NFC Articles

Calvin Johnson
In 1999, Detroit Lions star running back Barry Sanders shockingly retired at age 31. Almost 17 years later, another one of the greatest players to wear a Lions jersey unexpectedly retired in the prime of his career. Detroit star wide receiver...
Antwan Staley
1 week ago
Following Sunday's dominating 49-15 NFC Championship Game win over the Arizona Cardinals, the Carolina Panthers will face the Denver Broncos in Super Bowl 50 on Feb. 7. This will be the Panthers' second Super Bowl appearance, as they lost...
Rob McVey
2 weeks ago
Four years ago, the San Francisco 49ers began a stretch of playing in three straight NFC Championship Games, from 2011-13. The past two seasons, the 49ers have been in a bit of turmoil. San Francisco parted ways with head coach Jim Harbaugh...
Antwan Staley
2 weeks ago
Carson Palmer
Form has held in the NFC playoffs, and as a result, fans get to see the conference’s two best teams — and the squads that were most successful throughout the entire season — square off for a trip to Super Bowl 50. Neither can...
Michael Bradley
2 weeks ago
Cam Newton
For two teams that reside in different divisions, clear across the country from one another, the Seattle Seahawks (11-6) and the Carolina Panthers (15-1) have grown very familiar with one another. Sunday’s NFC Divisional Playoff game between...
Rob McVey
3 weeks ago
When the Packers last made a trip to the desert, they might as well have been set upon by snakes and scorpions for all the fun they had. Arizona throttled Green Bay, 38-8 in Week 16, leaving the visitors confused about their future and wondering...
Michael Bradley
3 weeks ago
Kirk Cousins
The final game of the NFL's Wild Card Weekend resides in Washington, D.C., where the Redskins host the Packers. In a weird twist, Washington fans were rooting for a matchup against Green Bay considering how the Packers limped to the finish line...
Matt Josephs
1 month ago
Teddy Bridgewater
The Minnesota Vikings (11-5) secured their first NFC North division title since 2009 with a 20-13 win at Green Bay in Week 17. But after earning the No. 3 seed, the Vikings face a tough opening matchup in the NFC playoffs. The Seattle Seahawks...
Jason Hall
1 month ago
In a shocking move to most people, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers fired head coach Lovie Smith in just his second season on the job. Smith was 8-24 in his stint in Tampa.  "After careful consideration, we informed Lovie that we have...
Antwan Staley
1 month ago
Aaron Rodgers
Since Green Bay couldn’t stop the Arizona juggernaut last Sunday in the desert, it must now conquer the Vikings for a second time in the season or end up consigned to a road trip during the first week of the postseason. It’s not the...
Michael Bradley
1 month ago
After closing the home portion of the schedule with a very sloppy, uninspired performance in a 23-17 loss to the St. Louis Rams. The Seattle Seahawks (9-6) will look to somehow play themselves back into the fifth seed in the NFC playoffs by...
Scott Whittum
1 month ago
Thanks to an uninspired performance against the Falcons in Atlanta last week, any dreams the Carolina Panthers (14-1) had of a perfect season have come to an abrupt end. The Panthers must now re-focus and set their sights on locking up the No. 1...
Rob McVey
1 month ago
Teddy Bridgewater
The Minnesota Vikings (9-5) look to clinch a playoff spot in Sunday's primetime matchup against the New York Giants (6-8). The Vikings hold the first of two NFC wild card spots and are one game behind Green Bay for the division title. Minnesota...
Jason Hall
1 month ago
Carson Palmer
A win for the Arizona Cardinals (12-2) this afternoon would clinch the No. 2 seed in the NFC playoffs. Ironically, Green Bay is the only team that can mathematically swap places with Arizona, giving this matchup added significance. A victory...
Rob McVey
1 month ago
Pete Carroll
With another playoff berth in their back pocket the Seattle Seahawks (9-5) now set their sights on doing what they need to do in order to lock down the fifth seed in the NFC playoffs. The difference between the No. 5 and No. 6 seeds in the...
Scott Whittum
1 month ago
Matt Ryan
When these two NFC South rivals last met just two weeks ago, it did not end well for the Atlanta Falcons (7-7), as they were pounded by the Panthers 38-0 in Charlotte. The Falcons hope that Week 16 will result in a completely different outcome in...
Rob McVey
1 month ago
Kirk Cousins
The NFC East race could be settled on Saturday as the Redskins travel to Philadelphia to play the Eagles. Washington is in a "win and you are in" situation while the home team needs to win its final two games of the season. The Skins...
Matt Josephs
1 month ago
If not for the fact that this is the Monday night game, there would really be no reason to tune into this matchup between the Detroit Lions and the New Orleans Saints. The Lions (4-9) were mathematically eliminated from playoff contention after...
John La Fleur
1 month ago
Larry Fitzgerald
The crazy NFC playoff picture will get a little clearer this Sunday when Arizona tries to clinch the West Division title, while surprising Philadelphia looks to build on a two-game winning streak that has put it back into contention in the...
Michael Bradley
1 month ago
Adrian Peterson
The Minnesota Vikings (8-5) looked like one of the NFL's best teams before losing three of their last four games. But the Vikings still hold a two-game lead on a postseason spot and trail Green Bay by one game for the top spot in the NFC...
Jason Hall
1 month ago
Eli Manning
Two teams with very different approaches meet Sunday in the Meadowlands, when the Carolina Panthers try to reach 14-0, while the New York Giants hope to build momentum after Monday’s win over Miami and stay in a jumbled NFC East title race....
Michael Bradley
1 month ago
Todd Gurley
The St. Louis Rams (5-8) have not been mathematically eliminated from a playoff spot, but nothing short of a miracle scenario will allow them to get in at this point. That being said, a Week 14 victory over the Lions to end a five-game losing...
Rob McVey
1 month ago
Dez Bryant
The Dallas Cowboys (4-8) and the Green Bay Packers (8-4) are both coming off of huge victories in Week 13. Aaron Rodgers' miraculous last-second Hail Mary to Richard Rodgers prevented the Packers from losing their fifth game in six weeks, while...
Rob McVey
1 month ago
Matt Ryan
The Carolina Panthers (12-0) may have gotten a little complacent last week, just edging out a struggling Saints team to keep their perfect season intact. That said, a win is still a win, and last week's narrow victory also enabled Ron...
Rob McVey
2 months ago
Jameis Winston
New Orleans gave a tremendous effort last Sunday. The Saints attempted to tarnish the record of the sole remaining undefeated team in the NFL. They came commendably close. Now, they have nothing left for which to strive other than avoiding a...
John La Fleur
2 months ago

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