Ed Hochuli's biceps will make their glorious return to the field this weekend, which will be welcomed by players and fans alike. The return of the regular referees isn't the only thing to monitor during Week 4. There are a number of key divisional games, plus contenders -- the Green Bay Packers, the New England Patriots and the New Orleans Saints just to name the key teams -- looking to get their seasons on proper track.
2023 NFL Draft order: 29 of 31 first-round picks locked in; Saints hold 29th selection via Sean Payton deal
The top 29 picks in the 2023 NFL Draft order are locked in. Dan Parr and Eric Edholm provide the updated order for Round 1 along with needs for every team heading into Super Bowl LVII.
Daniel Jeremiah's top 50: 2023 NFL Draft prospect rankings 1.0
Daniel Jeremiah reveals his initial prospect rankings for the 2023 NFL Draft. Who is the top overall player in this class? What is the pecking order among the marquee quarterbacks? Check out the full rundown, 1-50.
Resilient Chiefs defeat Bengals for third Super Bowl appearance in Patrick Mahomes' five years as starter
The Chiefs will represent the AFC in the Super Bowl for the third time in Patrick Mahomes' five seasons as a starter, but it wasn't easy. Judy Battista says Kansas City showed extraordinary resilience to knock off Cincinnati in Sunday's AFC title game.
The First Read, Super Bowl LVII: 6 factors that could determine Kansas City Chiefs vs. Philadelphia Eagles
Of all the potential matchups for Super Bowl LVII, the Philadelphia Eagles facing off against the Kansas City Chiefs was always the most intriguing, Jeffri Chadiha writes. Check out six factors that could determine the Andy Reid bowl.
Quarterback injuries finally catch up with 49ers in NFC title game loss to Eagles
The 49ers escaped injuries to their quarterbacks twice during the regular season but finally ran out of answers in a loss to the Eagles in the NFC title game. Jim Trotter chronicles the team's gut-wrenching postseason exit.
NFL Championship Sunday unit ranking: Top offense? Most imposing defense? Plus, 5 draft steals to watch
Just four teams remain in the NFL playoffs. How do they stack up against each other on each side of the ball? Bucky Brooks ranks the units, 1-8. Plus, five draft steals to watch on Championship Sunday.
Achilles' ankle? How Patrick Mahomes' injury could factor into Bengals-Chiefs AFC Championship Game
How will Patrick Mahomes' ankle injury factor into Sunday's AFC championship rematch between the Chiefs and Bengals? Keegan Abdoo meticulously explains how this could significantly impact Andy Reid's offense -- and fuel Lou Anarumo's defense.
NFL Championship Sunday bold predictions: Fred Warner's game-winning pick-six lifts 49ers over PHI
Can the 49ers' defense continue its dominance against the top-seeded Eagles? Who will step up for the Bengals against the Chiefs? NFL Network analysts provide bold predictions for Championship Sunday.
2023 NFL head coach cycle: Assessing new hires and current openings
Judy Battista assesses the head coaches hired this cycle -- and she breaks down the openings that still remain. Can DeMeco Ryans revitalize the Houston Texans?
NFL playoffs: One thing each Championship Sunday team does better than the others
NFL.com analytics guru Cynthia Frelund identifies the one unique strategic advantage each team playing on Championship Sunday has over its competitors. Plus, updated Super Bowl win probabilities for all four teams.
Joe Burrow headlines 10 NFL players who have earned big-money contracts in the coming offseason
Who's about to get PAID in the coming offseason? Marc Ross identifies 10 NFL players -- five quarterbacks and five non-QBs -- who have earned fat, new contracts.
NFL Championship Sunday game picks: Eagles, Bengals advance to face off in Super Bowl LVII
Will Jalen Hurts' Eagles outlast Kyle Shanahan's 49ers to reach Super Bowl LVII? Can Joe Burrow's Bengals push past Patrick Mahomes' Chiefs on Championship Sunday for a second straight year? Gregg Rosenthal predicts the winners of the NFC and AFC title games.
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