When talk turns to the New York Giants , the conversation usually centers on quarterback Eli Manning and wide receiver Odell Beckham...
After appearing in his first career Super Bowl with the Panthers last season, Cortland Finnegan has decided to join forces with an NFC South rival for the upcoming campaign by signing with the Saints.
Vikings coach Mike Zimmer returns to Cincinnati, where he made his reputation as a defensive coordinator before being hired in Minnesota in 2014. Last season, Zimmer led the Vikings to the NFC North title. ''It brings back a lot of good memories,'' Zimmer says.
Ron Rivera can't imagine the Carolina Panthers without fullback like Mike Tolbert on the roster. The 5-foot-9, 250-pound Tolbert does a little of everything for the NFC champions - blocks, catches passes, carries the ball and even contributes on special teams. ''I couldn't tell you
It took only one free agent visit to NFC south rival Tampa Bay to convince defensive end Charles Johnson of what he'd known all along - he only wanted to play for the Carolina Panthers. ''All I know is Carolina. All I have wanted to know is Carolina,'' said Johnson, who was selected
Could we see Carson Palmer and Cam Newton meet in the NFC championship game again this season? One of these teams will be, at best, the fourth-best team in the NFC: Carolina Panthers, Arizona Cardinals, Seattle Seahawks, Green Bay Packers. In other words, the NFC playoffs are going to be a lot of fun
Brandon Bostick tried to not let the death threats bother him. The tight end was public enemy No. 1 in Green Bay during the winter of 2015 after he misplayed an onside kick in the NFC championship game that turned the game around and helped send Seattle to the Super Bowl. Frustrated fans blamed Bostick
Ron Rivera stressed a few years ago that he wanted the Carolina Panthers to become ''relevant'' in the NFL. Behind NFL MVP Cam Newton, the Panthers have become a hot ticket in the Carolinas and neighboring states - more so than ever. Following a third straight NFC South championship
Lance Moore has landed back in the NFC South. After a two-year stint in the Rust Belt, can the 10-year veteran win a spot behind Julio Jones and Mohamed Sanu in Atlanta?
There is no love lost between the Green Bay Packers and Minnesota Vikings, and their NFC North rivalry plays out twice a season, every season.
The way general manager John Schneider and coach Pete Carroll have structured the Seattle Seahawks roster and how salaries are spread around created one position group in particular that stands as the biggest question surrounding one of the favorites in the NFC. Seattle's offensive line is the biggest
STATELINE, Nev. — Arizona Cardinals quarterback Carson Palmer is coming off an ugly performance in the NFC Championship Game in January. It was a rough end to what had been the best season of the 36-year-old Palmer's career...
Michael Bennett jogged out from the locker room, the last healthy Seattle Seahawks player to emerge from the team's practice facility, answering the one lingering question as one of the NFC favorites opened training camp on Saturday. ''I just want to show up and be a great teammate,'
After facing bigger receivers often in the NFC South, Josh Norman is eager learn against smaller receivers such as new teammate DeSean Jackson.
Carson Palmer will turn 37 before the coming football season is over and he sure doesn't look or act like someone closing in on the end of his career. It helps that he's surrounded by talent on a team he believes should be better than the one that went 13-3, won the NFC West and made it to the
Think this division is all about the Cowboys and Redskins? The Giants have a lot of positives in their schedule while the Eagles got the short end of the stick.
Kelvin Benjamin made an impressive return to the football field Thursday night as the defending NFC champion Carolina Panthers opened training camp. In his first practice since tearing the ACL in his left knee last August, Benjamin made four tough catches, reminding the more than 22,445 fans at Gibbs
The Minnesota Vikings rewarded head coach Mike Zimmer with a new contract Thursday, after he led the franchise to its first NFC North title since 2009 last season...
The Chicago Bears rebuilt their defense. Considering they finished last in the NFC North last season, there's plenty of room for that. ''I feel really good where we're at right now as a team and really good where our staff is at, and excited to get started,'' general manager
Shutdown Corner is previewing all 32 teams as we get ready for the NFL season, counting down the teams one per day in reverse order of our initial 2016 power rankings. Had Dez Bryant's catch at Lambeau Field been called a catch, they were going to advance to play the Seattle Seahawks with the NFC title
Jerry Jones and the Dallas Cowboys knew they were close. A controversial ruling on a Dez Bryant non-catch might have cost them a berth in the NFC Championship Game in 2014, ...
The Arizona Cardinals come to training camp with expectations as high as they can get in the NFL. Anything short of a Super Bowl win will be a disappointment, and the bitterness of the blowout loss in Carolina in last season's NFC championship game lingers. Arizona led the league in yards per game
Larry Fitzgerald is working on a campaign called "Riddell Smarter Football," which makes sense. Fitzgerald has been able to prolong his career by being smart at every step. Fitzgerald had 1,215 receiving yards last season for the NFC West champion Arizona Cardinals.
Dallas Cowboys rookie running back Ezekiel Elliott has yet to play a down in the NFL , yet his popularity is already soaring. Director of NFC Football Communications Randall Liu reported Tuesday that Elliott's No...
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.
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