This is the November 13, 2012 news archive. View today's NFC North rumors and news.

NFC North News and Rumors

Alex Smith getting second opinion on his head injury

Alex Smith getting second opinion on his head injury

profootballtalk.com Updated Nov 13, 2012
49ers Alex Smith suffered a concussion on Sunday.  And while it’s unclear whether he’ll be cleared by an independent neurologist to return to action on Monday night against the Bears, a league source tells PFT that Smith is seeking a second opinion.
Upvote Share Tweet
  • Vikings' Peterson says arrest charges dropped

    Vikings' Peterson says arrest charges dropped

    Misdemeanor resisting arrest charges against Adrian Peterson have been dropped, the Minnesota Vikings running back said in a text Tuesday to ESPN's Josina Anderson.
    Upvote Share Tweet
  • CutlerWatch: Josh McCown deal finalized

    CutlerWatch: Josh McCown deal finalized

    The Chicago Bears were off Tuesday and aren't scheduled to resume practicing until Thursday in preparation for next Monday's game at the San Francisco 49ers. That's a roundabout way of saying there isn't much of an update on the status of quarterback Ja…
    Upvote Share Tweet
  • Vikings express disappointment over Dayton letter

    Vikings express disappointment over Dayton letter

    Minnesota governor Mark Dayton sent a nasty letter to the Vikings on Tuesday regarding the team’s intended use of PSLs to partially finance the team’s $477 million contribution toward a new stadium.  The Vikings have responded with a tactful, yet poi
    Upvote Share Tweet
  • Evan Dietrich-Smith doesn’t think about Suh stomp anymore

    Evan Dietrich-Smith doesn’t think about Suh stomp anymore

    The Packers will be in Detroit this weekend, leading some to remember their last November trip to the Motor City. That was last Thanksgiving, of course, and it was when Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh stomped on Packers guard Evan Dietrich-Smith at…
    Upvote Share Tweet
  • After Cutler’s concussion, NFLPA renews its call for independen…

    After Cutler’s concussion, NFLPA renews its call for independent specialists

    yahoo.com Nov 13, 2012
    While the NFL's concussion protocol is supposed to be set in stone, it doesn't always appear to be so on gameday. This was never more apparent than in the Houston Texans' 1-6 win over the Chicago Bears on Sunday night. With 2:56 left in the first half, …
    Upvote Share Tweet
  • Governor blasts Vikings for stadium fees ideas

    Governor blasts Vikings for stadium fees ideas

    ESPN.com Nov 13, 2012
    Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton says he will fight any effort by the Vikings to charge fans extra fees to buy season tickets in the new, publicly subsidized football stadium.
    Upvote Share Tweet
  • Vikings stadium bill contemplates PSLs, foreign games

    Vikings stadium bill contemplates PSLs, foreign games

    profootballtalk.com Nov 13, 2012
    Governor Mark Dayton isn’t happy the the Vikings will be playing at least one home game in London.  He’s also miffed that the team is considering the use of Personal Seat Licenses to raise the team’s portion of the contribution toward a new stadium
    Upvote Share Tweet
  • Where major awards races stand after W10

    Where major awards races stand after W10

    CNNSI.com Nov 13, 2012
    Breaking down league's major awards races after Week 10
    Upvote Share Tweet
  • Brian Urlacher and Danieal Manning defend their handshake again…

    Brian Urlacher and Danieal Manning defend their handshake against non-existent criticism

    yahoo.com Nov 13, 2012
    Early in the first quarter of the Chicago Bears' loss to the Houston Texans, former Bear Danieal Manning made a game-changing play. He hit tight end Kellen Davis, forcing a fumble that was returned 32 yards. It was a great play by Manning, who played fo…
    Upvote Share Tweet
  • NFL: Week 10 knee-jerk reactions

