The Patriots made it look easy in advancing to their sixth Super Bowl of the Belichick/Brady era.
New England and Baltimore are developing an impressive postseason rivalry.
A knee injury to QB Drew Stanton continues to slow him down in practices, but head coach Brian Polian is hopeful to have his second-string quarterback available for the Panthers. The Cardinals are a battered squad in other positions as well.
Does Arizona have enough in the tank to make a deep run and play in its second Super Bowl in franchise history? It looks sketchy at best, but this is why you play the games. Arizona has a tough road to travel to get to the Super Bowl, but it is pointless to worry about that for now. For now, it is all about beating Carolina.
Rams manage just 245 total yards and two field goals in 20-6 loss to Seahawks.
Rams rookie has sat out all week while battling concussion issues after scary hit from a teammate in last Sunday’s loss to the New York Giants.
Quinn leads the Rams with 10 1/2 sacks and was picked to represent the NFC for the second straight year, while Donald is the first Rams rookie to receive the all-star honor since 1993.
St. Louis upset Seahawks back on October 9, but the defending Super Bowl champs have won eight of nine since and are now tied with the best record in the NFC.
Defense gave up season-worst 514 yards as Rams fall to 6-9.
Both St. Louis and New York are surprisingly healthy coming into Week 16, with the Rams likely having all 53 of their players available, while the Giants might only be one man short when kickoff comes at 3 o’clock Sunday.