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2013 NFL Free Agency: Teams to Watch

These teams figure to be very active once free agency begins on Tuesday
<p> 2013 NFL Free Agency: Teams to Watch</p>

While the 2013 NFL season may not start on the field for another six months, the off-the-field business begins in earnest on Tuesday when the new league year officially begins. More specifically, the action will really heat up when free agency commences at 4 p.m. ET.

Early Super Bowl XLVIII Contenders

Baltimore, San Fran top our list of teams most likely to play in New York City in 2014
<p> Early Super Bowl XLVIII Contenders</p>

Even though the celebration in Baltimore will go on throughout the week and beyond, it’s never too early to look ahead to the 2013 season, right? With that in mind, here’s Athlon Sports’ early look at which teams could be playing in Super Bowl XLVIII in MetLife Stadium in New York City on Feb. 2, 2014.

By the way, the temperature in the Big Apple as of game time on Sunday night was a brisk 31 degrees. Whichever two teams do make it to next season’s Super Bowl will want to be sure and pack their cold-weather gear.

8 Amazing Stats from NFL Championship Weekend

Highlighting the most important, intriguing and bizarre stats of the weekend.
<p> Amazing Stats from NFL Championship Weekend</p>

NFL football is the greatest reality TV program of all time. The Giants and Colts made sure of that back in 1958. Each NFL fall weekend is a completely new and original experience for every player, fan and coach alike. New stories, new personalities, new winners and new losers. And new statistics.

Here are the most important, most intriguing and most bizarre statistics from NFL's Championship Weekend:

NFC Championship Preview and Prediction: San Francisco 49ers vs. Atlanta Falcons

49ers looking for different results in their return to NFC title game; Falcons aiming to finish the job at home
<p> NFC Championship Preview and Prediction: San Francisco 49ers vs. Atlanta Falcons</p>

The top two teams in the NFC meet on Sunday to determine who will represent the conference in Super Bowl XLVII, as the San Francisco 49ers and Atlanta Falcons face off in the NFC Championship game at 3 p.m. ET on FOX. The 49ers find themselves in the conference title game for the second year in a row, but this time must get the job done on the road against the Falcons, who have lost just one game in the Georgia Dome this season.

NFL Playoffs Picks Against the Spread: NFC, AFC Championship Games

Ray Lewis and the Ravens get one more shot at the Patriots in a rematch of last year's AFC title game.
<p> NFL Playoffs Picks Against the Spread: NFC, AFC Championship Games, featuring the San Francisco 49ers at Atlanta Falcons and the Baltimore Ravens at New England Patriots.</p>

A betting preview (against the spread) in the NFC and AFC Championship Games of the NFL Playoffs.

2013 NFL Playoff Picks: AFC, NFC Championship Games

Previews of the Baltimore Ravens at New England Patriots and San Francisco 49ers at Atlanta Falcons.
<p> 2013 NFL Playoff Picks: AFC, NFC Championship Games, Previews of the Baltimore Ravens at New England Patriots and San Francisco 49ers at Atlanta Falcons.</p>

NFL Playoffs previews and predictions for the AFC and NFC Championship Games:

NFL Power Rankings Going Into AFC, NFC Championship Games

The Falcons' other "Matty Ice," kicker Matt Bryant, came through in the clutch in the Divisional Round.
<p> NFL Power Rankings Going Into AFC, NFC Championship Games, including the New England Patriots, San Francisco 49ers, Atlanta Falcons, Baltimore Ravens, Denver Broncos, Green Bay Packers, Houston Texans, Seattle Seahawks, Washington Redskins, Cincinnati Bengals, Indianapolis Colts, Minnesota Vikings, Chicago Bears, New York Giants, Dallas Cowboys, Pittsburgh Steelers, St. Louis Rams, Carolina Panthers, New Orleans Saints and Miami Dolphins.</p>

Athlon Sports' weekly rankings of NFL teams. The New England Patriots have taken over the top spot. Meanwhile, the Kansas City Chiefs remain locked into the No. 1 pick in this April's NFL Draft.

Here are our NFL Power Rankings following the NFL Playoffs' Divisional Round:

7 Amazing Stats from NFL Divisional Playoffs

Highlighting the most important, intriguing and bizarre stats of the weekend.
<p> Amazing Stats from NFL Divisional Playoffs</p>

NFL football is the greatest reality TV program of all time. The Giants and Colts made sure of that back in 1958. Each NFL fall weekend is a completely new and original experience for every player, fan and coach alike. New stories, new personalities, new winners and new losers. And new statistics.

Here are the most important, most intriguing and most bizarre statistics from the NFL Divisonal Playoff games:

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