Niners quarterback completed 15 of 28 passes for 196 yards
Last season's Super Bowl runners-up are aiming to go one better this year
For devotees of the NFL, this is as good as it gets – the divisional round of the play-offs, four games pitting the regular season’s finest against four challengers already battle-hardened by victory in last weekend’s ever-treacherous wild-card round. And in 2014 there’s an extra twist: the prospect that one of the longest, most painful droughts in US sport might be near an end.
A look ahead to this weekend’s Divisional Playoff match at Sports Authority Field at Mile High Stadium in Denver
Indianapolis pulled off the second biggest comeback in NFL play-off history to stun Kansas City, while New Orleans beat Philadelphia on the last play of the game as the first wild-card games provided a thrilling start to the post-season.
Today, the battle for the Super Bowl starts in earnest. The regular season is out of the way, and so is Black Monday which immediately follows, the now traditional cull of NFL head coaches who didn’t deliver the goods. This year five were sacked (the most noteworthy among them Mike Shanahan of the utterly dysfunctional 3-13 Washington Redskins).
Devastated by injury and dumped by his beloved team, one of the NFL’s all-time great quarterbacks is back in business and breaking records
In the United States, Bo Jackson is revered as one of the country’s greatest ever athletes. He broke no world records and is in no Hall of Fame, yet those who saw him simultaneously in the NFL and MLB still spread his legend.
A debatable non-call on Monday night will steal the headlines, but week 11 saw the gap between the haves and have-nots increase further
Which coaches could soon be out the door?
Offensive Linesman has given first interview since being suspended
A look at the major talking points from week nine in the NFL
Adopted home side for the week get off the mark with thrilling win in first of two London games this season
If the NFL want to win us over, surely they should send the best teams
Two NFL games are due to be held at the national stadium in the coming weeks
Two vehicles only found by chance after a group of highway patrol officers decided to try out new sonar equipment