You laugh now, but there was a time, very recently, when it was a debate. There was a time, when we thought the kid had commandeered the throne. There was a time when, when we thought it was the dawn of one empire, and the dusk of another.
Each team has just 16 chances to distinguish itself from the pack in order to secure a playoff spot and hopefully a bid in the Super Bowl. The question is, quite simply, will the Super Bowl champion emerge from the AFC or NFC?
The one thing on the minds of the NFC champion Niners is bringing home the franchise’s sixth Lombardi Trophy after coming so close in a 34-31 loss to the Baltimore Ravens — and Jim Harbaugh’s big brother, John — back in February.
The Ravens will have to get used to not having Ray Lewis in the locker room. Though his leadership will never be fully replaced, the Ravens hope rookie Arthur Brown can pick up some of the slack left by Lewis’ departure.
A computer program called the Predictalator simulated the NFL season 50,000 times and concluded that the San Francisco 49ers are the most likely team to win the Super Bowl this season.
The Predictalator created by Prediction Machine simulated the NFL season 50,000 times, says that the 49ers are the most likely team to win.
49ers starting cornerback Tarell Brown forfeited a $2 million increase in his 2013 base salary when he didn’t show up for the team’s voluntary off-season workouts.
Thanks to one of the NFL’s most talented rosters and sound salary-cap management, the San Francisco 49ers should have an extended window of opportunity as Super Bowl contenders. San Francisco could replace New England as the NFL’s model franchise.
At a South Lawn event, President Obama praised the Baltimore Ravens team for the goal line stand that sealed its Super Bowl victory over the San Francisco 49ers.
Goodbye cold, grungy Candlestick Park. Hello high tech, shiny new Levi’s Stadium. Fifty-four years after $32 million Candlestick Park opened, the 49ers are building a new, $1.2 billion showcase of a stadium.