NFC Articles

Jeff Fisher
New time. New town. New quarterback. But will they be the same old Rams? That’s the question as the franchise returns to Los Angeles after 21 seasons in St. Louis.   The logistics have been complicated, with the team holding spring...
Athlon Sports
8 months ago
Julio Jones
At first Dan Quinn made it look too easy. The former Seattle defensive coordinator stepped straight from a Super Bowl defense to a 5–0 start as a rookie head coach. Every move made to fix the floundering Falcons worked — until nothing...
Athlon Sports
8 months ago
Cam Newton
Can the Carolina Panthers possibly be that good again? That’s the overriding question for a team that won 17 games in 2015, flirted with an undefeated regular season, employed the NFL’s Most Valuable Player and won the NFC...
Athlon Sports
8 months ago
Drew Brees
We know the New Orleans Saints can amass yards and points. What we don’t know is if they can stop anyone from doing the same.   Defense will once again determine the Saints’ season, as it seemingly has every year in the Sean...
Athlon Sports
8 months ago
Jameis Winston
It’s hard to find fault with Jameis Winston’s body of work as a rookie. He passed for more than 4,000 yards and 22 touchdowns and rushed for six scores, earning Pepsi Rookie of the Year honors as voted by the fans. But Winston’s...
Athlon Sports
8 months ago
John Fox
Make no mistake about it: The Bears are now GM Ryan Pace’s and head coach John Fox’s team. Nine free-agent additions followed by nine draft picks have put a distinct Pace-Fox stamp on the Bears in the second year of their reign,...
Athlon Sports
8 months ago
Matthew Stafford
Plenty has changed in Detroit, thanks to some serious house-cleaning in the front office and another high-profile roster subtraction. But the problem remains the same for the Lions: They’ve yet to find the recipe for building a consistent...
Athlon Sports
8 months ago
Jordy Nelson
When the Green Bay Packers returned to work for the start of their offseason program in April, Mike McCarthy felt a bit like an overmatched substitute teacher in a class full of unruly high schoolers. With perfect attendance — all of the 63...
Athlon Sports
8 months ago
Adrian Peterson
With a top-five scoring defense on the rise and Adrian Peterson somehow still at the top of his game, the Vikings need 23-year-old quarterback Teddy Bridgewater to take the next step to elevate the league’s 29th-ranked offense and make the...
Athlon Sports
8 months ago
Fletcher Cox
The Eagles aborted the failed Chip Kelly experiment before last season even ended, giving the former Oregon Ducks boss fewer than three years to make his college system successful in the NFL. Owner Jeffrey Lurie, who in 2013 thirsted to dazzle...
Athlon Sports
8 months ago
Kirk Cousins
The prevailing view of the Redskins some 18 months ago was of an organization beset by dysfunction — with a meddling owner, a revolving door of coaches and GMs, a mercurial quarterback (Robert Griffin III) who was never the same after...
Athlon Sports
8 months ago
Jason Garrett
The Cowboys lost Tony Romo. They lost Dez Bryant. They lost Orlando Scandrick. They lost 12 games. The only thing they didn’t lose after last season was their swag.   The Cowboys did little in free agency despite having the franchise...
Athlon Sports
8 months ago
Eli Manning
It’s weird enough that Tom Coughlin is gone after a remarkable 12-year run with the Giants. What’s even weirder is that’s about the only thing that’s changed. Coughlin’s old offensive coordinator, Ben McAdoo, got...
Athlon Sports
8 months ago
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 year 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
1 year 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
1 year 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
1 year 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
1 year 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
1 year 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 year 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 year 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 year 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 year 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 year 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 year ago

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