Peyton Manning and Tom Brady renewing their legendary rivalry of excellence isn't the only thing to monitor during Week 5. Can the Falcons and Texans remain undefeated? Are the Browns and Saints primed to finally get that elusive first win? How will the rookie quarterbacks fare against some contenders?
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.
2023 NFL Draft order: 29 of 31 first-round picks locked in; Bengals hold 28th selection
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 through Championship Sunday.
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.
Ranking NFL head coach openings: Which jobs are most enticing in 2023?
How will the next leader of the Denver Broncos plan to revitalize Russell Wilson? Judy Battista ranks the most attractive head coach openings in the NFL that remain following Frank Reich's hiring by the Panthers.
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.
RB Index, Championship Sunday: QBs headline juicy AFC title game, but running backs will decide winner
Superstar quarterbacks undoubtedly headline the AFC Championship Game between the Cincinnati Bengals and Kansas City Chiefs, but Maurice Jones-Drew explains why the running backs will actually decide who wins.
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