NFC North News and Rumors
John Fox: I love saying Jim Bob Cooter’s nameprofootballtalk.com Updated 13 hours agoBears coach John Fox is just like us. Fox’s team will be playing the Lions this weekend, which meant he did a conference call with Lions media on Thursday to discuss the game. As you’d imagine, the subject of the Detroit offense came up during the call …Share Tweetprofootballtalk.com 14 hours agoThe Texans practiced without defensive end Jadeveon Clowney on Wednesday because of the elbow and wrist injuries that kept him from playing against the Packers last Sunday, but the news from Thursday’s practice was more positive. Clowney was able to get…Share Tweet
Brian Robison on NFL officiating: Something needs to be doneprofootballtalk.com 16 hours agoAfter the Vikings lost on Thursday night in part because of a controversial no-call on a hit to Sam Bradford, Vikings defensive end Brian Robison said, “I’m sick and tired of the reffing in this league.” A week later, Robison has calmed down a bit. But …Share Tweet
Travis Swanson is in the concussion protocolprofootballtalk.com 19 hours agoThe Lions will try to take another step toward a NFC North title when they host the Bears on Sunday, but they may have to do it without starting center Travis Swanson. Swanson was out of practice on Wednesday because of a concussion, which means he’ll n…Share Tweetprofootballtalk.com 21 hours agoThe Bears have had a bad season and that leads to speculation about offseason changes as the year winds down, including a report from Mike Mulligan of the Chicago Tribune this week that defensive coordinator Vic Fangio could be on his way out as part of…Share TweetSorry, neighbor: Injured T.J. Lang wants solitude (and beer) for Packers' gamesShare Tweet
Chris Spielman sees Matthew Stafford as an MVP candidateFormer Lions linebacker Chris Spielman, who currently analyzes NFL action for FOX, paid a visit to Wednesday’s PFT Live. And Spielman likes what he sees from his former team. He specifically likes what Detroit’s quarterback is doing, and Spielman made t…Share Tweet
Lions moving on from PettigrewThe Lions have placed tight end Brandon Pettigrew on the non-football injury list — and cleaned out his locker. Per the Detroit Free Press, the team will officially release Pettigrew soon. “We made a decision on him,” Lions coach Jim Caldwell said. “I t…Share Tweet
Cedric Thornton isn’t interested in talking about whacking Sam Bradford in the headLast Thursday night’s win by the Cowboys over the Vikings was sealed when referee Tony Corrente did his best Stevie Wonder impersonation on a two-point conversion try. Cowboys defensive lineman Cedric Thornton whacked Vikings quarterback Sam Bradford in…Share TweetOh, look, just what the Packers needed — another linebacker injury. Via Michael Cohen of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Packers outside linebacker Nick Perry will be the latest at his position to miss time, because of a left hand injury. “He has a sign…Share Tweet
Here is a charming little story about Packers rookie Trevor Davis, a Bay Area native, as he enters hdeadspin.com Dec 7 (yesterday)Here is a charming little story about Packers rookie Trevor Davis, a Bay Area native, as he enters his first Wisconsin winter and learns about things like snow and cold and winter coats. [The MMQB]Read more...Share TweetPeterson: Will only return if Vikings still in huntShare Tweet
Where does Jim Caldwell rank among Lions head coaches?ESPN.com Dec 7 (yesterday)Where does Jim Caldwell rank among Lions head coaches?Share Tweet
Lions’ Matt Prater wins another player of the week awardHo, hum, another NFL award for Lions kicker Matt Prater. Prater was named NFC special teams player of the week for his 5-for-5 effort on field goals in Sunday’s win over the Saints. Prater has now been special teams player of the week after three of the…Share Tweet
Akiem Hicks named NFC defensive player of the weekNot too many things have gone right for the Bears this season, but the emergence of defensive end Akiem Hicks is one of them. Hicks was named NFC defensive player of the week after his two-sack performance against the 49ers last week. It was his second …Share Tweet
Return to returns: Randall Cobb has no problem handling punts for PackersESPN.com Dec 7 (yesterday)Return to returns: Randall Cobb has no problem handling punts for PackersShare TweetVikings coach Mike Zimmer might have been wearing a patch, but he could still see what the Vikings were doing wrong in practice. “He still can see everything with one patch over his eye,” cornerback Captain Munnerlyn said, via Andrew Krammer of the Minn…Share Tweet
Cutler thinks Kevin White can be a special playerJul 29Jeff Dickerson talks about the excitement the Bears have for wide receiver Kevin White.
Adrian Peterson's NFL Mutant Ninja TurtlesJul 28Adrian Peterson outed himself as Donatello, so we tried to figure out who his Ninja Turtles brothers would be.
Vikings want Zimmer to grow with young playersJul 28Adam Schefter, Field Yates and Louis Riddick think the Vikings made a smart move locking up Mike Zimmer.
Leonard Floyd in good hands with John FoxJul 27Louis Riddick explains why John Fox is the perfect guy to develop Leonard Floyd into an elite pass rusher.