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Super Bowl 2013: 49ers Step up Baltimore Ravens

Super Bowl 2013: 49ers Step up Baltimore Ravens
It'll be a brotherly event in New Orleans this period, where David and Jim Harbaugh will rectangle off in Extremely Dish XLVII.

Younger sibling Jim innovative on the durability of a fantastic return success in The atlanta area on Weekend. After being down by 17 factors in a aggressive atmosphere, his 49ers carried down and started to win 28-24.

That win generates them the right to perform a group no one is every thrilled to see across the range of scrimmage—older sibling John's Baltimore Ravens.

If the Niners are to win this our ancestors round, they'll need excellent activities from several gamers across the panel. But the following three take a position out as people who, in particular, must perform well two several weeks from these days.

I probably don't need to tell you this, but just to create sure: The 49ers definitely, unreservedly, 100-percent cannot defeat Baltimore without getting a excellent activity from Kaep.

If his latest perform is any sign, however, that won't be much of a issue.

Against the Falcons, Kaepernick didn't have the beast hurrying day he had against Natural Bay. But he did offer the pretense of explosiveness on the floor, which was enough to get the job done.


Per ESPN.com:

The 49ers used the option on 13 rushes Sunday, but Colin Kaepernick didn't keep on any of those plays (7 rushes, 99 yards, TD on option keepers in Divisional Playoffs). Although the Falcons were able to contain Kaepernick, they failed to stop the 49ers running backs on options, allowing three touchdowns on those plays.

The upshot to Kaepernick's dominance against Green Bay was extra running room for Frank Gore and LaMichael James. But the upshot to their success on Sunday could be the opposite—less running room for them, more running room for Kaep.

The young Niners quarterback will thus be counted on to be just as explosive in the Super Bowl as he was in the divisional playoffs. Which is scary since he's already burdened with having to assuage his nerves on the biggest stage of his career.

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Ray Lewis exchanged postgame

Ray Lewis exchanged postgame
Peyton got flak for not speaking with CBS experts after the experience. It was the same way individuals belittled him for strolling off the area after the Extremely Dish reduction to the New Orleans Team without trembling arms with his competitors. To some, these functions represent a deficiency of sportsmanship, as if perfunctory terms in the first minutes of beat create Manning a better man.

A picture like this is the evaluate of both sportsmen. Two of the all-time best -- one on the biggest great of his profession, another at the smallest low -- just discussing soccer.

Manning and Ray Lewis traded postgame terms on the area too. Lewis was providing a scripture-spouting meeting to CBS (he creates Kevin Garnett audio introverted) when Manning contacted and accented him. The linebacker showed up genuinely moved by the action and let Manning know it by providing him a punch on the headgear. Only, the punch was from Ray Lewis and he was really discussed, so instead of a soft, "good job, bro" punch it became a terrible Harbaugh-on-Schwartz kind of best wishes. Peyton didn't appear to thoughts, bad throat and all.
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49ers Rapidly Across


49ers Rapidly Across
After the last soccer tennis ball had been broke, and the last conquer had been quit, the 49ers' go instructor strode rapidly across the area to move palms with his version.

There was no occurrence this time around. No modern again putting, or absurd scuffling. Jim Harbaugh and Leaders go instructor Tom Coughlin shook palms temporarily, talked for a moment and Harbaugh strolled off the area at Candlepower unit Playground on Saturday as quickly as he could.

Just like that, a wonderful season for a fresh go instructor had come to an end in in the long run of the NFC Title Game. Just like that, Harbaugh's secret carpeting trip came sailing again to soil.

In typical fashion, Harbaugh stood up in front of the gathered hoard afterward and took it like an adult.

He told us how proud he was of his team. How they had fought to the end and could very well have won the game.

"It wasn't there for us today," said Harbaugh, all jutting jaw and internalized seethe. In a lot of ways, we played good enough to win ..."

The words trailed off and you could see the coach was in a good amount of pain.

