NFC Articles

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
1 year 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
1 year 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
1 year 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
1 year 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
1 year 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
1 year 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
1 year 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
1 year 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
1 year 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
1 year 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
1 year 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
1 year 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
1 year 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
1 year 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
1 year 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
1 year 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
1 year 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
1 year 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
1 year 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
1 year 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
1 year 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
1 year 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

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