Keidel: Black & BoldThe injured and overmatched Steelers limped into yesterday's Cardinals game and found a way to win.
Injury Report: Panthers Have Short List For Playoff Contest With CardinalsThe Carolina Panthers have dealt with a whole host of injuries over the course of the season. Now, they're in the postseason and looking at very few injuries for the Wild Card Weekend game against the Arizona Cardinals.
Blocked Kicks Are Reason For Concern For The Packers In the PlayoffsThe Green Bay Packers do not have many holes in their game as they enter the playoffs as the No. 2 seed in the NFC. However, one is their blocking in the kicking game. They allowed more combined blocked field goals, extra point attempts and punts than they had in the previous five seasons combined.
Thomas Davis Brings Only Panthers' Playoff Victory Experience Versus CardinalsThe Carolina Players were lucky to make the playoffs with a record of 7-8-1, but they won the NFC South and they are there. Now, if they defeat the Arizona Cardinals in the Wild Card round, then more than Thomas Davis will know what it's like to notch a playoff victory as a Panther.
Minnesota Vikings Head Into The Offseason Optimistic, But UnsatisfiedThe Minnesota Vikings have more confidence and optimism heading into this offseason than they did a year ago. They have two of the most important pieces in place in head coach Mike Zimmer and Teddy Bridgewater. Also, they improved in several areas from the past season. The Vikings have 12 free agents this offseason, but just one opening day starter.
Bye Week Will Help Rodgers Get Healthy For Packers Playoff RunThe Green Bay Packers do not have to play this Sunday. That is a good thing as quarterback Aaron Rodgers will be able to get some extra rest before the Packers begin their run toward the Super Bowl. They will host one of three teams in the Divisional Round. Their opponent will be determined by the outcome of the Detroit Lions at Dallas Cowboys game.
Team Grades: Despite Little To Play For, 49ers Look Impressive In Win Over CardinalsIn the regular season finale the 49ers looked good. The offense showed up, the defense held strong, and the special teams chipped in as they beat a Cardinal team that entered the game with a chance to earn home field advantage throughout the playoffs.
Frank Gore Will Eye History Sunday And Try To Join Elite CompanyThere is still one thing for the 49ers to play for this season. Frank Gore is very close to another 1,000 yard season, which will not only put him in an elite group, but will help show that he is still one of the best backs in the NFL.
Opponent Profile: Denver At Mile High Poses Problem For OaklandThe 3-12 Oakland Raiders travel to Denver for their 2014 finale against the Broncos, and it's probable the Broncos may not have much to play for, in terms of playoff seeding. But Denver will still want to win the game, and the Raiders haven't been very good on the road this year at all—the Silver & Black is winless, in fact, away from the Coliseum.
Five Things: Cardinals Vs. Rams Thursday Night RoundupTwo defensive-minded teams with sub-par quarterbacks produced the lowest-scoring game of the season last night. The Arizona Cardinals improved to 11-3 without scoring a touchdown, winning in St. Louis 12-6.
Thursday Night Fantasy Starters: Cardinals Defense, Tre Mason And Rams DefenseThe Rams have been especially strong, as they are coming off back-to-back shutouts. While three in a row does not look likely, they could very well hold the visitor to less than two touchdowns.
CBS Sports Dan Fouts Talks Cardinals Vs. Rams On Thursday Night FootballThe St. Louis Rams aren't necessarily out of the playoff race, but one more loss could get them to that point. The Arizona Cardinals have struggled a little since Carson Palmer went down with a season-ending injury. Now, the two NFC West teams are going to battle it out on "Thursday Night Football" and CBS Sports' Dan Fouts talked about how important the game is for both.