Keidel: From Foles To The Frozen Tundra - Wild Card WeekendEvery 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.
Which Team Is The Best Opponent for Seattle?Seattle has already faced, and beaten, both the Saints and 49ers this season but not the Packers. Does the unknown help or hurt a team in the Playoffs?
49ers Lean On Experience In NFC PlayoffsLast year, the 49ers made an improbable run to the Super Bowl, before falling one play short of reaching the ultimate team goal. They lost to the Baltimore Ravens, a more experienced team that rode momentum all the way to a Championship. This year it's San Francisco who fits this description and unlike last year, the Niners have everything in place to get past the rest of the NFC.
With Playoffs Looming, 2014 Opponents Set For BengalsThe Cincinnati Bengals had a great season and are looking forward to welcoming the San Diego Chargers into Paul Brown Stadium for the Wild Card round of the playoffs. Even with that game on the immediate horizon, the 2014 opponents for the Bengals have now been set.
Around The NFL: Pro Bowl Rosters, Texans Secure First Pick, Peyton QuestionedThe 2013 NFL regular season is coming to a close and there is a lot going on besides just the playoffs, and most of the news actually has to do with one of the worst teams in the league, the Houston Texans.
Around the NFL: Retirements, Injuries, And RugbyThere is a lot going on in the NFL lately, and it includes two retirements of long-time players that have stepped away from the game very suddenly. Meanwhile, a playoff contender got a big scare this week and the Detroit Lions looked to a different sport for some speedy talent.
Behind The Numbers Of Week 16 NFL Playoff ScenariosThere 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.
Sports Verdict: Who Will Win The NFC South? Saints Vs. PanthersBoth the New Orleans Saints and Carolina Panthers sit tied atop the NFC South at 10-4. One of them will emerge as the winner of the conference in two weeks. The question is, who will secure the division title?
Around The NFL: Movements And InjuriesWith injuries piling up and players not performing up to par, there are a number of teams making moves and rotating big names so that all roster spots can be taken full advantage of as the playoffs approach.
Around The NFL: Coaches Are The Talk Of The LeagueCoaches 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.
NFL Playoff Picture Heading Into Week 15 Of The Regular SeasonThe 2013/2014 NFL playoffs are shaping up, but with only three weeks left to go in the regular season, there are still lots of questions to be answered. With that being said, it is time to look at the different scenarios and how the playoff picture is shaping up.
Around The NFL: 49er Fuming, Colt To Be Banned, Redskin Cursed Out By UmpThere is a lot of anger going around in the NFL lately, and some of it is quite justified. Some of it, on the other hand, is just incredibly strange and uncalled for.
Around The NFL: Saint Hurt Badly, Geno Smith Benched, Soldier Field EvacuatedThere were a number of big headlines from Sunday's action, and sometimes they need to be broken down to make sense of everything. Some of those headlines include gruesome injuries, a rookie finding the pine, and a storm delaying a game for almost two hours.
Around The NFL: Saints Healing, Ravens Don't Want Reed, Sam Hurd SentencedThe NFL is full of ups and downs, and it is sometimes quite amazing how quickly a player can go from one to the other. It's a league where tomorrow is never promised and you're not in the driver's seat just because you played professional football.
Around The NFL: Broncos Guard Retires, Saint Out For Year, Suh Wants CutlerHow could someone just up and walk away from the game of professional football for good? Well, when you're not happy and don't want to risk your health whatsoever, then it is a decision that is made without much hesitation at all.