San Francisco faced a Saturday deadline to decide on Aldon Smith’s immediate future, and general manager Trent Baalke suggested last week the team would keep him around at least for 2015.
The Seahawks won their first Super Bowl title Sunday night in overpowering fashion, punishing Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos 43-8.
Russell Wilson threw a 35-yard touchdown pass on fourth down and Seattle’s top-ranked defense forced two late turnovers, lifting the Seahawks into their second Super Bowl with a 23-17 victory over the San Francisco 49ers for the NFC championship Sunday.
San Francisco All-Pro linebacker NaVorro Bowman left Sunday’s NFC championship game in the fourth quarter after suffering a serious left knee injury.
Colin Kaepernick threw one touchdown pass and ran for another score as the San Francisco 49ers defeated the Panthers 23-10 on Sunday to advance to the NFC championship game for the third straight season.
Phil Dawson kicked a 33-yard field goal as time expired, and Colin Kaepernick threw for 227 yards and ran for another 98 to lead the San Francisco 49ers past the Green Bay Packers 23-20 on Sunday night.
Phil Dawson kicked a 40-yard field goal as the game ended to lift the 49ers to a 23-20 victory over the Cardinals on Sunday, giving the Niners the NFC’s No. 5 playoff seed.
Peyton Manning set the NFL single-season record for yards passing and threw 4 first-half TD passes to clinch the top seed in the AFC playoffs for the Broncos with a 34-14 victory over Oakland on Sunday.
The San Diego Chargers remained alive in the playoff race by overcoming three turnovers to beat Oakland 26-13 on Sunday.
Jamaal Charles tied a franchise record with 5 touchdowns in a game, Alex Smith threw 5 TD passes and the Chiefs beat the Raiders 56-31 on Sunday to clinch at least a wild-card spot.