And then he looked up and gave us the last in a long line of Harbaugh-isms that helped define the season, the coach and the team. "A man can be defeated," Harbaugh said. "But he can't be destroyed."

There you have it. Mere minutes after a crushing defeat, in which his mistake-free team had betrayed its own nature at the worst possible moment, Harbaugh stood defiant and promised the world that he would not be defeated.

It was a surreal moment because Harbaugh has built something like a cloak of invincibility around himself. It was still kind of hard to believe he'd been defeated in the NFC Championship. Isn't this the guy who makes it happen somehow, some way?

From his stunning success at Stanford, to the amazing turnaround he orchestrated this season with the 49ers, Harbaugh has established one thing: He's not your average football coach.

For one, he doesn't lose very much.

He went 29-21 over four seasons with bookish Stanford kids. And he posted 14 wins against four losses his first year with San Francisco, inheriting a team that went 6-10 the season before.

That makes him only the fourth rookie head coach in NFL history to win 13 games or more, ranking second in 49ers history to a guy named George Seifert, who won 14 in his inaugural campaign in 1989. Perhaps most impressively, he's the only man in NFL history to win that many as a rookie having inherited a losing team.

It was ironic that both Jim Harbaugh, and his brother John, came so close to winning their respective championships Sunday, with John's Ravens falling to the Patriots 23-20 and the Jim's 49ers falling to the Giants 20-17.

There was much similarity in how both teams were coached and how hard they fought to force a rematch of November's much-hyped Har-bowl, won by the elder Harbaugh.

That game was just one of many memorable moments for Jim Harbaugh this season, from the comeback in Philadelphia to the infamous handshake in Detroit to the Monday Night blackout victory over Pittsburgh.

Harbaugh built the 2011-2012 Niners in his own image, asking the players to dedicate themselves wholly to the team.

He molded the plan to the talent, unlike so many of his recent predecessors. Let Alex Smith do what he's good at. Let Vernon Davis stretch the field. Let Patrick Willis and Justin Smith loose.

Let the players take responsibility, and more than anything, never criticize them in public.

But in the end, it will be Harbaugh's intensity - along with his quirky, driven personality - that we'll remember from his rookie campaign.

One can be assured that Coach Harbaugh will not let his players be destroyed by Sunday's loss. Anybody can tell you that.

Just ask Carl Banks. Outside the crowded corridors of Candlestick, in the chaos after the game, the Giants legendary linebacker leaned against the wall, waiting to get by.

Banks had played a few big games in this stadium against some of the finest 49ers teams ever assembled. He said the place looked a lot like it did back in the day. In fact, he said, "I don't think they've changed a damn thing."

But he also said the 49ers looked familiar to him, on this rainy Sunday.

"The 49ers played great today. A lot like they used to," Banks said. "I'm a huge fan of Jim Harbaugh. He's fundamentally sound. I competed against him as a college player and a pro.
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Chicago Bears Improve Their Defense

Chicago Bears moved to improve their defense with the selected Friday night in the NFL Draft.

They worked in an exchange of the Washington Redskins to move up from No. 62 and No. 53 and select defensive tackle Stephen Paea, Oregon State in the second round. As part of the agreement, the Redskins Bears a fourth round, No. 127 in its entirety.

Chicago nabbed the third round of Security Chris Conte, California 93 choice.

The 6-foot-1, 295 pounds Paea was an All-American last season for the Beavers. He had 14 sacks and nine forced fumbles during his career.

Chicago is looking for help on the defensive front after the release former Pro Bowl defensive tackle Tommie Harris. Paea says he can play nose guard or fight against, and that versatility is attractive for the Bears.

Paea was an outstanding football player who was born in the island chain Vav'u the island of Tonga. The first time I attended the Snow (Utah) Community College before going to Oregon, where he started 37 of 38 games with the Beavers.

