Keidel: This Year's Eagles Are Last Year's CowboysThe Eagles have secured home-field advantage in the NFL playoffs, while the Cowboys have been eliminated entirely.
Keidel: Chiefs Firing On All Cylinders As Postseason NearsAfter dashing out to a 5-0 start, and then following that up with a 1-6 stretch, the Kansas City Chiefs have won three in a row and are firing on all cylinders as the postseason approaches.
Keidel: Falcons, Saints Have A Lot Riding On Sunday's MeetingThe Falcons and Saints' seasons may both depend on Sunday's match-up, as the NFC South proves to be the NFL's toughest division once again.
Keidel: The Steelers Were RobbedThe last-minute Jesse James catch and apparent TD should've put the Steelers ahead of the Patriots, except the call was overruled.
Keidel: Rodgers' Return Vs. Panthers Breathes New Life Into PackersAfter winning their last two games, the Packers are indeed alive, afloat, and part of the playoff picture. And they have Aaron Rodgers back under center. So their slim January hopes hang on his divine right arm as the Packers (7-6) travel to Carolina to play the Panthers (9-4).
Keidel: Eagles' Win Feels More Like A LossWith Carson Wentz's season-ending injury, the Eagles' playoff future looks uncertain, while the Rams' future grows a little brighter.
Keidel: Ravens, Steelers Have Healthy Respect For Each OtherThe Ravens and Steelers meet each other this Sunday night, once again with playoff implications in the AFC.
Keidel: Case Keenum Leading Vikings To Top Seed In NFCIt may come as a surprise to some, but journeyman quarterback Case Keenum has led the Minnesota Vikings to a 10-2 record and the NFC's No. 1 spot through three quarters of the season.
Keidel: NFC South Is Back On TopThe Carolina Panthers and New Orleans Saints play for NFC South lead, as the Atlanta Falcons climb back into the playoff picture.
Keidel: Are Eagles This Good, Or Bears This Bad?These days it's much better to be Carson Wentz and the Philadelphia Eagles than Mitch Trubisky and the Chicago Bears.
Keidel: Surging Steelers Still Lucky To Not Face RodgersThe Pittsburgh Steelers and their fans have to be ecstatic to face a Green Bay Packers team without Aaron Rodgers.
Keidel: Minnesota Vikings Serve NoticeThe stifling Vikings defense shut down the high-flying Rams, helping the team keep pace with the Eagles for playoff home-field advantage.
Keidel: Raiders Need Win Way More Than Patriots DoCan the sputtering Raiders get a much-needed win over a Patriots team already cruising toward the playoffs?
Keidel: Vikings Good And Getting BetterWhile last season's Minnesota Vikings faded from the NFC playoff race, this season's team is a legitimate contender.
Keidel: Are The Saints And Bills Really Playoff Contenders?The New Orleans Saints, winners of six in a row, go to chilly Buffalo to play the 5-3 Bills in a game with potential playoff implications.