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42-year-old William "Christopher" Pettry was a resident of Lake Villa, Ill., and a longtime Chicago Bears fan. He was in Jacksonville last Sunday to watch his team beat the Jaguars, 41-3. Hours before the game, Pettry went to an Irish restaura…Share Tweet
Of whistleblowers and witnessesWhen it comes to the Saints’ bounty scandal, the NFL has said that whistleblowers must be protected at all costs. When it comes to the original whistleblower in the Saints’ bounty scandal, the NFL inexplicably outed former Vikings defensive tackle JShare TweetCalvin Johnson said Thursday he returned to a game against the Minnesota Vikings earlier this season after suffering a concussion. Johnson told the Detroit Free Press he suffered a concussion on a helmet-to-helmet hit from Chad Greenway.Share TweetOn the same day Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh was featured on this page in response to allegations that he’s not showing enough fight on the field, he’s showing too much fight off it. Allegedly. According to FOX 2 in Detroit, Steve Vines claimsShare TweetEvery Thursday morning, we unveil the respective picks from MDS and yours truly. Every Thursday afternoon, MDS joins PFT Live to discuss the games on which we disagree - and other games that make us nervous. Today, we talked Vikings-Redskins, Broncos-Share Tweetdeadspin.com Oct 11, 2012Lots of football players get concussions. That's how it works. It's a violent sport, and they play it for so long, that most every football player you encounter, even long-retired dads, will say, oh, yeah, I had a concussion or two. So football players …Share TweetVikings defensive end Everson Griffen will be away from the team, after the sudden and unexpected death of his mother on Wednesday. Vikings coach Leslie Frazier said Griffen’s mother was visiting her son in the Twin Cities when she died. The cause is noShare Tweet
Packers still missing three key playersAs the Packers prepare for a must-win game that based on their remaining schedule really isn’t, they’re still missing three of their key players. Actually, four. But there’s no way one of them - running back Cedric Benson - will be back by SunShare TweetASHBURN, Va. (AP) Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III is still on track to start Sunday against the Minnesota Vikings.Share TweetLet's get inside a newsy Thursday practice report: Detroit Lions: All players participated in at least a portion of practice except defensive tackle Corey Williams (knee). That includes receiver Titus Young (knee), who was limited. Meanwhile, coach Jim …Share Tweet
Adrian Peterson: Of course I want to run over DeJon GomesVikings running back Adrian Peterson returns to FedEx Field this Sunday for the first time since his 2011 season ended with a torn ACL he thinks occurred on a hit by Redskins safety DeJon Gomes. Peterson said Thursday that he felt “99.9 percent” sureShare TweetDallas Cowboys starting outside linebacker Anthony Spencer said he expects to play in Sunday's game at the Baltimore Ravens. Spencer missed the Week 4 loss to the Chicago Bears with a pectoral muscle injury.Share Tweet
Fox Officiating Expert Mike Pereira Once Tried To Get Help From The Replay Boothdeadspin.com Oct 11, 2012On Sunday, Jan. 9, 2011, the Philadelphia Eagles hosted the Green Bay Packers in an NFC wild card playoff game at Lincoln Financial Field. It was Fox's first postseason broadcast that season, which meant that it was the first opportunity for the network…Share TweetDetroit Lions running back Jahvid Best used optimistic and hopeful phrases Thursday in an interview with local reporters, revealing he took his latest battery of concussion-related tests Monday and that he will learn the results Friday. If all went well…Share TweetChicago Bears linebacker Brian Urlacher admitted Thursday that he's been somewhat of a spectator during his team's strong start, but he maintained he could return to an All Pro level despite a knee injury that he said will neverShare TweetAlready this week, we've heard several Detroit Lions players express optimism that the Philadelphia Eagles will ignore a season's worth of video evidence and use man-to-man coverage against their pass-catchers Sunday at Lincoln Financial Field. Most rec…Share Tweet
Move over, Packers and Lions, Leslie Frazier has Minnesota Vikings playing like NFC North contendersnydailynews.com Oct 11, 2012It's bottoms up in the NFC North where the Packers and Lions were expected to fight things out for the division. But in perhaps the biggest of surprises of the NFL season, the Vikings have stormed out to a 4-1 record matched by the Bears.Share TweetReviewing the Chicago Bears at their bye: Record: 4-1 Five-game capsule: The Bears are in excellent position after rebounding from a Week 2 debacle at Lambeau Field. Their defense leads the NFL in takeaways (17) and touchdowns (five), getting elite perf…Share TweetIt was the kind of thing that could have easily landed Bears rookie defensive end Shea McClellin on the sequel to Broke. Instead, after a brief scare, he realized it was all just a joke. After taking the defensive line and a few linebackers out for a Ro…Share Tweet
Blogger Blitz: Revisiting QB rankings?This exchange during Tuesday's SportsNation chat spurred some thought: Tom (Brooklyn) Kevin, virtually everyone's preseason rankings of the division QBs went 1. Rodgers, 2/3. Cutler/Stafford, 4. Ponder. Care to go again? Kevin Seifert (2:41 PM) No, not …Share TweetWhen Jordy Nelson was breaking out for the Packers last season, his fellow wide receiver Greg Jennings said that he thought Nelson got underestimated around the league because he’s white. According to some members of the Dolphins, Nelson’s big 2011 seShare Tweetnytimes.com Oct 11, 2012The movie and television actor should also be remembered as one of the N.F.L.'s defensive stars of the 1960s.Share Tweet
Brian Urlacher Still Battling PCLOct 11Brian Urlacher vows return to elite level of play despite knee injury.
An Early Evaluation of the BearsOct 11ESPN's Michele Steele and Lomas Brown breakdown the Chicago Bears through the first five games.
Hot Button: 2012 or 2006?Oct 11ESPN's Michele Steele and Lomas Brown on if the 2012 Bears defense is better than the 2006 squad.
Countdown Daily Prediction: Vikings-RedskinsOct 11The NFL Live crew makes their picks for Minnesota at Washington