The evolution at the N.F.L.’s most important position has been clear even with familiar names frequently making deep playoff runs. Today’s emerging stars are taking on more of their team’s offensive load.
Matthew Stafford and Odell Beckham Jr., prolific stars with little postseason notoriety, propelled the Rams to a wild-card round victory over the Cardinals on Monday.
The Cleveland Browns visit the Green Bay Packers, and the Arizona Cardinals host the Indianapolis Colts.
He is the N.F.L.’s Gatsby, mysterious and magnetic, with a brain hard-wired to win. Ask him about the touchdown pass he meticulously mapped out in his mind five days before he threw it.
The Dolphins looked capable in their sixth consecutive win, the hapless Lions were kings for a day, and the Steelers showed up again.
The Buccaneers will presumably throw the ball against the Bills, and Dallas and Washington will jangle the N.F.C. East order.
A rested Kyler Murray dazzled against the Bears, the Chargers went for broke to beat the Bengals, and the Lions finally won one.
Kansas City looks to gain separation in the tight A.F.C. West, and the Bills will try to retake the A.F.C. East from the Patriots.
Bills quarterback Josh Allen and Rams receiver Cooper Kupp could prevent the Cowboys from sweeping the N.F.L. season awards.
Aaron Rodgers’s top two receivers may be out against the 7-0 Cardinals, and the Saints must rely on Alvin Kamara to move past the Buccaneers while the Dolphins stare down the Bills and the trade deadline.
Kyler Murray is healthy and has the 4-0 Arizona Cardinals leading the N.F.L. in points and yards. By a few important measures, the team looks better suited to avoid last season’s collapse.
DK Metcalf’s chase-down. DeAndre Hopkins’s catch. The division has produced some of the most memorable moments of the 2020 season, but there’s no distinguishing among its logjam of 6-3 teams.
DeAndre Hopkins pulled down a catch that will live forever, Ronald Jones II ran Tampa Bay to victory and Ben Roethlisberger was no worse for the wear after a week of no practice.
Buffalo visits Arizona, Herbert faces Tagovailoa and the Rams try to take over the N.F.C. West in a week which surging teams hope to prove they belong.
The second-year quarterback is thriving in Coach Kliff Kingsbury’s hot rod offense, leading his team to a shocking overtime win against Seattle and racking up yards on the ground and in the air.
A matchup of 5-0 teams in Tennessee is the week’s main event. But keep your eyes on a potential upset in Arizona as Kyler Murray leads his upstart Cardinals against the 5-0 Seahawks.
Some familiar faces joined new teams — looking at you, Tom Brady and Cam Newton — and young stars like Lamar Jackson are ready to pick up where they left off in a season unlike any other.