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AFC, NFC Championship Game Previews

A look at the AFC and NFC Championship Games, with the picks of Athlon Sports' editors.
<p> A preview of the Baltimore Ravens at New England Patriots in the AFC Championship Game and the New York Giants at San Francisco 49ers in the NFC Championship Game, plus the consensus picks of Athlon Sports' editors.</p>

A quick preview of both the AFC and NFC Championship Games, along with the consensus picks of Athlon Sports editors Mitchell Light, Rob Doster, Nathan Rush, Patrick Snow and Steven Lassan:

Ravens (13-4) at Patriots (14-3)
Sunday, Jan. 22, 3:00 pm ET, CBS

NFL Playoffs: 5 Ways the Giants Can Upset the Packers

The New York Giants have a formula to beat the Packers. Can they pull it off
<p> The New York Giants have a formula to beat the Packers. Can they pull it off</p>

The New York Giants already have a formula for how to beat the Green Bay Packers. Other than the Kansas City Chiefs, who actually beat them, nobody came closer to doing it than the Giants did on Dec. 4.

NFL Divisional Round Preview

A look at every NFL Divisional Round game, with the consensus pick of Athlon Sports' editors.
<p> A quick preview of all four games of the NFL Divisional Round — the New Orleans Saints at San Francisco 49ers, Denver Broncos at New England Patriots, Houston Texans at Baltimore Ravens and New York Giants at Green Bay Packers — along with the consensus picks of Athlon Sports editors.</p>

A quick preview of all four games of the NFL Divisional Round, along with the consensus picks of Athlon Sports editors Mitchell Light, Rob Doster, Nathan Rush, Patrick Snow and Steven Lassan:

NFL Wild Card Weekend Preview

A look at every NFL Wild Card game, with the consensus pick of Athlon Sports' editors.
<p> A look at every NFL Wild Card game — the Cincinnati Bengals at Houston Texans, Detroit Lions at New Orleans Saints, Atlanta Falcons at New York Giants and Pittsburgh Steelers at Denver Broncos — with the consensus pick of Athlon Sports' editors.</p>

A quick preview of all four games on NFL Wild Card Weekend, along with the consensus picks of Athlon Sports editors Mitchell Light, Rob Doster, Nathan Rush, Patrick Snow and Steven Lassan:

Are Tony Romo and Tom Coughlin Playing for their Jobs on Sunday?

The fallout from the Cowboys and Giants game will be big
<p> The fallout from the Cowboys and Giants game will be big</p>

The stakes are high enough as it is. In fact, they couldn't be higher during a regular-season game. Rarely are there games where a division title and a playoff berth is on the line and the loser will be eliminated entirely.

That's what's on the line on Sunday night in what might just be the Game of the Year in the NFL between the Giants (8-7) and the Cowboys (8-7) at the Meadowlands. The winner wins the NFC East and locks in the fourth seed in the NFC playoffs. The loser's season is immediately over and there's a chance they could slip all the way to third place.

Victor Cruz in store for second straight dud in Week 16?

The Giants wide receiver needs to rebound for his fantasy owners
<p> The Giants wide receiver needs to rebound for his fantasy owners</p>

Since becoming a major player in the New York Giants offense in Week 3, receiver Victor Cruz had his second-lowest output of the season in Week 15 against the Washington Redskins. Not the best time to have a dud for fantasy owners counting on him in their semifinals. But Cruz could be 2-for-2 in coming up short when the Giants face the Jets in Week 16.

Cruz had just 44 yards on five catches and nine targets against the 13th-ranked pass defense of the Redskins. His other dud was a two-catch, 12-yard game against Buffalo in Week 6.

If Tom Coughlin Gets Fired This Year, Who Will Be the Giants Next Head Coach?

The New York Giants coach could lose his job, so who would replace him?
<p> The New York Giants coach could lose his job, so who would replace him?</p>

Tom Coughlin’s seat isn’t necessarily hot. It’s more like lukewarm heading into the final two games of the NFL season. His bosses don’t want to fire him, and they might use any excuse to keep him.

It’s also possible that they’ll have no choice if he loses his last two games.

NFL Picks: Every Game, Week 16

A look at every NFL game for Week 16, with the consensus pick of Athlon Sports' editors.
<p> A look at every NFL game for Week 16 — including the Philadelphia Eagles at Dallas Cowboys, New York Giants at New York Jets, Chicago Bears at Green Bay Packers and Atlanta Falcons at New Orleans Saints — with the consensus pick of Athlon Sports' editors.</p>

A quick preview of every game on the NFL schedule for Week 16, along with the consensus picks of Athlon Sports editors Mitchell Light, Rob Doster, Nathan Rush, Patrick Snow and Steven Lassan:

Texans (10-4) at Colts (1-13)
In Week 1, Houston handed Indianapolis its first of 13 consecutive losses, with a 34–7 blowout. But the Colts ride into this Thursday nighter fresh off their first victory, while the Texans had their seven-game win streak snapped.
Texans by 6

Jason Pierre-Paul Dominates Dallas Cowboys

JPP terrorized Big D with two sacks, one safety, one forced fumble and one blocked FG.
<p> New York Giants defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul terrorized the Dallas Cowboys, with two sacks, one safety, one forced fumble and one blocked potential game-tying FG on Sunday night.</p>

Jason Pierre-Paul, DE, Giants

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