Smith is expected to return to the field for Saturday night’s NFC divisional playoff game against Green Bay (12-5) at Candlestick Park, and, oh, how his teammates will welcome back “The Cowboy” as they try to chase down Aaron Rodgers and Co. Smith, the soft-spoken emotional leader of defensive coordinator Vic Fangio’s unit, missed the final two regular-season games with a partially torn left triceps muscle. His arm is now covered in a protective brace for practice, and everybody involved expects him to be ready to play for the NFC West champions (11-4-1). Coach Jim Harbaugh put it this way Wednesday: “God willing and the creek don’t rise, he will play.” Having the extra week of rest was a huge help for Smith’s health. San Francisco secured the NFC’s No. 2 seed with a win against Arizona and when Minnesota beat Green Bay in Week 17. It is the versatile Smith who makes this defense go – with his stingy pass-rushing and run-stopping. Sure, there’s Patrick Willis, NaVorro Bowman, Aldon Smith. And a talented, playmaking secondary. Smith is a smash-mouth footballer to the core. The definition of the blue-collar player Harbaugh so loves. Smith chips his teeth about once a season thanks to a refusal to wear a mouth guard because it restricts his breathing. “Justin, his presence just back on the practice field, I can tell you this, that there’s a character of our team that’s enhanced, is driven by Justin,” Harbaugh said earlier in the week. “And that’s the way I think of it … Video Rating: 5 / 5
Brad Wells, Colts blogger from StampedeBlue.com, joins Matt in the studio to preview all four divisional playoff games, reflect on Wild Card weekend, make Super Bowl predictions, and discuss some misguided preseason predictions. (There’s also some Rookie of the Year discussion, and Brad dares to besmirch the name of Robert Griffin III.) For alternate versions: VIDEO: itunes.apple.com AUDIO: itunes.apple.com Video Rating: 4 / 5
Though they finished with the best record in the NFC, not too many outside of Atlanta are believing in the Falcons chances at winning the Super Bowl. As the NFC’s No. 1 seed, the Falcons will host the surging Seattle Seahawks, who advanced last weekend by defeating Robert Griffin III and the Washington Redskins. Caleb Rutherford of The Falcoholic breaks down the matchup across six categories followed by a final prediction. Subscribe! Video Rating: 5 / 5
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My Site: www.theawesomearchfiend.com Twitter: twitter.com BlogTV and Chat Room: www.blogtv.com Live show archive: www.blogtv.com The Notre Dame fighting Irish killed another chance for me to actually appreciate college football. What an utter joke of a “number one” team that was going against a team in Alabama that is leaps and bounds better than them. NFL wild card playoffs started off with mostly lackluster play. RG3 fizzled on one leg. Webb sucked for Minny. Flacco wins another playoff game. Texans pull a repeat performance from last years wild card performance. Now it’s time for some really good football teams to enter the mix. That is all. Video Rating: 4 / 5
This weekend was great for 49ers. The Niners are once again in the NFC Championship game. Same game where they lost to the New Yorks Giants last season. This is a video of me and my family watching the Niners beat the Green Bay Packers during the Divisional Playoffs. LET’S GO NINERS Video Rating: 5 / 5
Matt Ryan First Playoff Victory? Russell Wilson Proves to be Best Rookie QB? NFL Playoffs. NFC Championship. Julio Jones & Roddy White Best Wide Reciever Duo. Julio Jones Interception, Tony Gonzalez.Matt Ryan First Career Playoff Win. Seattle Seahawks Comeback Down by 20 in first half.