NFC North News and Rumors
George McCaskey: Fans have every right to be upset with Bears
profootballtalk.com Updated 14 hours ago
The Bears have a bye this week, so they won’t have to face the possibility of incurring more wrath from their fans for losing a fifth game in their last six tries. The last time the Bears played at home, they heard plenty of boos from their fans while l…Upvote Share Tweet
Vikings want Teddy Bridgewater to think faster -- but not always throw soonerESPN.com 11 hours agoEDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- Quarterbacks -- or at least those who analyze quarterbacks -- talk frequently about the need for passers to have an internal clock, a deadline of sorts by which the ball must be thrown before pass-rushers arrive. That term might b…Upvote Share Tweet
Marc Trestman expects Bears to 'find themselves'ESPN.com 12 hours agoEight games provide a large enough sample size for even optimists to paint somewhat of a bleak picture of the Chicago Bears going into the bye week. Still, Bears coach Marc Trestman draws on experience in expressing a belief the 3-5 Bears will “find the…Upvote Share Tweet
Chicago considering reshuffling offensive lineESPN.com 12 hours agoThe Chicago Bears discussed potential replacements Monday at left guard for Matt Slauson, who suffered a season-ending torn right pectoral muscle in the team’s loss to Green Bay, which means the club’s starting offensive line could be reshuffled when it…Upvote Share Tweetprofootballtalk.com 15 hours agoThe Ray Rice appeal hearing won’t be the only important legal proceeding on the docket for NFL next week. On Tuesday, November 4, Vikings running back Adrian Peterson will have a pre-trial hearing in Texas on pending felony charges of child abuse. With …Upvote Share TweetAll the signs have been pointing to the return of Robert Griffin III to the starting quarterback job in Washington for this Sunday’s game against the Vikings, but there’s no more reason to read even the most obvious of tea leaves. Redskins coach Jay Gru…Upvote Share TweetThe Packers lost right guard T.J. Lang to a left ankle injury after the first series of their game against the Saints last Sunday night, but it doesn’t look like that his absence will extend too long as a result. Rob Demovsky of ESPN.com reports that La…Upvote Share TweetIt used to be that you would have to ask Mike Ditka his opinion on something, and he'd say something pretty fierce. Now he just writes it. "I think everybody deserves a little bit of the blame," Ditka wrote for the Chicago Sun-Times. "But…Upvote Share TweetOctober was a pretty good month for the Vikings’ front office. Twenty-five years after the failed Herschel Walker trade, the Vikings have seen first-round picks Anthony Barr and Teddy Bridgewater begin to blossom. Likewise, Seattle’s decision to give re…Upvote Share TweetEDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- Minnesota Vikings defensive end Brian Robison played only 40 of the team's 60 defensive snaps on Sunday in Tampa Bay after logging at least 60 in five of the team's previous six games. Robison didn't offer much detail on Monday ab…Upvote Share TweetHow close is “very, very, very close“? Close enough. According to Diana Marie Russini of NBC4 in D.C., Washington quarterback Robert Griffin III will start Sunday when his team travels to Minnnesota for a pre-bye-week game against the Vikings. It’s no s…Upvote Share Tweet
Packers' D can't survive on turnovers aloneGREEN BAY, Wis. – Only three teams have more takeaways than the Green Bay Packers this season, and just two teams have better turnover differentials. In their four-game winning streak that ended with Sunday's loss to the New Orleans Saints, the Packers …Upvote Share TweetLONDON -- Each week, we’ll take a look at who or what might be rising or falling with the Detroit Lions. RISING: WR Golden Tate: Tate is second in the NFL among receivers in receptions (55) and third in yards (800) at the halfway point of the season and…Upvote Share Tweet
Jim Caldwell says fortunate delay of game penalty is “my fault”Lions coach Jim Caldwell has heard the criticism of his clock management. And he agrees with it — but only to an extent. Caldwell acknowledged that the Lions’ delay of game penalty before their game-winning field goal attempt on Sunday was his own fault…Upvote Share TweetMINNEAPOLIS -- Anthony Barr already got a game ball from coach Mike Zimmer after his game-winning fumble return touchdown on Sunday. Now, he's getting accolades from the NFL. Barr won NFC Defensive Player of the Week honors on Wednesday, claiming the aw…Upvote Share Tweet
Ketchup-stained Lambeau Leap turns into ad for Randall CobbGREEN BAY, Wis. -- Well that didn't take long. Less than two weeks after Randall Cobb's memorable ketchup-stained Lambeau Leap, it has turned into a marketing boon for the Green Bay Packers receiver. After Cobb's 3-yard touchdown catch on Oct. 19 agains…Upvote Share Tweet
Giants sign Mike Harris off Lions practice squadThe Giants have been dealing with injury issues at cornerback for several weeks, a situation which seems to have caused them to add another option at the position. Tim Twentyman of the Lions website report that the Giants have added cornerback Mike Harr…Upvote Share TweetDetroit Lions receiver Calvin Johnson, who has missed three games while recovering from a high right ankle sprain, said Tuesday that he "definitely expects to play" against Miami after the team's bye week.Upvote Share TweetThe Lions aren’t sure at the moment when or if defensive tackle Nick Fairley will return from a knee injury. But they trust that when he does, he won’t be overweight. Lions coach Jim Caldwell said he’s been impressed by Fairley’s ability to keep himself…Upvote Share Tweet
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