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COLUMBUS, OH - OCTOBER 26: C.J. Barnett #4 of the Ohio State Buckeyes celebrates an interception against the Penn State Nittany Lions at Ohio Stadium on October 26, 2013 in Columbus, Ohio. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)

College Football Spotlight: Ohio State Is Going To Pasadena, But For Which Game?

It feels weird to suggest that an undefeated Ohio State team could have absolutely no shot to play in the national championship game, but that is the reality staring down at the Buckeyes right now following the release of the latest BCS standings Sunday night.

11/12/2013

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49ers Rely On Rookie And Veteran To Fill Voids

The 49ers had two big holes to fill this offseason, with the departure of Dashon Goldson and the release of David Akers. It would be impossible to have any sustained success with question marks at both positions, but after the Week 1 performances of Phil Dawson and Eric Reid, it appears that the 49ers have found a short-term replacement for Akers, and long-term answer for Goldson.

09/11/2013

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - SEPTEMBER 08: Terrelle Pryor #2 of the Oakland Raiders throws a pass during the NFL game against the Indianapolis Colts at Lucas Oil Stadium on September 8, 2013 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Terrelle Pryor’s Comeback Falls Short Against Colts

Terrelle Pryor’s performance was outstanding, leading a comeback that barely fell short as mistakes overtook the Raiders, and they fell to the Colts. See how the other Raiders units stacked up on Sunday.

09/09/2013

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - SEPTEMBER 08: Quarterback Colin Kaepernick #7 of the San Francisco 49ers drops back to pass against the Green Bay Packers in the third quarter at Candlestick Park on September 8, 2013 in San Francisco, California. The 49ers defeated the Packers 34-28. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

49ers Outlast Packers In Thrilling Season Opener

The 49ers and Packers are expected to be two of the last teams standing this season, and they showed why in Sunday’s game. The two waged war for four quarters, with each team holding a lead in the 4th, before San Francisco was able to take control and hold off Green Bay to earn the win.

09/09/2013

AN FRANCISCO - SEPTEMBER 25: Tight end Brian Jennings #86 of the San Francisco 49ers watches the action from the sideline during a game against the Dallas Cowboys at Monster Park on September 25, 2005 in San Francisco, California. The Cowboys won 34-31. (Photo by Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images)

San Francisco Cuts 2 Big Names From Roster

San Francisco faced some interesting decisions when deciding who to keep and who to let go when cutting down their roster to 53 players. After an offseason and four preseason games to evaluate, the team has named its roster for the 2013 season, and there were two players let go that are of note for two very different reasons.

09/04/2013

ST. LOUIS, MO - AUGUST 17: Aaron Rodgers #12 of the Green Bay Packershands the ball off to Eddie Lacy #27 of the Green Bay Packers during a preseason game against the St. Louis Rams at the Edward Jones Dome on August 17, 2013 in St. Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty

Payback On The Minds Of Packers As They Face 49ers In Season Opener

Two teams looking to erase the thoughts of 2012 are the 49ers and Packers. While the 49ers are trying to get back to the Super Bowl, the Packers are facing the team that not only ended their 2012 season, but did so in a rout. Both teams are talented and the winner will be the team to beat in the NFL after week 1.

09/03/2013

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - AUGUST 24: Andrew Luck #12 of Indianapolis Colts runs with the ball during the preseason game against the Cleveland Browns at Lucas Oil Stadium on August 24, 2013 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Tough First Game For The Oakland Raiders At The Indianapolis Colts

The Oakland Raiders are going to face a tough opponent in week 1 of the 2013 NFL season. With a team like the Colts who went to the playoffs last year, the Raiders will have to keep an eye on key players in order to come out on top on this match.

09/03/2013

NEW ORLEANS, LA - FEBRUARY 03: Head coach Jim Harbaugh of the San Francisco 49ers talks with Colin Kaepernick #7 of the San Francisco 49ers during Super Bowl XLVII against the Baltimore Ravens at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on February 3, 2013 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

2012-13 49ers Learned The Hard Way, But No Longer Inexperienced

Although they lost the Super Bowl to the Baltimore Ravens, San Francisco learned a great deal from the game. They will use this as a learning experience and come back next year a better team because of it. The team did not reach their final goal, but continue to get closer, and will try next year to end the Lombardi Trophy drought.

02/05/2013

NEW ORLEANS, LA - FEBRUARY 03: Colin Kaepernick #7 of the San Francisco 49ers walks off the field after losing against the Baltimore Ravens in Super Bowl XLVII at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on February 3, 2013 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

49ers’ Slow Start Too Much To Overcome, Fall To Ravens In Super Bowl

After trailing in every game this post season, the 49ers magic finally ran out. It looked like they might be able to pull it off again, but ran into an opponent that was able to make one more big play than them. Super Bowl 47 was a thriller and came down to the wire, which is all fans can ask for. San Francisco will have to deal with the misery of losing so close to their goal, but this can only make the team stronger as they continue to grow and develop.

02/04/2013

GLENDALE, AZ - OCTOBER 29: Randy Moss #84 of the San Francisco 49ers sprints to the endzone in front of linebacker Sam Acho #94 of the Arizona Cardinals on a touchdown catch during the third quarter of an NFL game at University of Phoenix Stadium on October 29, 2012 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Ralph Freso/Getty Images)

Randy Moss’ Statement Not As Far Off As People Think

It’s hard to steal all the attention during the week leading up to the Super Bowl, but Randy Moss had accomplished this feat with one statement. While it may be considered blasphemy to talk about being the greatest wide receiver in the history of the NFL, while wearing a San Francisco 49er jersey, Moss is not only entitled to his opinion, but based on his career and stats, he is not far from the truth.

01/31/2013

FOXBORO, MA - DECEMBER 16: Running back Frank Gore #21 of the San Francisco 49ers celebrates after scoring a touchdown in the third quarter against the New England Patriots at Gillette Stadium on December 16, 2012 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

49ers Have Just As Much To Play For As Ravens

Super Bowl 47 may be the final game for Ray Lewis, but the 49ers have several players who will approach the game with the same mentality. If Baltimore thinks that Ray Lewis’ dramatic return to the field will allow the Ravens to play at the level that has allowed them to get this far, they had better look to the other sideline and what the 49ers are playing for. San Francisco is the hungrier team and playing for far more than their opponent.

01/29/2013

DENVER, CO - JANUARY 12: Terrell Suggs #55 of the Baltimore Ravens looks on against the Denver Broncos during the AFC Divisional Playoff Game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on January 12, 2013 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

49ers And Ravens Will Be Well Rested By Kick Off

With a two week break between the Divisional Championship Round and the Super Bowl, both the 49ers and Ravens are able to heal up. Both teams have defensive stars recovering from an injury, and with an extra week to rest will only benefit, but San Francisco would have been better off playing this Sunday.

01/25/2013

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