Patriots Team Grades: New England Puts On Super Bowl-Worthy Performance Against ColtsThe Patriots made it look easy in advancing to their sixth Super Bowl of the Belichick/Brady era.
Here We Go Again: Patriots Face Ravens In AFC PlayoffsNew England and Baltimore are developing an impressive postseason rivalry.
Injury Report: Cardinals Expected To Play Lindley At QB In NFC Wild Card Vs PanthersA knee injury to QB Drew Stanton continues to slow him down in practices, but head coach Brian Polian is hopeful to have his second-string quarterback available for the Panthers. The Cardinals are a battered squad in other positions as well.
Arizona Cardinals Look To Defy Super Bowl Odds Starting With Carolina PanthersDoes Arizona have enough in the tank to make a deep run and play in its second Super Bowl in franchise history? It looks sketchy at best, but this is why you play the games. Arizona has a tough road to travel to get to the Super Bowl, but it is pointless to worry about that for now. For now, it is all about beating Carolina.
Team Grades: Giants Show Fight In Defeating Rams 37-27The St. Louis Rams (6-9) thought they could bully the New York Giants (6-9) and their rookie receiver Odell Beckham, Jr. When the dust settled, Beckham had two more touchdown catches, and the Rams came out on the wrong end of a 37-27 decision.
Injury Report: Light Injury List for Giants - Rams ClashIt looks like rookie Andre Williams will carry the workload for the New York Giants as Rashad Jennings nurses an ankle injury. The St. Louis Rams come in with no new injuries for Sunday.
CBS Sports' Steve Beuerlein Talks San Diego Chargers Vs. San Francisco 49ersThe San Diego Chargers are still in the hunt for a playoff spot, but after three consecutive NFC Championship Game appearances, the San Francisco 49ers are out. They have the opportunity to play the spoiler for the Chargers, but what has happened to them this year? CBS Sports' Steve Beuerlein spoke on this weekend's west coast game and looks at what has gone wrong and right.
Opponent Profile: St. Louis' Pass Rush Poses Giant Threat To Big Blue's OffenseLast week, the New York Giants (5-9) played against Robert Griffin III and the Washington Redskins. This week, the Giants take on the other half of the RG3 blockbuster trade, as they travel to St. Louis to face the Rams. Pride is a stake, as two non-playoff teams face each other in an otherwise meaningless contest.
Patriots Team Grades: Brady Plays Well, But Rodgers Plays BetterIf this game was indeed a Super Bowl preview, the big game in Arizona should be very entertaining.
Team Grades: Manning's Five Interceptions Doom Giants, 49ers Win 16-10On a day when the New York Giants (3-7) straightened out their defensive woes, the "broken" offense re-emerged, and the result was another loss for Big Blue. Colin Kaepernick and the San Francisco 49ers (6-4) did just enough to escape the Meadowlands with a 16-10 victory.
Opponent Profile: 49ers Face Another Must-Win Game In Contest Against GiantsUnfortunately for fans of the New York Giants (3-6), it appears that the team will be playing out the string for the remainder of the 2014 season. This week's opponent, the San Francisco 49ers (5-4), come to MetLife Stadium on the heels of a huge overtime victory over the New Orleans Saints.
Team Grades: Seahawks Rushing Attack Swarms Ineffective Giants Defense, 38-17Can you imagine Harry Carson, Lawrence Taylor, Leonard Marshall or Carl Banks being part of a New York Giants' defense that gave up 350 yards rushing? Strangely enough, the porous Giants' defense has largely avoided scrutiny this season, but maybe after the Seattle Seahawks plowed to a 38-17 victory at CenturyLink Field that will change.