Big-game losses: How much heartache can 49ers take? – San Francisco Chronicle (blog)

San Francisco Chronicle (blog)A day after the 49ers lost 20-17 in overtime to the Giants in the 2011 NFC Championship Game, Jim Harbaugh struck the same literary note to characterize…

Online petition will fight Glendale’s request for state Super Bowl funding – Arizona Republic

Online petition will fight Glendale’s request for state Super Bowl fundingArizona Republic2016 National Championship Game: The Fiesta Bowl will host the college football championship at the University of Phoenix Stadium…

Watch: ‘Proof’ that ‘fix was in’ for Seahawks’ NFC Championship Game victory – Seattle Post Intelligencer (blog)

Seattle Post Intelligencer (blog)I know it’s hard to hear, but a nearly 15-minute-long YouTube clip proves beyond a shadow of a doubt that league officials conspired to send Seattle to…

NFC Championship Game Truthers Have A Dumb Conspiracy Theory – Deadspin

DeadspinThis video has been making the rounds on the internet over the course of the last two days. It is impossibly dumb. A conspiracy theorist with a YouTube account and…

Seahawks-49ers NFC Championship Game Was Rigged, Says Conspiracy … – SFist

SFistAt the risk of ripping off your scabs without giving the wounds time to heal, here’s a 15-minute YouTube conspiracy theory video about how the NFL rigged the NFC Championship…

Kaepernick calls Sherman’s postgame rant after NFC title game ‘ridiculous’ – San Jose Mercury News

San Jose Mercury NewsHe said he didn’t regret the fourth quarter pass to Michael Crabtree in the right corner of the end zone that was broken up by Sherman to…

Super Bowl XLVIII: Seattle Seahawks Vs. Denver Broncos

This Super Bowl Sunday, the Seattle Seahawks will take on the Denver Broncos in Super Bowl XLVIII, the first Super Bowl in the New York City region, and one originally…

VIDEO: This Is What It Looks Like When You Parachute into an NFL Playoff Game – People Magazine

VIDEO: This Is What It Looks Like When You Parachute into an NFL Playoff GamePeople MagazineThousands watched the Denver Broncos clinch a spot in Super Bowl XLVII by winning Saturday’s…

Seahawks’ Richard Sherman fined $7875 for taunting – USA TODAY

USA TODAYSeattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman earned the kind of exposure money can’t buy with his play and his antics at the end of last weekend’s NFC Championship Game. The…

Richard Sherman Mic’d Up During NFC Championship Game – Bleacher Report

Bleacher ReportAfter Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman deflected away San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick’s final pass of Sunday’s NFC Championship Game into the hands of teammate Malcolm Smith, the…

Mark Cannizzaro – New York Post

Mark CannizzaroNew York PostDENVER — Standing — literally — in the shadow of Sports Authority Field at Mile High, where the Broncos dispatched the Patriots on Sunday in the AFC…

Super Bowl ‘picks’ not only about odds but play calls – USA TODAY

USA TODAYDENVER — John Lynch watched the AFC Championship Game live at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on Sunday and didn’t notice anything remarkable about Denver Broncos. receiver Wes…

Breaking Down Russell Wilson’s Struggles During the NFC Championship Game – Bleacher Report

Bleacher ReportSeattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson couldn’t have expected a better start to his career. After two seasons, Wilson has established himself as one of the best quarterbacks in the…

49ers’ Harbaugh makes positivity his postseason theme – San Jose Mercury News

San Jose Mercury NewsSANTA CLARA — Coach Jim Harbaugh looked back on the 49ers’ NFC Championship Game loss through a positive prism Tuesday, even praising Colin Kaepernick’s effort as “fabulous.”…

Skydivers Parachuting into AFC Championship Game Is as Exhilarating as It … – Bleacher Report

Bleacher ReportSome Denver Broncos fans managed to find a nifty way to skirt traffic by literally dropping onto Sports Authority Field during Sunday’s AFC Championship Game. Looks fun, but we…

Broncos’ Hard-Hitting Demolition of Patriots Makes Them Favorites in Super Bowl – Bleacher Report

Bleacher ReportThe meeting set the tone for Denver’s impressive win over the New England Patriots in the AFC Championship Game, launching them to the Super Bowl not with a fusion-powered…

Super Bowl matchup features No. 1 seeds Seahawks, Broncos – Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Milwaukee Journal SentinelRon Wolf and Charley Armey, a pair of Super Bowl-winning general managers in the 1990s, both favored Seattle in interviews shortly after the Seahawks defeated San Francisco, 23-17,…

