Boomer Esiason: 'Door Is Wide Open For The Minnesota Vikings'Boomer Esiason, Inside The NFL analyst and former NFL quarterback, explains who will represent the NFC in Super Bowl 52.
Keidel: Case Keenum Leading Vikings To Top Seed In NFCIt may come as a surprise to some, but journeyman quarterback Case Keenum has led the Minnesota Vikings to a 10-2 record and the NFC's No. 1 spot through three quarters of the season.
Giants Continue To Search For Answers In Home Opener Against CardinalsThe New York Football Giants stumbled out of the starting gate again in 2014, losing an error filled game against the resurgent Detroit Lions 35-21 on Monday night. This week, Big Blue hosts the Arizona Cardinals, who came back to defeat the San Diego Chargers 18-17 in a game also played on Monday night.
Detroit Lions Manhandle Giants, Manning 35-14The New York Giants were doomed for failure in 2013 by starting the season with an 0-6 record. In 2014, there are plenty of new faces in the fold, but Big Blue once again laid an egg on opening day, losing to Detroit 35-14 in a Monday Night Football dud.
Giants' Schwartz Placed On Short Term IR, Beckham Out Against LionsThe New York Giants dealt with a brittle offensive line in 2013, and the team appears to have the same problem occurring this season, even before a single regular season game is played. In addition, first round draft pick Odell Beckham, Jr. has not seen the field in a meaningful way, so an expected big part of their offense will be unavailable as they face the Detroit Lions on Monday night.
Kaepernick, Strong Defense Help Establish 49ers Among NFL’s Best In 2013Although they made a deeper playoff push a year ago, the 2013 season for the 49ers was far from a letdown. The team continued to improve each week, and heading into the off season know that they have a quarterback and defense that is going to make them contenders for years to come.
49ers Want Payback In Rematch With Carolina PanthersUp next for the 49ers are the Carolina Panthers. Although the Panthers came to Candlestick earlier this season and beat San Francisco, the 49ers are the better team and have a very good shot at winning their second straight road playoff game.
Newton Needs Panthers Players To Step UpThe Carolina Panthers had to win the last game of the season to get the NFC South title and a first-round bye so it's not like it was a time they could rest their players. Steve Smith had to sit out with an injury, and there were not a lot of other options for Cam Newton to rely on, but there need to be.
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?
Sports Verdict: Which Conference Will Win Super Bowl XLVIII? AFC Vs. NFCEach team has just 16 chances to distinguish itself from the pack in order to secure a playoff spot and hopefully a bid in the Super Bowl. The question is, quite simply, will the Super Bowl champion emerge from the AFC or NFC?
NFC Update: NFL Preseason Victories Overshadowed By Key Player LossesHere's an update on which NFC teams took a step forward this week, and which ones overwhelmed the training staff with a rash of new injuries...
NFC Update: Injuries Sideline Key Players Ahead Of NFL SeasonThe good news is, arrests and court cases did not dominate NFL news this week. The bad news is that injuries to key players overwhelmed the news cycle instead.