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George McCaskey: Fans have every right to be upset with Bears

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…
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  • Vikings want Teddy Bridgewater to think faster -- but not alway…

    Vikings want Teddy Bridgewater to think faster -- but not always throw sooner

    ESPN.com 11 hours ago
    EDEN 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…
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  • Marc Trestman expects Bears to 'find themselves'

    Marc Trestman expects Bears to 'find themselves'

    ESPN.com 12 hours ago
    Eight 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…
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  • Chicago considering reshuffling offensive line

    Chicago considering reshuffling offensive line

    ESPN.com 12 hours ago
    The 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…
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  • Peterson cases moves toward November 4 hearing

    Peterson cases moves toward November 4 hearing

    profootballtalk.com 15 hours ago
    The 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 …
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  • Jay Gruden: Barring setbacks, RG3 starts Sunday

    Jay Gruden: Barring setbacks, RG3 starts Sunday

    All 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…
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  • Report: T.J. Lang doesn’t need ankle surgery, hopes to return a…

    Report: T.J. Lang doesn’t need ankle surgery, hopes to return after bye

    The 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…
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  • Mike Ditka says Bears have 'worst defense I’ve seen in a long t…

    Mike Ditka says Bears have 'worst defense I’ve seen in a long time’

    It 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…
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  • Everson Griffen wins NFC defensive player of month award

    Everson Griffen wins NFC defensive player of month award

    October 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…
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  • Vikings' Brian Robison sits out with gluteal injury

    Vikings' Brian Robison sits out with gluteal injury

    ESPN.com Oct 29 (yesterday)
    EDEN 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…
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  • Report:  Griffin will start on Sunday

    Report: Griffin will start on Sunday

    profootballtalk.com Oct 29 (yesterday)
    How 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…
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  • Packers' D can't survive on turnovers alone

    Packers' D can't survive on turnovers alone

    ESPN.com Oct 29 (yesterday)
    GREEN 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 …
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  • Rising/Falling: Detroit Lions Week 9

    Rising/Falling: Detroit Lions Week 9

    ESPN.com Oct 29 (yesterday)
    LONDON -- 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…
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  • Jim Caldwell says fortunate delay of game penalty is “my fault”

    Jim Caldwell says fortunate delay of game penalty is “my fault”

    profootballtalk.com Oct 29 (yesterday)
    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…
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  • Anthony Barr named NFC Defensive Player of the Week

    Anthony Barr named NFC Defensive Player of the Week

    ESPN.com profootballtalk.com Oct 29 (yesterday)
    MINNEAPOLIS -- 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…
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  • Ketchup-stained Lambeau Leap turns into ad for Randall Cobb

    Ketchup-stained Lambeau Leap turns into ad for Randall Cobb

    ESPN.com Oct 29 (yesterday)
    GREEN 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…
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  • Giants sign Mike Harris off Lions practice squad

    Giants sign Mike Harris off Lions practice squad

    profootballtalk.com Oct 29 (yesterday)
    The 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…
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  • Megatron 'definitely expects to play' after bye

    Megatron 'definitely expects to play' after bye

    ESPN.com Oct 29 (yesterday)
    Detroit 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.
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  • Lions aren’t worried about Nick Fairley getting fat again

    Lions aren’t worried about Nick Fairley getting fat again

    profootballtalk.com Oct 29 (yesterday)
    The 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…
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  • Video - Challenge For RG III: Find Jackson Downfield 00:49

    Challenge For RG III: Find Jackson Downfield

    Oct 30
    ESPN Redskins reporter Mike Reiss discusses why the Vikings' defense could make it difficult for Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III to connect with wide receiver DeSean Jackson on the deep pass.
  • Video - Inside Edge: Redskins-Vikings 00:45

    Inside Edge: Redskins-Vikings

    Oct 30
    ESPN NFL Insider Mike Sando delivers stats to help you make a pick for Washington at Minnesota.
  • Video - RG III To Start Against Vikings 02:44

    RG III To Start Against Vikings

    Oct 29
    ESPN Redskins reporter John Keim discusses Washington's decision to have Robert Griffin III start against Minnesota on Sunday.
  • Video - NFL Live Prediction: Redskins-Vikings 00:43

    NFL Live Prediction: Redskins-Vikings

    Oct 29
    The NFL Live crew make their picks for Washington at Minnesota.

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