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NFC Championship Game

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Super Bowl Berth On Russell Wilson’s Shoulders

San Francisco possesses a fast defense; their ends are fast, their linebackers are fast and despite not having the All-Pro secondary the Seahawks boast, they, too, can run and cover ground. Giving them more ground to cover is large advantage to Wilson and the Seahawks.

1090 The Fan–01/15/2014

Brandon Mebane  (Photo by Stephen Brashear/Getty Images)

Mebane Comes Up With Standout Season For Seahawks

As the Seahawks head into Sunday’s NFC championship game against San Francisco, Brandon Mebane has the most seniority of the four players still on Seattle’s roster from before the arrival of head coach Pete Carroll and general manager John Schneider.

1090 The Fan–01/15/2014

Mike Holmgren in 2008 (Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

Away From Coaching, Holmgren In Seattle’s Corner

After so many seasons of trying to insulate his teams from the noise on the outside and shield players from nosey media, Mike Holmgren now finds himself on the other side. He may be a coach with Hall of Fame credentials, but he’s simply a fan, observer and part-time member of the media when it comes to Sunday’s NFC championship game between Seattle and San Francisco, two franchises he knows quite well.

1090 The Fan–01/14/2014

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

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