LaFleur was best man in his wedding. Saleh helped him get his start in the NFL. Now LaFleur, the Packers' offensive playcaller, will have to beat Saleh, the 49ers' defensive coordinator, to get to the Super Bowl.
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San Francisco 49ers rookie punter Mitch Wishnowsky doesn't say a lot, but he would have done almost anything to become an NFL punter, including sleeping on his gym's bathroom floor. This is his unlikely journey from Australia to the NFL.
San Francisco is more than a TD favorite against Green Bay but is just 1-6-1 ATS as a favorite of six or more points this season. Here are the betting trends to know for Sunday.
Looking for the best betting value in the conference championship round? We have the plays and props for Titans-Chiefs and Packers-49ers.
What to watch for in both games. Matchup breakdowns. Stats to know. And, of course, score predictions. It's all here for the NFL conference championships.
Ryan Tannehill turned around a franchise, and a few other former Dolphins have shaken up the league. These are the trades that shaped the season.
Nick Wagoner ESPN Staff Writer
49ers tight end George Kittle (ankle) returned to practice and was a full go on Thursday. He missed Wednesday's practice with a sore ankle. Kyle Shanahan said he has no concerns about Kittle's status for Sunday against the Packers.
San Francisco 49ers general manager John Lynch won the Executive of the Year award from the Pro Football Writers of America on Thursday.
Richard Sherman wants to be loved.
What must each team do this weekend to advance to the Super Bowl? We go inside the game plans with keys to victory.
Get the latest scoop from inside NFL locker rooms on who's in and who's out this weekend.
49ers tight end George Kittle was a surprise addition to the team's participation report after he did not practice Wednesday afternoon.
Denny and Kristi LaFleur will have their loyalties divided in Sunday's NFC Championship Game with a son on each sideline.
Kyle Shanahan and John Lynch have embraced the many living legends of Niners lore to bring their current team to the same heights that made San Francisco a dynasty.
The dust is still clearing from a divisional-round weekend that gave us mostly chalk but also one massive upset.
Pro Football Focus gives us its top grades at every position for veterans and rookies, along with a few surprises.
Mina and ESPN's Chris Sprow sulk in their beloved Seahawks loss (1:53) before looking ahead to the NFC Championship Game (9:57). Then, Mina chats with Mel Kiper, Jr. about the AFC Championship Game (40:39), what the Lions should do with the 3rd overall pick, and his pumpkin pie addiction (1:05:58).
Will the Titans give Ryan Tannehill a big contract? Will Jadeveon Clowney leave Seattle? Here are the roster questions facing every team.
Green Bay coach Matt LaFleur said a thorough review of a 37-8 loss to San Francisco is on his to-do list before Sunday's NFC title game.
FiveThirtyEight: The NFL's Divisional Round Gave Us A Few Near-Upsets -- And One Certified Mega-Upset
(Sara Ziegler, sports editor): Well, that was quite a weekend.