Golden Nuggets: Packers And Steelers Advance To Super Bowl, Par The Course

So, yesterday we were treated to what was a pretty good game in the Packers versus Bears and a rather boring game in the Jets versus Steelers. As is par the course, both teams that I wanted to win laid down and lost in pretty hilarious fashion at times. The Bears were considered the lesser evil here, then the Packers, then the Jets and then the Steelers - a team who under no circumstances can win the Super Bowl. That will be devastating if they do. Seven Lombardi trophies is far too many, they already have the lead by one and the 49ers will have to make that up as soon as possible, but to be trailing by two would just be too much. I did go over to our Packers blog, Acme Packing Company, to congratulate them, and got around twenty recs for my trouble. ... Oh yeah, we're a 49ers blog; do I have any links for you? I really have no idea. Let's find out. Enjoy, folks.

I think this is the only veteran quarterback that's been mentioned whom I believe isn't terrible anymore. I don't like what McNabb, Orton or Kolb brings to the table. I don't want Alex, but if we traded for anyone, I really feel as though Carson Palmer would have something left to give. He wants out of Cincinnati, too - at least that's the buzz. (PressDemocrat.com)

Not exactly new news, but if you happened to miss it, Jim Harbaugh said he wasn't going to rule out the possibility of bringing Alex Smith back next season. (MercuryNews.com)

The Packers are opening as the Super Bowl favorites over the Steelers. Pretty interesting, I honestly expected it to be the other way around. I'm picking the Packers, either way. (NationalFootballPost.com)

Sando takes a look at the age of the NFC West rosters. Here's the offense, and then here is the defense. (ESPN.com)

And here is his latest mailbag post, generally a good read. (ESPN.com)

Yesterday on Niners Nation

Golden Nuggets: Spikes For Man Of The Year | Ninjames
Sunday Morning Bloody Mary: NFL Playoff Schedule, Time, Odds, Announcers | Fooch
Will We Be Watching The 49ers This Weekend In The NFL Playoffs Next Year? | Fooch
NFL Playoff Schedule, Chicago Bears vs. Green Bay Packers: A Statistical Preview | Florida Danny
2011 NFL Playoff Schedule, Steelers vs. Jets: A Statistical Preview | Florida Danny
Super Bowl XLV 2011, Packers vs. Steelers: Aaron Rodgers FTW? | Fooch

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2:00 p.m. | Recap of Sunday's games | urnext
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