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49ers to host Seahawks during Wild Card Weekend on Saturday, January 14
The NFL announced the schedule for Wild Card Weekend, and the San Francisco 49ers will host the Seattle Seahawks on Saturday, January 14, with kickoff scheduled for 1:30 p.m. PT. It will be the second time the 49ers have met the Seahawks in the playoffs, with the other being the 2013 NFC Championship Game, a 23-17 loss.
San Francisco swept the Seahawks during the regular season on the way to the NFC West title. The upcoming playoff game will be the 50th meeting all-time between the two teams.
The 49ers finished the regular season with a 13-4 record and the No. 2 seed in the NFC playoffs after their 38-13 rout of the Arizona Cardinals at Levi’s Stadium. San
Panthers not currently expected to host 49ers’ DeMeco Ryans for interview
The Carolina Panthers are among four teams that have requested permission to interview San Francisco 49ers defensive coordinator DeMeco Ryans for a head coaching job. In fact, the only team with a coaching vacancy that has not put in a request is the Indianapolis Colts.
Interestingly, Mike Kaye of The Charlotte Observer reports that the Panthers do not currently intend to host Ryans for an interview. Assistant coaches on NFL teams playing this weekend can be interviewed starting on Tuesday. Assistant coaches on the two teams playing on Monday night must wait until Wednesday.
Kaye states that “logistics” is the reason for the Panthers stalling on Ryans.
“Both parties could circle back later in the process,” wrote
49ers secure No. 2 seed in NFC playoffs with win vs. Cardinals
The San Francisco 49ers have secured the No. 2 seed in the NFC playoffs after beating the Arizona Cardinals 38-13 on Sunday. However, the team could not move up to the No. 1 seed because the Philadelphia Eagles took care of business, beating the New York Giants 22-16.
That means the 49ers will host either the Seattle Seahawks, Detroit Lions, or Green Bay Packers at Levi’s Stadium on Wild Card Weekend. The date and time for that game will be announced tonight.
San Francisco awaits Sunday night’s outcome between the Lions and Packers to determine their Wild Card opponent. A Green Bay win would mean a Packers trip to Levi’s Stadium. A Seahawks win and a Packers
Healthier 49ers can be a scary team going into the playoffs
By Sasha D. Robinson
A healthy San Francisco 49ers team will be the most dangerous team in the NFL Playoffs.
After an embarrassing 44-23 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs on October 23, the 49ers have won 10 games in a row, clinching the NFC West and earning the second seed in the NFC playoff bracket, but some key players were injured throughout the season. Some of these players are returning from injured reserve and some are returning after missing games due to lingering injuries. They will make the 49ers more dangerous than what was on the field these past 10 weeks.
The 49ers leading rusher last season, Elijah Mitchell, had been on injured reserve since December 3. He played in the final game against the Arizona Cardinals and can add a lot to the expected one-two punch of he and