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September 2, 1995
WEST%Division predictionThe 49ers will use the season to prepare for their NFC title match with the Cowboys. The Atlanta Falcons and the New Orleans Saints will fight for second, and the St. Louis Rams and the Carolina Panthers will bring up the rear.1. San Francisco 49ers1994 record: 13-3, won division and Super Bowl.Coach: George Seifert (84-24)Key additions: S Marquez Pope, RB Ricky Ervins and WR J. J. Stokes.Key losses: RB Ricky Watters, RB Dexter Carter, FB Marc Logan, Dana Hall and P Klaus Wilmsmeyer.
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By BALTIMORE SUN ARCHIVES | November 21, 2008
There is no way the Philadelphia Eagles can afford a tie like Sunday's 13-13 game against the Cincinnati Bengals. The Eagles were nearly double-digit favorites against the Bengals, but with an ineffective Donovan McNabb at quarterback, they could manage only the tie with one-win Cincinnati. On Nov. 17, 1997, at Memorial Stadium, the Eagles and Ravens played to a 10-10 tie in a regular-season game. Both teams entered the contest 4-6, but each missed field goals in overtime that would have won the game.
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By Knight-Ridder News Service | March 27, 1995
PHILADELPHIA -- Now that Ricky Watters is in, Herschel Walker probably is out.When the Philadelphia Eagles landed Watters with a three-year, $6.9 million offer sheet that the San Francisco 49ers decided Saturday not to match, the Walker era in Philadelphia apparently came to a close.Walker, 33, the team's offensive MVP the last two seasons, is scheduled to make $1.5 million in 1995 -- more than they can pay a backup to Watters and newly acquired fullback Kevin Turner.A source close to Walker, who rushed for 528 yards last season, said Saturday night that he has told president Harry Gamble and coach Ray Rhodes that he will not take a pay cut to stay in Philadelphia.
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By Bill Free and Bill Free,SUN STAFF | November 18, 1996
PHILADELPHIA -- The Washington Redskins had just climbed atop the NFC East with a 26-21 victory over the Philadelphia Eagles yesterday, and one of the first things Redskins coach Norv Turner said was: "We can't afford to sit around this week and congratulate ourselves. You can't get too high or too low in this league."But there was no doubting this was a special win for a team that came to Philadelphia on the run from two straight losses and embarrassed by a defense that was ranked last in the NFL.The Eagles also had beaten Washington eight straight.
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By BALTIMORE SUN ARCHIVES | November 21, 2008
There is no way the Philadelphia Eagles can afford a tie like Sunday's 13-13 game against the Cincinnati Bengals. The Eagles were nearly double-digit favorites against the Bengals, but with an ineffective Donovan McNabb at quarterback, they could manage only the tie with one-win Cincinnati. On Nov. 17, 1997, at Memorial Stadium, the Eagles and Ravens played to a 10-10 tie in a regular-season game. Both teams entered the contest 4-6, but each missed field goals in overtime that would have won the game.
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By T. J. Simers and T. J. Simers,Los Angeles Times | January 16, 1994
SAN FRANCISCO -- The 49ers took the ball out of Rodney Hampton's hands yesterday and put Ricky Watters' name in the postseason record books while pummeling the New York Giants, 44-3, in an NFC divisional playoff game at Candlestick Park.Watters, who made a sprint around the stadium before the game slapping fans' hands, ran for five touchdowns and topped the previous NFL playoff best of three touchdowns in a game set by 19 others."Any time you slow down guys like Jerry Rice and John Taylor, you think you'll do OK," said Giants cornerback Mark Collins.
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By Vito Stellino and Vito Stellino,SUN STAFF | October 22, 1995
The San Francisco 49ers may be becoming victims of their own success.The 49ers are so used to winning that they like to do it only with the types of players that they believe fit the 49ers' image.They traded moody defensive lineman Charles Haley to the Dallas Cowboys in 1992 because they got tired of putting up with him.Haley promptly helped the Cowboys win two straight Super Bowls.It could be argued that it shouldn't be necessary to coddle players. But it's difficult to find players who can rush the passer the way Haley can.After all, after Haley's departure it took the 49ers two years to vTC rebuild the defense and get back on top of the league last year.
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By Jeff Rude and Jeff Rude,Dallas Morning News | January 14, 1995
TEMPE, Ariz. -- The common threads are few. Ricky Watters has a tattoo of a panther on his right shoulder; Emmitt Smith has a fraternity symbol on an arm. Each wears an earring. Each plays running back. Each catches a lot of passes out of the backfield. Each plays for a winner. And they were born a month apart in 1969.Likeness ends there in this comparison of marquee backs in Sunday's NFC championship game.The 49ers' Watters is lanky and lean; the Cowboys' Smith is squat and powerful. Three-time rushing champion Smith is known as a 100-yard back; Watters hasn't topped 105 all season.
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By Bill Free and Bill Free,SUN STAFF | November 18, 1996
PHILADELPHIA -- The Washington Redskins had just climbed atop the NFC East with a 26-21 victory over the Philadelphia Eagles yesterday, and one of the first things Redskins coach Norv Turner said was: "We can't afford to sit around this week and congratulate ourselves. You can't get too high or too low in this league."But there was no doubting this was a special win for a team that came to Philadelphia on the run from two straight losses and embarrassed by a defense that was ranked last in the NFL.The Eagles also had beaten Washington eight straight.
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By VITO STELLINO | December 17, 1995
Jaguars (3-11) at Lions (8-6)Time: 1 p.m.Line: Lions by 13 1/2Outlook: Detroit can clinch a playoff berth with a win and losses by Minnesota and St. Louis. The Jaguars' defense, ranked 17th in the league, must contend with a productive Lions offesne led by Barry Sanders (1,376 yards rushing) and receivers Herman Moore Herman (league-best 108 catches) and Brett Perriman (97 catches).Vito Stellino's pick: Lions 28, Jaguars 10 -- Three home teams, the Lions, Cowboys and 49ers, are favored by 13 1/2 or more this weekend.
