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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 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)

Clay Matthews Out, Carlos Rogers Question Mark For 49ers And Packers Playoff Showdown

The fact that both teams could be without a key defensive player this Sunday when the 49ers and Packers play is not good. While Green Bay already knows their fate, San Francisco is hoping and waiting that they will not be without Carlos Rogers.

01/03/2014

ATLANTA, GA - DECEMBER 29: Cam Newton #1 of the Carolina Panthers celebrates their 21-20 win over the Atlanta Falcons at Georgia Dome on December 29, 2013 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Panthers Need To Focus On Their Opponent, Not Themselves

The Carolina Panthers have a first-round bye in the upcoming playoffs and they have an extra week to prepare for whatever team may end up facing them in Bank of America Stadium. Cam Newton recently said that they don’t care who their opponent is, but the key to winning is forgetting about egos and focusing on their opponent.

01/02/2014

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

Newton and the Panthers can take a big step toward the No. 2 seed Sunday.  (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Churchill’s Week 16 Picks Plus Playoff Scenarios

The battle for the No. 2 seed occurs on the field in Carolina where the Saints look to sweep the Panthers. If they do so, New Orleans will lock up the No. 2 seed and first-round bye.

1090 The Fan–12/22/2013

SEATTLE, WA - SEPTEMBER 22: Running back Robert Turbin #22 of the Seattle Seahawks rushes against the Jacksonville Jaguars at CenturyLink Field on September 22, 2013 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)

For Seattle Seahawks, Consistency Is The Name Of The Game

It’s amazing how much teams can change from season to season, even without a huge personnel overhaul. But unlike most teams in the NFL, Seattle has been surprisingly consistent over the past couple of years.

1090 The Fan–09/25/2013

SEATTLE - SEPTEMBER 15: Marshawn Lynch #24 of the Seattle Seahawks runs the ball against the San Francisco 49ers on September 15, 2013 at Century Link Field in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images)

Lynch Goes Beast Mode, Kaepernick And 49ers Shut Down

Russell WIlson gets to keep both of his eyebrows. After Seattle’s 29-3 beat down of the San Francisco 49ers, the big question is which eyebrow will 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick shave off.

1090 The Fan–09/16/2013

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Seahawks Not Concerned With 49ers/Packers Film

Unlike most teams who like to watch their next opponent’s most recent game film, Seattle isn’t going to rely on the 49ers/Packers game. Rather, the Hawks are looking back to the 2012 season for the right footage.

1090 The Fan–09/11/2013

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NFC Update: Teams Averted Catastrophe This Week For First Team Offenses

This week was the final week that starters were likely to appear in the preseason, offering fans one more indiscernible glimpse of what may lie ahead in the ensuing 17 weeks of NFL battle.

08/26/2013

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NFC Update: NFL Preseason Victories Overshadowed By Key Player Losses

Here’s an update on which NFC teams took a step forward this week, and which ones overwhelmed the training staff with a rash of new injuries…

08/19/2013

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