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Kyle Williams Gets Twitter Death Threats

Big game miscues lead to angry online backlash

(Newser) - San Francisco fans weren't happy with Kyle Williams last night—and they let him hear it online. After Williams fumbled two punts to essentially cost the 49ers the NFC Championship game, fans lit into him on Twitter, telling him to kill himself and/or "burn in hell," Mashable... More »

49ers Fumble Super Bowl Chance, Giants Win 20-17

Field goal knocks New York over the top in overtime

(Newser) - The San Francisco 49ers watched their chance at the Super Bowl slip through their fingers yesterday when the New York Giants converted a fumble to a field goal in overtime. The Giants tapped a 20-17 victory and their fifth trip to the Super Bowl. Two key errors by back-up punt... More »

Brees Breaks Marino Passing Record

By 3 yards on his final throw of game

(Newser) - Drew Brees tossed for 307 yards and four touchdowns last night, securing his New Orleans Saints' place in the playoffs and his own in NFL history by shattering a 27-year-old season passing record held by Dan Marino. On his final pass of the game, Brees threw a nine-yard TD pass... More »

Google: Android Phones Could Replace Credit Cards

Eric Schmidt gives peek at new capabilities

(Newser) - An upcoming Android upgrade could make credit cards obsolete by allowing for safe and simple payments via smartphone, says Google CEO Eric Schmidt. Speaking at the Web 2.0 conference in California, he said a soon-to-be-released phone (it looked to be the next Nexus) would sport a new NFC—Near... More »

Prince Pens Song for Minnesota Vikings

'Purple and Gold' a tribute to hometown team ahead of game vs. Saints

(Newser) - Prince has channeled his enthusiasm for his hometown Vikings into a new song ahead of Sunday's NFC championship game against the New Orleans Saints. The Purple One penned “Purple and Gold” after he attended last week's victory over the Cowboys and “saw the future," he tells MyFox... More »

Favre Will Retire: Reports

Packers legend to hang up cleats (really) after 17 seasons

(Newser) - Brett Favre is retiring, Fox Sports reports, capping a gritty 17-year career that saw the Green Bay Packers return to the NFL's elite. The three-time MVP has often reversed course on retirement in the past, but his agent confirmed the report for ESPN, saying the quarterback notified the team last... More »

Eli Rallies Giants Over Bears

Struggling QB overcomes three turnovers to improve playoff chances

(Newser) - Eli Manning pulled his team out of a hole he helped dig, leading the Giants on two long fourth-quarter drives to dig out of a 9-point deficit, then watching his defense close out a 21-16 victory over Chicago. Manning had three turnovers despite a more conservative offense that saw more... More »

Favre Carves Up Lions for Thanksgiving

QB notches 20 straight completions, 381 yards in 37-26 romp

(Newser) - Thanksgiving for Brett Favre was another career day in a surprising year filled with them; the signal-caller was 31-for-41 for 381 yards and three scores, at one point completing 20 straight passes. His fumble on the opening snap was his only gaffe, and even his opposite number conceded he was... More »

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