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Dave Martin/AP file photoEric Wright (30) said he "no longer had the same passion" for the game when announcing his retirement.

Playoff matchup the latest chapter in Harbaugh vs. Caroll

Fans of the 49ers and Seattle Seahawks — and even fans of…

Dave Martin/AP file photoEric Wright (30) said he "no longer had the same passion" for the game when announcing his retirement.
Ben Margot/ap file photoKhalil Mack (52)

49ers must find ways to deal with Seattle’s noise

Jim Harbaugh will turn to lip reading, motioning and even sign language…

Ben Margot/ap file photoKhalil Mack (52)
Dave Martin/AP file photoEric Wright (30) said he "no longer had the same passion" for the game when announcing his retirement.

Seahawks don’t see problems with offense

Russell Wilson and the Seahawks offense haven’t exactly produced impressive numbers during…

Dave Martin/AP file photoEric Wright (30) said he "no longer had the same passion" for the game when announcing his retirement.
Marcio Jose Sanchez/2013 AP file photoGiants general manager Brian Sabean knows his team may need a boost at the trading deadline

Seattle a secondary market in every way

A friend of mine is a public-relations professional, and Monday he texted…

Marcio Jose Sanchez/2013 AP file photoGiants general manager Brian Sabean knows his team may need a boost at the trading deadline
Ben Margot/ap file photoKhalil Mack (52)

Fiery as ever, Harbaugh igniting 49ers’ run

Jim Harbaugh pirouetted in frustration following a personal foul on Dan Skuta.…

Ben Margot/ap file photoKhalil Mack (52)
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Linebackers lead way for 49ers into NFC title game

From the pick-6 that closed Candlestick Park to a pair of goal-line…

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Elaine Thompson/APSeahawks cornerback Richard Sherman’s postgame antics drew plenty of criticism

San Francisco native Mike Holmgren rooting for Seahawks against 49ers

Mike Holmgren is now one of the intruders. After so many seasons…

Elaine Thompson/APSeahawks cornerback Richard Sherman’s postgame antics drew plenty of criticism

Seahawks say ticket limits were to avoid brokers

The Seattle Seahawks said their decision to limit ticket sales for the…

John Froschauer/AP PhotoSan Francisco 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh walks off the field at the end of an NFL football game against the Seattle Seahawks

Harbaugh OK with Seahawks blocking Niner fans from buying tickets

The Seahawks made headlines by banning California residents, among many other states,…

John Froschauer/AP PhotoSan Francisco 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh walks off the field at the end of an NFL football game against the Seattle Seahawks
Jeff Chiu/APGiants left-hander Madison Bumgarner is a big reason the Giants have the best record in baseball.

NFC Championship will be decided by defenses

In Seattle on Sunday, the emphasis won’t be on the quarterbacks. It…

Jeff Chiu/APGiants left-hander Madison Bumgarner is a big reason the Giants have the best record in baseball.
Ben Margot/ap file photoKhalil Mack (52)

Niners are finding ways to win in any conditions

The 49ers have now made it to the NFC Championship Game in…

Ben Margot/ap file photoKhalil Mack (52)
youtube.comPastor Tim Christensen cut short his service on Sunday so he and his congregants could watch the 49ers-Panthers playoff game.

Pastor, 49ers fan, fakes abbreviated service

For Pastor Tim Christensen, San Francisco 49ers football trumps church -- but…

youtube.comPastor Tim Christensen cut short his service on Sunday so he and his congregants could watch the 49ers-Panthers playoff game.
Marcio Jose Sanchez/2013 AP file photoGiants general manager Brian Sabean knows his team may need a boost at the trading deadline

Ahmad Brooks the true Superman of Niners’ win against Carolina

When an NFL quarterback decides to dole out generous gifts of gratitude…

Marcio Jose Sanchez/2013 AP file photoGiants general manager Brian Sabean knows his team may need a boost at the trading deadline
Ben Margot/ap file photoKhalil Mack (52)

49ers looking for payback against Panthers

Niners coach Jim Harbaugh admitted this week that, yes, sometimes he worries…

Ben Margot/ap file photoKhalil Mack (52)
AP Photo/Mike RoemerSan Francisco 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh talks to the 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick (7) during a time out in the first half of an NFL wild-card playoff football game

Niners not overly worried about clock issues

Niners coach Jim Harbaugh has been criticized for his early use of…

AP Photo/Mike RoemerSan Francisco 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh talks to the 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick (7) during a time out in the first half of an NFL wild-card playoff football game
Ezra Shaw/Getty ImagesQuarterback Colin Kaepernick was sacked six times when the 49ers played the Panthers in the regular season.

Niners look to keep Kaepernick upright against Panthers

SANTA CLARA -- Ever since Jim Harbaugh arrived in San Francisco three…

Ezra Shaw/Getty ImagesQuarterback Colin Kaepernick was sacked six times when the 49ers played the Panthers in the regular season.
Ben Margot/ap file photoKhalil Mack (52)

Vernon Davis eager for chance against Panthers

SANTA CLARA — Already eight seasons familiar with the dangers of the…

Ben Margot/ap file photoKhalil Mack (52)
Ben Margot/ap file photoKhalil Mack (52)

In 15th year, Dawson finally has his playoff win

Phil Dawson walked off the field in triumph, his left hand still…

Ben Margot/ap file photoKhalil Mack (52)
Ben Margot/ap file photoKhalil Mack (52)

Niners have it all clicking at the right time

After all the fuss about the cold weather in Green Bay for…

Ben Margot/ap file photoKhalil Mack (52)
Jeff Chiu/APGiants left-hander Madison Bumgarner is a big reason the Giants have the best record in baseball.

Niners’ late-game magic could run out in Carolina

The way the 49ers have either pulled out wins or saved leads…

Jeff Chiu/APGiants left-hander Madison Bumgarner is a big reason the Giants have the best record in baseball.