New York Giants at Chicago Bears: Breaking down NFC’s Thursday showdown

In another edition of Thursday Night Football, NFL fans get to see two of pro football’s oldest franchises square off at Solder Field.

2013 NFL Power Rankings: Week 1

Folks, it’s football season and Week 1 of the 2013 NFL season has, perhaps, more hype than expected in recent years.

NFC North well represented in the NFL Network’s Top 100 players

While more than two months remain between now and Week 1 of the NFL regular season, there are always fabricated storylines for the rabid football fans to discuss. This week’s hot topic came in the form of the NFL Network’s ranking of the league’s top 100 players of 2013.

Aaron Rodgers ready to welcome back Brett Favre

Time heals all wounds, even betrayal and defection to a bitter rival. Is that an exaggeration? Probably, but that’s the nicer version of how many Green Bay Packers fans interpret the chain of events that led to Brett Favre’s journey from Wisconsin to New York to Minnesota, with a few stops in Mississippi along the way. If that was […]

For Bears, Brian Urlacher’s Departure Was Necessary

I haven’t talked to many Chicago Bears fans who feel overjoyed that the Bears are parting ways with long-time middle linebacker Brian Urlacher. Yet despite any hard feelings fans may have for the decision, letting go of Urlacher was necessary for the Bears to move forward.

Green Bay Packers-New York Giants NFC Divisional Playoff Game Quick Preview, Point Spread, Prediction, and Poll

Since the Giants and Packers met in the regular season, each team has lost just one game, but the prevailing public opinion is that the Giants are playing their best football of the season and have as good a chance as anyone to knock off the top-seeded Packers this season. While that is certainly a possibility, New York will have to play extremely well in a number of facets of the game.

NFL Playoffs: New Orleans Saints at San Francisco 49ers Preview and Prediction

Defense versus Offense is the quintessential argument in sports. Saturday, another chapter will be written on this polarizing subject as the second-ranked 49ers defense will be faced with the task of shutting down the high-powered offense that may seem to be on the heels of another dominant victory.

NFL: NFC Playoff Scenarios and Predictions for Week 17

After the Saints and Falcons play tonight, just one more week will remain in the NFL regular season. As usual, there are myriad iterations of playoff matchups that could become a reality based on what happens tonight and in Week 17. Here is a rundown of the NFC playoff scenarios.

Are The Detroit Lions Playoff Bound in 2011?

The Detroit Lions were one of the feel-good stories of the 2011 NFL season nine weeks ago. At 8-5, the Lions are now masters of their own playoff destiny. Jeff Herbst walks you through the offensive and defensive keys to success that the Lions must do to make the playoffs and then answers the question on everyone’s mind: Are the Lions playoff bound?

Michael Vick, Clay Matthews & IU Alum Courtney Roby Named NFC Players of the Month for September

Michael Vick, Clay Matthews, and IU alum Courtney Roby were named the Offensive, Defensive, and Special Teams Players of the Month in the NFC for September.

Clay Matthews, Jason Snelling, Garrett Hartley Named NFC Players of the Week

Jason Snelling, Clay Matthews, and Garrett Hartley are the NFC Offensive, Defensive and Special Teams Players of the Week for games played the second week of the 2010 season (September 19-20), the NFL announced today.

2010 NFL Season Preview: NFC Division Breakdown and Playoff Predictions

Labor Day has come and gone. Summer is literally over and the young minds are back in the classroom, which means fall is upon us and another football season is about to begin. Matt Noonan offers up his NFC division breakdown and playoff predictions.

A Look at the NFC After Week 4

After my rundown of the AFC, it’s time to change gears and look at the NFC. NFC EAST 1. New York Giants 4-0 The Giants, again, are off to a hot start, led by the younger Manning brother, Eli, who is one of the most underrated QB in the league. His presence in the pocket can now be […]

NFL Playoff Matchups and Schedule

Week 17 is in the books, so the NFL playoff matchups and schedule are set. Midwest Sports Fans lays out the teams by seed and shows you the matchups for the 2008-09 NFL playoffs.