The Patriots made it look easy in advancing to their sixth Super Bowl of the Belichick/Brady era.
New England and Baltimore are developing an impressive postseason rivalry.
A 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.
Does 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.
The 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.
It 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.
The 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.
Last 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.
On 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.
Unfortunately 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.
Can 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.
Considered the NFL’s best division heading into the season, the NFC West is not disappointing. The top three contenders from the sector, Arizona, Seattle and San Fran, all were winners Sunday.
As much as some would like to point to injuries as the main cause for the New York Giants’ (3-5) inferior record, Big Blue will be facing an opponent in the Seattle Seahawks who have listed 14 players on their injury report.
The New York Giants (3-5) will limp across country, literally and figuratively, to face the defending world champion Seattle Seahawks (5-3) at CenturyLink Field. The Giants lost their third game in a row 40-24 at the hands of the Indianapolis Colts on Monday, while the Seahawks held off the Oakland Raiders by a closer than expected 30-24 score.
The 49ers’ acquisition of wide receiver Stevie Johnson is a win for both the team and player. San Francisco gets what they hope is the final missing piece to their passing game, while Johnson gets the chance to return home and not only play for a contender, but play in a market where his talents will not go un-noticed.