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Bears’ big win in Arizona keeps playoff hopes alive

Bears’ big win in Arizona keeps playoff hopes alive

profootballtalk.com Updated Dec 23, 2012
Heading into Week 17, the Bears are still in playoff contention. A 28-13 win over the Cardinals in Arizona on Sunday snapped a three-game losing streak and kept the Bears alive, with a game next week against the Lions in the season finale. The NFC wild …
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  • Mariucci has interest in the Chargers

    Mariucci has interest in the Chargers

    profootballtalk.com Dec 23, 2012
    With San Diego moving closer to what G.M. A.J. Smith called in October a “new era of Chargers football,” a guy who was part of the old era of 49ers and Lions football is interested. Peter King of Sports Illustrated reported during Football Night in Am
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  • Lions lineman Lomas Brown confesses he once let quarterback Sco…

    Lions lineman Lomas Brown confesses he once let quarterback Scott Mitchell get injured

    yahoo.com ESPN.com Dec 23, 2012
    We've all had those co-workers we can't stand, but most folks' problems with co-workers generally stop with them stealing lunches from the company fridge or snitching on office supply kleptomania. Former Detroit Lions quarterback Scott Mitchell has more…
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  • Blair Walsh's turn to set an NFL record

    Blair Walsh's turn to set an NFL record

    ESPN.com Dec 23, 2012
    NFC North players are obliterating the NFL record book this weekend. Or something like that. You know full well what Detroit Lions receiver Calvin Johnson did Saturday night. If not, we chronicled it for you. Sunday afternoon, Minnesota Vikings place-ki…
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  • Stafford set to break NFL attempts record, which doesn’t mean m…

    Stafford set to break NFL attempts record, which doesn’t mean much

    profootballtalk.com Dec 23, 2012
    Lions receiver Calvin Johnson set a new NFL record for single-season receiving yards on Saturday night, but he’s not the only Lion who’s getting his name in the record book this season. As we noted last week, Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford is clos
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  • Next up: Adrian Peterson?

    Next up: Adrian Peterson?

    ESPN.com Dec 23, 2012
    Here in the NFC North, we are half way to a feat that hasn't occurred in 80 years of football record-keeping. Saturday night, Detroit Lions receiver Calvin Johnson broke the NFL's single-season record for receiving yards. Johnson has 1,892 receiving yar…
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  • John Niyo: Record-setting Calvin Johnson shines bright in Lions…

    John Niyo: Record-setting Calvin Johnson shines bright in Lions' lost season

    detnews.com yahoo.com Dec 23, 2012
    Near the end of a year full of unkept promise, and a season full of wasted opportunities, and a game full of the kind of good-grief moments only a Lions fan can understand, this was the only thing left to cheer. Calvin Johnson, cradling history. Still h…
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  • Home For The Playoffs

    Home For The Playoffs

    CNNSI.com Dec 23, 2012
    The Falcons earned the NFC's No. 1 seed after their 31-18 win over the Lions. No matter the playoff foe, Atlanta will have a chance to change its reputation, says Chris Burke.
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  • Video - Detroit Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson breaks Jerry Rice's record, 'NFL GameDay Morning' reacts 04:08

    Detroit Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson breaks Jerry Rice's record, 'NFL GameDay Morning' reacts

    Dec 23
    THe "NFL GameDay Morning' crew reacts to Detroit Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson breaking Jerry Rice's single-season receiving yards record with an incredible 225-yard performance on Saturday night.
  • Video - Detroit Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson breaks Jerry Rice's record, 'NFL GameDay Morning' reacts 04:08

    Detroit Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson breaks Jerry Rice's record, 'NFL GameDay Morning' reacts

    Dec 23
    THe "NFL GameDay Morning' crew reacts to Detroit Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson breaking Jerry Rice's single-season receiving yards record with an incredible 225-yard performance on Saturday night.
  • Video - Atlanta Falcons vs. Detroit Lions highlights 04:29

    Atlanta Falcons vs. Detroit Lions highlights

    Dec 23
    Detroit Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson puts up 225 receiving yards to break the all-time single-season record, but the Atlanta Falcons offense was too much for the Lions. The Falcons clinch home-field advantage for the playoffs with the win.

Sports Columnists

  • Peter King: Megatron the headliner, but history was made all over Week 16

    Dec 23
    The Bengals have done something this year that hadn't been done since Boomer Esiason was a junior at Maryland.
  • Don Banks: Critical win proves Vikes are more than a one-man show; more Sn…

    Dec 23
    PITTSBURGH -- Musings, observations and the occasional insight from a Week 16 that saw the NFL's playoff field taking shape in almost-finalized fashion...
  • Don Banks: After 45 seasons, Bengals finally find some history in repeatin…

    Dec 23
    PITTSBURGH -- Heinz Field felt like history central Sunday in the NFL. But maybe not the way many would have expected.
  • Adrian Peterson held to 86 yards, but Minnesota Vikings topple Houston Tex…

    Dec 23
    Adrian Peterson held to 86 yards, but Minnesota Vikings keep playoff hopes alive with win over Houston Texans