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NFC North News and Rumors
In early 2011, Bears quarterback Jay Cutler absorbed plenty of criticism after tapping out of the NFC title game with a knee injury. The naysayers were legitimized by Jaguars running back Maurice Jones-Drew, who openly questioned Cutler’s toughness onUpvote Share Tweet
Vikings defensive end Jared Allen has concerns about getting to Titans quarterback Matthew Hasselbeck, given his ability to get rid of the ball quickly. Making it even harder for Allen to get to Hasselbeck on Sunday could be a groin injury that hampere…Upvote Share TweetPackers coach Mike McCarthy said earlier this week that wide receiver Greg Jennings aggravated his groin injury in last Sunday’s win over the Saints and suggested that Jennings might be shut down for a week so that he could fully heal before returning tUpvote Share TweetNew Jets cornerback Aaron Berry said after he signed this week that he knows he’s working on his last chance in the NFL after the Lions dumped him this summer for getting arrested twice. But Berry says that if there’s a coach willing to give second chUpvote Share Tweet
Hot Read: Inside replacement officiatingI don't know whether to feel sympathetic or outraged after reading this week's Hot Read from ESPN's Elizabeth Merrill and Wayne Drehs. The reporters told a behind-the-scenes stories on some of the replacement officials used by the NFL during its recent …Upvote Share Tweet
Bristolmetrics: The Best SportsCenter Of 2012deadspin.com Updated Oct 3, 2012This is a regular feature breaking down, minute-by-minute, the content that appears on ESPN's 11 p.m. edition of SportsCenter throughout the week. More »Upvote Share TweetBears offensive coordinator Mike Tice said he had no problems with quarterback Jay Cutler walking away from him during Monday’s win over the Cowboys. Tice seemed no more bothered by Cutler’s continued churlishness than Bears fans who are willing to ovUpvote Share TweetWhen the Lions return from their bye in Week Five, they could be bringing an old face back with them. Tim Twentyman of the Lions website passes along word that safety Louis Delmas was on the practice field with the rest of the team during the portion of…Upvote Share TweetPackers quarterback Aaron Rodgers was chosen as the NFC offensive player of the week after engineering Green Bay’s Week Four win over the New Orleans Saints, 28-27. The defending NFL Most Valuable Player completed 31-of-41 passes for 319 yards, four touUpvote Share Tweet
Canadian won $725K after Seahawks' MNF winWatching replacement officials botch the end of the infamous Packers-Seahawks Monday night game two weeks ago might have been torturous for Green Bay fans, but it was glorious for a Canadian man, who won a quarter of a million dollars thanks to the resu…Upvote Share TweetSome of you have noticed the absence of a weekly Stock Watch report. Over the years, I thought the post had a tendency to get repetitive. This season, I wanted to try taking watch of our stock once every four games or so. We've reached the first quarter…Upvote Share TweetWe're Black and Blue All Over: We've reached the quarter point of the NFL season. Each NFC North team has played four of its 16 games, and here is one development none of us would have predicted when training camp began: Cedric Benson is the Green Bay P…Upvote Share Tweetlionsgab.com Updated Oct 3, 2012The Lions are 1-3 and in last place in the NFC North, something they did not expect after coming off a playoff season. Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free-Press reports Detroit Lions’ president Tom Lewand made a public appearance at the University of WindsUpvote Share Tweet
Absurdly premature 2012 playoff picture: Week 4yahoo.com Updated Oct 3, 2012Top AFC seeds: Houston Texans, Baltimore Ravens Other AFC division champs: Denver Broncos, New England Patriots AFC wild cards: Pittsburgh Steelers, San Diego Chargers Top NFC seeds: Atlanta Falcons, San Francisco 49ers Other NFC division champs: Philad…Upvote Share Tweet
Is This Real? The First-Place Vikingsgrantland.com Updated Oct 3, 2012This week, "Is This Real?" moves onto the rapidly expanding bandwagon of the 3-1 Minnesota Vikings, who are improbably tied for the division lead in t...Upvote Share Tweet
'Sound FX': Aaron RodgersOct 3Take a listen as Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers leads the Packers to a comeback win over the New Orleans Saints.
Who Will Win The NFC North?Oct 3ESPN Chicago's Marc Silverman takes a closer look at the NFC North standings as we head into Week 5.
Week 5 Expectations For The BearsOct 3ESPN Chicago's Tom Waddle and John Jurkovic take a quick look back at the Bears' win over the Cowboys and discuss their expectations for the Week 5 matchup with the Jaguars.
Blogger Blitz: North vs. SouthOct 3NFC North blogger Kevin Seifert still has hope for multiple playoff teams in the division due to their easy schedule against the AFC South
Young defensive backs have made their marksOct 3At the 2012 draft, wide receivers were the rage, but it's been the rookie DBs who have made a difference, writes John Clayton