    NFL: Week 10 knee-jerk reactions

    ESPN.com Nov 13, 2012
    You’ve heard the chatter by the sports pundits and on the talk shows. Heck, you may have even heard it here. So are the knee-jerk reactions about your team based in reality? Our NFL bloggers weigh in.
    Upvote Share Tweet
  • NFC North chat alert

    NFC North chat alert

    ESPN.com Nov 13, 2012
    Our weekly SportsNation chat can veer in whatever direction you choose. The condition of the Chicago Bears with a concussed quarterback? Sure. The chances of the Green Bay Packers overtaking the Bears with an injury list longer than a kite string? Total…
    Upvote Share Tweet
  • Jared Allen raises nearly $300,000 for wounded warriors

    Jared Allen raises nearly $300,000 for wounded warriors

    profootballtalk.com Nov 13, 2012
    Vikings defensive end Jared Allen has been raising plenty of money for wounded warriors via an unconventional golf tournament.  On Friday night, he generated a large chunk of what he calls cashish through more traditional means. The First Annual Jared A…
    Upvote Share Tweet
  • BBAO: Lions shuffling secondary

    BBAO: Lions shuffling secondary

    ESPN.com Nov 13, 2012
    We're Black and Blue All Over: After giving up 221 passing yards to one of the NFL's weakest passing offenses, the Detroit Lions are shuffling their secondary this week. Monday evening, they released veteran cornerback Alphonso Smith and claimed cornerb…
    Upvote Share Tweet
  • Healthy Peterson Outruns Conventional Wisdom

    Healthy Peterson Outruns Conventional Wisdom

    nytimes.com Nov 13, 2012
    An injury late last season had most people figuring 2012 would be a lost year for Minnesota's Adrian Peterson, but the Vikings' running back leads the league in rushing and is showing no signs of slowing.
    Upvote Share Tweet
  • Video - Resisting Arrest Charges Against Adrian Peterson Have Been Droppe... 01:28

    Resisting Arrest Charges Against Adrian Peterson Have Been Droppe...

    Nov 13
    Kevin Seifert with the latest on Adrian Peterson's legal issues.
  • Video - NFLPA Wants Concussion Specialists On Sidelines 03:51

    NFLPA Wants Concussion Specialists On Sidelines

    Nov 13
    Stephania Bell discusses NFLPA executive director DeMaurice Smith's call for the league to hire "concussion specialists" to man the sidelines.
  • Video - Just Sayin': Adrian Peterson makes a comeback 01:54

    Just Sayin': Adrian Peterson makes a comeback

    Nov 13
    Is Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson one of the most indestructible forces in NFL history? "NFL AM" analyst Mark Kriegel talks about Peterson's impressive comeback.
  • Video - Double Coverage: Would New York Jets QB Mark Sanchez be better on another team? 03:39

    Double Coverage: Would New York Jets QB Mark Sanchez be better on another team?

    Nov 13
    Steve Wyche and Mark Kriegel discuss whether New York Jets QB Mark Sanchez would be better on another team, and also talk about which former coach should return to the sidelines.

Sports Columnists

  • Kerry J. Byrne: Inside the numbers: Week 11

    Nov 13
    The Philadelphia Eagles managed the near-impossible Sunday: They out-dumbed America's Dumbest Team, the Dallas Cowboys.
  • Don Banks: As proven in Week 10, concussion recognition still an inexact s…

    Nov 13
    Week 10 in the NFL saw the vexing issue of concussions raise its ugly (and groggy) head again, with three starting quarterbacks in the NFC going down like so many bowling pins. Michael Vick on the East Coast, Alex Smith on the West Coast and Jay Cutler …
  • Peter King: Big Ben injury puts Ravens in AFC North driver's seat; mail

    Nov 13
    In the wake of the Week 10 news:
  • Jim Trotter: Awards Watch: Week 10

    Nov 13
    The pulse of the NFL season changes weekly. Every Tuesday, SI.com will break down the front-runners for the major NFL awards.