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Discipline unlikely for Adrian Peterson after dismissal of charges Updated Nov 15, 2012
Earlier this week, Vikings running back Adrian Peterson secured an important off-field victory, persuading a grand jury to not recommend formal charges of resisting arrest, stemming from a July incident in Houston. Under the league’s personal conduct po
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  • Cutler misses practice, questionable for Monday

    LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler missed practice on Thursday and his playing status remains in question because of a concussion.
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  • 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh has surgery for irregular heartbeat Nov 15, 2012
    The San Francisco 49ers began on-field preparations for Monday night's game against the Chicago Bears without head coach Jim Harbaugh, who underwent surgery at Stanford Hospital for an irregular heartbeat on Thursday, the club announced. "Coach Har…
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  • Suh tells anonymous scout to “Grow up and be a man or a woman” Nov 15, 2012
    We noted this morning that an anonymous scout was quoted as saying that Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh is coddled and doesn’t push himself. Unsurprisingly, Suh doesn’t think highly of that critic, whoever he or she is. “It’s really funny tha
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  • Packers-Lions: Tough task for Lions' D Nov 15, 2012
    Around here, we learned yet another lesson about the limits of conventional wisdom last week. Playing without leading receiver Percy Harvin, the Minnesota Vikings completed 75 percent of their passes and put up 221 passing yards in a 34-24 surprise over…
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  • Urlacher again: I'd lie about concussion

    LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) Chicago Bears linebacker Brian Urlacher still says he would lie to cover up a concussion.
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  • Dirty Laundry: Protection for non-QB Nov 15, 2012
    I've saved this season's Dirty Laundry posts for events that genuinely fall into a gray area of officiating or spur significant confusion, and I think we have one that qualifies this week. The second-quarter play that left Chicago Bears quarterback Jay …
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  • Dayton says Vikings weren’t “forthright” on stadium PSLs Nov 15, 2012
    The PSL soap opera continues to unfold in Minnesota. Governor Mark Dayton, who sent a nasty letter to owners Zygi and Mark Wilf on Tuesday regarding the team’s plan to use Personal Seat Licenses to help fund the franchise’s $477 million share of the n
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  • Can the Packers make the Super Bowl? Nov 15, 2012
    The assignment for each NFL blogger was to argue the chances of one divisional team to reach the Super Bowl. That put me in a bit of a predicament, considering the NFC North has two of the top championship contenders in the entire league. The Chicago Be…
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  • So, who’s the REAL Optimus Prime? Nov 15, 2012
    We never thought there would be a battle between two of the NFL's elite cornerbacks for the title of "Optimus Prime," but that's exactly what we seem to have now. Before the Seattle Seahawks went against the Detroit Lions in a Week 8 matchup, …
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  • Spielman mum on contracts for Frazier, Harvin Nov 15, 2012
    Whether he wants to talk about them or not, Vikings general manager Rick Spielman has two huge contract decisions to make this offseason. But Spielman was adamant he wasn’t going to discuss the situations of wide receiver Percy Harvin or coach Leslie Fr
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  • Richard Sherman isn’t buying Tramon Williams as Optimus Prime Nov 15, 2012
    Packers cornerback Tramon Williams took a page from Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman’s book and dubbed himself Optimus Prime ahead of this week’s matchup with Megatron, a.k.a Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson. Williams also took a shot at Sherman
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  • Peter King: Week 11 picks Nov 15, 2012
    The Chargers are playing for more than their last playoff hopes this week, they're playing for jobs. Can San Diego beat Denver to stay alive in the AFC West? Peter King makes his picks.
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  • Robbie Gould apologizes, but threatens to leave over grass Nov 15, 2012
    Bears kicker Robbie Gould issued a statement of apology to the grounds crew at Solider Field, but not before suggesting he might leave Chicago on account of the grass. Gould was critical of the conditions during a driving rainstorm that dumped two inche…
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  • Blogger Blitz: What Bears offense is lacking Nov 15, 2012
    The Chicago Bears have plenty of good offensive players. Some of their backups are good enough to start for other teams. But through nine games, we haven't been able to answer a simple question about this group. This week's Blogger Blitz explains.
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  • Packers know it will be hard to make Rodgers play safe Nov 15, 2012
    Not that they weren’t already concerned, but last weekend made the Packers that much more conscious of keeping Aaron Rodgers upright. With Michael Vick, Jay Cutler and Alex Smith leaving with concussions, it brought back into focus for them the risk the
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  • BBAO: Bears specialists scrutinized Nov 15, 2012
    We're Black and Blue All Over: Given the 180-degree turnaround of his sentiments Wednesday, I'm going to guess Chicago Bears place-kicker Robbie Gould got himself in a bit of hot water by criticizing the field conditions at Soldier Field on ESPN 1000. G…
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  • Video - Techin' In 02:20

    Techin' In

    Nov 15
    ESPN technology expert Katie Linendoll discusses the latest trending sports news in social media and technology.
  • Video - Level Of Concern With Campbell 02:29

    Level Of Concern With Campbell

    Nov 15
    Lomas Brown discusses what the Bears need to do in order to help Jason Campbell succeed in their offense.
  • Video - Ranking The Patriots 02:07

    Ranking The Patriots

    Nov 15
    Lomas Brown discusses the Patriots' rank among the NFL's elite as well as the impact that Aqib Talib will have on New England's defense.
  • Video - Schaap Talk: New Idea Of Masculinity 01:29

    Schaap Talk: New Idea Of Masculinity

    Nov 15
    Jeremy Schaap discusses how Bears DB Charles Tillman and Mets P R.A. Dickey have helped show the changing attitude toward machismo.