A pair of underdogs delivered drama and excitement, John Clayton writes. Plus, relief for Aaron Rodgers, Steve Smith's statement and more.
John Clayton's First and Goal: Friends turned foes out to make statement vs. old teams during NFL's reunion week.
Inactive players for Sunday's 1 p.m. Week 11 games.
The Panthers are unbeaten since Steve Smith's return from injury, and that's no coincidence, John Clayton writes.
John Clayton gives injury updates on all 32 teams, including the Panthers, who could finally have WR Steve Smith back.
John Clayton gives injury updates on all 32 teams, including the Panthers, who might be without Steve Smith.
The NFL owners meetings concluded in Orlando on Wednesday afternoon with owners giving big thumbs up to 15 playing rules proposals by the competition committee. Player safety and player conduct headlined the long list of recommendations.
Seattle's ability to cover Steve Smith and Carolina's ground attack will be among the key issues during the NFC championship game.
Steelers safety Troy Polamalu (ankle) is listed as doubtful for Sunday' game against the Jets.
QB Alex Smith is sure to experience many growing pains, but the 49ers don't have the luxury of sitting him.