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Swartz: Seahawks Make The Most Of Playoff Bye

Recharge the bodies and minds. Sharpen the blocking and tackling techniques. Those are the rewards and goals for Seattle’s top seeded playoff team during a first round bye.

1090 The Fan–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

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Brett Eldredge Loyal to Chicago Bears, Now Rooting For Broncos in Super Bowl

While his beloved Bears were knocked out of the playoffs by the Packers, the country star still dreams of the Chicago team winning the Super Bowl.

01/03/2014

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Seahawks Can Bust Myth Of Home Field Advantage

Home field advantage hasn’t been the stone-cold lock some believe it is. The first-round bye has bitten several top seeds over the year, and the phrase “Any Given Sunday” is truly in effect, no matter the team nor venue.

1090 The Fan–01/01/2014

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

Which Team Is The Best Opponent for Seattle?

Seattle has already faced, and beaten, both the Saints and 49ers this season but not the Packers. Does the unknown help or hurt a team in the Playoffs?

12/31/2013

GLENDALE, AZ - DECEMBER 29: kicker Phil Dawson #9 of the San Francisco 49ers celebrates after kicking the game winning 40 yard field goal against the Arizona Cardinals during the final moments 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 Lean On Experience In NFC Playoffs

Last year, the 49ers made an improbable run to the Super Bowl, before falling one play short of reaching the ultimate team goal. They lost to the Baltimore Ravens, a more experienced team that rode momentum all the way to a Championship. This year it’s San Francisco who fits this description and unlike last year, the Niners have everything in place to get past the rest of the NFC.

12/31/2013

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - SEPTEMBER 08: Randall Cobb #18 of the Green Bay Packers stretches across the goal line for a touchdown while being pulled down by Carlos Rogers #22 of the San Francisco 49ers in the first quarter at Candlestick Park on September 8, 2013 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

49ers, Packers Renew Rivalry In Opening Round Of Playoffs

Two of the NFL’s most decorated franchises will meet this Sunday when the Packers and 49ers meet in a NFC Wild Card matchup. The winner will move on in the playoffs, while the loser will face a disappointing end to a season that started with much higher aspirations.

12/30/2013

Golden Tate and the Seahawks looks to waive goodbye, again, to the Rams, and clinch home field advantage Sunday. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Churchill’s Picks, Playoff Projections

Obviously, I see the Seattle Seahawks edging out the St. Louis Rams at CenturyLink and finally securing the division title, the No. 1 overall seed and thus a first-round bye and home field advantage throughout their trek through the NFC Playoffs.

1090 The Fan–12/29/2013

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Keidel: The Loneliest Star In The Lone Star State

Despite their dearth of recent success, all eyes will be on the Cowboys. For the karma and the drama, for better or worse, they are America’s team. Mostly for worse. Just watch on Sunday.

12/27/2013

Rodgers and the Packers are a major factor this weekend. (Photo by Mike McGinnis/Getty Images)

Churchill: NFL Playoff Picture

With many looking forward to Seahawks-49ers Part III, San Francisco may have to beat Green Bay on the road, then the Carolina Panthers on the road, before getting another shot at Seattle.

1090 The Fan–12/26/2013

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