The New Orleans Saints are ready to head to Philadelphia, face the Eagles, battle the cold, and forget about their road woes. They are looking healthier than they have this entire season and have an injury list that is extremely short, but there is one big name that sits on it.
Every game this weekend has fascinating plots, from Cincinnati trying to break their playoff futility to the Frozen Tundra earning its sobriquet with a 30-below wind chill expected Sunday.
The Carolina Panthers have a first-round bye in the upcoming playoffs and they have an extra week to prepare for whatever team may end up facing them in Bank of America Stadium. Cam Newton recently said that they don’t care who their opponent is, but the key to winning is forgetting about egos and focusing on their opponent.
The New Orleans Saints have a revamped defense and an offense that appears to have even more weapons than that of their Super Bowl winning team. For some reason though, the Saints just can’t get things going on the road, but they will have to change that for a wild card visit to Philadelphia.
There are only two weeks left in the current NFL season as the year has just about come to an end before we even knew it. Still, there is a lot to be decided as 18 teams are mathematically alive for a playoff spot so it’s going to get really interesting this week and next.
Coaches are the talk of the town – and the league – as the 2013 NFL regular season begins to wind down. There is a lot of discussion as to who will be back next season, who won’t be back, and what kind of decisions are being made as a possible playoff run waits in the wings.
The playoffs are heating up and there are teams fighting for not only spots, but also positioning in both the NFC and AFC. Aside from that, there are a number of teams dealing with personnel that may not even be around next season.
This is yet another “bizarro” season in the NFL but it is in a different way than it was last season when random bad teams were trashing good teams. Now, there is a lot of unexpected news coming out of different NFL cities and the stories may not be explained any time soon.
The NFL is full of the expected and also the unexpected, and all of them can be quite entertaining. The rare and unusual though; those are the things that add to the excitement of the NFL, and the Sunday action of week nine brought about three rare happenings that keep it thrilling.
The NFL isn’t always fun and games as sometimes it can lead to some scary, frightening and downright sad situations. This week was filled with court cases, injuries and Europe getting NFL action that they may not even want anymore.