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Source: Tagliabue bounty ruling coming Tuesday Updated Dec 10, 2012
NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- More than nine months after the NFL first disclosed its bounty investigation of the New Orleans Saints, four players will finally get a ruling on whether their initial suspensions are upheld, reduced or thrown out.
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  • Root For Adrian Peterson, Because Football Is An Asshole

    After running for 157 yards against the Bears on Sunday, Adrian Peterson is 506 yards away from breaking the single-season rushing record, something he told SI's Peter King that he is very serious about doing. It's a stretch, but not quite an impossible…
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  • Cutler says he’ll be ready to practice this week

    Bears quarterback Jay Cutler said he got treatment for a sore neck Monday morning, but expects to be ready to practice later this week. Cutler left yesterday’s loss to the Vikings after taking a hard shot from Vikings defensive end Everson Griffen. He f
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  • Free Head Exam: Detroit Lions Dec 10, 2012
    After the Detroit Lions' 27-20 loss to the Green Bay Packers, here are three issues that merit further examination: Here is a scary snapshot of 3 3/4 seasons under general manager Martin Mayhew and coach Jim Schwartz. Beginning with the start of the 200…
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  • Wilfs see no reason Leslie Frazier wouldn’t return Dec 10, 2012
    The Vikings rode running back Adrian Peterson and an opportunistic defense to a 21-14 win over the Bears on Sunday, improving their record to 7-6 and strengthening their shot at a playoff berth in the process. It also seems to have played a role in conv…
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  • MegatronWatch: Closing in on Jerry Rice Dec 10, 2012
    Sunday night produced quite a testament to the season Detroit Lions receiver Calvin Johnson has had. NBC gave one of its player of the game awards to Green Bay Packers cornerback Tramon Williams, who matched up for most of the night on Johnson and held …
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  • NFC North Week 14 Quarterback Report Dec 10, 2012
    NFC North passing wasn't pretty in Week 14, but Total Quarterback Rating can help us flesh out the performances of our four starters. Let's take a closer look with an assist from Jacob Nitzberg of ESPN Stats & Information: Aaron Rodgers Passer ratin…
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  • Peter King: With three weeks left, awards races still very much up in the air Dec 10, 2012
    With three weeks left, the awards races are murky as ever. At the center of it? Adrian Peterson, who wants more history in an already unprecedented year, Peter King writes.
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  • Slideshow: Week 14 in your photographs Dec 10, 2012
    Thanks for celebrating and sharing Sunday's Winter Wonderland here in the Upper Midwest with the NFC North community. The visual highlights are in the slideshow below.
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  • BBAO: Figuring out the NFC North Dec 10, 2012
    We're Black and Blue All Over: Good morning. Week 14 brought us two things in the NFC North: Snow and a bit of clarity. We've largely dispatched the former, so let's hash through the latter while we have a moment. The Green Bay Packers (9-4), winners in…
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  • Packers overcome 14-point deficit to beat the Lions, 27-20 Dec 10, 2012
    The 2010 Green Bay Packers overcame a multitude of injuries during the regular season to win Super Bowl XLV. The current Packers team is showing the same kind of resiliency. Playing without several key starters, the Packers overcame a 14-point second-qu…
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  • Video - NFL LIVE OT: Adrian Peterson For MVP 02:26

    NFL LIVE OT: Adrian Peterson For MVP

    Dec 10
    Trey Wingo and Eric Mangini discuss the possibility of Adrian Peterson winning the MVP award.
  • Video - Jay Cutler Mailbag #2 03:27

    Jay Cutler Mailbag #2

    Dec 10
    Bears quarterback Jay Cutler talks to Waddle and Silvy about his contract status.
  • Video - Will The Bears Make The Playoffs? 02:24

    Will The Bears Make The Playoffs?

    Dec 10
    Prim Siripipat and Eric Allen talk about the Bears' chances of making the playoffs
  • Video - Minnesota Vikings safety Harrison Smith discusses big Week 14 win 04:21

    Minnesota Vikings safety Harrison Smith discusses big Week 14 win

    Dec 10
    Minnesota Vikings safety Harrison Smith joins "Around the League" to talk about knocking off the Chicago Bears, the wild card race and his alma mater in the BCS National Championship.