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NFC North News and Rumors
profootballtalk.com Updated Oct 10, 2012
So much for protecting whistleblowers. The lengthy memorandum issued by the NFL to all teams on Tuesday regarding the re-issued discipline in the Saints bounty scandal identifies former Vikings defensive lineman Jimmy Kennedy as the person who originall…Share Tweet
Tonight’s Turning Point is must-see TVEvery week, one of the best NFL Films offerings airs exclusively on NBC Sports Network. And you won’t want to miss tonight’s episode of NFL Turning Point. The ultimate turning point came in Indy, where the Colts reversed an 18-point halftime deficitShare TweetThere was a major sigh of relief at Redskins Park Wednesday when Washington rookie quarterback Robert Griffin III practiced and showed no effects from a mild concussion.Share TweetDETROIT (AP) Alex Karras was one of the NFL's most feared defensive tackles throughout the 1960s, a player who hounded quarterbacks and bulled past opposing linemen.Share TweetLet's round up a busy day of roster and injury news in the NFC North: Detroit Lions: Tight end Brandon Pettigrew (knee) returned to practice after sitting out Tuesday. Receiver Titus Young (knee) didn't practice. Neither did defensive tackle Corey Willi…Share TweetPackers running back Cedric Benson was placed on injured reserve Wednesday, but designated to return.Share Tweet
Nick Perry fined $15k for borderline shot on Andrew LuckPackers rookie outside linebacker Nick Perry expected a fine, but not a $15,000 fine. Perry got the huge sanction for last week’s hit on Colts quarterback Andrew Luck, for what appeared to be a facemask-to-shoulder pad shot at the end of a clean run.Share TweetIf rookies on NFL rosters thought that the days of training camp where they carried pads, fetched snacks, were taped to goalposts or thrown into cold tubs were the end of the rookie hazing they'd experience, they are sorely mistaken. Now that they're ea…Share TweetCNNSI.com Oct 10, 2012LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) General manager Phil Emery says the Chicago Bears have not discussed a contract extension with coach Lovie Smith.Share Tweet
Plaxico eyeing Bears after injury to WR JefferyIf the Chicago Bears are looking for a veteran receiver to replace injured rookie Alshon Jeffery, Plaxico Burress said he would be honored to take their phone call.Share TweetThe Vikings didn’t have wide receiver Jerome Simpson at practice on Wednesday, but they don’t expect to be without him much longer than that. Simpson had an MRI after experiencing weakness in his lower left leg during Sunday’s 30-7 win over the TitaShare TweetEarlier this year, playing against the Lions was your ticket of special teams player of the week honors. Suddenly, you have to play for the Rams. Rams punter Johnny Hekker won NFC special teams player of the week honors, the week after teammate Greg Zue…Share TweetCornerback Charles Tillman became the Bears’ all-time leader in defensive touchdowns when he returned a pick for a score in Jacksonville over the weekend. Now he’s the NFC defensive player of the week. Tillman picked up the honor for the second time iShare Tweet
Lions-Eagles: A chance for turnoversHere's a proven method for a struggling team to pull off a road victory in a tough place to play: Force some early turnovers and jump out to an early lead. It's sound and tempting advice for the Detroit Lions as they prepare for Sunday's game at the Phi…Share Tweet
Anonymous GM's rip job fires up Lions' RaiolaAt 1-3 and last in the NFC North, the Detroit Lions are one of the NFL's biggest early-season disappointments. Now, a rival executive has called them "overrated," a label that isn't sitting well with Detroit's players.Share Tweet
Packers player says “refs are out to get us”Buried at the very bottom of an article regarding the problem with yellow flags that’s plaguing a team whose fans wear large yellow foam hats is a contention that borders on the outlandish. “It’s definitely on us as players,” an unnamed Packer tolShare Tweetyahoo.com Oct 10, 2012In 2011, Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers enjoyed one of the best single seasons in NFL history. He completed 343 passes in 502 attempts for a 68.3 completion rate, 4,643 yards, 45 touchdowns, and just six interceptions. The Packers were boun…Share Tweet
BBAO: Jahvid Best decision loomsWe're Black and Blue All Over: Our SportsNation chat Tuesday brought a number of questions about Detroit Lions tailback Jahvid Best, who is set to undergo testing this week to determine if he will be activated from the physically unable to perform (PUP)…Share Tweet
Absurdly premature 2012 playoff picture: Week 5yahoo.com Oct 10, 2012Top AFC seeds: Houston Texans, Baltimore Ravens Other AFC division champs: New England Patriots, Denver Broncos AFC wild cards: Pittsburgh Steelers, San Diego Chargers Top NFC seeds: Atlanta Falcons, San Francisco 49ers Other NFC division champs: Minnes…Share Tweetgrantland.com Oct 10, 2012Earlier this week, Pro Football Weekly ran a fairly rabble-rousing story in which a rival GM made his thoughts known about the surprising start for ...Share Tweet
NFL32OT: Bears Defense Continues To ImpressOct 10Episode 204: Herm Edwards discusses the success of the Bears defense. The NFL32 crew breaks down the Patriots-Seahawks matchup.
Who is built best for January?Oct 10The San Francisco 49ers, Chicago Bears, Atlanta Falcons and New York Giants all have solid squads, but which team is best built for January? Michael Lombardi and Darren Sharper offer their take.
Blogger Blitz: NFC North QB RankingsOct 10NFC North blogger Kevin Seifert is not quite ready to name Christian Ponder the top quarterback in the division
Rival GM Calls Lions OverratedOct 10Matt Williamson discusses how the Lions will react to being called overrated by a rival GM.