4 NFL Picks Against The Spread for Week 1Here are two sides and two totals that have a great shot of winning in Week 1.
Rookie Spotlight: Arik Armstead Will Seriously Upgrade The San Francisco 49ers DefenseArik Armstead may not have had some of the best stats throughout his college career, but he has the skill-set and talents needed to be an NFL star. The San Francisco 49ers found their defensive line anchor and he's going to fit into their new scheme perfectly.
Ready To Play: How Dontae Johnson Gears Up For The NFL SeasonSan Francisco 49ers cornerback Dontae Johnson gives a first-hand account of what it takes for him to get "Ready To Play" in the NFL.
Here We Go Again: Patriots Face Ravens In AFC PlayoffsNew England and Baltimore are developing an impressive postseason rivalry.
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.
Brady's Restructured Contract Will Save Cash, But Not Cap Room, For PatriotsNew England's star quarterback has given his team a little more flexibility in spending.
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.
49ers 2014 Season Marred By InjuriesAs the 49ers look back on this season, it will not be positive. The team almost had a losing record, and missed the playoffs after 3 straight NFC Championship games. However, the teams awful season has to do with injuries than anything else, and a problem that shouldn't haunt them next season.
Josh McDaniels Is In The Mix For A Head Coaching PositionNew England's offensive coordinator says he's happy where he is, but at least one NFL team is seriously interested in interviewing him.
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.