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NFL Playoffs

CHARLOTTE, NC - DECEMBER 22: Cam Newton #1 of the Carolina Panthers during their game at Bank of America Stadium on December 22, 2013 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Panthers Severely Lacking In Playoff Experience As They Prepare For Niners

The Carolina Panthers have not been to the playoffs since 2008. The upcoming game against the San Francisco 49ers will mark just the fifth time in franchise history that the Panthers have been to the playoffs, and that means the team is severely lacking in playoff experience.

01/08/2014

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - NOVEMBER 10: Frank Gore #21 of the San Francisco 49ers in action against the Carolina Panthers at Candlestick Park on November 10, 2013 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

49ers Want Payback In Rematch With Carolina Panthers

Up next for the 49ers are the Carolina Panthers. Although the Panthers came to Candlestick earlier this season and beat San Francisco, the 49ers are the better team and have a very good shot at winning their second straight road playoff game.

01/07/2014

FOXBORO, MA - DECEMBER 29: Logan Mankins #70 of the New England Patriots leaves the field with an injury during a game with the Buffalo Bills at Gillette Stadium on December 29, 2013 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

Healthier Patriots Look Forward To Meeting Colts In AFC Playoffs

The New England Patriots still have some injury concerns, but a first-round playoff bye is allowing the team to do some healing.

01/06/2014

ST. LOUIS, MO - DECEMBER 15: Pierre Thomas #23 of the New Orleans Saints rushes against the St. Louis Rams in the second quarter at the Edward Jones Dome on December 15, 2013 in St. Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Michael Thomas/Getty Images)

Saints Looking Healthy, But One Big Name Mars The Short Injury Report

The New Orleans Saints are ready to head to Philadelphia, face the Eagles, battle the cold, and forget about their road woes. They are looking healthier than they have this entire season and have an injury list that is extremely short, but there is one big name that sits on it.

01/03/2014

Aaron Rodgers (credit: Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images

Keidel: From Foles To The Frozen Tundra – Wild Card Weekend

Every game this weekend has fascinating plots, from Cincinnati trying to break their playoff futility to the Frozen Tundra earning its sobriquet with a 30-below wind chill expected Sunday.

01/03/2014

CINCINNATI, OH - DECEMBER 29: Andy Dalton #14 of the Cincinnati Bengals throws a pass during the NFL game against the Baltimore Ravens at Paul Brown Stadium on December 29, 2013 in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Bengals Injury Report Very Long, But Hopes Are High For Most To Play

The Cincinnati Bengals had an unexpectedly successful season with an AFC North crown and a trip to the playoffs. Now, they’re facing off with a San Diego Chargers team they beat just a few weeks ago, but they may be facing them without a number of players.

01/03/2014

CINCINNATI, OH - DECEMBER 29: A.J. Green #18 of the Cincinnati Bengals scores a first half touchdown during the game against the Baltimore Ravens at Paul Brown Stadium on December 29, 2013 in Cincinnati, Ohio. The Bengals defeated the Ravens 34-17. (Photo by John Grieshop/Getty Images)

Chargers Hoping For A Surprise In Cincinnati

If you ask many people around the NFL to give you a prediction for this weekend’s San Diego-Cincinnati AFC Wild Card game, most folks would lean towards the Bengals.

01/03/2014

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - DECEMBER 29: Darius Butler #20 of the Indianapolis Colts celebrates a first quarter fumble recovery with Erik Walden #93 while playing then Jacksonville Jaguars at Lucas Oil Stadium on December 29, 2013 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Colts Have Lengthy Injury Report, But Things Don’t Look So Bad

The Indianapolis Colts are heading into the playoffs with a rather lengthy injury report, and there are indeed a number of big names listed on it. The good news is that most of the names are listed simply as precautionary measures and not for serious reasons.

01/03/2014

(Philadelphia police commissioner Charles Ramsey meets with reporters one day before the Eagles-Saints playoff game at the Linc.  Credit: Paul Kurtz)

Philly’s Top Cop Warns That Saints Fan May Be An Undercover Decoy

Part of the security strategy for Saturday’s game involves security officers dressed in Saints jerseys and hats.

01/03/2014

GREEN BAY, WI - NOVEMBER 24: Clay Matthews #52 of the Green Bay Packers rushes against the Minnesota Vikings at Lambeau Field on November 24, 2013 in Green Bay, Wisconsin. The Vikings and the Packers tied 26-26 after overtime.(Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Packers Face Injury Questions On Defense

The Green Bay Packers have had trouble stopping the 49ers in their last two meetings. Now they have to try and beat them in the playoffs while facing injury issues on defense.

01/03/2014

GREEN BAY, WI - NOVEMBER 24: Clay Matthews #52 of the Green Bay Packers rushes against the Minnesota Vikings at Lambeau Field on November 24, 2013 in Green Bay, Wisconsin. The Vikings and the Packers tied 26-26 after overtime.(Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Clay Matthews Out, Carlos Rogers Question Mark For 49ers And Packers Playoff Showdown

The fact that both teams could be without a key defensive player this Sunday when the 49ers and Packers play is not good. While Green Bay already knows their fate, San Francisco is hoping and waiting that they will not be without Carlos Rogers.

01/03/2014

SEATTLE - DECEMBER 22: Fans of the Seattle Seahawks cheer against the Arizona Cardinals on December 22, 2013 at CenturyLink Field in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images)

Seattle’s X-Factor In The NFL Playoffs

It’s the one thing that surrounds everyone at the game. For Seattle it’s a comfort, for their opposition, it can sometimes be a nightmare.

01/03/2014

(Lincoln Financial Field, on a recent winter morning.  File photo by Jenn Bernstein)

At The Linc, They’re Ready For Snow, THEN Football

Tony Leonard, the Eagles’ director of grounds, says they’ll decide in the morning whether to uncover the field.

01/02/2014

(Business was brisk at the Eagles' Pro Shop, in Cherry Hill, on the Monday before the Eagles were to face New Orleans in the NFC playoffs.  Photo by Mike DeNardo)

Fans Descend on Eagles Pro Shop, Gearing Up in Eagles’ Green

With the first round of the NFC playoffs approaching on Saturday, Eagles’ fans are buying gear to get ready.

12/31/2013

(Credit:  Ronald Martinez/ Getty Images)

Eagles To Sell ‘A Few Thousand’ Tickets For Saturday’s Playoff Game

Tickets for Saturday night’s Eagles’ playoff game will go on sale to the general public Tuesday at 12 noon.

12/30/2013

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