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McCarthy doesn’t want “punk, loser mentality” in Green Bay
profootballtalk.com Updated Oct 12, 2012
After going 15-1 last season, the Packers are off to a 2-3 start this season, making them one of the NFL’s most disappointing teams. But Green Bay coach Mike McCarthy better not hear anyone talking about panicking. Asked at his press conference whetherShare Tweet
DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) -- Police in a Detroit suburb say they have closed their investigation into a traffic accident involving Detroit Lions defensive lineman Ndamukong Suh (ehn-DAHM'-uh-kehn soo).Share TweetColts defensive end Cory Redding picked up a costly unnecessary roughness penalty for a hit on Packers running back Cedric Benson on Sunday, and he wasn’t happy about it. He’s not happy about it after being fined, either. Redding has been fined $7,875Share Tweetyahoo.com Oct 12, 2012CHICAGO -- The Chicago Bears are on a bye this week, but Pro Bowl running back Matt Forte stayed in town to visit with students at Tilden High School on the city's South Side. As a part of Duracell's #TrustYourPower campaign, Forte surprised the student…Share Tweetyahoo.com Oct 12, 2012Washington Redskins first round quarterback Robert Griffin practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play against the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday. Griffin suffered a concussion in last week's loss to the Atlanta Falcons. Wide receiver Pierre Garcon (…Share TweetLet's finally get inside the Friday injury report: Detroit Lions: Safety Louis Delmas (knee) did not practice Friday, but it sounds as if it was for precautionary reasons. "We had planned to ease him back at the end of the week," coach Jim Sch…Share Tweet
Titans S Griffin ($21k) headlines Week 5 finesTennessee Titans safety Michael Griffin has been fined $21,000 by the NFL for his helmet-to-helmet hit on Vikings wide receiver Michael Jenkins.Share Tweet
Redskins' RG3 full-go at practice, set to playWashington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III is still on track to start Sunday against the Minnesota Vikings.Share TweetOn Wednesday, the mother of Vikings defensive end Everson Griffen died suddenly while visiting Griffen in Minnesota. On Friday, Griffen rejoined the team - and he is expected to play on Sunday. “He said he felt like this is what his mom would want hShare TweetRedskins quarterback Robert Griffin III practiced fully on Friday and it looks like he will be in the lineup for Sunday’s game against the Vikings. Griffin III has not experienced any setbacks in his recovery from a concussion, although he still must goShare TweetIf today is the day that doctors clear Lions running back Jahvid Best to return to the field after a year off following two concussions, the Lions aren’t letting on. Although Best expressed optimism that he could be cleared today, Lions coach Jim SchwarShare Tweet
League doesn’t fine Harrison SmithLast month, Pats coach Bill Belichick was fined $50,000 for grabbing an official by the arm after a game. Now, Vikings safety Harrison Smith has been fined nothing for shoving an official during a game. The league office tells PFT that Smith, who was e…Share Tweet
Jared Allen says his knee is as valuable as Tom Brady’sDefensive players are beginning to revolt against the NFL’s protection of the knees of quarterbacks, at the expense of the knees of other players. Vikings defensive end Jared Allen thinks it shouldn’t be that way. And he made his point in referenceShare Tweet
Packers injury report: Much in questionWe typically post a final injury report at the end of Friday, but the Green Bay Packers have enough prominent players on their list to prompt a quicker post this week. As expected, the Packers ruled out receiver Greg Jennings for the second consecutive …Share TweetWe mentioned earlier today that Packers wide receiver Greg Jennings wasn’t making positive noises when asked if he’d play this week. Now we know why. The Packers have officially ruled Jennings out for Sunday night’s game at Houston, according to JasShare TweetFive nuggets of knowledge about Week 6: Tough sledding: The Detroit Lions have had two weeks to prepare for a tough matchup against the Philadelphia Eagles, knowing they'll need a victory to avoid starting the season with an unmanageable 1-4 record. Thi…Share Tweet
Mark Sanchez, Peyton Manning, the Giants: Answers to Readers' Questionsnytimes.com Oct 12, 2012Judy Battista, the N.F.L. reporter for The Times, answers questions from readers.Share TweetThe widow of a slain Bears fan killed in Jacksonville last weekend has been overwhelmed by the outpouring of support from the community, and from the Bears. Several players have reached out to support the family, and tight end Kellen Davis has organized…Share Tweet
Dennis Dillon: Week 6 Spotlight: Packers-TexansCNNSI.com Oct 12, 2012The Texans have cemented themselves as Super Bowl contenders. How will they fare against the Packers, expected contenders who are just 2-3? Dennis Dillon breaks it down.Share Tweet
With Jeffery out, Bears won’t be adding a wideoutThe Chicago Bears won’t have rookie wideout Alshon Jeffery for at least a couple of weeks, thanks to a broken bone in his hand. But that doesn’t mean they’ll be adding any receivers to replace him. G.M. Phil Emery says that no free-agent wideoutsShare Tweet
Finley reiterates lack of chemistry with RodgersThings aren’t going well this year for the Packers, and it’s creating frustration. Which is leading to guys saying things that maybe they shouldn’t be saying. The latest guy to let his frustration become verbalized is tight end Jermichael Finley.Share TweetIt's a tribute to the Chicago Bears' defense, and perhaps also an indication of my early senility, that middle linebacker Brian Urlacher didn't make our "By the bye" post Thursday. Urlacher was probably the most-discussed player on the Bears' …Share Tweet
'Playbook': Packers vs. TexansOct 12The "Playbook" crew breaks down the Green Bay Packers matchup with the Houston Texans and explains how the defenses will play a big factor in Week 6.
'Playbook': Detroit Lions vs. Philadelphia EaglesOct 12Will the Lions offense be able to avoid the pressure by CB Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie? The "Playbook" crew explains why the Lions receivers will have a tough time, especially if they keep dropping balls.
Are Detroit Lions underachieving or overrated?Oct 12Should the Lions be a better team than they are currently showing? Charlie Casserly explains why the Lions have many areas to improve upon.
NFL Live OT: Losing Teams That Can Make The PlayoffsOct 12Trey Wingo, Tedy Bruschi and Mark Schlereth discuss which teams with losing records they think can make the playoffs.