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Green Bay Packers vs. San Francisco 49ers Preview and Prediction

By Michael Bradley, 1 year 8 months ago
The Green Bay offensive juggernaut rolls west Sunday to see if it can continue to bedevil opposing defenses. Despite a spate of injuries that has claimed starters at wideout and right tackle, the Pack has kept piling up the points, thanks in large part to QB Aaron Rodgers, who continues to make his case as the best player in the NFL. While the arguments rage about whether it is he or Tom Brady...

San Francisco 49ers vs. Arizona Cardinals Preview and Prediction

By Michael Bradley, 1 year 9 months ago
When quarterback Carson Palmer was injured last season, the Cardinals were thinking big: playoffs — and beyond. Arizona was 9-1 and cruising. Palmer was piloting an offense that was extremely potent and looked practically unstoppable at times. After two games in 2015, ‘Zona appears to be back on that track, and the Cards get a chance Sunday to take a big NFC West step by dumping...

10 Bold Fantasy Predictions For Week 3 in the NFL

By Michael Horvath, 1 year 9 months ago
Week 3 of this young NFL season is coming up, but first let’s take a look to see how my Week 2 bold predictions fared. I just took a look. You don’t want to see my bold Week 2 predictions. Seriously, don’t look them up. No good can come from that. Instead let’s focus on Week 3’s bold predictions and hope that I get better at making such brazen, off-the-...

Why You Should Start Colin Kaepernick and Other Start/Sit Fantasy Advice for Week 2

By Michael Horvath, 1 year 9 months ago
Week 1 is in the books and it provided many surprises for fantasy owners as well as unbelievable frustration as well. Who would have guessed that guys like Marcus Mariota, Andy Dalton and Alex Smith would outscore supposed studs like Peyton Manning, Drew Brees and Russell Wilson? Who would have thought that Brandon McManus (he’s a kicker), would score 18 fantasy points? That’s...

San Francisco 49ers vs. Pittsburgh Steelers Preview and Prediction

By Marky Billson, 1 year 9 months ago
If there's something even more distressing than the porous Pittsburgh Steelers' secondary that came out of their 28-21 loss to New England on Sept. 10, it might be the way they handled the defeat. The focus of the Steelers after the game seemed to be more with alleged tampered headsets than their own play. Even if this caused a breakdown in the secondary when Tom Brady connected...

Minnesota Vikings vs. San Francisco 49ers Preview and Prediction

By Jason Hall, 1 year 9 months ago
The San Francisco 49ers host the Minnesota Vikings in the late matchup of ESPN's "Monday Night Football" doubleheader to conclude Week 1. Minnesota is coming off a 7-9 record and third-place NFC North finish in 2014. But the team expects to improve in Year Two of the Mike Zimmer regime with second-year quarterback Teddy Bridgewater, a talented defense and...

NFL Scouts Talk Anonymously About NFC West Teams

By Athlon Sports, 1 year 10 months ago
The NFC West is poised for another great year, as the Seahawks will once again begin as the presumed favorites. Meanwhile, the Cardinals and the Rams appear to be capable of contending, while there are plenty of unknowns when it comes to the 49ers. The Cardinals might have the best chance to take down the Seahawks, especially if Carson Palmer can play a full season. However, the Rams seem...

Answering the NFC West's Biggest Questions in 2015

By Braden Gall, 1 year 10 months ago
NFL training camps are in full swing across the nation, signaling the official return of pro football. Athlon Sports is going division by division, asking and (trying to) answering the biggest question for every team in the league entering the 2015 season. AFC's Biggest Questions: East | North | South | WestNFC's Biggest Questions: East | North | South | West...

Examining the Over/Under 2015 Win Totals for the NFC West

By Matt Josephs, 1 year 11 months ago
One of the best races in the NFL will occur in the NFC West. The defending NFC champs are there in Seattle with Arizona and St. Louis nipping at their heels. San Francisco is a bit of an enigma especially after their odd offseason which saw several players retire out of the blue. Much like I did with the college football win totals, I will break down the schedules in terms of home and road...

2015 NFL Training Camp Dates and Locations

By Mark Ross, 1 year 11 months ago
The New England Patriots are the defending Super Bowl champions and won't officially open defense of their title until Sept. 10 when they host the Pittsburgh Steelers to kick off the 2015 NFL regular season. However, the real work for Bill Belichick's team begins July 23 when rookies report to training camp in Foxborough, Mass.   Baltimore, Cleveland and New Orleans get...