Will the Carolina Panthers put together another dominant season? Conor Orr explores the experienced group heading into training camp, including Kelvin Benjamin and the deep receiving corps.
The franchise that has not won a playoff game since the first George Bush was president plans to bring back the members of the 1991 Lions team, led by Barry Sanders, that went 12-4 and reached the NFC championship game and honor them at a game this season, per the Detroit Free Press. Barry Sanders and
Are the Patriots bound for another AFC East crown? Will the Panthers win a fourth straight NFC South title? Our NFL Nation reporters give their picks for the division winners.
A case could be made that Eli Manning would be an upgrade for the Redskins, Cowboys and Eagles. But would it make sense to trade for the Giants QB?
Bucs QB Jameis Winston posted a stellar rookie season and in the process revealed the kind of talent that could make him a star in the league.
In the final installment of "All or Nothing: A Season with the Arizona Cardinals," the team deals with a disappointing loss to the Carolina Panthers in the 2015 NFC Championship Game.
Roman Harper returned to the New Orleans Saints after a two-year stint with the Carolina Panthers. Entering his 11th year in the NFC South, Harper says he can't wait to trash talk his former teammates.
How much does geographic proximity affect a rivalry? How much does competitiveness? Our NFC West writers weigh in with the Rams' move to L.A. in mind.
With Josh Norman moving on from Carolina to Washington, is Desmond Trufant hands down the top cornerback in the NFC South?
The Philadelphia Eagles struggled defensively last season. But new coordinator Jim Schwartz brings a strong background and new scheme to the equation.
It has long been established that NFL Films is one of the best things the NFL has going for it - the group presents the game and its characters in a cinematic way, the slow-motion action cuts and dramatic music endearing many to the game beyond just Sunday's action (and Monday. Along those lines, "Hard Knocks," the now-annual behind-the-scenes look at one team's training camp and preseason has ...
In only his second season in the NFL, L.A. Rams running back Todd Gurley might be the best non-quarterback in his division. Our writers weigh in.
The NFC West this season should have two of the best teams in the NFL. The Seattle Seahawks and Arizona Cardinals will wage a very interesting battle for the division crown.
The Dallas Cowboys should have been a playoff contender last season. The team was coming off a 12-win campaign and playing in the wide-open NFC East...
Arizona Cardinals defensive end Calais Campbell apparently can't wait to face the Carolina Panthers again. Will the Cardinals find redemption following last year's humbling loss in NFC title game?
The Eagles have a long-term plan to build a contender. But in the tepid NFC East, Philadelphia thinks it could compete for a division title now, too.
Mike Zimmer's Minnesota Vikings won the NFC North last season, but he's not considered the best coach in a division full of experienced leaders.
The Rams should be better with the quarterback they took with the No. 1 overall pick. But Jared Goff will need a couple years to develop first.
The Vikings ended the Packers' four-year reign atop the division last season. Is there a changing of the guard or is the Pack still the team to beat?
Doug Pederson will be a rookie head coach, but some division rivals might be happier if Chip Kelly was still on the Philadelphia Eagles' sideline.
Ron Rivera, who has coached the Panthers to three consecutive NFC South titles, has reportedly been rewarded with an extension worth more than $6 million per season.
Cam Newton isn't focused on this past February's Super Bowl - or the one that will be played next year in Houston, for that matter. ''We're not worried about the Super Bowl,'' Newton said Thursday on the final day of minicamp. Newton's comments reflected the overriding message coach Ron Rivera emphasized this week to players - that the Panthers need to avoid complacency and any notion that just...
Coming off of a year in which he led the league in rushing and the Minnesota Vikings to their first NFC North title since 2009, running back Adrian Peterson expects to win the Super Bowl next season...
Safety Kurt Coleman is taking on an added role this season with the Carolina Panthers - full-time mentor. The NFC champion Panthers will be relying heavily on Coleman's NFL experience to help tutor an extremely young secondary following an offseason purge of veteran defensive backs. The Panthers parted ways with Roman Harper and Charles Tillman this offseason and didn't retain Cortland Finnegan.
Chicago's front seven remains one of the NFC's more under-the-radar position groups, but tackle Eddie Goldman promised the Bears are planning to attack opponents with a 'vicious' pass rush.
For all the images, sound bytes, tweets, predictions and observations that emanate from minicamps this time of year about who "looks sharp," only two questions really matter: 1...
Josh Norman didn't need another reminder of his Super Bowl loss. Bruton missed Monday's workout because he was at the White House with his former Denver Broncos teammates being honored by President Obama. You really suck,''' said Norman, who started every game last season for the NFC champion Carolina Panthers.
Coach Ron Rivera downplayed concern over the team's latest contract situation with a top defensive player becoming a distraction for the NFC champion Carolina Panthers. Panthers defensive tackle Kawann Short abruptly stopped attending the team's voluntary OTAs last week and hasn't been back to work since. ''It's voluntary, so he decided not to come,'' Rivera said.
Roman Harper was a key part of the Panthers' defensive resurgence the past two seasons in Carolina, and now he's returning to his old NFC South club. Harper is re-signing with the Saints.
The NFL has seemingly figured out that holding a game in which no fan can possibly understand who to root for is a bad idea.
Last season there was an unexpected champion in the NFC North. The Minnesota Vikings' win at Lambeau Field in Week 17 over the Green Bay Packers secured the division crown.
In our first podcast for this series, we looked at the NFC East. Now we turn our attention to the AFC East, which has four very interesting teams coming into this season.
The Cardinals, Rams, 49ers and Seahawks kept plenty busy this offseason. Bill Barnwell grades how each NFC West team fared now that the signings and trades are all but finished.
The Pittsburgh Steelers young receiving corps needs to step up in 2016 with Martavis Bryant serving a year-long suspension. Gregg Rosenthal has the rest of the projected rosters for the NFC North.
The Falcons, Panthers, Saints and Buccaneers kept plenty busy this offseason. Bill Barnwell grades how each NFC South team fared now that the signings and trades are all but finished.
TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) -- Carson Palmer had probably the finest season of his 13 years as an NFL quarterback. But he and the rest of the Arizona Cardinals must deal with the ugly way it ended in a blowout loss to Carolina in the NFC championship game.
The Bears, Lions, Packers and Vikings kept plenty busy this offseason. Bill Barnwell grades how each NFC North team fared now that the signings and trades are all but finished.
The Cowboys, Giants, Eagles and Redskins kept plenty busy this offseason. Bill Barnwell grades how each NFC East team fared now that the signings and trades are all but finished.
In each of these episodes we'll explore each team in depth, as we talk schemes and player strengths and weaknesses based on my film study.
The NFC West has made appearances in three of the last four Super Bowls and has sent two members to the playoffs in each of the last four seasons. And two members of the division rank among the top five betting choices to win the Super Bowl this season...
The NFC South boasts the conference's defending champ, who look headed for another divisional title. Kevin Patra examines which rosters can best challenge the Carolina Panthers.
1. Laremy Tunsil, the NFL and social media A little while back, a player from an NFC team posted a harmless video of himself basically doing a one-on-one drill...
Heading into the draft, most though the Cowboys and Falcons would focus on finding edge rushing help while the Giants would boost the offensive line. That turned out not to be the case.
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