7:46 AM EST, Mon January 23, 2017
Ed Valentine / Big Blue View 14 mins ago
Eli Manning a finalist for Walter Payton Man of the Year Award

Eli Manning a finalist for Walter Payton Man of the Year Award

Giants’ quarterback nominated for seventh time New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning has been named a Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year Award finalist for the second consecutive year. The league announced on Sunday that Manning, Larry Fitzgerald of the Arizona Cardinals and Greg Olson of the Carolina Panthers are this year’s finalists. Each team nominates one player who has had a positive influence on their community. This is the seventh time Manning has been nominated by the Giants. The winner will be announced in Houston at NFL Honors, a two-hour primetime awards special airing...
Cat Scratch Reader 1 hour ago
The Scratching Post: Carolina Panthers News 1/23/17

The Scratching Post: Carolina Panthers News 1/23/17

Here’s your Panthers news for today. Greetings, internet users. Welcome to The Scratching Post. Here’s some reading material from outside CSR for you to consume. Max Henson takes an in-depth look at the Panthers’ cornerbacks (Panthers.com) The Panthers’ “offensive evolution” is already happening (Brandon Scott, Cat Crave) VIDEO: Here’s Daniel Jeremiah’s first 2017 mock draft (Panthers.com) Feel free to discuss the links above, or use this thread to chat about (almost) anything you want: video games, food, movies, non-football sports, you name it. As long as it's allowed by...
Revenge Of The Birds 1 hour ago
Larry Fitzgerald Man of the Year, Palmer playing again and more

Larry Fitzgerald Man of the Year, Palmer playing again and more

A look around the web on the Arizona Cardinals. The Arizona Cardinals lost to both Super Bowl participants... So there's that. Happy Monday one and all, the Super Bowl is 13 days away, which is hopefully going to give us a good game, because these playoffs have been a bore. Lot's of notes on Fitz as man of the year and a special section on the Cards cheerleaders for Gungus. Larry Fitzgerald named Walter Payton Man of the Year Award finalistArizona Cardinals WR Larry Fitzgerald, along with Eli Manning and Greg Olsen, is a finalist for the 2017 Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year award. Larry...
David Fucillo / Niners Nation 2 hours ago
Golden Nuggets: Super Bowl 51 matchup set, 49ers get 2 week wait on Kyle Shanahan

Golden Nuggets: Super Bowl 51 matchup set, 49ers get 2 week wait on Kyle Shanahan

San Francisco 49ers links for Monday, January 23, 2017. Good morning! The 2017 NFL playoffs are fast coming to a close, and we now have the matchup set for Super Bowl 51. The Atlanta Falcons and New England Patriots will square off in Houston in two weeks. Both teams crushed their conference championship opponent, and I would like to think after mostly a dud playoff season, this could end on a high note. The San Francisco 49ers are directly impacted by the playoffs. Falcons offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan is not allowed to formally join the 49ers until the Falcons playoff season ends....
Blogging The Boys 2 hours ago
Cowboys News: Couple Of Broncos Players Think Tony Romo Is A Good Fit

Cowboys News: Couple Of Broncos Players Think Tony Romo Is A Good Fit

Cowboys news o’ the day. On to some Cowboys news. Sanders: I would benefit playing with Tony Romo - NFL.com The speculation on where Tony Romo will end up continues unabated. It will be a popular topic for a while to come. Even some players from other NFL teams are getting in on the action. Both Emmanuel Sanders and DeMarcus Ware of the Denver Broncos were asked about it on the NFL Network. Both thought Romo would be a good fit. Sanders heaped a bit of praise on #9. "I believe I would benefit," [Sanders] said on GameDay Morning. "But one thing about it is: I'm always gonna take it back...
Sander Philipse / Bucs Nation 3 hours ago
Super Bowl LI confirms we’re in the worst sports timeline

Super Bowl LI confirms we’re in the worst sports timeline

2016 was awful, but this whole Super Bowl thing is just pushing things over the top. In sports. Yes, this is the worst timeline for Tampa Bay Buccaneers fans. Or, well, this specific Tampa Bay Buccaneers fan anyway. The Atlanta Falcons and New England Patriots won yesterday, and now we’ll get a Super Bowl with two eminently hate-able teams. Tom Brady’s smug face will be all over everything once again, except now it’ll be joined by Matt Ryan’s offensive blandness and a whole lot of praise for a team the Bucs beat repeatedly over the last years. I can’t even say I want Ryan and...
The Falcoholic 8 hours ago
Atlanta Falcons-Green Bay Packers post-game injury report: Julio Jones has an injured toe?

Atlanta Falcons-Green Bay Packers post-game injury report: Julio Jones has an injured toe?

