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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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NFL Week 15 -- Packers at Cowboys

The fight for the playoffs continues in the Northeast quadrant of the NFC, with the Green Bay Packers and Dallas Cowboys both looking up at their respective division rivals. This means Sunday's game between the two feels almost like a playoff contest. Adding to the intrigue: questions surrounding Aaron Rodgers' return; he experienced pain in his most recent practice session, making Matt Flynn the likely starter Sunday. Which team will keep a division title in sight?

  • Which team will win Sunday's game at Dallas?

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  • Which team will win the NFC North?

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  • Which team will win the NFC East?

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

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  • Which NFL team deserves the title "America's Team?"

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  • Do you believe there is something to the accusations that Tony Romo is a bad December quarterback?

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Preseason ends; questions begin

For many, the last game of the NFL preseason means little. After all, the starters barely play, and the broken leg suffered by Giants RB Andre Brown tells you why. But it's the last chance for some players to prove they belong. On Thursday, Matt Simms made Jets fans wonder if he's the answer to the team's quarterback woes. Then again, sometimes it works the other way: Terrelle Pryor, a week ago seen winning the Raiders' starting QB job, hardly looked the part in a rough outing. And then there's a certain backup QB in New England ...

  • Who should start at quarterback for the Raiders in Week 1?

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  • Assuming the players are healthy, who should start at QB for the Jets in Week 1?

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  • Which QB hurt his own cause more in the final game of the preseason?

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  • How much will losing RB Andre Brown to injury hurt the Giants?

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  • Matt Leinart was 3 of 10 for 11 yards and 2 interceptions for the Bills on Thursday and was cut Friday. Will he start at QB in the NFL again?

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  • What does the Redskins' undefeated preseason say about their outlook for 2013?

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Pryor the future for the Raiders?

Terrelle Pryor has looked mighty impressive in the Raiders' preseason, and may actually have a shot to win the starting job after all. Pryor will start Oakland's final preseason game Thursday night at Seattle, a tough test given the Seahawks' hawkish secondary. Matt Flynn's preseason hasn't been bad, exactly, but he may not have the big-play ability that Pryor could bring to the Raiders.

  • Who should start for the Raiders at quarterback?

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  • How many games will the Raiders win this season?

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  • Will Matt Flynn ever be a team's primary starting quarterback for a full season?

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  • Which of these has been the most intriguing quarterback battle this preseason?

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The Seahawks brought Matt Flynn to camp with the understanding that he'd be the favorite to win their starting job, but Russell Wilson had other plans. Pete Carroll named Wilson Seattle's Week 1 starter, an unconventional move that will undoubtedly chagrin Flynn. Wilson has been dynamic and impressive in the preseason, but will that translate into regular-season success?


Week 1 predictions?

Wilson will have a bit of an easy test in Week 1, as he'll face off against the already-shaky Arizona Cardinals...

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Which rookie starting quarterback will have the best opening week?

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Season predictions?

... but his success in the rest of the season isn't as cut-and-dried as one might think, especially considering his competition.

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Which rookie quarterback will have the best season?

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