Daily Madden: The Cowboys Are For RealPlaying in the weakest division in the NFL, the New Orleans Saints were eliminated from the playoffs Sunday as they lost their fifth straight at home. The Falcons beat them 30-14. What happened to the Saints and their star quarterback Drew Brees?
Daily Madden: Seahawks Look Best In NFC...AgainAfter their 24-13 loss to the Raiders Sunday, the 49ers playoff hopes are slim with three games to play.
Opponent Profile: Battle Of The Bay Has Added Harbaugh IntrigueRumors are flying that the San Francisco 49ers might trade Head Coach Jim Harbaugh to the Oakland Raiders, and that's just the icing on the cake for this Bay Area rivalry. The 49ers need a win to keep their playoff hopes alive, and the Silver & Black just need something to forget that beating they just took from the St. Louis Rams. The Sunday game at the Coliseum promises to be quite interesting.
Daily Madden: Forsett's Redemption
Daily Madden: 49ers Get A Confidence Boost
Team Grades: 49ers Get High Marks Across The Board In Overtime Win Over SaintsThe 49ers knew that this week was going to be a tough test. The Saints were on a roll and at home, but San Francisco played well in all phases and survived an overtime thriller.
49ers Beat Saints In Overtime Thriller 27-24Colin Kaepernick completed a 51-yard pass on 4th down to sustain a game-tying drive and Phil Dawson kicked a 35-yard field goal to cap San Francisco's stirring 27-24 victory.
Daily Madden: Not A Must Win For 49ers, But Close To OneTwo NFL teams with 4-4 records, the 49ers and the Saints, meet in New Orleans Sunday.
Opponent Profile: Saints' High-Powered Offense A Handful For 49ersThe 49ers hit the road this week to take on the New Orleans Saints. New Orleans started slow but has turned it around and will look to keep their winning streak alive. San Francisco has lost two straight and face a must win.
Five Things: Panthers Vs. Saints Thursday Night RoundupThe Saints took control of the NFC South with a 28-10 victory over the Panthers last night, their first win in Carolina since 2011. New Orleans enters a three-game home stretch with a 4-4 record, while Carolina (3-5-1), which only has one win in its last seven games, travels to Philadelphia in 10 days.
Thursday Night Fantasy Starters: Drew Brees, Cam Newton And Jimmy GrahamThe Saints are coming off their best game of the year after hammering Green Bay 44-23. However, they have not won a road game this year. The Panthers are hoping to continue that trend, and they will be bringing back a familiar face in running back DeAngelo Williams.
Thursday Night Football Breakdown: New Orleans Saints At Carolina PanthersThe Saints and Panthers are both 3-4 and yet tied atop the NFC South. New Orleans has an extremely quick turnaround after playing on Sunday night.