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Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Phil Dawson sets 49ers' franchise record for longest field goal in postseason history





From Steve Corkran's "49ers notebook: San Francisco 49ers close to full health for showdown with Seattle Seahawks"

January 14, 2014

The 49-yard field goal by Phil Dawson in the first quarter against the Panthers is the longest in franchise postseason history. Dawson eclipsed the mark set by Wade Richey on Jan. 3, 1999, against the Packers.

Dawson is 6 for 6 on field-goal attempts so far in the playoffs and 38 of 42 overall this season, his first with the 49ers.
Dawson, 5-foot-11 and 200 pounds, is in his 15th NFL season.

Dawson credited, in part, playing offensive tackle in high school for his success as a kicker in college and the pros.

"Being severely outmanned physically, I had to learn attention to detail just to survive," Dawson said. "That discipline paid off because I now play a position that requires that same attribute."




From Michael David Smith's "Wednesday morning one-liners"

January 15, 2014

If the Saints do whatever it takes to keep TE Jimmy Graham, will there beenough cap space to keep RT Zach Strief and S Malcolm Jenkins?

Tampa Bay fans are seeing LeGarrette Blount, Aqib Talib and Michael Bennett play well in the playoffs and thinking, the Bucs sure could use players like that.

The Cardinals would hate to lose free agent LB Karlos Dansby.

Rams LB Alec Ogletree and PR Tavon Austin made the all-rookie team chosen by the Pro Football Writers of America.

The 49-yard field goal by 49ers K Phil Dawson against the Panthers was the longest in franchise postseason history.

Here’s a Seattle columnist going back and forth on whether the Seahawks will beat the 49ers.

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