This is the December 5, 2012 news archive. View today's NFC North rumors and news.
NFC North News and Rumors
If it wasn't clear before, it should be now: Minnesota Vikings coach Leslie Frazier was absolutely holding back when he spoke in vague and cryptic phrases Wednesday morning about receiver Percy Harvin. About six hours after Frazier said there were some …Upvote Share Tweet
As the Vikings prepare to host the Bears in a game that will go a long way toward determined whether they’ll have a domed stadium’s chance in a blizzard of making the playoffs, linebacker Chad Greenway has a request for the teams fans. “Hopefully, tUpvote Share TweetIf you have a Detroit Lions fan in your life, and he’s someone you like and respect, you will certainly not want to buy him this Lions-themed 2013 calendar for Christmas. But if you have a Lions fan in your life and you really want to get under his skinUpvote Share TweetLet's wrap up a newsy day in the NFC North: Chicago Bears: Linebacker Brian Urlacher (hamstring) was officially ruled out of Sunday's game against the Minnesota Vikings. Four players sat out of practice because of injuries: receiver Earl Bennett (concus…Upvote Share Tweet
Jared Allen doesn’t expect retaliation from the BearsWhen the Vikings and Bears played a couple of weeks ago, the Bears lost guard Lance Louis for the rest of the season after he was on the receiving end of a huge block from Vikings defensive end Jared Allen. The Bears weren’t happy that Allen left his feUpvote Share TweetIf you had any doubts about Titus Young’s future with the Lions, you can pretty much consider them cleared up now. The Lions had previously exiled him, and then placed him on injured reserve. But today, Jim Schwartz took napalm to any planks that remaiUpvote Share TweetRyan Grant didn't want his return to the Green Bay Packers to be a distraction, so he figured he'd say a few quick hellos and get right to work.Upvote Share Tweetyahoo.com Updated Dec 5, 2012A bit of happy news out of Minneapolis, as Sports Illustrated's Richard Deitsch is reporting that Vikings quarterback Christian Ponder is engaged to ESPN reporter Samantha Steele. The two met earlier this year on the set of ESPN's "College GameDay.…Upvote Share Tweet
PFT Live: Bears talk with John Mullin, Coaching Hot SeatThe Bears gave up a pair of late touchdowns to the Seahawks last Sunday, costing them a win they needed to hold onto their position as the NFC North leaders. John Mullin of CSN Chicago will join Mike Florio on Wednesday’s edition of PFT Live to talk aboUpvote Share Tweet
NFC North third quarter Stock WatchWe've posted quarterly Stock Watches in October and November, and now it's time for the third installment of a once-weekly feature. FALLING 1. Christian Ponder, Minnesota Vikings quarterback: Ponder has brought the franchise to a crossroads as it nears …Upvote Share Tweet
Bears could be without Earl Bennett this weekThe Bears have struggled all year finding someone other than Brandon Marshall to catch passes. Now one of the few contributors other than Marshall might not make it this week, with wide receiver Earl Bennett’s status in doubt because of a concussion. AcUpvote Share Tweet
Rodgers says Packers are still discussing loss to SeahawksWhen Week Three of the 2012 NFL season ended with a Monday night game between the Packers and Seahawks that ended with a horrible call on a play that has become known as the “Fail Mary,” we all knew that the undeserved loss for Green Bay and the undesUpvote Share TweetBears linebacker Brian Urlacher has a hamstring injury that could cause him to miss the rest of the season. And with Urlacher set to become a free agent, that means it’s possible that he has played his last game in Chicago. Urlacher acknowledged that poUpvote Share TweetWe're Black and Blue All Over: It turns out that Brian Urlacher's potentially season-ending hamstring injury was only the tip of the NFC North's personnel news Tuesday night. The Detroit Lions ended the season of receiver Titus Young, and possibly his t…Upvote Share Tweet
'Sound FX': Detroit's dynamic duoDec 5Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford and wide receiver Calvin Johnson are mic'd up for Week 13's wild matchup against the Indianapolis Colts.
'A Football Life': When Barry retired...Dec 5Barry Sanders' retirement was a shock and rocked the city of Detroit. Take a look at the controversy that lingered between Sanders' legacy and Emmitt Smith's legacy.
'A Football Life': Mr. 2,000Dec 5After four straight playoff loses and a new head coach, Barry Sanders got off to a rough start but recovered to have a record-breaking season.
'A Football Life': A new roar in DetroitDec 5The Detroit Lions needed a franchise man, and they got one in running back Barry Sanders. Take a look at how Sanders took control over a struggling team.