In nine lifetime games at Seattle's CenturyLink Field, San Francisco's Frank Gore owns middling averages of 74 total yards and 0.3 touchdowns. On a happier note ... the Niners tailback has notched at least 92 total yards and/or one touchdown in every one of his career playoff outings (eight total).
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QBs Tom Brady (Patriots)/Peyton Manning (Broncos)
New England's Tom Brady currently enjoys winning streaks of three and four games against Peyton Manning (with Denver/Indy) and the Broncos, respectively.
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RB Marshawn Lynch, Seahawks
Of his previous nine games, Seahawks tailback Marshawn Lynch (1,573 total yards, 14 TDs) has averaged 104 total yards and one touchdown. Of equal importance, Lynch has notched 100 total yards and/or one TD in five consecutive outings against the 49ers.
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QBs Troy Aikman (Cowboys)/Brett Favre (Vikings)
No NFC club has ever scored 30 points in the conference title game and not advanced to the Super Bowl. The highest-scoring losing teams? It's a tie between the 1994 Cowboys (fell to the 49ers, 38-28) and 2009 Vikings (lost to the Saints in overtime, 31-28). (Photos: Matthew Emmons/Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports)
QBs Joe Flacco (Ravens)/Eli Manning (Giants)
Joe Flacco (Ravens) and Eli Manning (Giants) share the NFL record for most playoff road wins by a starting quarterback (six). Speaking of trekking cross country ... Tom Brady hasn't played a postseason road game in seven years (2006 AFC title game @ Indy). (Photos: Andrew Weber/Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports)
Dating back to 1976 -- Seattle's inaugural expansion season -- the Seahawks have never beaten the 49ers when scoring less than 20 points. (Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports)
WR Julian Edelman, Patriots
New England wideout Julian Edelman (six catches, 84 yards last week) has collected nine or more targets in his last seven games. In that span, he holds per-outing averages of 8.4 catches, 12 targets and 91 yards receiving.
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QBs Russell Wilson (Seahawks)/Colin Kaepernick (49ers)
Check out this stat: None of the four remaining quarterbacks (Tom Brady, Peyton Manning, Russell Wilson, Colin Kaepernick) have posted multiple touchdowns (passing/rushing) in each of their last three postseason outings. (Photos: Kyle Terada/Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports)
WR Anquan Boldin, 49ers
For PPR owners in postseason fantasy leagues, Anquan Boldin has notched 100 yards, one TD or double-digit targets in seven of his last eight playoff games. The lone PPR clunker: San Francisco's frigid victory over Green Bay two weeks ago (six catches, 38 yards).
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QB Tom Brady, Patriots
New England's Tom Brady (NFL-record 18 postseason wins, among starting quarterbacks) has never lost a playoff game when completing 30 or more passes.
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RB Ray Rice, Ravens
Before the 2012 Baltimore Ravens came along ... no AFC club with six regular-season losses had ever won a Super Bowl.
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RB LeGarrette Blount, Patriots
Patriots rusher LeGarrette Blount (166 yards, four TDs last week) has been on a certifiable tear of late, absurdly averaging 144 total yards and 2.7 touchdowns in his last three games. Prior to this dominant spurt, Blount needed 38 games (dating back to 2010) to collectively find the end zone eight times.
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1979 Rams/1991 Bills
Since the NFL-AFL merger (1970), only two clubs have won their conference title game by scoring 10 points or less -- the 1979 Rams (9-0 winners over the Bucs) and 1991 Bills (10-7 over the Broncos). (Assorted Images)
John Elway's Success Against The Patriots
From 1984-98, the Broncos defeated the Patriots 11 straight times -- essentially covering the entire spectrum of John Elway's NFL career with Denver (drafted in 1983). Photos: Kyle Terada/Assorted Images
NFC Polar Opposites
For the first 11 NFC title games in history (1970-80), the losing club never scored more than 13 points. Speaking of scoring droughts ... from 1984-89, the losing teams from the NFC championship scored a grand total of 16 points. That figure includes back-to-back-to-back shutouts (1984-86).