Points could be hard to come by in the NFC title game, so the 49ers and Seahawks will try to use each other's aggression to their advantage.
Thanks to a ferocious front, the Panthers defense is starting to make big waves. Just ask Colin Kaepernick and the beleaguered 49ers.
Seattle's stellar D starts constricting with press man coverage by star corners. It leaves safeties, LBs and D-linemen free to make plays.
Prisco: It's not the famed 'Fearsome Foursome' yet, but the Rams' ferocious front four -- which led the charge to an NFC-best 52 sacks last season -- is making its case as the NFL's best.
LB Patrick Willis fractured his right hand last week and he reportedly had surgery recently. The perennial Pro Bowler is expected back in time for the team's regular-season opener against the Packers on Sept. 8.
After injuring his hand in practice on Wednesday, X-rays reportedly show that 49ers linebacker Patrick Willis has broken his hand.
In honor of the Scripps National Spelling Bee, the 49ers held a spelling bee of their own. All the players had to do was spell Nnamdi Asomugha's name.
Joe Flacco showed everything a big-time QB needs. Pete Prisco is impressed while reviewing the biggest plays from the Ravens' Super Bowl victory.
San Francisco linebackers Aldon Smith and Ahmad Brooks were the only two players for either team that were limited during Friday's practices. In non-injury news, Friday's practice may have been the final one of Ray Lewis' storied career.
The 49ers and Ravens made it to Super Bowl XLVII, and we hope many of you are still alive in the Playoff Challenge. Our Jamey Eisenberg shares his Super Bowl lineups and advice.

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