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