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49ers Cut Pro Bowl Kicker

AP | ANTONIO GONZALEZ | Posted 03.07.2013 | Sports

SAN FRANCISCO -- On top of the NFL one season, out the door the next. The San Francisco 49ers released six-time Pro Bowl kicker David Akers on Wednes...

49ers Rally Past Falcons To Reach Super Bowl

AP | PAUL NEWBERRY | Posted 03.22.2013 | Sports

ATLANTA — The clutch quarterback. The genius coach. The big-play defense. The San Francisco 49ers are ready to start a new dynasty with a famil...

49ers Reach Super Bowl

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 01.20.2013 | Sports

The San Francisco 49ers defense made sure that Matt Ryan would not author another late game-winning drive. With just more than a minute remaining, the...

Each Playoff Team Has Flaws To Fix

AP | By ARNIE STAPLETON | Posted 01.02.2013 | Sports

The NFL's dandy dozen is set – and truth be told, a little scared. Nobody's perfect, and all the teams that made the playoffs face potential pitf...

49ers Kicker Deletes Twitter Account After Receiving Death Threat

Posted 12.21.2012 | Sports

By Chris Yuscavage, Complex Sports Mark Sanchez isn't the only NFL player who received a death threat on Twitter this week. On Wednesday, 49ers kic...

49ers Clinch Playoff Berth, Escape Late Comeback

Tyler R. Tynes | Posted 02.18.2013 | Sports
Tyler R. Tynes

Sunday Night Football usually produces some of the best games seen from season to season in the National Football League, and this week, the stakes couldn't be any higher -- or the game any better.

49ers Kicker Tied NFL Record

AP | Posted 09.09.2012 | Sports

GREEN BAY, Wis. -- San Francisco 49ers kicker David Akers bounced a ball off the crossbar and through the uprights from 63 yards just before halftime,...

I Didn't Get Everything I Wanted...

Elizabeth Engel | Posted 02.26.2012 | Sports
Elizabeth Engel

Happy holidays, y'all! Whatever you celebrate, and whoever you celebrate with, I hope you had a good time. I certainly did, watching the Eagles stomp the Cowboys for the second time this season.

David Akers Kicks 49ers Past Seahawks

AP | TIM BOOTH | Posted 02.23.2012 | Sports

SEATTLE — David Akers kicked his way into the NFL record book and moved the San Francisco 49ers closer to a playoff bye. Akers made four field ...

2011 NFL Season Week 12 Picks

Elizabeth Engel | Posted 01.25.2012 | Sports
Elizabeth Engel

The Patriots come to the Linc to take on the Eagles this week. Even when we all thought that Vince Young's "Dream Team" comment might have some validity, I had this one circled as a loss. And the Eagles have stunk at home this year. And Vick's still sidelined.

2011 NFL Season Week 10 Picks

Elizabeth Engel | Posted 01.23.2014 | Sports
Elizabeth Engel

I did such a bad job with my picks last week, that this week I've turned making the picks over to Chef Spouse. If he blows it, too, next week, I'm let...

49ers Beat Redskins: Frank Gore, Alex Smith Lead 19-11 For 6th Straight Win

AP | By JOSEPH WHITE | Posted 01.06.2012 | Sports

LANDOVER, Md. -- After his fifth straight 100-yard game, a San Francisco 49ers franchise record, Frank Gore donned a dark green military-style jacket,...

Ponzi Schemer Who Duped NFL Players To Steal $50 Million Faces Sentencing

AP | APRIL CASTRO | Posted 01.04.2012 | Sports

AUSTIN, Texas — The former CEO of a Texas-based investment firm was sentenced to 17 years in prison Friday for a scheme that used former NFL pla...

2010 NFL Wildcard Weekend Recap

Elizabeth Engel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Elizabeth Engel

Stud of the week? Seriously, there isn't one. I can't think of a single player who didn't make at least one major mistake.

2010 NFL Week 16 Recap

Elizabeth Engel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Elizabeth Engel

Eagles v.Vikings, Tuesday, December 28, 2010 Stud of the week: ... ... ... Damn. Even David Akers missed a field goal. Even Sav Rocca had a bad pu...

2010 NFL Week 15 Recap

Elizabeth Engel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Elizabeth Engel

This was a rough game to attend in an unfriendly stadium. I know Eagles fans have a deserved reputation for being tough on opposing teams' fans and being somewhat lacking in class.

2010 NFL Week 13 Recap

Elizabeth Engel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Elizabeth Engel

Eagles over Texans, Thursday, December 2, 2010 Stud of the week: Michael Vick. Not only was his defense not able to hold a 14 point lead, going down ...

2010 NFL Week 12 Recap

Elizabeth Engel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Elizabeth Engel

Eagles at Bears, Sunday, November 28, 2010 Stud of the week: David Akers. He was the only one who seems to have showed up to play, doing everything t...

2010 NFL Week 6 Recap

Elizabeth Engel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Elizabeth Engel

Eagles over Falcons, October 17, 2010 Stud of the week: DeSean Jackson. No contest. He'd put up 14 points on the Falcons before the BS hit Dunta Ro...

Eagles v. Jags Preseason Game Notes

Elizabeth Engel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Elizabeth Engel

OK, we all know that that purpose of the preseason is to help the coaches figure out who gets cut v. relegated to the practice squad v. assigned to wo...

Well, That Was Pathetic

Elizabeth Engel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Elizabeth Engel

We should probably issue an APB for the Eagles. Who were those guys in the green jerseys yesterday, and what did they do with our team?

We Tried To Give it Away, But We Failed.

Elizabeth Engel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Elizabeth Engel

We have an agreement Chez Snark: when things are going badly enough that I'm swearing like a sailor, I voluntarily remove myself so that the rest of the people here can continue to enjoy the game.

Broncos Drop Heartbreaker As Playoff Chances Fade

AP | ROB MAADDI | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

PHILADELPHIA — No matter how hard he tried, Brian Dawkins couldn't will the Denver Broncos to victory in his emotional return to Philadelphia. ...