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NFL Playoffs

Germany's forward Andre Schuerrle (L) scores past Brazil's goalkeeper Julio Cesar during the semi-final football match between Brazil and Germany at The Mineirao Stadium in Belo Horizonte on July 8, 2014, during the 2014 FIFA World Cup.    (FRANCOIS XAVIER MARIT/AFP/Getty Images)

Daily Madden: Brazil vs. Netherlands? What’s The Point?

As Germany and Argentina prepare to face off for the World Cup Sunday, semi-final losers Brazil and the Netherlands will play a match Friday.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–07/10/2014

A general view of the Mercedes-Benz Superdome prior to Super Bowl XLVII on January 31, 2013 in New Orleans, Louisiana.  (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Daily Madden: No Change In NFL Playoffs, Yet

Among the topics at the NFL owners meetings in Atlanta this week is an expanded playoffs schedule. “Eventually it’s going to happen,” John Madden told the KCBS Radio morning crew. “It’s not going to happen […]

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Dee Ford #30 of the South team works against Morgan Moses #78 during a Senior Bowl practice session at Fairhope Stadium on January 20, 2014 in Fairhope, Alabama. (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)

Daily Madden: NFL Scouts Seek Run Blockers At Senior Bowl

There are reports that NFL scouts will be paying close attention to run blocking at the college Senior Bowl this weekend. “It’s interesting how that flip-flopped,” John Madden told the KCBS Radio morning crew.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–01/22/2014

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - DECEMBER 08: Running back Marshawn Lynch #24 of the Seattle Seahawks scores a touchdown against cornerback Carlos Rogers #22 and linebacker Patrick Willis #52 of the San Francisco 49ers in the first quarter on December 8, 2013 at Candlestick Park in San Francisco, California. The 49ers won 19-17. (Photo by Brian Bahr/Getty Images)

Carlos Rogers, Will Tukuafu Likely To Play For 49ers; Percy Harvin May Not Play For Seahawks

The 3 big names dealing with injuries heading into the NFC Championship Game could all play. The 49ers figure to have both Carlos Rogers and Will Tukuafu ready to go, while Seattle’s Percy Harvin is a big question mark and will remain so up until kickoff.

01/17/2014

DENVER - SEPTEMBER 14: Sherri Adams, of Arvada, Colorado enters the staduim as the San Diego Chargers face the Denver Broncos during NFL action at Invesco Field at Mile High on September 14, 2008 in Denver, Colorado. Adams hat has tickets displayed from 35 years of being a Broncos season ticket holder. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

Denver Broncos Advise Fans To Purchase ‘Real’ Championship Game Tickets

For those that want to attend the AFC Championship Game, making sure to purchase legitimate tickets is a big deal. Counterfeits are more popular all the time, especially as the playoffs arrive.

01/15/2014

SEATTLE, WA - JANUARY 11: Seattle Seahawks fans hold up 12th Man signs as the Seahawks take on the New Orleans Saints during the NFC Divisional Playoff Game at CenturyLink Field on January 11, 2014 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)

Seahawks Restriction Of Ticket Sales Only Gives 49er Fans Another Reason To Dislike Seattle

The news of the Seahawks restricting sales to this Sundays games to certain zip code has been met with mixed results. While some might not like it, it’s legal, and more importantly will not give Seattle’s any additional advantage. The only thing this move really does is add to the 49er fan base’s hatred of their division rival.

01/15/2014

ATLANTA, GA - DECEMBER 29: Greg Olsen #88 of the Carolina Panthers celebrates after making a catch for a touchdown against the Atlanta Falcons at the Georgia Dome on December 29, 2013 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Scott Cunningham/Getty Images)

Extra Week Of Rest Allows Panthers To Be Very Healthy For 49ers

The Carolina Panthers were thrilled to get the first-round bye in the NFL playoffs because it meant one less game between them and the Super Bowl. They were also very grateful for it because it allowed a number of players to fully heal up.

01/10/2014

DENVER, CO - DECEMBER 2: A general overhead view of Sports Authority Field Field at Mile High as the sun sets during a game between the Denver Broncos and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on December 2, 2012 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Dustin Bradford/Getty Images)

San Diego Hoping For A Mile High City Miracle

When the San Diego Chargers went into Denver last month and beat the Broncos, no doubt some eyebrows were raised. Now, imagine if they do it again this Sunday.

01/10/2014

TAMPA, FL - DECEMBER 15: Cornerback Carlos Rogers #22 of the San Francisco 49ers defends against a pass to wide receiver Vincent Jackson #83 of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers December15, 2013 at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)

Injuries To Carlos Rogers And Steve Smith Should Not Drastically Effect 49ers Or Panthers

The only two notable names that could miss this Sunday’s game between the 49ers and Panthers are Steve Smith and Carlos Rogers. While it’s unlikely that Smith will sit, it would not be a surprise to see Rogers not dressed. Regardless of what happens, both teams will be fine, and shouldn’t have to make any major adjustments.

01/10/2014

PHILADELPHIA, PA - JANUARY 04: Lance Moore #16 of the New Orleans Saints celebrates with his teammates after scoring a 24 yard touchdown thrown by Drew Brees #9 in the third quarter against the Philadelphia Eagles during their NFC Wild Card Playoff game at Lincoln Financial Field on January 4, 2014 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Saints Healthy, Ready For Rematch In Seattle

The New Orleans Saints have lost a few players to injured reserve over the course of the season, but right now, they’re looking extremely healthy for those still on the active roster. With all 53 players at practice and some new methods implemented by coach Sean Payton, the Saints are as ready as they’ll ever be.

01/10/2014

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