Fact: Alex Mack’s has three pinkie toes The Atlanta Falcons are NFC Champions. It’s hard to believe that, but it’s true. In 14 days they will taken on the Goliath that is the New England Patriots. That’s two weeks to game plan, strategize, and get healthy. But lucky for us, the Falcons are already pretty healthy. I’ll get this out of the way: there weren’t any significant injuries today. Just a few things to keep an eye on. Alex Mack left the game early in the second quarter. Running back Devonta Freeman fell into his knee on a run play that went nowhere. Mack fell awkwardly,...
Revenge Of The Birds 9 hours ago
Super Bowl 51: Patriots and Falcons look to light up the Houston night

Super Bowl 51: Patriots and Falcons look to light up the Houston night

The Patriots and Falcons will do battle in Super Bowl 51. Well, no one saw the Atlanta Falcons rolling their way through the NFC into the Super Bowl, but that is what happened. The same team that absolutely dismantled the Arizona Cardinals in the regular season 38-19, destroyed the Green Bay Packers, in a game that was far too like last years NFC Championship Game, 44-21 over the Green Bay Packers. In the AFC Championship Game, the New England Patriots had little trouble with the Pittsburgh Steelers, winning going away 36-17. The early line for the game has the Patriots as a field goal...
Daily Norseman 9 hours ago
2017 NFL Playoffs: Super Bowl LI Matchup Set

2017 NFL Playoffs: Super Bowl LI Matchup Set

There’s one more meaningful game in this NFL season, and it happens two weeks from tonight. We are officially down to just one more meaningful game in the 2016 NFL season, ladies and gentlemen. It will take place deep in the heart of Texas, but it won’t take place for another two weeks. Yes, on Sunday the matchup for Super Bowl LI. . .that’s 51 for you non-Roman types. . .was set for Sunday, 5 February at NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas. In the NFC Championship Game, the football powers that be finally chose to smile upon fans of the Minnesota Vikings, as the Atlanta Falcons defeated...
Super Bowl LI is Falcons vs. Patriots

Super Bowl LI is Falcons vs. Patriots

The matchup for Super Bowl LI is set. The Atlanta Falcons will take on the New England Patriots. Today was a letdown if you did not have a team in the running. It was a bad day of football with a pair of noncompetitive games. The Falcons crushed the Packers in Atlanta 44-21. In the nightcap, the Patriots blew out the Steelers in Foxborough 36-17. From a Jets perspective, this Super Bowl isn’t pretty. Obviously any Patriots Super Bowl is not going to be a pleasant one. On the other side, you have a Falcons team coached by Dan Quinn. Quinn interviewed and was considered for the Jets head...
The Falcoholic 10 hours ago
Super Bowl LI: Falcons vs. Patriots set for two weeks from Sunday

Super Bowl LI: Falcons vs. Patriots set for two weeks from Sunday

Matt Ryan vs Tom Brady. Let the debates begin. The Falcons punched their ticket to the Super Bowl by dominating the Green Bay Packers by a final score of 44-20. The Patriots took it to the Steelers, beating them in convincing fashion 36-17. Matt Ryan vs. Tom Brady. The two All-Pro QBs and MVP candidates will face-off in two weeks, and it seems absolutely fitting. The Patriots The Patriots finished the season with a 14-2 record and have been nearly unstoppable since Tom Brady came back from his four game suspension. They were the number three scoring offense (behind Atlanta and New Orleans)...
David Fucillo / Niners Nation 10 hours ago
Patriots-Steelers final score: Tom Brady dominates to set up Super Bowl 51 matchup with Falcons

Patriots-Steelers final score: Tom Brady dominates to set up Super Bowl 51 matchup with Falcons

Super Bowl 51 will be a battle of the likely 49ers head coach, and one of the finalists. The New England Patriots capped a day of home team dominance, and will not head to Houston to face the Atlanta Falcons. The Patriots won the AFC Championship Game, beating the Pittsburgh Steelers by a final score of 36-17. The Patriots and Falcons victories mean Super Bowl 51 will feature plenty of meaning for San Francisco 49ers fan. The offensive coordinators for both teams were finalists for the 49ers head coach job. Josh McDaniels withdrew his name from consideration this past Monday, and all...
The Falcoholic 12 hours ago
The Falcons say goodbye to the Georgia Dome and goodbye to the past

The Falcons say goodbye to the Georgia Dome and goodbye to the past

The Falcons have come close so many times, but we all hope this is the year they get it done. The Atlanta Falcons are going to the Super Bowl, something I would wager at least 90% of the Falcons fanbase did not entertain as a possibility before this season began. They destroyed some of the best teams in the NFL on their way here, put together one of the greatest offensive seasons anyone’s ever going to see, laid to rest questions about Matt Ryan’s ability to win in the postseason, and even silenced all of us who said the defense might not be good enough to get the job done in the...
David Fucillo / Niners Nation 12 hours ago
Report: Washington hires Jim Tomsula to serve as DL coach, promote Greg Manusky to DC

Report: Washington hires Jim Tomsula to serve as DL coach, promote Greg Manusky to DC

