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Saints, Niners prevail in NFC

The wild-card round of the 2013-14 NFL playoffs nearly belonged to all the road teams. In the AFC, the Chargers beat the host Bengals, while a furious rally was all that saved the home-standing Colts versus the Chiefs. In the NFC, there were no exceptions. Thanks to last-second field goals in both games, the Saints on Saturday tipped the Eagles, and the 49ers on Sunday braved bitter-cold conditions to take out the Packers. Does either NFC team have another road win in it?

Which win was most impressive?

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  • Which team will win Saturday's divisional playoff game at Seattle?

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  • Which team will win this divisional playoff game at Carolina?

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  • What effect will Seattle's 34-7 win on Dec. 2 vs. New Orleans have on the Saints-Seahawks divisional playoff game?

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  • What effect will Carolina's Nov. 10 win at San Francisco have on the 49ers-Panthers divisional playoff game?

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  • Which team is under more pressure in their playoff game on Sunday?

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  • Whom would you rather have at quarterback?

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  • Which was the best team eliminated from the playoffs this past weekend?

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  • Which team will win the NFC?

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  • Which team will win the Super Bowl?

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Vick expects to start in 2014

Michael Vick's 2013 season featured yet another injury, this time a hamstring, causing him to lose his starting quarterback job with the Eagles to Nick Foles. Vick hasn't played a full season since 2009, but he doesn't feel that will hurt him as he searches for a starting job this offseason. Is the 33-year-old worth the risk? How much does he have left in the tank?

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  • Would you trade your current favorite NFL team's starting quarterback for Michael Vick?

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  • How much does Michael Vick have left in the tank?

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  • What is your opinion of Michael Vick?

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Who wins NFC East? NFC North?

It's all down to the final Sunday for the NFC East and NFC North. But more than that, the losers of these two big games -- Philadelphia Eagles at Dallas Cowboys and Green Bay Packers at Chicago Bears -- will see their seasons end. As if that's not enough, major quarterback intrigue surrounds the matchups; the Cowboys are waiting to see if Tony Romo will be healthy enough to play while the Packers on Thursday announced Aaron Rodgers will return. How will it all play out?

Which team will win Sunday's game at Chicago and, therefore, win the NFC North, now that Aaron Rodgers has been cleared to start for the Packers?

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  • Which team will win Sunday's Cowboys-Eagles game if Tony Romo does not play?

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  • How much will the Eagles' 54-11 win over the Bears on Sunday help them at Dallas?

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  • How many playoff games will the NFC East and NFC North champions combine to win this season?

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  • Who should start at quarterback for the Bears in Week 17?

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  • Which of these teams would be most dangerous in the playoffs?

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  • If the Packers beat the Bears on Sunday to earn the NFC North title, how would they fare in their potential wild-card matchup (most likely home vs. 49ers or Saints)?

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  • What should the Cowboys do with coach Jason Garrett at the end of the season?

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  • What should the Cowboys do with Tony Romo in the offseason?

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Which team will win NFC East?

The Philadelphia Eagles and Dallas Cowboys entered Sunday as favorites over NFC North opponents. Both lost -- first the Eagles with a 48-30 thud at the Minnesota Vikings, then the Cowboys in collapsing fashion (they led 26-3 at halftime) to the Green Bay Packers. Not good. Still, someone must win this division. The Eagles (8-6) lead the Cowboys by a game, but the two teams play each other at Dallas in Week 17, with the Cowboys having won the first meeting. Which team will come away victorious?

Which was the more surprising loss?

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  • Which quarterback would you rather have to start a must-win game?

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  • Which team has the better offense?

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  • Who is most to blame for the Cowboys' collapse vs. Green Bay?

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  • What is Tony Romo to the Cowboys?

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Who wins NFC North? NFC East?

Now things are interesting. Actually, they already were interesting. And they remain that way, after the Chicago Bears routed the Dallas Cowboys in what seemed like an evenly matched game between two playoff-hungry teams. Not so much. This puts Chicago in a tie for NFC North supremacy with the Detroit Lions, with the Green Bay Packers just half a game behind. The Cowboys, meanwhile, must scramble to catch the Philadelphia Eagles -- now one game up -- although the two teams do meet on the final day of the season, and Dallas beat Philly in their first matchup ...

Which team will win the NFC North?

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  • Which team will win the NFC East?

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  • Will Tony Romo win another playoff game?

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  • Is Josh McCown the answer for the Bears at quarterback?

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  • Will the NFC East race come down to the Philadelphia-Dallas game on the final day of the season?

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  • Will the NFC East and North champions win their first-round home playoff games?

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  • Will Jason Garrett and Monte Kiffin be with the Cowboys in their current positions in 2014?

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