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49ers, Ravens Go to Super Bowl

San Francisco overcomes 17-point deficit to beat Atlanta Falcons 28-24

(Newser) - After last night's wins, the 49ers and Ravens are headed to the Super Bowl. And this year's will be filled with firsts—and one significant last. The Harbaughs, San Francisco's Jim and Baltimore's John, will be the first pair of brothers to coach against each other... More »

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 »

Giants, 49ers, Ravens Head to Championship Games

Next Sunday's games will determine who advances to Super Bowl

(Newser) - For Eli Manning and the New York Giants, Lambeau Field has become a familiar launching pad. After beating the Green Bay Packers at home for the second time in four years, they only hope this trip ends the same way—at the Super Bowl. Manning threw three touchdown passes and... 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 »

Schaub Leads AFC Past NFC, 41-34

Texans quarterback snags Pro Bowl MVP award

(Newser) - In its new role as a warmup to the Super Bowl, the Pro Bowl became a series of wind sprints. Long gains were the rule and hard hitting the exception as the AFC beat the NFC tonight in Miami, 41-34. Light showers fell but uniforms remained mostly spotless, with more... More »

Saints Work OT, Earn 1st Super Bowl Berth

Favre interception helps sink Vikings

(Newser) - The New Orleans Saints are heading to their first Super Bowl after battering Brett Favre and beating the Minnesota Vikings in overtime tonight, 31-28, on unheralded Garrett Hartley's 40-yard field goal. Favre threw away Minnesota's best chance to win, tossing an interception to Tracy Porter deep in New Orleans territory... 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 »

Jets Stun SD; Vikings Advance

New York stuns Chargers; Minnesota KOs Cowboys

(Newser) - New York is halfway toward the Super Bowl parade promised by coach Rex Ryan after rookies Mark Sanchez and Shonn Greene led the Jets to a stunning 17-14 upset of the San Diego Chargers in an AFC playoff game tonight in San Diego. In the NFC, Brett Favre threw four... More »

Cards Edge Eagles for NFC Title

(Newser) - That's not a mirage rising out of the desert, folks: It's the Arizona Cardinals soaring to their first Super Bowl. The once-dysfunctional team capitalized on Larry Fitzgerald's three first-half touchdown receptions today, then coolly marched downfield to Kurt Warner's 8-yard scoring pass to rookie Tim Hightower with 2:53... 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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