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SAN FRANCISCO, CA - DECEMBER 08: Running back Marshawn Lynch #24 of the Seattle Seahawks gets caught by linebackers Patrick Willis #52 and NaVorro Bowman #53 of the San Francisco 49ers after a gain of six yards early in the first quarter on December 8, 2013 at Candlestick Park in San Francisco, California. The 49ers won 19-17. (Photo by Brian Bahr/Getty Images)

49er Defense Must Stop Run, Create Turnovers To Defeat Seattle

When the 49ers and Seahawks meet for the third time this season the stakes could not be higher. The winner will move on to the Super Bowl, while the loser will have to deal with falling just short of the big stage and to make matters worse at the hands of their hated division rival.

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BALTIMORE, MD - JANUARY 06:  Ray Lewis #52 of the Baltimore Ravens looks on as he celebrates after the Ravens won 24-9 against the Indianapolis Colts during the AFC Wild Card Playoff Game at M&T Bank Stadium on January 6, 2013 in Baltimore, Maryland.  (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

Ravens, 49ers Bring Big-Hitting ‘D’ To Super Bowl

It was as if linebacker Ray Lewis, safety Bernard Pollard and the rest of the Baltimore Ravens’ defense set out to provide a quarter-by-quarter demonstration of how they do business.

97.1 The Ticket–01/28/2013

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NFC All-Pro Selections – Defense

Defense wins championships. But these days it’s a certain kind of defense. Check out our NFC all-pro defense to see who excels.

01/13/2013