Game Plan

Is This Cam’s Kryptonite?

The Panthers have won 22 of their last 24 games. Both their defeats came against defenses orchestrated by Dan Quinn. The Atlanta coach shares some of the insights on how his Falcons conquered Cam Newton and Carolina in the Panthers’ lone loss this season

The Puncher’s Chance

Bradley Roby delivered the big blow against the Steelers and now the Broncos corner will play a key role in the AFC title game against the Pats. Plus a look at the NFC championship and five things to watch on Sunday

Chip Kelly, Take Two

The 49ers’ bold move to hire Chip Kelly leads to questions about how much the ex-Eagles coach learned in his first NFL job. Plus a look at divisional-round games, including one with two teams that are mirror images

The Cold Truth

The Seahawks throttled the Vikings by 31 last month but aren’t huge favorites in Sunday’s playoff rematch. Here's a look at how Minnesota could pull off the upset. Plus six surprise players and a wild-card preview

Vikings Quest: Win on Sunday and Shake Up the NFC North

Minnesota hasn’t won the division title nor has it beaten the Packers in Green Bay since 2009. But that can all change in prime time ... plus, Madonna’s influence on the NFL, two unexpected stats and 10 things to watch this weekend

The Battle of the Thirties

Pittsburgh’s offense has topped 30 five straight weeks. Denver’s defense has not allowed it all season. Assessing the classic irresistible force vs. immovable object battle, plus more in a playoff impactful Week 15 slate

Who is Allen Robinson?

The second-year wideout is the first Jag to have a 1,000-yard season in 10 years, one of the NFL’s hottest young stars and a sign of the offensive success to come in Jacksonville. Plus a look at what to watch in Week 14

Of Chief Concern? Not Much

After a 1-5 start, K.C. has won five straight with no sign of slowing down. Here’s how a resurgent defense and unsung offense are paving the way to a wild-card berth. Plus, the Pack’s miracle finish and 10 things to watch

The Pupil is Prospering

Ten games into his first season, Jameis Winston has nearly eliminated turnovers and led Tampa to a 5-5 mark. Unsurprised by the QB’s success: Jimbo Fisher. Plus Thanksgiving analysis and 10 things to watch Sunday 

Role Reversal

Green Bay's won four straight NFC North titles, but the current division leader—Minnesota—is in position to end the reign. Setting up the Pack-Vikes showdown plus the Week 11 spotlight player and 10 things to watch

Remembering a Classic: The Day the Giants Played to Win

With the Patriots set to visit the Giants for the first time in eight years, we revisit the 2007 meeting with the help of key players in the memorable battle. Plus Rex Ryan’s winning return and 10 things to watch in Week 10

Here Comes Jameis

Tampa Bay is on a bit of a roll, thanks to its rookie quarterback limiting his turnovers, being patient as a passer and ... throwing blocks like a fullback? Plus, Week 9’s spotlight player and 10 things to watch Sunday

Manning vs. Rodgers: A Matchup for the Ages?

The Broncos and Packers are both perfect entering Sunday's matchup, but their quarterbacks are performing at opposite ends of the spectrum. Can Denver's defense boost its offense again? Plus, a Week 8 rundown

The Concussion Climate

Luke Kuechly missed 34 days after suffering a head injury in Week 1 and returned four games later to lead the Panthers in tackles. The Carolina linebacker discusses the risks of playing. Plus, a preview of what to watch in Week 7

Running from the Truth

With all the focus on Deflategate, the spotlight for Colts-Patriots should instead be on Indy’s rush defense, which has been gashed in three previous meetings. Can New England do it again? Plus, 10 things to watch in Week 6

Thanks for the Jeers

Bothered by boos in his own city this summer, Andy Dalton has started the 2015 season as one of the NFL’s hottest quarterbacks. Here’s why his success might carry into January. Plus, 10 things to watch in Week 5

The Falcons Can Finish

Atlanta is 3-0 despite trailing in the fourth quarter of all three games. Here’s how coach Dan Quinn has helped his team find an extra gear late. Plus, thoughts on Thursday’s OT thriller and 10 things to watch in Week 4

What Pagano, Grigson and Irsay Must Be Thinking

The Colts are not a team in chaos, but a win would put everyone in a better state of harmony. Plus, the 10 things I’ll be watching for this weekend and a look at the Aaron Rodgers-Alex Smith showdown

The Maturation of Romo

Infamous for his failures in the clutch, Tony Romo worked hard to fix careless mistakes and is now changing the narrative. Here's how he's doing it, plus a note on Denver's wild win and what to watch in Week 2

The Predictable Patriots

Tom Brady dominated, Rob Gronkowski was unstoppable and the opponent accused New England of subterfuge. Same song, new season for the reigning champs, who opened their title repeat quest with a 28-21 win over the Steelers. Plus a Week 1 preview, including 10 things to watch