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Thursday’s Matchup: Redskins (3-5) at Vikings (1-7)

Thursday’s Matchup: Redskins (3-5) at Vikings (1-7)

This prime-time matchup between Washington and Minnesota is clear evidence that the N.F.L. schedule makers do not possess a crystal ball.
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  • Obstacles await Cutler if he faces Lions

    Obstacles await Cutler if he faces Lions

    ESPN.com Nov 6, 2013
    LAKE FOREST, Ill. -- Jay Cutler's accelerated return from a torn groin muscle would present the Chicago Bears' offense with certain challenges if the quarterback receives the necessary medical clearance from team doctors to start Sunday against the Detr…
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  • NFL Awards Watch: Midseason

    NFL Awards Watch: Midseason

    CNNSI.com Nov 6, 2013
    Peyton Manning is still a lock for MVP, but where do the other award races stand at midseason?
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  • Harrell, Coleman gets look-sees elsewhere

    Harrell, Coleman gets look-sees elsewhere

    profootballtalk.com Nov 6, 2013
    On the same day the Packers had a compelling need to reunite with quarterbacks Graham Harrell and B.J. Coleman (but didn’t), the two former Green Bay signal-callers got chances to show other teams what they can do. Per a league source, Coleman had a wor…
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  • Packers make Scott Tolzien move official

    Packers make Scott Tolzien move official

    profootballtalk.com Nov 6, 2013
    Reports that the Packers would promote quarterback Scott Tolzien from their practice squad started shortly after Aaron Rodgers was injured, although there was some thought that Green Bay might move in another direction when former backup Matt Flynn beca…
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  • Marshall: Culture of NFL needs to change

    Marshall: Culture of NFL needs to change

    ESPN.com Nov 6, 2013
    LAKE FOREST, Ill. -- Chicago Bears receiver Brandon Marshall views the situation taking place in Miami involving Richie Incognito and Jonathan Martin as more evidence the culture of the NFL needs to change. “You can’t show that you’re hurt. You can’t sh…
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  • Calvin Johnson limited in practice

    Calvin Johnson limited in practice

    ESPN.com Nov 6, 2013
    ALLEN PARK, Mich. -- Detroit Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson may have returned to practice Wednesday, but he did not participate the entire way. Johnson, safety Glover Quin (ankle) and receiver Nate Burleson (forearm) all were limited in practice. Af…
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  • Bears make Ratliff official, sign a long snapper

    Bears make Ratliff official, sign a long snapper

    profootballtalk.com Nov 6, 2013
    The Bears added a needed reserve for an injury hampered unit Wednesday, and they also signed defensive tackle Jay Ratliff. In addition to making official the signing of Ratliff, who agreed to a new deal last weekend, the Bears announced they had agreed …
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  • Opposition to Redskins name follows team to Minnesota

    Opposition to Redskins name follows team to Minnesota

    profootballtalk.com Nov 6, 2013
    Regardless of whether the Redskins were or weren’t concerned about protests that did or didn’t happen inside FedEx Field on Sunday, the opposition to the team’s name will follow the team to Minnesota for its Thursday night prime-time game against the Vi…
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  • Hubby tasers wife to settle Bears-Pack bet

    Hubby tasers wife to settle Bears-Pack bet

    ESPN.com Nov 6, 2013
    The Green Bay Packers' loss to the Chicago Bears was particularly painful for one Packers fan who was tasered by her Bears fan husband to settle a bet after Monday's game.
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  • Stock Watch: McClellin breaks through

    Stock Watch: McClellin breaks through

    RISING 1. Shea McClellin, DE: This came out of left field, but McClellin had the game of his life against the Green Bay Packers with 3.0 sacks, two tackles-for-loss and the hit that knocked Green Bay quarterback Aaron Rodgers out of the contest with a f…
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  • Practice Report: No Ansah but Johnson back

    Practice Report: No Ansah but Johnson back

    ESPN.com Nov 6, 2013
    ALLEN PARK, Mich. -- Wide receiver Calvin Johnson returned to practice Wednesday for the Detroit Lions, but defensive end Ziggy Ansah missed his second straight day with an ankle injury. Ansah was one of five Lions to miss practice, joining safety Louis…
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  • Report:  Rodgers likely to miss 4-6 weeks

    Report: Rodgers likely to miss 4-6 weeks

    On last night’s edition of Pro Football Talk on NBCSN, we addressed the expected duration of Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers‘ absence due to a broken collarbone, given ESPN has reported that Rodgers is expected to miss three weeks. Though I admitted t…
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  • RG III looks at Peterson as he steps up play

