Team Grades: Lions Win With Special Teams And DefenseThe Detroit Lions overcame an early deficit with their defense and with special teams luck actually being on their side.
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.
NFC Update: Training Camps Open, Teams Prepare For NFL SeasonWelcome back to another update of the weeks' events. Here's a glimpse at the latest happenings around the NFC...
NFC Roundup: Quarterback Battles Heat Up Across NFLAs Kickoff weekend creeps closer every day, the stories around the NFL continue to heat up. Here are the notable developments this past week for teams in the NFC...
NFC Roundup: Training Camps, NFL Kickoff Days AwayThe past week has not been a stellar one for the NFL, with arrest warrants and substance abuse violations dominating the off season news. Here's a look at the latest developments around the NFC.
Ndamukong Suh Named To NFC Pro Bowl TeamSuh will replace 49ers defensive tackle Justin Smith, who won't be playing because San Francisco is in the Super Bowl.