NFC Articles

Jay Cutler
The Detroit Lions and Chicago Bears kick off the second half of their schedules with a key NFC North matchup at Soldier Field on Sunday at 1 p.m. ET on FOX. This game will help break up the three-way tie for first in the division, as Matthew...
Mark Ross
1 year ago
Aaron Rodgers
The NFL’s longest running rivalry resumes tonight when the Chicago Bears take on the Green Bay Packers at 8:30 p.m. ET on ESPN. The Packers (5-2) are in first place in the NFC North and have won five in a row overall, while the Bears (4-3)...
Mark Ross
1 year ago
Aaron Rodgers
Division rivals headed in opposite directions are on tap for tonight when the Green Bay Packers take on the Minnesota Vikings at 8:30 p.m. ET on NBC. Mike McCarthy’s Packers (4-2) entered Week 8 having won three in a row and with a half-game...
Mark Ross
1 year ago
Ndamukong Suh
Two teams that are 4-3 in the NFC and more known for offense will go toe-to-toe on Sunday when the Dallas Cowboys matchup with the Detroit Lions at 1 p.m. ET on FOX. Strap in and get ready for this one because the points should come in bunches....
Stephen Schindler
1 year ago
Cam Newton
The Carolina Panthers will aim for their third straight win when they face the winless Tampa Bay Buccaneers in a matchup of NFC South teams tonight at 8:25 p.m. ET on the NFL Network. The Panthers limped to a 1-3 start to the season. That seems...
Stephen Schindler
1 year ago
Eli Manning
Two of last season's NFC playoff participants that have gotten off to disappointing seasons conclude the NFL's Week 7 action when the Minnesota Vikings face the New York Giants tonight at 8:30 p.m. ET on ESPN. How quickly things can change...
Stephen Schindler
1 year ago
LeSean McCoy
The Dallas Cowboys and Philadelphia Eagles will get together on Sunday at 1 p.m. ET on FOX with first place in the NFC East on the line. While their records may be a bit disappointing, the Cowboys and Eagles sit atop their division at 3-3. With the...
Stephen Schindler
1 year ago
Russell Wilson
The Seattle Seahawks will look to increase their lead in the NFC West division tonight when they take on the Arizona Cardinals at 8:25 p.m. ET on the NFL Network. The Seahawks recovered nicely from their Week 5 loss to the Colts by beating the...
Stephen Schindler
1 year ago
Robert Griffin III
The Washington Redskins will look to make it three wins in a row over the Dallas Cowboys tonight when these long-time NFC East rivals face off at 8:30 p.m. ET on NBC. The Redskins are rested, coming of off their bye week, while the Cowboys are...
Mark Ross
1 year ago
Robert Griffin III
The first Monday night game of the 2013 NFL season will take place in our nation’s capital, as Philadelphia will square off against NFC East rival Washington at 6:55 p.m. ET on ESPN. This Week 1 matchup is all about firsts for both teams. Not...
Mark Ross
1 year ago
Jim Harbaugh
One of the marquee Week 1 matchups pits a rematch of last season’s NFC Divisional Round game when the Green Bay Packers pay another visit to the San Francisco 49ers at 4:25 p.m. ET on FOX. The 49ers’ 45-31 victory on Jan. 12 was largely...
Stephen Schindler
1 year ago
Sean Payton
The two teams that have ruled the NFC South the past four seasons kickoff their 2013 campaigns against each other as the Atlanta Falcons face the New Orleans Saints at 1 p.m. ET Sunday on FOX. The Falcons are aiming to defend their division title...
Mark Ross
1 year ago
Colin Kaepernick
The 49ers made a stunning run to the NFC title game two years ago in coach Jim Harbaugh’s rookie season, only to fall 20–17 in overtime to the New York Giants on a cold, rainy night at Candlestick Park. Last season the 49ers regrouped...
Athlon Sports
1 year ago
Eli Manning
The disappointment that the Giants felt when they missed the playoffs last season, 11 months after winning the Super Bowl, was only matched by their shock and confusion. They were 9–7, which isn’t bad. Along the way they beat some of...
Athlon Sports
1 year ago
Aaron Rodgers
Having paid out a whopping $55 million in signing bonuses to quarterback Aaron Rodgers and outside linebacker Clay Matthews, the Green Bay Packers successfully locked up their two biggest stars. But they have also caused a segment of their...
Athlon Sports
1 year ago
Russell Wilson
Without being asked, Seahawks coach Pete Carroll informed beat writers on a conference call that then-rookie Russell Wilson would be his starting quarterback to open the 2012 season.Dead silence.Because of Wilson’s 5'11" stature,...
Athlon Sports
1 year ago
Matt Ryan
Say this about the Atlanta Falcons: They don’t rest on their laurels. Coming up just 10 yards short of the Super Bowl and winning an NFC-best 13 games apparently wasn’t good enough for GM Thomas Dimitroff and head coach Mike Smith. They...
Athlon Sports
1 year ago
Drew Brees
The Saints enter the 2013 season as one of the most mysterious — and potentially dangerous — teams in the NFL. Are they the one-dimensional 7–9 squad that allowed an NFL-record 7,042 yards last season? Or the formidable 13–3...
Athlon Sports
1 year ago
St. Louis Rams
Jeff Fisher made his bones in coaching with a bruising, physical defense coupled with a conservative run-oriented offense led by big back Eddie George. That was in Tennessee (and Houston). As Fisher enters his second season in St. Louis, the...
Athlon Sports
1 year ago
Jason Witten and Tony Romo
After an “uncomfortable” offseason, the Cowboys believe they are ready to contend. Defensive coordinator Rob Ryan and much of the coaching staff paid the price for a third consecutive non-winning season after Jones vowed to make things...
Athlon Sports
1 year ago
Adrian Peterson
On New Year’s Day 2012, the Vikings stumbled across the finish line of the most miserable season in franchise history. That day’s home loss to Chicago completed a 3–13 collapse. And with the defeat coming only two days after...
Athlon Sports
1 year ago
Jay Cutler
For the first time since 2004, this is not Lovie Smith’s team. Marc Trestman was imported from the Canadian Football League with the hope that he could make the Bears a more frequent participant in the postseason. That’s something Smith...
Athlon Sports
1 year ago
DeSean Jackson
They could be terrible. They could be OK. There is even a small chance they will be very good. The only thing certain about the Philadelphia Eagles in 2013 is that they will be different.
Very different.After 14 years, Andy Reid is off to Kansas...
Athlon Sports
1 year ago
Mike Shanahan
Two significant obstacles stand between the Redskins and the next step in their turnaround: The fitness of quarterback Robert Griffin III’s right knee and the $18 million salary cap penalty the club is serving in 2013. Washington could hardly...
Athlon Sports
1 year ago
Robert Griffin III
Thanks in large part to the efforts of rookie quarterback Robert Griffin III and running back Alfred Morris, the Washington Redskins doubled their win total from the previous season (5-11 in 2011 to 10-6 in '12) as they won the NFC East. Of...
Mark Ross
1 year ago

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