Two former 49ers coaches will be taking on big roles in Washington. Washington head coach Jay Gruden is making changes to the defensive side of his coaching staff, and he is dealing with some familiar names. Former San Francisco 49ers head coach Jim Tomsula will take over as defensive line coach, according to NBC4’s Carol Maloney. Additionally, Gruden is promoting former 49ers defensive coordinator Greg Manusky from outside linebackers coach to defensive coordinator, according to Ian Rapoport and Mike Garafolo. Tomsula was out of football over the past year following his firing by the...
The Falcoholic 13 hours ago
Atlanta Falcons head to their 2nd Super Bowl, first in almost 20 years

Atlanta Falcons head to their 2nd Super Bowl, first in almost 20 years

These Falcons are bullies. They beat up the Seattle Seahawks and Green Bay Packers like they were school kids. This almost feels unnatural. The Falcons are unbelievably good. At the Falcoholic, we are typically a pretty optimistic group. The biggest homers of the group suggested the Falcons might flirt with the playoffs. They were facing the league’s toughest schedule. The team left plenty of holes after free agency. How we ended up here, I have no explanation. It feels so fantastic to have our expectations exceeded. I’ve never felt happier to be wrong. The Falcons are beating up the...
Acme Packing Company 13 hours ago
Packers-Falcons Final Score: Atlanta starts hot on their way to 44-21 destruction of Green Bay

Packers-Falcons Final Score: Atlanta starts hot on their way to 44-21 destruction of Green Bay

The Falcons outclassed Packers in an NFC Championship blowout. An unmitigated beatdown in Atlanta has delivered the Packers to a familiar fate: they’ve been eliminated from the poastseason via a crushing defeat in the NFC Championship game. Points were expected, but it’s safe to say that the general consensus was that scores would be coming from both teams. The Packers could not keep up with the Falcons, who were virtually unstoppable thanks to presumptive-MVP Matt Ryan and his main counterpart, Julio Jones. FIRST HALF Atlanta started the game with several key third down conversions. ...
The Falcoholic 13 hours ago
Falcons 44 - Packers 21 final score: Atlanta’s going to the Super Bowl

Falcons 44 - Packers 21 final score: Atlanta’s going to the Super Bowl

It was a huge win for the Falcons, who went up by a million scores before letting off the gas at all. The Altanta Falcons came into this game with questions of legacy and success swirling around them. They left it as the NFC champion, and one of the greatest (if not the greatest) Falcons team I’ve ever had the pleasure of watching. They won this one handily. They won this one going away. Every concern I had about Aron Rodgers taking over this game or the Green Bay defense coming up with a key turnover melted away by the second quarter, and the fourth quarter brought official confirmation...
David Fucillo / Niners Nation 13 hours ago
Falcons-Packers final score: Kyle Shanahan offense headed to Super Bowl 51

Falcons-Packers final score: Kyle Shanahan offense headed to Super Bowl 51

The Atlanta Falcons had no trouble with the Green Bay Packers, and are headed to Super Bowl LI. We break it down, and what it means for the San Francisco 49ers. The Atlanta Falcons put on quite the show Sunday afternoon. The Falcons had zero trouble against the Green Bay Packers, beating them by a final score of 44-21. Atlanta advances to Super Bowl 51 to face the winner of the AFC Championship Game between the New England Patriots and Pittsburgh Steelers. The Falcons offense was incredibly impressive for the second straight week. They had no trouble putting a beatdown on the Seattle...
David Fucillo / Niners Nation 14 hours ago
DeShaun Watson likes what Kyle Shanahan is doing with the Atlanta Falcons offense

DeShaun Watson likes what Kyle Shanahan is doing with the Atlanta Falcons offense

The former Falcons ball boy seems to be enjoying this. The Atlanta Falcons are absolutely rolling the Green Bay Packers, and it is getting plenty of attention. A couple 49ers and players from around the league have been tweeting compliments about what Kyle Shanahan and the Falcons offense are doing. Now we can add a slightly more interesting piece of social media. Clemson quarterback, and potential first round pick DeShaun Watson likes what he sees. He was once a ball boy for the Falcons, so I imagine this is not the first Falcons game he watched. Someone tweeted at him asking if he was...
Acme Packing Company 14 hours ago
Packers Injury Update: Kentrell Brice, Micah Hyde, Lane Taylor all out for the game

Packers Injury Update: Kentrell Brice, Micah Hyde, Lane Taylor all out for the game

The Packers are down three key players for the second half. The Green Bay Packers are down 31-0 early in the second half, and any chance of a comeback is down to the dimmest glimmer of hope. Still, the team will try to find a way to come back without three critical players. Safety Kentrell Brice was injured on the opening kickoff, and has been ruled out for the second half. Safety/cornerback Micah Hyde hurt his shoulder on a tackle in the second quarter, and he has been ruled out for the second half. Starting left guard Lane Taylor was also hurt late in the second quarter and - guess what...

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