Seattle Seahawks players were noncommittal postgame Saturday night when asked which team, Carolina or San Francisco, they would prefer to face in the NFC Championship game.
For at least one, that changed Sunday. Wide receiver Doug Baldwin tweeted, "Wouldn't want it any other way," just after the 49ers finished their 23-10 win in Carolina.
The Seahawks hope receiver Percy Harvin will be available Sunday. In just his second game of the season after Aug. 1 hip surgery, Harvin caught three passes in Saturday's win over New Orleans before leaving with a concussion.
He twice left the field after big hits. Harvin did not return for the second half and will have to go through standard NFL concussion protocol this week to return for the title game.
"The poor kid," coach Pete Carroll said. "He finally gets to play, and he banged his head against the turf really hard. He was OK the first time, but the second one really rocked him."
Eagles: Receiver DeSean Jackson is offering a $50,000 reward for information leading to a conviction in the burglary of his Philadelphia home. A statement from a spokeswoman for the former Cal star said the burglary happened while Jackson was out of town on vacation. Police say at least $250,000 in cash and jewelry was taken from the home, along with a handgun.
Bears: Chicago defensive coordinator Mel Tucker will have two new coaches on his staff for next season. Tucker is keeping his job after Chicago's porous defense played a key role in its 8-8 season, but the Bears announced that defensive line coach Mike Phair and linebackers coach Tim Tibesar have been dismissed.
Thursday night package: The NFL is talking to television networks about selling a package of Thursday night games. League spokesman Brian McCarthy said that NFL Network would retain some games, "but we are in discussions to air a part of the package with existing and potentially new broadcast and cable partners."
The Associated Press contributed to this report.