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By VITO STELLINO | December 17, 1995
Jaguars (3-11) at Lions (8-6)Time: 1 p.m.Line: Lions by 13 1/2Outlook: Detroit can clinch a playoff berth with a win and losses by Minnesota and St. Louis. The Jaguars' defense, ranked 17th in the league, must contend with a productive Lions offesne led by Barry Sanders (1,376 yards rushing) and receivers Herman Moore Herman (league-best 108 catches) and Brett Perriman (97 catches).Vito Stellino's pick: Lions 28, Jaguars 10 -- Three home teams, the Lions, Cowboys and 49ers, are favored by 13 1/2 or more this weekend.
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By Vito Stellino and Vito Stellino,SUN STAFF | October 22, 1995
The San Francisco 49ers may be becoming victims of their own success.The 49ers are so used to winning that they like to do it only with the types of players that they believe fit the 49ers' image.They traded moody defensive lineman Charles Haley to the Dallas Cowboys in 1992 because they got tired of putting up with him.Haley promptly helped the Cowboys win two straight Super Bowls.It could be argued that it shouldn't be necessary to coddle players. But it's difficult to find players who can rush the passer the way Haley can.After all, after Haley's departure it took the 49ers two years to vTC rebuild the defense and get back on top of the league last year.
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September 2, 1995
WEST%Division predictionThe 49ers will use the season to prepare for their NFC title match with the Cowboys. The Atlanta Falcons and the New Orleans Saints will fight for second, and the St. Louis Rams and the Carolina Panthers will bring up the rear.1. San Francisco 49ers1994 record: 13-3, won division and Super Bowl.Coach: George Seifert (84-24)Key additions: S Marquez Pope, RB Ricky Ervins and WR J. J. Stokes.Key losses: RB Ricky Watters, RB Dexter Carter, FB Marc Logan, Dana Hall and P Klaus Wilmsmeyer.
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By Knight-Ridder News Service | March 27, 1995
PHILADELPHIA -- Now that Ricky Watters is in, Herschel Walker probably is out.When the Philadelphia Eagles landed Watters with a three-year, $6.9 million offer sheet that the San Francisco 49ers decided Saturday not to match, the Walker era in Philadelphia apparently came to a close.Walker, 33, the team's offensive MVP the last two seasons, is scheduled to make $1.5 million in 1995 -- more than they can pay a backup to Watters and newly acquired fullback Kevin Turner.A source close to Walker, who rushed for 528 yards last season, said Saturday night that he has told president Harry Gamble and coach Ray Rhodes that he will not take a pay cut to stay in Philadelphia.
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By Jeff Rude and Jeff Rude,Dallas Morning News | January 14, 1995
TEMPE, Ariz. -- The common threads are few. Ricky Watters has a tattoo of a panther on his right shoulder; Emmitt Smith has a fraternity symbol on an arm. Each wears an earring. Each plays running back. Each catches a lot of passes out of the backfield. Each plays for a winner. And they were born a month apart in 1969.Likeness ends there in this comparison of marquee backs in Sunday's NFC championship game.The 49ers' Watters is lanky and lean; the Cowboys' Smith is squat and powerful. Three-time rushing champion Smith is known as a 100-yard back; Watters hasn't topped 105 all season.
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By Joe Gergen and Joe Gergen,Newsday | January 17, 1994
SAN FRANCISCO -- The story is unattributed but nevertheless accepted as gospel.On the occasion of Ricky Watters' very first carry in the NFL, against the New York Giants no less, the San Francisco running back untangled himself from a pile of bodies at The Meadowlands, high-stepped back to the huddle and told his 49ers teammates, "They can't stop me." While that may have been a slight exaggeration, it was no lie.As a rookie, Watters ran all the way to the Pro Bowl. Sidelined for three weeks by a knee injury this season, he nevertheless rushed for 950 yards and Saturday tore the Giants defense to shreds with an effort that established several postseason records.
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By Joe Gergen and Joe Gergen,Newsday | January 17, 1994
SAN FRANCISCO -- The story is unattributed but nevertheless accepted as gospel.On the occasion of Ricky Watters' very first carry in the NFL, against the New York Giants no less, the San Francisco running back untangled himself from a pile of bodies at The Meadowlands, high-stepped back to the huddle and told his 49ers teammates, "They can't stop me." While that may have been a slight exaggeration, it was no lie.As a rookie, Watters ran all the way to the Pro Bowl. Sidelined for three weeks by a knee injury this season, he nevertheless rushed for 950 yards and Saturday tore the Giants defense to shreds with an effort that established several postseason records.
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By PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER | November 14, 1996
Philadelphia Eagles coach Ray Rhodes says he was upset both by Ricky Watters' sideline histrionics during Sunday's 24-17 loss to the Buffalo Bills and, a day later, his public criticism of the play-calling, but added that he will not suspend the starting running back.Pub Date: 11/14/96
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By T. J. Simers and T. J. Simers,Los Angeles Times | January 16, 1994
SAN FRANCISCO -- The 49ers took the ball out of Rodney Hampton's hands yesterday and put Ricky Watters' name in the postseason record books while pummeling the New York Giants, 44-3, in an NFC divisional playoff game at Candlestick Park.Watters, who made a sprint around the stadium before the game slapping fans' hands, ran for five touchdowns and topped the previous NFL playoff best of three touchdowns in a game set by 19 others."Any time you slow down guys like Jerry Rice and John Taylor, you think you'll do OK," said Giants cornerback Mark Collins.
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