NFL: December Things to Watch For (Part 1)

NFC East

Are the Cowboys for real? Will Tony Romo lead the way? Will Jason Garret continue to stick with the ground game?

Will Philly finish the season on a positive note? How does the DeSean Jackson situation unfold? Will any coaches be fired?

Will Tom Coughlin return? Can the Giants compete for the division with Dallas? Is Bradshaw the key to their success?
Will the Skins find their franchise QB? Is Roy Helu the back of the future? Will they find their identity?

AFC West

How far can a Tebow-led broncos team go? How much will he improve down the stretch? Can the defense keep up their dominance?

What are the Chargers made of? Can Rivers finish strong? Will Norv Turner save his job?

Will the Raiders win the division? Can their defense keep improving? Can Carson Palmer take them to the next level?

Tyler Palko or Kyle Orton? Will Brandon Flowers make a name for himself? Can Jackie Battle takeover Jamaal Charles’ starting gig?

NFC North

Can the Bears make the playoffs? Is the secondary good enough? Can Caleb Hanie take care of the football?

Green Bay’s defense? How about the running game? Undefeated?!

How will Christian Ponder develop? Should they sit AP down for the year? Who finishes the season at quarterback?

Are the Lions playoff-bound? How will Suh close out the season? Is the running game legit?

AFC South

Will Colts go winless? How’s Peyton Manning? Any bright spots for this team?

Will Gabbert make strides? How will the team respond after letting Jack Del Rio go?

Can the Texans overcome QB injuries and close out the division?

Will the Titans compete with Houston for the division? Is CJ really back? Will the receivers step up on their playoff run?