NFC Articles

Carlos Hyde
Cowboys. 49ers. Who can forget their historic NFC Championship Game matchups in the early 1990s? Troy Aikman vs. Steve Young, two Hall of Fame quarterbacks duelling in consecutive years. Hall of Fame running back Emmitt Smith on one side, G.O.A.T....
Tom Bowles
8 months ago
Carson Palmer
The Los Angeles Rams found the perfect remedy for their struggling offensive attack last Sunday. That remedy was the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, who had their issues on defense, and the Rams took advantage in a 37-32 victory. Case Keenum was able to...
Scott Whittum
8 months ago
This decade-old rivalry will be renewed just as it was 10 years ago: in the third game of the season, in the Superdome and on “Monday Night Football.” It also marked the formal return of the Saints to New Orleans after the devastation...
John La Fleur
9 months ago
Jason Garrett
This kind of matchup is probably not what NBC had in mind when they were going through the early NFL schedule and saw this one penciled in for “Sunday Night Football.” While the game involves two big markets and historically...
Bryan Fischer
9 months ago
Russell Wilson
After scoring just 15 points in their first two games offensively, the Seattle Seahawks head into their Week 3 showdown with the San Francisco 49ers with their backs against the wall. The 9-3 loss to the Los Angeles Rams took a big-time toll...
Scott Whittum
9 months ago
Cam Newton
The Carolina Panthers may have kicked off their season on a sour note, losing to the Broncos for the second time in as many games, but it did not take Cam Newton and company long to get back on track with a dominant 46-27 victory over the 49ers...
Rob McVey
9 months ago
Adrian Peterson
There are a number of rivalry games that stand the test of time and no matter what era you’re in, the Green Bay Packers taking on the Minnesota Vikings is certainly one of those. The latest edition of this NFC North battle might be the most...
Bryan Fischer
9 months ago
Jeff Fisher
The NFL returns to Los Angeles on Sunday with a game that counts as the Seattle Seahawks head down to the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum to take on the Los Angeles Rams. The Seahawks had to battle to the bitter end last week at home against the...
Scott Whittum
9 months ago
One of football's oldest, feistiest rivalries packs a little extra punch this weekend down in the nation's capital. Both the Dallas Cowboys and Washington Redskins, each still smarting from a rough Week 1, are trying to avoid the ruin of...
Tom Bowles
9 months ago
Todd Gurley
The second game of a Monday Night Football double-header will feature the San Francisco 49ers playing host to their NFC West rival Los Angeles Rams. Tonight will mark the first time since the 1994 season that the Rams will take the field for a...
Rob McVey
9 months ago
By virtue of the teams and markets in it, the NFC East usually has an oversized amount of coverage devoted to it during the offseason. This year though, a lot of that attention was actually warranted. The Philadelphia Eagles wheeled and dealed to...
Bryan Fischer
9 months ago
Once again, this was one of the busiest divisions in all of football. Dallas drafted Ezekiel Elliott to add to Tony Romo, who may or may not play 16 games this season. The Giants retooled their defense while the Eagles hope that three quarterbacks...
Matt Josephs
10 months ago
Carson Palmer
Arizona and Seattle figure to be the strength of the NFC West yet again and both teams have Super Bowl aspirations. The Cardinals’ championship window with quarterback Carson Palmer may be closing, which is why the team traded for pass rusher...
Athlon Sports
10 months ago
Carolina came up short in its quest to win a Super Bowl, but the three-time defending NFC South champion is very much a threat to play on Super Sunday again. New Orleans still has the offense to be a contender, but the Saints’ success could...
Athlon Sports
10 months ago
Ezekiel Ansah
Minnesota broke Green Bay’s stranglehold on the NFC East last season, and don’t be surprised if these two battle for the top spot again. The Vikings took a wide receiver in the first round of the draft to give quarterback Teddy...
Athlon Sports
10 months ago
Tony Romo
Washington won a watered-down NFC East last season with a 9-7 record. Philadelphia finished second at 7-9 and promptly fired its head coach, as did New York (6-10). Dallas (4-12) brought up the rear, but most are expecting a big rebound from the...
Athlon Sports
10 months ago
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
11 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
11 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
11 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
11 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
11 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
11 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
11 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
11 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
11 months ago

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