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NFC North News and Rumors
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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 poUpvote Share Tweet
LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler missed practice on Thursday and his playing status remains in question because of a concussion.Upvote Share TweetThe 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…Upvote Share TweetWe 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 thaUpvote Share Tweet
Packers-Lions: Tough task for Lions' DAround 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…Upvote Share TweetLAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) Chicago Bears linebacker Brian Urlacher still says he would lie to cover up a concussion.Upvote Share Tweet
Dirty Laundry: Protection for non-QBI'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 …Upvote Share TweetThe 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 nUpvote Share Tweet
Can the Packers make the Super Bowl?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…Upvote Share Tweet
So, who’s the REAL Optimus Prime?yahoo.com Nov 15, 2012We 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, …Upvote Share Tweet
Spielman mum on contracts for Frazier, HarvinWhether 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 FrUpvote Share TweetPackers 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 ShermanUpvote Share Tweet
Peter King: Week 11 picksCNNSI.com Nov 15, 2012The 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.Upvote Share TweetBears 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…Upvote Share Tweet
Blogger Blitz: What Bears offense is lackingThe 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.Upvote Share Tweet
Packers know it will be hard to make Rodgers play safeNot 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 theUpvote Share Tweet
BBAO: Bears specialists scrutinizedWe'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…Upvote Share Tweet
Techin' InNov 15ESPN technology expert Katie Linendoll discusses the latest trending sports news in social media and technology.
Level Of Concern With CampbellNov 15Lomas Brown discusses what the Bears need to do in order to help Jason Campbell succeed in their offense.
Ranking The PatriotsNov 15Lomas 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.
Schaap Talk: New Idea Of MasculinityNov 15Jeremy Schaap discusses how Bears DB Charles Tillman and Mets P R.A. Dickey have helped show the changing attitude toward machismo.
Jim Trotter: To receive or to defer? That's the questionNov 15The biggest comeback in Broncos history did not begin with a touchdown. It began with a pre-game coin flip.
Biggest NFL games of Week 11 -- John Clayton's First & 10Nov 15This weekend will help determine how interesting the AFC playoff race will be down the stretch, John Clayton writes.
The Sports Guy's Thursday NFL PickNov 15Who's up for another three hours of shitty football? Pull up a chair and watch poorly prepared, banged-up football players from two forgettable teams...