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  1. Ravens await 49ers' ascending WR Crabtree

    Mike Sando

    One year ago, San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Michael Crabtree voiced frustration over the opportunities available to him during an overtime defeat to the New York Giants in the NFC Championship Game. Crabtree had finished that game with a singl...

    Blog | January 23, 2013
  2. Final Word: 49ers at Falcons

    Mike Sando

    Five nuggets of knowledge about the NFC Championship Game matchup Sunday between the San Francisco 49ers and Atlanta Falcons in the Georgia Dome: Quarterback equalizers: The 49ers went 5-2 this season when facing top-10 quarterbacks by regular-sea...

    Blog | January 18, 2013
  3. Jacobs and NFC West short-yardage guys

    Mike Sando

    Peter from Rutland, Vt., points to Anthony Dixon's failed third-and-1 rushing attempt in the NFC Championship Game as one reason the San Francisco 49ers might have signed former New York Giants running back Brandon Jacobs. This play escaped my att...

    Blog | March 29, 2012
  4. What makes quarterbacks, receivers click

    Mike Sando

    INDIANAPOLIS -- Those pushing for the San Francisco 49ers to upgrade at wide receiver can point to the NFC Championship Game for supporting evidence. Michael Crabtree's 3-yard reception stood as the lone catch for a 49ers wideout during a 20-17 ov...

    Blog | January 30, 2012
  5. Mailbag: All eyes on Peyton Manning

    Mike Sando

    Filippo from Windsor, Canada, thinks Alex Smith, not Kyle Williams, was the 49ers' biggest problem in the NFC Championship Game. He wondered whether the team could trade for Peyton Manning this offseason. Mike Sando: There will almost certainly be...

    Blog | January 26, 2012
  6. 49ers hurt, not slain, will rise to fight again

    Mike Sando

    SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- Notes and observations from San Francisco 49ers headquarters one day after the season ended with a 20-17 overtime defeat to the New York Giants in the NFC Championship Game: That was Jim Harbaugh, not the 16th century priva...

    Blog | January 23, 2012
  7. Rapid Reaction: Giants 20, 49ers 17 OT

    Mike Sando

    Thoughts on the San Francisco 49ers' 20-17 defeat to the New York Giants in the NFC Championship Game at Candlestick Park: What it means: The 49ers missed a chance to represent the NFC in Super Bowl XLVI thanks largely to two critical miscues in t...

    Blog | January 22, 2012
  8. First-half thoughts as Giants lead 49ers

    Mike Sando

    SAN FRANCISCO -- A few quick thoughts on the San Francisco 49ers as they head to halftime trailing the New York Giants 10-7 in the NFC Championship Game: The 49ers' pass rush is the key to the second half. San Francisco isn't getting enough press...

    Blog | January 22, 2012
  9. Chat wrap: 49ers prediction to come

    Mike Sando

    Six of eight humans predicting NFL outcomes for ESPN cast their votes for the New York Giants over the San Francisco 49ers in the NFC Championship game. They were split on the 49ers and New Orleans Saints last week. I'll post my prediction Friday,...

    Blog | January 19, 2012
  10. Around the NFC West: 49ers' good timing

    Mike Sando

    The San Francisco 49ers went into the 2011 season hoping to close the deal on a new stadium in Santa Clara. Let's just say it was a good time to go 13-3 and advance to the NFC Championship Game. Mike Rosenberg of the San Jose Mercury News says ...

    Blog | January 19, 2012
  11. Delanie Walker's status and 49ers' offense

    Mike Sando

    Delanie Walker's potential return from a broken jaw for the NFC Championship Game could restore a welcome dimension to the San Francisco 49ers' offense. The sixth-year tight end can be a valuable contributor in multiple ways. Week 10: Alex ...

    Blog | January 18, 2012
  12. Beware Alex Smith, the clutch runner

    Mike Sando

    Slowing San Francisco 49ers running backs Frank Gore and Kendall Hunter might not be enough for the New York Giants in the NFC Championship Game. The Giants must worry about another rushing threat: quarterback Alex Smith. Smith's 28-yard touchd...

    Blog | January 18, 2012
  13. Around the NFC West: Huge week ahead

    Mike Sando

    This is going to be a fantastic week, probably the best for the NFC West since Arizona's Super Bowl appearance three years ago. It could get a whole lot better with a San Francisco 49ers victory over the New York Giants in the NFC Championship Gam...

    Blog | January 16, 2012
  14. Quick Take: Giants at 49ers

    Mike Sando

    Three things to know about next Sunday's New York Giants-San Francisco 49ers NFC Championship Game at Candlestick Park: 1. Home sweet home. Getting the NFC title game at home is a dream scenario for the 49ers. Quarterback Alex Smith has been much,...

    Blog | January 15, 2012