardinals 31-17. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Packers Hope To Avoid Deja Vu Against Niners

The Green Bay Packers pulled off a huge win to make the playoffs, but now they have to face off with the San Francisco 49ers. They will have to work to prevent a repeat of what happened when these two met last season.

12/31/2013

GLENDALE, AZ - DECEMBER 29: Wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald #11 of the Arizona Cardinals is tackled by free safety Eric Reid #35 of the San Francisco 49ers after a reception during the fourth quarter of the NFL game at the University of Phoenix Stadium on December 29, 2013 in Glendale, Arizona. The 49ers defeated the Cardinals 23-20. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

49ers Defense Holds Off Arizona Cardinals In Season Finale

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.

12/30/2013

An image proposed by 49er fans to appear on a Seattle Billboard (SanFran Graphics)

49er Faithful Plan Seattle Billboard In Latest Round Of Fan Faceoff

Loyal San Francisco 49er fans are not wasting any time responding to recent Seattle Seahawks propaganda pranks being carried out in the Bay Area. They plan to up the ante with an even higher-profile stunt.

12/11/2013

Colin Kaepernick #7 of the San Francisco 49ers is chased by O'Brien Schofield #93 and D'Anthony Smith #94 of the Seattle Seahawks during the game at CenturyLink Field on September 15, 2013 in Seattle, Washington. The Seahawks defeated the 49ers 29-3. (Photo by Michael Zagaris/San Francisco 49ers/Getty Images)

Daily Madden: The Seahawks Need This Win Too

The word among NFL pundits is that the 49ers desperately need a win when they face the Seahawks at Candlestick Sunday. But John Madden says it’s an important game for the Seahawks as well.

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HOUSTON, TX- SEPTEMBER 29: Arian Foster #23 of the Houston Texans bows after his rushing touchdown against the Seattle Seahawks on September 29, 2013 at Reliant Stadium in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Thomas B. Shea/Getty Images)

49ers And Texans Match Up Will Come Down To Defense

The Houston Texans will face their second NFC West opponent in as many weeks, when they travel to Candlestick to take on the 49ers Sunday Night. Both teams are desperate for a win, have playoff aspirations, and with plenty of playmakers on both sides of the ball, this one has all the ingredients for an entertaining game.

10/01/2013

SEATTLE, WA - DECEMBER 1: Marshawn Lynch #24 of the Seattle Seahawks scores as he out runs Asante Samuel #22 of the Philadelphia Eagles at CenturyLink Field December 1, 2011 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Jay Drowns/Getty Images)

Ex-Cal Star Marshawn Lynch Running Toward Seahawks History

Ever since high school, Marshawn Lynch has been compared to another running back. Lynch has been covered by the glory of someone else, will this be the year that he ultimately radiates his dominance on the gridiron?

08/27/2013

GLENDALE, AZ - JULY 29: Quarterback Carson Palmer #3 of the Arizona Cardinals throws a pass during the team training camp at University of Phoenix Stadium on July 29, 2013 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Carson Palmer Provides The Cardinals With A Major Upgrade

Anybody who watched the Cardinals last year saw that they needed help at the quarterback position. Considering their options, Arizona has to be happy with their off-season addition of Carson Palmer.

08/18/2013

Colin Kaepernick #7 of the San Francisco 49ers passes the ball during a game against the Seattle Seahawks at CenturyLink Field on December 23, 2012 in Seattle, Washington.  (Photo by Stephen Brashear/Getty Images)

Analysis: Once Futile NFC West Now The League’s Toughest Division

It was only a few years ago that the NFC West was the laughingstock of the league, with Seattle snatching a division title in 2010 despite a 7-9 record. The situation was so unsightly that suggestions of altering the playoff seeding system became an off-season talking point.

08/01/2013

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