Confident Raiders Visit Winless Bears In Week 4 'Trap Game'Riding high from the emotions of their first road win in two years, Jack Del Rio's Raiders would be wide not to underestimate the winless Bears in Week 4 showdown from Soldier Field.
49ers Won't Find Trip To Arizona Easy This WeekendAfter a humbling trip to Pittsburgh in Week 2, the San Francisco 49ers now face another tough road test in Week 3: the first-place Arizona Cardinals. Toss in the potential of a very hot Sunday afternoon in the Valley of the Sun, and the 49ers could be in trouble against Carson Palmer and Larry Fitzgerald. Arizona is 2-0 with dominant wins over the New Orleans Saints and the Chicago Bears. They are for real, and with the Seattle Seahawks off to an 0-2 start, the NFC West could already be in the Cardinals' hands unless the 49ers can pull an upset.
Steelers Will Prove Tough For 49ers To Beat On The Road In Week 2The Pittsburgh Steelers aren't the same on defense like they have been for years, but the offense is very dangerous still. Despite a 28-21 loss in Week 1 to the New England Patriots on the road, the Steelers will be a tough opponent for the 49ers in Week 2. First, Pittsburgh has had some extra rest and time to prepare, while San Francisco will be a day short on both. Second, the Steelers have enough weapons on offense to really challenge a depleted 49ers defense. Finally, it's never easy to steal a win in Pittsburgh.
Cowboys Opponent Profile: Green Bay Packers Welcome Cowboys To Lambeau FieldThe Dallas Cowboys and Green Bay Packers are two of the NFL's most iconic franchises and they battle in the divisional round of the NFL playoffs. Here is a look at the Packers heading into the big game.
Cowboys Opponent Profile: Detroit Lions Head To Dallas For Wild CardThe Dallas Cowboys and Detroit Lions prepare to play in the NFC wild card game. Here is a look at the Lions as they take on Dallas in the Cowboys first playoff berth in five years.
Opponent Profile: Steelers Host Ravens In Wild Card WeekThe Pittsburgh Steelers finalized their regular season with a win over the Cincinnati Bengals to host the Baltimore Ravens during wild card week of the 2014 NFL Playoffs.
Opponent Profile: Lions Prepare For Cowboys' Potent OffenseThe Detroit Lions have to face the Dallas Cowboys and their excellent offense, perhaps without Ndamukong Suh.
Opponent Profile: 49ers Face Must Win Against Cross Town Rival RaidersThe 49ers travel to Oakland this week to take on the Oakland Raiders. This game means everything to the 49ers and nothing to the Raiders who will only look to ruin San Francisco's season as well.
Opponent Profile: 49ers Take On Rams For The Second Time In A MonthFirst up for the 49ers after their bye is the St. Louis Rams. After beating them less than a month ago, San Francisco should have no problems doing it again in front of their own home crowd.
Opponent Profile: San Diego Chargers Present Big Challenge For Toothless RaidersThe Oakland Raiders have a new head coach, for now, and they've just had their bye week. How will they fare against the 4-1 San Diego Chargers at home this week? Well, the Bolts are on a roll, and they look very good. The exact opposite can be said of Silver & Black, so don't expect things to suddenly get better for Oakland now that Dennis Allen has been fired.
Raiders Hope For Brighter Days In Week 2 Matchup Against TexansWeek Two looks tougher for the Oakland Raiders now that the Houston Texans posted their first win in almost a year. Can the Raiders win their home opener? Sure, they can, if both the offense and the defense play better than they did in Week One against the New York Jets on the road.
49ers And Cowboys Revisit Rivalry In 2014 Season OpenerThe 49ers and Cowboys meet in Week 1, and the winner will be the team whose defense steps up. While the 49ers defense is top tier, they will be without some key players and going against an elite offense.