NFC North News and Rumors
LAKE FOREST, Ill. -- Chicago Bears head coach Marc Trestman called cornerback Kyle Fuller day-to-day after the NFL's reigning Defensive Rookie of the Month suffered a fractured right hand, and right hip pointer injury in Sunday's 27-14 loss to the Miami…Upvote Share Tweet
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- As he stepped to the podium for his postgame news conference in Buffalo on Sunday, following a 17-16 last-minute loss in a game he coached while fighting off pain from kidney stones, Minnesota Vikings coach Mike Zimmer looked as d…Upvote Share Tweet
Broken tackles spur Eddie Lacy, PackersESPN.com 9 hours agoGREEN BAY, Wis. -- Running backs coach Sam Gash had the official count, but Green Bay Packers offensive coordinator Tom Clements did not need an exact number to know running back Eddie Lacy was a tackle-breaking machine in Sunday's 38-17 win over the Ca…Upvote Share TweetBears coach Marc Trestman disputed the notion that receiver Brandon Marshall called out Jay Cutler during a few tense moments in the locker room on the heels of the club's 27-14 loss Sunday to the Dolphins, but also said "I didn't hear all of it."Upvote Share Tweet
As bad as it is for the Vikings, at least they aren't the Bearsstartribune.com 12 hours agoWith Green Bay presumably still trying to figure out how to play defense and the Lions projected to be the Lions, a decent handful of folks thought the Bears would be the class of the NFC North this season — or at least contend for the division title. I…Upvote Share Tweet
Vikings still miffed about fourth-and-20 playESPN.com 12 hours agoEDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- Of the 15 plays the Buffalo Bills used to cover 80 yards and score their final touchdown in a 17-16 win over the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday, there's unequivocally one the Vikings wish they could have back. "Fourth-and-20,&qu…Upvote Share Tweet
Lions add Kellen Davisprofootballtalk.com 13 hours agoKellen Davis will continue his NFL career in London. Technically. As the Lions prepare to face the Falcons at Wembley Stadium on Sunday, Detroit has added the veteran tight end to the roster. A pair of tight ends missed Sunday’s win over the Saints. Jos…Upvote Share Tweetprofootballtalk.com 13 hours agoWhen the Bills beat the Lions, they carried defensive coordinator and former Lions head coach Jim Schwartz off the field at the end of the game. The Cowboys didn’t carry anyone off the field at the end of their victory over the Giants on Sunday, but the…Upvote Share Tweet
Caldwell: Won't be varying degrees when it comes to MegatronESPN.com 14 hours agoALLEN PARK, Mich. -- Calvin Johnson hasn't played in two weeks and Detroit Lions coach Jim Caldwell won't tip off whether that streak is going to extend to three. Johnson continues to recover from a high ankle sprain in his right ankle, suffered in Week…Upvote Share Tweetprofootballtalk.com 14 hours agoThe Lions have played without wide receiver Calvin Johnson for the last two weeks, but the door will remain open for his return in Week Eight even though the team will be playing a long way from home. The team leaves for London on Monday night to begin …Upvote Share Tweet
Bears' Long: Wrong to cast blame on fansESPN.com 15 hours agoChicago Bears guard Kyle Long criticized fans at Soldier Field for booing Sunday as the team trotted into the locker room down 14-0 to the Miami Dolphins, but on Monday admitted "it was wrong for me to point fingers at the fans."Upvote Share TweetFred Jackson was one of two Bills running backs to leave Sunday’s 17-16 win over the Vikings with an injury, but the outlook for his injured groin is better than the one C.J. Spiller got for a broken collarbone. Spiller is expected to miss the remainder…Upvote Share Tweet
PFT Live: Bills talk with Tim Graham, Jaguars talk with Mike Dempseyprofootballtalk.com 16 hours agoThe Bills won in thrilling fashion on Sunday when Kyle Orton hit Sammy Watkins for a touchdown just before time expired to lift Buffalo to a 17-16 victory over the Vikings. On Monday’s edition of PFT Live, we’ll talk about that contest with Tim Graham o…Upvote Share Tweet
By snaps, Ryan Broyles has small role on LionsESPN.com 17 hours agoThe Detroit Lions were down their top wide receiver, two of their top three tight ends and still had a hobbled running back in Reggie Bush. And yet receiver Ryan Broyles still rarely stepped on the field against the New Orleans Saints. The former second…Upvote Share Tweetprofootballtalk.com 17 hours agoFor most of the Saints’ visit to the Lions, it looked like the team would buck their recent history of struggling away from the Superdome. They led by 13 points in the fourth quarter, their defense was keeping the Lions in check and it looked like it wo…Upvote Share Tweetprofootballtalk.com 19 hours agoWR Sammy Watkins was the best thing about the Bills offense against the Vikings. Dolphins cornerbacks Brent Grimes and Cortland Finnegan had a strong day against the Bears. The Patriots’ shaky offensive line has gotten some assistance from veterans in r…Upvote Share Tweetprofootballtalk.com 19 hours agoFor all the time spent last week wondering if Jimmy Graham would play or not, it turned out to not matter. Graham was able to return from a shoulder injury ahead of schedule, but didn’t do much. He was targeted twice, but didn’t catch a single pass in t…Upvote Share TweetA few weeks ago, Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers showed off his spelling ability in order to tell panicky fans that they should relax when it comes to the team’s offense. That advice has proven sound over the last few weeks and Sunday’s game against t…Upvote Share Tweet
Kyle Long sends criticism back at Bears fansprofootballtalk.com 21 hours agoThe Bears have plenty of problems at the moment, as evidenced by their third straight home loss yesterday, this one to the Dolphins. That loss made for a heated locker room, with wide receiver Brandon Marshall calling out the entire roster. But Bears gu…Upvote Share Tweet
Tannehill Leads Dolphins Past Bears 27-14nytimes.com 24 hours agoRyan Tannehill was sure he was going to hand the ball off. Then he saw the defense, and he knew what he had to do.Upvote Share Tweet
Bears Week 8 Look AheadOct 20ESPNChicago.com's Jeff Dickerson breaks down the biggest storylines surrounding the Bears heading into Week 8.
Is there dissent in the Chicago Bears' locker room?Oct 20The "NFL Total Access" crew breaks down the state of the Bears' locker room in addition to their expectations for Percy Harvin in New York.
Trestman: Marshall Didn't Single Out CutlerOct 20Eric Allen discusses Marc Trestman's comments disputing the notion that Brandon Marshall called out Jay Cutler following the Bears' loss.
Long Calls Out Bears Fans For BooingOct 20Guard Kyle Long criticized Soldier Field fans for booing the Bears during Sunday's loss to the Dolphins.
The Week 7 MailbagOct 21Many of you wrote in Monday to ask about the fumble at the end of Rams-Seahawks, the miscue that infuriated Seattle and had a huge effect on the outcome of the game, a 28-26 St. Louis victory. I spoke to the NFL officiating czar, Dean Blandino, on Monda…
Behind the HOF’s New Contributor CommitteeOct 21A little inside football this morning. Tonight in Washington D.C., nine members of the new Pro Football Hall of Fame Contributor Selection Committee will gather at a hotel. On Wednesday, they will meet to select two candidates for the Hall’s Class of 20…
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At 38, Peyton Manning’s Prime is Right NowOct 20In the Denver locker room Sunday night, after his 246th NFL regular-season game, Peyton Manning asked, “Where’s Demaryius?” Wide receiver Demaryius Thomas, someone said, was on his way out to the field to do an interview with NBC. “We gotta get him back…