Team insiders agree that no Niners player provided a bigger impact both on and off the field this season than 11-year veteran DT Justin Smith.
Here is the Thursday practice report for the two conference championship games.
Tom Danyluk has some thoughts on last weekend's divisional round and picks the winners in this weekend's conference championship games.
Giants S Antrel Rolle took offense to 49ers TE Vernon Davis' claim that he was rooting for the Giants against the Packers.
49ers OLB Aldon Smith notched 14 sacks and has been chosen as the top defensive rookie by PFW and Pro Football Writers of America.
Niners GM Trent Baalke considers the Pro Football Weekly/Professional Football Writers of America award for the NFL's top executive a joint effort if there ever was one.
The 49ers dominated the Pro Football Weekly/Professional Football Writers of America All-NFC team with seven players selected, led by ILB Patrick Willis.
PFW's Eric Edholm looks ahead to the AFC and NFC championship games and considers the fallout for the losers in the divisional playoff round.
The 49ers, Giants, Ravens and Patriots all advanced last weekend in the NFL playoffs, and a record-setting number of Americans saw them do it.
The Niners' record-setting kicking duo of David Akers and Andy Lee has taken advantage of a special bond on the way to winning the 2011 Golden Toe Award.
Vernon Davis' seven catches for 180 yards and two TDs were big reasons his 49ers prevailed over the Saints in a classic playoff game.
If there's something to be learned from the Giants' 27-20 loss to the 49ers back in Week 10, it's that they can match up and beat them in the rematch.
Doing what comes naturally, Jim Harbaugh earned Coach of the Year honors with his remarkable resurrection of the Niners.
A few of the game's better tight ends, including the 49ers' Vernon Davis, shined in the divisional round of the playoffs, and the pressure will be on Joe Flacco to get Baltimore to the Super Bowl.
Alex Smith completed a 14-yard TD pass to Vernon Davis with nine seconds left, and resurgent San Francisco capitalized on five New Orleans turnovers for a thrilling 36-32 playoff victory Saturday.