NFC Articles

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
2 years 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
2 years 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
2 years 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
2 years 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
2 years 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
2 years 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
2 years 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
2 years ago
Doug Martin
Paradise lost would be the way to describe the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in their first year under coach Greg Schiano. The resort atmosphere disappeared, replaced by more rules and regimentation than a boot camp.“We had one big thing we had to do...
Athlon Sports
2 years ago
Carolina Panthers
Ron Rivera’s third season as the Carolina Panthers’ head coach may be his last if the team can’t make the playoffs for the first time since the 2008 season. Team owner Jerry Richardson made Rivera wait six agonizing days after the...
Athlon Sports
2 years ago
Ndamukong Suh
So maybe the Detroit Lions haven’t arrived, after all. A year after making the playoffs for the first time since 1999, they found themselves back in the NFC North cellar again, wondering what happened to all the momentum they’d built in...
Athlon Sports
2 years ago
When you lose a player like Percy Harvin for basically the whole season, it hurts. It doesn't hurt Seattle nearly as much as it did Minnesota last year — the Seahawks, after all, nearly made the NFC title game without him — but that...
Athlon Sports
2 years ago
Larry Fitzgerald
To say the Cardinals are starting over this season isn’t so much obvious as it is a vast understatement. They have a new general manager in Steve Keim and a new coach in Bruce Arians. Of the 88 players on the roster after the draft, 46 are...
Mark Ross
2 years ago
Tony Romo
The Dallas Cowboys have missed the playoffs in each of the past three seasons and have posted a 22-26 record during this span. Owner Jerry Jones has already said he doesn't "want to go 8-8" again, so the pressure is on head coach...
Mark Ross
2 years ago
Green Bay Packers
The Green Bay Packers have posted 10 or more wins in the regular season four straight years and have won the NFC North the past two. Unfortunately for Packer fans, they also have watched their team exit in the Divisional Round of the NFC playoffs...
Mark Ross
2 years ago
Eli Manning
When the New York Giants won the Super Bowl two seasons ago they finished 9-7 during the regular season. Tom Coughlin's team matched that mark last season, but didn't even get the opportunity to defend their title as they missed the...
Mark Ross
2 years ago
Pat Shurmur
Similar to the AFC, half of the teams in the NFC made a change at either offensive or defensive coordinator, or both, during the offseason. Three teams — Arizona, Chicago and Philadelphia — hired new head coaches, which meant they...
Mark Ross
2 years ago
The Washington Redskins made a surprise playoff run last season behind Offensive Rookie of the Year Robert Griffin III. Can RGIII make it two postseason berths in a row? Here's our look at the Redskins' 2013 NFL schedule.Washington Redskins...
Mark Ross
2 years ago
Greg Schiano's Tampa Bay Buccaneers have some nice pieces to work with moving forward. There are a lot of talented players in key positions, but the Bucs are facing an uphill battle in the loaded NFC. And since scheduling plays a huge role in...
Braden Gall
2 years ago
Pete Carroll is building quite a franchise in the Great Pacific Northwest. Seattle made the playoffs a year ago, won a postseason game and return largely intact. Now, the Seahawks are eyeing a third trip to the playoffs in just four seasons under...
Braden Gall
2 years ago
Jim Harbaugh had his San Francisco 49ers less than 10 yards from a Super Bowl victory last year. With brilliant offseason moves and another great draft class, the Niners are the frontrunner to repeat as NFC champions. And since scheduling plays a...
Braden Gall
2 years ago
The St. Louis Rams will feature plenty of new faces on offense this season. Can Sam Bradford and company come close to matching the success of "The Greatest Show on Turf?" Here's our look at the Rams' 2013 NFL schedule.St. Louis...
Mark Ross
2 years ago
The Andy Reid era in Philadelphia has come to an end as Chip Kelly makes the jump from college to the pros. Can he lead the Eagles to the playoffs in his first season? Here's our look at the Eagles' 2013 NFL schedule.Philadelphia Eagles...
Mark Ross
2 years ago
Sean Payton returns to the New Orleans Saints after his team went through a tortuous 2012 season. He has his sights set on a return to the postseason this fall. And since scheduling plays a huge role in the outcome of every NFL season, Athlon is...
Braden Gall
2 years ago
After 14 years in Philadelphia, Andy Reid takes over the reigns in Kansas City. Can he and new Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith turn around a team that went 2-14 last season? Here's our look at the Chiefs' 2013 NFL schedule.New York Giants...
Mark Ross
2 years ago

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