Bill Belichick rips Wes Welker for hit that ended Aqib Talib’s AFC Championship – Boston Herald

Boston HeraldWelker knocked cornerback Aqib Talib out of yesterday’s AFC Championship Game while contacting him during a pick route. Welker went low on Talib to block him out of Demaryius…

Pats’ reservoir of miracles finally comes up empty – Boston Herald

Boston HeraldALL DONE: Coach Bill Belichick runs off the field after the Pats’ loss to the Broncos in the AFC Championship Game yesterday. 1. Monday, January 20, 2014. PrintEmail Comments.…

Report cards: Broncos’ air attack perfect vs. Patriots – USA TODAY

USA TODAYPeyton Manning will make his third Super Bowl appearance after his Denver Broncos defeated the New England Patriots 26-16 on Sunday in the AFC Championship Game. Below are grades…

AFC Championship Game Broncos v. Patriots : The Inactives – Mile High Report (blog)

AFC Championship Game Broncos v. Patriots : The InactivesMile High Report (blog)AFC Championship Game Broncos v. Patriots : The Inactives. By Scotty Payne  @Skotty_Payne on Jan 19 2014, 11:44a…

Seahawks, Pete Carroll finally have their championship week – The Seattle Times

The Seattle TimesSeahawks coach Pete Carroll talked about a “championship season” before it even started. Now the Seahawks will play the 49ers in the NFC Championship Game, with the winner…

When Fans Turn Up Volume, Seahawks Play With a Man Advantage – New York Times

New York TimesSeahawks linebacker Heath Farwell recognized how important Seattle’s 12th Man can be for the team. Harry How/Getty Images. SEATTLE — Is the 12th Man a man or myth?…

NFC Championship Game 2014: Preview, game time, TV channel, announcers … – Big Blue View

Big Blue ViewWhich team will represent the NFC in the 2014 Super Bowl at MetLife Stadium in two weeks? Will it be the San Francisco 49ers, heading back to the…

Peyton Manning vs. Tom Brady a battle of who needs it more – New York Daily News

New York Daily NewsIt was Bill Parcells, who always had a lot of good lines and still does, who once said that when a game looks even, bet the team…

Game within a game: Bill Belichick vs. Peyton Manning – Boston Herald

Boston HeraldTom Brady and Peyton Manning are clearly, and rightfully, the focal points of today’s AFC Championship Game in Denver. But there are many other subplots that will factor into…

Wire: Breaking down the AFC and NFC championship games – FOXSports.com

FOXSports.comBy Sunday evening, we will have our Super Bowl matchup. It will be New England or Denver out of the AFC and San Francisco or Seattle out of the NFC.…

Terrance Knighton ready to lead Broncos’ push vs. Pats – USA TODAY

USA TODAYENGLEWOOD, Colo. – It may not be enough for Terrance Knighton to consistently win man-on-man battles in the trenches to make a difference in Sunday’s AFC Championship Game. It…

San Francisco 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh’s personality has evolved over the years – azcentral.com

San Francisco 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh’s personality has evolved over the yearsazcentral.comThis may explain why Harbaugh, who has coached the San Francisco 49ers in a third consecutive NFC Championship Game,…

Biggest X-Factor in NFC Championship Game – Bleacher Report

Biggest X-Factor in NFC Championship GameBleacher ReportThe NFC Conference Championship Game features a much-anticipated matchup between the San Francisco 49ers and Seattle Seahawks. Who will be the biggest X-factor in…

No Edge in NFC Championship Game – ABC News

ABC NewsFor all the noise about, well, the noise, neither the 49ers nor Seahawks have a distinct advantage for Sunday’s NFC championship game. Sure, Seattle is a difficult place to…

Seahawks’ Harvin Will Miss the NFC Championship Game – New York Times

New York TimesSeattle Seahawks wide receiver Percy Harvin, who sustained a concussion in last weekend’s playoff game against New Orleans, has not been cleared by doctors and will miss the…

The 13th Man – The MMQB

The 13th ManThe MMQBThey’re the guys who find themselves covering Michael Crabtree or Anquan Boldin in the NFC Championship Game, and sometimes they make the difference between winning and losing.…

NFC Championship Game preview: 49ers-Seahawks – NFL.com

NFL.comThe 49ers have the NFL’s longest active winning streak at eight games. They arguably are the NFL’s most complete team, with the most victories and the stingiest defense since Week…

Ten things that intrigue me from NFL Championship Game Weekend – CBSSports.com

CBSSports.comPatriots QB Tom Brady vs. Broncos QB Peyton Manning — Does it get any better than seeing these two matched up for a shot at the Super Bowl? They’ve met…