NFL Championship Games

The San Francisco 49ers are heading back to the Super Bowl after defeating the Atlanta Falcons 28-24 in the NFC Championship Game. The Niners rallied from 17 points down to move to their first Super Bowl since winning the 1995 title following the '94 season. Colin Kaepernick threw for 233 yards and a touchdown, while Frank Gore ran for 90 yards and a pair of scores for San Francisco, which will face the Baltimore Ravens on February 3rd in New Orleans. The matchup pits Niners coach Jim Harbaugh against his brother, John, of the Ravens. Vernon Davis had five catches for 106 yards and the TD. Matt Ryan threw for 396 yards, three touchdowns and an interception for Atlanta. Julio Jones made 11 catches for two TDs and an Atlanta postseason record 182 yards. Tony Gonzalez added eight catches, 78 yards and a score in defeat.

The Baltimore Ravens are headed to Super Bowl 47 after defeating the New England Patriots in the AFC Championship Game, 28-13. Joe Flacco threw for 240 yards with three touchdowns as Baltimore outscored the Pats 21-0 in the second half. Anquan Boldin had five catches for 60 yards and two touchdowns while Torrey Smith ended with 69 yards receiving. Ray Rice had 48 yards and a touchdown on the ground while Bernard Pierce added 52 rushing yards. Tom Brady had 320 yards passing with a touchdown and two interceptions. Stevan Ridley had 70 yards on the ground but fumbled as well. Wes Welker made eight catches for 117 yards and a TD in the loss.

The Super Bowl will match Ravens head coach John Harbaugh against his brother, Jim, of the San Francisco 49ers. It's the first time brothers will ever coach against one another in a Super Bowl. The two coached against each other last season in Baltimore, with the Ravens beating the Niners, 16-6.

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK

5 days 12 hours ago

The KLPW Radio Athlete of the Week is Garrett Leimkuehler, Sophomore Quarterback for the Hermann Bearcats. Garrett has completed 58% of his passes, 22 of 38 for 441 yards, six touchdowns and two interceptions. He has also carried the ball 36 times for 371 yards for 13 touchdowns and he is averaging more than 10 yards per carry.

OFF THE CUFF with Diane Jones

1 week 5 days ago

On Saturday, September 6, our family lost a dear friend to a car accident. Listeners know her as Lexi the Impulse Puppy. It surprised us a bit just how much the loss struck us--a tribute to just how much that dog loved us--and just how much we loved that dog. Dogs are not the same as people, but they certainly tap into the very best of us.

OFF THE CUFF ARCHIVE

IN REMEMBRANCE OF LEXI JONES - 09/08/2014 - 11:32am
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SPORTS CORNER

15 hours 6 min ago

Randal Grichuk and Matt Holliday homered in the first and the Cardinals held on for a 2-1 win over the Reds at Busch Stadium. John Lackey tossed seven-and-two-thirds innings of one-run ball while Seth Maness notched his third save. St. Louis maintains a two-and-a-half-game lead on the Pirates atop the NL Central. David Holmberg gave up two runs in six frames for Cincinnati to take the loss.