    RG III looks at Peterson as he steps up play

    ESPN.com Nov 6, 2013
    If Robert Griffin III wants proof that individual play can improve, less than a year after a torn ACL, he only needs to watch Adrian Peterson when the Redskins play the Vikings on Thursday night.
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  • Wilfs face $15 million in legal fees from New Jersey fraud case

    Wilfs face $15 million in legal fees from New Jersey fraud case

    profootballtalk.com Nov 6, 2013
    With Vikings owner Zygi and Mark Wilf already facing $84.5 million in liability arising from a New Jersey fraud lawsuit, the total expense could now be exceeding $100 million. According to Brian Murphy of the St. Paul Pioneer Press, an arbitrator has de…
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  • Double Coverage: Terry Foster, Drew Sharp discuss Lions' chance…

    Double Coverage: Terry Foster, Drew Sharp discuss Lions' chances against Bears

    detnews.com Nov 6, 2013
    In the Week 10 episode of Double Coverage, Terry Foster of The Detroit News and Drew Sharp of the Free Press talk about the suddenly wide-open NFC North and the Lions' chances Sunday against the Chicago Bears.
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  • Midseason Report: Green Bay Packers

    Midseason Report: Green Bay Packers

    ESPN.com Nov 6, 2013
    How many other NFL teams could survive for any length of time without three of their top four targets in the passing game and minus their best defensive player? Probably not many. But the Green Bay Packers managed -- even after injuries to receivers Ran…
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  • Midseason Report: Detroit Lions

    Midseason Report: Detroit Lions

    ESPN.com Nov 6, 2013
    The Detroit Lions are in a good position after the first half of the season, having already won more games this season (five) than last (four) and have seen improved play from a lot of their units. So, for the most part, the Lions had a fairly even grad…
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  • Midseason Report: Chicago Bears

    Midseason Report: Chicago Bears

    ESPN.com Nov 6, 2013
    Interestingly, it took years for the Chicago Bears to finally put together what appears to be a prolific offense, only to have the team’s perennially strong defense start to show signs of decline, in part because of injuries and a lack of depth. So, whi…
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  • Vikings defensive coordinator OK with criticism from players

    Vikings defensive coordinator OK with criticism from players

    profootballtalk.com Nov 6, 2013
    After the Vikings lost to the Cowboys in Week Nine, defensive linemen Brian Robison and Kevin Williams expressed some dismay about the way the Vikings deployed their defense on the final Cowboys drive. One major bone of contention was defensive coordina…
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  • Morning Roar: Jason Jones progressing

    Morning Roar: Jason Jones progressing

    ESPN.com Nov 6, 2013
    Good morning and ROOOOAAARRR!!!! ALLEN PARK, Mich. -- Jason Jones has yet to watch the play that ended his 2013 season against Washington in September, the one on which he tore the patellar tendon in his knee in his first season since coming to the Detr…
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  • Frazier won't allow Vikings to haze

    Frazier won't allow Vikings to haze

    ESPN.com Nov 6, 2013
    MINNEAPOLIS -- Each year at the start of training camp, Minnesota Vikings coach Leslie Frazier goes through his rules for the team, covering a list of dos and don'ts for how the team will handle its business on and off the field. One of the things highe…
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  • Video - Fans decide Redskins vs. Vikings matchup 02:44

    Fans decide Redskins vs. Vikings matchup

    Nov 6
    Who will win Thursday night's matchup between the Washington Redskins and the Minnesota Vikings? Find out as the fans give their picks.
  • Video - Chicago Bears wide receiver Brandon Marshall speaks about Miami Dolphins offensive lineman Richie Incognito 00:56

    Chicago Bears wide receiver Brandon Marshall speaks about Miami Dolphins offensive lineman Richie Incognito

    Nov 6
    Chicago Bears wide receiver Brandon Marshall talks about the situation surrounding his former teammate and current Miami Dolphins offensive lineman Richie Incognito.
  • Video - Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers might miss more games than initially reported 01:07

    Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers might miss more games than initially reported

    Nov 6
    Ian Rapoport has the latest on Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers' fractured collarbone and the timeline for his return.
  • Video - Husband Tasers Wife After Bears-Packers Bet 01:13

    Husband Tasers Wife After Bears-Packers Bet

    Nov 6
    ABC's Terry Sater reports on a wife being tasered by her husband after losing a bet following the Bears' win over the Packers.

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