NFL cheerleaders are in midseason form and keeping the fans cheering for the home teams.
Washington's Mike Shanahan, left, got the better of Pete Carroll and Seattle in 2011 as the Redskins won 23-17. The coaches will meet again Sunday.
RENTON, Wash. - Chapter 5 of Pete Carroll's book "Win Forever" is all about the decision he made in 1995 that eventually landed him a gig as the defensive coordinator in San Francisco and helped frame his coaching philosophies moving forward.
49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick has given the San Francisco offense a new dimension since taking over as the starter. He threw for 216 yards and ran for 28 in last week's 41-34 win at New England.
SEATTLE - Dynamic young quarterbacks. Bullying running backs. Rock-solid defenses. Coaches who don't much like each other.
San Francisco tight end Delanie Walker scores on a 12-yard reception in the third quarter to put the 49ers ahead 10-6. It was the only touchdown of the game and the 49ers' first in seven quarters.
SAN FRANCISCO - The 49ers sit alone atop the NFC West for now - hardly the kind of firm hold on the division they owned last October.
GLENDALE - In the NFL, money doesn't necessarily buy a starting quarterback.
Vernon Davis' 14-yard touchdown reception with 9 seconds left lifted the 49ers over New Orleans in a divisional playoff game last season, but San Francisco failed to reach the Super Bowl.
SANTA CLARA, Calif. - The sting of a Super Bowl near miss stuck with linebacker Parys Haralson for months.
Joe Tofflemire, a first-team All-Pac-10 center at Arizona in
1986, 1987 and 1988, died Tuesday in Post Falls, Idaho. He was