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Oh, That's Why They're Making A Reality Show About Packers Fans: Sunday Night Football, In Four GIFs
deadspin.com Updated Dec 9, 2012
Packers 27, Lions 20: It was football the way they do it in the movies-snowing, between flagship NFL teams, announced by Al Michaels-but in the movies, the games aren't usually between one team that could use a win (but doesn't need it) and one team tShare Tweet
Uh-oh, somebody learned a new trick. The Packers might have just showed something that could make them the favorite in the NFC, something so out of character you want to check IDs. They ran. No, really, the Packers. They did. Honest. The go-ahead touchd…Share TweetCNNSI.com Dec 9, 2012In his Week 14 Snap Judgments, Don Banks touches on what's become dÃ©jÃ vu for the Falcons and Bears, the tough Comeback Player of the Year race, the fortunate Steelers and more.Share Tweet
Lions hanging onto 14-10 lead at half, barelyThe first half of Sunday Night Football might not have told us much about the Packers. They haven’t had the ball enough to make a judgement. But it told us everything you need to know about the Lions. They can be as good as any team they face. And theyShare Tweet
Your Sunday Night Football Open ThreadDetroit at Green Bay (NBC) : Plenty of things to yak about during this game. For instance: the Packers started the day tied atop the NFC North with the Chicago Bears. With a win tonight they will be all alone after Chicago lost to the Vikings. Lose and …Share Tweet
Deadspin Up All Night: There You AreThank you for your continued support of Deadspin. There's still The Lions and Packers and a handful of NBA action, so settle in. We'll be around. More »Share TweetVikings running back Adrian Peterson needs 400 yards in three games to get to 2,000 for the season. He wants at least 506. With that amount, he’d break the single-season rushing record set by Hall of Famer Eric Dickerson in 1984. Dickerson rushed forShare Tweet
Bears must 'win out.' What if they don't?MINNEAPOLIS -- A step into the Chicago Bears' locker room Sunday afternoon was like opening a door into a blizzard. The people inside spoke in hushed tones, steeling themselves from elements that had been pounding them for hours. They looked wind-worn a…Share Tweet
Why Don't Players Use The League, Team Or Union-Provided Driving Services After A Night Out Drinking?Just about six months ago, the NFL had a particularly rough week with players being charged with driving while intoxicated. Lions DT Nick Fairley, Jacksonville wide receiver Justin Blackmon and Vikings fullback Jerome Felton were all charged with varyin…Share Tweet
Louis Delmas, Charles Woodson headline Lions, Packers inactive listsyahoo.com Dec 9, 2012The Green Bay Packers will be without wide receiver Jordy Nelson, linebacker Clay Matthews and safety Charles Woodson when they host the Detroit Lions. Each of those players had already been ruled out. Defensive end Mike Neal is also inactive after bein…Share Tweet
The Kick Is Up, And It's Good!: Your Sunday NFL GIF RoundupWe'll be putting all our GIFs for the day here, from the double-bird field goal salute, Rex Ryan digesting a delicious meal and Lee Smith being eaten by Bills fans. We'll update the post as the later games conclude, so stay tuned. More »Share TweetMinnesota Vikings punter is known for being outspoken. He has been a vocal proponent of gay rights, and he often uses his Twitter account to stump for important causes. During the Vikings 21-14 win over the Bears, Kluwe used his uniform to push for anot…Share Tweet
Another fine coming for Everson GriffenAs the Vikings hold on to a 14-point lead in the fourth quarter, Vikings defensive end Everson Griffen won’t be holding on to the full amount of his future game checks. Griffen, fined this week for a questionable roughing-the-passer call for a hit on PaShare TweetVikings quarterback Christian Ponder seems like a really nice guy. He’s a good talker, which makes him a media favorite. But he’s just not a very good quarterback. Yet. He abandons the pocket too quickly. When he does, he’s not very accurate.Share Tweet
Pregame injury for Robbie GouldMINNEAPOLIS -- Here's an early injury report from the Metrodome: Chicago Bears place-kicker Robbie Gould suffered a calf injury during pregame warm-ups. As a result, punter Adam Podlesh took the opening kickoff. His kick hit at the Vikings' 2-yard line …Share Tweet
Game day: Snow, Brian Urlacher and moreMINNEAPOLIS -- Good morning from the snowy Upper Midwest. Snow has been falling outside the Metrodome since Saturday night and the snow has begun in Green Bay, Wis., as well, I'm told by reliable sources. Week 14 is gonna be sweet (and slick). Remember …Share Tweet
Oh, Great: Packers Fans Will The Next Reality TV SensationGood news! If you can't get enough of those lovable football fans from Green Bay, Wisconsin-the people Drew called "the Trekkies of the NFL. Fat. Slovenly. Unjustifiably arrogant"-you'll have even more of them on your television soon enough. More »Share Tweet
GameDay: Lions vs. Packers highlightsDec 9Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers throws for over 170 yards and runs for a touchdown to help the Packers edge the Detroit Lions 27-20 on Sunday night.
The brilliance of RodgersDec 9Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers shows his elusiveness and accuracy as he finds wide receiver Randall Cobb for a gain of 38 yards.
Same old SuhDec 9Detroit Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh receives an unnecessary roughness penalty after pushing Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers into the ground after a throw.
Green Bay Packers RB DuJuan Harris 14-yard TD runDec 9Green Bay Packers running back DuJuan Harris breaks free for a 14-yard touchdown and a 24-17 lead.
Don Banks: Falcons, Bears on downward spirals as postseason nears; more Sn…Dec 9LANDOVER, Md. -- Musings, observations and the occasional insight from a less-than-artistic Week 14 in the NFL.
Don Banks: Even with RGIII injury, 'Skins' special season stays on playoff…Dec 9LANDOVER, Md. -- The Washington Redskins became relevant again that moment in early March when they swung the blockbuster trade for the St. Louis Rams' No. 2 draft pick, making the Heisman-winning Robert Griffin III a dream come true in burgundy.