"If someone told me when I arrived here from Tonga that I would be the 53rd pick in the draft, I laughed because I was expecting the seventh inning, or at least (a little) to get to the NFL when I came here, "said Paea.

As in the NFL, which is similar to Paea chose the former Vikings star John Randle.

"I can not compare with it, but I like his style," Paea said. "About the same height and the ability to play."

Paea has suffered a torn meniscus in his knee during training for the Senior Cup in January and needed arthroscopic surgery, but said Friday night that is 100 percent. The bench press 225 pounds 49 times seen in the NFL combine.

"I'm ready to go," said Paea. "They said that I have the right player for their defense and their system. It takes only one team that you love me. ... Chicago Bears are playing the same defense, and I like to attack the defense."

Last season, he made the game Bears NFC Championship where they were beaten by the Super Bowl champion Green Bay Packers. The Bears defense was third in points allowed offensive (256), tied for third win (35) and second in rushing defense (90 yards per game).

They now have two possible contributors to Paea and Conte.

Conte has played in 50 games for the Golden Bears and made 17 starts during his career. It developed after the passage of the cornerback to safety as a senior. The 6-foot-3, was 212 pounds Conte selected first-team all last season Pac-10, while 72 tackles.

"For me it was pretty easy. Read safety I felt much more natural to it," said Conte. "It allowed me to see the area and make calls."

And does not lack confidence.

"I always felt that was the best safety of the project," he said.

The Chief Jerry Angelo said locating free safety in the project can be difficult. The Bears have now drawn nine strong ties since 2002, including Major Wright in the third round a year ago.

"Free Safeties are like dinosaurs. Will not find them," says Angelo.

Paea, meanwhile, has also been a force for the Beavers in his last season, when he had four fumbles, had 45 tackles, six sacks and was credited with 11 stops behind the line of scrimmage.

"It's a very disruptive player," Angelo said, adding that the knee problem Paea may have damaged his draft stock, but are not a concern.

In the first round, 29th overall pick Bears Thursday stepped up their offensive line with Wisconsin Gabe Carimi.

Carimi, Wisconsin was a teammate and Nate Tice, whose father was Chicago's offensive line coach Mike. The familiarity is even more profound - the wife and mother of Mike Tice Carimi tailgated together before the games of the Badgers'.
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Thursday Night Football

Thursday Night Football returns.
Tonight we've got the Baltimore Ravens vs. Atlanta Falcons on NFL Network.
This also marks our annual questions to Time Warner: Why can't you get a deal done with NFLN? Why can't we watch NFLN, too? I don't care how it happens. I'd pay a few bucks extra as well. But why can't you give us NFL Network?

Baltimore Ravens vs. Atlanta Falcons Live on Thursday Night Football – Week 11 of the NFL regular season starts with the battle between Baltimore Ravens and Atlanta Falcons. This is the first time this season that the NFL starts early on a Thursday night and not just an early start but a big game between two competing teams.
Both teams are coming into this game with a NFL standing of 6-2. The Ravens deeated the Miami Dolphins in last week at 26-10 while Falcons beat the Buccaneers at a score of 27-21. This game is important for both teams as this will determine their positions in their respective divisions. Atlanta Falcons are currently holds a half game lead over the defending Super Bowl 2010 champion New Orleans Saints in the NFC South Division while Baltimore Ravens are tied with the Pittsburgh Steelers in the AFC North Division.

When it comes to power and strength, Atlanta Falcons leads against the Baltimore Ravens. The Falcons are within the top 10 teams when it comes to scoring, yards and rushing yards while the Ravens are in the top 15 teams. The Falcons have to prepare for the offensive and defensive strategy of the Ravens which had been very effective against various teams. They would never be on top of AFC North if not for a very good game plan and play by play offense and defense.
Falcons coach Mike Smith immediately went on training after winning the game last Sunday to devise a game plan for Thursday’s Night battle against the Ravens. Ravens coach John Harbaugh did the same for his team.
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